University Gazette, 29 April 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.'
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.'
Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL PEPPER, Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics, University College, London, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: 'Semiconductor nanostructures—the engineering of physics.'
Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR DAVID MACKAY, Chief Scientific Adviser and Professor of Natural Philosophy, Cambridge, will deliver the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in LR1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science. For further details, see www.eng.ox.ac.uk/events/lubbock.
Subject: 'Sustainable energy—without the hot air.'
PROFESSOR JONATHAN CULLER, Cornell, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution.
Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.
Subject: ' "L'hyperbole et l'apostrophe": Baudelaire and the theory of the lyric.'
Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature
Textual trajectories in early modern Europe
PROFESSOR ROGER CHARTIER, writer and academic, Directeur d'Etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, will give the following lectures at 5.30 p.m. in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.
Tues. 1 June: 'From manuscript to book: the author's hand.'
Wed. 2 June: 'From copy to print: the printer's mind.'
Fri. 4 June: 'From book to stage—a case study: Don Quixote for puppets (Lisbon, 1733).'
PROFESSOR CHARTIER will hold the following seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Room 2, Taylor Institution.
Subject: 'Textual recycling: the history of Cardenio.'
Language and History seminar
ANTHONY WARNER, York, will hold a Language and History seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.
Subject: 'Levels of style and the relevance of oral characteristics in English, 1340–1710.'
Transnational and global history seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at St Cross College. Postgraduate seminars will be held in weeks 5–7: details will be published later.
DR RACHEL BRIGHT, East Anglia
PROFESSOR ANN CURTHOYS and PROFESSOR JOHN DOCKER,
PROFESSOR MILES OGBORN, Queen Mary, London
Oxford architectural history seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Beckington Room, Lincoln College.
Conveners: Paul Barnwell, Louise Durning, Geoffrey Tyack and William Whyte.
BRIDGET CHERRY, former Editor, Pevsner Architectural
History of Art: research seminar
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of the History of Art, Littlegate House (second floor), St Ebbe's.
Conveners: Dr H. Grootenboer and Ms J. Spencer.
PROFESSOR MARGARET IVERSEN, Essex
PROFESSOR PETER DE BOLLA, Cambridge
DR LYNDAL ROPER
DR ANNA DEZEUZE, Manchester
Art History Research Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
Conveners: Dr C. Payne (Oxford Brookes), Dr J. Whiteley, and Dr A. Wright.
DR ZEYNEP YUREKLI-GORKAY
DR VICKY AVERY, Warwick
DR COLIN CRUISE, Aberystwyth
Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
JOHN GOLDSMITH, Chicago, will lecture at 10 a.m. on Friday, 28 May, in Room 207, the Centre for Linguistics and Philology.
Subject: 'Unsupervised learning of natural language morphology.'
Seminars in linguistics
The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Basement Room, 47 Wellington Square. All interested graduates and undergraduates are welcome.
DONNA JO NAPOLI
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Oxford Solid Mechanics launch
Oxford Solid Mechanics is an initiative to promote interaction between researchers in the University working on the mechanics of solids across the full range of spatial and temporal scales. The launch will take place from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, at the Mathematical Institute. Enquiries: email@example.com.
Organic chemistry colloquia
The following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Support for the colloquia is given by Eli Lilly, Windlesham.
DR EMILY BALSKUS, Harvard, and PROFESSOR TOM BROWN,
PROFESSOR ANDREW HOLMES, Melbourne
DR JARED SHAW, California at Davis
PROFESSOR ROBERT BERGMAN, Berkeley
PROFESSOR ALAN KATRITSKY, Florida
PROFESSOR KEIJI MARUOKA, Kyoto
PROFESSOR IAN PATERSON, Cambridge
Oxford Forum for Medical Humanities
DR DRUIN BURCH, practising doctor in Oxford, and author of Taking the Medicine, will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Mure Room, Merton College. As a high attendance is expected, early arrival is advised.
Subject: 'The history of drugs, and our struggle to recognise which treatments are effective, and which not.'
