University Gazette, 14 May 2009: Lectures
Professor of Social Anthropology
PROFESSOR DAVID GELLNER will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'The awkward social science? Anthropology on schools, elections, and revolution in Nepal.'
Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies
PROFESSOR VESNA WALLACE will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'When a Buddha becomes a Mongol.'
Montague Burton Professor of International Relations
PROFESSOR ANDREW HURRELL will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Provincialising Westphalia: the study of global international society in the twenty-first century.'
Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience
PROFESSOR JONATHAN FLINT will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'The genetic basis of depression.'
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Lecture by a Senior Member of the Cabinet
A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE CABINET will deliver a special lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Taylor Institution. Admission is by tickets, obtainable from the Academic Assistant, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: (2)78730, fax: (2)48942, e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Our shared future: broadening coalition and winning consent.'
Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BERRY, University of Bristol, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'Exuberant interference.'
Myres Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR OLAF KAPER, Leiden, will deliver the twenty-fifth Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.
Subject: 'Combining styles in the arts of Roman Egypt: the temple decorations at Kellis as a reflection of a changing world.'
PROFESSOR RAYMOND PIERREHUMBERT, Louis Block Professor in the Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'How rare is the Earth? Habitability in the Universe reconsidered.'
ANTOINE COMPAGNON, Collège de France and Columbia, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.
Subject: 'Raconter avec des photos.'
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR JOHN BEDDINGTON, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science, will deliver the Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science. Those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Science, engineering and technological challenges for the twenty-first century.'
Materials Modelling Laboratory
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.
Enquiries may be directed to Dr Feliciano Giustino (telephone: (2)73938), Dr Jonathan Yates (telephone: (2)83225), or Dr Aleksey Kolmogorov (telephone: (2)83225).
PROFESSOR PAOLO RADAELLI
PROFESSOR EMILIO ARTACHO, Cambridge
DR KEITH REFSON, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
DR FRANCESCA BALETTO, King's College, London
DR CHRISTOPH ORTNER
DR LILIA BOERI, Max Planck Institute for Solid State
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics: Visitor's Seminar
DR PASCAL BRAUN, Harvard Medical School, will hold a seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in Room B, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.
Convener: Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya.
Subject: 'Interactome mapping to study human disease.'
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolis, the Churchill Hospital.
NICK MAYNARD and DR PAUL JOHNSON
DR RAMZI AJJAN, Leeds, and DR KATHERINE OWEN
PROFESSOR ADRIAN CLARK, London, and PROFESSOR JOHN
PROFESSOR FOLKERT KUIPERS, Germany, and PROFESSOR KEITH
PROFESSOR GILLIES MCKENNA and PROFESSOR RAJ THAKKER
Medieval and Modern Languages
Taylor Special Lecture, associated with series 'From "Stasiland" to "Ostalgie": remembering the GDR, twenty years on'
PROFESSOR JAN-WERNER MÜLLER, Princeton, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution. The lecture, which is open to those without German, is associated with the seminar series 'From "Stasiland" to "Ostalgie": remembering the GDR, twenty years on'. It will be followed by a reception.
Convener: Professor K.J. Leeder.
Subject: 'Just another Vergangenheitsbewältigung? Coming to terms with the GDR past.'
Sub-faculty of Spanish: Taylor Special Lecture
PROFESSOR PEDRO MANUEL CÁTEDRA, Universidad de Salamanca (Spanish), will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.
Convener: Dr Juan Carlos Conde.
Subject: 'Uso y usos de la literatura en la Edad Media española.'
Visiting Astor Lecture
PROFESSOR THOMAS RAWSKI, Professor of Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further information may be found at www.chinacentre.ox.ac.uk.
Subject: 'China's economy: past, present, and future.'
Centre for Criminology: Roger Hood Lecture
PROFESSOR JONATHON SIMON, California at Berkeley, will deliver the Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. A follow-up seminar will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Wharton Room at All Souls.
Subject: 'No rationale for the law of homicide: how governing through crime has devolved the law of homicide and locked in hyper-punishment.'
Centre for International Studies and Extra-legal Governance Institute
DR PETER ANDREAS, Brown University, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com .
Conveners: Richard Caplan and Federico Varese.
Subject: 'Blue helmets and black markets: the business of survival in the siege of Sarajevo.'
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (amended notice)
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars and other meetings will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Wilkinson (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The lecture by Professor Kaldor on 21 May will be given in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building (and not, as previously announced, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's).
DR ROGER O'KEEFE, Cambridge
PROFESSOR MARY KALDOR, LSE
Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: seminars and workshops
Unless otherwise indicated the following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room B, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to Janet Caldwell (e-mail: email@example.com).
