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Announcement of lectures and seminars

The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:

Centre for History and Economics. History and Economics Seminar. Meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room E4, Gibbs Building, King's College.

31 January Globalization in historical perspective: the East India Company and the American Revolution, by Emma Rothschild, of the Centre for History and Economics.
14 February Top incomes in Britain over the twentieth century, by Tony Atkinson, of Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
28 February The future of democracy, by Eric Hobsbawm, of Birkbeck College, London.
7 March Self-control and savings in seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain, by Craig Muldrew, of Queens' College.

Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies. Lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

24 January My Jerusalem, by Shifra Horn, author of Four Mothers.
7 February The lost city: memory and writing in S. Y. Agnon, by Michal Arbell-Tor, of Ben-Gurion University in the Negev.

English. Actors, under the direction of Dr Jonathan Miller, author, director, and broadcaster, will give a workshop, entitled Non-verbal communication, at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 January, in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site.

Experimental Psychology. Zangwill Club Seminars are held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site. Tea and cakes will be served in the First Floor Seminar Room from 4 p.m.

19 January Benefits from linear and non-linear processing in hearing aids: how much and for whom?, by Professor Stuart Gatehouse, of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Glasgow.
26 January Resolving attentional conflict: a cognitive neuroscience perspective, by Dr Gregory DiGirolimo, of the Department of Experimental Psychology.
2 February Using transgenic mice to understand some common links between anxiety and cognition, by Dr Gerry R. Dawson, of Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories.
9 February Is necessity the mother of animal invention?, by Dr Kevin Laland, of the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour.
16 February Interacting brains: the function of the amygdala in social behaviour, by Dr Nathan Emery, of the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour.
23 February New methods to visualize object information and its representation, by Professor Philippe Schyns, of the University of Glasgow.
2 March Dual route processing in infants' object-directed behaviour: modelling and experimental evidence, by Dr Denis Mareschal, of Birkbeck College, London.
9 March Benzodiazepines and dopamine: keys to 'liking' and 'wanting' in the brain?, by Professor Steve Cooper, of the University of Liverpool.

Geography. Research seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Place.

18 January Colonial translations: peasants and parsons in nineteenth-century Australia, by Mr Joseph Powell, of Monash University.
25 January Transgressing objectivity: the disorderly space of GM foods, by Professor Sarah Whatmore, of the University of Bristol.
1 February Remote measurement of evaporation from playas, by Professor Geoff Wadge, of the University of Reading.
8 February From geography to anthropology: rethinking the social origins of the seasons, by Dr Mike Bravo, of the Department of Geography.
15 February Unpredictable yet predictable - desert emphemral rivers/geomorphological processes, by Professor Ian Reid, of the University of Loughborough.
22 February Climate change risk and sustainability, by Dr Mike Hulme, of the University of East Anglia.
1 March Gendering transnational communities: Singaporena and British expatriates in China, by Ms Katie Willis, of the University of Liverpool.
8 March Commons and corruption. Village resource management in Tanzania, by Dr Dan Brockington, of Sumbawanga, Tanzania.

History. Byzantium and the Medieval World seminar series. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Junior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, unless otherwise stated.

26 January New research into Egyptian monasticism: the Monastery of Apollo at Bawit, by Dr Sarah Clackson, of Christ's College.
1 February The nature of the Jewish cultural tradition in the Byzantine period, by Professor Stefan Reif, of the Genizah Unit, University Library (Thursday).
23 February Byzantium and the origins of the First Crusade, by Dr Peter Frankopan, of Worcester College, University of Oxford.
9 March An early Byzantine ecclesiastical complex at Bir Messaouda, Carthage, by Dr Richard Miles, of Churchill College.

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. There is tea beforehand at 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.

18 January Begriffsgeschichte: between the Scylla of conceptual history of economics and the Charybdis of institutional history of economics, by Matthias Klaes, of the University of Keele.
25 January Models and statistics: Pearson and Fisher on Mendelism and biometry, by Margaret Morrison, of Toronto University.
1 February What do you mean?, by Anandi Hattiangadi, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
8 February The metaphysics and epistemology of amusement, by Gregory Fried, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
15 February On not being an island: working on the Lunar Society of Birmingham, by Jenny Uglow, of the University of Warwick.
22 February The scientist's will to believe, by Herman de Regt, of the University of Tilburg.
1 March The strongest link: Hans Christian Ørsted, science, and aesthetics, by Dan Charly Christensen, of the University of Roskilde.
8 March Irony and magnetism: Marie Sklodowska Curie and the technologies of magnetic permanence, by Graeme Gooday, of the University of Leeds.
15 March Cultural encounters, go-betweens, and the tense topography of the intercultural zone, by David Turnbull, of Deakin University.

Cabinet of Natural History. Meetings take place at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Bring lunch if you wish.

