University Gazette, 22 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: 'Childsplay: a personal look at the origins, nature, and possibilities of the theatre.'
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.'
Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry
PROFESSOR CAROL ROBINSON will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.
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 Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
In praise of Jubilees: a brief but intensive course
in the oldest commentary on the Book of Genesis
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?'
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
WLODZIMIERZ STANIEWSKI, Artistic Director, Theatre Gardzienice, will present his film of Iphigenia at Aulis at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. The event is open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture marking the anniversary of the birth of the first Earl of Clarendon
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.'
Lecture marking the centenary of the Professorship of the History of War
PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN, Chichele Professor of the History of War, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'War in Oxford: Oxford at war 1909–2009.'
Special Faculty Lecture
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.'
Programme on the Changing Character of War
The following discussions will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.
PROFESSOR JEREMY BLACK, Exeter University
GENERAL SIR ROB FRY (RET)
BRIGADIER ANDREW SHARPE, Joint Services Command and Staff
COMMODORE BOB TARRANT, Director, Naval Staff/MOD
DR BETTINA RENZ, Nottingham
COLONEL ERIC HOLDAWAY, US Air Force
Campaigning and generalship seminarsThe following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
Conveners: Major General Jonathan Bailey and Professor Hew Strachan.
MAJ.-GEN. JACKO PAGE
PROFESSOR DAVID FRENCH, University College, London
Military history seminars
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.
PROFESSOR BRIAN HOLDEN REID, King's College, London
PROFESSOR JOHN BUCKLEY, Wolverhampton
Oxford architectural history seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Beckington Room, Lincoln College.
EMANUELE LUGLI, New York
Department of the History of Art: Research Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.
Conveners: Dr H. Grootenboer and Ms J. Spencer.
ROSE MARIE SAN JUAN, University College, London
TAMAR GARB, University College, London
GENEVIEVE WARWICK, Glasgow
DR SARAH JAMES
RICHARD WRIGLEY, Nottingham
KOBENA MERCER, independent scholar
MICHELLE COHEN, Richmond
BRIONY FER, University College, London
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group seminars
The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, Information Engineering Building. Details of the 30 November seminar to be confirmed. For information, contact Clive Siviour at (2)83473.
PROFESSOR MARC A. MEYERS, California
PROFESSOR C.K. CHAO, National Taiwan University of Science
PROFESSOR CARLO SANSOUR, Nottingham
Department of Earth Sciences
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.
DR CAROLINA LITHGOW-BERTELLONI, UCL
DR RICHARD WALKER
DR ARWEN DEUSS, Cambridge
DR DAN FROST, Bayreuth
DR LAPO BOSCHI, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
DR SEBASTIAN ROST, Leeds
Botnar Research Centre
Cancellation of seminar. The seminar due to have been held on Friday, 23 October (speakers Dr James Dunford and Dr Rachel Locklin) has been cancelled.
PROFESSOR GARTH JOHNSON, Newcastle, will hold a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 4 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus. The subject of the seminar will be announced later.
Medieval and Modern Languages
Portugal, southern Europe, and the European Union in perspective
This round-table discussion, arranged by the Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language, with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy and the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, will be held on Saturday, 31 October, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Seminar Room, St John's College.
Registration is free, and coffee and lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend are asked to register with Luisa Pinto Teixeira (e-mail: email@example.com). Further information can be found at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events.
Portuguese Research Seminars
The following events will take place as shown.
For details of Brazil Week, see 'Notices' above.
FÁTIMA SILVA, Coimbra
BIANCA FREIRE MEDEIROS, Lancaster and Gétulio
Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro
JOAO COSME, Bristol
Modern Greek Studies seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground-floor Lecture Room, Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square. For details of the lectures on 5 and 26 November and 3 December, see the SEESOX seminars, under 'St Antony's College', below.
VIOLETTA HIONIDOU, Newcastle
MARIA MARGARONIS, independent scholar
DIMITRIS PLANTZOS, Ioannina
PROFESSOR STEPHEN EPSTEIN, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.
Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.
Subject: 'Between some (Korean!) rocks and a large place: Japan, China, and South Korean popular media.'
PROFESSOR JOHN PERRY, Chicago, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 23 October, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.
