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Oxford University Gazette, 22 May 2008: Lectures

Inaugural Lecture

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".'

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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.'

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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: andrea.nagel@oup.com).

Mon. 2 June: 'Endogenous risk.'

Tue. 3 June: 'Securitisation and financial stability.'

Wed. 4 June: 'Financial regulation and monetary policy.'

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Classics

Politics, culture, and the ancient world in post-war Greece

This colloquium, arranged jointly by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama and Modern Greek Studies, will be held in the Lecture Theatre, the Classics Centre, on Monday, 16 June, 2–6.30 p.m. Enquiries should be directed to the APGRD, Classics Centre, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU (e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

CONSTANZE GUTHENKE, Princeton: 'Inside or outside the university? Greek classical scholarship after 1945.'

ELEFTHERIA IOANNIDOU: 'The heterotopia of the ancient theatre: Greek tragedy and cultural politics in post-war Greece.'

PANTELIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol: 'The tragedy of history in Theo Angelopoulos' Travelling Players.'

DIMITRIS PAPANIKOLAOU: 'Popular culture, banal exceptionalism and the classical tradition in post-war Greece.'

DIMITRIS TZIOVAS, Birmingham: 'Meta-classical revisions: modern attitudes to the past.' (Followed by plenary discussion, led by Professor Edith Hall and Professor Oliver Taplin)

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History

There and back again: re-fashioning journey and place in the Middle Ages

This inderdisciplinary symposium will be held on Saturday, 7 June, in Balliol College. The day will include a session held in the thirteenth-century shrine of St Frideswide in Christ Church Cathedral, reconstructed in 2002./p Speakers include Colin Morris (Southampton), John Blair (Oxford), John Hines (Cardiff), and Kathryn Rudy (The Hague).

Topics discussed will include: journeys in literature; virtual pilgrimage; images and art; architecture and the Holy Sepulchre in the West.

Further details and a registration form can be found at www.medieval.ox.ac.uk/tab/.

Conveners: Kathryn Beebe (kathryn.beebe@balliol.ox.ac.uk), Bernard Gowers (bernardgowers@gmail.com), and Laura Varnam (laura.varnam@univ.ox.ac.uk).

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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: hicks@maths.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Manipulating thin-film flows: from patterned substrates to evaporating systems.'

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Medieval and Modern Languages

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE ROGER, EHESS, CNRS, and University of Virginia, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.

Subject: 'Roland Barthes, le plaisir du texte et le retour de M. Teste.'

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Oriental Studies

AMBASSADOR YIM SUNG-JOON, President, the Korea Foundation, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Lincoln College EPA Science Centre, Museum Road. The meeting will be chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: 'Korea's transformation—1975–2008, and challenges for the future.'


PROFESSOR HIDEKI KISHIMOTO, Kobe University, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Centre for Linguistics. The lecture is open to the public.

Convener: Dr Bjarke Frellesvig.

Subject: 'Oblique subjects in Japanese.'

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Social Sciences

Oxford Research Network on Government in Africa: Thomas Hodgkin Lecture

DR A.R. MUSTAPHA will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: 'The passing of akida: peasants, democratisation, and Islamism in rural Nigeria.'


Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: book-launch and panel discussion

DR GWENDOLYN SAASE will speak at the launch of her book The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Senior Common Room, Nuffield College.

The panellists will be PROFESSOR CATRIONA KELLY, PROFESSOR ROBERT SERVICE, and PROFESSOR STEFAN WOLFF, University of Nottingham.


Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society: book-launch

PROFESSOR LORD BHIKHU PAREKH will introduce his new book A New Politics of Identity: Political Principles for an Interdependent World, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Further details may be found at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/future_conferences_events.shtml.

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Financial markets and environmental governance

This day-long workshop will be held on Thursday, 29 May (from 9 a.m), in the Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. There is no conference fee, but those wishing to attend should inform Eric Knight (e-mail: eric.knight@magd.ox.ac.uk) by 27 May.

Morning session, 9–10.20 a.m.: ESG risks and financial markets

GORDON CLARK and ERIC KNIGHT: `Institutional investors, the political economy of corporate disclosure, and the market for corporate social responsibility: implications from the UK.'

CHRIS WRIGHT, London School of Economics: `Explaining the integration of ESG risks into investment decisions.'

