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How do war stories work? And what do they do to us? Join University of St Andrews historians Alice König and Nicolas Wiater as they explore how war and battle get presented in art, text, film and music. With the help of expert guests, they unpick war stories from all sorts of different periods and places. And they ask how the tales we tell and the pictures we paint of war influence us as individuals and shape the societies we live in.
 
Rab Houston was born in Hamilton, Scotland, lived in India and Ghana and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and St Andrews University before spending six years at Cambridge University as a research student (Peterhouse) and research fellow (Clare College). He has worked at the University of St Andrews since 1983 and is Professor of Modern History, specialising in British social history. He is a fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s natio ...
 
The Gifford Lectures—held regularly at the four ancient Scottish universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews and Aberdeen—were established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford, a Senator of the College of Justice, who died in 1887. His bequest allows the University to invite notable scholars to deliver a series of public lectures on themes related to ‘natural theology’, broadly construed. The 2018 Lectures held in Aberdeen were delivered by world-renowned biblical scholar Professor NT Wri ...
 
For over a century, the Gifford Lectures have enabled international scholars to contribute to the advancement of theological and philosophical thought. The Gifford Lectureships, which are held at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and St. Andrews, were established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford, a Senator of the College of Justice, who died in 1887. The 2012 Edinburgh Gifford lectures is a series of six lectures delivered by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, The University of ...
 
Each festival focuses on two themes which weave around each other to give every StAnza its own unique flavour. Our first theme for 2011 is Timepiece. Taking as a starting point the vibrant and significant history of Scotland, in 2011 StAnza will engage with the dynamic between verse and the recorded and unrecorded past, seminal moments from poetry and the daily routine of nations and communities, those local and those distant in space and time, as well as individual family histories. As part ...
 
I’m Dr Philip Roscoe, and I teach and research at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I am a sociologist interested in the world of finance and I want to build a stock exchange. Why? Because, when it comes to finance, what we have just isn’t good enough. To build something – to make something better – you need to understand how it works. Sometimes that means taking it to pieces, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in this podcast, stripping down finance to reveal it as you have neve ...
 
Carolyn Cash hosts the royal news radio podcast show, Right Royal Roundup since 2014, focusing mostly on the British, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish, Thai and Tongan Royal Families, and the Imperial Family of Japan. Carolyn has covered the following royal visits. * The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Easter Show and St Andrew's Cathedral in 2014. * King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the R ...
 
The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University is returning to the Homewood campus this month, with several prominent speakers scheduled to appear during the spring semester under the theme, “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.” All of the events are free and open to the public and take place at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium on their appointed dates. Each lecture is followed by a reception with the speaker and a book signing, if applicable. Retired G ...
 
Podcasts from the 6th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference which took place on August 19-20 2016 at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. The conference was supported by: an NUI Galway President's Award for Research Excellence (to Prof. Steven Ellis); the Moore Institute, NUI Galway; the School of Humanities, NUI Galway; the Discipline of History, NUI Galway; and the Society for Renaissance Studies. Podcasting by Real Smart Media in association with UCD's History Hub.ie. F ...
 
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In today’s episode we are digging deeper into the new T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology. I’m joined by Jonathan Thompson to discuss my chapter in the handbook. I wrote the chapter called “Classical Theism.” In today’s episode we offer a systematic articulation of the classical conception of God, and clarify common confusions about classical u…
 
In this episode, Alice and Nicolas interview members of NMT Automatics, a theatre company which specialises in updating ancient myths for modern audiences. Co-founders Jennie Dunne and Jonathan Young have been working with director Andres Velasquez and dramaturg Mairin O'Hagan to develop a new play, Tempus Fugit: Troy and Us, which weaves together …
 
In this episode, Alice and Nicolas interview the editors of Ancient Warfare Magazine - Jasper Oorthuys and Murray Dahm. Founded in 2007, Ancient Warfare examines the military history of many different ancient cultures in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, with a particular focus on Greece and Rome from around 1200BC to 600AD. It …
 
