• Thursday 26 April 2012
    • NO. 4986
    • VOL. 142


    Faculty of History


    The following seminars will take place at 3 pm on Thursdays in the Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, George Street.

    Alison Wiggins, Glasgow

    26 Apr: 'Editing Bess of Hardwick's letters online'

    Florike Egmond, Scaliger Institute, Leiden

    3 May: 'The webs of Clusius and Gessner: correspondence, images, and collecting in sixteenth-century natural history'

    Chantal Grell, Versailles

    10 May: 'Editing the correspondence of Johannes Hevelius: networks, themes, and methodological challenges'

    Glenn Roe

    17 May: 'Text mining electronic enlightenment: influence and intertextuality in the eighteenth-century republic of letters'

    Nadine Akkerman, Leiden

    24 May: 'Opening up the Winter Queen's cabinet: the correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia'

    Konstantin Dierks, Indiana

    31 May: 'An index of modernity: narratives of communications in the late seventeenth-century English Atlantic'

    Joe Moshenska, Cambridge

    7 Jun: ' "An after-suppers work": Sir Kenelm Digby and varieties of correspondence in the 1630s'

    David Galbraith, Toronto

    14 Jun: 'Editing Evelyn editing Evelyn'

    Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The following special Romance linguistics seminar on Romanian Comparative and Historical Linguistics will take place from 3.30–6.30 pm on 10 May in the Taylor Institution. Convener: Professor Martin Maiden

    Dr Carmen Mârzea, Bucharest: 'The Romanian adverb. Romance and non-romance features'

    Dr Alex Nicolae, Bucharest: 'On the diachronic syntax of the Romanian nominal phrase: the rise of the determiner cel'

    Dr Adina Dragomirescu, Bucharest: 'On the rise of the Latin supine. A parallel with the Romanian supine'

    Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature


    The following seminars will be given in the Taylorian Building at 5 pm on Mondays, unless otherwise noted.

    Jonathan Galassi

    1.30 pm, 7 May, room 3: 'Translating Leopardi's Canti'

    Marco Dorigatti and Gianni Venturi, Florence

    14 May, room 10b: Presentation of the volume La parola e l'immagine. Studi in onore di Gianni Venturi (Firenze, Olschki, 2011). Gianni Venturi will be in conversation with Marco Dorigatti about his life and work, literature and art (this event will be held partly in Italian)

    Martino Marazzi, Milan

    21 May, room 2: 'All the news that's not fit to print. What did Italians write when they emigrated?' (event co-sponsored by ISO)

    28 May, room 10b: Graduate students' presentations

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry


    The following seminars will be given on Mondays at 4.45 pm in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, PTCL. All welcome. Convener: Dr M Wilson

    Dr Michele Ceriotti

    30 Apr: 'Nuclear quantum effects by coloured noise'

    Professor Casey Hynes, Colorado; CNRS UMR Pasteur, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

    14 May: 'Hydrogen bond dynamics in aqueous systems, or a tale of reactive jumps'

    Professor Andrew Fisher, UCL

    28 May: 'Including non-adiabaticity in molecular dynamics of model systems and conducting polymers: coherent electron-ion dynamics (CEID)'

    Social Sciences

    Department of Anthropology

    ARGO-EMR: The anthropology research group at Oxford on Eastern Medicines and Religions

    The following seminars on 'Ritual Innovation' will be given at 5  pm on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Conveners: E Hsu and J Johnson

    Yuri Nonami, Otemae, Japan

    2 May: 'Who wants to be a healer? Homeopathic practitioners in Japan'

    Professor Yang Honglin, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences

    16 May: Tiger Day (23 min film): 'How Yi Bimo deal with drug abuse'

    Jason Johnson                                                                                                                        

    30 May: 'From Daoist ritual space to clinical treatment place: innovations in the use of Sun Simiao's ghost points'

    Dr Katherine Swancutt

    6 Jun: tbc

    Saïd Business School

    Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor of Business and Development public lecture

    Paul M Vaaler will lecture at 4 pm on 11 May in the Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School. 

    Subject: 'How do foreign investors "vote" in developing countries?'

    Professor Tarun Khanna and Paul Vaaler will then lead a panel discussion at 5 pm, followed by a drinks reception. Please register: http://sanjayalall.eventbrite.co.uk. Chair: Frances Cairncross

    Subject: 'Diaspora and economic development'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Bodleian Library

    Lyell Lectures

    Lukas Erne, Geneva, will give the following 2012 Lyell Lectures at 5 pm in the T S Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton.

