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Oxford University Gazette, 11 January 2007: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

Professor of Ancient Philosophy

PROFESSOR TERENCE IRWIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Fundamental morality.'

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Cyril Foster Lecture

THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW, MP, Leader of the House of Commons, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January. The location of the lecture will be announced later.

Admission will be by ticket only (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, or e-mail: ir@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Democracy and identity: building a global union.'

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J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

DR SHIGERU KURATANI, Rigen Centre for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Persons with specific access requirements are advised to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Developmental factors behind the vertebrate evolution.'

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Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR OLIVIER DANVY, Aarhus, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 January, in the Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building.

Subject: 'Defunctionalised interpreters for higher-order programming languages.'

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Leverhulme Lectures

On Minerva and Mars: science and war, 1914–20

PROFESSOR ROY MACLEOD, Sydney, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, will deliver the Leverhulme Lectures at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens.

25 Jan.: 'Into hostile camps: the scientists go to war.'

1 Feb.: 'Frontline and factory: the chemists' war.'

8 Feb.: 'Sight and sound: the physicists' war.'

15 Feb.: 'Of men and mines: the geological war.'

22 Feb.: 'Tending minds, mending bodies: the medical war.'

1 Mar.: 'The war the victors lost: the shape of things to come.'

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Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion

Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas

DR DAVID GELLNER, University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, and Fellow of Wolfson College, will deliver the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (except where otherwise indicated) in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 16 Jan.: 'Theories of ritual, types of religion.'

24 Jan.: 'Hinduism and the rites of kingship.'

31 Jan.: 'Buddhism and rituals of power.'

7 Feb.: 'Resistance and conversion.'

14 Feb.: 'Biopower or bioweakness? Rituals of democracy and development.'

21 Feb.: 'Rituals and cultural nationalism.'

28 Feb.: 'Maoism as a ritual system.'

7 Mar.: 'Max Weber on Asian religions revisited.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

Material markets: facts, technologies, politics

PROFESSOR DONALD MACKENZIE, Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.

Enquiries should be directed to Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Claire Abel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: claire.abel@oup.com).

Mon. 26 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'Making derivatives.'

Tue. 27 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Making facts.'

Wed. 28 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: 'Doing politics.'

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English Language and Literature

Visiting lectures on life-writing

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Convener: Professor Hermione Lee.

KATHRYN HUGHES
25 Jan.: 'Mrs Beeton: the biography of a nobody.'

ADAM SISMAN
30 Jan.: 'Biographers and their subjects.'

PENELOPE LIVELY
6 Feb.: 'The hazards of hindsight: on memoir- writing.'

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English Language and Literature, History of Art, Music

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.

Convener: The Very Revd John Drury, All Souls.

PROFESSOR VINCENT GILLESPIE
22 Jan.: ' "To wirke sum god thing on Inglisse": vernacular theology at the end of the English Middle Ages.'

THE REVD ALLAN DOIG
5 Feb.: ' "Whither our Saviour Christ is gone before": bringing the Bible to life in liturgy and architecture.'

PROFESSOR PAUL FIDDES
19 Feb.: 'Stress and scripture: the use of the Bible in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.'

THE REVD DR RACHEL NICHOLLS, Cambridge
5 Mar.: 'What kind of woman is this? A discussion of Luke 7: 36–50 in the light of Dante Rossetti's Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee.' ('Biblical Women and their Afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC)

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History

Commonwealth History Seminar: Slavery, abolition, and empire in historical perspective

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the History Faculty Building. M.St/ PRS presentations will be held on 9 March.

Conveners: Judith Brown, John Darwin, Jan-Georg Deutsch, and Amalia Ribi.

WILLIAM PETTIGREW
19 Jan.: 'Transatlantic politics and the Africanisation of Virginia's labour force, 1688–1712.'

AMALIA RIBI
26 Jan.: ' "Clinging chains and crying slaves": British anti-slavery activism in the inter-war years.'

ROBIN LAW, Stirling
2 Feb.: 'Abolition and imperialism: international law and the British suppression of the Atlantic slave trade.'

GOPALAN BALACHANDRAN, Geneva
9 Feb.: 'Coolies, class, and nation: a "post- colonial" perspective on free labour.'

JOHN PINFOLD
16 Feb.: 'The slave trade debate: documentary sources in the Bodleian Library.'

JOE MILLER, Virginia
23 Feb.: 'Slaving in world history.'

GAD HEUMAN, Warwick
2 Mar.: 'Dismantling slavery: the apprenticeship system in the Caribbean.'

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History, Medieval and Modern Languages

Language and history

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Macgregor Room, Oriel College. Details of the 7 March seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans, and Suzanne Romaine.

SUZANNE ROMAINE
17 Jan.: ' "My Dearest Minnykins": style, gender, and affect in nineteenth-century letters.'

MARI JONES, Cambridge
24 Jan.: To be announced.

NICHOLAS OSTLER, Bath
31 Jan.: 'When does elite dominance result in the spread of a language?'

ANDREAS WILLI
7 Feb.: 'Language and authority in a colonial world: the birth of rhetoric in ancient Sicily.'

PETER MACKRIDGE
14 Feb.: 'A language in the image of the nation: language and national identity in Greece since the eighteenth century.'

BRYNLEY ROBERTS, Aberystwyth
21 Feb.: 'Edward Lhwyd (1660–1709): Celticist.'

PATRICIA PALMER, York
28 Feb.: 'From grafted tongue to severed head: the linguistics of conflict in early modern Ireland.'


Seminar on the history of the book, 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor I.W.F. Maclean.

PROFESSOR BRIAN RICHARDSON, Leeds
19 Jan: 'The social transmission of manuscript texts in sixteenth-century Italy.'

DR MAX ENGAMMARE, FNRS Geneva
26 Jan: 'Illustrations in sixteenth-century Bibles and their influence on reading and interpretation.'

RICHARD OVENDEN
2 Feb: 'Selling books in Edinburgh in the early eighteenth century.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL ROCHE, Collège de France
9 Feb: 'Les Lumières, l'art équestre et la culture de l'imprimé.'

DR PIET VAN BOXEL
16 Feb: 'Hebrew printing and censorship in sixteenth-century Italy.'

DR NICHOLAS DAVIDSON
23 Feb: 'Censorship and the Inquisition in early modern Venice.'

PROFESSOR PAUL NELLES, Carleton University
2 Mar: 'How to make a Universal Library in 1543: Conrad Gessner and his world of books.'

