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Newsflash No. 28 - February 16, 2017

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

  • The Spring 2017 Graduate School Newsletter is available! (Read more HERE)

  • Reminder - Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: Jens Andersson/ February 15th (Read more HERE)

  • Reminder - Open Seminar: ‘Servants’ Trade Unions and Feminist Debates on Work, Britain 1900-1914/ February 15th (Read more HERE)

  • The Sociology Seminar series: Care, Time and Labour: Rethinking the Global Commodification of Care from a Nordic Perspective/ February 16th (Read more HERE)

  • Development Practitioner Seminar series: Women, peace and security – a peek into practical experiences of activism for women’s rights and gender justice in conflict and post conflict countries/ February 20th (Read more HERE)

  • At least three doctoral studentships in Sociology/ Last application date February 28th (Read more HERE)


External News & Events

  • Concert: Love @ Lund/ February 14th (På Svenska - Read more HERE)

  • Seminar: Is ‘global’ English compatible with local language ecologies and principles of language rights, or a neoimperialist project?/ February 15th (Read more HERE)

  • Free movie with the Student Chaplaincy/ February 15th (Read more HERE)

  • Get your dream job with LinkedIn/ February 16th (Read more HERE)

  • Workshop: China’s Environmental Challenges: Domestic and Global Implications/ February 22nd (Read more HERE)

  • EEE2017, Business, Economics and IT Career Fair/ February 22nd-23rd (Read more HERE)

  • Global Ingenuity Challenge: Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society/ March 6th-31st, sign up by February 20th (Read more HERE)


Other News, Events & Opportunities

  • Gender Troublemakers Kick-off Event: Fortunes of Feminism: Women’s March?/ February 14th (Read more HERE)

  • The Migration Seminar: “Protecting Fortress Europe”: The negotiation of “borders” and “benchmarks” in national and EU arenas/ February 16th (Read more HERE)

  • DIIS Seminar: The future of development cooperation/ February 21st (Read more HERE)

  • Kosovo International Summer Academy 2017/ July 12th-22nd, 2017 (Read more HERE)

  • Kennesaw State University, PhD in International Conflict Management Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 (Read more HERE)



News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details


Read about what our students, staff and alumni have been up to! Our newsletter is published twice annually and focuses different aspects relevant to Graduate School. If you would like to contribute, or have any questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

In this issue, we have decided to focus on internationalisation issues. These are naturally dear to us: our 2016 cohort of students comprised 70 per cent international students, and our alumni are spread far and wide. But what is internationalisation really? Why should it be promoted? We have put these and similar questions to staff,students and alumni to get some potential answers.

Do you want to find out the answers? You can get a copy of the latest Graduate School Newsletter at the Student Reception Desk. Besides, you can get an official transcript, certificate of registration, pick up graded assignments and general information at the Student Reception Desk. The student desk normally open on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 - 13:00.

You can also read it in digital version here.


Jens Andersson is a doctoral student at the Department of Economic History at Lund University. He will give a talk on the topic: ”Long term dynamics of the state in Francophone West Africa”

Date: February 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 (sharp) - 13:00
Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, contact info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org


Welcome to an open Gender Studies seminar: Laura Schwartz - ‘Servants’ Trade Unions and Feminist Debates on Work, Britain 1900-1914’. Dr. Laura Schwartz is Associate Professor of Modern British History at the University of Warwick. She has published widely on the history of British feminism and is currently working on a monograph entitled Feminism and the Servant Problem: Class Conflict in Domestic Labour in the British Women’s Suffrage Movement (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2018). Laura Schwartz sits on the University and Colleges Union branch committee, and is also active in the London-based collective Feminist Fightback.

Abstract: This paper explores British feminist attitudes to housework and domestic servants at the turn of the twentieth century. This period of militant suffrage struggle and unprecedented labour unrest was also a moment when increasing numbers of middle-class women were pursuing professions outside the home. As a result, the meaning and value of work for women was hotly debated in feminist periodicals. This paper identifies an influential current within the feminist thought of the period, which, I argue, was complicit in the devaluing of ‘reproductive’ vis a vis ‘productive’ labour. The paper also discusses how a small domestic servants’ union contested a feminist denigration of domestic labour in their struggle to be recognised as workers. It will also explore the difficulties faced by the union in attempting to reconcile their position as domestic workers with prevalent models of feminist identity. The paper asks to what degree reproductive labour had, by the beginning of the First World War, been effectively marginalised as a category around which feminists could organise for social change.

