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The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Stanton Lectures. The Stanton Lectures for 1999 will be given by Dr Janet Martin Soskice at 5 p.m. in the Divinity School, St John's Street, on Mondays from 18 January to 8 March. The general title for the series is Naming the Christian God.
George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures. Professor Christopher Browning, of the Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, will deliver six lectures on Contested issues in Holocaust scholarship: Nazi policy, Jewish labour, German killers, at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, as follows:
|16 February||Nazi policy: from ethnic cleansing to genocide.|
|18 February||Nazi policy: decisions for the Final Solution.|
|23 February||Jewish labour in Poland: self-maintenance, exploitation, destruction.|
|25 February||Jewish labour and survivor memories: the case of Starachowice Labour Camp.|
|2 March||German killers: orders from above, initiative from below, and the scope of local autonomy - the case of Brest-Litovsk.|
|4 March||German killers: behaviour and motivation in the light of new evidence.|
African Studies. Research Seminars, under the title Southern Africa, will take place at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in the SPS Committee Room, Free School Lane.
|18 January||Is it structural or cultural adjustment? The case of Zambia, by Mr Simon Kandela Tunkanya, of ZAMNET, Zambia.|
|25 January||Social suffering and mental health in South Africa, by Dr Hayley MacGregor, of Darwin College.|
|1 February||Sorcery of construction and socialist modernization: inhabiting communal villages in post-independence Mozambique, by Dr Harry West, of the London School of Economics.|
|8 February||'Afrikanders', British supremacy, and capitalists. Whatever was the South African War about?, by Dr Stanley Trapido, of Lincoln College, Oxford.|
|15 February||Smallpox, slavery, and revolution: 1792 in l'Île de France (Mauritius), by Professor Megan Vaughan, of Nuffield College, Oxford.|
|22 February||'Jock of the classroom': the language of learning on the Witwatersrand in the early twentieth century, by Mr Robbie Hudson, of Jesus College.|
|1 March||Animal stories: settlers, livestock, and the environment in the Cape, by Professor William Beinart, of St Antony's College, Oxford.|
|8 March||Cato Manor: a post-apartheid development project, by Mr Knut Nustad, of Wolfson College.|
Archaeology. Garrod Research Seminars, under the title Connections…, will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Seminar Room of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Coffee will be available from 4 p.m. in the Coffee Room.
|21 January||Celtic quandaries: archaeology and the politics of identity, by Professor Michael Dietler, of the University of Chicago.|
|4 February||Life and death of the Tyrolean Iceman: clues from plants, by Professor James Dickson, of the University of Glasgow.|
|18 February||Population, culture history, and the dynamics of culture change, by Professor Stephen Shennan, of University College London.|
|4 March||Connections between the early Irish Church and the wider world, by Dr Ann Hamlin, of the Environment and Heritage Service, Northern Ireland.|
Cambridge European Trust. The following lectures will take place in the 1998-99 series, The EU and the nation state, at 5.15 p.m. in the Faculty of Law, West Road. The lectures will each be followed by a reception, generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
|Friday, 29 January||The foreign policy of the new Czech government, by Mr Jan Kavan, Foreign Secretary of the Czech Republic.|
|Friday, 26 February||The priorities of the German EU presidency, by HE Gebhart von Moltke, German Ambassador to the UK.|
Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Cambridge Group Library, 27 Trumpington Street, as follows:
|18 January||West of the Hajnal line: family, marriage, and servants in Italy and southern Europe, by Dr Paolo Viazzo, of the University of Turin.|
|1 February||Faking death: a new look at the integrity of the vital statistics of England and Wales since 1801, by Dr Howard Taylor, of Gonville and Caius College.|
|15 February||Back to Malthus? The characteristics of demographic sub-groups in English towns and villages, 1650-1837, by Dr Steve King, of Oxford Brookes University.|
|1 March||The urban sanitary movement in England and Germany, 1838-1914: a comparison, by Professor Peter Hennock, of the University of Liverpool.|
Divinity. Meetings of the Patristic Seminar will be held at 2.15 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Lightfoot Room, the Divinity School, St John's Street:
|25 January||Julian's Goose and Gibbon, by Professor F. J. Williams, of the Queen's University of Belfast.|
|22 February||Reflections on the early Christian idea of millennium, by Professor Henry Chadwick.|
|8 March||Title to be announced, by Professor Gerhard May.|
Geography. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site, as follows:
|14 January||Glacier hydrology, ice dynamics (and sea level rise?) - tall tales from Arolla, Switzerland, by Dr Pete Nienow, of the University of Glasgow.|
|28 January||Contested terrain: republican rhetoric and pension fund investment in community development, by Professor Gordon Clarke, of the University of Oxford.|
|4 February||The (pre)occupation of studying women's work: a comparative case study of Rangoon and Calcutta, 1872-1941, by Dr Satish Kumar, of the Department of Geography.|
|11 February||Structures in turbulent flows: scales, processes, and implications, by Professor André Roy, of the University of Montreal, Canada.|
|18 February||Isotope hydrology of the Cairngorm mountains; applications and implications, by Dr Chris Soulsby, of the University of Aberdeen.|
|25 February||A waste of space? Is there any value in the social construction of space?, by Dr Tim Unwin, of Royal Holloway, University of London.|
|4 March||From time immemorial: nationalist discourse and conceptions of time, by Dr Nuala Johnson, of Queen's University, Belfast.|
German. Goethe Anniversary Lectures. A series of lectures and recitals will be held in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, unless otherwise specified, and will begin at 5 p.m.
