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Helen Lovatt and the Argonautica

Professor Helen Lovatt shares her love of Jason and the Argonauts - the subject of one of her specialist year modules. Find out more about the Department of Classics and Archaeology…

From  Hannah O'Regan on February 24th, 2021 0 likes 4 plays 0  

A masters experience in the Faculty of Arts

Masters students describe their experience of learning and living in Nottingham. Six students tell their stories of what it was like to study for a masters degree in the Faculty of Arts. From…

From  Rebecca Weaver on February 24th, 2021 0 likes 19 plays 0  

Why Study Eschatology with Michael Burdett

Why are Christians interested in the End of the World once again? Michael Burdett argues that the rise in interest in eschatology is linked to our current concern with the future – forced on us…

From  Simon Barnett on September 21st, 2020 0 likes 9 plays 0  

What is classics?

Interested in Classics, Ancient History or Classical Civilisation, but not sure what they are, or where the differences lie? Dr Emily Kneebone explains all in this quick overview.

From  Hannah O'Regan on August 12th, 2020 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Dr Matt Myers - My Favourite Roman History Books

Dr Matt Myers from the Department of Classics and Archaeology discusses his three favourite books about Roman history. Find out more about the Department of Classics and Archaeology…

From  Matthew Myers on June 24th, 2020 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Naughty Nottingham: Tales from the Bawdy Court

Meet a few of Nottinghamshire’s fornicators, adulterers and haunters-of-alehouses: the ordinary people brought before Nottingham’s Church Court for moral misconduct and social…

From  Hayley Cotterill on June 11th, 2020 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Why Study Theology with Dr Marian Kelsey

Dr Marian Kelsey answers the age-old question; "Why Study Theology?" with an argument that Biblical Studies is actually far more interesting than Theology! The image used in the thumbnail…

From  Simon Barnett on June 4th, 2020 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Georgian Delights: Curator Tour (part 1)

Academic curator Dr Richard Gaunt introduces the virtual tour of the exhibition "Georgian Delights: Life during the reign of George IV (1820-1830)".

From  Hayley Cotterill on April 11th, 2020 0 likes 25 plays 0  

Georgian Delights: Richard Gaunt Interview, The Cato Street Conspiracy

On the evening of 23 February 1820, Bow Street Runners entered a hayloft in Cato Street, London, to arrest a group of armed conspirators who were planning to assassinate the British cabinet at a…

From  Hayley Cotterill on February 25th, 2020 0 likes 42 plays 0  

Georgian Delights: Nigel Aston Interview

Dr Nigel Aston of the University of Leicester looks again at the influence and assesses the importance of two much criticised women, Ladies Hertford and Conyngham, in relation to the king's…

From  Hayley Cotterill on January 30th, 2020 0 likes 32 plays 0  

#WeAreUoN Gaby's story

Dr Gaby Neher is an inspiring educator, mentor and researcher. With specialist expertise in the Renaissance period of art history, Gaby's always looking for new and interesting ways to engage…

From  Debs Storey on March 14th, 2019 0 likes 106 plays 0  

Why Study Theology at Nottingham with Frances Knight

Professor Frances Knight introduces the two distance learning MA programmes run by the department: the MA in Church History; and the MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology. All details in this…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Expert advice on becoming an archivist

Dr Simon Innes-Robbins, Nottingham alumnus, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museums gives an insight into the different types of archives in the UK. He also offers advice on the importance of work…

From  Jackie Thompson on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 112 plays 0  

‘Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land’: nineteenth-century debates over British rule in India

British imperialism in India was a contentious subject, especially amongst those who actively participated in the imperial project. Drawing on the correspondence of British imperial elites and…

From  Hayley Cotterill on August 30th, 2017 0 likes 26 plays 0  

Clothing the Other: Fashion and the British Empire in India

Indian clothes and textiles were key items of trade for the British East India Company. Yet clothes were more than just commodities, they symbolized the differences between ruler and ruled. In this…

From  Hayley Cotterill on August 23rd, 2017 0 likes 19 plays 0  

Remembering the Reformation 1517 - 2017

2017 marks the five-hundred anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation. As part of a series of events to commemorate this event which has done so much to share modern Europe and…

From  Simon Barnett on May 10th, 2017 0 likes 19 plays 0  

How do we look back on definitions and divisions in the sixteenth century? with David Gehring

How ever remember the past is related to how we see what is happening in our present. In this video Dr David Gehring – of Nottingham’s Department of History – looks at how our…

From  Simon Barnett on May 8th, 2017 0 likes 5 plays 0  

How did the Reformers view their own History? with Alan Ford

The reformers were faced with many challenges, but one that is often forgotten was the need to justify their actions historically. How did it come about that the church needed reform? To what image…

