University Gazette, 15 May 2008: Lectures
Professor of Linguistics
PROFESSOR ADITI LAHIRI will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: ' "Language asymmetries in the brain: "handbags" = "hambags", but "ham dish" ≠ "hand dish".'
Professor of Mathematical Finance
PROFESSOR XUNYU ZHOU will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be followed by the Nomura Lecture.
Subject: 'Risk, human judgement, and asset allocation.'
PROFESSOR HARRY M. MARKOWITZ will deliver the Nomura Lecture, via video-link from the United States, at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre. The lecture will follow Professor Xunyu Zhou's inaugural lecture.
Subject: 'A taxonomy of risk-facing behaviour.'
Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History
PROFESSOR JEFFREY WILLIAMSON, Harvard, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'Globalisation and the great divergence.'
Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture
SIR ALAN WILSON, Professor of Urban and Regional Systems, Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis, University College London, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.
Subject: 'Superconcepts for interdisciplinary research.'
O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies
DR KATHERINE FORSYTH, Glasgow, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Rocking the cradle of Scottish Christianity: new work on Whithorn and its carved stones.'
PROFESSOR SUSAN SULEIMAN, Harvard, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Language, foreignness, and the Canon: Beckett/Némirovsky.'
Vice-Chancellor's Research Forum
The Vice-Chancellor will hold an interdisciplinary Research Forum, on the subject of Global Health, on Tuesday, 20 May, 2–6.30 p.m., in the Nissan Lecture Theatre at St Antony's College.
The Research Forum is intended to bring together people from across the Collegiate University who have an interest in global health research. The event will comprise a series of presentations by Oxford academics about their research in the field of global health, and a roundtable discussion of the problem of, and potential advances in, global health. All members of the University are welcome to attend the Research Forum.
Further information can be obtained from Dr Chris Ballinger (e-mail: email@example.com).
Clarendon Lectures in Finance
Risk and liquidity
PROFESSOR HYUN SONG SHIN, Professor of Economics, Princeton, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Further information can be found at www.finance.ox.ac.uk and at www.oup.co.uk/academic/socsci/economics/clef/. Enquiries should be directed to Andra Nagel, Oxford University Press (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mon. 2 June: 'Endogenous risk.'
Tue. 3 June: 'Securitisation and financial stability.'
Wed. 4 June: 'Financial regulation and monetary policy.'
Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to Gustavo de Carvalho (e-mail: email@example.com).
BRIONY SMITH, Manchester
DR PHIL CLARK
PROFESSOR WILLIAM SCHABAS, Director, Irish Centre for
PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
EC Law Discussion Group
The following meetings will be held at 12.50 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room C, the Law Faculty.
Convener: Dr Katja Ziegler.
PROFESSOR ULF BERNITZ, Stockholm
PROFESSOR DR WOLFGANG SCHÖN, Max Planck Institute for
Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Brooke Benjamin Lecture in Fluid Dynamics
PROFESSOR HOWARD STONE, Harvard, will deliver the second Brooke Benjamin Lecture in Fluid Dynamics at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Mathematical Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Mrs M. Hicks (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Manipulating thin-film flows: from patterned substrates to evaporating systems.'
Oxford Physics Colloquia
The following colloquia will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Conveners: Professor I. Walmsley, Dr A. Boothroyd, Professor D. Sherrington, and Professor R. Davies.
PROFESSOR D. WEAIRE, Trinity College, Dublin
PROFESSOR R. JONES, Sheffield
Department of Engineering Science
The following lectures will be given on Wednesdays in the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.
DR TOM COUGHLIN, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
THOMAS SHANNON, OMG PLC
Peter Moores Lecture
PROFESSOR W. RICHARD SCOTT, Stanford, will deliver the Peter Moores Lecture at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School.
Convener: Professor Mari Sako.
Subject: 'Professions, organisations, and fields.'
DR GUIDO VAN RIJN will lecture at 1.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.
Convener: Dr Daniel Butt.
Subject: 'They accused me of forgery, I can't even write my name: African-American education in blues lyrics.'
Seminar: Financial markets and environmental governance
This seminar will be held on Thursday, 29 May, 9 a.m.–4.45 p.m., in the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Eric Knight, Magdalen College (e-mail: email@example.com).
MICHAEL SPENCE, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and Nobel Laureate in Economics, and PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Convener: Timothy Cullen, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'What does it take to achieve high, sustainable, and inclusive growth in developing countries? Findings of the Commission on Growth and Development.'
Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Democracy and inequality: old questions, new agendas
The Inaugural Conference of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy, on the above topic, will be held from 9.15 a.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Building, 9.15 a.m. Further information, and registration details, may be found at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events/.
Department of Sociology
DR MANALI DESAI, Kent at Canterbury, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'Movements and the politics of method: reflections from South Asia.'
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
The following lectures will be given at 4.25 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Boardroom, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment.