In this episode, Alice interviews artist Jill Calder, author James Robertson and illustrator/book designer Jim Hutcheson, who is Creative Director at the Scottish publishing company Birlinn Books. One summer, Jim was exploring the wares in a small bookshop in Spain when he came across an illustrated history of the life of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a C…
 
Today I am joined by Dr James Arcadi and Dr JT Turner to discuss the new T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology. We ask the obvious question, “What is analytic theology?” Then we consider some angry Tweets about the project analytic theology, and offer various replies. This may be the most sarcastic episode yet, but I guarantee that you will come …
 
In this episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Prof. Kate McLoughlin. A Professor of English at Oxford University and Tutorial Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Kate works on the representation of war in literature in many different genres, from the ancient world to the present day. Among other books, she is the author of Martha Gellhorn: The War …
 
What are the cultural legacies of visualising war through wargames? Wargames are not a new phenomenon; in military exercises, as tactical plays tested on maps and as entertainment spectacles, wargames have been with us from ancient times. Studying wargames allows us to better understand the fog of war, as well as giving us nuanced insights into the…
 
How do crisis simulations help us understand strategy and decision-making processes? Crisis simulation exercises can take many forms, from complex live wargame events to on-screen and multi-week crisis scenarios. What is the role and utility of crisis simulations in the understanding, teaching, and making of strategy? Can wargames be used as a pred…
 
Open theism is a provocative model of God that has captured the attention of various philosophers and theologians from different religious traditions. The view has garnered different criticisms, such as the recent book edited by Ben Arbour called, Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism. In today’s episode, I develop some of Ben Arbour’s objection…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview librettist Susan Werbe and composer Kirsten Volness about musical representations of war. In particular, Susan and Kirsten discuss the opera they created with colleague Kate Holland, Letters That You Will Not Get: Women's Voices from the Great War. As Susan explains, most representations of WW1 ha…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview actor and playwright Jonathan Guy Lewis. Jonny joined the army on leaving university, but illness halted his training and after months in hospital he changed direction and embarked on an acting career. His military experiences came in handy when he was cast as Sgt Chris McCleod in the TV series So…
 
Today I am joined by one of my colleagues at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Dr. Christine Daigle. We are asking the question, “What is human nature?” What does it mean to be human? There are different views within philosophy such humanism and the more recent view called transhumanism. But Christine wants to push for a position called …
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Harry Parker, an artist, former army officer, and author of Anatomy of a Soldier - a creative and powerful novel that narrates the experiences of fictional soldier Tom Barnes as he deploys to war and gets badly injured by an IED. Harry was himself injured by an IED while on tour in Afghanistan, lo…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview dancer and choreographer Rosie Kay. Rosie began dancing at the age of three, founding the Rosie Kay Dance Company in 2004. With multiple award winning shows to her name, Rosie suffered a serious knee injury in 2006, and this got her thinking about other jobs which involve bodily risk. She ended up…
 
A clinical psychologist, a philosopher, and a theologian walk into a room. There is no punchline there because I am not telling a joke. Instead, I am describing today’s episode. We get into all sorts of fascinating topics today. We look at clinical psychosis, and how to interpret various passages of the Bible that talk about demon possession. Then …
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Dr Mike Martin, author of An Intimate War: an Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, 1978-2012 and Why We Fight. Mike is a former British Army officer who was deployed to Afghanistan multiple times. A fluent Pashto speaker, Mike's role involved researching local culture and history to help inform m…
 
This is episode 77 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland) and Allison Krile Thornton (University of South Alabama) on the problem of shame and reframing the self-narrative in light of the work of Christ. I hope you enjoy!Dr Meghan D. Page - http…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Eleanor Head, the Head of the Imperial War Museum's Institute. The Imperial War Museum in London was founded during the First World War, and it is now part of a larger group of museums and historic attractions dotted around the UK: the Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast in London, the Imperial Wa…
 
