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Newsflash No. 24 - November 30, 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 News, Events & Opportunities




News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details



"The Moral Economies of Market Societies; Economic Attitudes from a Polanyian Perspective"

Patrick Sachweh, Assistant Professor in Sociology at Frankfurt University


Date: December 1st, 2016

Time: 15:15 to 17:00

Venue: Conference room 1, The Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund

For more information, contact sara [dot] elden [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is a movie essay by the internationally known film theorist, Thom Andersen about representation of the city of Los Angeles in Hollywood, widely based on Mike Davis' studies on Los Angeles. The movie could be highly educational for urban geography and planning students (at both BSc and MSc levels) as it touches upon a lot of familiar topics from urban planning, uneven urban development, segregation, architecture, claiming back the city and so on.


Date: December 1st, 2016

Time: 17:30 - 20:00

Venue: Room Världen, ground floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund


Iryna Sikorska presenterar: ”Intercultural education policies across Europe: responses to cultural diversity" 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: December 6th, 2016

Time: 12:00 to 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


Alan Jacobs, UBC, will give a seminar on "Integrating qualitative and quantitative evidence: A Bayesian approach".


Date: December 7th, 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


Seminar with Frédéric Landy. Director, French Institute of Pondicherry, India / Directeur de l’Institut Français de Pondichéry. UMIFRE 21 (CNRS-MAEDI) Tel. : +91 413 22 31 608. Website :


Date: December 8th, 2016

Time: 15:15 - 17:00

Venue: Room Rio (430), 4th floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund


Nils Holmberg has written a thesis entitled Effects of online advertising on children's visual attention and task performance during free and goal-directed internet use. A media psychology approach to children's website interaction and advert distraction. The external reviewer is associate professor Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, University of Amsterdam.



Date: December 9th, 2016

Time: 10:00

Venue: room 104, Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund

For more information:


Are you a student interested in digital learning, or the possibilities for learning and teaching using LiveatLund or other webplatforms? Participate in a workshop together with teachers and other students to come up with a vision for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Sign up here by no later than December 6th:


Date: December 8th, 2016

Time: 9-12

Venue: R115

For more information, contact Shoshana [dot] iten [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se


Carlo Knotz has written a thesis entitled Getting Tough on Unemployment. Essays on the politics of unemployment benefit reform in affluent democracies. The external reviewer is Professor Silja Häusermann, University of Zürich.


Date: December 9th, 2016

Time: 10:00

Venue: Eden’s auditorium, Paradisgatan 5H, Lund

For more information:


Srilata Sircar has written a thesis entitled Between the Highway and the Red Dirt Track. Subaltern Urbanization and Census Towns in India. The external reviewer is reader Tariq Jazeel, University College London.


Date: December 9th, 2016

Time: 13:15

Venue: Världen, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund

For more information:


The seminars showcase current research projects at the Department and are open to researchers and Masters students. Research seminar with senior associate lecturer Nicklas Guldåker and lecturer Mona Tykesson.


Date: December 12th, 2016

Time: 12:15 to 13:00

Venue: Sky High, 5th floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund


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


Date: December 13rd, 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


The theme of the Gender Studies Open Seminar is Gender, Class and Capital - Intersectional theories in times of austerity. Mahmoud Keshavarz: Passports, Camps & Borders


Date: December 14th, 2016

Time: 13:00-15:00

Venue: TBC

For more information: or contact Rebecca [dot] Selberg [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


You are invited to the Graduate School’s Lucia Fika!

Once again, Graduate School will be celebrating Lucia Day with a special holiday fika. The celebration will take place on December 14th from 2 pm in the Student Lounge. Those who sign up for this event will be offered traditional Lucia snacks like glögg (non-alcoholic mulled wine), lussekatter (saffron buns), and other seasonal treats.


Lucia Day celebrations are a Swedish Christmastime tradition. To learn more about Lucia, visit


Sign up for the fika no later than December 12th via this link:  


We hope to see you there!

Date: December 14

Time: 14:00

Venue: Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen



External News & Events in Details


An enormous Freedom of Expression cube will be turned on and a week of activities will kick-off outside of Lund Cathedral on Dec. 2 at 12:30 to commemorate Sweden’s 250-year anniversary of freedom of speech.


Lund is commemorating “The Week of Silence”, a week of activities, including the launch of a human rights cube and film, a silent minute, and a concert and panel discussion on freedom of expression. Emma Berginger, the Deputy Mayor of Lund, Anna Ringborg, project leader at the Raoul Wallenberg Academy, and Rolf Ring, Deputy Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, will speak at the kick-off.


Date: December 2nd-9th, 2016

Venue: Stora Gråbrödersgatan 17 B, 22105 Lund

For more information:



Here you will have the chance to learn about the Swedish job market, get tips for job searching and get feedback on your CV. The International Day is arranged by the unions at Lund University.


