St Cross Academics are 'Thinking with Things' at the Ashmolean
The Ashmolean’s new podcast series ‘Thinking with Things’ looks at the museum’s hidden treasures from the viewpoint of Oxford academics from across many different disciplines. Of the 14 academics that have contributed so far, an impressive four are St Cross Fellows or alumni:
Professor Rana Mitter, Fellow, looks at a Makuzu vase and the globalisation of Japan during the Meiji Restoration (1868 - 1912).
Professor Julia Bray, alumna (DPhil Oriental Studies, 1974), The Abdulaziz Saud AlBabtain Laudian Professor of Arabic, looks at the tombstone of a Muslim girl and the feelings about death and the dead in North Africa a thousand years ago.
Honorary Fellow Professor Dame Hermione Lee, alumna (MPhil English, 1968), and former President of Wolfson College, looks at Ennui by Walter Sickert, and Virginia Woolf’s essay on the painting and reimagining of its characters.
Fellow Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses a Henry VIII Renaissance Medal and its significance in Henry's break with Rome.
Images courtesy of the Ashmolean.
Tuesday 12 June 2018