Date: February 15th, 2017
Time: 13:15 to 15:00
Venue: Room R:240, “Gamla Kirurgen", second floor, Sandgatan 3, Lund
For more information, contact maja [dot] sager [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


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

Date: February 16th, 2017
Time: 15:15-17:00
Venue: Department of Sociology, (3rd floor)
For more information, contact Sara Eldén via sara [dot] elden [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se or Chris Swader via christopher [dot] swader [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se       


Nela Porobic will, based on her current and previous experiences in the field of transitional justice, peace building, and women’s human rights, talk about her professional and personal experiences in engaging with women activists from Bosnia and Syria, as well as countries such as Ukraine and Iraq. She will talk about how women’s struggle to gain access “to the table” looks like beyond UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security, and what it takes from the broad range of actors (civil society, governmental bodies, UN agencies, individual countries) to overcome the gap between the global aspirations to include women in peace building and the actual levels of inclusions of women.

Nela holds an MA in political science from University of Lund and has for past ten years worked with variety of international organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Office of the High Representative, to UN agencies such as UNDP and UNFPA. Her current work is with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) where she works on feminist analysis of the Bosnian peace process and the outcomes of the different interventions as part of peacebuilding efforts. WILPF-led initiative in Bosnia, Women Organizing for Change (more info:, is conducted in partnership with local women organizations and activists. The outcomes of this work are continuously shared with women’s organizations in other post conflict and conflict countries.

Date: February 20th, 2017
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: TBC
Sign up via… no later than February 19th, 2017 to attend this seminar.


The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Sociology is home to Pedagogics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, with significant teaching commitments in all three disciplines. Research in the department span from empirical studies of contemporary social issues to critical theory, and the development of theory and methods.

Duties: The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral students will receive a salary from the University during four years, and their primary obligation is to complete their PhD studies. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of full time working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (HF), Chapter 5, Sections 1– 7.

The doctoral student shall be present and actively participate in the research and teaching environment at the department. The main language of the PhD programme is English. However, non-Swedish speaking students are expected to acquire basic skills in Swedish during the period of employment. There are opportunities to participate in language courses taught at the University. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2017. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Sociology is available at:

Last application date: February 28th, 2017 at 11:59 PM CET
For more information:



External News & Events in Details


Solokonsert i Kärlekens tecken med medlemmar ur Palaestra vokalensemble. Vid pianot: Fredrik Schützer.

Konserten är en del av vernissagen "LOVE @ LUND", en jubileumsutställning om kärlekshistorierna som började i Lund.

Vernissagen börjar klockan 18.00. Begränsat antal platser.

Anmälan till vernissage och/eller konsert till info [at] alumni [dot] lu [dot] se senast den 9 februari.

Date: February 14th, 2017
Time: 19:00
Venue: Galleri Pictura (Universitetshuset)
For more information, contact info [at] alumni [dot] lu [dot] se


On Wednesday 15 February 2017, 13.15-14.45 Robert Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas will hold a lecture entitled: "Is ‘global’ English compatible with local language ecologies and principles of language rights, or a neoimperialist project?" at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL, room H339). The seminar is jointly organised by the Centre for Languages and Literature and SASNET at Lund University.

Abstract: The forces behind ‘global’ English and its increased use at all levels of education in many countries need critical scrutiny. English is fraudulently marketed by the British and American governments, with World Bank complicity, as though it is a universal ‘basic skill’. It conflates English with development, and in reality aims at consolidating Anglo-American power. There are clear examples of this in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This contemporary surge represents a variant of worldwide efforts to eliminate the languages of Indigenous peoples and linguistic minorities. Such policies can be seen as a crime against humanity and constituting linguistic genocide. Creating a balance between dominant languages, nationally and internationally, and maintaining the vitality of local, minority and Indigenous language ecologies and principles of linguistic human rights is a major challenge, in South Asian countries as elsewhere.