|20 January||North-southerly sabbatical: Goethe in Italy (in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue), by Professor P. Boyde.|
|27 January||Goethe's poems, by Professor R. C. Paulin.|
|3 February||Goethe-Lieder: settings by Schubert, Reichardt, and others (in the Concert Hall, West Road), by Mr D. Clark and Mr M. Mrosek.|
|10 February||Goethe's novels, by Dr M. R. Minden.|
|17 February||Faust, by Professor M. Swales.|
|24 February||Goethe and colour, by Dr J. D. Gage.|
|3 March||Goethe and science, by Professor H. B. Nisbet.|
|10 March||An evening with Goethe and Eckermann, by Dr R. D. Gray and Dr N. Boyle.|
History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea will be served at 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.
|14 January||Poison and Justice: the blindness of the history and philosophy of science in the wake of World War One and the Great Panic of 1929, by Dominick Jenkins, of Friends of the Earth.|
|21 January||Empire of the ants, by Charlotte Sleigh.|
|28 January||Some red powder and an old manuscript: alchemy from St Dunstan to Newton, by Lauren Kassell, of Pembroke College.|
|4 February||Collective acceptance and social reality, by Raimo Tuomela, of the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki.|
|11 February||Littlewood's balls, Russell's medical problem, and spacetime, by Mark Hogarth.|
|18 February||Understanding, by David Chart.|
|25 February||Mid-Victorian capitalism and the theory of Natural Selection, by Greg Radick.|
|4 March||The new medical discourse and the culture of healthism, by Zuzana Parusnikova, of the Czech Academy of Sciences.|
Cabinet of Natural History. Meetings will take place at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, Free School Lane. Feel free to bring lunch with you.
|18 January||Prehistory: Cambridge's brilliant idiosyncrasy, by Pamela Smith.|
|25 January||Natural sciences in questions and answers: Ackermann's catechisms for Latin America and their readers, by Eugenia Roldán-Vera.|
|1 February||Nature as mother: Spanish anarchists and evolutionary thought, 1869-1919, by Alvaro Giron, of the Departamento de Historia de la Ciencia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain.|
|8 February||The anti-anthropology of highlanders and islanders (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 29A (1998): 369-89), by Michael Bravo, of the University of Manchester. There will be a short introduction to the issues raised in this paper, followed by an extended discussion.|
|15 February||The (continued) practice of natural history in the North of England, 1870-1900, by Sam Alberti, of the University of Leeds.|
|22 February||Gerhard De Geer and the discovery of land elevation in Sweden, by Christer Nordlund, of the University of Umea, Sweden.|
|1 March||Alfred Russel Wallace: conversations at Sao Gabriel, by Peter Raby, of Homerton College.|
|8 March||Sir Ashton Lever's 'Holophusikon': nature and display, order and interpretation, by Clare Haynes, of the University of East Anglia.|
Cambridge Historiography Group. Meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, Darwin College.
|20 January||Shelley Costa (Cornell University and the University of Cambridge): Discussion of the introduction to her Ph.D. dissertation 'The Lady's Diary: society, gender, and mathematics in eighteenth-century England'.|
|3 February||Marina Warner: Discussion of her 'Ectoplasm: a story in flux'.|
|17 February||Scott Mandelbrote, (Peterhouse): Discussion of his '"A Duty of the Greatest Moment": Isaac Newton and the writing of biblical criticism' (British Journal of the History of Science, 26 (1993): 281-302.|
|3 March||Joad Raymond (University of Aberdeen): Discussion of his '"The language of the public": print, politics, and the book trade in 1614'.|
History of Medicine. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, Free School Lane. Tea will be available from 4.30 p.m.
Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Medicine.
|25 January||The Hospital of St John in Jerusalem, by Susan Edgington.|
|8 February||The medicalization of the hospitals of Dubrovnik, by Tatjana Buklijas.|
|22 February||Making use of the Father of Medicine: Hippocratic gynaecology in the Renaissance and beyond, by Helen King.|
|8 March||Richard Trewythian, by Sophie Page.|
History of Modern Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
|18 January||Embryo cultures and cultures of science, by Sarah Franklin, of the University of Lancaster.|
|1 February||Getting in, getting on, and getting out: the techniques and strategies of bogus doctors, by Joanne Hartland, of the University of Bath.|
|15 February||Between scepticism and wild enthusiasm: immunotherapy and the ambiguous status of clinical allergy in the twentieth century, by Mark Jackson, of the University of Exeter.|
|1 March||Public health and scientific modernism in the cinema: Paul Rotha, 1935-1947, by Tim Boon, of the Science Museum.|
PSY Studies (History of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Allied Sciences). Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, Free School Lane (unless otherwise indicated). Tea will be served before the seminar at 4.40 p.m.
|20 January||Darwin's worms, by Adam Phillips.|
|3 February||Making the case: thoughts on the evolution of the case study in nineteenth-century French psychiatry, by Matthew Reed, of Claremont Graduate School, California and Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.|
|17 February||Special lecture by Professor Ian Hacking, see below. (This lecture will be held at 2 p.m. in Seminar Room 2).|
|3 March||The mind's eye: World War II, psychoanalysis, and the end of Anglo-American innocence, by Lawrence J. Friedman, of Indiana University.|
Details of all seminar programmes are also available through the Department's website at http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/
There will be a Special Lecture by Professor Ian Hacking, of All Souls College, University of Oxford, entitled Historical ontology: from the creation of phenomena to the formation of character, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 February, in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.
Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays at 5 Cranmer Road, accompanied by a sandwich lunch courtesy of Messrs Ashurst Morris Crisp.
|15 January||Command responsibility under the law of war, by Major-General (Ret) A. P. V. Rogers, OBE, formerly Director, British Army Legal Services.|
|22 January||Expropriation of property in international law: recent developments, by Mr Robert Volterra, Barrister and Solicitor, Freshfields, Paris.|
|29 January||Human rights, immunity, and non-justiciability, by Professor Christopher Greenwood, of the London School of Economics.|
|5 February||The Kyoto Protocol: non-compliance procedures under an emerging regime, by Mr Jake Werksman, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Managing Director, FIELD.|
|12 February||Asserting immunity: the United States' experience, by Mr James A. Gresser, of the US Department of Justice, US Embassy, London.|
|19 February||Judging human rights violations: the International Criminal Court versus the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, by Professor John Dugard, of Leiden University, Member, International Law Commission.|
|26 February||Judicial activism and the International Court of Justice, by Professor Hugh Thirlway, of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva; formerly Principal Legal Secretary, International Court of Justice.|
|5 March||The doctrine of non-discrimination and Article III of GATT 1994, by Mr Adnan Amkhan, of the University of Edinburgh.|
Snyder Lecture. Dean Alfred C. Aman Jr, of the Bloomington School of Law, Indiana University, will give a lecture, entitled The impact of globalization on domestic and international law, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, at 5 Cranmer Road.
The Martin Centre. The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies holds lunch-time seminars at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesdays at 6 Chaucer Road. Lunch (price £1.50) is available at 1.15 p.m. if ordered by the preceding Monday (tel. 331700).
|20 January||A Thermoregulatory model for predicting transient thermal sensations, by Ms Fangyu Zhu.|
|27 January||Environmental modelling and occupant behaviour: from mould growth to conservatories, by Dr Tadj Oreszczyn, of University College London.|
|3 February||The use of metaphor in abstract visual representations, by Dr Alan Blackwell, of the Computer Laboratory.|
|10 February||Architect as engineer: Wren and the development of seventeenth-century carpentry, by Mr James Campbell.|
|17 February||Cambridge futures, by Professor Marcial Echenique, of the Department of Architecture.|
|24 February||Agent-based models of complex urban environments, by Professor Michael Batty, of University College London.|
|3 March||The wild colonials: Connell, Ward, and Lucas and the English modern movement, by Mr Dennis Sharp, of Dennis Sharp Architects.|
Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.
|27 January||Food, drink and self-consumption in two novels by Evgenia Fakinou and Margarita Karapanou, by Dr Eleni Yannakakis, of the University of Oxford.|
|10 February||'Greekness' and 'Europeanness': Western European political thought on modern Greece and its aspirations in the nineteenth century, by Dr Georgios Varouxakis, of Aston University.|
|24 February||The late-Byzantine romance: problems of defining a genre, by Dr Ulrich Moennig, of the University of Hamburg.|
|3 March||An Enlightenment perspective on Balkan multiculturalism, by Professor Paschalis Kitromilides, of the University of Athens.|
Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies Unit. Research Seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 8, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea will be available from 4 p.m. in the Unit Office, Room 4.
