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Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Gender Studies. The following events are scheduled for the Easter Term. Details are available at http://www.gender.cam.ac.uk/.

Gender Skills Theory and Methodology Seminars, will take place on 5 May, 2 June, and 16 June, in Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane, from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

'In Conversation' with Carol Delany, will take place on 19 May from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the Upper Hall, Jesus College.

History. Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminars, on the theme of Gossip and rumour will be held on Tuesdays in the Senior Parlour, Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College, at 5 p.m.

3 May Rumour, race, and the American Revolution, by Betty Wood, of Girton College.
17 May Gossip and taboos in seventeenth-century Paris, by Nick Hammond, of Gonville and Caius College.

History and Economics. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane.

4 May Africa and the birth of the modern world, by Megan Vaughan, of King's College.
18 May The nature of success: narratives of national performance before the welfare state - Sweden circa 1890-1940, by Sverker Sörlin, of the Centre for History and Economics, and Pembroke College.
1 June 'The manuscripts': forgery in the culture and politics of central Europe, by Robert Evans, of the University of Oxford.

History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental Seminars. Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is available from 4.15 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.

28 April Defending the extended mind, by Andy Clark, of the University of Edinburgh.
5 May The conceptual impact of the genomic revolution, by Paul E. Griffiths, of the University of Queensland.
12 May The shared circuits model: how control, mirroring, and simulation can enable imitation and mind reading, by Susan Hurley, of the University of Warwick and All Souls College, Oxford.

Tenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture. Professor Langdon Winner, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, will give a public lecture entitled Technology studies for terrorists: a short course, on 19 May at 4.30 p.m. in The Old Labs, Newnham College.

From Generation to Reproduction. This seminar, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust enhancement award in the history of medicine, will be a forum for discussion of how, since 1500, our world of reproductive practices and controversy was created. Seminars will take place on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.

3 May The mother's part: opening the uterus in Renaissance Italy, by Katharine Park, of Harvard University.
10 May Perfecting people at the Oneida community (1867-79): justifications from animal and plant breeding and theology, by Martin Richards, of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
17 May 'Pop-genes': how gene-talk uproots perception and mobilizes to manage risks, by Barbara Duden, of the University of Hanover.
24 May The chromosomal theory of heredity and the problem of gender equality, by Helga Satzinger, of the Wellcome Trust Centre at University College London.

Psy Studies: History of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Allied Sciences. Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m.

11 May Migration and mental illness: Jewish immigrants in Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, 1880-1920, by Carole Reeves, of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, London.

Psychoanalysis and the Humanities. Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Faculty of English, 9 West Road.

4 May Tyranny of choice: guilt and anxiety in limitless word, by Renate Salecl, of Churchill College.
18 May Strange contracts: Elfriede Jelinek's 'The Piano Teacher', by Vicky Lebeau, of the University of Sussex.

Cabinet of Natural History. Seminars are held on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

2 May Description and persuasion in seventeenth-century entomological illustrations, by Brian Ogilvie, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
16 May 'Islands on the land': alpine naturalizing and evolution in Victorian Scotland, by Diarmid Finnegan, of the University of Edinburgh.
23 May Scientific sheep and anthropomorphic goats: generic norms of amateur natural history in early twentieth-century America, by Charlotte Sleigh, of the University of Kent.
30 May The dawn animal of Canada: J. W. Dawson, W. B. Carpenter, the 'Galway Professors', and the controversy over Eozoon Canadense, by Juliana Adelman, of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m., on Thursdays, in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

5 May Who is speaking? Voice and persona in Greek love songs, by Professor Margaret Alexiou, of Harvard University.
12 May Greece as a postmodern example: Boundary 2 and its special issue on Greek writing (1973), by Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, of St Cross College, Oxford.

Slavonic Studies. On 5 May, Aleksei Yurchak, of the University of California, Berkeley, will give a lecture entitled From necro-realism to neo-academism: aesthetics and the body of the absurd, in the Umney Lecture Theatre, Robinson College, at 5.30 p.m.

Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars will take place on Fridays at 5 p.m., in Seminar Room G2, Department of Social Anthropology, New Museums Site. The Common Room (G1 ground floor) will be available for tea from 4 p.m. onwards.

29 April Wasting bodies: a post-socialist urban pathology, by Dr Catherine Alexander, of Goldsmiths College, London.
6 May Collateral knowledge, by Professor Annelise Riles, of Cornell University.
13 May Shamanic networks in Peruvian Amazonia: new twists to an old tale, by Dr Stephen Hugh-Jones and Dr Françoise Barbira-Freedman, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
20 May The line and the tie: some notes on genealogy and the frontier, by Professor Sarah Franklin, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
27 May Nationalism, globalization, and the possibility of another country in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, by Professor John Gledhill, of the University of Manchester.
3 June Imperial citizenship? Unity, difference, and nationality in post-war French Africa, by Professor Fred Cooper, of New York University.

Zoology. The Michael Perkins Lecture 2005, entitled How does the generation of variation contribute to shaping evolution? will be given by Professor Paul Brakefield, of Leiden University, and will be held in the Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, at 5 p.m. on 4 May.


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Cambridge University Reporter 27 April 2005
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