From  Simon Barnett on May 8th, 2017 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Why Study the Fin de Siècle with Frances Knight

Prof. Frances Knight, an expert on the religious history of the late nineteenth century, examines the religious dimension of the cultural movements we associate with the term ‘Fin de…

From  Simon Barnett on March 28th, 2017 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Liturgical Ordo with Kevin McGinnell

One of the major developments in Christianity in recent years has been the growth of ecumenical approaches to liturgy. Here one of the leaders of those conversations in the English-speaking world,…

From  Simon Barnett on February 16th, 2017 0 likes 7 plays 0  

Why Study Theology with Simeon Zahl

There are many definitions of theology and in this video Dr Simeon Zahl shared his view of what he does as a theologian and why he thinks it important. He sees himself as engaging in a formal manner…

From  Simon Barnett on February 16th, 2017 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Insects, Close Up and Personal

Audio recording of the public lecture 'Insects: Close Up and Personal'. The talk was given in connection with the Manuscripts and Special Collections, Weston Gallery exhibition…

From  Hayley Cotterill on January 11th, 2017 0 likes 0 plays 0  

Francis Willughby's European Field Trip

Audio recording of the lunchtime talk 'Francis Willughby's European Field Trip'. Professor Mark Greengrass, early-modern historian, reconstructs the excitements of Francis…

From  Hayley Cotterill on January 11th, 2017 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study Foot Washing with Tom O'Loughlin

Footwashing has been part of the ritual inheritance of Christians since at least the time John composed his gospel, but it has also been a much misunderstood and avoided ritual. Here Thomas…

From  Simon Barnett on December 16th, 2016 0 likes 20 plays 0  

The Grand Tour of the Fanshawe Sisters in 1829

Audio recording of lunchtime talk. Professor Charles Watkins and Dr Ross Balzaretti (University of Nottingham) focus on the Grand Tour of the Fanshawe sisters who ‘did Europe’ in 1829.…

From  Hayley Cotterill on December 12th, 2016 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Parchment, Paper and Pixels: Prince Leopold's Album

Promotional video for "Parchment, Paper and Pixels" iBook from Manuscripts and Special Collections.

From  Hayley Cotterill on November 29th, 2016 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Parchment, Paper and Pixels: Dukes of Newcastle

Promotional video for "Parchment, Paper and Pixels" iBook from Manuscripts and Special Collections.

From  Hayley Cotterill on November 29th, 2016 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study the writings of Edward Gibbon with Jeremy Gregory

Edward Gibbon (1737-94) published his most famous work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in 1776. Famous or notorious in presenting the rise of Christianity as the cause of the decline of…

From  Simon Barnett on November 24th, 2016 0 likes 12 plays 0  

Why Study the History of Religion with Jeremy Gregory

Professor Jeremy Gregory examines the case that the history of religion is as close as we can get to ‘total history’: looking at all aspects of individuals in societies in the past in the…

From  Simon Barnett on November 24th, 2016 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Irish Reformation

For over forty years the question of why the Reformation did not gain significant traction in Ireland in the sixteenth century has fascinated historians. In this video Prof. Alan Ford introduces the…

From  Simon Barnett on October 10th, 2016 0 likes 1 plays 0  

Christopher Phelps interviewed on BBC World News

Dr Christopher Phelps, Associate Professor of American History, interviewed for BBC World News on the U.S. Vice Presidential debate.

From  Susie Smithurst on October 6th, 2016 0 likes 95 plays 0  

Why Study Ecclesiastes with Doug Ingram

Dr Doug Ingram and Dr Peter Watts look at one short and enigmatic biblical text: the Book of Ecclesiates – sometimes also called Qoheleth – and at the questions is poses not only to…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Why Study The Old Testament with Doug Ingram

Dr Doug Ingram and Dr Peter Watts look at the value of studying that diverse library of books that go to make up the Old Testament. This has a value as an exploration of people quite apart from its…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 14 plays 0  

#a-zoftheology; C is for Codex

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines what is meant by the word ‘codex’ and how this was the characteristic book-form in early Christianity.Other entries in the A-Z of Theology playlist can…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Archives of Travel

Dr Ross Balzaretti gives an insight into the preparations behind the scenes of the exhibition ‘Grand Tourists and Others: Travelling Abroad Before the 20th Century’. He explains how the…

From  Hayley Cotterill on August 26th, 2016 0 likes 36 plays 0  

Photographing University Park

Recording of the lunchtime talk 'Photographing University Park' which accompanied the Going Global exhibition.Dr Andrew Souter gives a guided tour of the University Park campus, showing a…

