Meetings Michaelmas Term 2015
On Tuesday 1 December the last meeting of the Michaelmas Term Cultural Heritage Programme (http://www.culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk/grad_class) take place in the Launchpad of the Saïd Business School (http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/community/school-university/research-collaborations-across-university/oxford-launchpad).
You will be invited to join a Heritage Lab Project that will focus on Oxford as a Living Heritage Lab to develop models that can be replicated nationally and internationally.
The project builds on the AHRC Network Digital Cultural Heritage (http://cuturalheritage.ox.ac.uk/dch) and will contribute to a proposal that has just been submitted to the EPSRC’s Urban Living Partnership Call (https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/ulppilotphase/) to which CHP has applied with the Blavatnik School of Government (http://bsg.ox.ac.uk).
Specifically the project will focus on two of Oxford’s largest and best-known heritage quarters - the Bodleian Quadrangle and the Castle Quarter. By bringing together the academic, with restricted access to the public, and the commercial, you will become familiar with the challenges both face to ‘tell their story’ while conserving heritage and generating income. Since these are global heritage challenges they are ideal forfor heritage and ideal for replicable models.
The project is small-scale, multi-disciplinary, and short - six-months, from mid-February through mid-August – enabling those on one-year courses to participate. You will combine academic research with ‘real world’ applications in writing proposals for the project, preparing your research, and presenting it in a variety of formats. One will be a series of five-minute podcasts that can be uploaded to ITunesU and other web sites. Filmed on site, at the Castle or in the Bodleian Quadrangle, it will give you an opportunity to talk to a global audience about your research, whether it is about the people and events that tell us about its past or the techniques that being used now to preserve it for future generations.
Those participating in the project will work with senior members - Professor Donna Kurtz (Programme Coordinator), Dr Pegram Harrison and Dr Janet Smart (Saïd Business School), Dr Oliver Cox (Humanities), Dr Shahana Chattaraj (Blavatnik School of Government), Dr Shuaishuai (Geography and School of Environment). On Tuesday 1 December all will be present to welcome you and explain the project and how the Launchpad can facilitate.
The Cultural Heritage Programme thanks the Saïd Business School for supporting this initiative.
The Cultural Heritage Programme http://culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk
Michaelmas Term Tuesdays at 11
Weeks 2-7 Radcliffe Humanities, Colin Mathews Room
Week 8 Oxford Launchpad in the Saïd Business School
Weeks 2-7 will introduce you to heritage research across the University and to the senior members from Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences directing it. Week 8 will take you to the Oxford LaunchPad in the Saïd Business School where you will have the opportunity to form teams to draft a one-year project application. During Hilary Term senior members will offer advice on the proposals. In Trinity Term strong proposals can be submitted to potential sources of funding within the University.
Week 2 October 20 The Cultural Heritage Programme: research opportunities and career paths
Professor Donna Kurtz, Programme Coordinator, Introduction to the Programme
Dr Andrew Fairweather-Tall, Senior Assistant Registrar (Research), Humanities Division, The role of the Humanities Division
Dr John Miles, Humanities Training Officer, Research skills
Dr Oliver Cox, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, From DPhil to the National Trust
Dr Fiona Whitehouse, Internship Office, Careers Service, Internships and global career prospects
Week 3 October 27 Global heritage – commerce and politics
Dr Pegram Harrison, Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, Commerce and heritage
Dr Oliver Cox, ‘Cultural tourism'
Chattaraj, Blavatnik School of Government, Heritage, patrimony and government policies
Week 4 November 3 Global heritage – environmental change, conflict and development
Professor Heather Viles, Head of the School of Geography and the Environment, Professor of Biogeomorphology and Conservation
Dr Shuaishuai He, School of Geography and the Environment
Week 5 November 10 New digital technologies for heritage research and public benefit
Professor Kurtz, Beyond digitization
John Miles, Visualizing your progress
Claire Bloomfield and Kevin McGlynn, Networks of research and impact
Week 6 November 17 Research Case Study: Digital Cultural Heritage, India and China (http://culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk/dch)
Professor Kurtz, Digital Cultural Heritage with Linked Open Data
Sebastian Rahtz, the University’s Chief Data Architect, India: historical photographs in the American Institute of Indian Studies (http://www.indiastudies.org/ )
Joshua Seufert, the Bodleian Library’s HD Chung Chinese Studies Librarian, China: paintings in the China Academic Digital Associative Library (http://www.cadal.zju.edu.cn/index)
Week 7 November 24 Research Case Study: Endangered Archaeology (http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/ea.html)
Professor Andrew Wilson, Dr Robert Bewley, Professor David Kennedy
Week 8 December 1 Launching your project
Dr Harrison and others
Tuesdays at 11
The Class is open to research students in the University of Oxford. It introduces them to the University’s resources for studying tangible cultural heritage – sites, monuments and objects. Senior members from Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences, Museums and Collections give brief presentations to allow time for questions and discussions. The class has no written work and no examination. It does, however, have a social network community that was created specifically to enable students to share experiences and discuss research opportunities.
