Ancient World http://publicradiotulsa.org en "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/nile-journey-downriver-through-egypts-past-and-present <p>On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with the British author and scholar Toby Wilkinson, who earned a degree in Egyptology from Downing College, Cambridge, and has been awarded several prestigious awards in his academic field. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:26:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 61505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gripping-story-esteemed-rare-map-dealer-who-made-millions-stealing-priceless-maps <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Michael Blanding, an author and magazine writer who's also a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting at Brandeis University. Blanding tells us about his newest book, just out, which is "The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps." As was appreciatively noted of this title by Kirkus Reviews, "The Map Thief" profiles the "strange, mysterious world of rare maps --- and the even stranger mystery of the man who stole them for years without getting caught. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:58:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 61160 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" TU's Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: "A World History of Genocide" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-annual-cadenhead-settle-memorial-lecture-world-history-genocide <p>Tonight, Thursday the 13th, TU's Department of History will present the Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture here on the University of Tulsa campus; the event begins at 7:30pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium. Our guest on ST is the distinguished academic who will be delivering this free-to-the-public lecture: Professor Norman Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Chair in East European History at Stanford University. He's also a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Institute of International Studies. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:24:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 54447 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: "A World History of Genocide" "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mind-expanding-exploration-way-world-looks-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This interview originally aired earlier this year.) Today on ST, we speak with the bestselling author of "Just My Type" and other works of wide-ranging, culturally- or historically-driven nonfiction, Simon Garfield. His new book, "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks," is just out. It's a detailed yet accessible survey of the age-old relationship between man and map, if you will, a study of why we as human beings are (and always have been) so fixated upon mapping things. Tue, 28 May 2013 19:48:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 39874 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" (Encore presentation.) "How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-early-christians-invented-story-martyrdom <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Candida Moss, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:33:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 36282 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" at Philbrook http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/aphrodite-and-gods-love-philbrook <p>Our guest for this edition of ST is Tanya Paul, the Ruth G. Hardman Curator of European Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa, who tells us about "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love." It's a terrific new show that will be on view at Philbrook through May 26th. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:36:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 36051 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" at Philbrook "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mind-expanding-exploration-way-world-looks <p>Today on ST, we speak with the bestselling author of "Just My Type" and other works of wide-ranging, culturally- or historically-driven nonfiction, Simon Garfield. His new book, "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks," is just out. It's a detailed yet accessible survey of the age-old relationship between man and map, if you will, a study of why we as human beings are (and always have been) so fixated upon mapping things. Cartography, after all, seems to be as defining a characteristic for us (as a species) as, say, language or creativity or play. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:32:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 32305 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" Dr. Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University on "Creation and Evolution" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-lenn-goodman-vanderbilt-university-creation-and-evolution-encore-presentation <p>On today's program, we listen back to a conversation from February of this year with Dr. Lenn Goodman, the Mellon Professor of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. At that time, Dr. Goodman was preparing to give a talk here at TU entitled "Creation and Evolution." An award-winning scholar and prolific author, Dr. Goodman's philosophical interests have mainly been in metaphysics and ethics, with special attention to Islamic and Jewish philosophical thought and their creative interactions. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:26:06 +0000 Rich Fisher 24850 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University on "Creation and Evolution" (Encore presentation.) "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/true-story-obsession-faith-and-pursuit-ancient-bible-encore-presentation <p>The uprising in Syria continues to be a cause of great concern around the globe as fighting intensifies between rebel forces and pro-government soldiers, with much of the combat occurring in and near the ancient trading city of Aleppo, in northwestern Syria. On this installment of ST, as we listen back to an interview that first aired in late May, we offer another story of Aleppo --- and of one of Judaism&#39;s most sacred texts. Our guest is the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:52:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 23397 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" (Encore presentation.) "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/true-story-obsession-faith-and-pursuit-ancient-bible <p>On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:05:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 19682 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible"