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Best Institute of Intellectual History podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Institute of Intellectual History podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Join host Ryan McDermott, professor of English at University of Pittsburgh, for conversations from Beatrice Institute, an ecumenical learning and research community that supports advanced inquiry in the Christian intellectual and cultural traditions. Animated by intellectual friendship inside and outside the academy, Beatrice Institute serves all who pursue the Beautiful, the True, and the Good.
 
From Plato to quantum physics, Walter Benjamin to experimental poetry, Frantz Fanon to the history of political radicalism, The Podcast for Social Research is a crucial part of our mission to forge new, organic paths for intellectual work in the twenty-first century: an ongoing, interdisciplinary series featuring members of the Institute, and occasional guests, conversing about a wide variety of intellectual issues, some perennial, some newly pressing. Each episode centers on a different top ...
 
The Cantemir Institute (CI) is a recently established centre of research at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, which focuses on the interdisciplinary study of Central and Eastern Europe in its wider European, Eurasian, Mediterranean, and global contexts. The creation of the institute has been made possible through a generous donation from the Berendel Foundation, London.The Cantemir Institute aims to reflect critically on the legacy of intercultural humanism bestowed by two humani ...
 
US Naval Institute Warrior Writers: a decade by decade podcast from the Naval Academy Museum on the influence of ideas on the development of the US Navy through the influence of both its intellectual and material capital. We will discuss the thinkers, leaders, politicians, and technical developments that each decade added in the building of the world's greatest navy.
 
Because libraries and archives are never neutral. Taking a closer look at the relationships between organizing information and community organizing. We talk to information professionals, activists, and other insightful folks who have thoughts about what we mean when we say, “knowledge is power”. Hosted by two new librarians figuring things out as we go. We are based on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
 
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Will Selinger is Lecturer in European History, 1700-1850 at University College London. His research has focused on the emergence of representative democracy in the modern world and on the crises to which this political form has repeatedly been subject. His first book, Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber, was published by Cambridge University Press…
 
Jonathan Anderson, associate professor of art at Biola University, is currently pursuing a PhD in theology and religious studies. He joins us to discuss contemporary art and its theological implications. The conversation ranges from Christological approaches in art to the best artists currently dealing with theological themes. Art patronage in the …
 
SA Institute of Race Relations — Nick and Gabe discuss various parallels between the self-inflicted, pointless bloody mess of WW1 and the 2020 pandemic response. Just in case you think they're rabid anti-lockdowners they then make the case for keeping schools closed in SA, the country which currently holds the worst lockdown performance on record.…
 
In episode 41 of the Podcast for Social Research, Raphaële Chappe, Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Rebecca Ariel Porte, Michael Stevenson, and Cora Walters contemplate the character, varieties, and uses of escapism right now. Among the case studies are Xavier de Maistre, Animal Crossing, classic Hollywood, sourdough baking, mixology, cooking, walking, The Vo…
 
Katie and Brandon McGinley live with their four children in an intentional Catholic neighborhood community. Brandon is a Catholic writer, and Katie is a retired librarian and full-time homeschooler. They discuss how their community began and how they’ve grown since then. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to think creatively about community buil…
 
James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and founder and General Editor of the . He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy and Renaissance Civic Humanism and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on humanist political thought. His most recent book is Virtue Politics - Soulcraft a…
 
Allyson Creasman is an associate professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, where she specializes in the German reformation. Dr. Creasman paints a thorough picture of the pandemic in Luther’s time, examining the early modern quarantine legislation and the secularization of the healthcare system. She discusses whether Luther would have a Tw…
 
Dr Joanne Paul is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex. Her most recent book is Council and Command in Early Modern English Thought (CUP), which was published in the prestigious Ideas in Context series. Professor Iain McDaniel from the University of Sussex interviewed her about the book in April, 2020.…
 
Dr. John Buchmann, executive director of Beatrice Institute, talks with Andrew Yuengert, professor of economics and social thought at Catholic University of America. Their conversation covers what economists have to learn from Aristotle, the limits of rational choice theory, and what theologians stand to gain from economists. They apply these insig…
 
Chris Nygren teaches history of art and architecture and serves as the Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nygren joins us to discuss miracle-making images, specifically those associated with healing from plague. Dr. Nygren examines what these icons meant to people in the past and how they continue to m…
 
Dr. Elise Ryan, scholar of early modern literature and faculty fellow at Beatrice Institute, joins us to discuss the poetry that comes out of experiences of trauma. She and Prof. McDermott take a close look at John Lydgate’s “Dance of Death,” Larry Levis’s “Anastasia and Sandman,” and Gerard Manley Hopkins’s “Carrion Comfort.” They discuss how poet…
 