NICHOLAS PICKWOAD, Camberwell College of Arts
9 Mar: 'Greek-style bookbinding in England c.1500.'

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History, Social Sciences

Seminar in economic and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Professor Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, and Professor Avner Offer.

PROFESSOR OSCAR GELDERBLOM, Utrecht
15 Jan.: 'Probing a virtual market. Interest rates and the trade in government bonds in the Dutch Republic (seventeenth–eighteenth centuries).'

PROFESSOR JOERG BATEN, Tübingen
22 Jan.: 'Global height trends in industrial and developing countries, 1810–1984: an overview.'

DR ALESSANDRO NUVOLARI, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies
29 Jan.: 'Technical choice, innovation and British steam engineering, 1800–50.'

DR DEBIN MA, LSE
5 Feb.: 'Competition and growth: a comparison of three national silk reeling industries in the nineteenth–twentieth centuries.'

PROFESSOR MARISTELLA BOTTICINI, Turin and Boston
12 Feb.: 'Social norms and demographic shocks: Florence, 1250–1450.'

PROFESSOR GILLES POSTEL-VINAY, INRA
19 Feb.: ' Long run impacts of income shocks: wine and phylloxera in nineteenth-century France.' (With A. Banerjee and E. Duflo)

PROFESSOR ALBRECHT RITSCHL, Humboldt University, Berlin
26 Feb.: 'The Anglo-German industrial productivity puzzle, 1895–1938: a restatement and a possible resolution.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL RAFF, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
5 Mar.: 'Wholesale–retail supply chain development in twentieth-century USA.'

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History, Theology

Republics of Letters in Early Modern Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor I.W.F. Maclean and Dr N.R. Malcolm.

DR DIRK VAN MIERT, Warburg Institute
17 Jan.: 'Language and Communication in the Republic of Letters: the uses of Latin and French in the Correspondence of Joseph Scaliger.'

PROFESSOR PETER MILLER, Bard Graduate College, New York
24 Jan.: 'Peiresc and the Republic of Letters.'

DR PAUL ARBLASTER, Louvain
31 Jan.: 'Connectivity in the seventeenth-century Republic of Letters.'

DR JANE STEVENSON, Aberdeen
7 Feb.: 'Women and the early modern Republic of Letters.'

DR ADAM MOSLEY, Swansea
14 Feb.: 'B(e)aring the Heavens: Tycho Brahe and the Republic of Letters.'

DR NOEL MALCOLM
21 Feb.: 'The Republic of Letters, Politics, and the 'Public Sphere' in the Seventeenth Century.'

DR GRAEME MURDOCK, Birmingham
28 Feb.: 'Publishing religious persecution during the late seventeenth century.'

DR JOHN ROBERTSON
7 Mar.: 'The Naples of Giannone and Vico in the European Republic of Letters.'

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History and the Voltaire Foundation

Enlightenment Workshop

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson and Dr Jan Spurlock.

PROFESSOR SIMON DIXON, University of Leeds
15 Jan.: 'Meanings of "Enlightenment" in Russia c.1760–1825.'

DR SILVIA SEBASTIANI, European University Institute, Florence
22 Jan.: 'The Enlightenment in America: a confrontation of the Histories of Robertson and Clavigero.'

PROFESSOR PIETRO CORSI
29 Jan.: 'The long Enlightenment: the history of life and the history of the earth in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.'

DR ROBIN DARWALL-SMITH
5 Feb.: 'Gibbon revisited: the intellectual life of two Oxford colleges in the eighteenth century.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LA VOPA, North Carolina and Edinburgh
12 Feb.: 'Politeness and work in the Scottish Enlightenment: revisiting the Boswells.'

NICHOLAS WRIGHTSON
19 Feb.: 'Join or die: how Franklin's transatlantic book trade and scientific networks interacted, 1730–57.'

DR ALEXANDRA HYARD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
26 Feb.: 'Dugald Stewart et la politique de la société commerçante.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA TAYLOR, East London
5 Mar.: 'Self and other in Enlightenment thought.'

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Law

Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group

Unless otherwise indicated, the following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Cinnamon Carlarne (e-mail: cinnamon.carlarne@law.ox.ac.uk).

DR JUDITH MARQUAND, Tomsk State University
15 Jan.: 'Has Russia an environmental policy?—the case of the Tomsk Regional Ecological Committee.'

DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS
22 Jan.: 'Environmental rights in the EU legal order.'

DAVID WILLIS, Partner, Herbert Smith
29 Jan.: 'The UK nuclear legacy—a legal perspective.'

DR LIZ FISHER
12 Feb.: 'The role of environmental courts in developing environmental law: reflecting on the Australian experience.'

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
19 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Deadly delays: climate change and future generations.'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the ICL Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Dr J.J. Davis.

PROFESSOR MARTIN SCHRODER, Nottingham
15 Jan.: 'Chemistry of co-ordination space: substrate storage and exchange.'

PROFESSOR TODD MARDER, Durham
22 Jan.: 'Transition metal catalysed borylation of C-H bonds.'

PROFESSOR MOSHE KOL, Tel Aviv
29 Jan.: 'Complexes of amine–phenolate ligands: catalysts for alpha-olefin polymerisation and asymmetric transformations.'

PROFESSOR IAN MANNERS, Bristol
5 Feb.: 'Functional and supramolecular metallopolymers.'

DR BEN SLATER, Royal Institution
12 Feb.: 'Boiling stones and freezing water: investigations into zeolites and ices.'

PROFESSOR CLARE GREY, Stonybrook, US
19 Feb.: 'Materials for sustainable energy conversion and storage: NMR studies of lithium-ion battery materials, solid oxide fuel cell electrolytes and soil minerals.'

PROFESSOR JUN OKUDA, Aachen
26 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR TOM WELTON, Imperial College; RSC Ingold Medallist
5 Mar.: 'Ionic liquids: solvents for synthesis and catalysis.'

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Medical Sciences

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following research seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS FEARON, Cambridge
18 Jan.: 'The TCR/CD27 pathway: IL-2 independent CD8+ T cell expansion without differentiation.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BUSBY, Birmingham
25 Jan.: 'Transcription activation at simple and complex bacterial promoters.'

PROFESSOR MARGARET FRAME, Glasgow
1 Feb.: To be announced.

DR RICHARD BOYD
8 Feb.: 'Aspects of amino acid transporter function in immunology, development and signalling.'

PROFESSOR TONY BASTEN, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine, Australia
22 Feb.: 'The role of the BCR in antibody responses.'

PROFESSOR AMANDA FISHER, Imperial College School of Medicine
1 Mar.: To be announced.


Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR PETER KOHL
16 Jan.: 'Tales of systems biology: food for the brain, examples from the heart.'

PROFESSOR ALEXEI TEPIKIN, Liverpool
23 Jan.: 'Calcium signalling, bioenergetics and cell death: a lesson from exocrine secretory cells.'

DR DELIA BELELLI, Dundee
30 Jan.: 'Developmental plasticity of synaptic and extra-synaptic GABAA receptors in thalamocortical relay neurones.'

PROFESSOR ALISON BRADING
6 Feb.: 'Edith Bülbring and smooth muscle research in the Oxford Department of Pharmacology.'

PROFESSOR CLIVE BRAMHAM, Bergen
13 Feb.: 'BDNF and control of synaptic consolidation in the adult brain in vivo.'

PROFESSOR ANGELA VINCENT
20 Feb.: 'Autoimmune channelopathies.'

PROFESSOR GRAEME HENDERSON, Bristol
27 Feb.: 'Agonist-selective opioid receptor densensitisation mechanisms: implications for opiate tolerance.'

DR DANIEL JAGGER, UCL
6 Mar.: 'Keeping it together: studying connexin function in cochlear slices.'


Department of Psychiatry

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. Enquiries: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR DAVID NUTT, Bristol
30 Jan.: 'Addiction: what's the brain got to do with it?'

DR IAN ANDERSON, Manchester
6 Feb.: 'The neurobiology of generalised anxiety disorder.'


Ethox centre and Oxford genetics knowledge park seminar series 2007: from principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance

The following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Ethox Centre library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR JANE KAYE,
23 Jan.: 'Mapping the regulatory framework for human genetic databases in England and Wales.'

HÖRDUR HELGI HELGASON, LM Attorneys, Reykjavík, Iceland
6 Feb.: 'Using technical standards to meet legal requirements for information security in genetic databases—a case study.'

ADRIAN MCNEIL, Chief Executive, Human Tissue Authority
20 Feb.: 'Regulation in practice: implementation of the Human Tissue Act 2004.'

PROFESSOR SARAH CUNNINGHAM-BURLEY, Edinburgh/Human Genetics Commission
6 Mar.: 'Addressing public concerns through governance practices for human genetic databases.'

DR MARY DIXON-WOODS, Leicester
24 Apr.: 'Beyond commodification: childhood cancer tumour banking, trust, and community.'

PROFESSOR ALEXANDER M. CAPRON, Southern California/International Association of Bioethics
1 May: 'Ethical norms and international governance of genomics.'

PROFESSOR RORY COLLINS, Oxford/UK Biobank
15 May: 'Blocking access to personal data for medical research: in the public interest?'

PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER
29 May: 'Medical databases: fit for intellectual property rights?'


Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays of full-term in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

PROFESSOR DAVID MORGAN, California, San Francisco
19 Jan.: 'Enzyme specificity in cell cycle control.'

PROFESSOR DALE WIGLEY, Cancer Research UK Clare Hall Laboratories, South Mimms
26 Jan.: 'Structure and mechanism of RecBCD—a machine for processing DNA breaks.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY J. DAY, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester
2 Feb.: 'Protein–hyaluronan interactions in inflammation and ovulation.'

PROFESSOR I. CAMPBELL
23 Feb.: 'The changing role of NMR in biology.'

PROFESSOR MALCOLM WALKINSHAW, Edinburgh
2 Mar.: 'Discovering more about protein–ligand interactions.'


New horizons in molecular medicine and their relevance to cardiovascular disease

A Divisional Science Day on this subject will be held on Wednesday, 17 January, 1.30–5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. Enquiries should be directed to Melissa Wright (e-mail: melissa.wright@path.ox.ac.uk).

SHANKAR SRINIVAS
1.35 p.m.: 'Imaging cell movements and fate during embryogenesis—from the head to the heart.'

PETER ROTHWELL
2 p.m.: 'From bedside to bench: the best way forward?' (cInsights from OxVasc)

PROFESSOR M.S. GAUTEL, BHF Chair
2.25 p.m.: To be announced.

KEITH CHANNON
3.30 p.m.: 'Current challenges in clinical practice.'

NICK SMITH
3.40 p.m.: 'Computational cardiac physiology at Oxford: developing an integrated mathematical model of the heart.'

ROBIN CHOUDHURY
4.05 p.m.: 'An approach to "molecular" MRI in atherothrombosis and vascular inflammation.'

ANTHONY GALIONE
4.30 p.m.: 'Chemical probes for novel signalling pathways in cardiac cells.'


Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: Medicine, surgery, and culture

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

Convener: Dr M. Pelling.

DR P. WALLIS, LSE
15 Jan.: 'Medicine, branding, and commercial innovation in seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England.'

ALEXANDRA BAMJI, Cambridge
22 Jan.: 'Co-existence and co-operation: healing relationships in seventeenth-century Venice.'

DR C. RIDER, Cambridge
29 Jan.: 'Medical magic and the Church in thirteenth-century England.'

DR J. SHAW, Sheffield
5 Feb.: 'Retailing medicine in Renaissance Florence: the "Giglio" and its clients, 1493–4.'

THOMAS BLAEN, University of Exeter
12 Feb.: ' "Not used to be worn as a jewel": precious stones in early modern medicine.'

DR D. MADDEN
19 Feb.: ' "The mysteries of the profession revealed": or, medicine laid bare in John Wesley's Primitive Physic.'

DR E. HURREN, Oxford Brookes
26 Feb.: 'Whose body is it anyway? Trading the poor to train English doctors at Oxbridge, 1870–1929.'

LINDSEY FITZHARRIS
5 Mar.: 'The chemistry behind demonic possession: John Webster's Medical Considerations Concerning Bewitchment.'

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Oriental Studies

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 pm on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
23 Jan.: 'Rome and Jerusalem: a comparison of lifestyles.'

DR JOANNA WEINBERG
30 Jan.: 'A rabbinic disquisition on Leviticus 26: a utopian vision among Jews and Christians.'

PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ, Georg-August Universität, Gottingen
6 Feb.: 'Reconstructing 4QMMT.'

