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Faculty Seminars this week

Monday 16th January

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Seminar 2016/2017

Seminar series and Postagraduate Workshops

2.30pm Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College

Postgraduate Workshop: How to get a job

Presenters: Nathan Eubank (Keble), John Screnock (Wolfson), and Katherine Southwood (St. John's)

 

Monday 16th January

Oxford-Jerusalem Programme in the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

5-6.30pm      Seminar Room 1, Gibson Building

The Conversion to Judaism of the Idumaeans

Prof Martin Goodman

 

Friday 20th January

New Testament Seminar

2.30pm Pusey Room, Keble College

Vivas and Research Proposals: How to Prepare

Dr John Miles

Of special interest this week

Tuesday 24th January

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

2.30-4pm OCHJS, Clarendon Institute

Rewriting Redemption: interpretative poetics in The Apostrophe to Zion (11Q5, column 20)

Prof Hindy Najman (Oriel)

 

 

Thursday 26th January

Theologian’s Dinner

7.15pm Hood Room, Pusey House (St Cross entrance)

“Heresy and exclusion: some lessons from the early history of doctrine”

Professor Johannes Zachhuber

Please bring £2 for the dinner and complete the sign-up form here

 

 

Faculty Graduate Seminars and Conferences this week

Monday 23rd January

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Seminar

2.30pm Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College

Of Camels, Bedouins and Problems in Hebrew Lexicons

Jan Joosten (Christ Church), James Aitken

 

Monday 23rd January

Modern Theology Research Seminar

4pm-5.30pm Faculty Board Room

The Concept of Sophia in S. Bulgakov’s Works: Philosophy, Theology or Mythology?

Tikhon Vasilyev (Wolfson College, Oxford)

 

Monday 23rd January

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

5pm The Danson Room, Trinity College

Disraeli and the Bible: Deuteronomic Themes in Alroy (1833)

Dr Megan Kearney

www.crhb.org

 

Tuesday 24th January

Patristic Exegesis of Prophecy and Prophetic Literature

4pm-5.30pm Room 2, Christ Church

Origen’s Commentary on John

Claire Hall

 

Thursday 26th January

Church History Workshop

11am Board Room, Gibson Building

Presentations by Masters Students

 

Friday 27th January

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar in The Study of Religions

2.3.30pm Lady Margaret Hall, Talbot Hall

On Belief and Unbelief between Buddhism and Islam

Dr Rafal Stepien

 

Friday 27th January

New Testament Seminar

2.30pm Pusey Room, Keble College

The Creative Use of Messianic Psalms in the New Testament

Prof Larry Hurtado

 

Of Special Interest This Week

Monday 30th January

The Council of Christians & Jews on Oxford

7.30pm Worcester College, Linbury Room, Walton Street, OX1 2HB

“Seeing” and “Hearing” the Psalms: The Jewish and Christian Reception of Psalm 137

Prof Susan Gillingham

 

Faculty Graduate Seminars and Conferences this week

Monday 30th January

Modern Doctrine Reading Group

4pm-5.30pm

Friedrich Schleiermacher: “Second Speech” in On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers (1799), trans Richard Crouter, (Cambridge: CUP, 1996)

The plan is to read important philosophers and theologians chronologically starting with the 18th/19th century.

 

Monday 30th January

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Seminar

2.30pm Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College

Tip of the Iceberg: Biblical Medicine in Context

Hindy Najman (Oriel), Mark Geller (UCL)

 

Monday 30th January

Conversion in the Abrahamic Religions

5-6.30pm Seminar Room 1, Gibson Building, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Oxford-Jerusalem Programme in the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

"Conversion in the Abrahamic Religions"

Complexities of Jewsih conversion in medieval Latin Christendom

Prof Anna Sapir Abulafia (LMH)

 

Thursday 2nd February

Music and Theology Seminar

5-6.30pm Lecture Room 1, Christ Church

C.S. Lewis and Music

Professor Dimitri Conomos

 

Friday 3rd February

New Testament Seminar

2.30pm Pusey Room, Keble College

The Three Minute Thesis Workshop

TBC

 

Grants

OXFORD-JERUSALEM PROGRAMME IN THE STUDY OF THE ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS 2016-2017 (generously funded by The Polonsky Foundation).

Applications are sought from Graduate Students in any Humanities subject relating to the study of one or more of the Abrahamic religions at the University of Oxford wishing to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in connection with their research for any length of time between 1 May and 30 September 2017.

Applications must include a clear statement of the potential benefits to their research from use of resources in Jerusalem and consultation with Faculty Members at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as an estimate of expenditure on travel and accommodation.  All applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor.   Applications and references should be sent by email attachment to Professor Anna Sapir Abulafia ( anna.sapirabulafia@theology.ox.ac.uk ) by 19 February 2017.

Coming Soon

Monday 13th February

Bampton Lectures 2017

A Phenomenology of the Devout Life

5pm University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Monday 13th Feb: Towards a phenomenology of the devout life

Tuesday 14th Feb: The aspiring self

Wednesday 15th Feb: The relational self

Thursday 16th Feb: The whole self

Professor George Pattinson (1640 Chair of Divinity, University of Glasgow)

 

Of Special Interest This Week

Monday 6th February

Oxford-Jerusalem Programme in the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

Conversion in the Abrahamic Religions

5-6.30pm Seminar Room 1, Gibson Building, ROQ

Marranos and Moriscos in the Iberian World

Prof David Abulafia (Caius, Cambridge)

 

Wednesday 8th February

Book at Lunchtime – The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard

12.30pm Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road

Professor Sondra Hausner

Taking part in the discussion: Bridget Anderson (Professor of Migration and Citizenship, University of Oxford); Diane Watt (Professor of Medieval Literature, University of Surrey); Morgan Clarke (University Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford); Chair: Antonia Fitzpatrick (Departmental Lecturer in History, University of Oxford)

Free and all welcome. Lunch will be available from 12.30, with discussion from 1-2pm. Booking is essential here

 

Thursday 9th February

Debating Religion: Key Scholars in discussion on the Study of Religions

4-5pm Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The Role of Theology in Religious Studies

Prof Johannes Zachhuber

 

Friday 10th February

New Testament Seminar

2.30pm PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ROOM VENUE: The Gibbs Room, Keble College

Picturing the Scriptures with Iranaeus, or, Meeting God in the Library

Dr Jane Heath (University of Durham)

 

Faculty Graduate Seminars and Conferences This Week

Monday 6th February

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Seminar

This seminar has been cancelled due to the funeral of the former seminar member Helen Kraus, which is taking place on the same day (at St Anne’s, Kew Garden at 1.30pm

 

Monday 6th February

Modern Theology Research Seminar

4-5.30pm Board Room, Gibson Building

“The Devil in the Details”: The Diabolism of Positivism (and the Christianity of Satanism) in Barbey D’Aurevilly’s Les Diaboliques

Tara Isabella Burton (Trinity College, Oxford)

 

Monday 6th February

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

5pm the Danson Room, Trinity College

The Middle English Life of Job: Bible Translation, Poem or Play?

