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Newsflash No. 37 - October 4, 2017

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

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Graduate School news

10 year anniversary October 20!

Midterm seminars for second year students

Meet the crew lunch October 24
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Thesis Defense: "Destabilising citizenship practices? Social work and undocumented migrants in Sweden" Oct 6th 

Seminar: Crip and Queer Seminar series: "Sex For Everyone (Sex För Alla)". Oct 11th

Seminar: "Respecting Reef Moments. A longitudinal ethnographic film project in the Solomon Islands". Oct 12th

Seminar: "Re-scaling humanitarianism: the transnational con-struction of Global Health in American medicine". Oct 19th
 

Other News and events

Lecture: "Russian muftiates and the problem of Islamic authority in modern Russia" Oct 5th

Guest Talk at Malmö University: "Is Democracy rooted in a 'people'?" Oct 10th

Careers Seminar: "Looking for work in the EU – What an Euresadviser can help you with". Oct 12th

Seminar: "Research in a Post-Truth World". Oct 13th

Seminar: "Shaping a way forward: Higher education futures for the Middle East". Oct 16th


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10 year anniversary October 20!

This Autumn 2017 Graduate School is turning 10 years old! Welcome to our anniversary event on October 20, at 13:00 in R240 and R236 at Gamla Kirurgen. RSVP: Kindly reply by Thursday October 12. More information and a link to sign up can be found on our website.

Midterm seminars for second year students

For second year students preparing to write their thesis this coming spring term, we offer a midterm seminar in late October. The purpose is to discuss your thesis proposal, which is due to be submitted November 20. One midterm seminar is organised for each programme. More information will soon be found on the Thesis Portal in LiveatLund.

Meet the crew lunch October 24

In order to keep in touch with our students, the Graduate School staff has planned for a "meet the crew lunch", October 24. We will bring our lunch to the student louge, hoping for an opportunity to chat informally with students about the programmes and courses. 

 

Thesis Defense: "Destabilising citizenship practices? Social work and undocumented migrants in Sweden" Oct 6th

Doctoral student Vanna Nordling will defend her thesis "Destabilising citizenship practices? Social work and undocumented migrants in Sweden".

Time: 06/10/2017 - 10:15 to 12:00

Location: Edens hörsal, Paradisgatan 5, Hus H

Contactcarina [dot] olsson [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: http://www.soch.lu.se/en/event/public-thesis-defence-vanna-nordling

 

Seminar: Crip and Queer Seminar series: "Sex For Everyone (Sex För Alla)". Oct 11th

Mats Jonsson, Claudia Parera, Natalie Nilsson and Becky Nelson are sex educators at Sex For Everyone. Sex For Everyone is a peer education project where people with intellectual disabilities deliver workshops on sex, love and relationships in assisted living and workplaces in southern Sweden. Sex educators from the project Sex for Everyone will share what it has meant for them to be an educator and a project leader in a sex education project, as well as lessons learned and best practices from the project.

The seminar will also include an interactive workshop with a demonstration of the material developed and used in Sex for Everyone’s work in assisted workplaces and homes. The seminar will be held in English with a possibility to ask in Swedish. It is open to the interested public and university community. Welcome!

Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator, automatic doors and accessible toilet. The presentation will be around 45 minutes with a 15 minute break. The remaining time will be intended for discussion and questions. Please contact us if there is anything we should know and can do in advance so that you can come and take part.

Time: Oct 11th, 13:15

Place: room M226, Department of Gender Studies. Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M.

Contactti7787ol-s [at] student [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: http://www.genus.lu.se/event/crip-queer-seminar

 

Seminar: "Respecting Reef Moments. A longitudinal ethnographic film project in the Solomon Islands". Oct 12th

Professor Peter I. Crawford, The Artic University of Norway.

While the vast majority of documentary films are made with large crews over a very short period of time, many ethnographic films are made by one person, the anthropologist cum filmmaker, sometimes working with a camera person, and usually over longer periods of time. This may be one of the reasons why Paul Henley has argued that what ethnographic film is particularly good at is to represent fieldwork. A pioneering example of this was the work of John Marshall, who lived, worked and filmed among the Ju!Hoansi so-called bushmen in the Kalahari Desert for more than fifty years. Using examples from the long-term Reef Islands Ethnographic Film Project this presentation will focus on the pros and cons of such longitudinal work, raising also awkward questions regarding the relationship between cinema and anthropology, a relationship often praised for its ability to add new, more sensorial, dimensions to anthropological enquiry, but may it also at times take on the characteristics of strange bedfellows?

