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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:

Criminology. Dr Letizia Paoli, of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, will give a public lecture in Room G24, Faculty of Law, West Road, on The Italian Mafia: a paradigm for organized crime worldwide? on Thursday, 5 February, at 5.30 p.m.

Divinity. Dan Shaham, Minister for Information at the Israeli Embassy in London, will give an open seminar on Tuesday, 3 February, at 2.30 p.m. on Christian views on Israel: personal reflections of an Israeli diplomat.

The first Jeremie Lecture will be given on Wednesday, 4 February, at 5 p.m. by Professor Arie van der Kooij, of Leiden University, on The Septuagint: the first translation of the Hebrew bible?

Centre for Family Research. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. promptly on Tuesdays, unless otherwise stated, in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane.

4 February Mediating the public/private boundary: emerging practices of domestic Internet use among
(Wednesday) children, by Sonia Livingstone, of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Joint meeting with SPS Media Research Group (4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. in the SPS Seminar Room).
10 February Theories, violence, and families: the 'myths' of sociological analysis, by Linda McKie, of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Glasgow Caledonian University.

History. Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminars are held on Tuesdays in the Senior Parlour, Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College, at 5 p.m.

3 February Cannibals, noble savages, and the construction of the civilized self in early modern travel narratives, by Joan Pau Rubiés, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
17 February 'May God with his grace help me to overcome it': early modern German convent chronicles as ego-documents, by Charlotte Woodford, of Selwyn College.
2 March Renaissance portraiture 'in malo', by Joseph Koerner, of University College London.

Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Seminars will take place on Fridays at 1 p.m. in Room 101, Sir William Hardy Building, Department of Geography, Downing Place.

6 February The 1749 census of the Diocese of Elphin, Ireland, by Dr Marie-Lou Legg, of Birkbeck College, London.
20 February William Rivers' 1908 fieldwork on the depopulation of Simbo Solomon Islands: a forgotten pioneer of historical demography? by Dr Tim Bayliss-Smith, of St John's College and the Department of Geography.
5 March Birth control at the end of the fertility decline in England: oral history evidence from the working and middle classes, by Dr Simon Szreter, of St John's College and the Faculty of History.

Law. The 2004 Baron Ver Heyden de Lancey Lecture on medico-legal studies, entitled Medical issues and the law, will be given by The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, President, Family Division, Royal Courts of Justice, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in Lecture Theatre LG18, Faculty of Law, West Road.

The Squire Law Library Centenary Lecture, entitled The rule of law and a change in constitution, will be given by The Lord Chief Justice Woolf, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in Lecture Theatre LG18, Faculty of Law, West Road.

Physics. Scott Lecture Series 2004. Professor A. J. Leggett, 2003 Nobel Prizewinner for Physics, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give three lectures on the theme Quantum liquids: Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluidity, and superconductivity, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, at 4.30 p.m. on the following dates:

9 February Bose-Einstein condensation and Cooper pairing: what, why, when?
11 February Superfluid amplification and stability
13 February Some current and emerging issues

Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies. All seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Andrew Room, Sidney Sussex College. Tea and coffee will be available from 4.45 p.m.

3 February 'They will call it bliuz': presence and genre in Soviet rock music, by Polly McMichael, of the Department of Slavonic Studies.
17 February Charisma and orthodox fundamentalism: the legion of 'Archangel Michael' in inter-war Romania, by Chris Iordachi, of the Central European University, Budapest.
2 March Apparitions, ghosts, and turning tables: the popular fascination with the occult in late Imperial Russia, by Julia Mannherz, of the Faculty of History.

Social and Developmental Psychology. Research seminars take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the SPS Committee Room, Free School Lane.

3 February Returning surplus: constructing the architecture of intersubjectivity, by Alex Gillespie, of the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology.
17 February Movies, novels, and religious beliefs as symbolic resources in young adult transitions, by Dr Tania Zittoun, of the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology.
2 March A conversation on interviewing, Dr Gerard Duveen, of the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, and Professor Carol Gilligan of New York University.


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Cambridge University Reporter 28 January 2004
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