Wolfson College is honoured to host the Oxford Symposium in Sillicon Solar Cell Technology on 15 and 16 April.
THSC Upcoming Events
Here are our upcoming events.
Treasure Seminar, Trinity Term, 2019 Cathy Cantwell Tuesday 30th April, Wolfson College Seminar Room 3, 5.pm - 7pm, followed by dinner at Wolfson Title: The Phurpa Consecrations Practice (byin rlab
Treasure Seminar, Trinity Term, 2019 Robert Mayer Tuesday 7th May, Wolfson College Seminar Room 3, 5.pm - 7pm, followed by dinner at Wolfson Title: Some early tantric rituals for recovering hidden
Anna Sehnalova Tuesday 21st May Seminar Room 3, 5.pm - 7pm, followed by dinner at Wolfson Title: Mountain Deities and Their Treasures: Possible Indigenous Origins of the Tibetan gTer ma tradition
25th June: Workshop on "Language and Gesture in Tibet and the Himalayas". Conveners: Dr Theresia Hofer, Professor Elisabeth Hsu.
This workshop is a cross-disciplinary exploration of the relationships between gesture and language, and the role of signifying embodied movements more broadly, in culturally Tibetan and related linguistic areas of the Himalayas.
Presenters will explore two main topics. One is how Tibetan repertoires of gesturing, speaking and signing are related to patterns of visual and bodily communication in everyday life and other domains. The other is the use of gesture, in its own right, in the everyday, and how it relates to other forms and functions of speech and text, in markets, in dance, Buddhist debate and ritual in the region of the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas. How do such forms of expressions create social relations, distinct ways of being and forms of knowledge? How do they relate to written and/or visual historical records? Spanning these topics is an exploration of the various affordances of the visual-gestural modality for communicative purposes, and how they are modified to accommodate diverse sets of meanings and recreate asymmetrical relations, as our aim is not to lose sight of the wider social processes and political history of the region.
The workshop comprises three parts, each with two presentations and discussion; and the keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Mara Green, Barnard College, NYC, on the shared linguistic resources between deaf and hearing people in Nepal. The forum will open up to a wider audience through the public screening of the ethnographic film “Ishaare”, by Dr. Annelies Kusters, Hariot-Watt University, on gesture and communication between familiar and unfamiliar deaf, deaf-blind and hearing vendors and customers in Mumbai markets, at 18:30 in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
To register for the workshop please send an email with your name and affiliation either to: Theresia Hofer email@example.com or Prof. Elisabeth Hsu firstname.lastname@example.org (registration for the screening is not necessary)
This year's Aris Lecture will be delivered by Dr Diana Lange (Humboldt University of Berlin), on Thursday December 5th. Further details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
12 April 2019Wolfson College hosts Symposium in Silicon Solar Cell Technology8 April 2019Wolfson College to host eBike Summit 2019
On Wednesday 10 April, the College will host the first Oxford eBike Summit.8 April 2019Shapes and Adventures: Paintings by Tom Cross
Tom Cross' exhibition "Shapes and Adventures" opens to public Monday 15 April.
Lectures and Seminars27 - 28Apr AprThe Korrigan Consort Presents: Hunger & Judith TriumphsSaturday 27 April - 7:30pm to Sunday 28 April - 9:30pm
The Korrigan Consort is thrilled to present a spring double-bill, featuring Joanna Ward’s Hunger and Antonio Vivaldi’s Judith Triumphs.
Two tales, two women, two troubled souls. One, an artist struggling to form her identity as a creative, a woman, and a mother. One, a noblewoman with the weight of a nation on her shoulders, rebelling against the expectation of women to sacrifice. Both struggle under the thumb of patriarchs and patriarchy, with stories reaching across time.Lectures and Seminars30 - 30Apr AprImagining MadnessTuesday 30 April - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
How has madness been perceived and represented by composers, biographers, medical professionals, and people who have experienced it first-hand? How should we conceptualise madness as scholars? This interdisciplinary colloquium features various speakers, and aims to give researchers who are interested in this subject an opportunity to meet one another, hear about each other’s work, and to discuss the challenges of writing about experiences and perceptions of madness and mental illness.Lectures and Seminars30 - 30Apr AprAsian Treasure Traditions SeminarTuesday 30 April - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Treasure Seminar, Trinity Term, 2019 Cathy Cantwell Tuesday 30th April, Wolfson College Seminar Room 3, 5.pm - 7pm, followed by dinner at Wolfson Title: The Phurpa Consecrations Practice (byin rlabs phur pa'i sgrub pa) texts from the Eightfold Buddha Word, Embodying the Sugatas (bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa), revealed by Nyang ral Nyi ma ’od zer (1124-1192), and their connections with the Transmitted Textual Traditions