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Research

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 21 November 2017

Dr Amy Whitehead: Religious Statues & Personhood: exploring approaches to material religion

11:30am, Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact jonathan.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk, m.j.guest@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Christopherson Knott Fellow's Seminar - ‘Structures’ and the archaeology of coastal erosion in the North Atlantic islands

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Dr Mike Church (Durham University)

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Henri Johnston: The p-adic Stark conjecture at s=1 and applications

2:00pm, CM 219

Let E/F be a finite Galois extension of totally real number fields and
let p be a prime. The `p-adic Stark conjecture at s=1' relates the
leading terms at s=1 of p-adic Artin L-functions to those of the
complex Artin L-functions attached to E/F. When E=F this is equivalent
to Leopoldt’s conjecture for E at p and the ‘p-adic class number
formula’ of Colmez. In this talk we discuss the p-adic Stark
conjecture at s=1 and applications to certain cases of the equivariant
Tamagawa number conjecture (ETNC). This is joint work with
Andreas Nickel.

Contact pankaj.vishe@durham.ac.uk, athanasios.bouganis@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Structuring Knowledges: Molecules and Models: Seeing Structures - Workshop

2:00pm to 6:00pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Professor John Swinton: Practical Theology and the Art of Complexification

3:00pm, Seminar Room B (D/TH004), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact peter.ward@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Professor Monique Borgerhoff Mulder: Comparing sex differences in reproductive inequality between humans and non-human mammals: What’s going on with women?

3:30pm, D110, Dawson Duilding

Human populations, like those of most other mammals, are typically characterized by greater variance in male than female reproductive and mating success, and stronger effects of mating (marriage) success on the reproductive success of men relative to women. In other respects, humans are unique. Here I will present the results of a comparative study across 97 human groups and 76 non-human mammalian groups which shows where we lie compared to other mammals with respect to sex differences in reproductive skew. Given our findings on the importance of variance in female reproductive success I look at how multiple mating is related to the reproductive success of men and women in one Central African Bantu population where I do anthropological fieldwork (Pimbwe of Tanzania). Unpacking the Bateman gradient into the summed number of married years an individual enjoys and the number of his or her different spouses, I will show how Pimbwe men benefit reproductively from summed spousal years, whereas Pimbwe women benefit from the number of different men they marry; in fact men appear to pay a fitness cost to increasing the number of their spouses.

Contact joanna.setchell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


IAS Molecules and Models Public Lecture: The structure, the body, the archive: DNA and history

6:00pm to 7:30pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Dr Jerome Groot (University of Manchester)

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


MCR Research Seminar

7:00pm, Lakeside Room, Van Mildert College