University Gazette, 1 October 2009: Lectures
Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre
MICHAEL FRAYN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.
Subject: To be announced.
George Eastman Visiting Professor
PROFESSOR GRETCHEN GERZINA, Dartmouth, will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Subject: 'Bloomsbury and race.'
Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History
PROFESSOR ROBIN KELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: ' "He's got the whole world in His hands": US history and its discontents in the Obama era.'
Cyril Foster Lecture
AMBASSADOR WILLIAM J. BURNS, US State Department, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'America and the world in a new era.'
Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies
PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL, Bar Ilan, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.
In praise of Jubilees: a brief but intensive course in the oldest commentary on the Book of Genesis
Mon., 26 Oct.: 'Jubilees in its intellectual milieu.'
Wed., 28 Oct.: 'Jubilees reads Genesis.'
Thur., 29 Oct.: 'Who wrote Jubilees?'
Modern biblical scholarship and traditional religious belief
Mon., 2 Nov.: 'The rise of modern biblical scholarship.'
Wed., 4 Nov.: 'Preaching the bad news.'
Thur., 5 Nov.: 'Who's afraid of the documentary hypothesis?'
English Language and Literature
Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College.
Conveners: Sharon Achinstein, Paulina Kewes, David Norbrook, Emma Smith, Bart van Es.
PROFESSOR PETER DAVIDSON, Aberdeen
PROFESSOR RICHARD MCCABE
PROFESSOR PAUL YACHNIN, McGill
Leverhulme Lectures: Public Interiorities and Voice in Pre-Reformation England
PROFESSOR D.A. LAWTON, Washington University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building, as detailed below.
20 Oct.: 'Voicing lost time (Chaucer, Orpheus, Machaut).'
27 Oct.: ' "And so I repress myself": voices of the fifteenth century.'
3 Nov.: 'Voicing secrets: arts of confession in Langland and Petrarch.'
10 Nov.: 'Rhythms of dialogue: nature, fortune, and the poet's voice.'
English Language and Literature, History of Art, Music, Theology
The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.
Convener: Dr Christine Joynes.
PROFESSOR GYÖRGY SZÖNYI, Szeged
PROFESSOR RICHARD H. BELL, Nottingham
DR TASSILO ERHARDT, Utrecht
THE RT REVD DAVID STANCLIFFE, Bishop of Salisbury
PROFESSOR BLAIR WORDEN will deliver a special anniversary lecture to mark the quatercentenary of the birth of Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 1609–74: history, literature, politics.'
PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'War in Oxford: Oxford at war 1909–2009.'
PROFESSOR DIPESH CHAKRABARTY, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Empire and disinterestedness: the cultivation of historical objectivity in British India.'
Centre for Early Modern Studies
PROFESSOR PETER DAVIDSON, Aberdeen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Breakfast Room, Merton College.
Subject: 'Universal Baroque: the coherence of the early modern world.'
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: Disease, Health and Medicine since 1650
The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays at 47 Banbury Road. All are welcome.
Conveners: Professor Mark Harrison and Dr Saurabh Mishra.
GEOFFREY HUDSON, Northern Ontario 12 Oct.: 'Ripping off
the disabled? A whistle-blower extraordinaire and the
appetite of eighteenth-century Britain.' STANISLAW
PROFESSOR H. BEALE will lecture in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November. The subjects of the lectures will be announced later.
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Physical Chemistry Seminars
The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome.
Conveners: Professor M. Brouard and Dr R. Dullens.
PROFESSOR HELEN H. FIELDING, University College,
PROFESSOR MICHIEL SPRIK, Cambridge
PROFESSOR THOMAS R. RIZZO, EPFL, Lausanne
PROFESSOR MALCOLM H. LEVITT, Southampton
PROFESSOR DAVID G. LIDZEY, Sheffield
PROFESSOR GUS HANCOCK
PROFESSOR COLIN D. BAIN, Durham
Theoretical Chemistry Group
The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. All welcome.
Convener: Dr W. Barford.
DR ROBERT JACK, Bath
PROFESSOR JAMES SKINNER, Wisconsin
DR MARK WILSON
PROFESSOR PATRICK FOWLER, Sheffield
Computational Mathematics and Applications
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Numerical Analysis Group Seminar Room, 3 Worcester Street, unless otherwise stated.
Conveners: Nick Trefethen and Sue Dollar (RAL).
DR COLIN MACDONALD
PROFESSOR GITTA KUTYNIOK, Osnabrück
PROFESSOR CHARALAMBOS MAKRIDAKIS, Crete
DR WAYNE HAYES, California at Irvine; Imperial College,
DR JORIS VAN DEUN, Antwerp
DR LEIGH LAPWORTH, Rolls-Royce
DR PEDRO GONNET, ETH Zurich
DR TIMO BETCKE, Reading
PROFESSOR ANDRE WEIDEMAN, Stellenbosch
Botnar Research Centre: cancellation of seminarIt is regretted that the seminar by Professor Henry McQuay, due to have been given on 2 October, has been cancelled.
Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures
The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital. All welcome.
PROFESSOR MARK HALLETT, NINDS, USA
PROFESSOR JAMES NICOLL, Southampton
PROFESSOR MICHAEL BRADA, Institute of Cancer Research;
PROFESSOR GORDON SHEPHERD, Yale
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Seminars in Jewish Studies
The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 314, the Oriental Institute.
DR JOSEPH DAVID
DR SIMON LEVIS SULLAM
DR AARON ROSEN
DR YEHUDA MIRSKY, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Jewish
People Policy Planning Institute
ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society: Gender, migration, and citizenship
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road.
Convener: Dr Bridget Anderson.
PROFESSOR NIRA YUVAL-DAVIS, East London
DR SARAH VAN WALSUM, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
DR BRIDGET ANDERSON
DR LAURA BRACE, Leicester
PROFESSOR BARBARA EINHORN, Sussex
DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC, Open
PROFESSOR PIERETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO, Southern
Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Reproduction and Age
The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Renate Barber, Philip Kreager, Soraya Tremayne.
ANN BARRINGTON, Southampton
CHRISTINA HELLMICH, Reading
MAYA UNNITHAM, Sussex
ADITIYA BARADWAJ, Edinburgh
MICHAEL PARKER and SORAYA TREMAYNE
BERNHARD HADOLT, Vienna
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Departmental Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays at 64 Banbury Road.
Conveners: Robin Dunbar and David Gellner.
STANLEY ULIJASZEK and CAROLINE POTTER
ALEX BENTLEY, Durham
BRIAN MORRIS, Goldsmiths, London
CLIVE GAMBLE, Royal Holloway, London
RUTH MACE, University College, London
VIRPI LUMAA, Sheffield
ALAN BARNARD, Edinburgh
Department of Sociology and Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research
The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.
Convener: Dr Tak Wing Chan.
PROBERT M. HAUSER, Wisconsin
REBECCA SEAR, London School of Economics
JUHO HARKONEN, Stockholm
TIM HORTON, Fabian Society
FLORENCIA TORCHE, New York
ROLAND FRYER, Harvard
JOHN ERMISCH, Essex
Social Policy and Social Work: CEBI Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work.
Conveners: Dr P. Montgomery and Dr L. Cluver.
PROFESSOR EILEEN GAMBRILL, Berkeley
PROFESSOR HAROLD JAFFE
DR JERRY GALEA, California at Los Angles
DR JEREMY HOWICK
PROFESSOR CATHY CAMPBELL, London School of Economics
PROFESSOR ROBERT ROGERS
DR PAUL MONTGOMERY, PROFESSOR FRANCES GARDNER and DR
DR ADRIAN SMITH
Ian Ramsey Centre
The following seminars will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester College.
JIM ENDERSBY, Sussex
FERN ELSDON-BAKER, British Society for the History of
ROBERT RICHARDS, Chicago
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College.
DR ANDREW CURRAH
ROBERT PICARD, Jönköping International Business
DAMIAN TAMBINI, London School of Economics
BEN GOLDACRE, the Guardian
PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia
KEVIN MARSH, BBC College of Journalism Web site
Maison Française D'oxford
The following events will take place at the Maison Française (e-mail: email@example.com), unless otherwise indicated. Lectures and conferences with English titles will be in English.
Medieval French seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays.
Conveners: Sophie Marnette, Balliol College, and Helen Swift, St Hilda's College.
CHIMENE BATEMAN, Wadham College; TOM HINTON, Jesus
College; JONATHAN MORTON, New College; HELEN SWIFT, St
Hilda's College; ELIZABETH LAKE, Balliol College; and SOPHIE
MARNETTE, Balliol College
JEANETTE BEER, Purdue; St Hilda's College
OLIVIA ROBINSON, St Hilda's College
HANNAH SKODA, Merton College
Early modern French seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays.
Conveners: Richard Parish, St Catherine's College; Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment; and Rowan Tomlinson, St John's College.
GREGORY BROWN, Nevada
TIMO KAITARO, Helsinki; ANDREW CURRAN, Weslyan; and
ISABELLE MOREAU, University College, London
JAMES HELGESON, Nottingham
ALAIN CANTILLON, Paris III
Modern French seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays.
Conveners: Jane Hiddleston, Exeter College, and Ian Maclachlan, Merton College.
LISA DOWNING, University of Exeter
IAN JAMES, Cambridge
HANNAH THOMPSON, London
RUTH CRUICKSHANK, London
Conferences and Study Days
The following events will be held at the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.
Sat. 3 Oct., 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Study day: 'Miscellany.' Organiser: William Pickering, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.
Wed. 7 Oct., 9.45 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Conference: 'La francophonie ou l'éloge de la diversité.' Organisers: Michael Abecassis, Language Centre; Gudrun Ledegen, Université de la Réunion; and Karen Zouaoui, Jesus College.
Fri. 9 Oct. (9.30 a.m) to Sat. 10 Oct. (1 p.m). Conference: 'L'enseignement et la recherche en droit français au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande.' Organiser: Frédéric Audren, CNRS-MFO, with the support of the Institute of European and Comparative Law.
Fri. 16 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Conference: 'Facing the challenge of the Internet: policy and press responses in Britain and France.' Organised with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Thurs. 29 Oct. (2 p.m) to Sat. 31 Oct. (6.30 p.m). Conference: 'Celebrating Diderot Studies.' Organisers: Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, and Caroline Warman, Jesus College.
Thurs. 12 Nov. and Fri. 13 Nov. Conference: 'Centrality viewed from the borders. From the Himalayas to mainland South East Asia.' Organiser: Yves Goudineau, Institute of Chinese Studies, with the support of the Oriental Institute.
Fri. 13 Nov. Graduate conference: 'Les théâtres institutionnels au prisme de leurs querelles (1660–1848).' Co-organised with the Besterman Centre.
Other lectures and events
The following events will take place at 5.15 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Mon. 21 Sept., 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m. Symposium: 'Voices in medieval French narrative.' Organisers: Helen Swift, St Hilda's College, and Sophie Marnette, Balliol College.
PATRICK DECLERCK, author in residence
PATRICK DECLERCK, author in residence
WILLIAM MARX, Paris X
MIREILLE DELMAS-MARTY, Collège de France
The following showings will be held on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
During Michaelmas Term, the Maison Française will show a series of four films directed by Eric Rohmer. Each film (in French with English subtitles) will be introduced by Dr Reidar Due, Tutor in European Cinema at Magdalen College. No need to book in advance, but seats will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.
20 Oct.: Ma nuit chez Maude (1969, 110 min)
3 Nov.: Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984, 100 min)
17 Nov.: Conte d'automne (1998, 112 min)
1 Dec.: Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (2004, 109 min)
PROFESSOR GREGORY S. BROWN, Nevada at Las Vegas, will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Maison Française, 2–10 Norham Road.
Subject: 'Beaumarchais and the Bastille: an aristocratic villa in revolutionary Paris.'
Rowe Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN, Reading, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall). The lecture is arranged in conjunction with the Oxford Italian Association.
Subject: 'The legacy of the Risorgimento to a united Italy.'
Ewen Green Memorial Lecture
DR JOHN LAWRENCE, Cambridge, will deliver the Ewen Green Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, at Magdalen College.
Subject: ' "Affluent" workers and the politics of everyday life, 1945–63.'
St Antony's College
DR LILIA SHEVTSOVA, Moscow Carnegie Centre, author of Russia—Lost in Transition: the Yeltsin and Putin Legacies, will lecture at 12.45 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'Russia in crisis: domestic and foreign policy challenges.'