Dr. Ema Sani and I have been working on a paper on open theism and molecular biology. In today’s episode, we explore some questions about the relationship between different scientific disciplines and theology. When we take a closer look at the biological world we see a vast array of risk-management systems that anticipate genetic errors, and seek t…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Iraqi artist Rana Ibrahim. Rana trained as an archaeologist and museum curator; but her childhood and early adulthood were dominated by conflict, and she ended up seeking refuge as a forced migrant in the UK following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. After settling in Oxford, she founded the I…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Roman historian Dr Jon Coulston. Jon is an expert on Roman military culture and ancient representations of war. He gives us a fascinating introduction to one of the most detailed and influential military monuments to survive from the Roman Empire: Trajan's column. Commemorating the emperor Trajan'…
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview photojournalist Hugh Kinsella Cunningham. Hugh has spent the past two years documenting humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He explains some of the logistical challenges which conflict photographers face and how conflict photography has changed in recent decades. Hugh is passi…
 
There is a vastly complex world within your body. When we look at the molecular level, and examine your DNA and RNA, we find an intricate network of gene expression and gene regulation. Biologists have identified all sorts of weird and wonderful types of RNA within your body that regulate how your genes get expressed. But what does that mean? What …
 
In this week's episode, Alice and Nicolas interview artist Diana Forster. Diana has created some extraordinary conflict art based around her mother's experiences of being forcibly displaced and imprisoned in labour camps in Soviet Russia during World War 2. Through Diana's work, we explore the way that visual artists can take relatively unknown war…
 
This is episode 76 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland) and Allison Krile Thornton (University of South Alabama) how narrative identity and developmental neuroscience can help us understand moral exemplarism as a serious model of atonement for…
 
https://www.tommiemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/210419_KTBR_S6_E3_mixdown.mp3 In season six episode three of Keep the Ball Rolling, hosts Cam Kauffman and Andrés Tejeda review recent Minnesota sports news, discuss their top five sports movies of all time, interview St. Thomas volleyball player Kate Achenbach and recap Tommie Sports from the …
 
Casa Valentina provides at-risk and former foster care youth with safe affordable housing, life skills, and continued support so that they achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Their vision is a community in which all foster children receive the care and support they need to reach their full potential.Ken Russell Miami PodcastSignup for our newsle…
 
In this episode, Alice and Nicolas interview Lady Lucy French, OBE, about Never Such Innocence, a charity she founded in 2014 to give children and young people a voice on conflict. Participants come from all around the globe and they use art, public speaking, poetry and song to share how they feel about war and its impacts. Through workshops, commu…
 
Your favourite dynamic duo is back! That’s right, in today’s episode Joe Schmid and I talk about our new paper in Religious Studies called “The Aloneness Argument Against Classical Theism.” Classical theism affirms the doctrine of creation ex nihilo, which says that there is a state of affairs where God exists without the created universe. In this …
 
In this episode, Alice and Nicolas introduce their colleagues Dr. Laura Mills and Dr. Ken Mavor, who are part of the Visualising War research team at the University of St Andrews. Laura explains what her background in International Relations brings to the project; and Ken discusses what his study of psychology can contribute to our understanding of…
 
This is episode 75 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland) and Allison Krile Thornton (University of South Alabama) moral exemplarism, shame, and Genesis 3. I hope you enjoy!Dr Meghan D. Page - https://www.meghan.page/Dr Allison Krile Thornton - …
 
Welcome to the Visualising War podcast! In our introductory episode, Dr. Alice König and Dr. Nicolas Wiater explain what their exciting multidisciplinary project is all about. They discuss what we can learn by exploring past and present habits of representing war - and why it is important to examine how war stories work and what they do to us. They…
 
Today I am joined by Dr Paul Gavrilyuk from the University of St Thomas. We are looking at impassibility and the so-called Hellenization Thesis. The Hellenization thesis is often used to dismiss classical theism, but Paul argues that this thesis is not historically accurate. Paul and I chat about different schools of thought within ancient Greek ph…
 
St. Alban's is committed to providing quality early childhood education to young children that nourish self-development, cultural identity, and respect for others while supporting the personal growth of the families enrolled in the programs.Ken Russell Miami PodcastSignup for our newsletter: https://forms.gle/gN5XhGcrWS9BHscZAGuest Links & contact:…
 
This is episode 74 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Richard Clutterbuck (Wesley House, Cambridge) on how to think about doctrine as a living and changing thing throughout history. I hope you enjoy!Rev Dr Richard Clutterbuck1. Institutional Webpage - https://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/a…
 
