University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 14 January 2010: Lectures

James Ford Lectures in British History

The Normans and empire

PROFESSOR DAVID BATES, East Anglia and Caen-Basse-Normandie, will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: 'The Normans and empire.'

29 Jan.: 'The experience of empire.'

5 Feb.: 'William the Conqueror as maker of empire.'

12 Feb.: 'Hegemony.'

19 Feb.: 'Core, periphery, and networks.'

26 Feb.: 'Empire: from beginning to end.'

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Slade Lectures

Surrealism and the avant-garde in Europe and the Americas

DAWN ADES, formerly Professor of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, Slade Professor 2009–10, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the University Museum of Natural History.

20 Jan.: 'Automatism and chance: Surrealist strategies and their legacies in contemporary art and film.'

27 Jan.: 'Beyond painting: collage, objects, installations.'

3 Feb.: 'Beyond art: "the enemy within", Georges Bataille and Documents.'

10 Feb.: 'The experimental demonstration of critical paranoia: Salvador Dalí's The Tragic Myth of Millet's Angelus.'

17 Feb.: 'Poetry, politics, and sexuality: Surrealism in Latin America.'

24 Feb.: 'Monuments and ruins: Surrealism and archaeology in the New World.'

3 Mar.: 'Transnational Surrealism: Tropiques and the role of the little magazine.'

10 Mar.: 'Walking distance from the studio: cities, maps, and myths.'

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Carlyle Lectures

The transformation of the Republican idea in the Italian Renaissance

PROFESSOR J. HANKINS, Harvard, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

21 Jan.: 'Republicans before republicanism.'

4 Feb.: 'The princely republic.'

11 Feb.: 'The post-monarchical moment.'

18 Feb.: 'The Roman republic in Renaissance historical thought.'

25 Feb.: 'Republics in name and deed.'

4 Mar.: 'Two Renaissance concepts of liberty.'

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News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media

PROFESSOR STEPHEN GARRETT will deliver the News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media Lectures at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays. The first two lectures will be held at St Anne's; the final two at Green Templeton.

26 Jan.: 'How to grow a creative business according to the laws of chance.'

2 Feb.: 'Why the only rule is that there are no rules.'

9 Feb.: 'No more heros.'

16 Feb.: 'Tomorrow got here yesterday.'

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Classics

Byzantine art and archaeology seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's.

Conveners: Lukas Amadeus Schachner and Georgi Parpulov.

PROFESSOR CYRIL A. MANGO
19 Jan.: 'Broken bits of Byzantium.'

SIMON DAVIES and GEORGES KAZAN
26 Jan.: 'Healing cults and their shrines at Constantinople, AD 330–1453.'

DR MARLIA MANGO
2 Feb.: 'Thermae, balnea/loutra, hamams; baths at Constantinople.'

PROFESSOR PAUL MAGDALINO, St Andrews
9 Feb.: 'The church of ta Kyrou, lay piety and cultural milieux in middle-Byzantine Constantinople.'

PROFESSOR JIM CROW, Edinburgh
16 Feb.: 'Downhill all the way? Managing the water supply of Constantinople.'

JOHN HAYES
23 Feb.: 'Pottery connections in the Byzantine world: Constantinople, (western) Sicily, the Po Delta, Jerusalem, and elsewhere.'

DR ANNE MCCABE
2 Mar.: 'Some inscriptions around town.'

DR ZEYNEP YUREKLI-GORKAY
9 Mar.: 'Constantinople after its fall: the making of an Ottoman capital.'

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English Language and Literature

PROFESSOR MEHROTRA will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Literature in a multilingual world: Sant Kabir, Rudyard Kipling and vernacular English.'


Early modern literature graduate seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton.

Conveners: Sharon Achinstein, Paulina Kewes, David Norbrook, Emma Smith and Bart van Es.

PROFESSOR JENNIFER RICHARDS, Newcastle
19 Jan.: 'Physic and rhetoric: reading the medical regimens.'

PROFESSOR PETER LAKE, Vanderbilt
26 Jan.: 'The end of the monarchical republic? Robert Parsons and William Shakespeare think about politics and history.'

PROFESSOR KATHY EDEN, Columbia
16 Feb.: 'The Renaissance rediscovery of intimacy.'

PROFESSOR JANE STEVENSON, Aberdeen
2 Mar.: 'Latin and literature in seventeenth-century Britain.'

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English Language and Literature, History, Medieval and Modern Languages

Language and history seminar

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel.

Conveners: David Cram, Robert Evans and Suzanne Romaine.

PETER AUSTIN, SOAS
20 Jan.: 'Going, going, gone? Language shift and loss in eastern Australia.'

DEREK OFFORD, Bristol
27 Jan.: 'The history of French in Russia.'

MICHAEL BROERS
3 Feb.: 'Language, empire and cultural imperialism in Napoleonic Europe.'

LINDSAY MORCOM, University of Exeter
10 Feb.: 'On the development and grammar of the Michif language of North Dakota.'

ROBIN DUNBAR
17 Feb.: 'Why only humans have language.'

STEPHEN MILNER, Manchester
24 Feb.: 'The politics of voice in fifteenth-century Florence.'

PETER RUDIAK-GOULD
3 Mar.: 'Language, history and climate change in the Marshall Islands.'

ANDREW LINN, Sheffield
10 Mar.: 'Can parallelingualism save Norwegian from extinction?'

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History

Were Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL STROHM, Columbia, will deliver the Were Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, at Balliol.

Subject: 'Wyclif and conscience.'


Medieval Studies lecture

PROFESSOR ROBERTA GILCHRIST, Reading, will deliver the Medieval Studies Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 15 February, in the Examination Schools. This is an interdisciplinary lecture, and is open to the public.

Subject: 'The archaeology of heirlooms: memory, materiality and the medieval household.'


Medieval seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls. All are welcome.

Convener: Chris Wickham.

ISABELLE MARCHESIN
18 Jan.: 'Understanding medieval images: a toolbox (ninth–twelfth century)'.

LUCY SACKVILLE
25 Jan.: ' "Evil cannot be avoided unless it is known": high medieval inquisitors and their books.'

JOHN JENKINS
1 Feb.: 'The wild West-country? Monastic–lay conflict at Torre Abbey in the fourteenth century.'

WENDY DAVIES
8 Feb.: 'Judges and judging: truth and justice in tenth-century northern Iberia.'

CRAIG CLUNAS
22 Feb.: 'Invisible appanages: the many kings of fifteenth-century China.'

HILARY PEARSON
1 Mar.: ' "El solo me enseñó": Teresa de Cartagena's claim to authorship and authority.'

JOHN SABAPATHY
8 Mar.: 'Thinking about officers' accountability in the middle ages.'

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History and Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson, and Dr Kate Tunstall.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS CRONK
18 Jan.: 'Voltaire and the problems of biography.'

MARY HILTON, Cambridge
25 Jan.: 'Enlightenment pedagogy, constructivism and material culture.'

DR SANJA PEROVICH, King's College, London
1 Feb.: ' Solar, Roman, Christian time: the French Revolution as event and structure of history.'

DR MICHAEL SONENSCHER, Cambridge
8 Feb.: 'How the sans-culottes got their name: politics and economics in the French Revolution.'

DR MARK PHILP and DR DAVID O'SHAUGHNESSY
15 Feb.: 'The Godwin Project.'

DR THOMAS BISKUP, Hull
22 Feb.: 'Literature and ceremonial. Voltaire, Frederick the Great and the Berlin Tournament of 1750.'

DR HEATHER ELLIS, Berlin
1 Mar.: 'The scholar armed: teaching masculinity at the English universities in the Age of Enlightenment.'

PROFESSOR JÉSUS ASTIGARRAGA, zaragossa
8 Mar.: 'Political economy in Enlightenment Spain: adaptations of Antonio Genovesi.'

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History, Medieval and Modern Languages, Bodleian Library (centre for the Study of the Book)

Seminar on the history of the book, 1450–1830

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls.

Convener: Professor I.W.F. Maclean.

DR NEIL KENNY, Cambridge
22 Jan.: 'Functions of the title-page of learned books, c.1550–1650.'

MME ISABELLE DE CONIHOUT
29 Jan.: 'The beginning of collecting printed chivalric romances in seventeenth-century France.'

DR CRISTINA NEAGU
5 Feb.: 'Albrecht Dürer's broadsheets and the emerging ars emblematica.'

DR NATHALIE FERRAND, CNRS
12 Feb.: 'Reading books with eyes wide open: illustrated novels in the Enlightenment.'

DR JAMES WILLOUGHBY
19 Feb.: 'An English library in Renaissance Rome.'

PROFESSOR ANGELA NUOVO, Udine
26 Feb.: 'The book trade in sixteenth-century Italy and the development of the branch system.'

DR NATALIA NOWAKOWSKA
5 Mar.: 'Early Reformation polemic in Poland.'

DR GILLIAN BEPLER, Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
12 Mar.: 'Women and dynastic book collecting in early modern Germany.'

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Law

Youard Lecture in Legal History

MS C. MACMILLAN will deliver the Youard Lecture in Legal History at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre.

Subject: To be announced.


PROFESSOR J. TEMPLE LANG, DR C. BICKERTON and DR K. ZIEGLER will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre.

Subject: 'The new EU treaties—institutional problems ahead?'

