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Newsflash No. 61 - February 7, 2019

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

Graduate School News

Applications for Graduate School Methods Courses are now Open!

3rd Term Elective Studies Informational Meeting

Reminder: Language Diagnostics Seminar
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

URBAN CREATIVITY SEMINAR: Urban Art in Museums and the Museification of Urban Public Space

Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Peter Fibiger

Toni Haastrup on "Regional Practices of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda"

Political orientation and threats: Do the right and the left have social-related threats in the same way?

Business as usual. Corporate defence strategies in connection with allegations of crime

Judge under Stress – and Institutional Approach to the Rule of Law

Other News and Events

Advancement and Challenges in Gender equality in Korea

Child Soldiering in Northern Myanmar: Dynamics and Challenges

Screening of Mrs B. A North-Korean Woman (70 min, 2017)

South Korea’s Top-Down Democracy

LUCSUS seminar: Migration and its role in Transformations to Sustainability

LUCSUS seminar: Art4SDG

Open Seminar of the Pufendorf Advanced Study Group: Moves Towards an Anti-Colonial Academy: Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora in Europe

Applications Open for Research Grant Programme in Turkey
 

Graduate School News

Applications for Graduate School Methods Courses are now Open!
Term 2 offers first-year students the opportunity to explore a variety of interdisciplinary courses in theory and research methods within the social science. The Graduate school would like to announce that the application period for these social science methods courses has now opened, and will be closing on February 12 at noon. You’ll find more information about the courses on the Graduate School website: https://www.graduateschool.sam.lu.se/education/masters-courses/courses-in-theory-and-method

3rd Term Elective Studies Informational Meeting
Term 3 offers Graduate School students the opportunity to personalize their master’s degree in both content and structure. Students can consider exchange studies, internships, or elective courses. If you are interested in learning more, please join us for an informational meeting about 3rd term elective studies on February 19th!

Time: February 19 – 13.15-15.00
Location: Eden Auditorium

Reminder: Language Diagnostics Seminar
In coordination with the Department of English at LU, Graduate School offers the service of assessing Graduate School thesis students’ use of academic English. At the Language Diagnostics Seminar students will receive feedback on the language in their thesis proposals submitted in November. This is a great opportunity to access useful tips and enrich your skills on English writing for your thesis. We encourage you to attend this seminar! If you prefer that your thesis proposal not be assessed, please contact your Program Coordinator Katherine Anderson Ahlstedt.

Time: February 8 – 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Graduate School R240
Contact: katherine [dot] anderson_ahlstedt [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

URBAN CREATIVITY SEMINAR: Urban Art in Museums and the Museification of Urban Public Space
On Thursday, 14 February, the Urban Creativity Pufendorf IAS Theme hosts an open seminar with presentations by Patrick Amsellem (Director of the Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art) on the relation between the museum and public space, and Mikaela Sjöberg (Stockholm University) on the mural wall on Kronobergsgatan in Stockholm. This is the fourth of four seminars that in different ways focus on the involvement of public/private entities in urban creativity initiatives. Places are free, but limited.
Places can be reserved by writing to Urban_Creativity [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se.

Time: 14 February – 10:00 - 12:30
Location: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund.
Contact: peter [dot] bengtsen [at] kultur [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/urban-creativity-seminar-urban-art-in-museums-and-the-museification-of-urban-public-space-0

Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Peter Fibiger
Peter Fibiger, Associate Professor at the SAXO-Institute at Copenhagen University. Topic to be announced.

Time: February 13 – 12:00 - 13:00
Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: pia [dot] lonnakko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/seminar-on-politics-history-and-state-making-peter-fibiger

Toni Haastrup on "Regional Practices of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda"
Toni Haastrup, University of Kent, will have a talk on "Regional Practices of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda".