    1 May: 'Introducing Shakespeare's early publishers'

    3 May: 'Investing in Shakespeare's playbooks'

    8 May: 'Investing in Shakespeare's poems'

     Lectures to accompany exhibitions

    The following lectures will take place in Convocation House, Bodleian Library.

    A Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders will lecture at 1 pm on 23 May to accompany the display 'Designer Bookbinders UK tour'.

    Subject: 'British contemporary design binding'

    Professor Nalini Balbir, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 pm on 25 May to accompany the display 'Jainpedia'. Advance registration is required: larisa.roberts@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Jain treasures at the Bodleian and Jain manuscripts'

    Dr Robert J Douglas-Fairhurst will lecture at 1 pm on 6 June to accompany the exhibition 'Dickens and his World'.

    Subject: 'Why Dickens?'

    Professor Jon Mee, Warwick, will lecture at 1 pm on 13 June to accompany the exhibition 'Dickens and his World'.

    Subject: 'Charles Dickens's point of view'


    A one-day practical course in bookbinding, aimed at the beginner, will be held 9.30 am–4 pm on 10 July. Cost, including all materials and lunch: £150. For more information and to book a place contact Fiona Garratt: fiona.garratt@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or tel. Oxford 277124.

    Subject: 'Introduction to bookbinding'

    Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies 

    Lecture series

    The following lectures will be given at 5.30 pm on Mondays in lecture room XXIII, Balliol.

    Professor Nicola Tannenbaum    

    7 May: 'Shan sermons'

    Dr Shailendra Bhandare

    21 May: 'Images of the Buddha on coins'

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

    Graduate colloquium

    Graduate students will be delivering short presentations of their research at 5.15 pm on 3 May at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. Numbers limited; register by emailing academic.administrator@oxcis.ac.uk. Convener: Dr M Talib

    Subject: 'Science and society: perspectives from OCIS scholars'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies



    The lecture scheduled to be given by Professor Susan Kuechler on 4 May has been cancelled.

    Lady Margaret Hall

    Beaufort Lecture

    Professor Leslie Francis, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Law, Utah, and Beaufort Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 6 pm on 2 May in the Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall.

    Subject:  'What did your health information do last night? Privacy, confidentiality and electronic health records'

    Beaufort Seminar Series: Dimensions of contemporary conservatism: ideology, policy and strategy

    The following seminars will take place at 5 pm in the Monson Room, Lady Margaret Hall. Conveners: Miss Gillian Peele and Professor John G Francis, Utah

    Professor Lord Norton of Louth, Hull; Member (formerly Chair) of the Constitution Committee, House of Lords

    27 Apr: 'Constitutional issues and the Conservative Party'

    Madsen Pirie, Adam Smith Institute and author

    4 May: 'The Adam Smith Institute, think tanks and policy'

    Neil O'Brien, Policy Exchange and author

    11 May: 'Policy Exchange and conservative policy-making'

    Mark Fisher, Department for Work and Pensions

    15 May:  'Implementing the social justice agenda'

    Richard Hayton, Huddersfield; author

    18 May:  'Conservative policy-making in opposition'

    St Antony's

    Pegah Zohouri Haghian and Olivia Luce are convening a conference in the field of Islamic Intellectual History on 30 April, 10.45 am–6 pm at St Antony's. Speakers: Tariq Ramadan, Khaled Hroub, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Sara Silvestri, Jan-Peter Hartung, Hilary Kalmbach, Carool Kersten and Mohammad Talib. Information: www.islamicintellectualhistory.com/conference2012.

    Subject: 'Public role of Muslim intellectuals: historical perspectives and contemporary challenges'

    St Hugh's


    David Willey, the BBC's Rome correspondent for 40 years, will deliver the Bickley Lecture at 6 pm on 8 May in the Maplethorpe Hall, St Hugh's.

    Subject: 'Italian migration: yesterday, today and tomorrow'

    St John's


    Professor Paul Harris, Emeritus Fellow and Victor S Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard, will deliver the 2012 Founder's Lecture at 5 pm on 10 May, in the Auditorium, St John's. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For further details see www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Imagination and testimony: trusting what you're told'

    St Peter's


    Matthew Parris, presenter and broadcaster, will lecture at 6 pm on 23 May in St Peter's chapel. Free entry, no need to book.

    Subject: 'More random than we think'

    Talk and Panel Discussion

    Professor Michael Sandel, Harvard, Professor Jeremy Waldron and Professor Ngaire Woods will lead a panel discussion at 6 pm on 21 May in St Peter's chapel. Free entry, no need to book. Chair: Andrew Marr

    Subject: 'What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets'