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1. Darwin and the Ancient Earth: Dinosaurs and the 'Deep Past' in the 19th-Century Imagination

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Why was the young Darwin's fascination with geology so important for his later work? And why was prehistory so popular in early nineteenth-century Britain? A podcast with...

Collection: The Fitzwilliam Museum Podcasts

Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum

Created: Fri 5 Jun 2009


1 John Caius: History as Argument

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In his first lecture, Professor Grafton analyses the reading practices of John Caius (1510-1573) and highlights Caius's adoption of the annal tradition and of renewing documents.

Collection: Sandars Lectures 2016

Institution: Academic Division

Created: Fri 29 Jan 2016


2007, An oral history of gendered analyses in archaeology.

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Four of most eminent scholars in archaeology, William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, Henrietta Moore, Professor Meg Conkey from University...

Collection: Personal-Histories Project

Institution: Department of Archaeology

Created: Mon 15 Nov 2010


2008, Personal Histories of the Theoretical Archaeology Group

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An oral history of TAG through 31 years is presented by the two original founders of TAG, Professor Colin Renfrew, Cambridge, and Professor Andrew Fleming, University of Wales,...

Collection: Personal-Histories Project

Institution: Department of Archaeology

Created: Mon 15 Nov 2010


2 Matthew Parker: History as Archive

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In his second lecture, Professor Grafton analyses what Matthew Parker (1504-1575) might have thought he was doing while he was in the process of compiling what is now known as the...

Collection: Sandars Lectures 2016

Institution: Academic Division

Created: Fri 29 Jan 2016


30 Why are we here?

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Various theories about how history works - whether there are laws, or we are governed by chance; revolution and evolution of human history.

Collection: How the World Works: Letters to Lily

Institution: King's College

Created: Thu 10 Jan 2013


3 Adam Winthrop: History as Resource

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In his third lecture, Professor Grafton studies the layered reading practices of Adam Winthrop and the many generations of the Winthrop family from England to America.

Collection: Sandars Lectures 2016

Institution: Academic Division

Created: Fri 29 Jan 2016


Advice for prospective History students

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Junior Research Fellow at King's Hanna Weibye talks about how prospective undergraduates can prepare for studying History at King's and Cambridge.

Collection: King's College multimedia

Institution: King's College

Created: Mon 10 Mar 2014


A History of Cosmologies and their Religious Contexts

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Research Seminar given by Dr Simon Mitton

Collection: Faraday Institute Lectures

Institution: Faraday Institute

Created: Fri 29 Jun 2012


Akanksha Mehta: Visual Narratives of `Fierce`Goddesses and `Brave` Women

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Akanksha Mehta (SOAS): Visual Narratives of `Fierce`Goddesses and `Brave` Women

Collection: Exploring modern South Asian history with visual research methods

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Tue 21 May 2013


Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin discuss changing film technologies

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Filmed in Cambridge in 2010 by Xu Bei, Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin discuss the changing film technologies they have used in their projects.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Aug 2012


A Micro-historical Approach to Global China: the daily life of Europeans in Beijing in the long 18th century

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Lecture in the series "Global China: New Approaches" given by Prof. Eugenio Menegon, Boston University, on Thursday 11th June, 2015 at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern...

Collection: AMES Website Videos

Institution: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Created: Mon 13 Jul 2015


Ancestor Halls of Cambridge

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A film made in summer 2010 of Alan Macfarlane, filmed by Xu Bei, talking about well-known figures in Cambridge.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 7 Aug 2012


Ancestor Objects

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Alan Macfarlane describes some of the objects which he donated to the Department of Social Anthropology in 2010, including objects belonging to Edmund Leach, Meyer Fortes, Marilyn...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 7 Aug 2012


Andrew Morgan

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An Interview of the teacher Andrew Morgan. An interview by Alan Macfarlane on 14th May 2000, edited by Sarah Harrison. Generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

Collection: Film Interviews with Leading Thinkers

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 11 Apr 2011


Animal Behaviour and Human Morality in Historical Perspective

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Research Seminar given by Prof. Nicolaas Rupke

Collection: Faraday Institute Lectures

Institution: Faraday Institute

Created: Tue 28 Feb 2012


Anne Salmond

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Interview of Anne Salmond on her life and work on the history and anthropology of the Pacific and in particular the Maoris. Interview of Anne Salmond, interviewed and filmed by...

Collection: Film Interviews with Leading Thinkers

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 13 Apr 2011


Annotating a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I on the interactive whiteboard

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This clip depicts classroom dialogue in a secondary school history lesson where students in turn annotated a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth projected onto the interactive...

Collection: Supporting classroom dialogue using interactive whiteboard technology: professional development resources

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Fri 26 Jul 2013


Anthony Gormley's Buried Man in Cambridge

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Alan Macfarlane describes the buried man which was made by Anthony Gormley and buried in the Downing Site at Cambridge. Filmed in 2009 by Xu Bei.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 23 Aug 2012


Anthropology, history and memory

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An informal lecture by Professor Alan Macfarlane given at Peking University in October 2012 to a seminar of anthropologists, convened by Professor Wang Mingming.

Collection: Lectures and other materials

Institution: King's College

Created: Wed 21 Nov 2012


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