University Gazette, 19 March 2008: Lectures
Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology
PROFESSOR N.J. BIGGAR will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 April, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Saving the "secular": the public vocation of moral theology.'
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.'
PROFESSOR OF POETRY
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Rhythms 3. Robert Graves?'
Weldon Memorial Prize Lecture
PROFESSOR NANCY KOPELL, Boston University, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2006, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Tickets are not required for admission. Those with special access requirements should telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.
Subject: 'Rhythms of the nervous system: how to connect biophysics and behaviour.'
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.'
Lyell Lectures in Bibliography
Collecting incunabula: Enlightenment, revolution, and the market—rediscovering and re-creating the earliest printed books in the eighteenth century
DR KRISTIAN JENSEN, British Library, will deliver the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Tue. 22 Apr.: 'Incunabula and freedom.'
Thur. 24 Apr.: ' "May the god of Gold be with you".'
Tue. 29 Apr.: 'Old books and new luxury—identifying incunabula in the market.'
Thur. 1 May: ' "The superiority which books give better than horses": incunabula and authority.'
Tue. 6 May: ' "Old books, very displeasing to the eye": re-creation and oblivion.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Astor Visiting Professor
PROFESSOR ARES ROSAKIS, California Institute of Technology, Astor Visiting Professor in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'Intersonic earthquakes: what laboratory earthquakes can tell us about real ones.'
PROFESSOR LORD MAY will deliver a Memorial Lecture in memory of John Burnett, formerly Chairman of the National Biodiversity Network Trust, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 April, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology. The lecture is open to all members of the University.
Convener: Sir Neil Chalmers, Warden of Wadham College.
Subject: 'Causes and consequences of the pending extinction spasm.'
Joint Fish Forum and Oxford Developmental Biology Seminar
This seminar will be held from 4 p.m. on Thursday, 27 March, in the Seminar Room, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The seminar is supported by the J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Fund.
Convener: Professor Roger Patient.
SALLY STRINGER, Manchester: 'The role of fine editing of heparan sulphate structure on zebrafish vasculature development.'
THOMAS CHIPPERFIELD, Bath: 'Identifying targets of Sox10 by microarray analysis.'
RACHEL ASHWORTH, Queen Mary, London: 'A role for calcium signalling in late muscle differentiation.'
Neuroscience Guest LecturesThe following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.
PROFESSOR NIGEL LEIGH, Institute of Psychiatry
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS FOX, Institute of Neurology, UCL
Medieval and Modern Languages
Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR MAIR PARRY, Bristol, will deliver the Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Matters of choice: language preferences in Italy today.'
Khalili Research Centre: The art and architecture of the Great Mughals
PROFESSOR EBBA KOCH, Vienna, Visiting Professor at the Khalili Research Centre, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Mondays days (except where stated otherwise) in the Khalili Research Centre.
28 Apr.: 'Why are the Great Mughals (r. 1526–1707) so important for the study of Islamic art?'
Fri. 2 May: 'Tolerance and universalism: the intellectual and artistic climate at Akbar's court.'
5 May: 'Mughal gardens and other approaches to landscape and nature.'
12 May: 'The Iranian identity of the Mughal Padshahs in their visual construction of universal rule.'
19 May: 'The Great Mughals and Europe: art as a link.'
26 May: 'Visual strategies of imperial ideology in Mughal history painting under Shah Jahan: the Windsor Castle Padshahnama.'
2 June: 'The garden palaces of riverfront Agra as a key to the problem of Mughal land ownership.'
9 June: 'The Taj Mahal as a statement in the "built tomb controversy".'
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Jews and Judaism in the early modern period
Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Joanna Weidberg.
JOSEPH HACKER, Jerusalem
THEODOR WILLIAM DUNKELGRÜN, Chicago
PIET VAN BOXEL
DAVID RUDERMAN, Philadelphia
ELEAZAR GUTWIRTH, Tel Aviv
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.
Convener: Dr Piet van Boxel.
DR JAVIER DEL BARCO, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
DR GARTH GILMOUR
PROFESSOR JAMES CHARLESWORTH, Princeton Theological
DR ESPERANZA ALFONSO, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
PROFESSOR CHAIM MILIKOWSKY, Bar Ilan
PROFESSOR STEVEN J. ZIPPERSTEIN, Stanford
PROFESSOR JOSEPH HACKER, Hebrew University of
Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War
PROFESSOR JOHN KELSAY, Research Professor and Richard L.