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics seminars
The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Sherrington Library.
Convener: Dr Deborah Goberdhan.
PROFESSOR METIN AVKIRAN, Rayne Institute, St Thomas'
PROFESSOR KLAUS SEUWEN, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical
Research Forum 1, Basel
DR ANNA CARIBONI, University College, London
DR JEAN-MARC EDELINE, Paris–Sud
PROFESSOR ALAN WILLIAMS, Cardiff
PROFESSOR MARK MCCARTHY
PROFESSOR ZACH MAINEN, Champalimaud Foundation Institute,
DR NICOLAS TAPON, Cancer Research UK, London Research
Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: Lunchtime seminars in Jewish Studies
The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at the Oriental Institute.
DR LAURENT MIGNON
DR HECTOR PATMORE, Protestant Theological University, the
DR AVIHU RONEN, Tel Hai College
International Gender Studies Centre: Political and reciprocal aspects of cross-cultural research
The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House, except where noted. The titles of the 6 and 27 May lectures differ from those previously published.
Conveners: Professor Judith Okely and Sara Sanders, California.
MARGARET DICKINSON, professional film-maker
SARA SANDERS, California
CAROLINE DUMONTEIL, independent scholar
DR SONDRA HAUSNER
DR TONY SIMPSON, Manchester
VICTORIA SULTANA, Malta
PROFESSOR JOHN PARRY, London School of Economics
VISITING FELLOWS from China, USA and Ireland
Department of Education seminars
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens. The seminars are organised in conjunction with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.
PROFESSOR RICHARD PRING
DR JUDITH SUISSA, Institute of Education, London
PROFESSOR PETER ROBERTS, Canterbury, New Zealand
African history and politics seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 2, 3 Mansfield Road, except where noted. Seminars are organised jointly by the Oxford Department of International Development, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Faculty of History. Attendance at the 10 May special lecture is only with a University card.
Conveners: Dr A.R. Mustapha and Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira.
GEN MUHAMMADU BUHARI, former Nigerian Head of State and
current leading member of the opposition
JAMES FAIRHEAD, Sussex
THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE, London School of Economics
Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy: Faculty workshops and seminars in comparative politics
The venues of the workshops on 7 May and 2 June differ from those previously published.
ALAN RENWICK, Reading
CRISTÓBAL ROVIRA KALTWASSER and WOLFGANG MERKEL,
JOAO CRAVINHO, European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development, and THEODORE PANGALOS, Vice- President of
JULIAN MISCHI, Centre d'Economie et Sociologie
Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces
THOMAS PEPINKSY, Cornell
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays at 64 Banbury Road, except where noted.
Conveners: Mette Berg and Alison Shaw.
BYRON J. GOOD, Harvard
GILLIAN EVANS, Manchester
PATRICIA JEFFERY, Edinburgh
PALOMA GAY Y BLASCO, St Andrews
Department of Sociology
CHRISTIAAN MONDEN will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 3 May, in Seminar Room G, the Manor Road Building.
Subject: 'For better or worse. On heterogeneity and selection in the association between health and divorce.'
Rothermere American Institute
Special seminar: Rethinking US hegemony
The following seminar will be given at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in Seminar Room 2, at the Rothermere American Institute. All welcome.
DR EVELYN GOH, Royal Holloway, London: 'The hegemonic contract: renegotiating post- Cold War US hegemony in East Asia.'
PROFESSOR IAN CLARK, Aberystwyth: 'Varieties of hegemony in international society: governing climate change and the future of US hegemony.'
DR JOCHEN PRANTL: 'Taming hegemony: informal institutions and US foreign policy.'
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
ANDREA AUGENTI, Bologna at Ravenna, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. The event is funded by Lewis Chester.
Subject: 'Classis—the birth, life and death of Ravenna's port.'