Subject: 'The Turandot tale type: riddles solved and unsolved.'
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit
PROFESSOR JEREMY DAUBER, Columbia, will deliver the following lecture and seminar.
Mon., 2 Nov., 5 p.m., Taylor Institution: 'Frightening Jews: two early Yiddish ghost stories and the origins of Jewish horror.' (Corob Lecture in Yiddish Culture)
Tues., 3 Nov., 1 p.m., Faculty Room, Oriental Institute: 'What is a Yiddish fable?: Ideology and epistemology in the early modern Seyfer Mesholim.' (Special seminar in modern Jewish literatures)
Extra-Legal Governance Discussion Group: cancellation of seminar
It is regretted that the seminar due to have been given on Thursday, 29 October, on 'Economic migrants: challenges and coping strategies in an extra-legal world' has been cancelled, owing to the ill-health of one of the speakers.
Israel: Historical, political, and social aspects: cancellation of lecture
It is regretted that the lecture due to have been given by Hirsh Goodman of Tel Aviv University, at 8 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, on the subject of 'The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: media and public diplomacy', has been cancelled.
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Communication and Governance
PROFESSOR PAOLO MANCINI, Perugia, will hold a seminar in this series at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 Octdober, in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'Beyond the Berlusconi common sense: a new idea of politics for the twenty-first century?'
Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy
Unless otherwise indicated the following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room B, the Manor Road Building. Full information is available at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events/. Enquiries may be directed to Maya Tudor (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
For details of a conference on 'Portugal, southern Europe, and the European Union in perspective' (31 October), see 'Medieval and Modern Languages' above.
BEN ANSELL, Minnesota
DESMOND KING and INES VALDEZ
OLUKUNLE OWOLABI, Notre Dame
PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER
KAREN JUSKO, Stanford
ERIK WIBBELS, Duke
Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture
JAN EGELAND, former UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will deliver the Harrell-Bond lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November in the Museum of Natural History.
Subject: 'Beyond blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced.'
Bodleian Library (centre for the Study of the Book), Oxford Kafka Research Centre
The following workshop and lecture will be held on
Thursday, 5 November, in the Convocation House, Bodleian
Library. It is sponsored by the Bodleian Library and Oxford
University Press. All welcome. Please register at email@example.com.
2.10 p.m.: PROFESSOR RITCHIE ROBERTSON: 'Willa and Edwin Muir: the first translators of Kafka into English.'
2.45 p.m.: MARK HARMAN, New York: ' "A circus rider on two horses?" Kafka and translation.'
3.50 p.m.: ANTHEA BELL, JOYCE CRICK, MIKE MITCHELL, STANLEY CORNGOLD: Panel discussion among Kafka translators. (Chair: Professor Karen Leeder)
5 p.m.: PROFESSOR STANLEY CORNGOLD, Princeton/Cambridge: 'Translating Kafka: from accident insurance to literature.'
Saïd Business School
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship speaker series
RICARDO RAMIREZ and WENDY QUARRY, New Economy Development Group, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November at the Saïd Business School.
Subject: 'Communication for another development: listening before telling.'
Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation seminar series
PROFESSOR LESLIE HANNAH, London School of Economics, and PROFESSOR JAMES FOREMAN-PECK, Cardiff, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, in the Andrew Cormack Seminar Room, Saïd Business School.
Subject: 'Corporate reputation and the 1911 stock market.'
Organisational Behaviour Group seminars
The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Andrew Cormack Seminar Room, Saïd Business School. Please register your intention to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ED HEERY, Cardiff Business School
HARRY SCARBROUGH, Warwick Business School
GLENN MORGAN, Warwick Business School
Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research (WISER)
The following workshops will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/services/trainin g/wiser/.
JAYNE PLANT and KATE PETHERBRIDGE
GILLIAN BEATTIE and CRAIG FINLAY
JULIET RALPH and ISABLE MCMANN
ANGELA CARRITT and NICK HEARN
Future of Humanity Institute, James Martin Twenty-first Century School
PROFESSOR MICHAEL OPPENHEIMER will hold an advanced research seminar at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 October, in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School, the Old Indian Institute, Broad Street. There is no charge for admission, and registration is not required.