22 January Making the most of failure: George Simpson and Venezuela in the 1930s, by Joe Cain, of University College London.
29 January John Britton (1771-1857): a vehicle for exploration into the foundation of county archaeological society museums in England, by Yun-Shun Chang, of the Department of Archaeology.
5 February The elective attractions in a group of eighteenth-century Swedish chemists, by Hjalmar Fors, of the University of Uppsala.
12 February Jean-André de Luc, 'nature's chronology', and the understanding of Genesis around 1800, by Martin Rudwick, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
19 February An evolutionary tale of girls and snails: the Gulick family, Achatinellidae, and the camp fire girls, by Susan Miller, of the University of Pennsylvania.
26 February An uncommon curious animal: the kangaroo and the rhetoric of wonder in the late eighteenth century, by Markman Ellis, of Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.
5 March 'Behind folding shutters': naturalizing at the country house after the professional turn, 1870-1900, by Don Opitz, of the University of Minnesota.
12 March 'Wild Orchids': cultural and literary consequences of orchid exploration and nomenclature in the early eighteenth century, by Terry Kelley, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Early Medicine and Natural Philosophy. Seminars on medicine and religion will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is available at 4.30 p.m.

30 January Medicine and the works of nature in Francis Bacon's 'New Atlantis', by Richard Serjeantson, of Trinity College.
13 February Body, passions, and soul: Dutch materialism and the secular state, by Harold Cook, of University College London.
27 February The rise of physiognomic thought, 1200-1500 or Medicine and immortality in terrestrial paradise, by Joseph Ziegler, of the University of Haifa.
13 March Death, decomposition, and dechristianization: health and church burial in the long eighteenth century, by Mark Jenner, of the University of York.

History of Modern Medicine and Biology. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is available from 4.30 p.m.

23 January Perfect beds and robot nurses: rational design and the NHS in the 1960s, by Ghislaine Lawrence, of the Science Museum, London.
6 February Cellular features: biology and cinematography, by Hannah Landecker, of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
20 February Allied reactions to Nazi science and the origins of the Nuremberg Doctors Trial, by Paul Weindling, of Oxford Brookes University.
6 March Managing time and attention in model systems: illustrations from the history of biology, by James Griesemer, of the University of California, Davis.

PSY Studies. Seminars on the history of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and allied sciences will be held at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is served before the seminars at 4.40 p.m.

31 January How doctors think about sex: thoughts on the history and sociology of the case study in medical writing about sex, by Ivan Crozier, of University College London.
14 February Science or psychosis? The public debate on Wilhelm Reich in Norway, 1934-39, by Håvard Nilsen, of the University of Oslo.
28 February From introspective hypnotism to Freud's self-analysis; practices of self-observation in experimental cultures of the unconscious, by Andreas Mayer, of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
14 March Civilization and its excrements: disgust and the origins of culture, by Chris Turner, of the London Consortium, University of London.

Psychoanalysis and the Humanities. Seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is served from 4.40 p.m.

24 January Never done, never to return: Freud and Breuer's hysteria, by Rachel Bowlby, of the University of York.
7 February Symbolization compulsions: Freud, African literature, and South Africa's TRC, by Ato Quayson, of the Centre of African Studies.
21 February Psychoanalysis and secretaries, by Pam Thurschwell, of University College London.
7 March Against inhibition, by Adam Phillips, author and psychoanalyst.

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on the following dates in the Level 3 Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road.

10 January Mass spectrometry approach to the analysis of DNA polymorphisms and somatic mutations, by Dr Marlin D. Friesen, of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon.
2 February Oligomeric state and function of major facilitator membrane transport proteins, by Professor Dr Bert Poolman, of the University of Groningen.
15 February DNA transport across bacterial membranes: structure-function relationship of the DNA transporter TrwB, by Professor Fernando de la Cruz, of the University of Cantabria.
22 February The strange facets of proton-transport by uncoupling proteins, by Professor Martin Klingenberg, of the University of Munich.

Scott Polar Research Institute. Lectures will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road. Seats will be reserved, on request, for Friends of the Institute.

20 January The return of the kayak, by Gareth Burnell, of Bishop's Stortford College.
3 February Remembering Iniakuk: eight seasons in the Brooks Range, by Kenneth Jessen, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
17 February Reclaiming the land: indigenous experiences in the Russian North, by Gail Fondahl, of the University of Northern British Columbia.
3 March On floating ice: two years on an Artarctic ice-shelf south of 75°S, by Joseph MacDowall, author and expedition leader.

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 (G1, ground floor) from 4 p.m.

19 January The idea of Just War in moral philosophy and Vietnamese war ghost stories, by Dr Hoenik Kwon, of the University of Edinburgh.
26 January Unwritten rules: towards an understanding of the informal order in Russia, by Dr Alena Ledeneva, of University College London.
2 February Snatching assets from the jaws of liability: privatization in Romania, by Dr Katherine Verdery, of the University of Michigan.
9 February Staring at the sun or staring down the clerics: Sufis, scholars, and heretics on Androth Island, South India, by Mr Brian Didier, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
16 February Making kin out of others in Amazonia, by Dr Aparecida Vilaça, of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
23 February Custom in the courtroom, law in the village: new legal forms in Papua New Guinea, by Dr Melissa Demian, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
2 March Intangible wealth and partible persons: the Mebengokre (Kayapó) of Central Brazil, by Dr Vanessa Lea, of the University of Campinas.
9 March Gender and indigenous governance in Siberian Sub-Arctic, by Dr Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, of the Department of Social Anthropology.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 January 2001
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