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Physics Lecture

PROFESSOR WADE ALLISON will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Subject: 'Nuclear energy, radiation and the environment.'


Department of Plant Sciences research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor Nicholas Harberd.

DR JEFF SAYER, IUCN, Switzerland
21 Jan.: 'Copenhagen—Kisangani and Kaimana—the realities of REDD and the role of the biological sciences.'

PROFESSOR CATHIE MARTIN, John Innes Centre, Norwich
28 Jan.: 'Engineering phenylpropanoid production for healthy foods.'

DR MARCUS HEISLER, EMBL, Heidelberg
4 Feb.: 'Patterning Arabidopsis primordium delvelopment.'

DR DAVID LOGAN, Saskatchewan
11 Feb.: 'The dynamic plant chondriome: mitochondrial fusion, fission and positioning underpin cell health.'

DR RAJ WHITLOCK, Sheffield
18 Feb.: 'Plant community genetics: diversity, traits and responses to climate change.'

PROFESSOR GUY POPPY, Southampton
25 Feb.: 'Food production versus biodiversity: how can science help us feed the world whilst minimising the environmental footprint of agriculture?'

PROFESSOR JOHN ALLEN, London
4 Mar.: 'Photosynthesis requires cytoplasmic inheritance. Chloroplast sensor kinase is the redox messenger.'

PROFESSOR RAY GOLDSTEIN, Cambridge
11 Mar.: 'Flagellar synchronisation, eukaryotic random walks and multicellular phototaxis.'


Organic chemistry colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, unless otherwise stated, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR STEFAN MATILE, Geneva
21 Jan.: 'Supramolecular functional architectures: photosystems, biosensors and ion channels.'

PROFESSOR KEVIN BOOKER-MILBURN, Bristol
28 Jan.: 'Alkaloid synthesis: a stimulating arena for new photochemical and transition metal catalysed methodologies.'

PROFESSOR JOSE BARLUENGA, Oviedo
4 Feb.: 'Selective transition metal-based synthesis: from stoichiometric to catalytic processes.'

DR ADAM NELSON, Leeds
11 Feb.: 'Chemical and biological diversity: new approaches to synthesising bioactive small molecules.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE FLEET
18 Feb.: 'Rare and new sugars—a bit of chemistry and a lot of biotechnology.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS HUNTER, Sheffield
Mon. 22 Feb.: 'A supramolecular approach to the liquid state.'
   (Andy Derome Memorial Lectures)
Wed. 24 Feb.: 'DNA bending in the nucleus.'
   (Andy Derome Memorial Lectures)

PROFESSOR NORBERT KRAUSE, Dortmund Technical University
4 Mar.: The power of gold.'

PROFESSOR TOM BROWN, Southampton
11 Mar.: 'Synthesis and applications of chemically modified oligonucleotides.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr W. Barford.

DR EMILIO ARTACHO, Cambridge
25 Jan.: 'Novel ferroelectric textures in nanostructures.'

PROFESSOR ANGELOS MICHAELIDES, University College, London
8 Feb.: 'Electronic structure simulations of water–solid interfaces and the initial stages of ice nucleation.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS CHIPOT, Henri Poincaré
22 Feb.: 'Gliding on multidimensional free-energy landscapes using time-dependent biases on collective variables.'

PROFESSOR MIKE ROBB, Imperial College, London
8 Mar.: 'How conical intersections control photostability and photoisomerisation in biological systems.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

DR JAN HAERTER, MPI-M, Hamburg
14 Jan.: 'Heavy rain intensity distributions on short timescales and the Clausius–Clapeyron relation.'

DR STEPHAN FUEGLISTALER, Cambridge
21 Jan.: 'Stratospheric water vapour: enigma or Rosetta Stone?'

PROFESSOR JOHN PYLE, Cambridge
28 Jan.: 'Chemistry–climate interactions: modelling and measurements.'

DR ROBIN HOGAN, Reading
4 Feb.: 'Faster and more accurate representation of clouds and gases in GCM radiation schemes.'

DR SUZANNA AIGRAIN
11 Feb.: 'Rock/ice exoplanets: from discovery to characterisation.'

PROFESSOR ALEX HALLIDAY
18 Feb.: 'Origin of the earth and moon.'

DR ANTJE WEISHELMER, ECMWF
25 Feb.: 'On the predictability of the extreme summer 2003 over Europe.'

PROFESSOR MARTIN VISBECK, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel
4 Mar.: 'Surprisingly low diapycnal mixing in the tropical ocean's thermocline revealed by a tracer release experiment.'

DR GIOVANNA TINETTI, University College, London
11 Mar.: 'Characterising extra solar worlds today and tomorrow.'

DR JAVIER MARTIN-TORRES
18 Mar.: Title to be announced.


Department of Materials colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR BILL DAVID, Science and Technology Facilities Council
28 Jan.: 'Element one meets element zero.'

PROFESSOR ED BOYES, York
4 Feb.: 'High resolution SEM low down.'

PROFESSOR NICOLA MARZARI
11 Feb.: 'The shape of things to come—modelling materials from first principles.'

DR CHRISTOPHER MARROWS, Leeds
18 Feb.: 'Spintronics at magnetic domain walls.'

PROFESSOR DAVID RICHIE, Cambridge
25 Feb.: 'Single-photon and entangled-photon sources for quantum information.'

PROFESSOR JOHN J. BOLAND, Trinity College, Dublin
11 Mar.: 'Controlling connectivity on the nanoscale: a route to designer materials and novel devices.'


Computational mathematics and applications seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, 3 Worcester Street, except for 21 January and 11 February, which will be at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Conveners: A.J. Wathen and S. Thorne.

PROFESSOR ZDENEK STRAKOS, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
14 Jan.: 'Golub-Kahan iterative bidiagonalisation and revealing noise in the data.'

PROFESSOR ERNESTO ESTRADA, Strathclyde
21 Jan.: Title to be announced.

DR CATHERINE POWELL, Manchester
28 Jan.: 'Preconditioning stochastic finite element matrices.'

DR PETER GIESL
4 Feb.: Title to be announced.

DR MELINA FREITAG, Bath
11 Feb.: Title to be announced.

DR ALISON RAMAGE, Strathclyde
18 Feb.: 'Saddle point problems in liquid crystal modelling.'

PROFESSOR EKKEHARD SACHS, Trier
25 Feb.: 'Numerical aspects of optimisation in finance.'

MR THOMAS GOLDSTEIN, California at Los Angeles
4 Mar.: 'Split Bregman methods for L1-regularised problems with applications to image processing.'

PROFESSOR YANGFENG SU, Shanghai
11 Mar.: 'Nonlinear eigenvalue problems.'

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Medical Sciences

Neuroscience Grand Round Guest Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR UWE WALTER, Rostock
12 Feb.: 'Transcranial sonography findings in Parkinson's disease.'

PROFESSOR NEIL SCOLDING, Bristol
19 Mar.: 'The diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis.'


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

DR DEBORAH MACKAY, Southampton
20 Jan.: 'Human imprinting disorders—the genetics of non-genetic inheritance.'

PATRICK SCHRAUWEN
27 Jan.: 'Skeletal muscle mitochondrial function, lipotoxicity and type 2 diabetes.'

COLIN DAYAN, Bristol
3 Feb.: 'The great thyroid scandal—common genetic variations and thyroid hormone action.'

PROFESSOR JURIS MEIER, Ruhr-University Bochum
10 Feb.: 'Beta cell failure in type 2 diabetes: mass or function?'

PROFESSOR EDWIN GALE, Bristol
17 Feb.: 'Antidiabetic agents and risk of cancer.'

DR JOSE FLOREZ
24 Feb.: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR ROGER COX
3 Mar.: Title to be announced.


Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics departmental seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building.

Convener: Dr Deborah Goberdhan.

DR MIKAEL BJORKLUND, Dundee
22 Jan.: 'Cell growth in Drosophila—a systems biology perspective.' Hosted by Richard Boyd.

DR ANDREW TRAFFORD, Manchester
29 Jan.: 'Stretching the imagination in heart failure research; calcium and titin compete for honours.' Hosted by Richard Vaughan-Jones.

PROFESSOR METIN AVKIRAN, King's College, London
5 Feb.: 'Novel cardiac function for protein kinase D.' Hosted by Richard Vaughan-Jones.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HOLGATE, Southampton
12 Feb.: 'The role of ADAM33 gene in the origins and progression of asthma.' Hosted by Anant Parekh and Kay Davies.

DR CHRISTOPHER PETKOV, Newcastle
19 Feb.: 'Relating human and monkey brain function for communication.' Hosted by Andy King.

DR MICHAEL HASTINGS, Cambridge
26 Feb.: 'Circadian clocks: nature's timers.' Hosted by Kay Davies.

DR STEPHEN GOODWIN
5 Mar.: 'Control of sexual differentiation and behaviour by the doublesex gene in Drosophila melanogaster.' (Jenkinson Seminar) Hosted by Kay Davies.

DR JUAN BURRONE, King's College, London
12 Mar.: 'Homeostatic plasticity: from synapses to the axon initial segment.' Hosted by Gero Miesenboeck.

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Oriental Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: (i) David Patterson Seminars

The David Patterson Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor. The minibus timetable can be found at www.ochjs.ox.ac.uk.