Classes take place in the University’s e-Research Centre (7 Keble Road) on Tuesdays at 11 in Weeks 1-7 of Michaelmas Term except the class on 21 October that takes place on Tuesday at 11 in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.
TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER Introduction
Professor Donna Kurtz (Humanities and e-Research): The Cultural Heritage Programme
Dr Oliver Cox (Humanities and History): University Knowledge-Exchange Programme, The Thames Valley Partnership
Professor Ed Herzig (Oriental Studies): cultural heritage research in Oriental Studies
Dr Paul Wordsworth (Oriental Studies): post-doctoral research opportunities
TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER Archaeological Science
Professor Mark Pollard and post-docs: archaeological science and cultural heritage
TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER Heritage Science
Professor Heather Viles (Geography) and post docs: heritage and the environment
TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER Conservation of the University’s grounds, buildings and collections
Isobel Hughes (Director of Conservation, University Estates), Mark Norman and Daniel Bone (Ashmoleam Museum Conservation)
TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER Management of heritage resources
Dr Pegram Harrison (Saïd Business School) and MBAs
TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER Technology
Professor Donna Kurtz: Digital Cultural Heritage and Linked Open Data
Jessica Suess: Digital and the Visitor Experience (Oxord University Museums, Partnership Officer)
Aruna Bhaugeerutty: Eastern Art Online (Ashmolean Museum)
TUESDAY 25 November International collaboration
Dr Christopher Young (Formerly Head of International Advice, English Heritage): national and international heritage organizations
Dr Fiona Whitehouse (University Careers Office): Oxford University internship Programme, opportunities for students
Engaging with the Humanities, lunchtime talks MT2014 in Said Business School
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm
Transcultural Objects: Exchanges of Ideas and Identity, c. 1000-1800
15 October - Professor Partha Mitter (Wolfson College)
An Exotic Encounter: the Gift of the first Hindu Sculpture to the Ashmolean
22 October - Dr Stephen Johnston (Museum of the History of Science)
Instruments between England and Morocco: Mathematical Exchange in 1600
29 October - Professor Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick)
Cotton Textiles as Luxuries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northern Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
5 November - Dr Linda Baez (Warburg Institute)
New Hispanic Folding Screens: Image Generating Artifacts as Forgers of Identity
12 November - Dr Marta Ajmar (V&A)
Seeing into Things: Understanding Materiality and longue durée cross-cultural Connections in Early Modern Objects
19 November - Professor Nigel Llewellyn (Tate)
The ‘Court, Country, City’ Research Project: Britain and the World
26 November - Professor Martin Kemp (Trinity College)
The Swastika: Violated Vision
3 December - Professor Anna Contadini (SOAS)
Questions of Identity: The Ambo of Henry II and Other Complex Objects
Dr Matthew Landrus (Wolfson College and Faculty of History)
Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus (Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology)
Material Culture of South Asia Hilary Term 2015
(class leader: Mallica Kumbera Landrus)
Patterns of patronage that developed under Mughal and European rule in South Asia had significant consequences for visual material and culture on the Indian subcontinent.
Aware of the potential of art and architecture as means of self-representation, political powers asserted their status in diverse ways. To express multiple identities, they drew ideas from regional and trans-regional cultures. Objects and architectural sites will be examined in light of their cultural, political and socio-economic context, as well as stylistic developments, and the emergence of new ideas produced under the political authority exercised by the different religious groups. Using the collections in the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, the classes will be held in an Eastern Art study room with opportunities for students to handle and view objects that represent the period and are relevant to the topic discussed each week.
List of examination essay questions (to become available at 12.00 noon on Friday of Eighth Week of Hilary Term)
Cultural Heritage Graduate Class, Hilary Term 2014
During Hilary Term the University Engagement Programme will offer a number of museum sessions for Students of the Cultural Heritage Programme.
In Hilary Term classes will be offered by
Friday 21 February 2 to 4 - Ancient Near East
Friday 28 February 2 to 4 - Aegean Bronze Age
Thursday 6 March 2.30 to 4 - Indus Vallery (Pakistan)
Friday 14 March 3.15 to 4.45 - Gandhara (Afghanistan & Pakistan)