Byzantine iconography workshop

Saturday 27 November 2021 10:30 - 16:00
Add to Calendar 2021-11-27T10:30:002021-11-27T16:00:00 Byzantine iconography workshopThe Florey Room
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Dr. Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu
Event price
£12
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Dr. Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu
Contact email
elena.ene-v@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Workshop on Byzantine iconography.

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XML talk: Machine learning-driven small molecule screening analysis for myocardial infarction treatment

Thursday 12 March 2020 17:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-12T17:30:002020-03-12T17:30:00 XML talk: Machine learning-driven small molecule screening analysis for myocardial infarction treatmentThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Dr Sophia Malandraki-Miller
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Stephen Suryasentana
Contact email
stephen.suryasentana@eng.ox.ac.uk

Myocardial infarction (MI) results in the loss of millions of cardiomyocytes, and the formation of a non-contractile scar, ultimately leading to heart failure. Despite more than a decade of research on cardiac regeneration, clinical study results using standard stem cell approaches have been disappointing and currently the only cure is heart transplantation. One possible solution is to identify novel small molecules that can activate the resident epicardial cells in the human heart, by promoting Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), and regenerate the infarcted heart. This talk will present the results of the drug screens we have developed using a machine learning-based image analysis protocol, which allows us to automatically calculate the percentage of EMT for each experimental image. Free Pizza will be served after the talk.

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SARC: Poetry of Belonging Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950

Wednesday 11 March 2020 17:00
Add to Calendar 2020-03-11T17:00:002020-03-11T17:00:00 SARC: Poetry of Belonging Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950The Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Ali Khan Mahmudabad (Ashoka University, India); Faisal Devji (Oxford University)
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Maryam Aslany
Contact email
maryam.aslany@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Poetry of Belonging is an exploration of north-Indian Muslim identity at a time when the Indian nation state did not exist. Between 1850 and 1950, when precolonial forms of cultural traditions such as the musha’irah were undergoing deep and intricate transformations, certain Muslim voices imagined, negotiated, and articulated ways of what it meant to be Muslim through new and shifting vocabularies. Using poetry as an archive, the book traces the history of the musha’irah, the formal site of the poetic symposium, as a way of understanding public spaces through the changing economic, social, political, and technological contexts of the time. It seeks to chart changing ideas of watan (homeland) and hubb-e watanī (patriotism) in order to offer new perspectives on how Muslim intellectuals, poets, political leaders, and journalists conceived of their relationship to India while simultaneously expressing attachment to the umma or transnational Muslim community.

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SARC: Hindu–Muslim Relations What Europe Might Learn from India

Thursday 27 February 2020 17:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-27T17:00:002020-02-27T17:00:00 SARC: Hindu–Muslim Relations What Europe Might Learn from IndiaThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Professor Jörg Friedrichs
Cluster
South Asia Research Cluster
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Maryam Aslany
Contact email
maryam.aslany@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

This book reconstructs Hindu–Muslim relations from a European standpoint. Drawing from the Indian context, the author explores options for Western Europe – a region grappling with the refugee crisis and populist reactions to the growth of Muslim minorities. The author shows how India can serve not only as a model but also as a warning for Europe. For example, European liberals may learn not only from the achievements of Indian secularism but also from its crisis. Based on extensive interviews with Indians from diverse backgrounds, from politicians to social activists and from the middle class to slum dwellers, the volume investigates a wide range of perspectives: Hindu and Muslim, religious and secular, moderate and militant. Relevant, engaging and accessible, this book speaks to a broad audience of concerned citizens and policy makers. Scholars of political science, sociology, modern history, cultural studies and South Asian studies will be particularly interested.

