• Thursday 16 October 2014
    • NO. 5073
    • VOL. 145


    Faculty of History

    Dacre Centenary Lectures: Ideas and Society c1600–1800 

    The following lectures will be given at 5pm on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

    Colin Kidd

    17 Oct: 'Priestcraft, the Devil and the Union of 1707'

    Anthony Grafton

    24 Oct: 'Humanism and history in the late Renaissance: Isaac Casaubon, Polybius and the political uses of the past'

    Jonathan Israel

    31 Oct: 'Radical Enlightenment and the French Revolution'

    David Womersley

    7 Nov: 'Ideas and society in the Pays de Vaud: Edward Gibbon and Georges Deyverdun read the classics'

    Michael Hunter

    14 Nov: 'The Enlightenment rejection of magic: new thoughts on an old theme'

    Brian Young

    21 Nov: 'Scepticism and Enlightenment in 18th-century Britain: the strange case of Dr Johnson and Mr Hume'

    Sir Noel Malcolm

    28 Nov: 'Hobbes's Leviathan and Christian doctrine'

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Sub-faculty of Italian: Postgraduate Research Seminars

    The following seminars will be given on Mondays in Room 10, Taylor Institution. Information: e.tandello@chch.ox.ac.uk.

    Stefano Bragato, Reading

    3 Nov: 'Marinetti and the making of text' (discussants tbc)

    Lorenzo Peri, Pisa, author, Là dove non esiste paura. Percorsi e forme del 'pensare in musica' nella poesia di Giorgio Caproni

    17 Nov: in discussion of his book with Chiara Carpita and Viviana Ponta, Pavia

    Giuseppe Stellardi and Emanuela Tandello, editors, Italo Svevo's Legacy in the Third Millennium

    1 Dec: in conversation with Michael Subjalka

    Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Physical Chemistry seminars: cancellation

    The seminar due to be given by Professor Christopher Hardacre on 20 October has been cancelled.

    Medical Sciences

    Department of Biochemistry

    Unither Baruch Blumberg Lecture in Virology

    Dr Nancy Cox, Director, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, will deliver the 9th Unither Baruch Blumberg Lecture in Virology at 4.30pm on 12 November in the Museum of Natural History.

    Subject: 'Influenza: tracking a moving target in a rapidly changing world'

    Social Sciences

    Public lecture

    Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz, will deliver a public lecture at 5.30pm on 20 November in Lecture Theatre 1, Andrew Wiles Building. For details and booking information visit http://mercedesatoxford.eventbrite.co.uk.

    Subject: 'The future of mobility: no emissions, no accidents, no drivers?'

    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

    ARGO-EMR: The Anthropology Research Group at Oxford on Eastern Medicines and Religions

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Wednesdays in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, unless otherwise noted. Conveners: Dr M Cuomu, Professor E Hsu

    Steven Stanley, Cardiff

    10am, 29 Oct, COMPAS Boardroom: 'Mindfulness: psychological, social and historical dimensions'

    Gelong Thubten, Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and ROKPA, Switzerland

    12 Nov: 'Meditation and its effect on emotional and spiritual growth'

    Kitty Wheater

    26 Nov: 'Practice and its problems: effecting personal growth among secular mindfulness practitioners in the UK'

    School of Geography and the Environment


    A workshop will be held 10am–5.30pm on 12 January at the School of Geography and the Environment. Speakers: Richard Powell; Mike Heffernan, Nottingham; Patricia Daley; Emma Mawdsley, Cambridge; James D Sidaway, NU Singapore; Richard Phillips, Sheffield; Andrew Barry, UCL; Fiona McConnell; Felix Ciută, UCL. Free and open to all, but registration is required via ian.klinke@ouce.ox.ac.uk before 19 December. For more information, please see: www.geog.ox.ac.uk/events/150112.html.

