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History at the University of Warwick

A collection of podcasts and videos from the University of Warwick focussing on research stories in History, Classics and Ancient History and Art History.

The Origins of the Olympics

14:14 Wed 11 Jul 2012

In this audio podcast, Dr Zahra Newby explores what happened to Greek culture - in particular, athletics - when it came under the power of the Roman Empire, and how these sporting events compare to our idea of the modern Olympic Games.

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Global Commodities with Dr Anne Gerritsen

14:05 Wed 11 Jul 2012

Dr Anne Gerritsen, co-founder of an international global commodities network, explains how evidence of global commissioning and trade was apparent in the early modern period, and how objects can be a source of rich stories for historians.

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Medieval mason's marks could spell the end of flat-pack furniture misery

08:30 Thu 09 Sep 2010

A medieval system of marking stone in building work could be a cheap and effective way of ending the modern day frustration of constructing flat-pack furniture, according to a University of Warwick academic.

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Architecture, Art History, History, Medieval

The military-industrial complex

11:02 Fri 13 Mar 2009

Professor Mark Harrison discusses the military-industrial complex in the final part of his series on his book Guns and Rubles

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History

Stalin and Secrecy

11:02 Fri 13 Mar 2009

Professor Mark Harrison discusses Stalin and secrecy in the second of a three-part series on his book Guns and Rubles

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History

Guns and Rubles

11:01 Fri 13 Mar 2009

Professor Mark Harrison discusses Stalin, the Great Terror, and how defense was at the core of Stalin’s system of rule.

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History

Chilli, Chocolate, and Chips: Foods that Originate from the New World

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Dr. Rebecca Earle from the Department of Comparative American Studies talks about the importance of diet in creating the Indian and Spanish identities in the early modern era, and how the foods that the Spanish once avoided in the New World are now ingrained in many cultures.

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History

Parish pieties

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The sixth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, held in the humanities research centre on May 17, 2008, drew together scholars from the UK, Europe and North America to consider religious devotion in late medieval and early modern parishes. Here the organisers, speakers and postgraduates talk about the symposium and different approaches to the theme of parish pieties.

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History, Religion

The history of working men's clubs

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 working men's clubs across the UK. Now there are just over half that number. Dr Ruth Cherrington, lecturer in cultural studies, talks about her research into how the club movement started and why it has declined.

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History

How Angels nearly disappeared from our culture.

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Professor Peter Marshall discusses how the protestant reformation nearly removed Angels from our culture and how they managed to survive into the modern era. Length: 27 minutes

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Art History, History, Religion