Date: February 15th, 2017
Time: 13:15-14:45
Venue: Room H339 at the Centre for Languages and Literature, SOL, Helgonabacken 12, 223 62 Lund
For more information, contact elina-maria [dot] vidarsson [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se


The Student Chaplaincy invites your for a movie "I, Daniel Blake" at Kino on Kyrkogatan 3. Pick up your free ticket in the AF building. Trailer for the movie:

Date: February 15th, 2017
Time: 18:30-20:30
Venue: Biografen Kino i Lund, Kyrkogatan 3, 222 22 Lund, Sweden


Your LinkedIn profile is your professional face to the world! During this lecture a LinkedIn employee will share their best tips and tricks to make your profile do the work for you. Main focus is on leveraging and expanding your network and perfecting your digital representation.

We’ll also give you a guided tour of other functions on the platform and teach you how to use LinkedIn in the best possible way. We’ll of course guide you to your dream job, but we’ll also show you how the recruiters can find you!

Date: February 16th, 2017
Time: 13:15-14:30
Venue: C163, Campus Helsingborg, Universitetsplatsen 2, Helsingborg, Sweden
Application deadline: February 16th, 2017, 10:00 am
For more information:


This workshop discusses the domestic and global aspects of China's environmental challenges. It provides insights into individual perceptions, behaviors and realities in both rural and urban China, as well as addresses different policies and government actions. The scholars pay attention to how environmental issues are related to inequalities in society, and how individuals, communities and local governments work to raise awareness and change the situation. Two of the presentations deal with the global implications of China's pollution analyzing Japan's reactions and how Chinese investment in Ghana affect its environment. A documentary film will be screened that provides an overview to Chinese environmental activism.

  1. Energy policy design and China’s local climate governance – energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in Hangzhou, Jørgen Delman, University of Copenhagen

  2. Does Air Pollution Reinforce Social Inequality? Views from the Chinese Countryside, Mette Halskov Hansen, Oslo University

  3. The Green Divide – Urban and Rural Perceptions on Environmental Risks, Stefan Brehm, Lund University

  4. Engaging in Pro-environmental Behaviour in Urban China: Sense of Community and Missed Opportunities, Erin Kennedy, Lund University

  5. From ‘Black Rain’ to ‘Black Snow’: Transboundary Pollution in East Asia, Paul O’Shea, Lund University

  6. Contaminated Encounters: The Chinese Gold Rush in Ghana and Global Flows of Environmental Degradation, Nicholas Loubere, Lund University

  7. Making Environmental Problems Visible: Engaging Chinese Audiences through Documentary Film, Marina Svensson, Lund University

  8. Film screening: Waking the Green Tiger (80 minutes)

To participate in this workshop please register with Marina Svensson by 16 February at the latest.

Date: February 22nd, 2017
Time: 9:15-17:00
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18, Lund
For more information, visit… or contact marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se


Finally it is here, LundaEkonomerna's career fair eeeDays!

This year is the 33rd edition of the eeeDays where both business, economics and IT students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with companies.

On the 22nd of February 10:00, the doors to the eeeDays will open up to a vibrant buzzing event for two long days! This year’s focus is to gather courage to reach your goals, to get out of your comfort zone and break the barriers within yourself and in the interaction with others. What better way to do so than at the eeeDays?

With well known companies, inspiring lectures and workshops there are endless opportunities. Stay tuned for upcoming information about the opportunities in this event during the coming weeks!

Date & Time: February 22nd, 2017 10:00 - February 23rd, 2017 15:00
Venue: Ljusgården, Ekonomihögskolan, Tycho Brahes väg 1, Lund, Sweden
For more information: or

Student Competition!

Global Ingenuity Challenge: Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society

Do you want to challenge yourself? Participate in the global virtual competition and represent Lund University in a team with four other students!

The competition challenges teams of undergraduate/masters students to come up with solutions to a real life problem, the results of which will be judged against teams from across the Universitas 21 network to result in one overall winner.

The process has as its core a three-fold structure: Define precisely the problem to be solved; discover a wide range of possibilities; determine the most appropriate solution. Students and facilitators are supported by an interactive web based platform: ‘Ingenuity OnLine’ (IOL).

Teams will be made up of five students who will be given a challenge and two weeks (sometime during the period 6-31 March) in which to complete it. The team's work will then be translated into a three minute video presentation. 1st prize is an Apple IPad! 1st and 2nd runner up receive an Apple voucher. All participants will receive a U21 goodie bag.

Interested? Send an email to Ulrika Qvist Mathiesen (Ulrika [dot] qvist_mathiesen [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se), by 20 February.