The heroic age of archaeological research in the Byzantine and early Islamic Near East, c.1860–1950
This colloquium will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 8 May, in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. Participants include Marlia Mango; Sabine Ladstätter, Vienna; Mahmoud Harwari; Alastair Northedge, Paris; Cyril Mango; Jim Crow, Edinburgh; Lukas Schachner; and Bryan Ward Perkins. Cost £5. Please e-mail the organiser, Lukas Schachner, to register ( firstname.lastname@example.org). For full programme, see www.ocla.ox.ac.uk/pdf/heroic_age_programme.pdf.
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
The following workshops will be held on the days shown in the OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Further details may be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/service s/training/wiser/.
EMMA CRAGG and JANE RAWSON
All Souls College
Lectures by Dr John Redwood: The credit crunch
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.'
The art of justice
GARY WATT, Warwick, and RUTH HERZ will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls.
Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham.
Subject: 'Honoré Daumier and the moving image of law' (GW); ' "We see the judges move like lions, but we do not see what moves them" (John Selden): Pierre Cavellat in the courtroom' (RH).
Oxford Seminar on Conventions and Rules (OSCAR)
The following seminars will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Massey Room, Balliol College. The seminar is free to members of the University, but space is limited. To attend, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Conveners: Ismael Al-Amoudi and John Latsis.
PROFESSOR ROBERT SALAIS, Ecole Normale Supérieure
PROFESSOR PETER SCOTT, Reading
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
21 May: 'Afghanistan—ambition and reality.'
28 May: 'The rhetoric of war and intervention.'
A colloquium in honour of Professor Dame Averil Cameron: Women in the Church—past and present
This colloquium will be held in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College, from 2.30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May. Keynote speakers are Canon Professor Sarah Foot, Professor Judith Lieu, Cambridge, and The Revd Canon Dr Jane Shaw. To reserve a space, contact Sarah Apetrei (e-mail: email@example.com).
DR BO KAREN LEE, Princeton Theological Seminary, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 May, in the Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College.
Subject: 'Dying to live: the shadow side of frui Deo in the mystical theologies of Anna Maria von Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon.'
Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture
THE RT REVD LORD RICHARD HARRIES, former Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the chapel, Keble College.
Subject: 'The end of the permissive society? Towards a Christian understanding of the common good.'
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 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.'
PHILIP PULLMAN will discuss his new book, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, with The Revd Dr Jane Shaw at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 2 May, in New College chapel. Followed by tea and Evensong. Entry is free, but places may be reserved at: email@example.com or (2)79108.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Wellbeing and inequality in post-industrial society.'
St John's College
PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will discuss his new book, Obliquity: Why our Goals are Best Achieved Indirectly, at 6 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's.
SIR KEITH THOMAS, Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the 2010 Founder's Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free and all members of the University are welcome. Further details may be found at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.
Subject: 'Defining a "civilised" society; ideas of barbarism and civility in early modern England.'
St Peter's College
Oxford intellectual property invited speaker seminar series
The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays at St Peter's College. Enquiries may be directed to Ellen Moilanen (e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR GRAEME AUSTIN, Arizona
DR JUSTINE PILA
PROFESSOR MICHAEL MADISON, Pittsburgh
DR LORAINE GELSTHORPE, Cambridge
DR CAROLYN DEERE-BIRKBECK
H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Harvard, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: 'Rights and responsibility.'
Isaiah Berlin Lecture
PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER will deliver the Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Hall, Wolfson.
Subject: 'Senses of reality: writing the biography of a revolutionary generation.'
Blackfriars, Campion Hall, and St Benet's Hall
John Henry Newman Lecture
PETER SUTHERLAND will deliver the John Henry Newman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free by ticket only, obtainable by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: 'Europe: values and identity.'
St Stephen's House
THE REVD DR BENEDICT VIVIANO, OP, will give this term's guest lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Couratin Room, St Stephen's House. Open to all members of the University.
Subject: 'A fresh look at the Gospels through the Aramaic Targums: a personal story of scholarship in the last century.'
Oxford University Newman Society
There will be an opportunity to ask questions from a faith perspective of all four parliamentary candidates for the Oxford West and Abingdon seat (including Dr Evan Harris). The forum will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place, off St Aldate's. All are welcome.