For details of the Advanced Seminar on Jewish Studies see under 'Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies' below.

DR MADHAVI NEVADER
20 Jan.: 'When prophets start levitating: reading Elijah alongside Enoch.'

DR PIET VAN BOXEL
27 Jan.: ' "Crossing borders": Hebrew manuscripts as a meeting-place of cultures.'

PROFESSOR ALBERT BAUMGARTEN, Bar Ilan
3 Feb.: 'An extraordinary historian of the Jews: the life and times of Elias Bickerman, 1897–1981.'

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA
10 Feb.: 'Gershom Scholem and Morton Smith.'

PROFESSOR FRED ASTREN, San Francisco State University
17 Feb.: 'Shadows of Jews in early medieval Muslim conquests.'

PROFESSOR ELCHANAN REINER, Tel Aviv
24 Feb.: 'From Joshua R. Simeon bar Yohai: towards a typology of Galilean hero.'

DR JORDAN FINKIN and others
3 Mar.: ' "The joy of the Yiddish word": an evening in memory of Joseph Sherman.'

PROFESSOR ORA LIMOR, Open University of Israel
10 Mar.: 'The image of Judas Iscariot among Jews and Christians.'

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: (ii) Lunchtime Seminars in Jewish Studies

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 314, the Oriental Institute. A light sandwich lunch will be provided.

DR CORINNA KAISER
28 Jan.: 'Who is pharaoh, who are the slaves? Introducing the Arab–Israel conflict into Passover.' (Arrangements subject to confirmation)

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS
25 Feb.: ' "Some midget with delusions of grandeur": Pseudo-Rashi's commentary on Genesis Rabba in the 'Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher.'


Leverhulme research seminar on toleration of variety within Judaism in the medieval period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Oriental Institute, except where noted.

Conveners: Joseph David and Martin Goodman.

JOSEPH DAVID
18 Jan.: 'The ends of toleration in medieval Jewish thought.'

MIRIAM WAGNER, Cambridge
25 Jan.: 'Salâm or shalom: variety in Judaeo-Arabic letters from the Cairo Genizah.'

FRED ASTREN, San Francisco State
1 Feb.: 'Variety within Judaism in the early Islamic centuries, 600–1000 CE.'

MARINA RUSTOW, Emory
8 Feb.: 'Qaraites, heresy and the state: the utility of comparison.'

JUDITH SCHLANGER, Sorbonne
15 Feb.: 'Rabbinic vs Karaite Biblical manuscripts: what difference does the difference make?'

SARAH STROUMSA, Hebrew University
Thurs. 18 Feb., 5 p.m.: 'Mechanisms of toleration in a dogmatic context: Maimonides and the Almohads.'

ORA LIMOR, Open University, Israel
22 Feb.: 'Sharing the sacred: holy places in Jerusalem venerated by three religions.'

SACHA STERN, University College, London
1 Mar.: 'Did Jews ever need to observe the festivals at the same time?'

JOSEPH LOWRY, Pennsylvania
8 Mar.: 'Toleration of doctrinal diversity in medieval Islamic legal thought: theories of consensus (ijma') and legal disagreement (ikhtilaf).'


Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period: Greek scripture and the rabbis

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: Martin Goodman and Alison Salvesen.

DR WILLIAM SMELIK, University College London
19 Jan.: 'The faces of Aquila: translation and transculturation.'

PROFESSOR TESSA RAJAK
26 Jan.: 'Josephus' use of the Greek Bible.'

PROFESSOR ALBERT BAUMGARTEN, Bar Ilan
2 Feb.: 'Karaites-Qumran-the Calendar and beyond: at the beginning of the twenty-first century.'

PROFESSOR ALANNA NOBBS, Macquarie
9 Feb.: 'Distinguishing between Jewish and Christian divine names in fourth-century papyri.'

DR JULIA KRIVORUCHKO, Cambridge
16 Feb.: 'Greek loanwords in rabbinic literature.'

PROFESSOR EMMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
23 Feb.: 'The post-Pentateuchal LXX translations.'

REINHART CEULEMANS, Leuven
2 Mar.: 'Hexaplaric readings for Song of Songs and Jewish exegesis.'

DR SHIFRA SZNOL, Bar Ilan
9 Mar.: 'Jewish Greek versions, Aramaic translations, and rabbinic interpretation in the Cairo Genizah, the Constantinople Pentateuch, and other sources.'

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Philosophy

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER PEACOCKE, University College, London, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, at the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre.

Subject: 'Self-consciousness.'


Isaiah Berlin Lectures: History and freedom in German idealism

PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROSEN, Harvard, will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

19 Jan.: 'How (and to what end) should one study the history of ideas?'

26 Jan.: 'The idealist theory of history defended (sort of).'

2 Feb.: 'Kant's anti-determinism.'

9 Feb.: 'Freedom without arbitrariness.'

16 Feb.: 'Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht.'

23 Feb.: 'Geist and the individual.'


Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN WILLINSKY, Stanford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: 'Locke and the intellectual properties of learning.'

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Social Sciences

Department of Sociology

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.

ERIC USLANER, Maryland
18 Jan.: 'Corruption, inequality, and the rule of law.'

TIANTIN ZHENG, State University of New York
25 Jan.: 'Undertaking sensitive research: ethnographies in the illegal sex industry in post-socialist China.'

XIN HE, Hong Kong
1 Feb.: 'Street as courtroom: state accommodation of labour protest in south China.'

DOUGLAS ROGERS, George Mason
8 Feb.: 'Organising crime: a theory of organised crime.'

ALMUDENA SEVILLA-SANZ
15 Feb.: 'Housework, money, and marriage.'

JONATHAN GERSHUNY
22 Feb.: 'Gendered divisions of labour and the intergenerational transmission of inequality.'

KIMBERLY FISHER
1 Mar.: 'The road to purr-fection? The quality of life of people with pets in the UK.'

ORIEL SULLIVAN
8 Mar.: 'Changing differences in domestic labour and child care by education.'


Institute of Archaeology: The Toba super-eruption: a critical moment in human evolution?

This multidisciplinary conference, addressing the impact of the 74000 BP Toba super-eruption, focusing on new archaeological, volcanological, and environmental evidence, will be held on 20 and 21 February. Registration is required. Enquiries should be addressed to Mitsuko Ito (e-mail: mitsuko.ito@arch.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxord (2)78267).


Current issues in social policy: the welfare state in uncertain times. (i) Policy perspectives

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, except where noted.

Conveners: Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Professor Robert Walker.

DAVID STUCKLER
21 Jan.: 'Economic crises and public health.'

ROBERT WALKER
28 Jan.: 'Evaluating France's anti-poverty programme: a double evaluation.'

FRANCIE LUND, KwaZulu-Natal
4 Feb.: 'Social policy and the changing labour market: policies and prospects for poorer informal workers in the global north and the global south.'

JOHN MARTIN, OECD, Paris
11 Feb., Green Templeton: 'The jobs crisis: how OECD countries are responding on the labour market and social policy fronts.'

(ii) Political economy perspectives

KAREN ANDERSEN RADBOUD, Nijmegen
18 Feb.: To be announced.

JOAKIM PALME, Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden
25 Feb.: 'The economic crisis and the Nordic welfare states.'

MARIA PETMESIDOU, Thrace
4 Mar.: 'Mediterranean welfare states in crisis?'

MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER
11 Mar.: 'Varieties of capitalism, social protection and the great recession: Britain and Germany compared.'


Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Plausible pasts, uncertain futures—diviners, prophets, and forecasters

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, Elizabeth Hsu, and Lidia Sciama.

DR KATHERINE SWANCUTT
22 Jan.: 'Dreams of time travel: ghostly simulacra and the drunken forecast in south-west China.'

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW
29 Jan.: 'Modern apocalyptic movements in America and the UK.'

DR GILLIAN TETT, author, Fools Gold
5 Feb.: 'People losing credit: models and innovation in finance.'

DR LINSEY MCGOEY
12 Feb.: 'Gaming the future: the use of profitable unknowns in drug regulation.'

DR LAURA WATTS, Lancaster
19 Feb.: 'Futures-makers: relocating innovation stories from the Thames Valley to the Orkney Islands.'

PROFESSOR KIRSTEN HASTRUP, Copenhagen
26 Feb.: 'Liquid times: living with climatic uncertainties in society and science.'

DR PETER PARKES, Kent
5 Mar.: 'Prophecy and epidemic disease: the testimony of a Kalasha shaman from northern Pakistan.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ZEITLYN, Kent
12 Mar.: 'Divinatory logics: diagnoses and predictions mediating outcomes.'


Oxford Internet Institute lecture

PROFESSOR JOSEPH TUROW, Pennsylvania, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, at the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles'. To attend, e-mail name, and affiliation if any, to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'When the audience clicks: buying attention in the digital age.'


Department of Education public lecture programme

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room A, 15 Norham Gardens.

NAOMI EISENSTADT
18 Jan.: 'Ten years of Early Years policy, practice and research: what have we learned from all three?'

MAGGIE CHARLES
25 Jan.: 'Integrating corpus and discourse approaches in the analysis of academic writing.'

NEIL MERCER, Cambridge
1 Feb.: 'What do we really know about the value of dialogue for classroom education?'

JAAN VALSINER, Bath
8 Feb.: 'Cultural psychology and education: what would history tell us of this possible marriage?'

