Uncommon Knowledge

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For more than two decades the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, scholars, journalists, and today’s big thinkers to share their views with the world.

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Title: Uncommon Knowledge 11: Sarah Griffin on Medieval Cosmological Diagrams and Opicinus de Canistris

Uncommon Knowledge 11: Sarah Griffin on Medieval Cosmological Diagrams and Opicinus de Canistris

March 28th, 2017

Sarah Griffin talks to us about the fourteenth-century cosmologist Opicinus de Canistris, who attempted to reconcile medieval theology, cosmology, and… Go to Episode

Uncommon Knowledge 10: Kristin Grogan on Modernists

March 16th, 2017

D.Phil student in English, Kristen Grogan, joins the podcast to talk about the relationships between modernist writers, including T. S. Eliot, Gertrude… Go to Episode

Uncommon Knowledge 9: Emily Knight on Death Masks

February 21st, 2017

Emily Knight, DPhil in Art History, tells us about the morbidly fascinating world of Victorian death masks, and what they can tell us about society, science,… Go to Episode

Uncommon Knowledge 8: Helen Slaney on Emma Hamilton's 'Attitudes'

July 20th, 2016

Dr Helen Slaney joins us to discuss Emma Hamilton's 'Attitudes' - the series of classical poses she developed in response to the ancient vases collected… Go to Episode