Time: February 13 – 13:15 - 14:30
Location: Large Conference Room (ED367), Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: catarina [dot] kinnvall [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se 
For more information: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/toni-haastrup-on-regional-practices-of-the-women-peace-and-security-agenda

Political orientation and threats: Do the right and the left have social-related threats in the same way?
What importance does your political view have for identifying social threats? What separates right and left, and what unites them? Dennis Kahn, working at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, presents a research project that maps social threats. The project investigates how the threats are perceived and categorized, and whether political views influence how we perceive threats. The lecture begins with a presentation of the Crafoord Foundation, and concludes with a short question time where the audience is given the opportunity to ask questions.

Crafoord's science lunches are a series of lectures that highlight research that has received grants from the Crafoord Foundation, and is a collaboration between Lund University, the Crafoord Foundation and Lund City Library. They are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

Time: February 13 – 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Lunds stadsbibliotek, Atriumgården.
Contact: noomi [dot] egan [at] fsi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/politisk-orientering-och-hot-upplever-hogern-och-vanstern-samhallsrelaterade-hot-pa-samma-satt

Business as usual: Corporate defence strategies in connection with allegations of crime
Come listen to ongoing research in sociology of law with Isabel Schoultz, Postdoctoral fellow at the Sociology of Law Department in Lund. All are welcome!

Time: February 13 – 13:15 - 16:00
Location: Sociology of Law Department, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, House M, Room 124.
Contact: reza [dot] banakar [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.soclaw.lu.se/en/event/business-as-usual-corporate-defence-strategies-in-connection-with-allegations-of-crime

Judge under Stress – and Institutional Approach to the Rule of Law
Come listen to ongoing research in sociology of law with Hans Peter Graver, Professor at the Faculty of Law, Oslo University. All are welcome!

Time: February 20 – 13:15 - 16:00
Location: Sociology of Law Department, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, House M, Room 138.
Contact: reza [dot] banakar [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.soclaw.lu.se/en/event/judge-under-stress-and-institutional-approach-to-the-rule-of-law
 

Other News and Events

Advancement and Challenges in Gender equality in Korea
Open lecture with Assistant Professor Jayoung Yoon, Chungnam National University. The gender gap in socioeconomic status has decreased in Korea for the past decades. Women’s opportunities for education and labor market participation have remarkable expanded. Oppression and maltreatment of women in the family have been largely overcome. However, the narrowing down of the gender gap has been accompanied by emerging features of gender relations, revealing that gender equality faces various dimensions of challenges in contemporary Korea. Despite advances in the legislation regulating inequality and gender discrimination, persistent gender role norms and practices are defining specific gender relations, in many different ways. Conflicts of gender roles between in the family and labor markets are reflected in the lowest rates of fertility rate in the world and the recent phenomenon of misogyny. This lecture will discuss issues and challenges facing gender relations in Korea.

Time: February 8 – 13:15 - 15:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: paul [dot] oshea [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.ace.lu.se/event/advancement-and-challenges-in-gender-equality-in-korea

Child Soldiering in Northern Myanmar: Dynamics and Challenges
Open lecture by Assistant Professor Kai Chen, Xiamen University. Child soldering in Northern Myanmar is analysed in the context of international security and human insecurity issues. The lecture explains the background, development, and current context of  child soldiering in Myanmar. In particular it analyzes the dynamics of post-2015 Myanmar, and explores alternative solutions to this issue.  The lecture also discusses the difficulties of doing research on this topic, including the prevalence of uncleaned landmines along the Myanmar border, as well as the frequent occurrence of coordinated attacks against military and civilian targets. It also addresses the ways different types of documents and other sources were used for research.
Kai Chen is an assistant professor at the School of International Relations, Xiamen University, China. His principal research focuses on South-East Asia and human insecurity (e.g., child labor). He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, King's College London, National University of Singapore, Kyoto University, and Thammasat University in Thailand among others. He is the author of Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures (Springer, 2014).

