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ZAHAROFF LECTURE 2004

Celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford

ASSIA DJEBAR, author and Silver Chair Professor, New York University, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `St Augustin et la destruction.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SEAN RYAN, Foreign Editor, The Sunday Times, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Hall, Pembroke College.

Subject: `Working in the media.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

PROFESSOR R. HACOHEN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
23 Feb.: `Searching for the Beloved in Judeo/Christian Passions.' (Perspectives on the Passion series)

PROFESSOR W. POPKES, Hamburg
8 Mar.: `Dying with and in Christ.'(Perspectives on the Passion series)

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor R. Allen.

R. UNGER, British Columbia
25 Feb.: `Early modern economic growth, energy, and ships.'

P. TEMIN, MIT
3 Mar.: `The history of the American paint industry.'

P. MIROWKSI, Notre Dame
10 Mar.: `The military foundations of the post-war American economic orthodoxy.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Armenian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor Th.M. van Lint.

PROFESSOR VAN LINT
26 Feb.: `A Book of Lamentations for twelfth-century Cilicia? On the poems of Grigor Tghay.'

C. WALKER
11 Mar.: `Archbishop Laud, Oxford, and Armenia.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Uehiro Lectures

Choosing children: genes, disability, and design

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GLOVER, Professor of Ethics, King's College, London, will deliver the Uehiro Lectures at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

24 Feb.: `Disability and genetic choice.'

2 Mar.: `What we owe to our children.'

9 Mar.: `Making the world a better place?'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

British Government and Politics: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College. This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Professor Vernon Bogdanor and Dr David Butler.

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by Lady Prashar, First Civil Service Commissioner)
20 Feb.: `Civil Service reform.'

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by Peter Riddell, Political Corrspondent, The Times)
27 Feb.: `Politics and media.'

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by the Rt. Hon. Tony Benn, Visiting Professor of Government, London School of Economics)
5 Mar.: `The future of the Left.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by the Rt. Hon. Lord Falconer, Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor)
12 Mar.: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs—the Secretary of State's view.'

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Executive Government Group lunchtime workshop

PROFESSOR K. DOWDING, LSE, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Professor C. Hood.

Subject: `Ministerial resignations and non-resignations.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building. Further details may be obtained from Leonard Epp (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk).

DR B. BRICE
25 Feb.: ` "The Uncertain Heaven": forms of scepticism in Coleridge and Wordsworth.'

PROFESSOR T. FULFORD, Nottingham Trent
10 Mar.: `The skull and the skin: romanticism, race, science, and Native Americans.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Central banking in new democracies: Brazil in comparative perspective

This research workshop will be held on Friday, 20 February, 11 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The speakers will be Professor Lourdes Sola, Sao Paulo; Laurence Whitehead, Nuffield College; Dr Javier Santiso, BBVA, Madrid; Dr Eduardo Kugelmas, Sao Paulo; and Dr Kurt von Mettenheim, CBS.

Pre-registration is required (contact Ailsa Thom on Oxford (2)84460, e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk). Full programme details can be found at http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict: amended notice

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI, formerly Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

This notice replace previous announcements. The final lecture in the series will now be given on Friday, 12 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Thur. 26 Feb., Examination Schools: `From Camp David to Madrid.'

Fri. 12 Mar., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `The rise and fall of the Oslo process.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

DR FRANCOIS BURGAT, Institut de Recherches sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, France
Wed. 25 Feb., OCIS: `Divergent agendas in United Yemen: the politics of Islah and Da'wah Salafiyya.'

PROFESSOR ALI A. MAZRUI, Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton University, and Astor Visiting Lecturer
Thur. 26 Feb., Examination Schools: `A tale of two civilisations: Islam and the West between stress and solidarity.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES AND THE ASIAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The media and contested memories of the Asia-Pacific War

This workshop will be held from Thursday, 11 March, to Saturday, 13 March. Until 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, the sessions will be held in Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute; thereafter, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Thursday, 11 March: screenings of some recent documentary films on the war


2.30 p.m.: Choi and Tong's In the Name of the Emperor: the Rape of Nanjing (USA 1995)

4.15 p.m.: TWI/Carlton's Japan's War (UK 2004)


Friday, 12 March

MS REBECCA CLIFFORD
10 a.m.: `Kobayashi Yoshinori's Senso- ron.'

PROFESSOR CAROL GLUCK, Columbia
11.30 a.m.: `Media, memory, and war.' (Keynote address)

Panel One: `The conflict between Japan and China, 1937–45' (2.30–4.30 p.m.)

DR RANA MITTER: `Recent trends in Chinese historiography of the Nanjing Massacre.'

PROFESSOR TIM BROOK, Toronto: `Chinese memoirs from the war years.'

DR HANS VEN DE VEN, Cambridge: `Military aspects of the Sino-Japanese War.'

Panel Two: `The place of the Asia–Pacific War in the history of modern warfare' (5–6.45 p.m.; chair, Dr Ann Waswo)
PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN: `Fighting the war to July 1945: towards total war.'

DR PHILIP TOWLE, Cambridge: `Prisoners of war and the clash of cultures.'


Saturday, 13 March

Panel Three: `The Second World War on British television' (10 a.m.–12 noon, Dahrendorf Room; Mr Peter Furtado, editor, History Today, chair). With STEWART BINNS and DAVID BATTY, producers of documentary films.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Alabama claims.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

Tortured humanity

This series of seminars for Lent will accompany the exhibition of the bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Enquiries should be directed to the Sub-Dean (telephone: Oxford (2)76278).

The final session will conclude in discussion with a panel of distinguished guests to consider the sequence of seminars.

HELEN BAMBER, Founder, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
26 Feb.: `In whose hands?'

PAULA CLIFFORD, Christian Aid
4 Mar.: `Tortured humanity from the perspective of HIV/Aids work in Africa.'

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG, Chaplain, Lady Margaret Hall; formerly Lecture in Art, University of Kent
18 Mar.: `The Passion in art.'

DR E. KESSLER, Centre for Jewish–Christian Relations, Cambridge
25 Mar.: `The Holocaust and beyond.'

DR A. POPESCU, Orthodox deacon, psychiatrist, and writer
1 Apr.: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

DR JENNIFER MOODY, University of Texas at Austin, Starr Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, will give a talk at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `Changing landscapes of West Crete: the archaeology of Little Ice Age events.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

PROFESSOR DANNY JAMES, Indiana, and DR MIRTA LOBATO, Archivo de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: `From Santiago del Estero to Berisso: internal migration and cultural identity in an Argentine industrial community.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR MARGARET ADAMS, Dorothy Hodgkin and E.P. Abraham Fellow, Tutor in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Somerville College, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: ` "A piece in the jigsaw": the protein behind a hereditary disease G6PD structure—G6PD deficiency and forty years' progress for biological structures.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

DR E. WOLFF, British Antarctic Survey
24 Feb.: `Icy bubbles and global warming.'

J. SHAPCOTT, poet
2 Mar.: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry.'

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'

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