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Newsflash No. 22 - November 3, 2016

Important information sent out to students on a biweekly basis, including information, reminders, opportunities and news from the Faculty and elsewhere.

 A collection of events, seminars, information and opportunities for master’s students in English that are being held primarily at the Faculty of Social Science



News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences


External News & Events






News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details


We would like to invite you join us for some vegetarian soup and salad on Tuesday, November 8th from 12.15-13 in the Student Lounge in Gamla Kirurgen (House R). A representative from Student Health and the Student Chaplain will be there to talk about their work and the ways they can support you. This invitation goes out to several international master’s programmes at the faculty, and we hope you will take this opportunity to come in from the cold, warm up your bellies, and meet some of your fellow students while learning about some of the support that is offered here.

To sign up, please fill in this form no later than Sunday, Nov 6th:

If you have signed up and realize that you will no longer be able to attend, please send an email to shoshana [dot] iten [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se so we order the right amount of food.

Date: November 8th, 2016
Time: 12:15-13:00
Location: Gamla Kirurgen Student Lounge
For more information, contact shoshana [dot] iten [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se


This election night event highlights the U.S. presidential election and will watch over developments unfolding during the night. Panels. Lectures will be held in Swedish throughout the evening. All interested staff, students and the public are welcome to attend! More information can be found here:

Date: November 8th, 2016

Time: 17:00 – 23:00

Location: building Eden, Paradisgatan 5H, Lund (Map)



The Department of Gender Studies at Lund University invites you to the Annual Gender Studies Symposium, this year themed Gender and Inequality: Global challenges, local negotiations.

We invite scholars and activists to participate in a day-long trans-disciplinary conversation on central themes within gender studies and feminist theory and practice. The symposium aims at presenting ongoing gender research at Lund University, especially among junior researchers.

Participation is free of charge. Most welcome!

Date: November 9th, 2016

Time: 09:00-16:30

Venue: Building M, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund

For more information:


Antje Ellermann, UBC, will give a seminar on "The Comparative Politics of Immigration Policy".


Date: November 9th, 2016

Time: 13:15-14:45

Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

For more information, contact jan [dot] teorell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


Mette Hjort (KUA): "Creating the Conditions for Quality Filmmaking Within and Beyond the North. Nordic Contributions" Tommy Gustafsson (LnU): "Contemporary Nordic Genre Film"

The seminar will be held in English. Welcome!

Date: November 9th, 2016

Time: 17:15-19:00

Venue: SOL Fakultetsklubben, SOL (B131)

For more information, contact marie [dot] cronqvist [at] kom [dot] lu [dot] se


Development Research Day: Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security by 2030


The theme of the conference addresses the second of the sustainable development goals (SDG 2): End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Still today, almost 800 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead an active and healthy life. The vast majority live in developing countries. It is currently widely agreed that there are a number of dimensions of food and nutrition security that needs to be fulfilled simultaneously in order to eradicate hunger and to reduce food insecurity globally. Dietary change related to increasing incomes and migration to urban areas adds to the complexity of the situation. In many developing countries there is a high prevalence of both undernutrition and overnutrition.


Date: November 10th, 2016

Time: 9:15- 17:00

Location: Morning session (09:15-12:30): Världen (room 111), Geocentrum 1. Afternoon sessions: lecture rooms Malmö and Johannesburg, which are on the 4th floor of Geocentrum 1 (Sölvegatan 10). The other two rooms (Rodinia and Gondwana) are in Geocentrum 2, enter through the doors in the yellow brick building opposite Gerdahallen.

For more information, please visit:



Theme: How Per Eriksson the former Vice-Chancellor for Lund University took a stand for homeless people (Hur rektorn tog ställning för de hemlösa).


Date: November 11th, 2016
Time: 09:00-13:00
Venue: Campus Helsingborg
For more information, contact marcus [dot] knutagard [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se


För femte året i rad hälsar Campus Helsingborg välkommen till Campus Open! Fredag den 11 november öppnar vi dörrarna för alla som är intresserade och nyfikna på dagsaktuell forskning.

Fler än 4 000 studenter och 200 medarbetare bedriver dagligen utbildning och forskning i nära samverkan med regionen, näringslivet och offentliga organisationer i Helsingborg. Samtidigt blir verksamheten alltmer internationell och idag studerar omkring 120 internationella studenter från 30 olika länder vid Campus Helsingborg.

På årets Campus Open bjuder vi på korta öppna föreläsningar inom många olika ämnen.


Date: November 11th, 2016

Time: 13:00-16:00
Venue: Campus Helsingborg (plan U2), Universitetsplatsen 2 i Helsingborg

For more information: or contact pia [dot] siljeklint [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se


Research seminar with professor Eric Clark. The seminars showcase current research projects at the Department and are open to researchers and Masters students.

Date: November 14th, 2016

Time: 12:15 to 13:00
Venue: Sky High, 5th floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund



Fredrik Sandberg presenterar: "Leisure and (late) capitalism". Seminarieserien Forskning på gång, där institutionens forskare presenterar pågående forskning under enkla former, griper över institutionens samtliga forskningsmiljöer, ämnen och inriktningar.

Analytiska, metodologiska och teoretiska problem och möjligheter, nya och framtida publikationer, projektidéer och forskningsfrågor, överraskande eller tankeväckande fynd, spännande material, begrepp, perspektiv eller teorier – det finns en uppsjö tänkbara teman!

Varje seminarium startar prick klockan 12 i Konferensrum 1, varar endast en timme och deltagarna får gärna ta med sig egen lunchmat. Presentatören håller i seminariet som avrundas med en liten diskussionsstund. Tanken är att inspirera och uppmuntra fortsatt forskning samt stimulera det allmänna forskningsintresset på institutionen. Alla är hjärtligt välkomna!


Date: November 15th, 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: Conference room 1, The Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund
For more information, contact lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se




External News & Events in Details


Ms. Meskerem Geset Techane, a human rights expert from Ethiopia, is coming to the RWI on Thursday to discuss how human rights monitoring can be improved with the help of national institutions.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has changed the way human rights are protected and promoted by contributing to the global rise of the number of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from a handful in the early 1990s to over 100 today. The Institute has worked with development and capacity building with over 20 national human rights institutions throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Indeed, NHRIs are increasingly recognized for their role as key independent actors in monitoring human rights. They are being gradually integrated into not only domestic human rights systems but also into global and regional human rights systems.

While the role of NHRIs has been traditionally conceptualized in the context of monitoring civil and political rights, the conventional deliberations on economic and social rights (ESR) implementation have been much focused around the role of judiciary and supranational mechanisms. Taking into account the considerable gaps left by judicial bodies and other human rights actors in ESR implementation, arguments have emerged in support of the unique contribution of NHRIs in this field. With development induced or business related ESR violations comes new challenged, and there is a growing interest in non-judicial accountability and implementation mechanisms where NHRIs can expand their role.

The seminar will explore this potential by drawing some experiences from Africa and beyond.


Date: November 3rd, 2016

Time: 14:00-15:00

Venue: Beijing Room, Raoul Wallenberg Institute

For more information, contact gabriel [dot] stein [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se


AAFRA gladly invites you to watch a truly Malawian production tackling the understanding of some of the modernization and democratization processes in Africa. The 90-minute film "Seasons of a life" by Shemu Joyah from 2008 won several African Film awards and is so far the only internationally available film from the small country in southeast Africa. It is a drama of a housemaid, who is sexually abused and made pregnant by her boss. She is forced to give up her son in order to go on with her education. Six years later she comes back to claim her son. It is a moving story about sexual abuse, women's rights and the legal justice system in Malawi.


For everyone of interest you're most welcome to stay for a discussion led by our member Gregor Rahn, who himself has lived in Malawi for one year.


Entrance: AAFRA-  members: FREE, Students with student-ID: 20 SEK, Others: 30 SEK


Membership for AAFRA costs 75 per year and gives free access to all of our events. Free fika will be served at this event! All are welcome!

Date: November 3rd, 2016

Time: 18:00-19:30

Venue: Biskopsgatan 5, 223 62 Lund, Sweden

For more information:


An increasing number of companies are using LinkedIn to recruit and source talent.

This seminar will not only help you to build an awesome LinkedIn profile but it will also give you an understanding of how employers use LinkedIn to recruit. You will also get tips on the different ways of using LinkedIn to connect and grow your network. For example, using LinkedIn can be very beneficial in researching information on employers and professionals, including alumni.

The business of hiring has changed and now is the time to prepare yourself! Sign up before 14:00 on November 4th, 2016.

Can't make it to LUX? Follow our livestream at:


Date: November 15th, 2016

Time: 15:15-17:00

Venue: C121, LUX, Helgonavägen 3, Lund, Sweden

For more information:


How should you prepare for a job interview in Sweden? What kind of questions can you expect the reqruiter to ask you? How do you show the recruiter that you are the right person for the job? In this webinar we will discuss how you can prepare for a job interview, what to think about during the interview and what you can do when the interview is over.

This activity is a webinar, a seminar on the web. The webinar will be held in English.

You participate in the webinar through your computer, tablet or smartphone. You need to have an internet connection but can sit where ever you prefer. During the webinar you will see and hear the presenter. If you participate through a computer you can also ask questions through a chat.


Date: November 16th, 2016

Time: 13:00-14:30

Register on



Höstterminen 2016 pågår från och med måndagen den 29 augusti 2016 till och med söndagen
den 15 januari 2017. Följande kursperioder, anpassade efter kurser eller delkurser om 7,5 poäng,
bör användas:


Period 1: 2016-08-29 – 2016-09-27, 22 teaching days
Period 2: 2016-09-28 – 2016-10-28, 23 teaching days
Period 3: 2016-10-31 – 2016-11-29, 21 teaching days
Period 4: 2016-11-30 – 2017-01-15 (winter break 2016-12-22 – 2017-01-06), 21 teaching days





Opportunities in Details


This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research.  We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2017 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.


Eligible candidates

- Undergraduate and graduate students

- PhD students

- Everyone with a genuine interest in anthropology

- Previous participants of the project


Selection is NOT based on academic merit, originality or complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity.


More info and online application on



If you have events or information that you would like to include in this newsflash, please contact master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se .


Graduate School Staff