University Gazette, 18 March 2010: Lectures
Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions
PROFESSOR GUY STROUMSA will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'From Abraham's religion to the Abrahamic religions.'
Epistemic authority: an investigation of trust, authority and autonomy in religious belief
PROFESSOR LINDA ZAGZEBSKI, Oklahoma, will present the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools, except where noted.
Tues. 27 Apr.: 'The ideal of epistemic self-reliance.'
Thurs. 29 Apr.: 'Self-trust.'
Tues. 4 May: 'Trust in others.'
Thurs. 6 May: 'Trust in exemplars.'
Tues. 11 May: 'Epistemic authority.'
Thurs. 13 May: 'Testimony and authority in communities.'
Tues. 18 May: 'Moral authority.'
Thurs. 20 May, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College.: 'Religious disagreement, trust and intellectual autonomy.'
Clarendon Lectures in Business and Management
The entrepreneurial firm: strategy and organisation in new markets
PROFESSOR K.M. EISENHARDT, Stanford, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Business and Management at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries may be directed to Jane Hamilton, OUP (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tue. 11 May: 'Origins of the entrepreneurial firm: shaping businesses and creating markets.'
Wed. 12 May: 'Gaining resources: venture capital, corporate venture capital, and acquisition.'
Thur. 13 May: 'Inside the entrepreneurial firm: teams, strategic decision-making, and heuristics.'
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine public lectures
The following lectures take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Seminar Room, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. Enquiries: tel. Oxford 222443.
PROFESSOR SIR ANDREW MCMICHAEL
DR LING-PEI HO
DR ADAM MEAD
DR VALENTINE MACAULAY
DR GRAHAM OGG
SIR MAGDI YACOUB, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College, London, will deliver a public lecture at 1.10 p.m. on Monday, 29 March, in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College. The lecture is presented by the European Cardiocell Consortium.
Subject: 'The hunt for the elusive cell to repair the heart.'
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: research seminar
DR JOHN MCPHERSON, Senior Vice-President, Genzyme Corporation, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'TGF-beta in health and disease.'
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: Unruly bodies
The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road. Enquiries may be directed to the convener.
Convener: Dr Erica Charters (e-mail: email@example.com).
SARAH TOULALAN, University of Exeter
CLAUDIA STEIN, Warwick
ERICA WALD, London School of Economics
JULIE ANDERSON, Kent
KATE MARSH, Liverpool
Medieval and Modern Languages
PROFESSOR JONATHAN CULLER, Cornell, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.
Subject: ' "L'hyperbole et l'apostrophe": Baudelaire and the theory of the lyric.'
Taylor Special Lecture
PROFESSOR LINA BOLZONI, Scuola Normale di Pisa, will deliver a Taylor Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.
Subject: 'Of poetry, portraits, and the magic of mirrors in the Renaissance.'
Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture
DR ADAM LEDGWAY, Cambridge, will deliver the Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.
Subject: 'Lingua toscana in bocca calabra: Italian in Calabria.'
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.
PROFESSOR BARRY KOSMIN, Trinity College, Hartford
PROFESSOR ALAN DOWTY, Notre Dame
PROFESSOR JONATHAN SCHNEER, Georgia Institute of
DR AHARON SHEMESH, Bar Ilan
PROFESSOR SIMONE LÄSSIG, George Eckert Institute for
International Textbook Research, Brunswick
DR LUTZ DOERING, Durham
Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford
CATHERINE AUDARD, London School of Economics and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Faculty Centre. Further information can be found at www.philosophy-forum.org.
Conveners: Dr Pamela Sue Anderson and Dr Roxana Baiasu.
Subject: 'The legacy of John Rawls.'
African Studies Annual Lecture
PROFESSOR SARAH NUTTALL and PROFESSOR ACHILLE MBEMBE, Witwatersrand, will deliver the African Studies Annual Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: 'Worldliness, postcolonial city life, and thinking from the south.'
Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme lecture
PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Queen Mary, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building. For further information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'The idea of the State: a genealogy.'
Finance, institutional investors, and long-term investing: financing a more sustainable world?
This seminar will be held on Tuesday, 30 March, in the A.J. Herbertson Room, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Enquiries may be directed to Claire Woods (e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR GORDON CLARK
CLAIRE WOODS, D.Phil student
ERIC KNIGHT, D.Phil student
DR NAJAT EL MEKKAOUI DE FREITAS, Paris–Dauphine
DR ADAM DIXON, Bristol
JOAQUIM DE LIMA and ROSHAN PADAMADAN, HSBC
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
The Mediterranean in late antiquity 300–700
This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 15 May, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in Wolfson College.
Convener: Peter Bell (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Participants will include Peregrine Horden, Peter Heather, and Chris Kelly (States and Societies); Robert Hoyland, Nicola Clarke, and Philip Wood (the Islamic World); Averil Cameron, Eileen Rubery, and Peter Bell (Greek and Latin Culture), with With Michael Maas and Bryan Ward-Perkins.
Pre-registration is required,at www.ocla.ox.ac.uk/med. There is no charge, except for an optional light lunch.
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: The reading of Hebrew and Jewish texts in the early modern period
The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Exeter College.
Conveners: Joanna Weinberg and Piet van Boxel.
FEDERICA FRANCESCONI, UCLA
ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton
THEO DUNKELGRÜN, Chicago
ANDREW BERNS, Pennsylvania
PIET VAN BOXEL
ANTHONY GRAFTON, Princeton, and JOANNA WEINBERG
All Souls College
Lectures by Dr John Redwood
THE RT HON. DR JOHN REDWOOD will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 7 May, and Friday, 14 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
7 May: 'The credit crunch—causes and phases: the alternative view.'
14 May: 'The credit crunch—lessons and remedies.'
Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2010
Dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece
DR CHARLES STEWART, Reader in Anthropology, University College London, will deliver the Evans- Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Tue. 27 Apr.: 'Neither Freud nor Artemidorus: dreaming and temporality in Greece.'
Wed. 28 Apr.: 'Dreaming of buried icons in independent Greece.'
Tue. 4 May: 'An epidemic of dreaming: Kóronos, 1930.'
Wed. 5 May: 'Dreaming in a time of financial crisis: emery mining and the Depression.'
Tue. 11 May: 'Dreaming life, living the dream, 1930–2010.'
Wed. 12 May: 'Buried objects, historicity and fantasy: dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece.'
Leonard Stein Lectures
PROFESSOR RORY STEWART, Harvard, will deliver two Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. Enquiries may be directed to the Academic Administrator (e-mail: email@example.com).
21 May: 'Afghanistan—ambition and reality.'
28 May: 'The rhetoric of war and intervention.'
DR TOBY BARNARD, Fellow of the college, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 March, in the chapel, Hertford College.
Subject: 'From halls to Hall: historical reflections on Hertford College.'
Bynum Tudor Lecture
THE MOST REVD DESMOND TUTU, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, will deliver this year's Bynum Tudor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, at the Sheldonian Theatre. To reserve a place, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: Oxford 612015.
Subject: 'Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for twenty-first century challenges.'
John Wesley Lecture
PROFESSOR TED CAMPBELL, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, will deliver the John Wesley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.
Subject: 'John Wesley's disconnections, 1756–60.'
St Antony's College
Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture
LORD (ADAIR) TURNER will deliver the inaugural Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Timothy Garton Ash, and the respondents will be Professor Lord (Robert) Skidelsky and Professor Paul Collier. Pre-registration is required, by e-mail to email@example.com.
Subject: 'Wellbeing and inequality in post-industrial society.'