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Newsflash No. 23 - November 16, 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


Other Events




News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details


”Carl Kjersmeier, the man behind the mask. Collecting african objects in a colonial and national perspective” Jesper Kurt Nielsen, Curator at the National Museum in Copenhagen. The seminar will be held in English

Date: November 17th, 2016
Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue:Room M109, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, Lund
For more information, contact ulf [dot] johansson_dahre [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Seminar with the department's research group focusing on migration and social work.

Date: November 22nd, 2016

Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue: Room 14, Bredgatan 26, Lund
For more information, contact carina [dot] olsson [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se


Gerry Munch, UC San Diego, will give a seminar on "Democratization in the Modern Age: The Evolution of Knowledge Since World War II".

Date: November 23rd, 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


The seminars showcase current research projects at the Department and are open to researchers and Masters students. Research seminar with postdoc Elena Zukauskaite.

Date: November 28th, 2016

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


Chris Swader presenterar: ”Comparative Ethnography of Urban Loneliness: A Research Design". 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 29th, 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


Alejandro Quiroz Flores is a Lecturer at the Department of Government at University of Essex. He will give a talk on the topic ”Prediction of Ministerial Change using Machine Learning: An Application to Foreign Ministers”.

Date: November 30th, 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, contact info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org


The ambit of this research proposal is the analysis of xenophobia put forth by the media in relation to the contemporary Middle East crisis in a Sweden/Serbia comparative perspective. Both countries have an official record of accepting immigrants, expatriots and refugees today – Sweden is known to be highly tolerable, with decent social inclusion of immigrants, whilst Serbia seems to be one of the rare countries not to create a huge xenophobic backlash regarding the staggering influx of refugees fleeing the Islamic State and the current havoc in the Middle East. The questions this project poses are centered on the xenophobic discourse within both newspapers and magazines, as well as online media and social networks, having in mind that hate speech is more and more often funneled through the Internet. What kind of xenophobic language is present in Serbian and Swedish media, in the newspapers, online portals and social media? What are the similarities and differences between the Swedish and the Serbian case? Having in mind the official Serbian political disposition to join the EU and the importance of human rights, is there anything Serbia could learn in curbing the xenophobic sentiment? What are the distinctive discursive formations used to propagate/disseminate xenophobia? What types of media are most prolific and most successful in disseminating xenophobic discourse? Are these the mainstream media? Social media? Alternative online media?


Date: November 30th, 2016

Time: 13:00-15:00

Venue: SOL Fakultetsklubben, SOL (B131)


Philip K. Creswell. Uppsala Universitet, kommer att tala om "The Gears of the Incoherent Machine: Mediated Scenes and the Movement Moments of Anonymous".

Date: November 30th, 2016
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Rum G236, Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund
For more information, contact susanne [dot] boethius [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Robyn Eckersly, will give a seminar on "Reflexive Democracy in the Anthropocene".

Date: November 30th, 2016

Time: 13:15-15:00
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, contact annika [dot] bjorkdahl [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se




External News & Events in Details


The LUMID programme in collaboration with the NGO Svalorna invite you to a guest lecture by Kathir Vincentraj and Thilagam Ramalingam (from the NGO Evidence).


About Evidence: Evidence is an organisation that mainly focuses on monitoring Dalit rights and promoting social justice. The organisation was founded in 2005 and is based in Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, India. Its main activities are human rights monitoring with a Dalit and gender focus, legal interventions, action oriented research, media interventions, round-table consultations, promoting a Dalit civil rights forum, social dialogue between caste communities and strategic training programs.


Date: November 16th, 2016

Time: 15:00-17:00

Venue: Världen (room 111), Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund


Just how is it that our brains understand the drawings and sequential images found in visual narratives like comics? Building on contemporary theories from cognitive science, I will present a provocative theory: that the structure and cognition of drawings and sequential images is similar to language. This talk will focus on the structural principles of the “narrative grammar” that underlies sequential image understanding. It will cover the basic principles of this structure, what cross-cultural research shows us about diverse visual languages of the world, and what cognitive neuroscience reveals about the processing of visual narratives. Altogether, this work explores emerging research from the linguistic and cognitive sciences that challenges conventional wisdom with a new paradigm of thinking about the connections between language and graphic communication

Date: November 17th, 2016

Time: 13:15-15:00
Venue: SOL H428b


LUCSUS, in collaboration with the NGO Svalorna, is inviting you to a panel debate on food sovereignty and the global food system in the evening of Nov 17, 19:00-20:30.

