• Thursday 2 May 2013
    • NO. 5023
    • VOL. 143


    Faculty of History

    Modern European History Research Centre 2013 Special Lecture

    Professor Kiran Klaus Patel, Professor of European and Global History, Maastricht, will deliver the MEHRC Special Lecture at 5pm on 14 May in the Lecture Theatre, Faculty of History, George Street. Discussant: Dr Piers Ludlow, LSE

    Subject: 'Embedding integration: European Union history in a trans- and international perspective'

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

    General Linguistics seminar

    Change of date and title:

    Professor Donca Steriade, MIT will give the following seminar at 5.15pm on 20 May in Room 2, Taylor Institution.

    Subject: 'Rhyming evidence for intervals as rhythmic units'

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Voicing the singing god

    Martyn Crucefix, Patrick McGuinness and Don Paterson will read and discuss at 5.30pm on 15 May in the Main Hall, Taylor Institution. More information: www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/events#vsg. Convener: Professor Karen Leeder

    Subject: 'Voicing the singing god: Orpheus, Rilke, translation and poetry'

    Oriental Institute

    Dr Konrad Hirschler, SOAS, will lecture at 4pm on 10 May in Lecture Room 2, Oriental Institute. Sponsored by the Islamic World Studies Group.

    Subject: 'The earliest Arabic library catalogue: the Ashrafiya collection in Damascus'

    Social Sciences

    Department of Politics and International Relations


    The following events will be held on Saturday, 11 May, in St John's College Auditorium. All welcome.

    Carolyn McAskie OC, Professor Paul Rogers, Dr Cyril Obi and panels will speak at a conference from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Contact: jason.robinson@sant.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'The future of peacebuilding'

    Two films will be shown at 8pm on the work of Yossi Leshem, Israel and Azzam Alwash, Iraq: Wings of Peace and Miracle in the Iraqi Marshes. Entrance free.

    Theme: 'Environmental peacebuilding'

    Faculty of Law

    Public International Law (PIL) Lunchtime Lecture Discussion Group

    The following seminars will be given at 12.45pm on Thursdays in Lecture Room 6, New College, except where noted. No RSVP necessary. The meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press. Conveners: Thomas Lieflaender, Jessica Howley 

    Dr Jure Vidmar

    2 May: 'Democratic statehood in international law'

    Dr Akbar Rasulov, Glasgow

    9 May: 'International law in the long 1990s: notes towards an investigation'

    Special event

    Mr John Bellinger III, former Legal Adviser, US Department of State

    Wed 15 May, 8.30pm, Old Library, All Souls: tbc. In conjunction with Oxford University Strategic Studies Group. Note there will be a £2 charge for non-OUSSG members.

    Professor Zachary Douglas, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    16 May: 'Investment arbitration and the philosophy of property'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

    Special seminar

    HE Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, High Commissioner of India, will give a special seminar at 5pm on 7 May in the Examination Schools. All welcome.

    Subject: 'Languages of the rulers of Northern India: past to present'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    All Souls

    Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History

    Professor Timothy Guinnane, Yale, will deliver the 2013 Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5pm on 10 May in the Old Library, All Souls.

    Subject: 'Creating a new institution: the GmbH, 1884–1925'

    St Antony's

    North American Studies Seminar Series

    The following seminars will be held at 5pm in St Antony's; venues now confirmed as below.

    Ms Ellen Quigley, Cambridge

    7 May, Pavillion North Room: 'By luck and by design: the Canadian banking system's resilience to the great financial crises'

    Professor Ryan Hendrickson, Eastern Illinois

    16 May, Latin America Centre: 'The War Powers Act: from Nixon to Obama'

    Professor Pekka Hämäläinen

    16 May, Pavillion North Room: 'The ungovernable: Indians, states, power and sovereignty in North America before 1900'

    St John's

    Robert Penson Lecture in Garden History

    Dr Sarah Whittingham will lecture at 5.15pm on 18 June in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's.

    Subject: 'Fern fever: the story of pteridomania'

    University College

    H L A Hart Memorial Lecture

    Professor Will Kymlicka, Professor of Philosophy, Queen's at Kingston, will lecture at 5pm on 21 May in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. Please confirm attendance by emailing: marion.hawtree@univ.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject:  'Animals and the frontiers of citizenship'


    Mind, Brain and Behaviour: Neuroscience and Education

    Change of date:

    The date of the following lecture has changed from 9 May to 23 May. The lecture will be held at 6pm in the Hall, Wolfson.

    Professor Sue Gathercole

    Subject: 'Working memory and learning during childhood: cognition, training and the brain'