MILA GINSBURSKY, Cambridge
13 Feb.: 'The idea of moral impurity in 1QS.' (Qumran Forum)

EYAL BEN-ELIYAHU, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and OCHJS
20 Feb.: 'National identity and territory: the limits of the Land of Israel in the consciousness of the people of the Second Temple and the Roman–Byzantine period.'

DR CATRIN WILLIAMS, Bangor
27 Feb.: ' "He saw his glory": John 12:41 and Jewish Interpretations of Isaiah's Call–Vision.'


Violence and authority: Comparative studies on European, Byzantine, and Islamic states and state-building—rebellion and other protest movements

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar series will continue at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Conveners: Dr Petra Sijpesteijn and Professor Chase Robinson.

ARIETTA PAPACONSTANTINOU, Dumbarton Oaks
16 Jan.: 'Monasteries as a source of resistance in the Byzantine and early Islamic empires.'

THOMAS SIZGORICH, New Mexico
23 Jan.: ' "One who breaks down a fence, let a snake bite him": monk and Kharijite in memory and imagination.'

PAUL FOURACRE, Manchester
30 Jan.: 'Why were there virtually no rebellions in the early medieval West?'

PROFESSOR CHASE ROBINSON
6 Feb.: 'The jihadists of the pre-modern period.'

MARIBEL FIERRO, CSIC, Madrid
13 Feb.: 'Violence and caliphate-building in the Islamic West: Umayyads, Fatimids, and Almohads.'

LENNART SUNDELIN, Miami
20 Feb.: 'Rural unrest in Abbasid Egypt.'

YOSEF RAPOPORT
27 Feb.: 'The countryside alliance: Bedouins, peasants, and rebels in Mamluk Egypt and beyond.'

PATRICIA CRONE, Princeton
6 Mar.: 'Babak and the rebel prophets of Iran.'


Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.

DR DAVID LEHMANN, Cambridge
17 Jan.: 'Politics, Ethnicity and Religion in Israel: learning from Shas.'

PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ, Georg August University, Göttingen
24 Jan.: 'Temple and Torah. Reflections on the legal status of the Torah between Elephantine and Qumran.'

TIM WINTER, Cambridge
31 Jan.: 'Semitism and the Enlightenment mind: towards a Judeo-Islamic response to modernity.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN GOODMAN
7 Feb.: Rome and Jerusalem: the Clash of Ancient Civilizations (book launch).

PROFESSOR EMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University
14 Feb.: 'Reflections on the many forms of Hebrew scripture in light of the Septuagint and 4QReworked Pentateuch.'

DR JEREMY SCHONFIELD
21 Feb.: Undercurrents of Jewish Prayer (book launch).

PROFESSOR SHMUEL FEINER, Bar Ilan University
28 Feb.: 'Pleasures among the eighteenth-century Jews and their cultural meaning.'

DR DANIELA MANTOVAN-KROMER, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg
7 Mar.: 'Rewriting the Gospel from a Jewish perspective: Sholem Ash's Yiddish novel The Nazarene.'

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Social Sciences

Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries: john.carlane@sociology.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Diego Gambetta, Heather Hamill, and Federico Varese.

DR SARAH PERCY
18 Jan.: 'Strong norms, weak law: the extra-legal governance of mercenaries.'

PAVAN MAMIDI
25 Jan.: 'Caste-based norms of community intellectual property, and rural technological innovation.'

NICK KOCHAN, The Financial Times
1 Feb.: 'Thieving from thieves: risk and robbery in the underworld.'

MS MARINA TZVETKOVA
8 Feb.: 'The rise and fall of a private protection organisation.'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminars: Migration on the fringes of Europe: trends, patterns, transformations

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Further information may be found at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml.

Convener: Franck Düvell.

PROFESSOR ELSPETH GUILD, Nijmegen
18 Jan.: 'Who is a neighbour? Examining immigration and asylum in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) instruments.'

BEN WARD, Human Rights Watch
25 Jan.: 'EU externalisation in practice: the cases of Ukraine and Libya.'

FRANCK DÜVELL
1 Feb.: 'Transit migration on the fringes of Europe: myth or reality?'

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WIMMER, UCLA
8 Feb.: 'How (not) to think about culture and ethnicity in immigration research.'

FERRUCCIO PASTORE, Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale, Rome
15 Feb.: 'Migration in the Mediterranean.'

NICK MAI, London Metropolitan University
22 Feb.: 'Mobile liminalities: the errant mobility of young Albanians and Romanians within the EU.'

PROFESSOR AHMET ICDUYGU, Koç University, Istanbul
1 Mar.: 'Questioning the notion of "migration management": the case of Turkey as a country of emigration, immigration and transit.'

IRINA MOLODIKOVA, Central European University, Budapest
8 Mar.: 'Migration in post-Soviet Union countries'


Current issues in social policy: Welfare and social security around the globe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Details of the 13 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Y.J. Choi and Mrs T. Smith.

PROFESSOR R. WALKER
16 Jan.: 'Poverty in developing countries.'

PROFESSOR I. GOUGH, Bath
23 Jan: 'A comparative welfare regime approach to global social policy.'

DR A. BARRIENTOS, Sussex
30 Jan: 'Social security in Latin America.'

PROFESSOR L. LEISERING, Bielefeld
6 Feb.: 'Basic income schemes in developing and transitional countries.'

DR M. ORENSTEIN, Syracuse
20 Feb.: 'New pension reforms in the developing world.'

PROFESSOR R. DEACON, Sheffield
27 Feb.: 'The global governance of social security.'

PROFESSOR P. KEMP
6 Mar.: 'Incapacity benefit in OECD countries.'


Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Further lectures will be announced later.

A number of seminars will also be held on related topics. The first will take place on Thursday, 25 January, in St Anne's College, introduced by Professor Asa Kasher of Tel Aviv University, on the subject of 'Military ethics'.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer, Christ Church.

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS
Tue. 30 Jan., Oriel: 'Israel and the UN.'

PROFESSOR YOSSI BEN-ARTZI, Rector, Haifa University
Thur. 8 Feb., Exeter: 'The State of Israel: historical roots of its formation.'

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Theology

Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College.

Convener: Dr Peggy Morgan.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI
23 Jan.: 'Mangala verses and the cultural history of Mangala.'

DR PHILIP STEWART
6 Feb.: 'Why did Muhammad go to war?'

DR BEN KNIGHTON
20 Feb.: 'Fighting the invasions of the state: religious sources for the autonomy of a traditional African culture.'

DR MAHINDA DEEGALLE
6 Mar.: 'Recent developments in Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.'

