University Gazette, 30 November 2006: Lectures
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 St Cross 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.'
Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House
PROFESSOR JEFF HALPER, Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Nobel Peace Prize nominee 2006, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 December, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The event is organised by the Middle East Centre, St Antony's, the Refugee Studies Centre and the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The end of unilateralism? Israel after the Lebanon war.'
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
PROFESSOR NICK BLOMLEY, Simon Fraser
PROFESSOR DENIS COSGROVE, UCLA
PROFESSOR TIM INGOLD, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR CHRIS TILLEY, UCL
PROFESSOR JACQUIE BURGESS, UEA
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LUKE, Virginia State University
PROFESSOR MELISSA LEACH, Sussex
St John's College Research Centre
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 email@example.com.
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.'
Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science
CHRISTOPHER CLARKSON will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 December, in the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street.
Subject: 'Parchment: its manufacture and uses.'