Past Events

Workshop with Dr Tomasz Rakowski, University of Warsaw: Collaborative and Experimental Ethnography: Uncovering alternative social histories through fieldwork

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
12:00 to 17:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize students with novel methodological approaches in ethnography, and present candidates with examples of and the advantages of ways of making fieldwork a collaborative experience for all participants.

Dr Tomasz Rakowski (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw)

Nissan Seminar: Mind control, coercion, or blind faith? Auto-biographical narratives of former Aum Shinrikyō members and the ‘Japanese psyche

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Dr Rin Ushiyama, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

Anthropology Departmental Seminar: A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
15:15 to 16:15
Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

Abstract: This paper studies petitions that have been efficacious in their appeals to capture or kill big cats in Himalayan India. In the context of a political culture that experiences inordinately high levels of petitioning, this work asks what makes for a successful petition?

Nayanika Mathur

Book Launch: Time, Science and the Critique of Technological Reason. Essays in Honour of Hermínio Martins

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences.

Mobile citizens, portable rights: Social and political inclusion of internal migrants

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
09:30 to 12:30
Seminar Room 2, Wolfson College

A growing number of people migrate from their localities of origin in search of employment, education and other opportunities. Yet, our understandings of rights and representation remain structured by sedentary notions of citizenship.

Priyanka Jain (Ajeevika)
Ravi Raman (Kerala State Planning Board)
Harsh Mander (Centre for Equity Studies)

Latin American History Seminar: A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism.

Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico

Film screening: Nasser's Republic, The making of Modern Egypt (Middle East Centre Seminar)

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

Basic stats:

“Nasser’s Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt”, 82 minutes, © 2016
Producer/director: Michal Goldman; English and Arabic with English subtitles.
This film was made possible primarily by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Michal Goldman (Director)

Lawyers and the Politics of Activism in the Xi Jinping Era

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

After a decade of expanding lawyer activism in China, the large-scale “709 Crackdown” beginning in July 2015 has had a deep chilling effect on the fight by criminal defense and human rights lawyers for basic legal freedoms.

Sida Liu & Terence C. Halliday