Professor Chen Zhi: ‘The Zhou Bronzes and the shaping of the tetrasyllable poems in China’

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Professor emeritus Nigel F. Palmer

Prof. Nigel F. Palmer consulting the facsimile of the ‘Osterspiel von Muri’ in the Taylor Institution Library






In honour of Professor emeritus Nigel F. Palmer, the eminent German medievalist, there will be a two day programme of events on medieval German manuscripts and prints.
On Friday, the Oxford Medieval Studies lecture Devotional Culture in Late Medieval Strasbourg is given by Stephen Mossman. This will be followed by drinks to celebrate both the British launch of Nigel Palmer’s latest publication, The Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin – a critical edition, with an art-historical and literary introduction, of an illuminated manuscript made for a Strasbourg laywoman – and his 70th birthday. Everybody welcome but please RSVP to Modern Languages Office if you would like to come to make sure there are enough spaces and wine!

On the following day, a workshop will be held on the topic German Manuscripts and Prints in Oxford in the Lecture Theatre Weston Library, 9:15am-5pm. Again, everybody is welcome but please respond to Henrike Lähnemann if you would like to attend.



Neil MacGregor, Fires of Faith

Fires of Faith

Dr Neil MacGregor, Former Director of the British Museum, will give the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at Examinations Schools, Oxford, on Tuesday 10 May 2016.
The lecture will explore the stories and representations of faith in material culture. Fire in particularly has been a powerful symbol for religious ideas. Exploring those representations, the talk will take the audience on a journey across times and religions, from the burning bush of the Exodus story to the flames representing the Spirit at Pentecost.
This event is organised by the Faculty of Theology and Religion. It is free, and open to all, but please reserve a seat by visiting

Hilary Term 2016 Meeting: Kathryn Rudy

Kathryn Rudy

Professor Henrike Lähnemann: Inaugural Lecture




Junior Research Fellowship in Manuscript and Text Cultures

The Governing Body of The Queen’s College invites applications from graduates of any university for election to a three-year post-doctoral position as a Junior Research Fellow in Manuscript and Text Cultures, with a research specialism in knowledge-production and text-transmission in pre-modern literate societies.

Fellowships are intended to support those at an early stage of their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to those who have recently completed their doctoral research, or are very close to completion. Candidates must not have accumulated more than seven years in full-time postgraduate study of research, nor have already held a post-doctoral research fellowship elsewhere.

The basic stipend of the Fellowship, which is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is £22,000 subject to adjustment in the light of any other emoluments enjoyed by the Fellow or in the light of any general alteration to University stipends. The Fellow will be entitled to free rooms in College, or to an allowance of £6,000 in lieu, and to free meals in College.

Applications should be submitted, preferably by e-mail to the Academic Administrator by noon on Monday 15th February 2016.

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