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Oxford Institute of Ageing

Ageing workforces

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

Convener: Mr Derek Ross.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MCNAIR
18 Jan.: 'Understanding older people's attitudes to work.'

MS LUCY ATHERTON, Senior Legal Adviser, EEF
1 Feb.: 'Age discrimination: the legislative requirements.'

PROFESSOR KEN MAYHEW
8 Feb.: 'How to improve the human capital of older workers.'

DR TONY MALTBY
15 Feb.: 'The employability of older workers in Birmingham and Solihull: results from an "action research" project.'

PROFESSOR TONY WARNES, Sheffield
22 Feb.: 'Phased retirement: inevitably a professional's privilege?'

PROFESSOR JUHANI ILMARINEN, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
1 Mar.: 'Age management.'

PROFESSOR AMANDA GRIFFITHS, Nottingham
8 Mar.: 'Ageing, work, and health: psychosocial considerations.'

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Ashmolean Museum

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY SCREECH, SOAS, London, will deliver the William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 22 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: 'On the way to the Yoshiwara Pleasure District: poetic memory and representation in eighteenth-century Japan.'

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Centre for Brazilian Studies

Round-table

PROFESSOR LESLIE BETHELL, CBS, DR TIMOTHY POWER, CBS, DR PERSIO ARIDA, Rio de Janeiro, and DR ANDREW HURRELL, Nuffield College, will take part in a round-table discussion to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 January, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: 'Challenges facing the second Lula Government.'


Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

DR OSCAR VILHENA VIEIRA, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo and Conectas Human Rights, São Paulo
23 Jan.: 'Inequality and the limits of the rule of law in Brazil.'

DR EDMUND AMANN, University of Manchester
30 Jan.: 'Industrial competitiveness, technological catch-up and Brazil's place in the global economy.'

PROFESSOR JEFFREY LESSER, Emory University
6 Feb.: 'The Pacific rim in the Atlantic world: the Japanese diaspora in Brazil.'

PROFESSOR JOSÉ MURILO DE CARVALHO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Academia Brasileira de Letras
13 Feb.: 'Dom Pedro II and the political system of the Empire reconsidered.'

PROFESSOR DAVID TREECE, King's College, London
20 Feb. 'Suspended animation: the mystery of Bossa Nova.'

DR FRANCISCO DE ASSIS COSTA, Universidade Federal do Pará
27 Feb.: 'The political economy of the agrarian sector in Amazonia.'

DR MAURICIO LISSOVSKY, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
6 Mar.: 'Media, public opinion and the popular vote: the 2005 referendum on gun control in Brazil.'

DR MARCELO TRINDADE, Chairman, CVM (Brazil's Securities and Exchange Commission)
Mon. 5 Feb., Saïd Business School: 'Developing capital markets.' (Joint seminar with the Saïd Business School)


Workshop: The judiciary and economic development in Brazil

This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 February, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Pre-registration is required: e-mail enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or telephone Oxford (2)84460. The convener is Dr Jairo Saddi, IBMEC Legal Centre, São Paulo. Details of the programme of the workshop will be announced later.

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Saïd Business School

Finance seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to faculty.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

JAVIER SUAREZ, CEMFI
16 Jan.: 'Procyclicality in a dynamic equilibrium model of relationship banking.'

VICENTE CUÑAT, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
23 Jan.: 'Globalisation and the provision of incentives inside the firm: the effect of foreign competition.'

ANDREA PRAT, LSE
13 Feb.: To be confirmed.

MAGNUS DAYLQUIST, Swedish Institute for Financial Research
20 Feb.: 'Direct evidence of dividend tax clienteles.'

TANO SANTOS, Columbia
27 Feb.: 'Habit persistence, the cross-section of stock returns, and the cash-flow risk puzzle.'

FRANK DE YONG, Tilburg
6 Mar.: 'Liquidity risk premia in corporate bond markets.'

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Centre for Criminology

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.

JOHN KLEINIG, City University of New York
17 Jan.: 'Liberty and security in an era of terrorism.'

SOPHIE BODY-GENDROT, Paris
31 Jan.: 'Recent urban unrest in France: anything new?'

MERCEDES HINTON, LSE
14 Feb.: 'Police and the political game in Argentina and Brazil.'

BEN CREWE, Cambridge
28 Feb.: 'The society of captives in a managerial era.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

British diplomatic perspectives on the Muslim world

SIR HAROLD WALKER, formerly Ambassador to Iraq, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 January, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: 'Lessons from Iraq.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Rocio Garavito (e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

The full programme can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page =138.

DR MARGARET KILEY, ANU
18 Jan.: 'Assessment and examination of the doctorate: why is Australia different?'

DR MATTS MATTSSON, Stockholm Institute of Education
1 Feb.: 'What are the characteristics of praxis-related research? What is there in terms of methods, methodology, and epistemology? What about the intersection of "research" and "practice"? How could this type of research be evaluated?'

PROFESSOR GRAHAM GIBBS
8 Feb.: 'Departmental leadership of teaching.'

DR JOHN ALBAN-METCALFE, Real World Group Ltd
15 Feb.: 'Leadership in higher education: it doesn't have to be herding cats.'

PROFESSOR NOEL ENTWISTLE, Edinburgh
22 Feb.: 'Learning at university and influences on it: changing perspectives.'

DR ANDREW NORTHEDGE, Open University
1 Mar.: 'Is higher learning essentially a by-product of participation in flows of "expert" meaning? What are the implications of such a view for students and for teachers?'

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Maison Française

Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Nicholas Cronk, and Alain Viala.

JAN HERMAN, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
18 Jan.: 'A rebours du pacte. Quelques réflexions sur le tabou autobiographique.'

WES WILLIAMS
1 Feb.: 'Pacal's monster: angels, beasts and being in between.'

EDWARD NYE
15 Feb.: 'How do you study eighteenth-century mime?'

KIRSTEN DICKHAUT, Universität Giessen
1 Mar.: 'Les utopias de Cythère.'


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Michael Sheringham and Marc Dambre.

CELIA BRITTON, University College London
25 Jan.: 'How to be primitive: Tropiques, Surrealism and Leiris.'

MICHEL LEYMARIE, Univrsité Charles de Gaulle-Lille III
8 Feb.: 'Albert Thibaudet: critique litteraire et essayiste politique.'

MARTIN CROWLEY, Cambridge
22 Feb.: 'Utopies: du dernier homme (encore et toujours)—Kojève, Blanchot, Baitaille, Mascolo, Fanon.'