Date: March 6th-31st, 2017
For more information:… or contact Ulrika Qvist Mathiesen via Ulrika [dot] qvist_mathiesen [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se



Other News, Events & Opportunities in Details


Gender Troublemakers are happy to invite everyone to our kick-off event for 2017 which will feature an open discussion on the Women’s March and its implications for feminist politics.

Programme of the event:
    3 - 3:15 pm: mingle and fika
    3:15 - 3:50 pm: open discussion
    3:50 - 4:00 pm: break
    4 - 4:30 pm: open discussion
    4:40 - 5 pm: presentation of Gender Trouble Makers, our new activities and call for volunteers

The discussion will focus on the aftermath of the Women’s March and on how the demonstrations changed the configuration of the spectrum of possibilities and challenges for contemporary feminism. We would like to reflect upon the shifts in the constellations of the feminist politics, which resulted in the various Women’s Marches all around the West.

Date: February 14th, 2017
Time: 15:00-17:00
For more information:


Welcome to a research seminar with Ruth Wodak, Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at MIM/Malmö University for Spring 2017, Em. Professor  FAcSS, Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Lancaster University/University Vienna

Title: “Protecting Fortress Europe”: The negotiation of “borders” and “benchmarks” in national and EU arenas

The seminar will be held in English.

Date: February 16th, 2017
Time: 14:15-16:00
Venue: Lounge room, 9th floor, MIM, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University
For more information:…


This seminar discusses trends in development financing to provide background for reflections on the future of the development effectiveness agenda and on the direction which individual OECD-DAC donors will take in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will focus on the assessment of core elements of the evolution of development cooperation practice from the perspective of the OECD’s Development Cooperation Directorate and consider the implications of emerging challenges for the future agendas of the OECD and its member states.

The seminar will also provide an opportunity to discuss key issues facing Denmark as it adapts its development cooperation to a changing domestic and international context for aid provision.

The seminar will be in English and live streamed on

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Monday 20 February 2017 at 12.00 noon.

Date: February 21st, 2017
Time: 15:30-17:00
Venue:  DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies, Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen
For more information:


This July, Kosovo International Summer Academy (KSA) will organize its 5th edition in Prishtina, Kosovo, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”, that will be realized by Kosovo Center for Diplomacy.

The Kosovo International Summer Academy will be welcoming distinguished professors from the world’s most prestigious universities, diplomats, high-ranking officials, and representatives of civic society, to teach courses and deliver speeches on: Politics, Economics, Diplomacy, Professional Etiquette and Protocol, Leadership, Peaceful Conflict Resolution, EU Integration Process, International Law, Human Rights, International Justice, International Security and The Role of Civic Society in Peacebuilding.

A number of scholarships are available for most qualified applicants.

Priority deadline: May 1st, 2017.
Visa Deadline: May 5th, 2017 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo)
Final Deadline: June 5th, 2017

Date: July 12th-22nd, 2017
Venue: Prishtina, Kosovo
For more information:


I want to once again introduce you to the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development and remind you and your students that as part of the School, we have an innovative PhD program in International Conflict Management! As one of the premiere Master’s degree programs in our shared field of peace and conflict studies, we invite you to apply to our PhD program if you are interested in furthering their cutting-edge education to address real global issues from a sophisticated knowledge base of substantive theoretical, practical, and methodological approaches. Our program only accepts students with an advanced degree allowing us to proudly reduce our time-to-degree for most students.


The PhD in International Conflict Management program was launched in 2010 as Kennesaw State University’s first PhD program and the only one of its kind in the Southeastern United States. It is a full-time, interdisciplinary, in-residence degree designed to meet the global demand for scholar-practitioners. Approximately half of our PhD students are from outside of the United States. Our graduates are working in universities, governments, and non-governmental organizations around the world.


The core strength of our program is our faculty members. Faculty are engaged in real-world problems, from supporting the work of the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, training professionals in domestic and international courts, assisting businesses with generational succession, contributing to programs of non-profits, supporting governments in policy design, and conducting research and program evaluation on critical global issues. In addition, two of our faculty members are senior editors of leading journals in the field, Conflict Resolution Quarterly and the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, both affording students within the program opportunities to engage with field in real-time.


Application deadlines: March 1st, 2017 and August 1st, 2017 with several funding options available
For more information, visit ,or contact Brandon D. Lundy directly by email (blundy [at] kennesaw [dot] edu) or by phone (470-578-2893)




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