This episode of the Podcast for Social Research features core faculty member Suzanne Schneider's talk from the French Embassy and the Brooklyn Public Library's Night of Philosophy and Ideas (2020). Her lecture theorizes a culture of "constant vigilance" that pervades different forms of American life--and American death--in the context of guns and t…
 
Episode 26, in which Karen and Allison talk about their feelings during the midst of COVID-19, and books they’ve been reading and shows they’ve been watching in 2020 so far. Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/y7nx8brh The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic (https://www.andrealukic.com/). You can reach us at: Email: organi…
 
SA Institute of Race Relations — Please note in this episode Gabriel talks about an article published by Max du Preez, however the article in question was written by Max Price. We apologize for the error.McDonald's in Nick's belly, a cigarette in Gabriel's hand, the two crickets in a thorn-tree reflect on South Africa's moans of relief as the count…
 
We talk with Ariel Caldwell, a Teen Services Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, about teen librarianship, community-led work, juggling 5 calendars, using improv to navigate power dynamics, intergenerational programming, and creating fun! You can reach Ariel at ariel.caldwell [at] vpl [dot] ca. Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com…
 
Prof. Ryan McDermott reads the full text of a letter Martin Luther wrote during an outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1527. (Check out our interview with Pastor Eric Andrae for more on this letter!) Luther gives practical and pastoral advice on how Christians should conduct themselves in a time of plague. His recommendations are strikingly relevant …
 
In anticipation of the (now cancelled) British Columbia Library Association 2020 conference on “Libraries, Democracy, and Action,” Sam Popowich, author of Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship: A Marxist Approach, talks about intellectual freedom and what democracy means in libraries. Follow Sam on Twitter @redlibrarian Read along w…
 
In this episode of "Practical Criticism," Ajay Singh Chaudhary plays the finale of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera for Rebecca Ariel Porte, who, as usual, doesn't know what the object of the week will be. They discuss true happy endings and false ones, operetta, satire, Brecht and Weill's avant-garde experiments, and Walter Benjami…
 
SA Institute of Race Relations — Gabriel and Nick explore the wonderous cultural artifact that is Tiger King, the complete capture of the WHO by China and the importance of keeping debate open and honest whilst we fight Covid-19. Subscribe on Apple Podcast · Subscribe on Spotify · Subscribe on Google Podcast…
 
Hey folks - we hope this mini episode finds you as well as can be considering the current circumstances. We are putting together an episode COVID-19 and invite you to share your thoughts with us in a short audio clip! Find the full details about how to contribute by listening to the episode or reading the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/wzeduor The…
 
Pastor Eric Andrae is a Lutheran pastor whose pastoral work has now become virtual. As a chaplain for Lutheran Student Fellowship and International Student Ministry, he knows the spiritual struggles his students and parishioners are encountering as they practice social distancing. We chat about how he is reaching out to his congregation, what a Lut…
 
Rev. Paul Abernathy is an Orthodox priest who works with trauma-affected communities in Pittsburgh, PA. Right now, Rev. Abernathy is mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on his community by organizing “community health deputies,” battling food insecurity, and making medical care available to people in isolation through telemedicine. Rev.…
 
** This episode was recorded on March 12, 2020 before UBC Library, where we were recording, was closed to the public, and we were all encouraged to stay home and physically distance from one another. ** In preparation for the now-cancelled British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) 2020 conference, Karen sat down with Y Vy Truong, Rachel Lau, and …
 
SA Institute of Race Relations — Nick and Gabriel grapple with Covid-19 - the stories you know and those you don't and a bigger picture view of the potential outcome for South Africa coming apart from the world. Subscribe on Spotify · Subscribe on Google Podcast · Subscribe on Apple PodcastBy Nicholas Lorimer and Gabriel Crouse
 
SA Institute of Race Relations — Gabriel and Nick commiserate a bit and then chat about if we should trust the data on the novel coronavirus, and what opportunities for good and for ill present themselves in the virus crisis. Two Crickets is now available on Spotify! Link attached. Subscribe on Spotify · Subscribe on Apple Podcast · Subscribe on Go…
 
SA Institute of Race Relations — Nick and Gabriel begin by pondering the alliance between SA Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and Malema's EFF which launches into a full-sweep dive into the history of Patrons. Then they come up with a surprising claim: Communism is Awesome (in a particular context).Got feedback? Let us know. Email nicholas@irr…
 
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