Dr Cathy Hume (University of Bristol)

 

Thursday 9th February

Music and Theology Seminar

5-6.30pm Lecture Room 1, Christ Church

Explorations in Sacred Jazz – Liturgy on the Jazz stage

Uwe Steinmetz

 

Friday 10th February

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar in the Study of Religions

2-3.30pm Lady Margaret Hall, Talbot Hall

Neither Copts nor Muslims? Encounters in Seventh-Century Egypt

Dr Phil Booth

 

 

External Events That May Interest You

Sunday 5th February

Sunday Choral Evensong

5.45pm Jesus College Chapel

Belief in Jesus: Son of God, Son of Man

Reverend Shannon Preston

 

Monday 6th February

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies

“Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism: The Dialects of Inclusion (1780-1950)”

11.15am Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College

The Great War and the origins of Twentieth Century American Jewish Liberal Humanitarianism

Jaclyn Granick (University of Oxford)

 

Monday 6th February

Imagining Human Dignity: Christian Art & Physical Beauty

2-3.30pm Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford

Rev. Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo at Florence)

For more info: lascasasinstitute.org

 

Monday 6th February

Bodleian Master Classes in Palaeography & Manuscript Studies

2.15pm Horton Room, Weston Library (Level1)

“Good Mr Wagstaffe”: a project team presentation showcasing new electronic student editions of early modern letters in the Bodleian

Chris Fletcher (Bodleian Libraries)

 

Monday 6th February

In-Migration: Cultural and Theological Dialogues on the 21st Century Movements of Peoples

Bible and Art in Migration

5pm-6pm Regent’s Park College

Casey Strine (Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern History and Literature, University of Sheffield)

 

Monday 6th February

The David Patterson Lectures

7.15pm Catherine Lewis Lecture Room, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Jews, Roma (Gypsies) and the Holocaust: separate suffering, shared memories

Professor Ari Joskowicz (Vanderbilt University)

 

Tuesday 7th February

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

2.30-4pm Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Torah and Paideia in 4 Maccabees

Professor Tessa Rajak (Somerville)

 

Tuesday 7th February

Patristic Exegesis of Prophecy and Prophetic Literature

4-5.30pm Room 2, Christ Church

Gregory of Nyssa on Eschatology

Dr Julia Konstantinovsky (Oxford)

 

Tuesday 7th February

Oxford Meditative Groups

5-6pm Habakkuk Room, Jesus College

Sufi Meditation Bridging Spiritual Cultures

 

Tuesday 7th February

Medieval Church and Culture: The Senses

5pm Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

The Sense of Taste

Ed Wareham (Jesus)

 

Tuesday 7th February

New Perspectives on the Psalms: A series of Public Lectures

6.15pm Ursell Room, Pusey House, St Giles, Oxford

The Jerusalem Temple Song in the Cantillation of Psalms 136 and 137

David Mitchell (Pro-Cathedral, Brussels)

 

Tuesday 7th February

The End of Religious Freedom and the Return of Religious Influence

6.30-8pm Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

John Milbank

For more info: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2017/02/20170207t1830vHKT/The-End-of-Religious-Freedom-and-the-Return-of-Religious-Influence

 

Wednesday 8th February

Scriptural Reasoning

1-2pm Harold Wilson Room, Jesus College

Cain and Abel Genesis 4:1-16; Matthew 23:29-39; The Table Spread/ The Feast 5:27-32

www.scripturalreasoning.org

 

Wednesday 8th February

Biblical Hebrew Reading Group

1-2pm Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute

2 Kings 18

Mr Marten Krijgsman

RSVP by email if you wish to attend (john.screnock@orinst.ox.ac.uk) and inform any particular dietary requirements

For more info: www.ochjs.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 8th February

Oxford Monastic Colloquia

What is “Monastic”

3-4pm Seminar Room 2, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Creative Monasticism: An Ontological Proposition

Fr Dr Romilo Knezevic

 

Wednesday 8th February

The Recollections Series

4-5.30pm Pusey House

Anselm’s conception of God

Dr Ian Logan (Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, Blackfriars Hall)

 

Wednesday 8th February

Contemporary Constructive Theologies Reading Group

(Embodiment, Intersectional, Womanist, Mujerista/Latina, Feminist, Queer)

5pm Exeter College, Room TBC

Directly following GTS Café

Readings are provided and no previous experience in this area is required. If interested or for any other questions email Naomi (naomi.richman@theology.ox.ac.uk) or Tyler (tyler.tully@exeter.ox.ac.uk)

 

Wednesday 8th February

Weekly Study Group on the Bhagavad Gita

5-6pm Oxford Hindu Centre

Comparing the commentaries of Sri Aurobindo and Acarya Ramanuja on the Bhagavad Gita. The first represents the thoughts of one of the greatest modern Indian minds on this seminal text, while the latter represents one of the most important traditional interpretations.

 

Wednesday 8th February

Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict (Public Seminar Series)

5pm Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB

The Struggle for Syria

Ziad Majed (Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs, American University of Paris, France)

 

Wednesday 8th February

Herod’s Killing of Children

7-8pm New College Chapel

A rare performance of the first of the Digby’s plays, the only extant medieval English religious play to feature female performers. Directed by Professor Elizabeth Dutton of the University of Fribourg as part of the Medieval Convent Drama Project. Tickets are free and unreserved.