|21 January||The Tibetan epic of Gesar of Ling: structure and communication in contemporary performance, by Professor Geoffrey Samuel, of the University of Newcastle, Australia.|
|4 February||Bonpo hidden landscapes as world heritage: a 'local' panel presentation from Dolpo (Nepal), by Mr Terence Hay-Edie, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
|18 February||Precognitive dreams and spiritual experiences in Mongolia, Central Asia, and Russia, by Dr David Lewis.|
|4 March||Language and song among Mongolian Evangelicals, by Mr Jeff Blythe, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
MRC Human Nutrition Research. Tea Club Lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Spaceway Unit, MRC Human Nutrition Research (formerly the MRC Dunn Nutritional Laboratory), Downham's Lane, Milton Road:
|25 January||Body mass index as an indicator of body fatness: a meta-analysis among different ethnic groups, by Dr Paul Duerenberg, of Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands.|
|1 February||Towards the primary prevention of type 2 diabetes. Evidence from the Ely Study, by Dr Nicholas Wareham, of the Department of Community Medicine.|
|15 February||The minimal model for glucose kinetics, by Dr Roman Horvoka, of City University, London.|
Tea will be served at 4 p.m.
Newton Institute. Seminars aimed at a general scientific audience will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road. The first seminar, entitled Turbulence dynamics in polymer solutions, will be given by Professor Katepalli Sreenivasan, of Yale University, on 25 January. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m.
Oriental Studies. Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies. The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.
|27 January||Hebrew poetry and Arabic poets in al-Andalus, by Professor Mascha Itzhaki, of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris.|
|10 February||The sacred female in modern Hebrew literature and its Russian context, by Professor H. Bar-Yosef, of Beer-Shava University, Israel.|
|24 February||Don't play hide and seek with mothers - the binding of Isaac and Hebrew women's poetry, by Professor Ruth Kartun-Blum, of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.|
|3 March||From collective memory to self-definition: biblical images in Israeli women's poetry, by Professor G. Moscati-Steindler, of the Istituto Universitario, Naples.|
Physics. Scott Lectures. Professor Benoit B. Mandelbrot, of Yale University, will give three lectures on the theme Fractals and wild variability in physics in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, at 4.30 p.m. on the following dates:
|Monday, 8 February||Self-similarity, self-affinity, measures of roughness.|
|Wednesday, 10 February||States of randomness/variability, from mild to wild.|
|Friday, 12 February||Examples and open issues.|
Scott Polar Research Institute. Lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road. They are open to all who are interested and seats will be reserved, on request, for Friends of the Institute.
|30 January||Farthest North. The Duke of Abruzzi's North Pole expedition, 1899-1900, by Pia Casarini-Wadhams. (Polar Centenary Lecture Series No. 2)|
|13 February||Ice and fire - desolation and abundance, by John Smellie, Senior Vulcanologist, British Antarctic Survey.|
|27 February||Antarctic oasis: under the spell of South Georgia, by Tim and Pauline Carr.|
|13 March||Arctic Siberia: wilderness and devastation. The beauty and horrors of life in Noril'sk, by Olga Toutoubalina.|
Sino-Indian Liberalization Seminars, Sidney Sussex College. The following seminars will be held in the Andrew Room, Sussex House, Sidney Sussex College, starting at 6 p.m.
|21 January||Regional growth and convergence in China under economic reform, by Dr Shujie Yao, of the University of Portsmouth.|
|1 February||Emerging patterns of competitiveness in manufactured products: India in the context of Asian NIEs, by Dr Sanjaya Lall, of the University of Oxford.|
Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars are held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. Tea will be available in the Common Room (2nd floor) from 4 p.m.
|15 January||Risk, ritual, and performance, by Dr Leo Howe.|
|22 January||Secrecy as a modality of knowledge, by Dr Cesare Poppi, of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia.|
|29 January||France and colonialism: the political anthropology of crisis, by Dr Susan Bayly, of Christ's College.|
|5 February||Illness factors (bingyin) and illness roots (bingben): two concepts of illness causation in traditional Chinese medicine, by Dr Elizabeth Hsu, of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.|
|12 February||Towards an ethics of the open subject: writing culture in good conscience, by Professor Debbora Battaglia, of Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.|
|26 February||From warrior to wife: cultural transformation in the Gamo Highlands, South West Ethiopia, by Ms Dena Freeman, of the London School of Economics.|
|5 March||Writing the self into history: biography and anthropological imagination, by Mr Brian Alleyne, of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London.|
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