Late morning session, 10.40–11.20 a.m.: Emerging carbon markets and finance

FLORIAN IELPO, CES-CNRS and Dexia, University of Paris I: `Risk aversion and institutional information disclosure on the European carbon market: a case study of the 2006 compliance event.'

JULIEN CHEVALLIER, EconomiXCNRS, University of Paris: `The EU emissions trading scheme disentangling the effects of industrial production and CO2 emissions on carbon prices.'

Afternoon session, 1.30–2.50 p.m.: Emerging carbon markets and finance (continued)

JANELLE KNOX-HAYES: `The developing carbon financial service industry: expertise, adaptation and complementarity in London and New York.'

MIRIAM SCHRÖDER and MARKUS LEDERER, Potsdam: `New modes of governance in the carbon market.'

Late afternoon session, 3.10–4.30 p.m.: Financial markets and national institutions

RALF SCHÜLE, Wuppertal Institute: `The emergence of global carbon markets and the evolution of the international climate regime bottom-up support of top-down processes?'

KENNETH AMAESHI and CATARINA FIGUEIRA, Cranfield: `Neither national boundaries nor transnational social spaces: accounting for variations in valuation of ESG risks in varieties of capitalism.' (Followed by closing remarks, 4.30–4.45 p.m.)

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Theology

CARDINAL JEAN-LOUIS TAURAN, President, Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 May, in the Saïd Business School.

Subject: 'Inter-religious dialogue: a risk or an opportunity?'

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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.'

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Research Laboratory for Archaeology

ELENA GARCEA, University of Cassino, will hold a seminar at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Board Room, the Department of Geography, the Dyson Perrins Building.

Convener: Dr J.-L. Schwenninger.

Subject: 'Our Aterian ancestors.'

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Ashmolean Museum

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: easter-art@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

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: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk .

Subject: 'Persepolis and the founding of an empire.'

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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.

SALLY SMITH
22 May, Seminar Room A: 'For love or money? Fair trade business models in the UK supermarket sector.'

MARK HAYES, Cambridge
29 May, Seminar Room B: 'Well-intentioned but misguided? An economist's perspective on fair trade.'

DR NICHOLLS
5 June, Seminar Room A: 'What gives fair trade its right to operate? Organisational legitimacy and strategic management.'

CATHERINE DOLAN
12 June, James Martin Institute Seminar Room: 'Virtual moralities: the mainstreaming of fair trade tea in Kenyan tea-fields.'

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Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

Inaugural lecture

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: email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting will be chaired by Sir Colin Lucas.

Subject: 'The (w)hole of history: the case of Diderot.'

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International Gender Studies Institute

Cross-cultural research in gender studies

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House. Arrangements for the seminar on 22 May differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Sian Crisp, Paul Heinonen, and Maria Jaschok.

DR KATHERINE SWANCUTT
22 May: 'Moral economies of fortune: predation, cultivation, and time among the Nuosu of south-west China and the Buryats of north-east Mongolia.'

DR SUMANAS DAS, Rabindra-Bharati University, Calcutta
5 June: 'Two women writers of the Bengali diaspora: Ketaki Kushari Dyson and Dilara Hashem.'

DR SARAH C. WHITE, Bath
12 June: 'Domains of contestation: gender politics and Islam in Bangladesh.'

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Future of Humanity Institute

Global Catastrophic Risks Conference

This conference, to be held in Oxford, 17–20 July, will bring together leading experts working in a number of different disciplines, but who all study possible catastrophes that would inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. The conference will provide delegates with an overview of the key risks and the state of current thinking on each of them. It will also be a forum to bring together scholars from different disciplines to discuss the common problems and methodologies which affect the study of global catastrophic risks.

Topics treated will include: nuclear terrorism; cosmic threats such as supernova, comets and asteroids; the long-term fate of the universe; pandemics; nanotechnology; ecological disasters which drastically reduce biodiversity; climate change; biotechnology and biosecurity; the cognitive biases associated with making judgements in the context of global catastrophic risk; social collapse; the role of the insurance industry in mitigating and quantifying risk.

A detailed programme, and information on registration arrangements, can be found at www.global-catastrophic-risks .com. The deadline for registration is Monday, 26 May.

Students and staff of the University can register for the conference free of charge, but optional events will be charged at the normal rate. The should attach a photocopy of a valid university card to the registration form, and write 'member of Oxford University' next to the 'Conference fee' section of the form.