FERENCE MARTON, Gothenburg
15 Feb.: 'Watching koalas does not help you know them: why solving 1,000 quadratic equations may not help you know what a quadratic equation is, while solving ten might.'

DEBORAH EYRE
22 Feb.: 'Developing expertise theory in education: Eyre's English model.'

ENLLI THOMAS, Bangor
1 Mar.: 'Acquiring complex systems under conditions of varied and reduced input: the case of Welsh–English bilinguals in Wales.'

ALAN FELSTEAD, Cardiff
8 Mar.: 'Teaching and learning at work.'


Department of Education and Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence: Comparative Education and Security Studies

Education: promoting radicalisation or countering extremism?

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's. Enquiries should be addressed to tania.saeed@sant.ox.ac.uk or david.johnson@education.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: David Johnson, Steve Tsang and Tania Saeed.

19 Jan.: PROFESSOR LYNN DAVIES, Birmingham

26 Jan.: Speaker to be announced

2 Feb.: PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN

9 Feb.: Speaker to be announced

16 Feb.: DR DAVID TYRER, Liverpool John Moores

23 Feb.: MR MAAJID NAWAZ, Quilliam Foundation

2 Mar.: DR MASOODA BANA

9 Mar.: DR TAHIR ABBAS, University of Exeter



Israel: historical, political, and social aspects

The following lectures will be held at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, unless otherwise indicated.

Convener: Peter Oppenheimer.

PROFESSOR BENNY MORRIS, Ben Gurion
25 Jan., 1 p.m., Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln: 'Israel/Palestine: revisiting 1948?'

PROFESSOR MENACHEM MAUTNER, Tel Aviv
1 Feb.: 'Secular Jews, religious Jews and Arabs: the "zero-sum game" of Israeli multiculturalism.'

PROFESSOR DANIEL STATMAN, Haifa
8 Feb.: 'Whose land is this anyway? Reflections on "our right to our land".'

PROFESSOR SHIMON SHAMIR, Hebrew University
22 Feb.: 'Israel's relations with Egypt and Jordan: cold peace or cooperation?'

ANTHONY JULIUS, Mishcon de Reya
1 Mar.: 'The making of modern British anti-Semitism.'

PROFESSOR ERAN FEITELSON, Hebrew University
8 Mar.: 'Can the shared Israeli–Arab water resources be sustained? The implications of the emerging new Israeli water geography.'


ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and International Migration Institute (IMI)

The impact of diasporas: connection, contestation, convergence

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road.

Conveners: Professor Robin Cohen, Alan Gamlen and Dr Nicholas Van Hear.

DR NICHOLAS VAN HEAR
21 Jan.: 'Diasporas engaged, diasporas deployed.'

ALAN GAMLEN
28 Jan.: 'Rights in diaspora, impacts at home: portable voting and pension entitlements.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN COHEN
4 Feb.: 'Filming diaspora: Jews and Italians in New York City.'

JANE GARNETT, BEN GIDLEY, ALANA HARRIS and MICHAEL KEITH
11 Feb.: 'Local citizenship, diaspora belonging: associational politics, faith and settlements in twentieth-century London.'

PROFESSOR LINDA MCDOWELL; DR HELENE NEVEU KRINGELBACH (two lectures)
18 Feb.: 'Youth, economic change and diaspora–local relations'; 'Multinational families, creolised practices and new identities: Euro-Senegalese cases.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ANDERSON and DR NEIL CARRIER
25 Feb.: 'Diasporas of khat: chewing in transnational space.'

DR IAIN WALKER; DR OLIVER BAKEWELL (two lectures)
4 Mar.: 'Hadrami diasporas: the Indian Ocean glue?'; 'African diasporas in Africa: oxymoron or lacuna?'

DR LUISA PINTO TEIXEIRA; DR ALEX BETTS (two lectures)
11 Mar.: 'Perspectives on memory, mobility and cultural identities: the lusophone case'; 'Diaspora and security: challenges for governance.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN COHEN, DR NICHOLAS VAN HEAR and ALAN GAMLEN
18 Mar.: Round table discussion: 'The impact of diasporas.'


Centre for Socio-legal Studies/Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, unless otherwise indicated.

Convener: Dr Phil Clark.

DR DANIEL BUTT, Bristol
18 Jan.: 'Dirty money? Rectificatory justice and the lasting effects of historic wrongdoing.'

FRANCESCA PIZZUTELLI, Amnesty International
25 Jan.: 'Moving away from the South African model: amnesties and prosecutions in the practice of forty truth commissions.'

PROFESSOR RALPH HENHAM, Nottingham Trent
1 Feb.: 'Punishment in transition: rethinking the role of punishment and sentencing for transitional justice.'

DR RAMA MANI
8 Feb.: 'Conflict prevention and reconciliation after mass atrocity.'

DR IOANNIS ARMAKOLAS
15 Feb.: 'A hard case: thinking "out of the box" on transitional justice and reconciliation in Bosnia.'

PETER ROBINSON, Legal Adviser, International Criminal Tribunals
22 Feb.: 'Defending the damned: the role of defence counsel in international criminal cases.'

LARS WALDORF, York, and DR PHIL CLARK
1 Mar., 5 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building: 'Debating power, politics and justice in post-genocide Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR SANDRA FREDMAN; DR SABINE MICHALOWSKI, Essex (two lectures)
8 Mar.: 'Socio-economic rights in the South African Constitutional Court: is the honeymoon over?'; 'Socio-economic justice as transitional justice.'

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Theology

The Ian Ramsey Centre and the International Society for Science and Religion will hold a conference entitled 'God and Physics' on 7–11 July. Speakers will include Nancy Cartwright, Philip Clayton, Chris Isham, Robert Russell, Nick Saunders, Keith Ward, Fraser Watts, Michael Welker and John Polkinghorne. Short paper contributions are invited. For more information see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/Conferenceinfo/General.html.

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Ashmolean Museum

'NearEastMed' archaeology seminars: Late Bronze Age trade, interaction and cultural identity

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ashmolean Museum Education Centre, accessed via the St Giles' Street entrance. The seminars are supported by the Faculty of Classics, School of Archaeology, Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Ashmolean Museum Department of Antiquities.

LINDA HULIN
28 Jan.: 'Connectivity in the eastern Mediterranean: ancient connections and scholarly divisions.'

ARTEMIS GEORGIOU
11 Feb.: 'Cyprus during the "crisis years": continuity and change in the twelfth century BC.'

CAROL BELL, British School at Athens
25 Feb.: 'The merchants of Ugarit. Oligarchs of the LBA trade in metals?'

NICOLETTA MOMIGLIANO, Bristol
8 Mar.: 'Investigating pre-classical Lycia: the Çaltilar Survey Project.'

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Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, Voltaire Foundation

Oxford Amnesty Lectures

Unless otherwise indicated the Oxford Amnesty Lectures, arranged in collaboration with the Besterman Centre, will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Taylor Institution. Tickets, costing £8 (concessions £5), may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305, Web site: www.oxfordtickets.com), or, if available, at the door.

JAMES TULLY, Victoria
10 Feb.: 'Rethinking human rights and the Enlightenment: a view from the twenty-first century.'

KARMA NABULSI
17 Feb.: ' "That the General Will is Indestructible": from the citizen of Geneva to the citizens of Gaza.'

ADAM PHILLIPS, psychotherapist and writer
Fri. 26 Feb.: 'My happiness: right or wrong?'

JONATHAN ISRAEL, Princeton
3 Mar.: 'Basic human rights: the Enlightenment battle over the place of God and religion (1770–89).'

ROBIN BLACKBURN, Essex; editor, New Left Review
10 Mar.: 'From natural rights to general liberty: slavery, emancipation, and the origins of human rights.'

SEYLA BENHABIB, Yale
17 Mar.: 'Cosmopolitanism since Kant: claiming rights across borders in a new century.'

JEREMY WALDRON, New York School of Law
12 May: 'Dignity, defamation, and rights: what does a well-ordered society look like?'

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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Environmental Law Discussion Group

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Smith School, 75 George Street.

Convener: Eloise Scotford.

DR ANNA RUSSELL, Louwes Research Fellow
Thurs. 21 Jan.: 'Dispelling the myth of a water war: implications of the right to water for states sharing international watercourses.'

JULIAN NOWAG
Thurs. 4 Feb.: 'The European community's integration principle: how integrating environmental protection requirements into other EC policies and activities works (or doesn't work..) legally.'

MARTHA GREKOS, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Tues. 16 Feb.: 'Implementing projects of carbon capture and storage: legal uncertainties and complexities.'

ANDREW WAITE, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Tues. 2 Mar.: 'Burying waste from the production of energy: legal liability for contaminated land after the National Grid case.'

DR LIZ FISHER, DR BETTINA LANGE and ELOISE SCOTFORD
Tues. 9 Mar.: 'What do environmental lawyers do? What environmental law scholars are doing, can do and hope to do.'

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: Greek scripture and the rabbis

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

For details of the David Patterson Seminars, and the Lunchtime Seminars in Jewish Studies, see under 'Oriental Studies' above.

Conveners: Alison Salvesen and Martin Goodman.

WILLIAM SMELIK, University College London
19 Jan.: 'The faces of Aquila: translation and transculturation.'