    Subject: 'Geographies of "Area": politics, places and disciplines'

    School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

    Seminar in Modern Israel Studies

    The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in the Ground Floor Room, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 11 Bevington Road. All welcome. Email susannah.bartholomew@area.ox.ac.uk to register. Conveners: Derek Penslar, Sara Hirschhorn, Sharon Weinblum, Johannes Becke

    Ilana Webster-Kogen, SOAS

    28 Oct: 'Ethiopiques in Jerusalem: Israel joins the Ethiopian musical diaspora'

    Valentina Morselli, Libre Brussels

    4 Nov: 'Leadership in times of crisis: episodes of Operation Peace for Galilee, 1982–5'

    Bryan Roby, NYU

    11 Nov: 'The burden of blackness: comparing the Mizrahi–Israeli and the African–American experience'

    Gilbert Achcar, SOAS

    18 Nov: 'The Arabs and the Holocaust'

    Cedric Parizot, Aix-Marseille

    25 Nov: 'Informal networks and the control regime in the West Bank'

    Faculty of Law

    Intellectual Property Speaker Series

    The lectures in this series will now be given at 5.15pm on Thursdays in the Dorfman Room, St Peter's, rather than in the room previously advertised.

    Institutes, Centres and Museums


    Seminar Series: Arrival cities

    The details of the following seminars have now been arranged and will be given at 2pm on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road. Convener: COMPAS Urban Change and Settlement cluster

    Dr Ayona Datta, Leeds

    16 Oct: 'Smart city/arrival city? Utopian visions of migration and urbanisation in India'

    Dr Johanna Waters

    23 Oct: 'Between Vancouver and Hong Kong: transnational migration, family strategies and the importance of education'

    Dr Chris Minns, LSE

    30 Oct: 'The scale and scope of citizenship in early modern Europe: preliminary estimates'

    Dr Claudio Sopranzetti

    6 Nov: 'The cage of freedom: mobility and labour in contemporary Bangkok'

    Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou, Sussex

    13 Nov: 'The xenophobic city: security, neoliberalisation and violence from the bottom of Aegean Sea to the centre of Athens'

    Kareem Rabie, CUNY Graduate Center

    20 Nov: 'Arrival cities under occupation? Political economies of urban consolidation and rural migration in the contemporary West Bank'

    Kristen Biehl

    27 Nov: 'How informalities and diversification make an arrival neighbourhood: international migrants in Kumkapi, Istanbul'

    Nicholas Simcik Arese

    4 Dec: 'In the town where nobody knows you, one walks naked: narratives of anonymity and "internal immigration" in Cairo's suburban housing struggles'

    Colleges, Halls and Societies

    Green Templeton

    Literature and Medicine Seminars

    The following seminars will be given at 6.15pm on Thursdays at the E P Abraham Lecture Theatre.

    Josie Billington, Liverpool

    16 Oct: 'Is literature healthy?'

    Hilary Marland, Warwick

    30 Oct: 'A malady of migration: from archive to performance in 19th-century asylums'

    Jane Taylor, Leeds

    13 Nov: ' "All the world's an anatomy theatre":  after Shakespeare, after Cardenio: staging the early modern anatomy at Oxford'

    Hester Lees-Jeffries, Cambridge

    27 Nov: 'Bloody mantles and Shakespearean scars: staining, cutting and early modern textile culture'


    Advanced Studies Centre

    A workshop will be held from 10.45am on 30 October in the Gibbs Room, Keble, followed by an evening lecture in the Griffiths Room. Speakers: Professor Marshall Slemrod, Wisconsin-Madison; Professor Paul Taylor; Professor Jonathan Hodgkin; Professor David Acheson. Conveners: Professor Gui-Qiang Chen, Dr Apala Majumdar

    Subject: 'Complexity cluster workshop'

    St Edmund Hall

    A B Emden Lecture

    Professor Peter Mandler, President, Royal Historical Society, and Professor of Modern Cultural History, Cambridge, will deliver the annual A B Emden Lecture at 5pm on 25 November in the Jarvis Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall.

    Subject: 'The crisis of the meritocracy: education and democracy in modern Britain'