Enquiries should be directed to the Conference Co-ordinator (e-mail: risks@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).< /p>

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Museum of the History of Science

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK ELVIN will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is open to the public, and free of charge.

Subject: 'Science and civilisation in China: Joseph Needham today.' ( Professor Elvin discusses the work of the great historian of Chinese science, Joseph Needham, and considers its relevance to the history of science and to contemporary Chinese culture)

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Oxford Internet Institute

LARRY SANGER, Editor in Chief of Citizendium, and a founder of Wikipedia, and ANDREW KEEN, author of The Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. Those wishing to attend should email details of name, and affiliation if any, to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Is the future of the Internet the future of knowledge?'


DR TANYA BYRON will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road. The respondents will be PROFESSOR JOHN PALFREY and ANNIE MULLINS, Global Head of Content Standards, Vodafone.

Those wishing to attend should email details of name, and affiliation if any, to events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Beyond Byron: towards a new culture of responsibility.'

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Latin American Centre

DR ENRIQUE CARDENAS, Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, Mexico, will lecture at 11.15 a.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Latin American Centre. Enquiries may be directed to enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The Mexican Bank nationalisation, twenty-five years later: the story told by its actors.'

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Maison Francaise

Modern French Seminar

JEAN-JACQUES LECERCLE, Paris X–Nanterre, will hold a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Maison Française.

Subject: 'Myth, history and fiction: Morozov, Foucault, Rancière.'


Reading

ISMAÏL KADARÉ, writer, will present and read from his work at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 2 June, in the Maison Française. The translator will be David Bellos, Princeton University, and the meeting will be chaired by Noel Malcolm.

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All Souls College

Chichele Lectures

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.'

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Green College

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.'


Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MACMAHON, Sydney, will deliver the Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Blood pressure: from observational to randomised evidence.'

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Kellogg College

Kellogg College Centre for Learning in the Professions

Inaugural lecture

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: geoff.hayward@education.ox .ac.uk).

Subject: 'Professional learning trajectories: personal experiences and future policies for lifelong learning in a time of rapid change.'

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Oriel College

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.'

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St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre

Modern South Asian History Seminars: revised notice

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: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk). The details given below differ from those previously published.

Convener: Professor Polly O'Hanlon.

RUPA VISVANATH, Pennsylvania
27 May: 'Political pariahs, religion, and the social in dyarchic Madras.'

RADHIKA SINGHA, JNU
3 June: 'Passport, ticket, and rubber stamp: the "problem" of the pauper pilgrim in colonial India.'


Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

DR ANDREI GRACHEV, formerly Mikhail Gorbachev's presidential press spokesman, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Gorbachev's gamble: the end of the Cold War as seen from Moscow.'

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St Hilda's College

Lecture

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Vernon-Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Subject: 'Race and the media.'

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St John's College

'A lost generation': modernity on stage in Napoleonic France

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on the days shown in the St John's College Research Centre. As space is limited, those wishing to attend should first contact the convener.

Convener: Camilla Murgia (e-mail: camilla.murgia@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BANN, Bristol
Thur. 29 May: 'Emulation after David: from troubadours to historical genre.'

PROFESSOR PASCAL GRIENER, Neuchâtel
Thur. 5 June: 'Pride and prejudice: visions of the French School during the First Empire.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT GILDEA
Tue. 10 June: 'The historic turn in France after the Revolution.'

DR MEHDI KORCHANE, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris
Thur. 12 June:'Entre indépendance, académisme, et liberté: l'artiste moderne en France, du Directoire à la Restauration.'

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Regent's Park College

McCandless Lecture

DR JAMES C. KLOTTER, State Historian of Kentucky and Professor of History, Georgetown College, will deliver the McCandless Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in Regent's Park College.

Convener: Dr N.J. Wood.

Subject: 'The historian as detective: unravelling a Kentucky tragedy.'

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Friends of the Bodleian

Thirty-minute lecture

DR CHRISTOPHER FLETCHER, Head of Western Manuscripts, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £5 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with the Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'From the Fastolf Master to Jan van Hogspeuw: the poetic importance of Philip Larkin's picture postcards.'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

RUPERT SMITH will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for non-members costs £2.

Subject: 'The natural dye project in the Wangden Valley of Tibet.'

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