TESSA RAJAK
26 Jan.: 'Josephus' use of the Greek Bible.'

ALANNA NOBBS, Macquarie
9 Feb.: 'Distinguishing between Jewish and Christian divine names in fourth-century papyri.'

JULIA KRIVORUCHKO, Cambridge
16 Feb.: 'Greek loanwords in rabbinic literature.'

EMMANUEL TOV, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
23 Feb.: 'The post-Pentateuchal LXX translations.'

REINHART CEULEMANS, Leuven
2 Mar.: 'Hexaplaric readings for Song of Songs and Jewish exegesis.'

SHIFRA SZNOL, Bar Ilan
9 Mar.: 'Jewish Greek versions, Aramaic translations, and rabbinic interpretation in the Cairo Genizah, the Constantinople Pentateuch, and other sources.'


European seminar on advanced Jewish studies: The reading of Hebrew and Jewish texts in the early modern period

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays at Exeter College.

Conveners: Piet van Boxel and Joanna Weinberg.

JOANNA WEINBERG
21 Jan.: 'Jewish wisdom and the limits of Christian Hebraism.'

ALESSANDRO GUETTA, INALCO, France
28 Jan.: 'Italian translations from Hebrew by Jewish authors in early modern Italy. A chapter in the history of Jewish–Christian exchanges.'

ELEAZAR GUTWIRTH, Tel Aviv
4 Feb.: 'Jews, Christians and conversos: transmission of Hebrew knowledge in early modern Europe.'

SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge
11 Feb.: 'Jews, Christians and the significance of the Septuagint from Azariah de' Rossi to Richard Simon.'

MICHELA ANDREATTA, Venice
18 Feb.: 'Judaic antiquarianism and the collecting of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions and funerary poetry in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italy.'

JOSEPH HACKER, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
4 Mar.: 'Englishmen in the Levant and Ottoman Jewry, 1580–1620.'

PHILIP FORD, Cambridge
11 Mar.: 'A Renaissance lesson in Hebrew poetry: Charles Utenhove and Camille de Morel.'

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Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Hinduism II

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD will lecture at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, weeks 1–8, in the Theology Faculty Seminar Room.


Readings in phenomenology

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD will lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, weeks 2–8, in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.


Elementary Sanskrit

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD will lecture at 10 a.m. on Fridays, weeks 1–8, in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.


Readings in the Jayakhyasamhita

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD will lecture at 12 noon on Fridays, weeks 1–8, in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.


Shivdasani Lectures

DR DIWATAR ACHARYA will deliver the Shivdasani Lectures at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

18 Jan.: 'Early Vaishnava text from Nepal.'

22 Feb.: 'Negative flashes of Néti Néti and realisation of Brahman.'

Shivdasani seminars: 'Readings in the Jayottaratantra'. Dr Acharya will conduct seminars at 2 p.m. on Monday, 1 February, and Monday, 15 February, in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.


Mystical traditions in comparative perspective

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

DR TALIB MUHAMMAD
29 Jan.: 'Islamic mystical traditions—Sufis in India.'

DR SARAH SHAW
5 Feb.: 'Buddhist meditation.'

PROFESSOR OLIVER DAVIES
12 Feb.: 'Christian mystical traditions 1—the relevance of Christian mysticism.'

PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON
19 Feb.: 'Christian mystical traditions 2—understanding apophaticism.'

PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA
5 Mar.: 'The Jewish roots of Christian mysticism.'


Hindu theology

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD will lecture at 10 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

28 Jan.: 'Introduction and scriptural authority in Hindu traditions.'

4 Feb.: 'The Vedanta commentariat tradition 1.'

11 Feb.: 'The Vedanta commentariat tradition 2.'

18 Feb.: 'The Saiva commentariat tradition 1.'

25 Feb.: 'The Saiva commentariat tradition 2.'

4 Mar.: 'The Saiva commentariat tradition 3.'

11 Mar.: 'Theological reasoning across traditions.'


Other lectures

DR GRAHAM SCHWEIG will lecture at 2 p.m. on Monday, 8 February, in the Library, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

Subject: 'Three worlds of the heart: theological and literary dimensions of the Bhakti Sutra.'

DR PETER FLÜGEL will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Subject: 'Jaina–Hindu syncretism in Gujarat: the Trimurti-Temple of the Akram Vijnan Marg.' (Majewski Lecture)

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Muslims in the media

This series of seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, unless otherwise stated. All welcome. Further information will be available at www.oxcis.ac.uk.


The anthropology of madrassahs in South Asia

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB will lecture at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

25 Jan.: 'Madrassahs and the political mobilisation of Islam before 9/11.'

8 Feb.: 'Stereotyping of madrassahs and politics of violence.'

22 Feb.: 'Madrassahs and the discourse of reforming the institution.'

8 Mar.: 'For studying madrassahs in a social context.'


Anthropology of Muslim societies

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB will lecture at 12 noon on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

19 Jan.: 'Approaches to the anthropological study of Muslim societies.'

26 Jan.: 'Islamic rituals: prayer and pilgrimage.'

2 Feb.: 'Religious learning: madrassahs and society.'

9 Feb.: 'Sufi tradition: cosmology, institutions and networks.'

16 Feb.: 'Reform and renewal: Tablighis, Muslim identity and transnationalism.'

23 Feb.: 'Politics and religious symbols: Islamic fundamentalism and social protest.'

2 Mar.: 'Gender in Muslim societies.'

9 Mar.: 'Perceptions and images: representations of Muslims in the media.'


Political economy of institutions and development

DR ADEEL MALIK will lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

21 Jan.: 'Conceptualising institutions.'

28 Jan.: 'Foundations of new institutional economics I.'

4 Feb.: 'Foundations of new institutional economics II.'

11 Feb.: 'The political economy of rent seeking and corruption.'

18 Feb.: 'Institutions and development.'

25 Feb.: 'Deeper causes: the evolution and persistence of institutions I.'

4 Mar.: 'Deeper causes: the evolution and persistence of institutions II.'

11 Mar.: 'Analytical narratives on institutions and development.'


Islam in contemporary society (Islam II)

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI will lecture at 9 a.m. on Fridays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Lectures open only to matriculated members of the University.

22 Jan.: 'Islamic reformism in the nineteenth century.'

29 Jan.: 'The Wahhabi movement.'

5 Feb.: 'Democracy and Islam.'

12 Feb.: 'Women and Islam.'


Qur'anic Arabic

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI will give classes in Qur'anic Arabic at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome. Registration required. See www.oxcis.ac.uk for further details.


Fiqh al-ibadat

DR MOHAMMAD AKRAM will hold classes on rituals of worship (Fiqh al-ibadat) at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All welcome. Registration required. See www.oxcis.ac.uk for further details.


Modern standard Arabic

MR YOUSIF QASMIYEH will give the following classes in modern standard Arabic at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies:

Arabic 1a: Mon. 5.15–7.15 p.m. Arabic 1b: Tues. 2.30–4.30 p.m. Arabic 2: Mon. 3–5 p.m.

DR MONICA BALDA-TILLIER will give the following classes in modern standard Arabic at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies:

Arabic 3: Mon. 5–7 p.m. Arabic 4: Tues. 10 a.m.–12 noon

These courses are run in association with the University's Department for Continuing Education. Registration required. See www.oxcis.ac.uk for further details.


Urdu

DR ALISON SHAW will hold classes in Urdu at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Registration required. See www.oxcis.ac.uk for further details.

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Media and politics seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: David Butler, John Lloyd and David Levy.

TREVOR KAVANAGH, the Sun
22 Jan.: 'Politics and the popular press.'

DAVID DIMBLEBY, BBC
29 Jan.: 'Reporting and anchoring.'

PETER RIDDELL, The Times
5 Feb.: 'The influence of the press in Westminster and Washington.'

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News
12 Feb.: 'Getting TV news right?'

PATIENCE WHEATCROFT, Wall Street Journal Europe
19 Feb.: 'Financial reporting.'

STEPHEN COLEMAN, Leeds
26 Feb.: 'The Internet and the media.'

ALAN RUSBRIDGER, the Guardian
5 Mar.: 'Being an editor.'


Seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Barclay Room, Green Templeton.

PROFESSOR RAYMOND KUHN
20 Jan.: 'Comparing French and British press policy.'

MANAR AL-RASHWANI
27 Jan.: 'Journalism in the Middle East and Jordan in particular.'

RICHARD SAMBROOK, formerly of the BBC
3 Feb.: 'New media and mainstream media.'

ROBIN LAURANCE, photojournalist
10 Feb.: 'Photojournalism—its relevance in today's media.'

CAROLINE THOMSON, BBC
17 Feb.: 'Running the BBC.' LUKE HARDING, the Guardian
24 Feb.: 'Novaya Gazeta: journalism, murder and reporting the truth on Russia's bravest newspaper.'

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Mcdonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life

Journalism and public responsibility seminar

This eight-week seminar series will be held on Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m., in Seminar Room 2, Christ Church, starting on 20 January.

Conveners: John Lloyd, Reuters Institute, and Nigel Biggar, McDonald Centre and Christ Church.

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Latin American Centre

General seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Convener: Professor Leigh A. Payne.

ROSEMARY THORP
19 Jan.: 'Why is it so difficult to get development from an extractive base?'