 

Thursday 9th February

Church History Workshop

11am Board Room, Gibson Building

“Radical Reactionary or Reforming Conservative? Thomas Gascoigne, a mid Fifteenth-Century Chancellor of Oxford

Simon Berry

 

Thursday 9th February

Rahner Reading Seminar

11.15-12.30 Campion Hall

Please contact james.hanvey@campion.ox.ac.uk or Gerard.ryan@campion.ox.ac.uk

 

Thursday 9th February

Readings in Phenomenology

12-1pm Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Dr Jessica Frazier, Lucian Wong

 

Thursday 9th February

Traditions in Motion: The Circulation of Texts, 1100-1900 Seminars

2.15pm Quarrell Room, Exeter College

The First Arabic Translations of Enlightenment Literature: Syrians, Greeks and Franks in Damietta, 1808-1818

Peter Hill (Christ Church College, Oxford)

 

Thursday 9th February

Aquinas Seminar on agency in Human Beings and Other Animals

4.30pm Blackfriars

Acting Willingly and Acting Freely

Dr Peter Hunter

Further info: Richard.conrad@bfriars.ox.ac.uk

 

Thursday 9th February

Moving, Teaching, Inspiring

5.30pm St Luke’s Chapel, ROQ, Woodstock Road

History, Vision, Ambition – discussion on the history, current vision and future ambition of the speaker’s respective organisations

Dame Helen Ghosh (Director-General – National Trust), Professor Karen O’Brien (Head of Humanities Division)

Open to Oxford University and National Trust Staff only

 

Thursday 9th February

The Council of Christians & Jews in Oxford

7.30pm The Aula, Blafriars Hall, St Giles

Job through the eyes of William Blake

Martin Beek (practising artist who frequently exhibits his work and also talks on Art History with a particular interest in Biblical subjects and interpretation in Art both ancient and modern)

 

Friday 10th February

Buddhist Philosophy Course

2-3pm Radcliffe Humanities Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Woodstock Road

Selfhood & Personhood (draws on the Buddha’s arguments for the ultimate non-existence of a substantial self to explicate the conventional operation of personal action)

Rafal K Stepien

 

Friday 10th February

The Seminar in History of the Book

2.15pm Weston Library, Visiting Scholars’ Centre (Level2)

The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective

Dr Jeremiah Dittmar (Department of Economics, LSE)

 

Saturday 11th February

The 1892 Eucharistic Liturgy of the Italian National Church

10.30am – 4.30pm Church House, London

Revd Professor Peter McGrail

The 1892 Eucharistic Liturgy of the Italian National Church: Old Catholics, liturgical revision and anglican church politics.

As well as the opportunity to hear our Keynote speaker, proposals for papers are invited from postgraduates students working on liturgical topics or in fields that overlap with liturgical studies. Papers should be about 20 minutes in length, to be followed by up to 10 minutes of questions and discussions.

Please send proposals for papers to: papers@studyliturgy.org.uk by 8th January 2017.

Presenters will be notified as soon as possible thereafter about the shape of the final programme.

To register: www.studyliturgy.org.uk

send registration form to : Harvey Howlett secretary@studyliturgy.org.uk or

The Secretary, SLS, 88 Gainsborough Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5NX

by 8th January.

For more info contact Kathryn Naylor knaylor@mirfield.org.uk

 

Grants and Funding

OXFORD-JERUSALEM PROGRAMME IN THE STUDY OF THE ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS 2016-2017 (generously funded by The Polonsky Foundation).

Applications are sought from Graduate Students in any Humanities subject relating to the study of one or more of the Abrahamic religions at the University of Oxford wishing to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in connection with their research for any length of time between 1 May and 30 September 2017.

Applications must include a clear statement of the potential benefits to their research from use of resources in Jerusalem and consultation with Faculty Members at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as an estimate of expenditure on travel and accommodation.  All applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor.   Applications and references should be sent by email attachment to Professor Anna Sapir Abulafia ( anna.sapirabulafia@theology.ox.ac.uk ) by 19 February 2017.

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International Field Research Grants in the UAE

Submission deadline: 1st March 2017

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professionals fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation’s research priority areas:

Education; Public Health (social dimensions); Urban & Community Development; Arts & Culture.

Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation has a limited number of intern ships annually available for students in undergraduate and master’s programs.

Specific enquiries can be sent to info@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae

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Upcoming bursary applications funded by several of the University’s Alumni Groups:

•         The Dorset group is offering a travel bursary of £350 to a Dorset based undergraduate in connection with a summer vacation project.

•         The Hertfordshire group is  offering one or more bursaries of up to £300 to a Hertfordshire based student to provide part funding for projects involving travel, either overseas or in the UK.

•         The East Kent branch is making several grants of up to £750 to deserving students from East Kent to assist in summer activities relevant to their degree courses.

•         The East Sussex branch is offering bursaries to students of East Sussex, Brighton or Hove, of up to £300 to support a summer work-related internship.

•         The Cornwall branch offers several awards of up to £500 to students with strong connections to Cornwall, as well as an award open to all students of up to £500 to undertake a project within Cornwall.

Further information including application procedures and deadlines can be found on the University Alumni website (https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/student-awards)

 

Opportunities

The coordinator of OxNet North West Theology, in partnership with Pembroke College and the University of Manchester is seeking four tutors/ researchers/ advanced graduate students to lead one of an exciting series of seminars for Y12 students (16-17 year olds). The theme of the series is “Holy War”. If you would like to contribute or are keen to find out more contact Mary Marshall (mary.marshall@theology.ox.ac.uk), Stevie Watson (stephanie.watson@asfc.ac.uk) or Dr Peter Claus (peter.claus@pmb.ox.ac.uk)

Week #

Theology Seminar

Date (UoM, University Place, 18:00-20:00)

Tutor

1

God, War & Religion

14-Feb

 

2

WWI

28-Feb

Canon Professor Michael Snape (Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies, Durham University)

3

Holocaust

07-Mar

 

4

Liberation Theology

14-Mar

 

5

Zionism

21-Mar

 

6

Jihad

28-Mar

Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Professor, Lancaster University)

Seminars run from 6-8pm and students prepare for them by reading from the course reader. The seminars can either follow the set readings very closely or use them as a stimulus to discuss wider.

Seeking leaders for 4 weeks, in particular, for our first session on Tuesday 14th February.

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The Empire of Faith project (University of Oxford/British Museum) in partnership with TORCH, invites applications for Talking Religion.

