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Newsflash No. 74 - November 12, 2019

A collection of news, events, seminars, information, and other opportunities for master's students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Graduate School News

Student Reception Hours


Faculty of Social Science News

Cancelled! LUCSUS seminar: Radicalised Environmentalism.
Seminar: Nation branding and marketing strategies for combating tourism crises and stereotypes towards nations
Lecture: Decolonise or indigenise? Moving towards sovereign spaces and the Māorification of New Zealand museology
Seminar: Populism, Quality of Government and Epistemic Democracy
Lecture: Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series: Circulating, Growing, Staying - Relating to Things in Everyday Life
Lecture: Proletarian Ecology: Environmental Politics Beyond the Professional Class
Movie Screening: No way to freedom: from Western Sahara to Gaza
Conference: Political Ecologies of the Far Right
Lecture: Beyond Greening? The Transformative Potential of Post-Growth Economies
Seminar: Trustworthy Human-Centric AI
LUCSUS Seminar: Reflections on where sustainability is going
Seminar: "Refugees Welcome?" with Professor Leti Volpp of Berkeley Law
Book Launch at the Department of Sociology: Knowledge Resistance


Other News

Call for articles


Graduate School News

Changes to Student Reception Hours

For the rest of November Student Reception hours will be as follows
Mondays 12:00-15:00
Wednesdays 10:00-13.00
Friday 15th 12:00-15:00
Friday 22nd/29th 10:00-13:00

Student Reception is located on the 2nd floor of Gamla Kirurgen next to room Hus R 236. Can't stop by during reception hours? Email master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.

 

News and events from the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Cancelled! LUCSUS seminar: Racialised environmentalism – what’s old and what’s new?

Apologies for any and all inconveniences.

 

Seminar: Nation branding and marketing strategies for combating tourism crises and stereotypes towards nations

Seminar with guest speaker: Professor Eli Avraham, Haifa University

Eli Avraham (PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Haifa University. His numerous publications include “Social-political environment, journalism practice and coverage of minorities: The case of the marginal cities in Israel”. Media, Culture and Society 24 (1): 69-86. “When prophesy always fails: Israeli press coverage of the Arab minority’s Land Day protest”, Political Communication  17 (2): 115-131. During December 2003, Dr. Avraham published Behind Media Marginality: Coverage of Social Groups and Places in the Israeli Press, by Rowman & Littlefield.

Time: 12 November 2019 13:15
Location: Campus Helsingborg, room C324
Contact: Mats [dot] Heide [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Lecture: Decolonise or indigenise? Moving towards sovereign spaces and the Māorification of New Zealand museology

Puawai Cairns is the Head of the Mātauranga Māori/Māori Collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Puawai Cairns is specialized in contemporary Māori social history and advocates community-centered curatorial practice, and has just released a co-written book about protest objects (with Stephanie Gibson and Matariki Williams). Puawai is herself of Māori descent, from the tribes of Tauranga Moana: Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga and she has a particular interest in increasing and enhancing Māori representation and participation across the heritage sector. Puawai is excited to be given the challenge to oversee the major conceptual and architectural redevelopment of the Māori galleries at Te Papa over the next five years.

 This event is organised by the Study Group Moves towards an anticolonial academy: exploring post and decolonial epistemic options, in cooperation with the Rörelsernas Museum and the support of the Department of Gender Studies and Pufendorf Institute of Advanced Studies. 

Time: 13 November 2019 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Pufendorf Institute of Advanced Studies, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund.
Contact: marta [dot] kolankiewicz [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Seminar: Populism, Quality of Government and Epistemic Democracy

The Higher Research Seminar is the main collective seminar at the Department of Political Science. Welcome!

Bo Rothstein took is Ph.D. in Political Science at Lund University in 1986 and was from 1986 and until 1993 assistant and (in 1992) associate professor (docent) at the Department of Government at Uppsala University. In 1993 he became Professor at the Swedish Institute for Working Life Research in Stockholm and took up his current position at University of Gothenburg in 1994. In 2016 he was appointed to a Chair in Government and Public Policy at University of Oxford, from which he resigned for returning to University of Gothenburg in 2018. 

