• Thursday 26 May 2011
  • NO. 4954
  • VOL. 141


Oriental Studies

Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures

Gandhians and Greens: Lineages of Indian Environmentalism

Professor Ramachandra Guha will deliver the 2011 Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Old Library, All Souls.

Thurs., 16 June: 'The past and future of the environmental movement in India.'

Wed., 22 June: 'Was Mahatma Gandhi an environmentalist?'

Thurs., 23 June: 'Patrick Geddes and ecological town planning in India.'

Social Sciences

International Development

Oxford Diasporas Programme

Professor Khachig Tölölyan, Wesleyan University, and founding editor of Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 June, at the Holywell Music Room, to launch the Oxford Diasporas Programme. The lecture will be followed by drinks at Wadham. Please register by emailing ann.cowie@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Diaspora studies: past, present and promise.'

Institutes, Centres and Museums

Bodleian Library

The language of maps: communicating through cartography during the middle ages and renaissance

A colloquium and exhibition will be held in Convocation House at the Bodleian Library from noon on Thursday, 23 June, to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 25 June. An optional field trip to Hereford Cathedral Library's Mappa Mundi Exhibition will take place on Saturday afternoon.

Keynote speakers: Jeremy Smith, Glasgow, and Peter Barber, curator of the British Library map collection.

Other speakers: Rose Mitchell and Bill Shannon, the National Archives; Paul Fermon, E.P.H.E. Paris; Richard Unger, British Columbia; Mark Rosen, Texas at Dallas; Paul Harvey, Durham; Pnina Arad, Jerusalem; Meagan Loftin, Washington; Elizabeth Solopova; Meg Roland, Marylhurst; Camille Serchuk, Southern Connecticut State ; Galia Halpern, New York; Margaret Small, Birmingham; Angelo Cattaneo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Dan Terkla, Illinois Wesleyan;
Asa Mittman, California State; Catherine Delano Smith, Institute of Historical Research; Jesse Simon; Martin Foys, Drew; Keith Lilley, Chris Lloyd and Catherine Porter, Belfast.

Advanced registration and enrolment is essential. To book and pay for registration (and the optional dinner and field-trip): www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=1116&modid=1&compid=1. For more information see: www.goughmap.org/colloquium/.

Colleges and Halls

St John's

Robert Penson Lecture

Professor Mark Laird, Harvard, will deliver the 2011 Robert Penson Lecture  at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 27 June, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's. The lecture will be followed by a reception to which all are invited.

Subject: '"A Natural History of English Gardening, 1650–1800": William Sherard, Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, and the visual culture of botany among women.'