Time: February 12 – 10:15 - 12:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.ace.lu.se/event/child-soldiering-in-northern-myanmar-dynamics-and-challenges

Screening of Mrs B. A North-Korean Woman (70 min, 2017)
Mrs. B., a North Korean woman, was forcibly sold to a Chinese farmer by her smugglers. To earn a living in China and help her family, who remained in North Korea, Mrs. B. turned to drug trafficking. She succeeds in getting her husband and sons smuggled into South Korea and then leaves herself with a group of illegal migrants to join her children at last. At the end of long and dangerous travels, Mrs. B. is held by the intelligence service as soon as she crosses the border into South Korea. Her life takes a completely unexpected turn than the one she’d dreamed of.

Time: February 18 – 15:15 - 17:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.ace.lu.se/event/screening-of-mrs-b-a-north-korean-woman-70-min-2017

South Korea’s Top-Down Democracy
Erik Mobrand is associate professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University. He is the author of Top-Down Democracy in South Korea (University of Washington Press, forthcoming 2019).

While popular movements in South Korea rightly grab the headlines for forcing political change and holding leaders to account, those movements are only part of the story of the construction and practice of democracy. The elite-led design and management of electoral and party institutions form another part. More often than not, South Korea’s rulers have responded to freer and fairer elections by entrenching rather than abandoning exclusionary practices and forms of party organization – even as they appropriate symbols and slogans of bottom-up resistance. These practices point to subtle ways that democratic accountability can be undermined. South Korea’s experience suggests that we should think about democratization not as the establishment of an entirely new system, but as the subtle blending of new formal rules with earlier authority structures, political institutions, and legitimizing norms.

Time: February 19 – 10:15 - 12:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: paul [dot] oshea [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.ace.lu.se/event/south-koreas-top-down-democracy

LUCSUS seminar: Migration and its role in Transformations to Sustainability
Welcome to a seminar with Prof Neil Adger from Exeter University.  Prof. Adger is a well-known for his work on migration, adaptation and sustainability and is an IPCC coordinating lead author. The seminar is open for everyone. No registration needed!

Time: February 7 – 10:15 - 12:00
Location: Wrangel Building, Room 117. Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/event/lucsus-seminar-migration-and-its-role-in-transformations-to-sustainability

LUCSUS seminar: Art4SDG
Welcome to a LUCSUS seminar with Emily Boyd and Diego Galafassi. The seminar is open for everyone. No registration needed!

Time: February 14 – 10:15 - 12:00
Location: Wrangel Building, Room 117. Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/event/lucsus-seminar-art4sdg

Open Seminar of the Pufendorf Advanced Study Group: Moves Towards an Anti-Colonial Academy: Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora in Europe
What does Pan-Africanism mean to Europe? Although the first Pan-African conferences all took place in Europe (beginning with the one in London 1900), were led by African descendants residing in Europe and were focused on combating European colonialism—Pan-Africanism is rarely if ever conceptualized as a part of European histories and realities. However, there is an argument to be made that Pan-Africanism should be seen as part of European history and also as a framework for conceptualizing what it means to be Black in Europe.
Michael McEachrane is a Visiting Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund. He has a PhD (with distinction) in Philosophy from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. His current research focuses on postcolonial/decolonial perspectives on human rights and racial discrimination. Among his work are the book Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Equality and Race in Northern Europe (Routledge, 2014), a recent article in the Human Rights Review, “Universal Human Rights and the Coloniality of Race in Sweden” (2018) and a forthcoming book chapter, "Situating Afro-/African Swedish Studies". McEachrane is also a seasoned international human rights advocate and occasional expert advisor to the UN OHCHR on people of African descent.

Time: February 18– 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Main lecture room, first, floor Pufendorf IAS

Applications Open for Research Grant Programme in Turkey
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Turkey Programme is delighted to announce a call for applications for the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Research Grant Programme to support research projects on human rights issues in Turkey. The deadline for applications is March 15, Friday, 00:00. The maximum amount awarded is 20,000 TL per research project. The grant period is limited to seven months and ends on December 31, 2019.
For more information: https://rwi.lu.se/2019/02/applications-open-for-research-grant-programme-in-turkey/
 

 

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