ERIC ROBERTSON, Royal Holloway, University of London
8 Mar.: 'Writing the rhythms of light: avant-garde poetry and abstract film in France.'


Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Helen Swift.

ROWENA ARCHER
16 Jan.: 'Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk (d. 1475) and her books.'

PETER NOBLE, Reading
30 Jan: 'How biased are the chroniclers of the Fourth Crusade?'

YAN GREUB, Swiss National Science Foundation
13 Feb.: 'Le Chansonnier de Thibaut de Champagne.'

REBECCA DIXON, Manchester
27 Feb.: 'You can leave your hat on: dress and the mysteries of the sexed body in fifteenth-century Burgundy.'


New Directions in French Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on alternate Mondays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Marie-Claire Lavabre, Anne Simonin and Stéphane van Damme, CNRS-MFO.

SYLVAIN VENAIRE, Paris I-Sorbonne
15 Jan.: 'Travels in the nineteenth century. Prospects for a cultural history.'

PIERRE SERNA, Paris I-Sorbonne
29 Jan.: 'Qu'est-ce qu'une girouette? Le cas Montlosier.'

JUDITH LYON-CAEN, EHESS, Paris
12 Feb.: 'Is nineteenth-century literature a social science?'

BLAISE WILFERT-PORTAL, ENS, Paris
26 Feb.: 'Literary spirit of nations. A transnational study of cultural nationalism in Europe around 1900.'


History, politics and memory in twentieth-century Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the History Faculty Building, Broad Street.

Conveners: Robert Gildea, Worcester College and Marie-Caire Lavabre, CNRS- MFO.

ROBERT GILDEA
17 Jan.: 'The present, memory and history: an overview.'

SARAH GENSBURGER, Sciences-Po, Paris
24 Jan.: 'The process of remembrance through the title of "Righteous among the Nations": institutional frameworks and collective memory.'

CLAIRE ANDRIEU, Sciences-Po, Paris
31 Jan.: 'Political uses of the past in France.'

JAMES MARK, University of Exeter
7 Feb.: 'History reframed: the Communist and Fascist past in the post-Communist museum in central–Eastern Europe.'

JACQUES SEMELIN, Science-Po, Paris
14 Feb.: 'Understanding massacres. Exploring the role of memory.'

GRAHAM DAWSON, Brighton
21 Feb.: 'Making peace with the past? Memory, trauma and the Irish Troubles.'

REBECCA CLIFFORD
28 Feb.: 'Fascism, anti-Fascism and the Holocaust in contemporary Italian political culture.'

SANDRINE LEFRANC, CNRS-Unviersité de Paris X-Nanterre
7 Mar.: 'Post-conflict reconstruction and democratic peacebuilding.'


Study Day: Multiple masters: French prints after paintings, 1700–1900

This study day will be held in collaboration with the Modern European History Research Centre on Sat., 3 March from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Convener: Stephen Bann, Bristol.


Conferences

The following conferences will be held in the Maison Française unless indicated otherwise.

STÉPHANE VAN DAMME, CNRS-MFO and ALEXIS TADIÉ ;, MFO-Université de Paris 7 (Organisers)
Fri., 9 Feb., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.: 'L'Europe des Lumières: culture matérielle, culture intellectuelle.' (Le Collège de France à Oxford: a homage to Daniel Roche)

MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE, CNRS-MFO and ROBERT GILDEA (Organisers)
Fri., 16 Feb., 2–5 p.m., and Sat., 17 Feb., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: 'Micro-analysis: approaches and case studies.'

RICHARD SCHOLAR and ALEXIS TADIÉ (Organisers)
Fri., 23 Feb., 2–6 p.m., and Sat., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Fiction and the frontier between literature and philosophy.'

JEAN-LOUIS LABARRIÈRE, CNRS-MFO and OSWYN MURRAY (Organisers)
Fri., 2 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.: 'Pierre Vidal-Naquet à Oxford. Le chasseur noir.'

JEAN-FREDERIC SCHAUB, EHESS-MFO
Fri., 9 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.: 'Faire de l'Europe un objet d'histoire.'

LINE COTTEGNIES, Université de Paris 3 and ALEXIS TADIÉ ;, MFO-Université de Paris 7 (Organisers)
Sat., 10 Mar., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: 'Writing the new science in the age of Bacon: literature and scientific ideas in the seventeenth century.'

MARK PHILP and JOANNA INNES (Organisers)
Fris., 23 Mar., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sat., 24 Mar., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: 'Re- imagining democracy: "Claim of rights" in Britain, North America and France, 1780–1850.'


Other Lectures

The following events will be held in the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.

MARC LAZAR, Sciences-Po, Paris
Wed., 7 Feb., 5.15 p.m.: 'Continuity and change: the French Left from 1945 to the present day.' (Chair: Sudhir Hazareesingh)

CARLO GINZBURG, UCLA
Fri., 16 Feb., 5.15 p.m.: 'Coleridge, exoticism and empire.' (Chair: Duncan Wu)

CHRIS HUHNE, MP
Thurs., 22 Feb., 7.30 p.m.: To be announced. (European Movement, Oxfordshire Branch)

JOHN SCHEID, Collège de France
Tues., 6 Mar., 5.15 p.m.: To be announced.(Le Collège de France à Oxford) (Chair: Robert Parker)


Cinema

The following events will be held in the Maison Francaise on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Dr Reider Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College, will introduce each film. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

23 Jan.: Les enfants terribles. (1949. Director: Jean-Pierre Melville)

6 Feb.: Touchez pas au Grisbi (1953. Director: Jean Becker)

20 Feb.: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1957. Director: Louis Malle)

6 Mar.: Pickpocket (1959. Director: Robert Bresson)

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Queen Elizabeth House (department of International Development)

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development.

Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Dr Nandini Gooptu, and Mallarika Sinha Roy.

SHEFALI VIRKAR
18 Jan.: 'Wired for change? Exploring nascent e-government initiatives in Karnataka.'

DEEPAK K. MISHRA, Jawaharlal Nehru University
25 Jan.: 'Changing property rights and agrarian transformation in north-east India: the case of Arunachal Pradesh.'

RAVI RAMAN, Manchester
1 Feb.: 'The Trojan Horse in Asia: Kerala Model under pressure?'

DILIP MENON, Delhi and Cambridge
8 Feb.: 'Self-serving narratives: religion, history, and identity in fin-de-siècle south India.'