Panelists include representatives from La Vía Campesina and other farmers’ rights movements and advocates from more socially just and environmentally sustainable food systems, including Right Livelihood Award laurate Pat Mooney who has focused on the impact of new agricultural technologies on rural societies and the global governance of food systems for more than four decades. Please see the attached invitation for more information about the panelists. Ellinor Isgren (LUCSUS) is introducing and moderating the debate.


Date: November 17th, 2016

Time: 19:00-20:30

Venue:LUCSUS, Josephson building, Biskopsgatan 5, lecture room Ostrom, 3d floor.

Register for the event at…


Film screening. Bulas Singing, Reciting and Teaching in Sarajevo an educational documentary by Catharina Raudvere, Copenhagen, and Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, Sarajevo.


Date: November 23rd, 2016

Time: 17:00

Venue: CMES seminar room


The Annual Meeting of the Association of African Affairs will be held on the 25th of November 2016, 16.45pm at Eden room 230, Paradisgatan 5. The Annual Meeting is the highest decision making body of AAFRA and we will look into the operational year 2015/2016 and set the agenda for 2017. All members are welcome and everyone who became a member before the 4th of November have the right to vote. During the meeting, we will vote on new board members and by-law. We offer free pizza for all members.


Date: November 25th, 2016


Venue: Paradisgatan 5, Lund (Building H, Eden Room 230)

For more information:


ASG Innovation for whom? holds their second workshop. In this workshop we discuss the role of governmental actors and public policy in general to support the emergence and scaling up of social innovations for environmental sustainability. We will address questions like: can public organizations use procurement as a way to support social innovations and/or are there situations when public procurement hinders social innovations?

Please register by sending an email to bo [dot] goransson [at] fek [dot] lu before the 25th of November as seating is limited.

Date: November 28th, 2016

Time: 10:00 till 12:00
Venue: The Pufendorf Institute, Biskopsgatan 3

For more information, contact bo [dot] goransson [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se


Torkel Brekke, Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk, Oslo

This lecture presents the first overview of the interest in Islamic financial products among Muslims in a Nordic country. There are no Islamic banks in the region today, but there are several initiatives to establish these services. The lecture is based on a survey of 707 Muslims in Norway carried out in 2015 and 2016, on individual interviews and focus groups, as well as on dialogue with commercial banks. It will discuss the interest in Islamic banking and say something about its sociological and religious significance.


Date: November 30th, 2016

Time: 15:00

Venue: CMES seminar room




Other Events in Details


Julen på Kulturen startar med Julstöket första adventshelgen (år 2016 är det den 26-27 november kl 11-17) och fortsätter sedan med visningar, julpyssel, lucia, marionetteater med mera. Du kan också följa vårt Julspår, som visar hur julen firades förr i några av våra kulturhistoriska hus. En söndag i mitten av januari säger vi farväl till julen med vår traditionella Julgransplundring.


Date: November 26th-27th, 2016

Time: 10:00-17:00

Venue: Tegnérsplatsen, 22350 Lund, Sweden

For more information:


I år bjuder vi upp till dans på Jul på slottet! Välkommen till folkdansuppvisning och dans kring stora granen. Passa på att se traditioner kring julen såsom halmslöjd, knyppling och pilflätning. Lyssna till körsång, besök marknadsstånden, träffa djur på Borggården och se Malmöhusgardet utföra slottsvaktsexercis. Grilla din egen korv över öppen eld, pyssla och hälsa på tomtefar som hjälper barnen med önskelistan.

Fri entré till hela Malmö Museer denna dag.


Date:  November 27th, 2016

Time: 10:00-17:00

Venue: Malmöhusvägen 6, 211 18 Malmö, Sweden

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


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