Time: 13 November 2019 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Large Conference Room (ED367), Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: hanna [dot] back [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Seminar: Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series: Circulating, Growing, Staying - Relating to Things in Everyday Life

The Sociology Department Seminar Series invites international and national researchers to present and discuss on-going research.

Presented by Staffan Appelgren, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University

Appelgren held a Post Doc position at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg. Since 2013, he is the Director of Studies for Social Anthropology. His research interest includes material culture, culture theory, heritage, consumption, tourism, gender, identity politics, globalization, urbanity, and Japanese society. 

Time: 14 November 2019 15:15 to 17:00
Location: Room 335, Department of Sociology (House G), Sandgatan 11, Lund
Contact: jan [dot] mewes [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Lecture: Proletarian Ecology: Environmental Politics Beyond the Professional Class

Matthew T. Huber is Associate Professor of Geography at Syracuse University, United States. 

The climate crisis is dire and there’s little time to address it. Solving it will require a mass movement to confront some of the most powerful corporations in world history. Yet, the environmental movement – as currently constituted – is not well positioned to win this kind of transformative change. In his talk, Matt critically examines the narrow class base of environmentalism in the professional classes (e.g., scientists, academics, journalists). He argues for a broader working class environmental politics, or a proletarian ecology, that appeals to the majority of society struggling in an age of unprecedented inequality and economic insecurity.

Time: 14 November 2019, 10:00
Location: Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund
Contact: josephine [dot] rekers [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/green-promises-human-geography-lecture-series-matt-huber

 

Movie Screening: No way to freedom: from Western Sahara to Gaza 

Rodrigo Campos is a  filmmaker and PhD student at the University of York, United Kingdom.

Time: 15 November 2019, 12:00 to 13:00
Location: Seminar Room, Finngatan 16, Lund
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2667837619943781/ 

 

Conference: Political Ecologies of the Far Right 

An interdisciplinary academic-activist conference organized by the Human Ecology Division at Lund University in collaboration with The Zetkin Collective and CEFORCED at Chalmers University.

Two trends intersect in the present: rapidly rising temperatures and rapid advances of the far right. What happens when they meet? During the next three days, we will explore this formidable conundrum, and consider together what is to be done, both in terms of research but also in terms of practice. We aim to make this conference a platform to bring together both academics and activists to meet, share learnings, network, build alliances, and start unlikely conversations. They need to happen. This is the first systematic inquiry into the political ecology of the far right in the twenty-first century.

Find the full programme here: https://www.pefr.event.lu.se/sites/pefr.event.lu.se/files/pefr_programme_final_corrections_-_5_november_0.pdf 

Time: 15-17 November 2019

For more information: https://www.pefr.event.lu.se/political-ecologies-of-the-far-right-test


 

Lecture: Beyond Greening? The Transformative Potential of Post-Growth Economies

Christian Schulz is Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg, and specializes in European Sustainable Spatial Development and Analysis.

In his talk, Christian confronts the partly neo-liberal discourses on the “Green Economy” and resource efficiency, with the more critical contributions from de-growth scholarship. In doing so, he identifies two pressing issues: 1) the need to further “spatialize” the concept of de-growth, and 2) the need for economic geographers to contribute conceptually and methodologically to broader academic and societal debates on economic transitions towards post-growth regimes.

Time: 20 November 2019, 10:00 

Location: Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund

Contact: josephine [dot] rekers [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/green-promises-0 


 

Seminarium: Trustworthy Human-Centric AI

Dr. Fredrik Heintz is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden and a guest researcher at the Department of Communication and Media, Lund University. He leads the Stream Reasoning group within the Division of Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Systems (AIICS) in the Department of Computer Science. 

The European Union has taken the stance that AI should be trustworthy and developed in a human-centric way with the goal of improving individual and societal well-being. This talk will present the European approach to trustworthy human-centric AI and some research challenges related to it. To be trustworthy an AI-system should be lawful, ethical and robust, as defined by the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI. To operationalize these is a major challenge and will require new research. The second part of the talk gives an overview of the state-of-the-art and potential future solutions to these challenges.