Talking Religion is a new research group, running in Trinity and Michaelmas of 2017 that will look at the importance of material culture for the study of religion. Talking Religion will combine a series of interdisciplinary workshops, hands-on experience at both the Ashmolean and the British Museum, and the opportunity to present findings in both academic and public contexts. The research group is organised to coincide with the forthcoming Empires of Faith exhibition on Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Hindu art of the first millennium AD in the Ashmolean running from October 2017 to February 2018. Talking Religion aims to encourage collaborative work by students from across a range of departments, and to foster long-term relationships between students and the Ashmolean. This is the first time that the University of Oxford, the Ashmolean and the British Museum have been brought together to run a programme aimed at students. Talking Religion is organised and conducted by the Empires of Faithresearch project (https://empiresoffaith.com) and has been made possible thanks to the AHRC-TORCH graduate fund (http://torch.ox.ac.uk/graduatefund ).

Applicants should be in the first or second years of the D.Phil., and be able to demonstrate a strong interest in aspects of religion and material culture (please note that it is not necessary for applicants to be specialists in this area). We welcome applications from those working on any periods and places, who are keen to work on these topics, and interested in collaborating. Applications are particularly welcome from the faculties and schools of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Oriental Studies and Theology.

For further details on the workshops, and on involvement in the Ashmolean exhibition, see the attached document. Applicants should note that attendance of all four workshops in Trinity Term, as well as a further workshop in October, and any gallery tours will be compulsory, and they should therefore have the permission of their supervisors to take on this additional work. Exact dates will be circulated before the start of Talking Religion.

Application process

All application material should be sent to talkingreligioneof@gmail.com. This should include confirmation of their supervisor’s permission to participate (proof not necessary), academic CV, and a covering letter of no more than a page including details of their research interests, provisional thesis title, and any information that they believe to be relevant for their participation in the programme.

The deadline for expressing interest is February 22nd (Wednesday of 6th Week). Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to a meeting with the organisers on March 3rd (Friday of 7th Week), and will be notified whether their application has been successful before the Easter vacation.

For queries and questions, please email Philippa Adrych, Dominic Dalglish, and Stefanie Lenk at: talkingreligioneof@gmail.com

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Graduate Assistant Chaplain

£12,485 p.a. (Live-in) to start September 2017

Based in Horsham, Christ’s Hospital is a unique co-educational boarding school and charitable Foundation, which provides first class education for up to 850 children from all backgrounds, supported by over 400 members of staff. 

We are now looking to recruit a Graduate Assistant Chaplain to join our Chaplaincy Team on a one-year placement from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018.

A good understanding of Christian Theology and some experience of working with young people in a faith context are essential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and developing the Christian Union and will assist with Sunday, Midweek and special Chapel Services as well as other Chapel activities. Involvement in the boarding and co-curricular life of the school and some teaching are also required.

The post is residential and single person accommodation is available. Heating, light and all meals during term-time will be provided as part of the package. 

To apply please download an application pack from our website; follow the link from the Home page to Vacancies, where you will find full details of the role. More information about Christ’s Hospital can be found at www.christs-hospital.org.uk

Applications should be received by midday on Monday 20th February 2017 and interviews will take place week commencing 27th February 2017.

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SUMMER TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES IN OXFORD

Oxbridge Academic Programs leads academic summer programs in Oxford – the Oxford Tradition, Oxford Prep, and Oxford Seminar. The programs, which take place during July and August, are well-established (est. 1985) and academically rigorous. A wide range of courses is offered, including many courses in the humanities and social sciences. Oxbridge seeks candidates to teach these courses. All positions are paid. Applicants should be well-qualified graduates who have either obtained or are working toward an appropriate postgraduate qualification (MPhil, MSc, DPhil). To apply, email a CV and a brief cover letter to: Justin Bangs, Associate Director of Faculty, justin@oxbridgeprograms.com. The deadline to apply is 13 February 2017. Additional information: www.oxbridgeprograms.com/employment.  

 

Call For Papers

The Virtual International Conference on the Dialogue between Science and Theology

The deadline for registering and submitting papers for the Virtual International Conference Between science and Theology at a reduced rate is by Tuesday 28th February 2017. This year, all sessions will focus on SELF – SOUL – CONSCIOUSNESS with an interdisciplinary debate where fields as (but not limited to) NeuroSciences, Robotics, Cognitive Science, Sociology, Psychology, Ethics and Theology, with an unprecedented dialogue on pressing issues of mutual relevance.

Where: Entirely virtual, no traveling, no accommodation, no additional payment. Just register, submit paper and attend the conference with peers, scholars and scientists from all domains, as well as with theologians from any religion.

When: Virtual conference, 19 - 26 February 2017

Submission deadline: April 25, 2017

Early-Bird submission: February 28

Author notification due: May 05, 2017

Attend as participant: http://dialogo-conf.com/register-at-portal/  

As reviewer: http://dialogo-conf.com/call-for-reviewers/  

As session supervisor: email to reviewer@dialogo-conf.com

Of special interest this week

Monday 13th February

Bampton Lectures 2017

A Phenomenology of the Devout Life

5pm University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Monday 13th Feb: Towards a phenomenology of the devout life

Tuesday 14th Feb: The aspiring self

Wednesday 15th Feb: The relational self

Thursday 16th Feb: The whole self

Professor George Pattinson (1640 Chair of Divinity, University of Glasgow)

 

Tuesday 14th February
New Perspectives on the Psalms: A series of Public Lectures
6.15pm Ursell Room, Pusey House, St Giles, Oxford
"How shall we sing the Lord's Song in a strange land?"
Jonathan Arnold (university of Oxford)
 

Faculty Graduate Seminars and Conferences this week

Monday 30th January

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Seminar

2.30pm Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College

Postgraduate Workshop

Sonja Noll- On Defining a Hapax: Divergent Interpretations of the Root S-K-T;

Hans Decker – Generative Interpretation: rereading to make new meanings in Qoh 10.8-11;

Un Sung Kwak – The Guidance of the LXX Pentateuch on the LXX Chronicles (the Passover Law in 2 Chr 35)

 

Monday 13th January

Modern Doctrine Reading Group

4pm-5.30pm

G.W.F Hegel: “Preface” to Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline (1830) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015

Friday 17rd February

New Testament Seminar

2.30pm Pusey Room, Keble College

The Grammar of the Gospel: Justification as a Theological Criterion in Reformation Theology and Galatians

Dr Jonathan Linebaugh (University of Cambridge)

 

External Events that may interest you

Sunday 12th February

Sunday Choral Evensong

5.45pm Jesus College Chapel

Conceived by the Holy Spirit

 

