The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Science, Progress and History

Plenary Lectures from the 2014 Oxford Conference

Is Convergence Becoming Too Popular?

  • Professor Simon Conway Morris
  • 17 July 2014, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
  • Video can be accessed here

Are Humans Necessary? Or, Why You Feel the Way You Do

  • Professor Michael Ruse
  • 17 July 2014, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
  • Video can be accessed here

Narrating Chance

  • Professor John Beatty
  • 18 July 2014, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
  • Video can be accessed here

Historical contingency: Insights from in-vivo molecular evolution of a reconstructed ancient protein

  • Dr. Betül Kaçar
  • 18 July 2014, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
  • Video can be accessed here

Paradoxes, Presuppositions and Proposed Uses of the Evolutionary Epic

  • Professor Allan Megill
  • 19 July 2014, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
  • Video can be accessed here

Public Lectures

The Origins and End of the Universe

  • Professor Paul Davies, Arizona State University
  • 23 July 2012, Long Room, Customs House at Riverside
  • For further information click here
  • Video for the talk can be accessed here

Evolution and Progress: An Uneasy Symbiosis

  • Professor Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • 17 June 2013, 6:30 - 7:30 Long Room, Customs House at Riverside
  • For further information click here
  • Video for the talk can be accessed here

The Battle-Fields of Science and Religion

  • Emeritus Professor Ron Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Talk Abstract
  • 8 July 2014, Terrace Room, University of Queensland
  • Audio recording can be accessed here

Interviews

How Religion and Science can Coexist

  • Emeritus Professor Ron Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 10 July 2014, ABC, Mornings with Steve Austin
  • Audio recording can be accessed here

Creationism Helped by Lack of Religious History

  • Emeritus Professor Ron Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 15 July 2014, ABC, RN Breakfast Interview
  • Audio recording can be accessed here