Rubenstein Professor of Religion, Florida State University,
will hold a seminar at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in
Seminar Room G, the Department of Politics and International
Relations. For details of a public lecture by Professor
Kelsay, on 1 May, see under 'Theology' below.
Subject: 'Arguing the just war in Islam.'
PROFESSOR JOHN KELSAY, Research Professor and Richard L. Rubenstein Professor of Religion, Florida State University, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in Lecture Room 1, Christ Church.
Subject: 'Islam and modern war.'
Ian Ramsey Centre and Sophia Europa Oxford
The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College.
Conveners: Professor Peter Harrison and Dr Margaret Yee.
PROFESSOR EDWARD B. DAVIS, Messiah College, Grantham,
PROFESSOR RICHARD SWINBURNE
PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON
Ashmolean Museum and the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
PROFESSOR MICHAEL VICKERS and DR SUSAN WALKER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture marks the recent acquisition by the Ashmolean of the Wilshere Collection of late Roman gold-glass, sarcophagi, and inscriptions. Those wishing to attend should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Oxford (2)78020.
Subject: 'Miracles, myths, and menorahs: celebrating the Wilshere Collection at the Ashmolean Museum.'
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
Lectures in honour of Cyril Mango
The following lectures will be given from 2 p.m. on Monday, 14 April, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. The event is sponsored by Lewis Chester with a grant from the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity.
PROFESSOR STEVEN WANDER: 'Ut scriptura, pictura. The Joshua Roll: drawings of an imperial column of triumph?'
PROFESSOR JIM CROW: 'Longinus, Constantine the Dragon Slayer and Manuel I: the last six centuries of the long-distance water supply of Constantinople.'
Centre for Criminology
Oxford Criminology Seminars
Unless otherwised indicated the following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building.
BARBARA HUDSON, Central Lancashire
VICTOR TADROS, Warwick
PROFESSOR FRANK ZIMRING, Berkeley
Thur. 22 May, Wharton Room, All Souls, 2 p.m.: 'The political economy of the death penalty in Asia.'
Oxford University Library Services
Oxford University Research Archive Seminar: priorities for MPLS, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Following the success of the first ORA seminar held in January, a second seminar will be held on Tuesday, 8 April, 10.30 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute. The seminar is for staff in the MPLS, Social Sciences, and Humanities divisions, and will be relevant to those in any way involved with research publications or other research output. The seminar will contribute to the further development of ORA.
ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) is the new online archive for research materials for the University. It offers benefits such as preservation and efficient management of the digital items it contains, easier discovery of and access to research materials, plus increased visibility for Oxford research. The archive is home to all types of research materials such as conference papers, articles, book chapters, reports, and discussion papers.
Enquiries and reservation requests should be directed to Sally Rumsey, ORA Service and Development Manager (e-mail: email@example.com). Further information can be found at http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk and www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/ora.
James Martin Twenty-first Century School
The following lectures, which are open to the public, will be given as shown in the Sheldonian Theatre.
PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia
PROFESSOR SIR JOHN SULSTON, and PROFESSOR JOHN HARRIS,
All Souls College
Secret networks and major misfortunes: an historical anthropology of 'crisis' in the African Great Lakes Region
DR RICHARD VOKES, Canterbury, New Zealand, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Wed. 23 Apr.: 'The many lives of the Nyabingi Spirit: rethinking the history and sociology of secret societies in south-western Uganda.'
Tue. 29 Apr.: 'Splicing the networks: millennarianism, HIV/AIDS, and the new Christianity in south-western Uganda.'
Wed. 30 Apr.: 'On the origins of violence: suicide, murder, and the limits of the academic detective.'
Tue. 6 May: 'Broadcasting networks: secret networks, new radio stations, and the Rwandan genocide of 1994.'
Wed. 7 May: 'Secret societies and the origins of crisis in the African Great Lakes.'
Oliver Smithies Lectures
DR UTTARA NATARAJAN, Goldsmiths College, London, will deliver two Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre II, the Faculty of English, the St Cross Building.
24 Apr.: 'Hazlitt and Shakespeare.'
8 May: 'Hazlitt's common sense.'
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