Convener: Dr Sarah Dyer.
PROFESSOR DIANE PERRONS, Director, Gender Institute,
DR A. JAMES, Queen Mary, London
Brazilian Studies Programme: Accountability institutions and political corruption in Brazil
This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 May (from 8.45 a.m), in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to attend should provide name and affiliation to Elvira Ryan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) by 16 May.
TIMOTHY J. POWER, Oxford, and MATTHEW M. TAYLOR, São
Morning session, 9.15 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Politics, political institutions, and the media
CARLOS PEREIRA, Michigan State, TIMOTHY J. POWER, and ERIC RAILE, North Dakota State: 'The multiparty presidential system and political-electoral accountability.'
LUCIO RENNÓ, Brasília: 'Corruption and votes: the Brazilian presidential elections of 2002 and 2006.'
DAVID SAMUELS, Minnesota, LUCIO RENNÓ, Brasília, and CARLOS PEREIRA, Michigan State: 'Corruption, media exposure, campaign finance, and re-election: what's the connection?'
MAURO PORTO, Tulane: 'Media and political accountability in Brazil: the case of Rede Globo.' (Followed by discussion)
Afternoon session, 2–5.30 p.m.: The role of accountability institutions
MATTHEW M. TAYLOR, São Paulo: 'A blind eye and bound hands: the judiciary, electoral courts, and accountability in Brazil.'
BRUNO SPECK, Campinas: 'Strengths and flaws of auditing public resource management: the role of CGU, TCU, and the National Congress.'
ROGÉRIO B. ARANTES, Catholic University of São Paulo: 'The Brazilian Feds: the Federal Police and the public ministry in the fight against corruption.'
FIONA MACAULAY, Bradford: 'Corruption and accountability in the criminal justice system: police, prisons, and the courts.' (Followed by discussion and closing remarks)
Rothermere American Institute
Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters
LORRIE MOORE, author of works including Birds of
America, will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in
American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in
the Rothermere American Institute.
Subject: 'Random things one can learn from a visiting writer.'
William Cohn Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR JONATHAN BLOOM, Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College, will deliver the fortieth William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. As seating is limited, prior booking is recommended (telephone: Oxford (2)78067, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'On the paper trail: how paper travelled from China to the West.'
Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR ELSPETH DUSINBERRE, Colorado, will deliver the fourth Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Enquiries and reservation requests should be made to Oxford (2)78020, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Persepolis and the founding of an empire.'
Saïd Business School
Oxford Fair Trade Research Group
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Saïd Business School.
Convener: Dr Alex Nicholls.
ALBERT TUCKER, Development Consultant
MARK HAYES, Cambridge
Oxford Finance Symposium
The Oxford Finance Symposium will be held as follows in the Saïd Business School. Further information can be found at www.finance.ox.ac.uk. Enquiries should be directed to the Symposium Administrator, Christine Seal (telephone: Oxford (2)88817, e-mail: email@example.com).
For details of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance (2–4 June), see above.
JOHAN WALDEN, Berkeley
GIANNI DE NICOLO, IMF
HULYA ERASLAN, Wharton
MICHAEL REBELLO, Texas at Dallas
NICHOLAS BOLLEN, Vanderbilt
ALEX EDMANS, Wharton
THOMAS RIETZ, Iowa
ALBERY KYLE, Robert H. Smith School of Business
SUDIPTO DASGUPTA, Hong Kong University of Science and
CHARLES KAHN, Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
HARRISON HONG, Princeton
Oxford–Penn Law and Finance Round-table: Private equity, hedge funds, and corporate governance
PROFESSOR MARCO BECHT, Free University, Brussels
PROFESSOR EDWARD B. ROCK, Pennsylvania
Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment
PROFESSOR MARIAN HOBSON will deliver the inaugural lecture
of the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 29 May, in the Taylor Institution. Enquiries should
be directed to Liz Hancock (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'The (w)hole of history: the case of Diderot.'
Thinking about the past, planning the future. How to digitise the humanities?
This conference will be held on 22, 23, and 24 May in the Maison Française.
Conveners: Paolo D'Iorio, Anne Simonin, Alexis Tadié, and Paul Flather.
Thursday, 22 May
Why should we digitise the humanities? Digital libraries and research infrastructure
PAUL FLATHER and ALEXIS TADIÉ 2.30 p.m.: Introduction.
LUCA MARTINELLI, European Commission
LOU BURNARD, OUCS, and MARTIN WYNNE, Oxford Text
MILAD DOUEIHI, Glasgow
PAOLO D'IORIO, CNRS
Friday, 23 May
What works? What doesn't? (1) Did they want what they have achieved?
ALAIN GIFFARD 9.20 a.m.: 'From the Très Grande Bibliothèque Numérique to Gallica.'
LYNNE BRINDLEY, British Library
GINO RONCAGLIA, Rome
What works? What doesn't? (2) Can institutions act better?