TOM HARRISON
15 Feb.: 'The social embeddeness of NGOs in West Bengal.'

SWAGATO SARKAR
22 Feb.: 'Contemporary activists and their politics.'

VANDANA UPADHYAY, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
1 Mar.: 'Gender and livelihood diversification in mountain economies: the case of the Eastern Himalayas.'

MICHAEL ROBERTS, Adelaide
8 Mar.: 'Sacrificial devotion and Tamil Tiger rites.'


Development seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, 3 Mansfield Road. Late changes to the seminars will be posted at www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminar s.html.

Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Professor Valpy Fitzgerald, and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

RODNEY HALL, Academic Director, Foreign Service Programme
18 Jan.: 'Central banking as global financial governance in the developing and developed worlds.'

TIM DI MUZIO, Foreign Service Programme
25 Jan.: 'The biopolitics of global capitalism.'

JO BOYDEN, Director, Young Lives Research Project
1 Feb.: 'The largest youth cohort the world will ever see: the implications for research.'

JASON HART
8 Feb.: 'Young people, armed conflict, and development.'

ROGER ZETTER
15 Feb.: 'More labels, fewer refugees: making and remaking the refugee label in an era of globalisation.'

MARIA JASCHOK, Director, International Gender Studies Centre
22 Feb.: 'Women's Empowerment in Muslim Contexts Project, 2006–11: the case of China—spaces of development, development for space.'

STEPHEN CASTLES, Director, International Migration Institute
1 Mar.: 'Migration and development: lessons from a comparison of five major emigration countries.'

SABINA ALKIRE, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
8 Mar.: 'Multinational poverty comparisons.'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Law, culture, and development

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.

Convener: Dr Maria Kurkchiyan.

PROFESSOR W.F. MENSKI, SOAS, London
29 Jan.: 'Muslim legal culture: why must we know it?'

DR FERNANDA PIRIE
5 Feb.: 'Law and order on the margins: the Chinese legal system in Tibet.'

PROFESSOR BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE
12 Feb.: 'Tax culture: a case from South India.'

CHRISTINA JONES-PAULY
19 Feb.: 'Applying Islamic law in globalised cultures.'

PROFESSOR ANNE GRIFFITHS, Edinburgh
26 Feb.: 'Gender and land reform: perspectives on legal pluralism from South Africa.'

PROFESSOR RANDALL PEERENBOOM, California, Los Angeles
Thur. 8 Mar., Seminar Room C: 'Between orientalisms: the use and misuse of culture in law and development studies of Asian legal systems.'

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Taylor Institution Library

Immer ein bisschen revolutionär: Oma, Mu, and me

IRENE GILL will talk on life as a refugee for three generations of women in her family, with readings from her two books, in German and English, at 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 January, in the Taylor Institution Library (confirm attendance to: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

Readings from A la recherche du temps perdu

NICOLE GORE will read Combray, la tante Léonie, and Le Temps retrouvé (extracts) in French, with introductions in French/English followed by discussion and questions, at 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Taylor Institution Library (limited seating—application to: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

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All Souls College

Commercial law: change and challenge

CHRISTOPHER BUTCHER, QC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

26 Jan.: 'Evidence in contract interpretation: principle and practical constraints.'

2 Feb.: 'European rules and private international law: how grave a threat to English commercial law?'

9 Feb.: 'Auditors' liability: the profession, Parliament, and the courts.'

16 Feb.: 'Insurance disputes: what future for good faith?'


Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

ELIOT COHEN, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 January, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: 'The military profession and modern war.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

DR CARL-JOHAN SEGER, Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Architect of the Integrated Design and Verification System, Intel, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Department of Engineering Science.

8 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design: theoretical physics meets high-volume manufacturing.'

22 Feb.: 'Micro-processor design. You wanted to design what?'

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Linacre College

Linacre Lectures

Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCE Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Building. The lectures are organised in conjunction with the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, and are supported by Tetra Laval.

Convener: Professor Sarah Whatmore.

PROFESSOR KENNETH OLWIG, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
18 Jan.: 'Embodied law v. bodies of law in the remaking of landscape: the "natural" legal and moral legacy of sheep.'

PROFESSOR NICK BLOMLEY, Simon Fraser
25 Jan.: 'Seeing like a judge: rivers, law and property.'

PROFESSOR DENIS COSGROVE, UCLA
1 Feb.: 'Images and imagination in twentieth-century environmentalism.'

PROFESSOR TIM INGOLD, Aberdeen
8 Feb.: 'Bindings against boundaries: entanglements of life in an open world.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS TILLEY, UCL
15 Feb.: 'Stonehenge: its landscape and its architecture: a re-analysis.' PROFESSOR JACQUIE BURGESS, UEA 22 Feb.: 'The politics of risk and radioactive waste in the UK.'

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LUKE, Virginia State University
1 Mar.: 'The politics of true convenience or inconvenient truth? Struggles over how to sustain capitalism, democracy and ecology in the twenty-first century?'

PROFESSOR MELISSA LEACH, Sussex
8 Mar.: 'Pathways to sustainability? Knowledge, power and politics in environment and development.'

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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar: How can democracies cope with minorities?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, THE RT. HON. CHARLES KENNEDY, MP, and ROGER LIDDLE, Policy Adviser, European Commission
16 Jan.: 'Minorities and Europe.'

SHAHID MALIK, MP, BARONESS FALKNER, and PROFESSOR TARIQ MODOOD, Bristol
23 Jan.: 'Does multiculturalism work?'

THE MOST REVD PETER SMITH, Archbishop of Cardiff, DR EVAN HARRIS, MP, and DR ROY GARDNER, Institute of Education, London
30 Jan: 'Faith schools: for and against.'

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN, columnist, the Independent, JOHN LLOYD, Reuters Institute and The Financial Times, and DR SCOTT BLINDER
6 Feb.: 'Minorities and politics.'

LORD TRIMBLE, MARK DURKAN, MP, and PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER
13 Feb.: 'The Northern Ireland experience.'

MICHAEL PORTILLO and PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
20 Feb.: 'France and Spain: lessons and warnings.'

THE RT. HON. JIM WALLACE, QC, MSP, ELFYN LLWYD, MP, and THE RT. HON. PAUL MURPHY, MP
27 Feb.: 'National minorities in the UK.'

LORD (DAVID) STEEL, H.E. MS LINDIWE MABUZA, South African High Commissioner, AND DR DAVID JOHNSON
6 Mar.: 'South Africa: what kind of reconciliation?'


