Wednesday 26 January 2011
Vol cxli No 15
A lecture from the Holocaust Memorial Day Programme, entitled From hope to home: two journeys, will take place on 8 February, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Michaelhouse Café, Trinity Street. University of Cambridge students, Mohammad Razai and Faeeim Nori, reflect on their lives since arriving in the UK as refugees. All staff are welcome. Further information is available at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/equality/events/.
The Madingley Lecture will be held on 19 February at 3 p.m. at the Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, and is entitled Armageddon and faith: a survivor’s meditation on the Blitz, by Dr Francis Warner, Honorary Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Admission is free but places must be reserved in advance. The lecture will be followed by a piano recital at 5.30 p.m. by David Goode, former Organ Scholar at King’s, and Head of Keyboard at Eton College. To apply, please visit http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/madingleylectures/ or call 01223 746212.
The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Archaeology. The Heritage Research Group Seminars take place in the McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street, on Thursdays from 1 to 2.30 p.m. Further information is available at http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/heritage/chs.html.
27 JanuaryDangerous spaces and terrible places: remaking Vukovar’s heritagescape, by Britt Baillie, Research Associate, Department of Architecture
3 FebruaryThe local and the universal: community involvement in the management of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site, by Dominic Walker, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Archaeology
10 FebruaryA landscape architect’s perspective: acknowledging the past today with the examples of archaeological landscapes from West Turkey, by Saruhan Mosler, Lecturer, Writtle School of Design
17 FebruaryA landscape of memory: commemorating disaster and hardship, by Sam Walls, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter
24 FebruaryThe ancestral present: managing a sacred islet using scientific and indigenous knowledge in Torres Strait, by Ian McNiven, Associate Professor, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University
3 MarchMemory at war: heritage sites and memory conflicts in Eastern Europe, by Uilleam Blacker, Research Associate, Department of Slavonic Studies
10 MarchCivic identity, memory, and the urban landscape in Portsmouth since the Blitz, by Brigid Ward, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History
17 MarchIdentifying intangibles: safeguarding our built cultural heritage, by Tatiana Vakhitova, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Engineering
Criminology. Dr William Watson, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, will give a public seminar entitled Psychopathy and socio-legal studies: disorder of language and language of disorder, at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in Seminar Room B3 at the Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue.
History and Economics. The 2010–11 History and Economics Seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane.
1 FebruaryThe twentieth century as the age of internationalism, by Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney
1 MarchEast-west dialogues: world economic history congresses and the legacies of the Cold War, by Maxine Berg, University of Warwick
History and Philosophy of Science. Generation to reproduction. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m. These seminars are funded by the Wellcome Trust strategic award in the history of medicine (http://www.reproduction.group.cam.ac.uk/).
1 FebruaryRace and population: fertility theories and the status of demography, 1920s–1960s, by Sandrine Bertaux, Marmara University, Istanbul
1 MarchSarah Stone, William Cadogan, and Enlightenment motherhood, by Mary Fissell, Johns Hopkins University
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies. Lent Seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 4.30 p.m. in the Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane. All welcome.
1 FebruaryEnvironment, incentives, and herders in Mongolia, by P. B. Anand, University of Bradford
15 FebruarySkilled natives, unskilled coolies: marmot hunting and the Manchurian Pneumonic Plague, by Christos Lynteris, St Andrews University
1 March‘A geographical excuse’ and the Lhasa-Kalimpong trade route, by Tina Harris, University of Amsterdam
Russian and East European Studies. The CamCREES Seminar Programme seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Latimer Room, Clare College. Tea and coffee are available from 4.45 p.m.
8 FebruaryReconsidering the ‘third Rome’: the origin of Russian Messianism in the work of Nikolai Berdiaev, by Ana Siljak, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1 MarchMolotov’s magic lantern: a journey in Russian history, by Rachel Polonsky, University of Cambridge
15 MarchThe performing arts in revolutionary Russia, by Paul de Quenoy, American University of Beirut
Social Anthropology. Senior Research Seminars will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m., in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. Please contact 01223 334599 for further information.
28 JanuaryGraves, ruins, and belonging: towards an anthropology of proximity, by Dr Joost Fontein, University of Edinburgh
4 FebruaryLegal imaginaries: recognizing indigenous law in Colombia, by Dr Sandra Brunnegger, University of Cambridge
11 FebruaryCamps, humanitarian government, and the idea of humanity, by Professor Michel Agier, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
18 FebruaryGhosts, commensality, and scuba diving: tracing kinship and sociality in clinical pathology labs and blood banks in Penang, by Professor Janet Carsten, University of Edinburgh
25 FebruaryLocating Kurchatov: the reconstruction of a Cold War knowledge community, by Professor Catherine Alexander, Goldsmiths College, London
4 MarchMoralizing magic? A brief history of football in Bushbuckridge, South Africa, by Dr Isak Niehaus, Brunel University
11 MarchTowards an ethnographic approach to democracy, by Dr Mukulika Banerjee, London School of Economics and Political Science