Podcasts

  • Religion, the Supernatural, and the Maintenance of Professional Boundaries

    8 May, 2014

    Channel:
    Alumni
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Carole Cusack, Professor of Religious Studies.

    The relationship between religions, secularism and the ‘supernatural’ is characterised by professional boundary maintenance, which is here argued to exist to shore up the declining power of institutional religion in the contemporary West.

  • Power and Propaganda in the Ancient World: A Central Asian Perspective

    13 March, 2014

    Channel:
    Alumni
    Presented by:
    Artist:
    Alison Betts, Professor of Silk Road Studies.

    This lecture explores the nature of Kingship in ancient Chorasmia as expressed in the tension between imperial Persian and tribal Saka influences and the role of religion as propaganda in balancing these opposing forces.

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