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Newsflash No. 39 - November 8, 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

Apply for exchange studies!

Second-year students: Mid-term seminars for your programme

Second-year students: hand in thesis proposal 20th Nov

First-year students: SIMM41 Course guides available at the student reception desk

News from Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Understanding and tackling corruption – sociology to the rescue? 14th Nov

Seminar: Politics, History and State-Making. 15th Nov

Seminar: Colonial Legacies and Armed Revolts: The Maoist Movement in India. 15th Nov

Seminar: The entanglements of gender and religion among transgender Jews with an Orthodox background: final results and conclusions. 15th Nov

Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: “Why Europe?”

Other News and Events

Seminar Malmö: Double standards: electoral acceptance of immigrant and emigrant dual citizenship in the Netherlands. 9th Nov

Forum: Climate Change and the Oceans. 13th Nov

Book Launch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism - The Limits of Privatization with Professor Manfred Nowak 15th Nov

Lecture: Torture: An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil. 15th Nov

Film screening and conversation: Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (2017). 15th Nov

Conference: Linguistic Dominance and Inequality conference. 15th Nov

Seminar: Refugee Documentation project and further research on the reception of refugees, activist engagement, and refugee experiences in Sweden. 15th Nov


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Apply for exchange studies!

All first-year programme students: this is the time to apply for exchange studies for the autumn term 2018. Lund University has exchange agreements with over 600 partner universities in 70 countries all around the world. This gives you unique opportunities to study abroad. Every year we send approximately 1200 students on exchange studies. Application will be open until November 25th. More information for students in the Social Sciences can be found here.

 

Second-year students: Mid-term seminars for your programme

This is an opportunity for you to meet up with your peers from the programme and the programme director and discuss your thesis proposal and receive feedback. The dates are as follows:

  • Global Studies: Monday, Nov 13, 9:00-12:00 in R115
  • Social Studies of Gender: Monday, Nov 13, 13:00-16:00 in M226
  • Development Studies: Tuesday, Nov 14, 9:00-12:00 in M226

 

Second-year students: hand in thesis proposal 20th Nov

All second-year programme students planning to write their master thesis spring term of 2018 should submit a thesis proposal no later than November 20th. The proposals serve a dual purpose; one is to get you thinking about your research questions, the other one is to help the departments assign suitable supervisors for you. Instructions for the proposal can be found here. The proposal should be submitted in the Thesis Portal (SIMV07) in Live@Lund.

 

First-year students: SIMM41 Course guides available at the student reception desk

If you did not receive a course handbook at course start, or you wish to have another copy, handbooks are available for you to pick up at the student reception desk.

 

Seminar: Understanding and tackling corruption – sociology to the rescue?

Dieter Zinnbauer, Transparency International

Understanding and tackling corruption – sociology to the rescue? A laundry list of half-baked ideas on where and how sociology could potentially help more to inform, inspire and fruitfully challenge the fight against corruption.

Time: 14/11/2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: Konferensrum 1, Floor 3 (G335), Sociology Department, Paradisgatan 5, hus G
Contact: olle [dot] frodin [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/665

 

Seminar: Politics, History and State-Making: "Nationalism and the state"

Professor Umut Özkimirli, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University.

Time: 15/11/2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: ED222b, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: infio [at] stanceatlund [dot] org

For more information click: http://www.svet.lu.se/en/node/1273

 

Seminar: Colonial Legacies and Armed Revolts: The Maoist Movement in India.

Dr Swati Parash, Gothenburg University.

Time: 15/11/2017 - 13:15 to 14:30
Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

For more information click: http://www.svet.lu.se/en/node/1274

 

Seminar: The entanglements of gender and religion among transgender Jews with an Orthodox background: final results and conclusions

Oriol Poveda, Researcher Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre

In this lecture I would like to present the final results and conclusions of the dissertation I defended last May on the entanglements of gender and religion among transgender with an Orthodox background. This study, the first in its scope on transgender religiosity, is based on observations and in-depth biographical interviews with 13 participants living in Canada, USA and Israel. In the course of my lecture, I would like to provide a summary of the main findings, which illustrate in detail the ways in which gender and religion were negotiated by the participants through what I describe as “dislocations” and “reversal stories.” Gendered religious practices, a key feature of Orthodox Judaism, figure prominently in the analysis. I would also like to discuss the theoretical contribution of the study, not the least by attempting to move beyond the binary resistance/ subordination that feminist scholars have developed to account for the agency of women in traditionalist religions. In order to do so, I deploy the body of theoretical work developed by Karen Barad and known as agential realism. Last but not least, I conclude by examining my initial commitments to social constructionism (in Peter Berger’s definition) and how in the course of my research I have encountered 3 unexpected sites of resistance emerging from my material that have led me to reconsider my epistemological commitments.