Sunday 12th February

University Sermon and Inter-Collegiate Evensong

5.30pm  St Mary’s

Professor Tiffany Stern (Professor and Chair of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London)

 

Monday 13th February

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies

“Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism: The Dialects of Inclusion (1780-1950)”

11.15am Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College

Heinrich Jacques 1831-1894: Liberalism, Anti-Semitism and everyday life in Vienna

Jonathan Kwan (University of Nottingham)

 

Monday 13th February

In-Migration Series: Humanitarianism, Gender and Religion in Migration

1pm-2pm Regent’s Park College

Speaker: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, reader in Human Geography and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit, University College, London

 

Monday 13th February

2-3.30pm  Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford

The Image of God, Human Enhancement and Technological Transformation

Dr Michael Burdett (Research Fellow in Religion, Science and Technology, Wycliffe Hall and a Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University)

 

Monday 13th January

Bodleian Master Classes in Paleography & Manuscript Studies

2.15pm Horton Room, Weston Library (Level 1)

“Insular minuscule: from Wearmouth – Jarrow to Wessex”

Michelle Brown (Institute of English Studies, London)

 

Monday 13th January

Conversion in the Abrahamic Religions

5-6.30pm Seminar Room 1, Gibson Building, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Oxford-Jerusalem Programme in the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

"Conversion in the Abrahamic Religions"

Becoming Anti-Semitic: conversion and the origin of modern Anti-Semitism

Prof Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’ Foscari; OCHJS)

 

Monday 13th February

The David Patterson Lectures

7.15pm Catherine Lewis Lecture Room, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The Perception of Jews in Contemporary Turkish Politics

Dr Turkay Nefes (Department of Sociology and Brasenose College)

 

Tuesday 14th February

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

2.30-4pm Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Symbolic portraits on Judaean coins

Professor David Jacobson (UCL)

 

Tuesday 14th Feb

Seminar: Freedom of Religious expression at Work: issues facing Muslims and Christians

2.30-4pm Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, The Song School, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

Professor Lucy Vickers (Oxford Brookes University)

http://cmcsoxford.org.uk/our-events/seminars/

 

Tuesday 14th February

Patristic Exegesis of Prophecy and Prophetic Literature

4-5.30pm Room 2, Christ Church

Prophetic Language in augustine’s works

Jenny Rallens (Oxford)

 

Tuesday 14th February

Medieval Church and Culture: The Senses

5pm Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Robert Grosseteste and the Sense of Sight

Hannah Smithson (Pembroke)

 

Tuesday 14th February

Oxford Meditative Groups

5-6pm Habakkuk Room, Jesus College

Buddhist Meditation Oxford University Buddhist Chaplaincy

 

Tuesday 14th February

Christian Meditation Group

7-8pm St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road

One hour of reflection and silent prayer

All welcome. Please contact Patricia Simon – patriciasimon@tiscali.co.uk

 

Wednesday 15th February

Scriptural Reasoning

1-2pm Harold Wilson Room, Jesus College

Education Deuteronomy 11:16-21; Matthew 7:24-27; The Clinging Form 96:1-19

 

Wednesday 15th February

Oxford Monastic Colloquia

What is “Monastic”

3-4pm Seminar Room 2, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Who Ordains Us? Solitary, Sodality and the Conundrum of Women

Ven. Ilona Budapesti

 

Wednesday 15th February

Contemporary Constructive Theologies Reading Group

(Embodiment, Intersectional, Womanist, Mujerista/Latina, Feminist, Queer)

5pm Exeter College, Room TBC

Directly following GTS Café

Readings are provided and no previous experience in this area is required. If interested or for any other questions email Naomi (naomi.richman@theology.ox.ac.uk) or Tyler (tyler.tully@exeter.ox.ac.uk)

 

Wednesday 15th February

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

5pm Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

The Heritage of Emir Abd el Kader

Ambassador Idriss Jazairy (Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council)

For enquiries contact: events@oxcis.ac.uk 01865 278846

 

Wednesday 15th February

Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict (Public Seminar Series)

5pm Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB

Syrian trajectories: from local revolutionary actors to exiled humanitarian workers. Meanings of humanitarian action in the Syrian post-2011 context

LAURA Ruiz de Elvira Carrascal (Postdoctoral researcher, ERC programme WAFAW [When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World], CNRS/IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence, France)

 

Wednesday 15th February

Weekly Study Group on the Bhagavad Gita

5-6pm Oxford Hindu Centre

Comparing the commentaries of Sri Aurobindo and Acarya Ramanuja on the Bhagavad Gita. The first represents the thoughts of one of the greatest modern Indian minds on this seminal text, while the latter represents one of the most important traditional interpretations.

 

Thursday 16th February

Rahner Reading Seminar

11.15-12.30pm  Campion Hall

Please contact james.hanvey@campion.ox.ac.uk or Gerard.ryan@campion.ox.ac.uk

 

Thursday 16th February

Readings in Phenomenology

12-1pm Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Dr Jessica Frazier, Lucian Wong

 

Thursday 16th February

Debating Religion: Key Scholars in discussion on the Study of Religions

4-5pm Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Rational Religion: Rethinking the Role of Reason

Prof Keith Ward

 

Thursday 16nd February

Research seminar: Anglicanism since 1688

4pm Pusey House

Excellent organs and miscreated machines: Music-making in the early 19th century English parish church

Maggie Kilbey

 

Thursday 16th February

Aquinas Seminar on agency in Human Beings and Other Animals

4.30pm Blackfriars

Christian Virtues as animal Virtues?

Professor Michael Sherwin

Further info: Richard.conrad@bfriars.ox.ac.uk

 

Friday 17th February

Buddhist Philosophy Course

2-3pm Radcliffe Humanities Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Woodstock Road

Epistemology (addresses the nature of knowledge and examines the validity of perception and inference as means of its acquisition)

Rafal K Stepien

 

Friday 17th February

Child Migrants, the Vulnerable & the Voiceless

4.30-6pm Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St Giles

Reflections on Pope Francis’s Message for the 2017 World Day for Migrants

Dr Robert Heimburger (Oxford Pastorate), Dr Pia Jolliffe (Las Casas Institute), Dr Sara Silvestri (Von Hugel Institute, Cambridge)

 

Friday 17th February

Islam in Europe

5pm St Antony’s College

Public Panel Discussion.

