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Lansdowne Lectures

Lansdowne Lectures

 

Some lectures are available only to the UVic campus community.

Recent Submissions

  • Fogel, Joshua A. (2017-11-06)
    Professor Joshua A. Fogel, Canada Research Chair at York University, is a historian of modern China and Japan whose scholarly expertise ranges from the history of ideas to Sino-Japanese relation. In this lecture, he will ...
  • Evans, Gary W. (2017-10-24)
    One of the best predictors of physical and mental health along with cognitive development among children is poverty. But what psychosocial processes and experiences underlie these inequalities? In this talk professor Evans ...
  • Kahn-Harris, Keith (2017-10-04)
    Divisions over Israel have become an increasingly significant feature of Diaspora Jewish communities in recent years, leading at times to serious conflicts and difficulties in communal cooperation. These divisions have ...
  • Rosa, Alexander (2017-05-18)
    During the 1963 international graph theory conference in Smolenice, Czechoslovakia, Gerhard Ringel formulated the following conjecture: The complete graph with vertices can be decomposed into subgraphs, each isomorphic ...
  • Lewis, David (2017-05-18)
    In this lecture, Dr. Lewis will give a historical overview of the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in the gonococcus and discuss current approaches to manage the public health threat of untreatable gonorrhea.
  • Conrad, Jon M. (2017-05-15)
    In this lecture, Dr. Conrad explores when to trigger conservation programs to save endangered species. The concepts, applicable to many BC species, are brought to life with an example drawn from a captive breeding program ...
  • Adriaenssens, Sigrid (2017-05-15)
    Dr. Sigrid Adriaenssens is a structural engineer specializing in the form finding and optimization of structures. This lecture is based on her long-term research with the goal to transform the engineering design framework ...
  • Thompson, Ross (2017-05-15)
    The majority of the world’s ecosystems have been profoundly altered by human activities in ways that are essentially irreversible. Global population growth will place ever greater demands on ecosystems and the services ...
  • Simpson, Leanne (2017-05-12)
    This talk will explore Indigenous resurgence and nationhood through story, song and video. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will discuss resurgence as an ongoing ntervention into the colonial project by sharing works from her ...
  • Hundorova, T. I. (2017-05-11)
    "Chernobyl" today is not only an actual event, but also a symbolic one. As such, it is similar to other traumatic events in twentieth century history - the Holocaust, Auschwitz, and Hiroshima. After Chernobyl the image of ...
  • Hogg, Robert S. (2017-05-11)
    Dr. Hogg talked about the origins of HIV-1 in Central and West Africa. Several theories were examined and he also explained how social change, migration, and population growth helped to spread the epidemic throughout Africa ...
  • Pearce, Margaret W. (2017-05-10)
    In this talk, Dr. Margaret Pearce, a U.S. based academic, cartographer and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, will introduce cartography as a form of language, explore some of the structural details of that language, ...
  • Vázquez Mantecón, Alvaro (2017-05-10)
    The lecture reflects on the history, context and purpose of El Memorial del 68 (The Memorial of 68), an architectural space and gallery that commemorates the massacre of students and workers at the hands of the Mexican ...
  • Roth, Pinchas (2017-05-09)
    From at least the mid twelfth century until the Expulsion in 1290, England hosted a community of active rabbinic scholars. Although much of their literary heritage has been lost, several treatises and dozens of responsa ...
  • Wolfram, Walt (2017-05-09)
    Most institutions in North America now acknowledge the importance of diversity in the workplace and in education, and have established dedicated, organizational programs dedicated to promoting and implementing diversity. ...
  • Moyn, Samuel (2017-05-09)
    Most people today associate human rights with the secular progressive cause. This talk looks at how, in European history in the middle of the twentieth century, the Christian right made a critical contribution. Based on a ...
  • Ashe, Laura (2017-05-09)
    Between the mid-eleventh and the late twelfth centuries, the ways in which people perceived, understood, and explored their places in the world were drastically and irreversibly changed. These changes have long been ...
  • Guzder, Jaswant (2017-05-09)
    Dr. Guzder shared the results of her research on a school-based project that was designed to respond to the collective trauma of a post-slavery society that struggles with high rates of violence. This project started in ...
  • Russell, James A. (2017-05-09)
    Does human nature include an emotion signaling system? Two lines of research suggest (1) Recent studies in two remote societies (Papua New Guinea, Mozambique) found that most people do not match the emotion and face in ...
  • Tekkal, Düzen (2017-05-09)
    The event begins with a screening of the documentary film, Hawar: My Journey into the Genocide, followed by a presentation and a Question & Answer session.

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