From  Hayley Cotterill on April 18th, 2016 0 likes 32 plays 0  

Vlog: Elisabeth Frink exhibition

John recently visited the Elisabeth Frink exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, and this is what he thought of it. Find out more about the exhibition: http://goo.gl/hEjZ5g See more from John:…

From  Tom Travis on February 11th, 2016 0 likes 17 plays 0  

An Introduction to the Library for Distance Learners

Mr Neil Smyth (the Senior Librarian for the Faculty of Arts) discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) how the library can help those who are…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2016 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Humanities Building

Overview of the Humanities Building on University Park Campus - home to the Departments of Archaeology, Classics, History of Art, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies.

From  acznc on December 18th, 2015 0 likes 473 plays 0  

Vlog: First months in the UK

Find out how John's first couple of months have been as an international student in Nottingham. See more from John at https://www.youtube.com/user/JaMSessions92

From  Tom Travis on December 3rd, 2015 0 likes 171 plays 0  

A - Z of Theology; D is for Disciple

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines the various meanings of the word ‘disciple’ in early Christian discourse. #a2zoftheology Other videos you may wish to watch include; Why Study...the…

From  Simon Barnett on November 19th, 2015 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Vlog: Postgraduate Study

John talks about his experiences of life as a postgraduate student and offers some tips about the application process. See more from John at https://www.youtube.com/user/JaMSessions92

From  Tom Travis on November 16th, 2015 0 likes 32 plays 0  

History in a Minute - Emma Lautman

PhD student Emma talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

From  Tom Travis on October 15th, 2015 0 likes 88 plays 0  

Commemorating Waterloo 1815-2015

For years, Britons commemorated the Battle of Waterloo in a myriad of ways. However, after Wellington's death in 1852, official acts of public commemoration declined as the legacy of Waterloo…

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 10 plays 0  

"Hard pounding gentlemen!": The Tactics of Waterloo

Professor Charles Esdaile re-considers Wellington's command of the Allied forces and the tactics which delivered his "immortal victory". This audio recording is of a lunchtime talk…

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Waterloo after 200 years - the Curator's View

Richard Gaunt, curator of the Weston Gallery exhibition 'Charging Against Napoleon', reflects on the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years to the day since it was fought. …

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 23 plays 0  

History in a Minute - John Parker

Mature student John talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

From  Tom Travis on August 4th, 2015 0 likes 66 plays 0  

History in a Minute - Joseph Peake

Third year student Joseph talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

From  Tom Travis on August 4th, 2015 0 likes 110 plays 0  

History in a Minute - Abdul Muktadir

Second year student Abdul talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

From  Tom Travis on August 4th, 2015 0 likes 108 plays 0  

History in a Minute - Harriet Haylett-McDowell

First year student Harriet talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

From  Tom Travis on August 4th, 2015 0 likes 139 plays 0  

Why Study Pentecostal Theology with William Kay

Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, introduces what is distinctive about Pentecostalism in comparison with other forms of Christianity. He points out that…

From  Simon Barnett on March 31st, 2015 0 likes 26 plays 0  

Why Study the 4th Council of the Lateran with Claire Taylor

2015 is the eighth centenary of Lateran IV – often described as the most important western church council between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Reformation. Dr Claire Taylor of the Dept of…

From  Simon Barnett on March 31st, 2015 0 likes 6 plays 0  

M13123 International Politics of Race

M13123 International Politics of Race with Vanessa Pupavac

From  John Pollock on March 11th, 2015 0 likes 484 plays 0  

Why Study Salvation History with Roland Deines

Professor Roland Deines looks at the notion of ‘salvation history’ (Heilsgeschichte) as a theme in theology that can be found throughout the bible. It is the notion that humanity stands…

From  Simon Barnett on February 13th, 2015 0 likes 44 plays 0  

The Philosophy of Time Using Art History

A short video of Jonathan Tallant discussing his recent work looking at the philosophy of time using art history.

From  Digital Communications on February 2nd, 2015 0 likes 115 plays 0  

Why Study Theology with William Kay

Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, gives his vision of the importance of theology. It is concerned with ‘thinking logically about God’ and…

From  Simon Barnett on January 28th, 2015 0 likes 10 plays 0  

#askatheologian Why do we need chapters and verses?

Professor Tom O’Loughlin explains that the familiar chapters and verses – found in every printed bible – are to be viewed solely as a means of finding passages and particular…

From  Simon Barnett on January 27th, 2015 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study the impact of Heresy with Claire Taylor

Dr Claire Taylor of the Dept of History, one of the scholars belonging to that department’s Heresy Network, introduces the notion of heresy, heretics and dissent as a phenomenon that historians…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2015 0 likes 29 plays 0  

Limbo: how low can you go?

