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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:

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.

29 January Defective vitality: neonatal mortality and still births in early twentieth-century Derbyshire, by Dr Alice Reid, of St John's College.
26 February Female paupers in inner London parishes, c. 1590-1700, by Ms Anisha Dasgupta, of Trinity College; English baptism and marriage customs, 1538-1640: the evidence from parochial registration, by Mr Peter Kitson, of Downing College.
5 March Tracking ancestors and descendants in kinship networks: the distribution of genetic contribution to those alive at the last millennium, by Professor Mike Murphy, of London School of Economics.
12 March Population in medieval thought, by Dr Peter Biller, of the University of York.

Comparative Social and Cultural History. A series of seminars, entitled Cities, will be held at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College.

7 February How to shop in the Renaissance city, by Evelyn Welch, of the University of Sussex.
20 February Urban life and culture in the eighteenth century: the British experience, by Peter Borsay, of the University of Wales, Lampeter.
6 March Talk of the town: origins of an eighteenth-century commonplace, by Lawrence Klein, of Emmanuel College.

Criminology. A seminar, entitled Homicide in Europe, 1200-2000 AD - approaches to understanding secular trends in lethal violence, will be led by Professor Manuel Eisner, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, and the Institute of Criminology, at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January, in Room B.16, Faculty of Law, West Road.

Divinity and Oriental Studies. Old Testament Seminar. The following meetings will be held at 2.30 p.m. in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

24 January Sexual deviance in the Mediterranean: adultery in Deuteronomy and at Gortyn, by Mr Anselm Hagedorn, of Oriel College, University of Oxford.
7 February Love in a multi-racial society: Genesis 34 in the context of Genesis 28-35, by Professor Ellen van Wolde, of the University of Tilburg.

Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations. Holocaust Remembrance 2001. Seminars take place at 2 p.m. in Wesley House, Jesus Lane, on the following dates:

31 January Reconciliation: a modern trend of a hope for the future, by the Revd Canon Andrew White, of Coventry Cathedral.
15 February Negotiating the marketplace: the role of the Holocaust Museum today, by Dr Isabel Wollaston, of the University of Birmingham.

Land Economy. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, unless otherwise stated.

24 January Growth in the GB countries: some empirical results from 1977-93, by Mr Mark Roberts, of the Department of Land Economy.
31 January Clusters and New Labour's regional policy, by Dr Ron Botham, of the University of Glasgow (Regional Studies Association seminar: 5 p.m.).
7 February Mortgage lending process and risk reduction measures in South Africa, by Mr Kofi Karley, of the Department of Land Economy.
14 February Environmental problems from a family perspective - lessons from Japan, by Professor Noboru Hidano, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
21 February Title to be announced, to be given by Dr Louise Brown, of the University of Ulster (Regional Studies Association seminar: 5 p.m.).
28 February Title and speaker to be announced.
7 March Interaction between intellectual property law and developments in agricultural biotechnology, by Dr Margaret Llewlyn, of the University of Sheffield.
14 March Is trade liberalization necessary to improve environmental performance in agriculture?, by Dr Wilfrid Legg, of OCED Paris.

Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Lunch-time talks will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lauterpacht Research Centre, 5 Cranmer Road, unless otherwise stated. A sandwich lunch will be provided, courtesy of Messrs Ashurst Morris Crisp.

26 January Accountability for the use of military force: international law and institutions, by Professor Harold Jacobson, of the University of Michigan, and Ms Charlotte Ku, of the American Society of IL.
2 February Investor-state arbitration under NAFTA Chapter 11, by Mr Barry Appleton and Mr Ian Laird, of Appleton & Associates, Toronto.
7 February Recent developments in the case law of the International Court of Justice, by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, Judge, International Court of Justice (Wednesday).
9 February The legal regulation of imaginary states, by Mr Frank Dawson, of the University of Warwick.
16 February Jurisdiction in respect of international crimes: is there an obligation to try or extradite?, by Mr Christopher Hall, of Amnesty International.
23 February Settling investment and trade disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty, by Mr Adnan Amkhan, of the European Energy Charter Secretariat.
2 March Statelessness and human rights, by Professor Bill Conklin, of the University of Windsor, Canada.
9 March Title to be announced, to be given by Professor Pierre Klein, of the Free University of Brussels.

The Fifth Annual Earl Snyder Lecture, entitled Harmonization of disclosure standards for cross-border share offerings: approaching an 'international passport' to capital markets?, will be given by Professor William Hicks, of the University of Indiana, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March, in the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law.

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, McDonald Institute Courtyard Building, Downing Site.

24 January The life-history of a megalith: survey work at Monte de Ingreja, Portugal, by Cornelius Holtorf, of the Department of Archaeology.
7 February Monumentality and landscape in Western France, by Chris Scarre, of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
21 February Landscape narratization and high mountain frontiers: fieldwork in the central Nepalese Himalayas, by Chris Evans, of the Cambridge Archaeology Unit.
7 March Rice and pottery: understanding the Austronesian dispersal in island South-east Asia, by Victor Paz, of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU). Research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea and coffee will be available from 4 p.m. in the MIASU Office (Room 4).

6 February Magic works: the place of playing cards and curses in North-east Mongolia, by Katherine Swancutt, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit.
20 February Committed to development: views of a Tibetan official in the Chinese administration, by Trinley Namgyal, Director of Tibetan Assistance to Remote Areas.
6 March Premonition and pollution: infants, spirits, and omens in Mongolia, by Rebecca Empson, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit and the Department of Social Anthropology.
13 March 'Winter worms', 'lengths of string', and other views of leaders in Tibet, by Robert Barnett, of the University of Columbia.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor Bruno Kahn, of the University of Paris 7, will deliver the twelfth Kuwait Foundation Lecture, entitled Motovic cohomology, L-adic cohomology, and the Tate conjecture, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 February, in the Wolfson Room (MR2), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road (entrance near the Isaac Newton Institute, on Clarkson Road).


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Cambridge University Reporter, 24 January 2001
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