ALAN ANGELL
26 Jan.: 'Reflections on Chilean democracy and the elections of 2009–10.'

CORRINE CAUMARTIN
2 Feb.: 'Racism, violence and inequality in Guatemala.'

PAR ENGSTROM, London
9 Feb.: 'Argentina and the inter-American human rights system.'

CATERINA PIZZIGONI, Columbia
16 Feb.: 'The elements of the living space among the Nahuas of central Mexico, eighteenth century.'

JAY SEXTON
23 Feb.: 'Rethinking early US imperialism: the origins of the "Monroe Doctrine".'

TODD LANDMAN, Essex
2 Mar.: 'Principals, agents and atrocities: the case of Peru, 1980–2000.'

LUCÍA RAYNERO MORALES, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
9 Mar.: 'Theory and practice of a frustrated aspiration: the notions of democracy and citizenship in the First Republic of Venezuela, 1810–12.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Public seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. To attend, e-mail research@learning.ox.ac.uk, or telephone (2)86811.

PROFESSOR WOLFGANG HALLET, Giessen
21 Jan.: 'Teaching literature in higher education: subjective reading, the intersubjective dimension and academic approaches.'

DR ANNAMARIA CARUSI
28 Jan.: 'A humanities perspective on e-research.'

PROFESSOR BRONWYN DAVIES, Western Sydney
4 Feb.: 'Governmentality and academic work: shaping the hearts and minds of academic workers.'

PROFESSOR IAN STRONACH, Liverpool John Moores
11 Feb.: ' "Rigour mortis": professionalism, audit and the future.'

DR DIANE BEBBINGTON, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
18 Feb.: 'Higher education leaders and leadership: the relevance of diversity.'

PROFESSOR VALERIE HEY, Sussex
25 Feb.: ' "Class, ignorance, desire and knowledge"—the affective dimensions of social and educational difference in higher education.'

DR LINDA EVANS, Leeds
4 Mar.: 'A new analytical framework for examining professional development in higher education.'

DR ARWEN RADDON, Leicester
11 Mar.: 'Distance and doctoral supervision: negotiating understanding, practice and identity.'

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Maison Française

Medieval French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Sophie Marnette and Helen Swift.

TOM HINTON
19 Jan.: 'Memory and manuscripts in a verse romance cycle.'

CAITLIN HARTIGAN
2 Feb.: Roundtable workshop: 'Manuscript to print: questions of transition.'

ANNE PAUPERT, Paris VII
16 Feb.: ' "Lasse, fet ele"... Le long écho de chansons de femmes.'

MARIANNE AILES, Bristol
2 Mar.: 'The construct of the Saracen other and genre in Anglo-Norman literature.'


Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Parish, Rowan Tomlinson and Kate Tunstall.

KATHRYN BANKS, Durham
21 Jan.: 'Functions of apocalypticism in French Reformation poetry.'

JACQUES BERCHTOLD, Paris IV
4 Feb.: 'L'ours de la bohémienne de Favart. Rousseau et le contexte de le querelle des bouffons.'

ALAIN BRUNN, Paris III
18 Feb.: 'La Rochefoucauld et le laboratoire moraliste.'

ALAIN VIALA
4 Mar.: 'L'affaire Camargo: de Voltaire á Verlaine.'


Key words in French culture (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)

The following seminars will be held at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Scholar and Alain Viala.

FRÉDÉRIQUE AIT-TOUATI and THIBAUT MAUS DE ROLLEY
22 Jan.: 'Knowledge and its transmission.'

RICHARD PARISH
29 Jan.: 'Belief.'

RICHARD COOPER
5 Feb.: 'The "Renaissance" in Italy and France.'

KATE TUNSTALL
12 Feb.: 'The European "Enlightenment".'


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Jane Hiddleston and Ian Maclachlan.

MARIE-CHANTAL KILLEEN
28 Jan.: 'Y a-t-il un "hors-sexe"? La question du genre chez Rozier et Garréta.'

SARA JAMES
11 Feb.: 'Narratives of possession in the short fiction of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore.'

JEAN-LOUIS JEANNELLE, Paris IV
25 Feb.: 'Identité, sexualité et memoires: Alias Caracalla de Daniel Cordier.'

MARY ORR, Southampton
11 Mar.: 'The intertextual temptation: Flaubert's science of being artful.'


Oxford History of Chemistry seminar

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays at the History Faculty, George Street. Two papers will be given at each meeting.

Conveners: Pietro Corsi; Robert Fox; John Perkins, Oxford Brookes; Viviane Quirke, Oxford Brookes; Muriel Le Roux; and John Christie.

GEORGETTE TAYLOR, University College, London
25 Feb.: 'Pedagogical progeniture or tactical translation? George Fordyce's additions and modifications to William Cullen's philosophical chemistry.'

FRANÇOIS PÉPIN, Paris-Ouest
25 Feb.: 'Diderot and chemistry: a model of experimental philosophy.'

CATHERINE JACKSON, University College, London
11 Mar.: 'Chemistry as the defining science: training and discipline in nineteenth-century chemical laboratories.'

ERIK LANGLINAY, EHESS, Paris
11 Mar.: 'Scales and spaces of the chemical industry in France, 1890–1930.'


Conferences and study days

The following will be held at the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.

Conferences

The Oxford University French postgraduate conference, 'Le pastiche', will be held 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, 14 January. Organisers: Claire Guérin and Dominic Glynn.

'The French contribution in a world of innovation' will be held on Wednesday, 27 January, from 9 a.m. at Maison Française, then at the Saïd Business School from 2 p.m. It will continue on 28 January (by invitation only) from 4 p.m. at the French Ambassador's residence in London. Organisers: Muriel Le Roux and Marc Ventresca, with the support of the French Embassy.

'Lévi-Strauss and British anthropology' will be held 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, to 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March. Organiser: Yves Goudineau.

Workshops

'The distinction of elites: case studies' will be held 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 January. Organiser: Jean Pascal Daloz.

'The powers of dogmatism' will be held 2–5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March. Organisers: Frédéric Audren and Stéphane van Damme, Paris.

Study days

'Durkheim and other thinkers, including Belot, Huvelin and Foucault' will be held 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 13 February. Organiser: William Pickering.

'The philosophy of Henry More' will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March. Organiser: Martine Pécharman.


Other lectures and events

The following will be held at the Maison Française unless otherwise indicated.

JEAN-PASCAL DALOZ will hold a book launch for The Sociology of Elite Distinction: from Theoretical to Comparative Perspectives at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 January.
Chair: Luc Borot.


LUC FOISNEAU, CNRS-EHESS, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 January.
Chair: Mark Philp.

Subject: 'Global justice or sovereignty: a Hobbesian dilemma.'


AHMAD GUNNY will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February.

Subject: 'Prophet Muhammad in French literature: from the nineteenth century to the present.'


LUC BOROT will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 12 February.

Subject: 'Les débats sur la laïcité: histoire et enjeux.'


JEAN-MARC DREYFUS, Manchester, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 19 February, as part of a conference organised by Muriel Le Roux and Daniel Lee. Testimony by Robert Marcault.

Subject: 'The importance of Holocaust testimonies.'


CORINNE BONNET, Toulouse II-Le Mirail, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 February, at the Ioannou Centre for Byzantine and Classical Studies as part of the 'Conférence Jean-Pierre Vernant.'
Chair: Robert Parker.

Subject: 'Cultic networks between Phoenicia and Greece in Hellenistic times.'


CHRISTIAN JACOB, EHESS, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March.
Chair: Oswyn Murray.

Subject: 'Anthropology of knowledge and classics: questions about ancient scholarship.'


Cinema: four films featuring Jeanne Moreau

The following events will be held at the Maison Française at 8 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays. Films will be shown in French with English subtitles. No need to pre-book, but seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

26 Jan.: Les liaisons dangereuses. Directed by Robert Vadim (1959, 106 min).

9 Feb.: Le journal d'une femme de chambre. Directed by Luis Bunuel (1964, 101 min).

23 Feb.: Viva Maria. Directed by Louis Malle (1965, 119 min).

9 Mar.: Querelle. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1982, 108 min).

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Refugee Studies Centre

BARONESS (EMMA) NICHOLSON OF WINTERBOURNE, life peer and member of the House of Lords, will give the keynote speech at the international conference on 'Romani mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives,' at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 January, in the chapel, Harris Manchester. The lecture is open to the public but spaces are limited. To reserve a seat e-mail: katherine.salahi@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: '2005–15: the decade of Roma inclusion: what has been done and what should be done.'

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Institute for Science, Innovation and Society

Governance, Accountability and Innovation (GAIn) seminar series: Markets: devices, infrastructures, governance

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, Saïd Business School.

YUVAL MILLO, London School of Economics
19 Jan.: 'Accounting for liquidity supply: the constitution of the options market maker.'

JEAN-PASCAL GOND, Nottingham
26 Jan.: 'The social construction of corporate social responsibility metrics: making CSR calculable, legitimating responsible investment.'

DARIUSZ WOJCIK
2 Feb.: 'Securitisation and its footprint: an economic geography of financial markets.'

PETER KARNE, Copenhagen Business School
9 Feb.: Title to be announced.

BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE
16 Feb.: 'Rural capitalism in a democratically elected communist state: how to study markets for basic wage goods—the case of food in West Bengal.'

GISA WESZKALNYS, University of Exeter
23 Feb.: 'More cure than curse? Ethnographic perspectives on an economic experiment in West Africa.'

EVE CHIAPELLO, HEC, Paris
2 Mar.: 'Accounting at the heart of the performativity of economics.'

JONATHAN MICHIE
9 Mar.: 'Markets and corporate ownership structures.'

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James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Advanced research seminar series

The James Martin advanced research seminars, led by Professor Julian Savulescu and Professor Nick Bostrom, provide an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the future of humanity and the ethics of the new biosciences. They are open to scholars and Oxford graduate students. Seminars are held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, weeks 1–8, at the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, unless otherwise noted. The programme can be found at www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/seminars and www.bep.ox.ac.uk/seminars.


Complexity and systemic risk

The following seminars, in association with the CABDyN Complexity Centre and the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays at the James Martin Twenty-first Century School.

PROFESSOR LORD (ROBERT) MAY
21 Jan.: 'Stability and complexity in model banking systems.'

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WEST, Santa Fe Institute, USA
4 Feb.: 'Growth, innovation and the pace of life from cells and ecosystems to cities and corporations; are they sustainable?'

PROFESSOR MIKE BATTY, University College, London
11 Feb.: 'Anticipating future complexity: are systems such as cities getting more complex?'

PROFESSOR GIDEON HENDERSON and PROFESSOR DAVID MARSHALL
18 Feb.: 'Oceans as complex systems' (provisional title).

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO VESPIGNANI, Indiana
25 Feb.: 'Predicting the behaviour of techno-social systems: how informatics and computing help to fight off global pandemics.'

PROFESSOR DIRK HELBING, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
4 Mar.: 'Cooperation, norms and conflict: towards simulating the foundations of society.'

DR OWEN PETCHY, Sheffield
11 Mar.: 'Contagious extinctions and ecosystem collapse.'

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All Souls College

What makes an 'ism'? Doctrines and traditions in early modern thoght and later historiography

The following seminars, open to all members of the University, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Ian Maclean and Dr Noel Malcolm.

PROFESSOR IAN MACLEAN
20 Jan.: 'Libertinism.'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPH LÜTHY, Nijmegen
27 Jan.: 'Atomism.'

DR CHRISTOPHER BROOKE
3 Feb.: 'Stoicism.'

DR NOEL MALCOLM
10 Feb.: 'Despotism.'

PROFESSOR SYDNEY ANGELO, Swansea
17 Feb.: 'Machiavell[ian]ism.'

PROFESSOR HOWARD HOTSON
24 Feb.: 'Ramism.'

PROFESSOR JAMES HANKINS, Harvard
3 Mar.: 'Renaissance [Neo-]Platonism.'

DR SARAH MORTIMER
10 Mar.: 'Socinianism.'


Lee Lecture

PROFESSOR RODNEY BARKER, Professor Emeritus of Government, London School of Economics, will deliver the Lee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'A tale of three cities: the early years of political science in Oxford, London, and Manchester.'

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Balliol College

LORD HARRIES OF PENTREGARTH, formerly Bishop of Oxford, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in Balliol College. The lecture is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to Dr Alexandru Popescu (e-mail: alexandru.popescu@balliol.ox.ac.uk ).

Subject: 'Religion and guilt—burden or blessing?'

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Corpus Christi College

Bateson Lecture

PROFESSOR BROMWICH will deliver the Bateson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, at the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Destruction and the theory of happiness in the poetry of Stevens and Yeats.'

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Green Templeton College

Green Templeton Lectures

Uncertainties and insecurities

This lecture series seeks to explore and explain the sources and forms of uncertainty in key aspects of contemporary life, including health, finance, politics and the media. Speakers include Gillian Tett, assistant editor of the Financial Times; Helena Kennedy, expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; and Stephen Coleman, Institute of Communications Studies, Leeds. The lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on four Mondays, beginning 22 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton. Further details will be announced at a later date.

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Kellogg College

Creative Writing Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 for 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Stopforth Metcalfe Room, Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road. The seminars are open to all members of the University, but reservation is necessary, by e-mailing to Ana Pastega (e-mail: ana.pastega@kellogg.ox.ac.uk). Further information can be found at www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/researchcentres/creativewriting.php.

Convener: Dr Clare Morgan.

BARONESS (P.D) JAMES
2 Feb.: 'The art of fiction.'

FRANCESCA KAY, author of An Equal Stillness; winner of 2009 Orange Award
2 Mar.: 'Momentum in the "poetic" novel.'

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Linacre College

Linacre Lectures 2010

Disease and environmental change

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. The lectures are supported by Tetra Laval.

Conveners: Professor Paul Slack, Professor Mark Pollard, and Dr Nick Brown.

PROFESSOR NILS STENSETH, Oslo
28 Jan.: 'Plagues, past, present, and future.'

PROFESSOR DAVID ROGERS
4 Feb.: 'Environmental change and vector-borne diseases.'

PROFESSOR DONALD ORTNER, Smithsonian Institution
11 Feb.: 'Bones, pathogens, and disease: environmental factors in past human populations.'

PROFESSOR BRUCE CAMPBELL, Belfast
18 Feb.: 'Panzootics, pandemics, and climatic anomalies in the fourteenth century.'

PROFESSOR NEIL FERGUSON, Imperial College, London
25 Feb.: 'Pandemics: a growing risk?'

PROFESSOR PAUL SLACK
4 Mar.: 'Plague: histories and continuities.'

PROFESSOR ANDREW PRICE-SMITH, Colorado College
11 Mar.: 'Plagues and politics.'

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St Antony's College

Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar: God and Caesar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Conveners: Professor David Marquand and Professor Robert Service with Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Baroness (Kishwer) Falkner and Lord (David) Trimble.

THE RT REVD STEPHEN PLATTEN, Bishop of Wakefield, LORD (RAYMOND) PLANT and PROFESSOR A.C. GRAYLING, Birkbeck, London
19 Jan.: 'The challenge of secularism.'

BARONESS (KISHWER) FALKNER, PROFESSOR ALI ALLAWI, Princeton, and professor FAWAZ GERGES, London School of Economics
26 Jan.: 'Radical theocratic Islam in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.'

LORD (DAVID) TRIMBLE and PROFESSOR PAUL ARTHUR, Ulster
2 Feb.: 'Ireland and the Christian churches.'

SIR GERALD KAUFMAN, MP, and PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM
9 Feb.: 'Judaism in Israel and the diaspora.'

PROFESSOR ANATOL LIEVEN, King's College, London, and DR ANDREW PRESTON, Cambridge
16 Feb.: 'America and the evangelical right.'

PROFESSOR JYTTE KLAUSEN, Brandeis, and PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
23 Feb.: 'Islam in Europe.'

DR FAISAL DEVJI and DR MARIA MISRA
2 Mar.: 'India.'

THE REVD CANON DR MICHAEL BOURDEAUX, Keston College, PROFESSOR VIVIENNE SHUE and MR MICHAL KAMINSKI, MEP (Poland)
9 Mar.: 'After communism.'


Asian Studies Centre

South Asian Studies seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's. Probationer Research Student presentations will be given on 23 February and 2 and 9 March. Details will be available later. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)74559.

Convener: Dr Faisal Devji.

DR SUNIL KUMAR, SOAS
19 Jan.: 'Courts, capitals and kingship: Delhi and its sultans in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.'

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER SHACKLE, SOAS
26 Jan.: 'The times of nineteenth-century Punjabi Sufi poetry.'

PROFESSOR RACHEL DWYER, SOAS
2 Feb.: 'Happy ever after: Hindi films and the 'happy ending'.'

PROFESSOR SUMANTRA BOSE, London School of Economics
9 Feb.: 'The end of an insurgency: lessons from Sri Lanka.'

PROFESSOR C.A. BAYLY, Cambridge
16 Feb.: 'Indian liberalism: rights, constitutions and empire.'

Taiwan Studies Program seminar

DR JASON HU, Mayor of Tai-chung City, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: 'To grow a city with creativity: the Tai-chung experience.'


Middle East Centre

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, except where noted, at the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Convener: Dr Raffaella Del Sarto.

DR JUBIN GOODARZI, Webster, Geneva
19 Jan.: 'Syria and Iran: three decades of alliance cooperation.'

DR GUY BEN-PORAT, Ben-Gurion
9 Feb.: 'Live and let buy: consumerism, secularisation and liberalism in Israel.'

DR GERSHOM GORENBERG, correspondent, visiting professor and author
Mon. 15 Feb., 12.30 p.m.: 'Quagmire: the genesis of Israeli settlements in occupied territory.'

PROFESSOR HELGA TAWIL-SOURI, New York
16 Feb.: 'Israeli air power: media technologies in times of war.'

PROFESSOR SHIMON SHAMIR, Tel Aviv; former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and Jordan
23 Feb.: 'Israel's place in the region in Zionist/Israeli thought.'

PROFESSOR ALAN DOWTY, Notre Dame
9 Mar.: 'The origins of the Arab–Israeli conflict: Arab–Jewish relations in Ottoman Palestine.'

New ethnographies of the Middle East

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

DR WALTER ARMBRUST
22 Jan.: 'Meandering through the magazine: print culture(s) and reading practices in interwar Egypt.'