Time: Oct 12th, 15:00 to 17:00

Location: room G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund

Contactlisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/657  

 

Seminar: "Re-scaling humanitarianism: the transnational con-struction of Global Health in American medicine". Oct 19th

Tine Hanrieder, Berlin Social Science Centre

Time: Oct 19th, 15:00 to 17:00

Location: room G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund

Contactlisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/673

 

Lecture: "Russian muftiates and the problem of Islamic authority in modern Russia" Oct 5th

Lecture with Renat Bekkin, PhD student within the frame of the project "Islamophobia in Germany, Poland and Russia, with Particular Attention to Its Christian Dimension", Södertörns University.

Time: 2017-10-05 14:00 till 16:00

Location: CMES seminar room, Finngatan 16, Lund.

For more information: http://www.cmes.lu.se/events/

 

Guest Talk at Malmö University: "Is Democracy rooted in a 'people'?" Oct 10th

Associate Professor Sofia Näsström, Uppsala University

The paper asks what allegiance to the sovereign people entails for how one addresses conflicts on “who” governs in a democracy. I argue that it yields a fundamental paradox, and that this paradox induces many political theorists to draw two general but faulty conclusions. The first conclusion is that disagreement on who properly makes up the people has an inherently destabilizing impact on democratic politics. It leads to a vicious circle of permanent revolutions: The people must be authorized by the people, who are undemocratic at the moment of foundation, and therefore must be authorized by a new people, and so on. The second conclusion is that who legitimately make up the people, and hence are entitled to govern themselves for this very reason falls beyond the scope of democratic theory. It is determined by factors extraneous to democracy; by a historically constituted people (historicism), a pre-political people (naturalism) or by the decision of the one who is sovereign (decisionism).

Time: Oct 9th 13:15 - 15:00

Place: Malmö University, Main meeting room 9th floor Niagara Building

 

Careers Seminar: "Looking for work in the EU – What an Euresadviser can help you with". Oct 12th

EURES (European Employment Services) is a cooperation network formed by the public employment services. Trade unions and employers' organizations also participate as partners. The objective of the EURES network is to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area (EEA) (the 27 members of the European Union, plus Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland).

EURES offers a network of advisers that can give information, help and assistance to jobseekers and employers through personal contacts. EURES advisers are trained specialists who provide the three basic EURES services of information, guidance and placement, to both jobseekers and employers interested in the European job market.

Time: Oct 12th 13:15-15:00

Location: Eden Auditorium, Paradisgatan 5, Lund

For more information: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/1991

 

Seminar: "Research in a Post-Truth World". Oct 13th

Michael Hall, professor, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

The presentation sets out to offer some thoughts on the issue of facts and their relationship to power in the (social) sciences. It serves to raise questions with respect to methodology and the nature and acceptability of knowledge we well as “competition” between different forms of knowledge. These are regarded not just as abstract philosophical ideas but as having real impacts on policy-making and research and teaching practices, as it highlights what is regarded as acceptable evidence. A range of examples will be used to illustrate how competition between knowledge forms is implicate in research assessment exercises, publishing practices, and in the assessment of student assignments and, importantly within institutions and their design as well. Ways in which they can be responded to will also be noted. 

The seminar is hosted by the Advanced Study Group, Commons and Commoning – Human Rights and Sustainability at The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies. 

Time: Oct 13th, 13:15-15:00

Location: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund

 

Seminar: "Shaping a way forward: Higher education futures for the Middle East". Oct 16th

Helen Avery, Researcher, CMES.

A series of armed conflicts and political crises in the Middle East have in recent years fuelled mass displacement and exodus from the concerned areas. The situation has serious implications for higher education: brain drain of qualified academics and professionals, interrupted study pathways and a ‘lost’ generation of upper secondary students with reduced access to higher education, difficulties recognising qualifications and the need for supplementary courses to match requirements in host countries.

Importantly, ongoing conflicts and post-conflict settings call for new types of capacity in higher education, to achieve socially and environmentally sustainable recovery and reconstruction. Profound rethinking of agendas and strategies not only concerns the region itself – there is a need to reconsider the ways higher education in Sweden or other European countries address the new political and demographic dynamics.

You are welcome to participate in a visioning workshop, to collectively reflect on possible higher education futures and strategies to address these developments.

Time: Oct 16th, 15:00-17:00

Location: CMES seminar room, Finngatan 16

For more information: http://www.cmes.lu.se/events/