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Dreams, Memories, Journeys: The Story of a Tibetan Family

Wednesday 26 February 2020 18:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-26T18:00:002020-02-26T18:00:00 Dreams, Memories, Journeys: The Story of a Tibetan FamilyThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Ann Tashi Slater
Cluster
Tibetan Himalayan Studies Centre
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
No
Contact name
Daniel Wojahn
Contact email
daniel.wojahn@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Ann Tashi Slater’s research and writing on her Tibetan family history investigate identity and cultural legacy, dialogue across generations and borders, and the responsibility of individual and collective memory. Slater will read from her work and discuss her family history from 1920s Tibet to twenty-first-century Darjeeling—including the friendship between her great-grandfather, S.W. Laden-La, and the Thirteenth Dalai Lama—offering a unique look at Tibetan social and political life in Darjeeling and Lhasa, as well as vanishing traditions.

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SARC: Chronic Illness in a Pakistani Labour Diaspora

Friday 14 February 2020 16:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-14T16:00:002020-02-14T16:00:00 SARC: Chronic Illness in a Pakistani Labour DiasporaThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Kaveri Qureshi
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Maryam Aslany
Contact email
maryam.aslany@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
Chronic Illness in a Pakistani Labour Diaspora documents the epidemic of chronic illness that afflicts Pakistanis in Britain. Drawing on fieldwork carried out over a decade, it shows how the structures of race and class into which postwar immigrants were incorporated upon their arrival in Britain left a legacy of untimely and unjust chronic illness that has persisted and become even more entrenched over time and generations. It examines how Pakistani people have made sense of this epidemic and how it has affected families, households and livelihoods. It looks at the moral imagination chronic ill health inspires about responsibilities towards others, safety nets and care. Finally, in this context where carers so often also suffer ill health, the book examines the ethics of patience and waiting for divine intervention. Dr Kaveri Qureshi is a lecturer in Global Health Equity at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
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Lunch Table and After Lunch Talk by Dr Ruiliang (Ray) Liu

Friday 6 March 2020 12:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-06T12:30:002020-03-06T12:30:00 Lunch Table and After Lunch Talk by Dr Ruiliang (Ray) LiuThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Dr Ruiliang (Ray) Liu
Cluster
Ancient World Cluster
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Contact email
diana.rodriguezperez@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Dr Ruiliang (Ray) Liu (University of Oxford) entitled New Chronology of Buddhist Monuments along the Silk Road: Applying Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Modelling to Western Chinese Cave Temples. Coffee and cakes will be served.
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Lunch Table and After Lunch Talk by Prof Kutalamis Görkay

Monday 3 February 2020 12:30
Add to Calendar 2020-02-03T12:30:002020-02-03T12:30:00 Lunch Table and After Lunch Talk by Prof Kutalamis GörkayThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Professor Kutalamis Görkay
Cluster
Ancient World Cluster
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Diana Rodríguez Pérez
Contact email
diana.rodriguezperez@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Prof Kutalamis Görkay (Ankara University) entitled Zeugma on the Euphrates: Recent Works. Coffee and cakes will be served.
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SARC Talks About Books: The Indian Economy

Wednesday 27 November 2019 17:00
Add to Calendar 2019-11-27T17:00:002019-11-27T17:00:00 SARC Talks About Books: The Indian EconomyThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Matthew McCartney
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Maryam Aslany
Contact email
maryam.aslany@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
The book uses case studies of poverty and inequality, of education, health, work, and gender issues to outline the human story behind the economic figures and performance indicators. The factors that have made India unique, such as its internal geography and languages, the significance of the service sector, and the "democratic paradox of public service delivery" are explored in detail. India's demographic dividend of a young population is one factor indicating a bright economic future, although its traditions and political structures remain the focus of intense debate.
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The Burning Question in Forensic Science: Can we mask signs of decomposition by burning the body

Friday 22 November 2019 20:00
Add to Calendar 2019-11-22T20:00:002019-11-22T20:00:00 The Burning Question in Forensic Science: Can we mask signs of decomposition by burning the bodyThe Florey Room
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Florey Room
Speakers
Emese Végh
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
No
Contact name
Imre Bangha
Contact email
imre.bangha@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Ms Emese Végh is a DPhil candidate in Archaeological Science at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford. Join us for her talk, titled ‘The Burning Question in Forensic Science: Can we mask signs of decomposition by burning the body?’