• Thursday 8 May 2014
    • NO. 5059
    • VOL. 144

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

    Physical Chemistry seminar

    Dr Bas van de Meerakker, Nijmegen, will give the following seminar at 2.15pm on 16 June in the Lecture Theatre, PTCL. All welcome. Conveners: Professor G Ritchie, Professor C Vallance

    Subject: tbc

    Theoretical Chemistry Group seminar

    Dr Stephen Clark will give the following seminar at 4.45pm on 16 June in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, PTCL. All welcome. Convener: Professor J P K Doye

    Subject: 'Far-from-equilibrium transport properties of strong-correlated open quantum systems'

    Social Sciences

    Saïd Business School

    Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, North Carolina, will give a seminar at 9.30am on 14 May in the Boardroom, Saïd Business School. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please email bryn.harris@sbs.ox.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

    Subject: 'The perils of precarity'

    School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies/Department of Politics and International Relations and St Anne's

    Inaugural Lecture

    Professor Derek J Penslar, Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30pm on 3 June in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's. Gowns should be worn by members of the University.

    Subject: 'What is Israel Studies?'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums


    Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

    Professor John Baines will deliver the tenth annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture at 5.30pm on 30 May at Wolfson.

    Subject: 'Ancient Egyptian biographies: from living a life to creating a memorial'

    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies


    The special lecture scheduled to be given by the Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP on 12 May has been cancelled due to the minister's work commitments.

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    All Souls

    Valedictory Lecture

    Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government, will give a valedictory lecture at noon on 9 June in the Old Library, All Souls. Contact emma.anderson@politics.ox.ac.uk to reserve a place.

    Subject: 'Thirty years of makeovers in UK central government – did it work better and cost less?'


    Tanner Lecture on Human Values

    Ms Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty, will deliver the Tanner Lecture at 5.30pm on 15 May in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History. Bookings: ros.connell@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: 'Human rights as human values'

    St Antony's

    European Studies Centre

    All events will take place in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

    POMP Film Series: Cinematic perspectives on 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe

    The following events will be given at 5pm on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted. Convener: Mikołaj Kunicki

    8 May: Kolya by Jan Sverak (Czech Republic, 1996)

    22 May: Videograms of a Revolution by Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujică (Germany, 1992)

    5 Jun: Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker (Germany, 2003)

    12 Jun: Bolshe Vita by Ibolya Fekete (Hungary, 1996)

    SEESOX Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm, unless otherwise noted.

    Oleg Levitin and Peter Sanfey, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Chair: Max Watson

    8 May, Dahrendorf Room: 'Is Eastern Europe stuck in transition?'

    Ognjen Pribicevic, Ambassador of Serbia. Chair: David Madden

    12 May: 'After the elections: Serbia on its European path'

    Gamon McLellan, SOAS. Conveners: Othon Anastasakis, Laurent Mignon

    12.30pm, 21 May: 'Turkey'

    Banu Bargu, SOAS, Cemal Burak Tansel, Nottingham, Aimilia Voulvouli, Fatih. Chair: Tryfon Bampilis

    12.30pm, 28 May: 'Protests and social movements in Turkey'

    Jasna Dragovic-Soso, Goldsmiths. Discussant: Jessie Hronesova. Convener: Othon Anastasakis

    12.30pm, 4 Jun: 'Contested truth and elusive reconciliation: narrating the Yugoslav wars through the truth commission initiatives'

    Adam Bennett. Discussant: David Madden. Chair: Richard Caplan

    12.30pm, 12 Jun: 'Economic factors in the origins and timing of the conflict in Yugoslavia'

    Convener: Jonathan Scheele

    16 Jun: 'European Parliament elections: consequences for South East Europe'

    Maria Karamessini and Maria Stratigaki, Panteion. Convener: Androulla Kaminara

    19 Jun: 'The gender impact of the economic crisis in Greece'


    Nicolas Veron, Peterson Institute, Washington, and Bruegel, will give a PEFM seminar at 5pm on 9 June. Convener: Max Watson

    Subject: 'Banking union: will the ECB's assessment do the trick?'

    Erik Jones, SAIS and Johns Hopkins, will give a PEFM/Santander Fellowship Seminar at noon on 10 June. Conveners: Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Francisco Torres, Max Watson

    Subject: 'Getting the story right: how you should choose between different interpretations of the European Crisis, and why you should care'

    Andris Teikmanis, Latvian Ambassador to the UK, will give an EU Visiting Fellow Seminar at 5pm on 10 June. Chair: Adam Reichardt, Editor-in-Chief, New Eastern Europe. Convener: Peteris Zilgalvis. In association with POMP

    Subject: 'Prospects for the Eastern Partnership in 2015'

    Daniel Inneraity, Basque Country, will give a seminar at 5pm on 11 June. Discussant: Kalypso Nicolaïdis

    Subject: 'Does Europe need a demos to be truly democratic?'

    Other events

    A book launch and panel discussion will be held at 5pm on 23 May. Discussants: Martina Steber and Bernhard Gotto, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich, Nicholas Stargardt, and Elizabeth Harvey, Nottingham. Chair: Jane Caplan

    Subject: 'Visions of Community in Nazi Germany: Social Engineering and Private Lives edited by Martina Steber and Bernhard Gotto'

    Michael Shackleton, Maastricht, (and other speakers tbc) will lead a European Parliament Elections Panel at 5pm on 27 May. Chair: Jonathan Scheele

    Subject: 'The new European Parliament: how will it affect EU governance?'

    The SEESOX WW1 Centenary Symposium will be given 2–6.30pm on 29 May in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. Registration required. Speakers: Ivo Banac, Yale, Richard Crampton, Basil Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Margaret MacMillan and Eugene Rogan. Conveners: Othon Anastasakis, David Madden, Elizabeth Roberts

    Subject: 'The past is never dead: Balkan legacies of the First World War'

    The Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship Conference will be held on 29 and 30 May. Convener: Rebekka Habermas

    Subject: 'The religious and the secular – the German Kaiserreich transnational revisited'

    The SEESOX/A G Leventis Fellowship Workshop will be held 9am–6pm on 3 June. Speakers: Othon Anastasakis, Tryfon Bampilis, Rafal Pankowski, Collegium Civitas, Daphne Halikiopoulou, Reading, Dimitris Dalakoglou, Sussex, Margit Feischmidt, CEU, Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Durham, Daniel Knight, LSE, Zora Popova, European Centre for Minority Issues, Sofia, Giorgos Tsimouris, Panteion, Sofia Vasilopoulou, York. Discussants: Nicolas Argenti, Brunel, Dimitris Antoniou, LSE. Convener: Tryfon Bampilis

    Subject: 'Far-right extremism in crisis-ridden Greece… and beyond'

    A POMP panel discussion will be held at 5pm on 4 June. Speakers tbc.

    Subject: 'The day that shook the world – 4th June 1989 in Poland and China. The 25th anniversary of the Polish national elections and the Tiananmen Square Massacre’

    University College

    Oxford Medievalism Seminar

    Professor Katharine Ellis, Bristol, will give a seminar at 5pm on 28 May in the Goodhart Seminar Room, Logic Lane, University College.

    Subject: 'Medievalist musical struggles in 19th-century France'