DR SAMULI SCHIELKE, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, and MS DANIELA SWAROWSKY, Stichting ZiM, Rotterdam
29 Jan.: Film screening of the documentary, Messages from Paradise (Egypt–Austria): about the Permanent Longing for Elsewhere, and discussion with the film-makers.

DR MIRIYAM AOURAGH
5 Feb.: 'The anthropology of the Internet in the Middle East: cyber intifada and the offline/online struggle for change in Palestine.'

DR JUDITH SCHEELE
12 Feb.: 'Cosmopolitan underbellies: Saharan cities and the pitfalls of connectivity.'

DR MORGAN CLARKE, Manchester
19 Feb.: 'Religious authority, media technology and the civil state: Sharia discourse in Lebanon.'

DR ZUZANNA OLSZEWSKA
26 Feb.: 'Class contentions and culture in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a challenge for ethnography.'

DR LUCIE RYZOVA
5 Mar.: 'Going through piles of junk: Cairene used paper markets and alternative historical narratives.'


Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Business, politics and the state in the post-communist world

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Conveners: Dr Paul Chaisty, Dr Tina Jennings and Dr Alex Pravda.

NEIL ROBINSON, Limerick
18 Jan.: 'The sustainability of patrimonial capitalism in the former USSR.'

KAKHA BENDUKIDZE, former Georgian Economics Minister and Head of the Chancellery
25 Jan.: 'Business and politics in post-communist Georgia.'

DINISSA DUVANOVA, State University of New York at Buffalo
1 Feb.: 'Post-communist business associations: collective goods, selective incentives and predatory states.'

WOJCIECH OSTROWSKI, St Andrew's
8 Feb.: 'The evolution of state–business relationships in post-Soviet Kazakhstan.'

ANDREW WILSON, European Council on Foreign Relations
15 Feb.: 'Ukraine after the global economic crisis—twilight of the oligarchs?'

DAVID WOODRUFF, London School of Economics
22 Feb.: 'Russian political economy after the financial crisis.'

DR PAUL CHAISTY
1 Mar.: 'Economic interests and law-making in Russia.'

RICHARD SAKWA, Kent
8 Mar.: 'The dual state and reiderstvo in Russia: from Yukos to Hermitage Capital.'


South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)

Changing identities in South Eastern Europe

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Othon Anastasakis and Renée Hirschon.

IOANNIS ARMAKOLAS, RENÉE HIRSCHON and ELEANOR PRITCHARD
18 Jan.: 'Neighbours become enemies: the break-up of a Bosnia village.'

PETER MACKRIDGE
25 Jan.: 'Language and identity among the Greeks and South Slavs, 1800–2000.'

ASPASIA PAPADOPOULOU, Brussels
1 Feb.: 'The multiple identities of refugees in transit: the Kurds in Greece.'

NORA FISHER-ONAR, Bahcesehir, Istanbul
8 Feb.: 'Confronting selves, recognising others: Europeanisation in the post-Ottoman world.'

THANOS VEREMIS, Athens
15 Feb.: 'State- and identity-building in modern Greece.'

SPYROS SOFOS, Kingston
22 Feb.: 'Cartographies of nationalist desire: territory and nation-building in the post-Ottoman era.'

DEJAN DJOKIC, Goldsmiths, London
1 Mar.: 'Myth, nation and some history too: who still remembers interwar Yugoslavia?'

DIMITRIS LIVANIOS, Aristotelian University
8 Mar.: 'Religion, violence and nationalism in Ottoman Macedonia.'

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St Hilda's College

JAMES CHANOS, President and founder of Kynikos Associates, New York, will hold an open lecture for students and academics at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's.

Subject: 'The China Syndrome: warning signs ahead for the global economy.'

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St Hugh's College

D.F. McKenzie Lecture

PROFESSOR WOUDHUYSEN will deliver the D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'A.W. Pollard (1859–1944): friends and fine printing.'

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St John's College

Legalism: history and anthropology

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Enquiries may be directed to Sarah Womack (e-mail: sarah.womack@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

DR HANNAH SKODA
19 Jan.: ' "Or m'entendez et vous taisiez/Se vous en voulez droit oir!" Violence, law and authority in northern France in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.'

DR GEORGY KANTOR
26 Jan.: 'Local justice in Roman Asia Minor: civic courts and village courts under Roman rule.'

DR ALLEN ABRAMSON, University College, London
2 Feb.: Title to be announced.

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMSON
9 Feb.: 'Armenian law in pre-modern times.'

DR SARAH WOMACK
16 Feb.: Title to be announced.

DR THOMAS LAMBERT, Durham
23 Feb.: 'Royal protection from violence and the emergence of "crime" in Anglo-Saxon law.'

DR PETER PARKES, Kent
2 Mar.: 'Maxim Kovalesky and the documentation of Ossetian customary law (northern Caucasus).'

DR CHARLES RAMBLE
9 Mar.: Title to be announced.

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Wolfson College

Reading

DR AMITAV GHOSH will read from his novels at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, at Wolfson College.

Lectures on life-writing

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Haldane Room, Wolfson.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN BATE
2 Feb.: 'The Plath fantasia and the impossible life of Ted Hughes.'

CLAIRE TOMALIN
9 Feb.: 'Off the record: recovering forgotten lives.'

SUSAN HILL
16 Feb.: 'A life in reading.'

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE (chair) with GRETCHEN GERZINA, COLIN BUNDY and DAISY HAY
23 Feb.: Group discussion: 'Biographical form.'

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Blackfriars

George Pire Lecture

THE RT HON JOHN DENHAM, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will present the George Pire Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January, at Blackfriars. To attend, e-mail lascasas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'New times, new justice: progressive politics in the twenty-first century.'

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St Stephen's House

CANON ROBIN GAMBLE, Diocese of Bradford, will give this term's guest lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the Couratin Room, St Stephen's House. Open to all members of the University.

Subject: 'Jesus the evangelist.'

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Wycliffe Hall

Chavasse lectures

Markets, money and morals: a vision for capitalism after the crisis.

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH, Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, will deliver a series of Chavasse lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lower Common Room, Wycliffe Hall.

26 Jan.: 'Restoring hope for the world's poor.'

9 Feb.: 'Scientific evidence and environmental stewardship.'

2 Mar.: 'A culture of consumerism.'

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

FIONA KERLOGUE will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 February, at the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors welcome; cost £2.

Subject: 'Researching stories and dance in Bali.'

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Oxford Bibliographical Society

The following lectures will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays at the Taylor Institution.

PETER PARSONS
8 Feb.: 'Artemidorus: a new papyrus and an old forger.'

WILLIAM POOLE
1 Mar.: 'The Chinaman and the librarian: the meeting of Shen Fuzong and Thomas Hyde in 1687.'

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Greyfriars Centre for Franciscan Studies

The following lectures will be held at 5.15 p.m. at the Taylor Institution.

ANDRÉ CIRINO, Province of the Immaculate Conception, New York
Fri. 22 Jan.: 'Solitude in St Francis' writing.'

PHILIPPE YATES, Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury
Mon. 22 Feb.: 'The four masters and the origins of a legal(istic) understanding of the Franciscan rule.'

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Oxford University Heraldry Society

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays at the Taylor Institution.

STEVE SLATER
25 Jan.: 'Austrian heraldry.'

ANDREW GRAY
1 Feb.: 'The Randle Holmes of Chester—deputy heralds for a hundred years.'

JEROME BERTRAM
15 Feb.: 'The arms of the dead.'

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Oxford Italian Association

For further information on any of the events below, telephone Oxford 377479, or e-mail pmilner@clara.net. For information on how to join the association, telephone Oxford 311780.


Film

The film, I Vicere, will be shown at 8 p.m. on Friday, 15 January, at Rewley House Theatre. Admission free. No subtitles.


Lectures

The following lectures are held at 7.30 for 8 p.m. at St Anne's (the first and third at Mary Ogilvie Theatre, the second at Tsuzuki Theatre). Members £1, non-members £3, students under thirty free.

CATHERINE WHISTLER
Tues. 19 Jan.: 'Titian's The Triumph of Love.'

GERALD PEACOCKE
Wed. 3 Feb: 'My mother a spy?'

GERALDINE JOHNSON
Wed. 24 Feb.: 'Touch: encountering art in Renaissance Italy.'


Other events

Wed. 10 Feb., 7.30 p.m., venue to be confirmed: 'Facciamo quattro chiacchiere!' (conversazione in italiano). To attend please phone Luciana John at 552757 or Patricia Milner at 377479. Admission free.

Wed. 3 Mar.: Tutored wine tasting: 'Let's taste Sicilian wine!' Members and guests only. Tickets must be bought in advance.

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Oxfordshire Victoria County History Trust

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH, presenter of the BBC series The History of Christianity, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 January, in the University Church.

Subject: 'Early Tudor England: a people's Reformation?'

Tickets, costing £10 (to include a glass of wine), may be obtained on application to Mrs Barbara Allison, c/o VCH Oxfordshire, Clarendon Building, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG. Cheques should be made payable to 'Oxfordshire VCH Trust', and a stamped self-addressed envelope should be enclosed. Proceeds from sales of tickets will be used to support the work of the Victoria County History in Oxfordshire.

Further details may be found at www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/oxfordshire.

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