University Gazette, 24 May 2007: Lectures
Weldon Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WEST, Santa Fe Institute, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2005, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Anyone with specific access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'On the scale and unity of life.'
Oxford Sustainable Development Law Seminars
The following seminars, arranged by the Faculty of Law and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, will be held at 12.30 for 1 p.m. in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College. A light lunch will be available at 12.30 p.m., followed by the talk at 1 p.m. Those wishing to attend should inform Melissa Castello beforehand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Convener: Dr Cinnamon Carlarne, Wadham College.
GISELLE FERREIRA DE ARAUJO
Ethox Centre and Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park Seminar Series 2007: From principles to practice: implementing genetic database governance
PROFESSOR DAVID VAVER will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, in the Ethox Centre Library, Gibson Building, Block 21, Radcliffe Infirmary. Essential information about clearing site security is available at www.ggd.org.uk.
Subject: 'Medical databases: fit for intellectual property rights?'
Philology and its dangers: canonical texts, modes of knowledge, cultural crises
This seminar and discussion group, part of the Oxford–Princeton–Columbia Partnership for the Comparative History of Philology in Early Modern Asia, will be held on Friday, 1 June, 2.15–5.30 p.m., in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College. Further details may be found at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sa/ under 'Lectures, Seminars and Events'.
PROFESSOR POLLY O'HANLON: Introduction.
SHELDON POLLOCK, Columbia: 'Future philology? The fate of a soft science in a hard world.'
BENJAMIN ELMAN, Princeton: 'Changing views of late imperial Chinese classicism.'
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI: 'Early modern Sanskrit scholars and the forged Bhagavata.'
JOANNA WEINBERG: 'Forgery and critical philology in the work of Azariah de'Rossi.'
Oriental Studies and South Asian Studies Programme, St Antony's College
Oxford Early Modern South Asia Workshop: Ideas in circulation
This workshop will be held on Friday, 25 May, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., and on Saturday, 26 May, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. There is no formal registration or fee for attendance, but those wishing to attend are asked to contact Professor Polly O'Hanlon (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conveners: Professor Christopher Minkowski, Professor Polly O'Hanlon, and Dr David Washbrook.
Muzaffar Alam, Chicago
Imre Bangha, Oxford
Allison Busch, Columbia
Jeevan Deol, SOAS
Jonardon Ganeri, Liverpool
Nile Green, Manchester
Christopher Minkowski, Oxford
Polly O'Hanlon, Oxford
Sheldon Pollock, Columbia
V. Narayana Rao, Wisconsin
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA
David Taylor, Oxford
David Washbrook, Oxford
Dominik Wujastik, UCL
AMBASSADOR ASHRAF JEHANGIR QAZI, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 May, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter College. The lecture, which will be chaired by the Chancellor, Lord Patten, is arranged jointly by the Centre for International Studies and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Department of Politics and International Relations; European Studies Centre and Middle East Centre, St Antony's College; and Exeter College.
Subject: 'The role of the UN in the future of Iraq.'
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: inaugural lecture and seminars
PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture will be open to the public, and admission is free.
Subject: 'What theory of justice?'
The following seminars will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road. The seminars are open to the public, but registration is necessary (e-mail: email@example.com).
FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON, Chief Economist, World Bank,
FRANCESCA PERUCCI, Statistics Division, UN, and PROFESSOR
STEPHEN KLASEN, Göttingen
PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Harvard, and MICHAEL SPENCE, Chair,
Commission on Growth and Development
SIR TONY ATKINSON and FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON
Perspectives on the Human Sciences
PROFESSOR SIMON BARON-COHEN, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Note: the lecture will take place in the University Museum, and not in the Pauling Centre, as previously announced.
Alan Emery Lecture
PROFESSOR FRANCESCO MUNTONI, Imperial College, and Director, Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'Why sugars are important for your muscle and brain: lessons from muscular dystrophies.'
Lee Seng Tee Lecture
DR KENNETH FINCHAM will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.
Subject: 'An Oriel Sphinx? Provost Blencowe (1574–1618).'
St Antony's College
LORD SKIDELSKY will deliver the Elliott Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.
Subject: 'Russia's role in the future government of the world.'
Poets as translators
DON SHARE, Curator of the Poetry Room, Harvard, and SASHA DUGDALE, currently working as a translator and consultant at the Royal Court Theatre, London, will lecture in this series at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 8 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.