Postdoctoral researcher Naomi Richman on her experience of directing the documentary short, Rites Undone.
Voyage to Leros: Histories of multi-layered confinement on a Greek island
Historian Danae Karydaki traces the history of a Greek island that has served as military barracks, indoctrination centre, mental asylum and prison.
On re-reading 1984
When James Brown returned to George Orwell’s dystopia in an age of pervasive social media intrusion and a global pandemic, it felt a very different novel to the one he had read as a teenager.
A Cultural History of the Brain in the 1950s
Historian Andreas Killen on the history of the brain at the start of the Cold War.
The Market Enchanters: Mind Control in the History of Advertising
Cultural historian Anat Rosenberg on the history of mind control in advertising and its links to current discussions of social media.
Chasing Marie Langer: A film by Lily Ford
Filmmaker Lily Ford on the experience of making the documentary Chasing the Revolution: Marie Langer, Psychoanalysis and Society.
The Pathology of Boredom
Artist, campaigner and facilitator of creative projects Dr Lizzie Burns writes about the effects of boredom and how to counter them.
On Attentive Listening: with Tanya Luhrmann
Dr Naomi Richman in conversation with Professor Tanya Luhrmann on psychology, anthropology and listening.
The Chronic Time of the ‘Dress Rehearsal’
Shaul Bar-Haim explores how Coronavirus affects our experience of time.
Narratives of Apocalypse
Naomi Richman explores the cultural history of apocalyptic thought and how it can guide us in imagining a better future.