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The SHAPE of Things – Episode 61 – The Oxford Comment
May 25, 2021

In January, Oxford University Press announced its support for SHAPE, a new collective name for the humanities, arts, and social sciences and an equivalent term to STEM. SHAPE stands for Social Sciences, Humanities,

Environmental Histories and Potential Futures – Episode 60 – The Oxford Comment
April 27, 2021

The academic fields of both environmental history and future studies originated in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during the rise of the mainstream environmental movement. On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment,

Government Transparency and the Freedom of Information – Episode 59 – The Oxford Comment
March 30, 2021

Last episode of The Oxford Comment, we talked about Open Access and the importance of the accessibility of academic research for the betterment of society. This episode, we are joined by Himanshu Jha, the author of Capturing Institutional Change: The C...

Open Access – Episode 58 – The Oxford Comment
January 26, 2021

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, Rhiannon Meaden, a Senior Publisher for Journals at OUP, and Danny Altmann, editor-in-chief of Oxford Open Immunology, cover the basics of Open Access, OUP’s drive to disseminate academic research as widely as pos...

Voter Fraud and Election Meddling – Episode 57 – The Oxford Comment
October 27, 2020

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with three scholars who specialize in electoral intervention, voter turnout, and voting laws. Caroline Tolbert and Michael Ritter, co-authors of Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vot...

Urban Studies, City Life, and COVID-19 – Episode 56 – The Oxford Comment
August 24, 2020

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with three scholars involved in the launch of the upcoming Oxford Bibliographies in Urban Studies. Editor-in-Chief Richard Dilworth and authors Zack Taylor (“Toronto”) and James Mansell (“Urban Soundscape...

Art and Theater After Stonewall – Episode 55 – The Oxford Comment
June 22, 2020

On this episode of The Oxford Comment, we spoke with Elizabeth Wollman, author of “Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City,” and Micah Salkind, author of “Do You Remember House?: Chicago’s Queer of Color Undergrounds,

Earth Day at 50: Conservation, Spirituality, and Climate Change – Episode 54 – The Oxford Comment
April 20, 2020

On this episode, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We spoke with Ted Steinberg, author of “Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History,” Belden Lane, author of “The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul,

Taking a Knee: Sports and Activism – Episode 53 – The Oxford Comment
January 27, 2020

On this episode, we examine the difficulties athletes face when they speak out on hot-button subjects with the help of documentary filmmaker Trish Dalton, co-director and co-producer of HBO Sports’ “Student Athlete,” and Robert Turner,

Based On A True Story – Episode 52 – The Oxford Comment
January 30, 2019

On this episode, we examine the significant role of academic consultants within television and movies, with the help of author and consultant, Diana Walsh Pasulka.  The use of consultants on set has steadily increased since the early twentieth century,...