Just off Main Highway in downtown Coconut Grove awaits a jewel from a quieter time. The Barnacle, the 19th century home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove’s most influential and charming residents, is one of the oldest houses in Miami-Dade County. Munroe purchased 40 acres of bayfront land in 1886 for $400 plus one of his sailboats, Ki…
 
We have been doing this show for two years. It doesn’t feel like two years because so much has happened in that time. Ema and I are so pleased with how the show has grown, and we are really happy with the episodes that we have created. I want to say thank you to everyone who has been listening, and I greatly appreciate all of the encouraging messag…
 
Today we talk to Professor Andrew C. Baker, Ph.D. from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. We talk about his work with coral reefs, especially those around the City of Miami. He is working extensively on coral reel restoration and finding ways to protect them from natural and human-made stressors. His…
 
https://www.tommiemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/210315_KTBR_S6_E2_mixdown.mp3 In season six episode two of Keep the Ball Rolling, hosts Cam Kauffman and Andrés Tejeda interview sports broadcaster Piper Shaw, review recent St. Thomas games and discuss NCAA basketball brackets. Andrés Tejeda can be reached at teje4962@stthomas.edu. Cam Kauffma…
 
You have been sending in questions, and today Ema and I will give you some more answers. What are we talking about today? We start out with a listener question about heavy metal. Ema and I give you the gossip on the metal scene, and then chat about my pentagram shirt incident on YouTube. After that we talk about the end of spacetime, and some philo…
 
This is episode 73 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Terry J. Wright (Spurgeon's College) on developing a doctrine of providence that gives pride of place to all of God's actions rather than a restricted subset (e.g., only scripture or tradition). I hope you enjoy!Doctor Terry J. …
 
https://www.tommiemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/210301_KTBR_S6_E1_mixdown.mp3 In the season 6 premiere of Keep the Ball Rolling, hosts Cam Kauffman and Andrés Tejeda interview St. Thomas strength and conditioning coordinator Stuart Borne and review games from the past week. Andrés Tejeda can be reached at teje4962@stthomas.edu. Cam Kauffman …
 
You have been sending in questions, and today you will get some answers. In today’s episode, Dr Ema Sani and I answer some listener questions. We look at various issues surrounding God’s perfect rationality as it relates to God’s goodness and free will. We ask if God can perform arbitrary actions, or if God must always act for a reason. After that,…
 
Debris Free Oceans is a Miami-based organization that inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs, and oceans. they believe in shifting our culture towards a circular economy, where “waste” no longer exists and all consumables …
 
This is episode 72 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, Joanna Leidenhag (University of St Andrews) moves into the interviewee seat as she lays out for us the doctrine of creation ex nihilo, its historical development and ethical implications. I hope you enjoy!Doctor Joanna Leidenhag1. University Website - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/d…
 
Today I am joined by Dr Richard Rice to discuss his recent book, The Future of Open Theism. In the last episode, Richard and I discussed the history of open theism. In today’s episode, we chat about what open theism is, and the contributions it makes to a Christian systematic theology. Richard and I discuss various doctrines like creation, predesti…
 
After my visit to the City of Stuart to learn about their water quality challenges, Vice Mayor Merritt Matheson & I jump on a podcast to share with you what we discussed. We talk about toxic water problems & Lake O discharges. Ken Russell Miami PodcastSignup for our newsletter: https://forms.gle/gN5XhGcrWS9BHscZAGuest Links & contact:City of Stuart…
 
Shake-A-Leg is a place for children and adults with disabilities, as well as their families, to call their own. The Shake-a-Leg Miami’s mission is as relevant today as it was when it was founded 28 years ago. Through the power of sailing and watersports, it aims to become the premier global community for people with disabilities, their families, an…
 
The Biscayne Aquifer is the source of water supply. Protecting water quality in Biscayne Bay is essential to maintain our quality of life. Biscayne Bay is one of the premier recreational locations in the world. From our beaches to our coral reefs and from the seaport to the bay walk, it is and will continue to serve, as a vital resource to Miami-Da…
 
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