Events

Upcoming Events

Nissan Seminar: Writing an “International” Cuisine in Japan: Murai Gensai’s 1903 Culinary Novel Kuidōraku

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Eric C. Rath, Toyota Visiting Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan and Professor of the History Department, University of Kansas

African Studies Seminar: 'The politics of things’: digital media, urban space and the materiality of civic engagement

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

‘The politics of things’ refers to the way in which objects and physical spaces remain crucial to political communication in a digital age as well as to the manner in which objects such as clothing and the built environment become politicized in particular contexts.

Speaker(s): 
Wendy Willems (London School of Economics)

Latin American History Seminar: Spanish American Conversations about the Portuguese Empire (16th and 17th centuries)

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Giuseppe Marcocci is Associate Professor in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800), Exeter College. His main research interests lie at the intersection of politics, culture and religion across the early modern Iberian world.

Speaker(s): 
Giuseppe Marcocci, Exeter College

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Past Events

Latin American History Seminar: Roger Brew Memorial Seminar: Conflicto político y Constitución. La crisis de la primera república de Colombia, 1826-1832

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Maria Teresa Calderon, Doctora en Historia de la Universidad de París I-Panthéon Sorbonne. Fundadora y directora del Centro de Estudios en Historia de la Universidad Externado de Colombia. Fue investigadora asociada del Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos –IFEA-.

Speaker(s): 
Maria Teresa Calderón, Universidad Externado, Bogotá

African Studies Seminar: Why is the Horn different

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This talk ascribes the distinctive character of the Horn (taken to encompass Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland) firstly to its topography, and secondly to its place as the region least affected by colonial logics of state formation.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Christopher Clapham

Panel discussion: Gandhi's Inspiration

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This event marks the UK-India Year of Culture, which will be celebrated in the Oxford Town Hall on 24 January with the award-winning Indian play, Yugpurush: Mahatma's Mahatma, on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his mentor, Shrimad Rajchandra. 

Speaker(s): 
Professor Ruth Harris
Shrimati Kajal Sheth
Professor Sir Richard Sorabji
Dr Faisal Devji (Chair)

Acting President's Seminar: What counts as evidence in the Social Sciences?

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 -
17:30 to 18:30
The Haldane Room, Wolfson College

Social scientists study phenomena in which people play a fundamental role: the economy, law, the internet, Brexit, and so on. People can generally do whatever they like, and so their behaviour is not governed by rules in the same way as the phenomena studied by physicists and chemists.

Speaker(s): 
Mark Casson (University of Reading)
Marc Ventresca (Said Business School)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Missionary Christianity in Kerala, contrary to the received notions in social sciences, offered a new language of internal deliberations to Dalits and provided them agency different from their position in the traditional caste society.

Speaker(s): 
Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi)

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