Subject: 'Negative learning.'
All Souls College
PROFESSOR J. MORDAUNT CROOK will deliver the Chichele Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.
Subject: 'G.M. Young: fifty years on.'
Green Templeton College
Inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture
THE RT HON. LORD DRAYSON OF KENSINGTON, Minister for Science and Innovation, will deliver the inaugural Annual Sir Douglas Hague Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will expore the links between the academic and entrepreneurial worlds and the leadership challenges they pose.
Those wishing to attend should register online at http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/entrepreneurship/events/Pages/SirDouglasHagueLecture.a spx. Enquiries may be directed to Emily Davis, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88845).
DR BENIGNA VON KRUSENSTJERN, Göttingen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October, in Mansfield College Chapel.
Subject: 'Adam von Trott and the British.'
St Antony's College
European Studies Centre
TIMOTHY GARTON ASH and CHARLES GRANT will hold the following seminar to commemorate the life and work of Ralf Dahrendorf (Warden 1987–97), at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 December, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. Please register your interest at email@example.com and await confirmation.
Chair: Margaret MacMillan.
Subject: 'Dahrendorf's Europe.'
The following seminar, co-sponsored by Oxford Law School, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The seminar is by invitation only.
Conveners: Joseph Weiler, New York, Pavlos Eleftheriadis and Kalypso Nicolaidis.
Subject: 'The changing landscape of EU constitutionalism.'
Europe Muslim Neighbourhood Programme
KEREM ÖKTEM will deliver lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Chair: Timothy Garton Ash.
Subject: 'Europe's Muslim neighbourhood: the German case.'
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.
Convener: Jane Caplan.
SIMONE LÄSSIG, Brunswick; Stifterverband Visiting
Fellow, and ARIBERT REIMANN
MARY KALDOR, London School of Economics
JEAN BLONDEL, European University Institute
JOSEPH WEILER, New York, and PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS
GEORGE LAWSON, London School of Economics
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, unless otherwise indicated.
DIMITRIS SOTIROPOULOS, Athens
AYSE KADIOGLU, Sabanci
ZORAN PAJIC, King's College, London; former Special
Advisor to High Representative Paddy Ashdown
ANDREAS PAPANDREOU, Athens
KOSTAS IFANTIS, Athens
Middle East Centre
JUSTICE DALIA DORNER, retired Justice, Israeli Supreme Court; President, Israeli Press Council, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, at the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. All welcome.
Subject: 'The Israeli democracy: human rights and minority rights in times of peace and war.'
St Edmund Hall
Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
GEORDIE GREIG, Editor, London Evening Standard, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.
Subject: 'Editing in changing times.'
St John's College Research Centre
Introductory Seminars in Psychoanalysis
The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Mondays in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Attendance is free and open to members of the University and to mental health professionals, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Paul Tod.
PROFESSOR TOM BURNS, Warneford Hospital, and DR JONATHAN
GARBETTE, St George's, London
DR MICHAEL LACEWING, Heythrop College, London
DR JESSICA KIRKER, British Psychoanalytical Society
Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture
ELLEN LEIBENLUFT, National Institute of Medical Health, Maryland, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: 'Diagnosing bipolar disorder in youth.'
Ronald Syme Lecture
PROFESSOR SUSAN TREGGIARI will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission.
Subject: 'Syme and Servilia.'
GREY GOWRIE will read a selection of his poems at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. All welcome.
Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures
At the origins of modern international law: the case of Francisco de Vitoria (c.1485–1546) for human rights
LADISLAS ÖRSY, SJ,, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law School, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.
4 Nov.: 'Do the "barbarians" have rights?' (Respondent: Professor Kevin Conry, Vice-President, Georgetown Law School)
11 Nov.: 'Are "barbarian" nations sovereign?' (Respondent: Professor Franz Werro, Georgetown Law School)
18 Nov.: 'Is there a "community of nations"?' (Respondent: Dr Gerard J. Hughes, SJ, Campion Hall)
Friends of the Bodleian
JUSTIN REAY will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Admission is free; all welcome.
Subject: ' "An uninterrupted excess of satisfaction": Samuel Pepys' naval papers in the Bodleian collections.'