Chair: Tariq Ramadan; Guest speakers: Professor Nilufer Gole (Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Socialise, EHESS), Paris and others to be confirmed.

Part of the Friday evening seminar series of St Antony’s College Middle East Centre.

 

Saturday 18th February

Abortion, Disability and the Law

The Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St. Giles, Oxford

9.30am-4.30pm

Speakers: John Finnis; Helen Watt, Caroline Simons, Patricia Casey; John Wyatt; Heidi Crowler

The conference will examine the ethical, legal, social and psychological issues raised by abortion or childbirth following a diagnosis of foetal anomaly.

Registration Fee: £20 (£10 concession)

Registration http://anscombebioethics.bigcartel.com/

For all enquiries, please contact Gwen McCourt (admin@bioethics.org.uk   01865 610 212)

 

Saturday 18th February – Sunday 19th February

Introduction to Islamic Ethics

10am Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square

For more information go to:

https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/introduction-to-islamic-ethics?code=O16P176PHR

http://www.cilecenter.org

 

Grants

OXFORD-JERUSALEM PROGRAMME IN THE STUDY OF THE ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS 2016-2017 (generously funded by The Polonsky Foundation).

Applications are sought from Graduate Students in any Humanities subject relating to the study of one or more of the Abrahamic religions at the University of Oxford wishing to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in connection with their research for any length of time between 1 May and 30 September 2017.

Applications must include a clear statement of the potential benefits to their research from use of resources in Jerusalem and consultation with Faculty Members at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as an estimate of expenditure on travel and accommodation.  All applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor.   Applications and references should be sent by email attachment to Professor Anna Sapir Abulafia ( anna.sapirabulafia@theology.ox.ac.uk ) by 19 February 2017.

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International Field Research Grants in the UAE

Submission deadline: 1st March 2017

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professionals fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation’s research priority areas:

Education; Public Health (social dimensions); Urban & Community Development; Arts & Culture.

Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation has a limited number of intern ships annually available for students in undergraduate and master’s programs.

Specific enquiries can be sent to info@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae

 

Upcoming bursary applications funded by several of the University’s Alumni Groups:

Further information including application procedures and deadlines can be found on the University Alumni website (https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/student-awards)

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Request for Proposals

The Pathways to Character Project

Fellowship Announcement

We welcome proposals for the “Pathways to Character” funding initiative. For more information: www.pathwaystocharacter.org

 

Opportunities

The coordinator of OxNet North West Theology, in partnership with Pembroke College and the University of Manchester is seeking four tutors/ researchers/ advanced graduate students to lead one of an exciting series of seminars for Y12 students (16-17 year olds). The theme of the series is “Holy War”. If you would like to contribute or are keen to find out more contact Mary Marshall (mary.marshall@theology.ox.ac.uk), Stevie Watson (stephanie.watson@asfc.ac.uk) or Dr Peter Claus (peter.claus@pmb.ox.ac.uk)

Week #

Theology Seminar

Date (UoM, University Place, 18:00-20:00)

Tutor

1

God, War & Religion

14-Feb

 

2

WWI

28-Feb

Canon Professor Michael Snape (Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies, Durham University)

3

Holocaust

07-Mar

 

4

Liberation Theology

14-Mar

 

5

Zionism

21-Mar

 

6

Jihad

28-Mar

Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Professor, Lancaster University)

Seminars run from 6-8pm and students prepare for them by reading from the course reader. The seminars can either follow the set readings very closely or use them as a stimulus to discuss wider.

Seeking leaders for 4 weeks, in particular, for our first session on Tuesday 14th February.

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The Empire of Faith project (University of Oxford/British Museum) in partnership with TORCH, invites applications for Talking Religion.

Talking Religion is a new research group, running in Trinity and Michaelmas of 2017 that will look at the importance of material culture for the study of religion. For more information visit: https://empiresoffaith.com / http://torch.ox.ac.uk/graduatefund

All application material should be sent to talkingreligioneof@gmail.com  This should include confirmation of their supervisor’s permission to participate (proof not necessary), academic CV, and a covering letter of no more than a page including details of their research interests, provisional thesis title, and any information that they believe to be relevant for their participation in the programme.

The deadline for expressing interest is February 22nd (Wednesday of 6th Week). Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to a meeting with the organisers on March 3rd (Friday of 7th Week), and will be notified whether their application has been successful before the Easter vacation.

For queries and questions, please email Philippa Adrych, Dominic Dalglish, and Stefanie Lenk at: talkingreligioneof@gmail.com

 

Graduate Assistant Chaplain

£12,485 p.a. (Live-in) to start September 2017

Based in Horsham, Christ’s Hospital

 

Summer Teaching Opportunities in Oxford 

Oxbridge Academic Programs

For more information www.oxbridgeprograms.com/employment

To apply, email a CV and a brief cover letter to: Justin Bangs, Associate Director of Faculty, justin@oxbridgeprograms.com. The deadline to apply is 13 February 2017

 

Applications for the Training Better Leaders Course are now open.

TBL is a three day intensive course focused on sustainability principles and practices open to all students across the University.

Find out more about last year’s programme.

To apply please click here, and fill in the form

 

 

Eton College: Theology Graduate Assistant Position
Description: Dr. Nicholas G. Heap is looking to make contact with any students who might be interested in a one-year position as a Graduate Assistant. If you are graduating this year and would like to know more then please contact Dr. Heap directly.
Contact: Dr. Nicholas G. Heap, (Head of Divinity, Eton College), by email: n.Heap@etoncollege.org.uk

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theology and Politics in the German Imagination, 1789–1848

10 July 2017 - 11 July 2017

CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), University of Cambridge

Full details of our call for papers, and details on how to apply, is available on the CRASSH website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27106

A downloadable PDF version of the CfP is available here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88618075/cfp%20with%20image.pdf. 

The deadline for proposals is 28th February, 2017. For more information, please contact the convenors, Ruth Jackson (rej34@cam.ac.uk) and Hanna Weibye (hmw38@cam.ac.uk)

 

The Virtual International Conference on the Dialogue between Science and Theology

Attend as participant: http://dialogo-conf.com/register-at-portal/ 

As reviewer: http://dialogo-conf.com/call-for-reviewers/ 

As session supervisor: email to reviewer@dialogo-conf.com

 

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Registration for our Spring Session (15, 16 & 17 March) is now open. The meeting will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church of St Mary.The deadline for proposals is 20 February.

