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#64 Staffordshire Hoard Helmet

4/2/2019
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With Pieta Greaves and Dr Jenni Butterworth. The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered. Heavily damaged before it was buried, the 7th century treasure contains more than 4,000 precious fragments, approximately a third of which are now known to come from a single, very high-status helmet. From 2014 to 2017, the helmet was studied as part of the major research project on the treasure funded by Historic England and the museums which care...

Duration:00:37:31

#63 Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

3/10/2019
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Since Tracy Chevalier’s 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' was published in 1999, it has sold more than 5 million copies, has been translated into 39 languages and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. On the 20th anniversary of this enduring modern classic, Dr Janina Ramirez joined Tracy Chevalier and the Victoria & Albert Museum to talk about Vermeer’s painting of the same name, and how it inspired her. View the slideshow referenced in this episode here. Producer: Dan...

Duration:00:59:15

Dr Alexa Frost, Archivist at Blenheim Palace

3/1/2019
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Exclusive interview with Dr Alexa Frost the Head Archivist at Blenheim Palace. Artwork discussed in this episode: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough by Sir Godfrey Kneller (Unknown date, but author died in 1723) Tell all your friends, you can now support us on PATREON! Presented by: Dr Janina Ramirez Producer: Dan Morelle -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:40:41

Ophelia Field - The Favourite

2/25/2019
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WE'RE BAACK! Art Detective has landed with a brand new sparkling theme tune by award winning composer, Marc Canham and we're kicking off season 2 with an interview with Ophelia Field, author of The Favourite recorded at Blenheim Palace! Yes, we are spoiling you but we REALLY missed you! Tune in on Friday for Part 2 with an exclusive interview with the Head Archivist at Blenheim Palace. Artwork discussed in this episode: 1. Large family portrait by John Closterman (1660-1711) 2. Lady...

Duration:00:38:29

Civilisations with David Olusoga

7/10/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to David Olusoga about Civilisations, how the programme was made, and how art reacts to social change. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook Group (Patreon Backers Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective/ Episode Credits Producer - Natt...

Duration:00:24:16

Notre Dame du Taur with Kate Mosse

7/1/2018
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Kate Mosse is a historical novelist, known best for her trilogy of novels set in the Languedoc: Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel. She has been fascinated by mediaeval churches since her childhood in Chichester, and here talks to Dr Janina Ramirez about Notre Dame du Tour in Toulouse. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook:...

Duration:00:42:22

Sarah Churchwell - The relationship between text and visual art

6/18/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to Professor Sarah Churchwell about e.e.cummings, Charles DeMuth, Grant Wood, and how words can represent visual art. Charles DeMuth - I Saw The Figure 5 In Gold Grant Wood - Daughters of Revolution ---------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook...

Duration:00:39:28

The Art of the Ladybird Books - Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley

6/10/2018
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The team behind the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups, Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley, join Janina to discuss the art in the Ladybird books, nostalgic art, and Biblical plague. Episode Credits Producer - Natt Tapley Audio - Pete Dennis -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook...

Duration:00:53:18

Guernica - Frank McDonough

6/3/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to Frank McDonough about Guernica, Picasso and modern art in modern wars. -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook Group (Patreon Backers Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective/ Episode Credits: Producer - Natt Tapley Audio - Pete...

Duration:00:38:15

Plague with Rebecca Rideal

5/28/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez discusses plague with Rebecca Rideal. Rebecca is a writer, former television producer and historian, specialising in the Stuart dynasty and seventeenth-century England. She now focuses on consulting and has worked with a number of heritage sites, TV companies and independent researchers to bring the intricacies of the past to a wider audience. Episode Credits: Producer - Natt Tapley Audio - Pete Dennis -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram:...

Duration:00:38:06

Georges La Tour & Artemisia Gentileschi - Mark Gatiss

5/20/2018
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Janina sits down with the incomparable Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen, Game of Thrones) to talk about Groeg La Tour, Artemisia Gentileschi, murder, beheading, and who's the best at drawing blood. Episode Credits: Producer - Natt Tapley Audio - Pete Dennis -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter:...

Duration:00:35:10

The Arnolfini Portrait - Amber Butchart

3/13/2018
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Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez meets Amber Butchart at the National Gallery to discuss the Arnolfini Portrait. Episode Credits: Producer - Natt Tapley Audio - Pete Dennis -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook Group (Patreon Backers Only):...

Duration:00:34:40

BIrkenhead Priory

2/27/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez visits an architectural treasure, Birkenhead Priory, the oldest standing building on Merseyside. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis Picture credits: Adrian Little, James Deegan & Alison Bailey Smith

Duration:00:27:41

The Singh Twins at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool

2/6/2018
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Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez talks to the Singh twins about the their work and their new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Episode Credits Producer - Natt Tapley Audio - Pete Dennis -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook Group (Patreon Backers...

Duration:00:34:06

The History of Magic

2/2/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez investigates the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library, which explores the historical context of the images used by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter novels. Episode Credits Producer - Natt Tapley -------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetective Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook:...

Duration:00:39:22

Imagining The Divine with Jas Elsner

1/16/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez goes behind the scenes at the Ashmolean's incredible new exhibition: Imagining The Divine, to talk to Jas Elsner. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Click here to join today for free. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:47:56

The Watts Gallery

12/15/2017
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Dr Janina Ramirez visits the Watts Gallery to discuss the work of G.F.Watts, and the rest of their incredible collection. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: http://historyh.it/adpod Producer: Dan Morelle Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:36:02

Trees with Christiana Payne

12/9/2017
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Janina and Christiana Payne talk about the importance of trees in British art. Producer: Dan Morelle Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:28:01

Tony Robinson

11/8/2017
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Recorded live at Gloucester History Festival. From playing turnip-loving Baldrick in Blackadder to Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History, Tony Robinson’s love of history has been at the heart of his career. Listen as he talks about his frank and funny memoir and lifts the lid on his life-long passion for history. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and...

Duration:01:05:42

Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

10/31/2017
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Neil Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at the...

Duration:00:48:10