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History Faculty

Podcasts from the History Faculty. Today the University is one of the world's most encompassing centres for the study of history. The faculty has about a hundred permanent teaching staff, nearly twelve hundred undergraduates, and almost five hundred graduate students attracted from many countries. Historians also abound in other departments. At their service is the Bodleian library and its ancillaries, which count among the greatest of research collections.

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The Weird World of Seventies Britain

Dominic Sandbrook is a prolific writer of books on the recent history of Britain and America, as well as a regular columnist in BBC History magazine, the Evening Standard, the Telegraph and the Sunday Times. Here he addressesses OUHS on the Seventies, a topic for which he has gained fame through his controversial thesis of continuity and conformity in place of the traditional interpretation of a radical cultural revolution.

31mins

13 Jul 2011

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The Power of Speech: Orality, Oaths and Evidence in the British Atlantic World, 1630-1830 - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar

Professor Miles Ogborn, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series.

51mins

2 Feb 2012

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Transnational Cartography? A Circum-Atlantic Solution to the Niger Problem, 1795-1842 - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar

Dr David Lambert, Reader in Historical Geography, University of London, gives a talk for The Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series.

47mins

2 Feb 2012

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Votes for Women, Chastity for Men

Robert Saunders gives a lecture on the Suffragette movement and the campaign for universal suffrage in Britain.

59mins

13 Jul 2011

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The Location of Homophobia - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar

Rahul Rao, Lecturer, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series.

54mins

2 Feb 2012

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