ADEEL MALIK, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
SARMILA BOSE and LAURENCE WHITEHEAD (conveners)
EVAN LIEBERMAN, Princeton
NANCY BERMEO (convener)
Oxford Research Network for Government in Africa and Lecture Series on African History and Politics in Africa
H.E. FLT. LT. J.J. RAWLINGS, former President of Ghana, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission will be strictly by presentation of University card.
Subject: 'Democracy and security in West Africa.'
African Studies Annual Lecture
MAMADOU DIOUF, Columbia, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further African Studies events can be found at www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/.
Subject: 'Islam, the "Originaries" and the making of a colonial city: St Louis of Senegal.'
Sanjaya Lall Programme Lecture
PROFESSOR P.J. BUCKLEY, Leeds, will deliver the Sanjaya Lall Programme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in Seminar Room 2, the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House.
Convener: Dr Xiaolan Fu.
Subject: 'From multinational enterprise to global factory.'
Social Sciences, History
Hicks Lecture in Economic History
PROFESSOR PATRICK O'BRIEN, Professor of Global Economic History, London School of Economics, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'An architectural blueprint for the fiscal history of an exceptionally efficient fiscal state: Britain and its European rivals, 1642–1815.'
The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. in Trinity College.
Convener: Julia Schoettl.
DAVID BROWN, St Andrews
DEREK HUGHES, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR MARTIN GOODMAN
Colloquium: Sacrifice as offering
This colloquium, the last of four interdisciplinary colloquia on sacrifice in the modern world, will be held on Saturday, 23 May, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in Trinity College. Further information may be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/sa feperl/ctmet/main.cgi?7.
Convener: Julia Schoettl.
McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life
Justice: rights and wrongs
This colloquium on Nicholas Wolstertorff's book will be held from 4 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, until 1 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in Christ Church. The participants will include PROFESSOR NICHOLAS WOLSTERTORFF Yale, Virginia, ONORA O'NEILL, President, British Academy, ROGER CRISP, JULIAN RIVERS, Bristol, and TIMOTHY ENDICOTT.
Attendance is strictly by prior registration. Registration forms may be obtained from the McDonald Centre Administrator, c/o Biggar, South-west Lodgings, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: mcdonaldcentre@firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rothermere American Institute
Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY, East Anglia, will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Rothermere American Institute.
The lecture is open to the public. Those wishing to attend should register (without charge) by contacting Lucy Dugmore (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)82711).
Subject: 'Arthur Miller—un-American?'
Conference: The Global Lincoln
This conference, co-sponsored with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, the US Embassy in London, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute, will be held on 3–5 July in St Catherine's College.
After his death Abraham Lincoln became a global figure who spoke—and continues to speak—to peoples across the world. Papers delivered by leading intellectuals and public figures will examine the meanings which individuals and groups drew from Lincoln. The presenters also will consider the political exploitation of Lincoln's image and legacy in the specific contexts in which they were invoked.
Further information, including information on how to register for the conference, may be found on the Web site www.rai.ox.ac.uk/lincoln. Enquiries may be directed to Lucy Dugmore (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
Workshop: Translation and linguistic mediation in the late antique and medieval empires of the East
This workshop will be held on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. It is arranged in association with the John Fell Fund and the Corpus Classics Centre. Registration should be arranged with the convener, to whom enquiries may also be addressed, by Friday, 15 May.
Convener: Arietta Papaconstantinou (e-mail: email@example.com .uk).
Morning session, from 9.30 a.m.: Transfer of classical knowledge (Chair: James Howard-Johnston)
SEBASTIAN BROCK: 'From Aesop to Aristotle: Syriac tastes in Greek literature.' (Respondent: Claudia Rapp)
PETER PORMANN, Warwick: 'The formation of medical Arabic: translating terms, incorporating concepts.' (Respondent: Simon Swain)
BENJAMIN JOKISCH, Freiburg: 'Legal translation in the early Abbasid caliphate.' (Respondent: Caroline Humfress)
Afternoon session, from 2.30 p.m.: Administration and trade (Chair: Roger Bagnall)
DENISE AIGLE, Paris: 'Multilingualism in the Mongol empire: diplomatic practice.' (Respondent: Judith Pfeiffer)
PETER BANG, Copenhagen: ' "Lost in translation"—the Roman bazaar and the organisation of trade in a multilingual empire.' (Respondent: Andrew Wilson)
ROGER BAGNALL: Conclusions.
Colloquium: The arts of domination from Augustus to Theoderic
This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 23 May, 2–5.45 p.m., in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. Registration should be arranged with the convener.
Convener: Neil McLynn (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
First session, chaired by Conrad Leyser
CAROLIN BARTON, Massachusetts, Amherst: 'Empire washed clean with blood: Roman domination and the physics of sacrifice.'
WALTER POHL, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Vienna: 'Rulers, armies, and peoples in late antiquity.'
Second session, chaired by Kate Cooper, Manchester
Plenary discussion, with discussants TIM WHITMARSH and NICHOLAS PURCELL.
