This is an index and summary of the things I’ve talked about over the last month. Links for multi-post subjects go to the first post (even if it’s before this month), you can follow the internal navigation links from there.
“Plantagenet England 1225-1360” Michael Prestwich. Part of the New Oxford History of England.
“The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilisation Revealed” Stephen Bourke. Part of the Thames & Hudson Ancient Civilisations series.
Defining Beauty (Exhibition at the British Museum) – Greek sculpture as aesthetic objects.
Indigenous Australia Enduring Civilisation – Exhibition at the British Museum about Australian art and culture as a continuous thing before and after the British arrived.
Brunel – In Our Time episode about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian engineer.
The Earth’s Core – In Our Time episode about what is known about the Earth’s core and how we know it.
Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty – In Our Time episode about the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci who went to China in the 16th Century.
Sappho – In Our Time episode about Sappho, the ancient Greek poetess.
“The Slaughter Court in Sety I Temple, Abydos” Mohammed Abu el-Yezid – talk at the August EEG meeting.