Conceptualising Political Leadership in Greece and South East Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr Othon Anastasakis and Dr Renee Hirschon.

PROFESSOR PASCHALIS KITROMILIDES
15 Jan.: 'Broad theoretical concepts on political leadership in Greece and South East Europe.'

DR NIYAZI KILZIYUREK
22 Jan.: 'Religious nationalism and nationalism as religion: the cases of Makarios and Denktash.'

DR TAKIS PAPPAS
29 Jan.: 'Two models of charismatic emergence in democracy. The cases of Constantine Karamanlis and Andreas Papandreou.'

SIR MICHAEL LLEWELLYN SMITH
5 Feb.: 'On the role of political dynasties.'

DR VASSILIS GOUNARIS
12 Feb.: 'Patrons and Clients in Modern Greece.'

DR STEPHANIE SCHWANDERS
19 Feb.: 'Charisma, emergency and informal structures: generating leadership in two Albanian peripheries.'

PROFESSOR STEVAN PAVLOWITCH
26 Feb.:'The role of the Monarchy as a legitimising factor, 1830–WWII in South East Europe.'

DR SERAPHIM SEFERIADES
5 Mar.: 'Leadership and mass politics: inter-war communism in Greece and the Balkans.'

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St John's College Research Centre

Imagination

A one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 January, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. There will be five talks around the theme of 'Imagination'. The speakers are listed below. Full details of the programme may be found on the college Web site, www.sjc.ox.ac.uk (choose the link 'Research').

All members of the University are welcome, but space is limited. Those who wish to attend should e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

RITCHIE ROBERTSON: 'Imagination and Romanticism.'

PAUL HARRIS: 'Imagination and testimony in cognitive development.'

GREG CURRIE: 'Two kinds of imagining.'

SIMON OAKES: ' "Figure a sua fantasia per mostrar l'arte": imagination in painting.'

LOUISE BRADDOCK: 'Richard Wollheim on imagination and identification.'

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Trinity College

Richard Hillary Lecture

PHILIP PULLMAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Poco a poco: the fundamental particles of narrative.'

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Regent's Park College

Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture

A sense of place: landscapes human and divine

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

PROFESSOR DAVID BROWN, Durham
16 Jan.: 'Place and its enchantments.'

HELEN WOOLLEY, Sheffield
23 Jan.: 'God space: people space.'

PROFESSOR TIM GORRINGE, University of Exeter
30 Jan.: 'Blackbird Leys: a non-place urban realm?'

THE VERY REVD JUNE OSBORNE, Dean of Salisbury
6 Feb.: 'Sacred place: memory and longing.'

THE VERY REVD RICHARD GILES, Dean of Philadelphia
13 Feb.: ' "Repitching the tent": liturgy and sacred space.'

DR IAN BRADLEY, St Andrews
20 Feb.: 'Pilgrim landscapes.'

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD, Archdeacon of Oxford
27 Feb.: ' "In the city and under the mercy": Oxford as a sacred place of the imagination.'

THE RT REVD DR JOHN INGE, Bishop of Huntingdon
6 Mar.: 'A Christian theology of place.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

London Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 January, in the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1. Tickets, costing £10, may be obtained on application to Vikki Cunningham, Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

Subject: 'Edith Wharton and biography.'

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the New Extension to the Pitt Rivers, Robinson Close, South Parks Road.

DR STEPHANIE DALLEY 17 Jan.: 'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon—an old problem and its solution.'

ANDREW MILLS, PRM
14 Feb.: 'Exploring meaning in West Polynesian weapons.'

JONATHAN FOWLER, St Cross
14 Mar.: 'Acadie: the archaeology of a lost colony in north-eastern North America'

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Oxford Italian Association

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty admitted free. Enquiries: pmilner@clara.net, or telephone Oxford 377479.

PROFESSOR C. KING
Thur. 25 Jan., Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's: 'Women as patrons in the Italian Renaissance: nuns, widows, princesses.'

PROFESSOR FEDERICO VARESE
Wed. 21 Feb., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: 'Mobsters from the cold: the Russian mafia in Rome.'

DR CATHERINE HOLMES
Tue. 27 Feb., Seminar Room, 48 Woodstock Road, St Anne's: 'Norman Sicily: a crusader state?' (In collaboration with the Historical Society)


Other events

Fri., 19 Jan., 8 p.m., Rewley House: showing of film I giorni dell'abbandono (96 minutes; English subtitles). Admission free.

Tue., 14 Feb., 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

Thur., 8 Mar.: tutored wine-tasting: Italian Wines in Oxford. By ticket and for members only. Contact the Hon. Sec., Oxford 377479.

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Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia

Islam in Central Asia

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 15 February.

PROFESSOR DEVIN DEWEESE, Indiana
25 Jan.: 'The manes and tails of 400 horses. Yasavi- Naqshbandi rivalries through the prism of hagiography.'

AKUN SABITOV, film production designer, Almaty
1 Feb.: 'Modern cult architecture in Kazakhstan.'

DR JOHAN RASANAYAGAM, Aberdeen
8 Feb.: 'Good and bad Muslims: the place of tradition in fixing Islam in Uzbekistan.'

DR ALEXANDRE PAPAS, EHESS, Paris
15 Feb.: 'The Khwajas of Eastern Turkestan (sixteenth to nineteenth centuries): new sources.'

PROFESSOR THIERRY ZARCONE, CNRS, Paris
15 Feb: 'Muslim trends in Xinjiang (twentieth to twenty- first centuries): Sufi lineages, saint veneration, and Islamised shamanism.'

DR ALISHER ILKHAMOV, SOAS
22 Feb.: 'Perspectives of Islamic brands of democracy in Central Asia.'

PROFESSOR ALISHER KHAMIDOV, Johns Hopkins
1 Mar.: 'Islamic activism in the Ferghana Valley.'

PROFESSOR JO-ANN GROSS, New Jersey
8 Mar.: 'Current research on Islamic shrines in Tajikistan.'

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Oxford Intelligence Group

SIR RICHARD MOTTRAM, Permanent Secretary, Security, and Intelligence and Resilience, Cabinet Office, and Chair, Joint Intelligence Committee, will take part in a dinner/discussion at 7.15 on Monday, 22 January, in Nuffield College. The cost of dinner is £25 (students £15). Cheques, payable to Nuffield College, should be sent to Claire Bunce, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF by no later than 17 January.

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