Festival of Architecture
RICK MATHER will lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution Library. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free. Further information may be found at www.ashmolean.org.
Subject: 'Transforming the Ashmolean.'
Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture
DR JACK GREEN will deliver the Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Entry is free. Contact to book a place: email@example.com or Oxford (2)78020.
Subject: 'Past, present, future. The ancient Near East at the Ashmolean.'
Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment
Restoration to Reform
PROFESSOR JONATHAN LAMB, Vanderbilt, will hold a seminar in the 'Restoration to Reform' series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 June, in the Voltaire Room, the Taylor Institution. The seminar is arranged in collaboration with the Faculty of English Language and Literature. Enquiries may be directed to Liz Hancock (e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: 'Characters, persons, authors: fictionality and the eighteenth-century novel.'
European Humanities Research Centre
PROFESSOR LAURA ENGELSTEIN, Yale University, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the McGregor Matthews Room, New College.
Convener: Professor Catriona Kelly.
Subject: 'Between art and icon: Aleksandr Ivanov and the politics of style.'
Refugee Studies Centre
PROFESSOR CAROLYN R. NORDSTROM, Professor of Anthropology, Kellogg Institue for International Studies, Notre Dame, will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Enquiries may be directed to Katherine Salahi (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Fractures and flows: Africa, Elizabeth Colson, and the current global meltdown.'
Centre for Socio-legal Studies
The following seminars will be held as shown in Seminar Room C, the Manor Road Building. Details of the seminar by Professor Tom Ginsburg differ from those previously published.
PROFESSOR RYAN GOODMAN, Harvard
PROFESSOR TOM GINSBURG, Chicago
The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Dr Fernanda Pirie.
DR MAGDALENA TULIBACKA, Research Officer, European Civil
PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN
DR NICOLE STREMLAU, Research Fellow/Coordinator, PCMLP
DR MARINA KURKCHIYAN, Foundation for Law, Justice, and
Society Research Fellow
General jurisprudence workshop
WILLIAM TWINING, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence emeritus, University College, London, will present a special workshop from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in Seminar Room A, the Manor Road Building. Aspects of Professor Twining's recent book will be discussed by Professor John Gardner, Professor Denis Galligan and Dr Fernanda Pirie.
Subject: 'General jurisprudence: understanding the law from a global perspective.'
All Souls College
The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to all members of the University.
DR ANTHONY GERAGHTY,
DR SIMON GREEN, Leeds
PROFESSOR COLIN KIDD, Glasgow
Workshop, with panel discussion: Is feminism dead?
This workshop and discussion, led by AVERIL CAMERON and RACHEL COOKE, the Observer, will be held on Saturday, 16 May, 4–6 p.m., in the Griffiths Room, the Arco Building, Keble College. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Cameron (e-mail: email@example.com).
Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture
THE REVD PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH, Professor of Theology, Education and Ministry, King's College, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the chapel, Keble College.
Subject: 'Religious and scientific faith: the case of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.'
John Wesley Lecture
DR JEREMY GREGORY, Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity, University of Manchester, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.
Subject: 'John Wesley's context: "the long eighteenth century".'
Lee Seng Tee Lecture
DR PAUL SEAWARD, Director, the History of Parliament Trust, will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Thomas Harriot and the mariner's culture: "Manag'd by Interest, not by Merits": old regime Oriel, 1661–1781.'
St Antony's College
Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence
The following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. on the days shown in St Antony's College. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The events are open to all members of the University, on presentation of their University card.
Convener: Dr Stephen Tsang.
DR GEORGE JOFFE, Cambridge and London
MARGARET GILMORE, Royal United Services Institute;
formerly Home Affairs Correspondent, BBC
St Cross College
St Cross College Science Lecture Series
PROFESSOR MICHIO KAKU, City University of New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 May, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be followed by a book- signing. Entry is by tickets, which may be obtained, without charge, by e-mailing to email@example.com.
Subject: 'Physics of the impossible.'
St Edmund Hall
A.B. Emden Lecture
PROFESSOR MARK MAZOWER will deliver the 2009 A.B. Emden Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.
Subject: 'No enchanted palace: the United Nations in history.'
St John's College
PROFESSOR BRIAN DAVIES, King's College, London, will deliver the Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free. Further details may be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Philosophical issues in science and mathematics.'
Oxford Intelligence Group
PHILIPPE HAYEZ, graduate of Sciences-Po, Paris, and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Bunce (e-mail: email@example.com).
Subject: 'Tribes in need of flags—the new French intelligence community.'
Oxford University Newman Society
Thomas More Lecture
H.E. FRANCIS CAMPBELL, British Ambassador to the Holy See, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in Blackfriars. The lecture will be followed by a reception. The event is arranged jointly with the Las Casas Institute. To attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Faith and foreign policy: a perspective from the Vatican.'