Registration: The seminar is free of charge and open to students and staff at Lund university as well as to attendees from industry, public sector and the general public.
However, please register at http://ai.lu.se/events/registration-2019-11-21/

Time: 2019-11-21 13:00 - 15:00   
Location: Edens hörsal, Eden, floor 1, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: The presentation is co-hosted by the Department of Communication and Media (KOM) and AI Lund (formerly AIML).
More information: http://ai.lu.se/?172901&nid=20394

 

LUCSUS Seminar: Reflections on where sustainability is going

A LUCSUS seminar with invited guest Carl Folke, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Karen O’Brien, University of Oslo.

Carl Folke is the Chair of the board and co-founder of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He has extensive experience in transdisciplinary collaboration between natural and social scientists and is among the most cited scientists in the world on resilience thinking.

Karen O'Brien is an internationally recognized expert on climate change and society, focusing on themes such as climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation including how climate change interacts with globalization processes and the implications for human security. She currently works at the University of Oslo.

No registration required.

Time: 21 November 2019 10:15 to 11:45
Location: Wrangel, room 117. Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: george [dot] neville [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Seminar: "Refugees Welcome?" with Professor Leti Volpp of Berkeley Law

Leti Volpp is Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at Berkeley Law, University if California. She researches immigration and citizenship law with a particular focus on how law is shaped by ideas about culture and identity.

Along the Southern portion of the I-5 freeway in California appears a yellow sign depicting the silhouette of a man, woman, and female child in flight, captioned with text in black stating "Caution." In the United States, the sign's clear reference is to "illegal migration," and serves as a meme for longstanding debates about immigration to the United States.  But the sign has a different association in Europe, where the identical image of running man, woman and child has been popularly paired with the text "Welcome Refugees."   The sign’s history, and its afterlife as a symbol of bodies moving across nation-state borders reveals unpredictable resignification, and starkly diverging understandings of human flight.

This event is open to everyone /// registration is not required

Organised by Law & the Social Research Network, in collaboration with Critical Border Studies.

Time: 21 November 2019 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Department of Sociology of Law, House M, Room M 331, Lund University
Contact: amin [dot] parsa [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Book Launch at the Department of Sociology: Knowledge Resistance

Mikael Klintman
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Why do people and groups ignore, deny, and resist knowledge about society’s many problems? In a world of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’, which some believe could be remedied by ‘factfulness’, the question has never been more pressing. After years of ideologically polarised debates on this topic, this book seeks to further advance our understanding of the phenomenon of knowledge resistance by integrating insights from the social, economic and evolutionary sciences. It identifies simplistic views in public and scholarly debates about what facts, knowledge and human motivations are and what ‘rational’ use of information actually means.

The examples presented include controversies about nature–nurture, climate change, gender roles, vaccination, genetically modified food and artificial intelligence. Drawing on cutting-edge scholarship as well as personal experiences of culture clashes, Knowledge resistance is aimed at the general public as well as students and scholars interested in the interface of human motivation and the urgent social problems we face today.

Time: 22 November 2019 15:00 to 16:00
Location: Room 335, Department of Sociology (House G), Sandgatan 11, Lund
Contact: Malin [dot] Akerstrom [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


 

Other news

 

Call for articles

The International Human Rights Network Jus Humanis is looking for students who are interested in publishing an article on Climate Change and Human Rights. Jus Humanis is a Lund-based NGO dedicated to the promotion and protection of universal human rights and democracy through various means such as investigation, publication, research and seminars. Last year, Jus Humanis gave out the First Issue of its Journal. The previous edition of our Journal can be found here. 

The second issue will focus on the interplay between climate change and human rights. 

Details:
The author will represent their own opinion, not Jus Humanis.
Articles are between 500-1500 words.
The journal is committed to a mixed approach (journalistic + academic) therefore:
Articles do not require many footnotes, but avoid plagiarism;
Simple language is preferred as the readers will not necessarily study or work in the field of human rights;
The reader is in focus.

If you are interested in contributing to the Journal, please send an email to the Editor-in-Chief, Iryna Sharypina: sharypina_i [at] mail [dot] ru
Deadline for expressing interest is 11th November. 

After the deadline, the applicants are going to have a meeting with Iryna to discuss the topics and the deadline for submission.  
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editor-in-Chief or Jus Humanis at jushumanis [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

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