Staff and students in the Medical School's Cafe Remedy trying their hand (or thighs...) at limbo as part of the Black History Month celebrations at The University of Nottingham. Read more on…

From  Tara De Cozar on October 14th, 2014 0 likes 42 plays 0  

Yasmin Issaka singing Somebody's Fool

Yasmin Issaka at the BHM launch event, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Tuesday 7 October 2014

From  Tara De Cozar on October 8th, 2014 0 likes 18 plays 0  

Salsa demo for Black History Month 6

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

From  Tara De Cozar on October 7th, 2014 0 likes 29 plays 0  

Salsa demo for Black History Month 5

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

From  Tara De Cozar on October 7th, 2014 0 likes 21 plays 0  

Salsa demo for Black History Month 4

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

From  Tara De Cozar on October 7th, 2014 0 likes 23 plays 0  

Salsa demo for Black History Month 3

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

From  Tara De Cozar on October 7th, 2014 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Salsa demo for Black History Month 2

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

From  Tara De Cozar on October 7th, 2014 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Salsa demo for Black History Month 1

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

From  Tara De Cozar on October 7th, 2014 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Module in a Minute - Work and Play

Dr Ting Chang discusses Work and Play in Modern Art

From  aczmb on October 6th, 2014 0 likes 207 plays 0  

What is a Gospel with Tom O'Loughlin

Many people, whether they are Christians or not, think they know what the gospels contain, the kind of documents they are, and their purpose. This seminar argues that these are more complex questions…

From  Simon Barnett on September 12th, 2014 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Why Study Popular Religion in the Middle Ages with Rob Lutton

Dr Rob Lutton introduces an important aspect of contemporary historical studies: the study of religion as a force that shapes lives. Religion, like it or loathe it, has not disappeared from the human…

From  Simon Barnett on August 27th, 2014 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Introduction to the module 'History of Western Philosophy' by Dr Andrew Fisher

An introduction to the Philosophy module 'History of Western Philosophy' by Dr Andrew Fisher.

From  acznc on August 8th, 2014 0 likes 115 plays 0  

Pavlopetri - City Beneath the Waves - 'rebuilt'

The very latest digital marine technology and movie industry computer graphics in ground breaking collaboration which could revolutionise underwater surveying.

From  Debs Storey on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 192 plays 0  

'Comfort Women' -- symposium highlights human rights violation

PhD student Sachi Tsukamoto, from The University of Nottingham, has organised a symposium on 'comfort women' -- the women and girls forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army…

From  Debs Storey on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 10 plays 0  

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' - American Visual Culture by Dr Mark Rawlinson

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' video for the module American Visual Culture by Dr Mark Rawlinson.

From  acznc on July 23rd, 2014 0 likes 311 plays 0  

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' - Art and Power: Paris 1937 by Dr Lara Pucci

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' video for the module Art and Power: Paris 1937 by Dr Lara Pucci.

From  acznc on July 23rd, 2014 0 likes 425 plays 0  

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' - Renaissance Women by Dr Gabriele Neher

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' video for the module Women in the Italian Renaissance by Dr Gabriele Neher.

From  acznc on July 23rd, 2014 0 likes 292 plays 0  

Faculty of Arts: public spaces for researchers

Faculty of Arts researchers discuss their research and how they use the public spaces at the University of Nottingham.

From  Helen Frost on July 16th, 2014 0 likes 98 plays 0  

Gladstone election songs

Gladstone election songs. Part of the W.E.Gladstone The 'Grand Old Man' of Nottinghamshire research project that involves academics within the Department of History.

From  aczmb on July 2nd, 2014 0 likes 12 plays 0  

A to Z of Sociology: Family History

Dr Anne-Marie Kramer, Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, talks about why she is interested in studying family history.

From  Tracey George on March 14th, 2014 0 likes 95 plays 0  

Nottinghamshire's People: Weaving My Family Tapestry

Audio and slides from the lunchtime talk to accompany the 'Nottinghamshire's People: Ancestral Stories from the Archives' exhibition, which ran from June - September 2013 in the Weston…

From  Hayley Cotterill on March 14th, 2014 0 likes 39 plays 0  

Nottinghamshire's People: Students, Sinners & Surveys

Audio and slides from the lunchtime talk to accompany the 'Nottinghamshire's People: Ancestral Stories from the Archives' exhibition, which ran from June - September 2013 in the Weston…

From  Hayley Cotterill on February 25th, 2014 0 likes 51 plays 0