Reflections on Italy - Roundtable and Panel Discussion hosted by Lord Patten

“Authoritarianism, nationalism, centralization, demagogy: surely these are evils from which we may expect to be cured” - Alessandro Passerin D’Entrèves, 1947.

In 1947, Alessandro Passerin D’Entrèves gave his inaugural lecture as Serena Professor of Italian at the University of Oxford. A scholar and Italian resistance fighter, he delivered the lecture less than two years after the end of the second World War. Passerin D’Entrèves saw his appointment as a chance to “cement the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding between England and Italy”.

Prof. Neta Crawford's Inaugural Lecture as the Montague Burton Chair in International Relations: The 'Fierce Urgency of Now': war, climate, and change in the deep time of world politics

Join us for the Montague Burton Chair in International Relations Inaugural Lecture, which will mark the appointment of Professor Neta Crawford to this highly prestigious position.

Professor Crawford will deliver the Lecture: The ‘Fierce Urgency of Now': war, climate, and change in the deep time of world politics. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception

Nuclear Terrorism: What is the Threat? (Oxford Cyril Foster Lecture 2023)

Nuclear terrorism remains a low probability, high consequence threat. Lack of access and capability will likely continue to inhibit most non-state-sponsored terrorism scenarios; and nuclear forensics, and the risk that a state-sponsor’s identity would be discovered, will likely inhibit proxy attacks. But several developments appear to be changing the nature of the threat. One of these is that non-state groups likely to be motivated to try to use radiological or improvised nuclear devices are changing and growing in number.

Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods

Our hybrid Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods offers graduate students and researchers from universities across the UK and abroad a unique opportunity to learn cutting-edge methods in Social Science.

The week-long Spring School is now in its 20th year and consists of five core courses in quantitative and qualitative methods. Participants who choose to attend one of these courses will also be invited to attend additional research methodology classes along with the full Spring School cohort in the mornings.

The course options are:

Democracy, Votes, and Participation

In recent decades, liberal democracies have considerably expanded the scope for citizen participation, calling their citizens to vote in a growing number of popular votes. This research investigates the effects of the rising election frequency on electoral participation. It theorizes which, when, and how past votes affect current voter turnout. We argue that all election types contribute to a common factor of election frequency, whose high values depress voter turnout and reduce the effectiveness of party mobilization even in the most important elections.

Challenging confinement: women and men in London’s ‘reformed’ prisons, 1780-1830

The History of Gender Seminar meets on Fridays at 11am-12:15pm, in-person in the Colin Matthew Room at the History Faculty, or online via Teams. All welcome at this relaxed interdisciplinary seminar! Please email emilia.flack@magd.ox.ac.uk if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

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[Title TBC] History of Gender Seminar

The History of Gender Seminar meets on Fridays at 11am-12:15pm, in-person in the Colin Matthew Room at the History Faculty, or online via Teams. All welcome at this relaxed interdisciplinary seminar! Please email emilia.flack@magd.ox.ac.uk if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

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The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable: Siegfried Sassoon, Radclyffe Hall, equestrianism and early twentieth-century queer identities

The History of Gender Seminar meets on Fridays at 11am-12:15pm, in-person in the Colin Matthew Room at the History Faculty, or online via Teams. All welcome at this relaxed interdisciplinary seminar! Please email emilia.flack@magd.ox.ac.uk if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTBkYjY3ZmQtNDJkYS00NTBiLWI0M2MtZmZjZDQxOGEwOTZk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22cc95de1b-97f5-4f93-b4ba-fe68b852cf91%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228e6e425a-cedf-419b-a96d-972dbc28b270%22%7d
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