Date: December 6th, 2016

Time: 10:00-15:00

Venue: Kårhuset, John Ericssons väg 3

For more information:


Isa Blumi, Associate Professor, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS)


Since March 2015, an international coalition of forces—including Britain and the US—have waged a military campaign in Yemen that has resulted in a humanitarian disaster involving millions. This lecture will suggest a need to provide an in-depth accounting for how this war, and the almost non-stop violence visiting the county since the end of Cold War, actually has transnational origins. As such, this lecture will offer unique insights into how globalization, development, the war on terror, and “disaster capitalism” more generally directly shapes the horizons of disparate political and economic actors intersecting in Arabia. This analysis should thus help scholars and students of international relations, development, globalization, imperialism and political economy gain an understanding of how resource and culturally rich countries like Yemen end up either being warzones or, at best, the target of exploitation aiming to turn Southern Arabia into nothing more than the Tijuana of the larger Middle East.


Date: December 7th, 2016

Time: 16:00

Venue: CMES Seminar room


Inför universitetets 350-årsjubileum som invigs den 19 december bjuder vi in till en filmvisning om universitetets historia. Bengt Olle Bengtsson, professor emeritus vid biologiska institutionen, har skapat en personlig film som tar oss med på en resa i tid och rum. Du får bland annat en inblick i hur Lunds universitet har utvecklats och vilka personer som har varit betydelsefulla för universitetet. Bengt Olle Bengtsson kommer att finnas på plats för att berätta mer om filmen och svara på dina frågor. Filmen är på engelska. Enklare mackor kommer att finnas framdukade efter visningen. Alla som är intresserade är varmt välkomna!


Date: December 9th, 2016

Time: 12:15 - 13:00

Venue: Lundmarksalen, Astronomihuset, Sölvegatan 27

For more information, contact dragana [dot] trivic [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se



Körkollegiet presenterar Nationskörernas årliga luciakonsert i Universitetshuset. När nätterna är som längst och årstiden som mörkast, kom och låt dig omslutas av ljus, värme och stämningsfull sång. Körkollegiet presenterar Nationskörernas årliga luciakonsert i Universitetshuset. Över hundra sångare sjunger såväl svenska som internationella Lucia- och adventssånger. Välkommen att komma och fira Lucia tillsammans med Nationskörerna; Gudrunkören och Tornakören.


Tre föreställningar, Klockan 17:00, 18:30 och 20:00.


Pris: 100 kronor (student/ungdom 12–19 år), 140 kronor (ordinarie), fri entré för barn under 12 år.

Biljetter köps antingen genom medlemmar i körerna eller på Studentinfo i AF-borgen.


Date: December 13rd, 2016

Time: 17:00 - 21:00

Venue: Universitetshusets aula, Paradisgatan 2

For more information:


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


For more information:…



Other News, Events & Opportunities in Details


Do you want to add an experience to your résumé? While winning your dream trip? On Studyka, major companies challenge you by offering you innovative contests!


For more information:


Gender Troublemakers is a feminist collective, which aims to offer an alternative, safe and respectful space to share knowledge, learn and reflect on the wide spectrum of gender-related topics and issues. Our purpose is to create an open and welcoming platform, where people from any kind of background can join and choose among different levels of participation, from simply attending our events to actively engaging in the collective’s organization.


Initially, this project started within an autonomous group of master students from Lund University’s Social Studies of Gender Program and consisted in spontaneous post-lectures meetings, with the idea to continue deepening our lectures’ conversations and discussions outside the academic schedule and through a gender perspective.


Gender Trouble Makers will hold weekly meetings and a variegate range of events and activities, such as:

Film Screening Sessions: The purpose of film screening sessions is to provide an open and safe space for discussion around different kind of movies with a gender perspective, encouraging controversia and constructive conversations between the audience. Film screening sessions aim ultimately to be a feminist learning opportunity for anyone interested


For more information:



Gender TroubleMakers is hosting its first Perspektivfika! Join us in a conversation with Elin Ferm, activist in FATTA!, an organisation and a movement mobilizing against sexual violence in Sweden. Elin will tell us how FATTA! came about, how they work and what has been achieved since they entered the debate on sexual violence in Sweden. We wish to talk about the mobilization against sexual violence, so join us in a conversation about FATTA! and the way forward — against sexual violence, for consent!


***trigger warnings*** sexual violence, sexual assault, rape


Elin Ferm is a master student at Lund University, activist in FATTA! and co-founder of Nordic Wake Girls, an association working for equality within extreme sports.


Tea, coffee and fika/snacks will be provided.


Perspektiv-fika is a space to listen to an invited speaker’s perspective, to broaden participants’ knowledge and trigger a constructive and fruitful conversation.


Date: December 2nd, 2016


Venue: Smålands Nation, Kastanjegatan 7, 22359 Lund, Sweden

For more information:


Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research is now on Facebook in English. Here, we will

publish the English news materials and translate items from our Swedish page. The Facebook page aims to promote gender research and gender equality with a target on international audience in Sweden and abroad.


For more information:


G16, Sweden´s biggest gender research conference, takes place in Linköping from the 23- 25 of November. The book contains all the abstracts from the speakers and panel discussions, and programme details for the conference.


For more information:



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