The regular registration deadline is 22 February.

 

MEDIEVALISM TRANSFORMED

Negative Innocence: Childhood as a Modern Construct

Call for Papers - Deadline: 20 April 2017

Date: 9 June 2017

 

9th European Symposium on Religious Art Restoration & Conservation (ESRARC

2017)

DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR PAPERS SUBMISSION: 28th February, 2017 Please view more information on the conference website

www.ejst.tuiasi.ro/esrarc2017

 

Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event

Engaging with Christos Yannaras Thought

A Conference on Modern Orthodox Theology

27th-28th March 2017 Eastwood Room, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, University of Cambridge, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

For more information: tinyurl.com/yann17

 

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22nd Joint Postgraduate Conference on Theology and Religion

An annual joint postgraduate conference for the south West and Wales region.

University of Exeter

Saturday 6th May 2017

Abstract submissions on all areas of study related to Theology and Religion are welcomed. Please send paper proposals (max 300 words) to jointconference22@exter.ac.uk by 1st March 2017.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length, with additional time for discussion. Paper proposals will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by 10th March. 

Of special interest this week

Monday 20th February

Oxford-Jerusalem Programme in the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

‘Conversion in the Abrahamic Religions’

5-6.30pm Seminar Room 1, Gibson Building, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Kierkegaard, the calamity of Christendom, and the way of conversion

Joel Rasmussen (Mansfield)

 

Tuesday 21st February

New Perspectives on the Psalms: A Series of Public Lectures

6.15pm Ursell Room, Pusey house, St Giles, Oxford

What is reception history and how do we do it? Jewish and Christian responses to Psalm 8

Sue Gillingham (Oxford)

Public event. All welcome

www.torch.ox.ac.uk/psalms 

 

Friday 24th February

Interdisciplinary research Seminar in The Study of Religions

Compassion in Healthcare: Christianity and Buddhism in conversation

2pm-3.30pm Talbott Hall, LMH

Prof Joshua Hordern

 

Saturday 25th February

The Art and Architecture of Georgia (Illustrated talks byDr Nicholas Gendle)

10.30-4pm St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality

Concepts of Purgatory: on the Purification of the Soul in Western and Eastern Christianity (Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Professor David Taylor, Dr Brian Williams)

No booking required

 

 

Faculty Graduate Seminars and Conferences this week

Monday 20th February

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Seminar

2.30pm Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College

Israel and Judah in the Prophets

Carly Crouch (Nottingham)

 

Monday 20th February

Modern Theology Research Seminar

4-5.30pm Faculty Board Room

Christ the Paradox: Expanding Ressourcement Theology

Philip McCosker (Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford)

 

Monday 20th February

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature Seminar

5pm The Danson Room, Trinity College

Biblical Art in Oxford: Engaging with the work of Artist Nicholas Mynheer

Nicholas Mynheer

 

Thursday 23rd February

Rahner Reading Seminar

11.15-12.30 Campion Hall

James.hanvey@campion.ox.ac.uk  Gerard.ryan@campion.ox.ac.uk

 

Thursday 23rd February

Music and Theology Seminar

5-6.30pm Lecture Room 1, Christ Church

Melismatic and Kalophonic Singing in the Constantinopolitan Divine Office

Professor Alexander Lingas

 

Friday 24th February

New Testament Seminar

2.30pm Pusey Room, Keble College

How the New Testament Matters for What I Do

Prof Carol Harrison (Christ Church)

 

 

External Events that may interest you

Sunday 19th February

Sunday Choral Evensong

6pm Exeter College

TSAF Evensong

 

Monday 20th February

Bodleian Master Classes in Palaeography & Manuscript Studies

2.15pm Horton Room, Weston Library (level 1)

‘Margaret Cavendish in the Bodleian: Gifts, Corrections and Annotations’

Justin Begley (Oxford)

 

Monday 20th February

In-Migration Series: Faith-Based Action in Migration

5pm-6pm Regent’s Park College

Speaker: Shari Brown, Project Co-ordinator, Restore, Birmingham; and Viraj Mendis, Refugee, migrant and sanctuary activist, Bremen, Germany

 

Monday 20th February

The David Patterson Lectures

7.15pm Catherine Lewis Lecture Room, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute

Hidden from History: multiracial Jews in the early Atlantic world

Prof Laura Leibman (Reed College)

 

Tuesday 21st February

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

2.30-4pm Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute

A feminist commentary on Tractate Hullin in the Babylonian Talmud

Professor Tal Ilan (Freie Universitat Berlin)

 

Tuesday 21st February

2.30-4pm Centre for Muslim –Christian Studies, The song School, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH

Seminar: Conversion, Conflict, Good Relations?: exploring an agenda for research into the implications of sharing territory

Dr Martin Whittingham (Academic Director, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies)

For more information: http://cmcsoxford.org.uk/our-events/seminars/

 

Tuesday 21st February

Patristic Exegesis of Prophecy and Prophetic Literature

Patristic and Late Antique Seminar

4-5.30pm Room 2, Christ Church

Augustine, Sermo 347 on Is. 11:2-3, the Ascent to Wisdom

Eric Hoff (Oxford)

 

Tuesday 21st February

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies

“Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism: The dialectics of Inclusion (1780-1950)”

5pm Rothermere American Institute

The material of race: how emancipation transformed early American Jews (joint session with the American History Research Seminar)

Laura Leibman (Reed College)

 

Tuesday 21st February

Medieval Church and Culture: The Senses

5.15pm Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Donatello’s fingers: the sense of Touch

Jim Harris (Ashmolean)

 

Tuesday 21st February

Oxford Meditative Groups (OMG)

5-6pm Habakkuk Room, Jesus College

Mindfulness Meditation sessions

 

Tuesday 21st February

Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar (PKEPS)

5-7pm Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building

Articulating vision: ‘Wittgensteinian’ voices in Iris Murdoch’s Acastos’

Dr Yuuki Ohta (Career Development Fellow, St Hugh’s, Oxford)

For more information: http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/lectures/the_postkantian_seminar

 

Tuesday 21st February

The Shifting Territories of Science and Religion?