DENIS BRUCKMANN, Bibliothèque Nationale de France2.30 p.m.: 'Digital strategy of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.'
DAVID ROBEY, AHRC
YANNICK MAIGNIEN, CNRS
JILL COUSINS, Director, European Library
Saturday, 24 May
Access issues: introductory lectures
ROBERT MORRISSEY and RUSS HORTON, ARTFL 9.20 a.m.: 'The ARTFL project: from words to works.'
SOPHIE LIEBER, Conseil d'Etat
CHRISTINE MADSEN, Oxford Internet Institute
Round Table: Should free access be our goal?
RICHARD BOULDERSTONE, British Library: 'Life-cycle costs of digitisation.'
MATS DAHLSTRÖM, Swedish School of Library and Information Science: 'Digitised library collections—an open source approach.'
RALF STOCKMANN, Centre for Retrospective Digitisation, Göttingen: 'Why librarians are a dying breed and what digitization has to do with it.'
Other participants: Denis Bruckmann, Pietro Corsi, Paolo D'Iorio, Jill Cousins, Alain Giffard, Christine Madsen, Yannick Maignien, Luca Martinelli, Robert Morrissey, and Richard Ovenden.
Refugee Studies Centre
Elizabeth Colson Lecture
PROFESSOR JAMES C. SCOTT, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University, will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in Somerville College. Enquiries should be directed to Katherine Salahi (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Zomia, a zone of resistance: the last great enclosure movement and stateless peoples in south-east Asia.'
James Martin School of the Twenty-first Century and the Oxford Institute of Ageing
The Scandinavian welfare model: the contract between generations and sustainability in the twenty-first century
This workshop will be held on Friday, 23 May, in the James Martin School, the Old Indian Institute, 10 a.m.–12 noon. The workshop is open to all members of the University, and prior registration is not required. Enquiries may be directed to Carole Newbigging (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Convener: Dr G.W. Leeson, Oxford Institute of Ageing.
Speaker: BJARNE HASTRUP, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Copenhagen.
Discussants: Kenneth Howse, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing, and Dr Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Politics.
All Souls College
All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–15
DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.
30 May: 'Affluence and anxiety: the significance of the Asquith Commission.'
6 June: 'Historians and men of letters: the emergence of a research college.'
13 June: 'Wykehamists and public servants: the recasting of the Ansonian ideal.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
Can we win the long war against global corruption?
MR BEN W. HEINEMAN, JR, former Senior Vice-President for Law and Public Affairs, General Electric Co., will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 4, the Saïd Business School. Online registration is necessary
20 May: 'Inside the private firm?'
27 May: 'Through governmental initiatives?'
Alan Emery Lecture
LORD WALTON OF DETCHANT will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.
Subject: 'A myologist in the House.'
Kellogg College Centre for Learning in the Professions
PROFESSOR MICHAEL ERAUT, an internationally renowned scholar in the field of professional learning, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Centre for Learning in the Professions at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.
The lecture is open to all members of the University, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should contact Dr Geoff Hayward (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Professional learning trajectories: personal experiences and future policies for lifelong learning in a time of rapid change.'
Lady Margaret Hall
Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture
SIR MARK LYALL GRANT, Director General, Political, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will deliver the Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Admission will be by invitation only. Invitations may be obtained on application to Janet Wardell (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)74302).
Subject: 'Reflections on Pakistan.'
John Wesley Lecture
DR DEBORAH MADDEN will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.
Subject: 'Saving souls and saving lives: John Wesley's "inward and outward health".'
Thomas Harriot Lecture
DR MARK NICHOLLS, St John's College, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Last act? 1618 and the shaping of Sir Walter Ralegh's reputation.'
Lee Seng Tee Lecture
DR PETER NOCKLES, Curator, Department of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Oriel and the making of John Henry Newman.'
St Antony's College
Asian Studies Centre
Modern South Asian History Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: email@example.com).
Convener: Professor Polly O'Hanlon.
SUMATI RAMASWAMY, Duke University
RADHIKA SINGHA, JNU
RUPA VISVANATH, Pennsylvania
Workshop: Munshis, pandits, and record-keepers: scribal communities in India, from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth centuryThis workshop will be held on 13 and 14 June in St Antony's College. Further details can be found at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sa/Munshis-Pandits-and-Record-Keepers.shtml.
Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DAVID MIKLOWITZ, Colorado, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'The role of the family in the course and treatment of bipolar disorder.'
Isaiah Berlin Lecture
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College.
Subject: 'Isaiah Berlin and the challenge of multiculturalism.'
Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
H.H. Asquith and the Liberal legacy
DR LAWRENCE GOLDMAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in Convocation House. The lecture, which is arranged by the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to mark the centenary of Asquith's 1908 Liberal Government, will be followed by a panel and open forum discussion. A selection of manuscripts will be on display in the Divinity School.