7-8.30pm The Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Prof Peter Harrison FAHA ( Director of the Institute for advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland)

 

Tuesday 21st February

Christian Meditation Group

7-8pm St Theosevia House, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford

One hour of reflection and silent prayer

All welcome. Please contact Patricia Simon patriciasimon@tiscali.co.uk

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Biblical Hebrew Reading Group

1-2pm Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute

Prof Katherine Southwood

RSVP john.schrenock@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Lunch provided. Email with any dietary requirements

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Scriptural Reasoning

1-2pm Harold Wilson Room, Jesus College

Delegating Responsibility Genesis 41:38-45; Acts 6:1-7; Surah Taha 20:25-36

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Oxford Monastic Colloquia

3-4pm Seminar Room 2, Faculty of Theology and Religion

All I know about Monastics I learnt from Star Wars

Prof Alexander Bruce (associate Professor of Law and Buddhist Chaplain at Australian National University

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Neuroscience Ethics & Society Group

3-4.30pm Group Room, Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatry and Religion: a Renewed Partnership?

Gulamabbas Lakha (DPhil candidate, Department of Psychiatry)

For questions about this event email: rose.mortimer@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 22nd February

The Recollections Series

4-5.30pm Pusey House

‘Oculus Sacerdotis’ – Pastoral Theology and Practice in late mediaeval England

The Rev’d Canon Dr Robin Ward (Principal, St Stephen’s House)

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Gender & Authority Research Network

5.15pm Lecture Room 1, Christ Church

Serena Alessi (British School at Rome): ‘Re-writing the canon and re-thinking the myth’

Rachel Delman (Univeristy of Oxford): ‘Perceiving Female Authority: Gendered iconography and domestic space in late medieval England’

For more information: https://womenandthecanon.wordpress.com/

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Perspectives on the Syrian conflict: Public seminar Series

5pm Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road

Writing in times of war and revolution

Samar Yazbek (Syrian writer, Paris, France)

 

Wednesday 22nd February

Weekly Study group on the Bhagavad Gita

5-6pm Oxford Hindu Centre

 

Thursday 23rd February

Church History Workshop

11am Gibson Building, Faculty of Theology and Religion

“Mothers in childbed: Christian or heathen? The ritual of churching of women in Early Modernity”

 

Thursday 23rd February

Readings in Phenomenology

12-1pm Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Dr Jessica Frazier and Lucian Wong

 

Thursday 23rd February

Traditions in Motion: The Circulation of Texts, 1100-1900

2.15pm Quarrell Room, Exeter College

A 16th Century Hebrew Catechism by a Convert from Judaism, and its Use by Modern Missionaries

Elliott Horowitz

 

Thursday 23rd February

Aquinas Seminar on Agency in Human Beings and Other Animals

4.30pm Blackfriars

What kinds of power produce Human actions?

Prof Thomas Pink

Further information: Richard.conrad@bfriars.ox.ac.uk

 

Thursday 23rd February

Moving, teaching, Inspiring

5.30pm St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road

Land, Outdoors & Nature

Peter Nixon (National Trust’s Director of Land, Landscape and Nature)

Professor Heather Viles (Head of The School of Geography & The Environment)

RSVP alice.purkiss@history.ox.ac.uk

Lectures are free but spaces are limited

 

Friday 24th February

The Unicorn Group

12.30-2pm House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford

“Bishop in Insurrection” or “The Practical Prophet” ?

Bishop R O Hall

 

Friday 24th February

The Seminar in History of the Book

2.15pm Weston Library, Visiting Scholars Centre (level 2)

Greek script and type in the 15th Century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence

Dr David Speranzi (Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento)

 

Friday 24th February

Buddhist Philosophy

2-3pm Radcliffe Humanities Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Woodstock Road

Philosophy of Mind: Addresses cognition and self-cognition in the light of idealist and phenomenological accounts of mind

Rafal K Stepien

 

 

Call for Papers & Applications

LSE Faith Centre

Religious Imaginations and Global Transitions: How narratives of faith are shaping today’s world

14-15 June 2017 London School of Economics and Political Science

For more information visit: http://www.gingkolibrary.com/ 

Fourth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School

The Ethics of Fur

St Stephen’s House, Oxford

World Congress of Faiths Essay Award 2017

Closes 31st July 2017

The World Congress of Faiths invites students to submit entries for its 2017 Essay Award.

For more information visit: http://www.worldfaiths.org/2017-essay-award/

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Empire of Faiths Project (University of Oxford & British Museum) in partnership with TORCH, invites applications for Talking Religion.

For more information visit:

http://torch.ox.ac.uk/graduatefund 

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/research_projects/collaborative_doctoral_awards.aspx

The deadline for expressing interest is February 22nd (Wednesday of 6th Week). Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to a meeting with the organisers on March 3rd (Friday of 7th week), and will be notified whether their application has been successful before the Easter vacation.

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The Pathways to Character Project

The deadline for letters of intent (LOI’s) from applicants is April 15th 2017.

For more information visit: http://www.pathwaystocharacter.org/

Training Better Leaders Programme

A 3 day intensive course focused on sustainability principles and practices open to all students across the University.

For more information visit: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/training-better-leaders

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Virtual International Conference on the Dialogue between Science and Technology

Self-Soul- Consciousness

Early-bird submission: 28th February 2017

For more information visit: http://www.dialogo-conf.com/call-for-papers/

Theology and Politics in the German Imagination, 1789-1848

10-11 July 2017

CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and social Sciences) University of Cambridge

Deadline for proposals 28th February 2017

For more information visit: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27106

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Registration for our Spring Session (15, 16 & 17 March) is now open. The meeting will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church of St Mary.The deadline for proposals is 20 February.

The regular registration deadline is 22 February.

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Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event

Engaging with Christos Yannaras Thought

A Conference on Modern Orthodox Theology

27th-28th March 2017 Eastwood Room, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, University of Cambridge, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

For more information: tinyurl.com/yann17

 

 

Opportunities

Graduate Assistant Chaplain (Live-in) to start September 2017

For more information visit: https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/about-ch/vacancies/academic/graduate-assistant-chaplain/

Deadline Monday 20th February. Interviews will take place week commencing 27th February 2017

 

 

Funding & Grants

Upcoming bursary applications funded by several of the University’s alumni Groups

International Field Research Grants in the UAE

Submission deadline: 1st March

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professionals fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation’s research priority areas:

Education; Public Health (social dimensions); Urban & Community Development; Arts & Culture.

Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation has a limited number of intern ships annually available for students in undergraduate and master’s programs.

Specific enquiries can be sent to info@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae

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