Time: 15/11/2017 - 13:0
Location: M224, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M
Contact: marta [dot] kolankiewicz [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.genus.lu.se/event/the-entanglements-of-gender-and-religion-among-transgender-jews-with-an-orthodox-background-final-results-and-conclusions

 

Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: “Why Europe?”

Axel Hadenius is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Political Science at Uppsala University.

Time: 22/11/2017 – 12:00to 13:00
Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: info [at] stanceatlund [dot] org

 

Seminar: Double standards: electoral acceptance of immigrant and emigrant dual citizenship in the Netherlands

Maarten Vink, Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at MIM, Malmö University; Professor at Maastricht University and Co-director of Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE)

International migration, gender equality and increasingly tolerant dual citizenship policies have led to a growing number of persons holding the citizenship of more than one state. Yet in many countries, dual citizenship acceptance is still contested. In this paper, we investigate attitudes towards dual citizenship in the Netherlands, a country that has at best reluctantly accepted dual citizenship and continues to practice a restrictive policy. We investigate the remarkable discrepancy in electoral attitudes towards dual citizenship of immigrants who acquire Dutch citizenship, on the one hand, and Dutch citizens acquiring a foreign citizenship, on the other. Drawing on social identity theory we argue that, in the context of perceived cultural treat, ethnic citizenship conceptions and national identification drive a ‘double standard’ towards accepting dual citizenship for the in-group (emigrants), but not for the out-group (immigrants).

Time: 09/11/2017 – 14:15 to 16:00
Location: Seminar room 9th floor, MIM, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University

For more information click: http://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/The-Migration-Seminar-Double-standards-electoral-acceptance-of-immigrant-and-emigrant-dual-citizenship-in-the-Netherlands/

 

Forum: Climate Change and the Oceans

A forum chaired by Professor Rosemary Rayfuse, Vetenskapsrådet's Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Professor 2017-18.

The Faculty of Law invites researchers to attend a forum on ’Climate Change and the Oceans’. The UN Oceans conference in June 2017 provided new impetus for the global appraisal of the projected natural and human implications of climate change on the oceans. The objective of the forum is to share ideas amongst Lund University researchers about possible inter-disciplinary conversations and problem-solving collaborative research around issues relating to the future of the oceans and related natural and human systems.

Time: 13/11/2017 - 14:15 to 17:00
Location: Althin, Tryckeriet, Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3, Lund
Contact: matilda [dot] wadenback [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/climate-change-and-the-oceans

 

Book Lauch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism - The Limits of Privatization with Professor Manfred Nowak

Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Vienna University and Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna

'Human Rights or Global Capitalism' is not simply concerned with the success or failure of neoliberal policies per se or judging whether they are good or bad. Rather, it examines the application of those policies from a human rights perspective and asks whether states, by outsourcing to the private sector many services with a direct impact on human rights—education, health, social security, water, personal liberty, personal security, equality—abdicate their responsibilities to uphold human rights and thereby violate international human rights law. Manfred Nowak explores these examples and outlines the ways in which neoliberal policies contravene the obligations of states to protect the human rights of their people. The event is host by The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Time: 15/11/2017 – 14:00 to 16:00
Location: The Pufendorf Hall, Faculty of Law. Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3C, 222 22 Lund
Contact: sofie [dot] viborg_jensen [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/book-launch-human-rights-or-global-capitalism-the-limits-of-privatization-with-professor-manfred-nowak

 

Lecture: Torture: An Expert's Confrontation with an Everyday Evil

Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Vienna University and Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna

A lecture based on Professor Nowak’s years as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture from 2004 to 2010. After six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture between 2004 and 2010, Manfred Nowak summarized his impressions and experience from 18 official fact-finding missions and joint investigations with other UN experts in a book written in his mother tongue German, entitled “Folter – Die Alltäglichkeit des Unfassbaren” (Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau KG, Vienna). Nowak was repeatedly urged by friends and colleagues to also publish an English translation. After Roger Kaminker, a senior and highly experienced UN interpreter who had accompanied him on a number of these fact-finding missions, offered to translate the book, Nowak finally agreed. This event is organized by The Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) and Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

Time: 15/11/2017 – 19:00 – 21:00
Location: Café Athen, Sandgatan 2, 22350 Lund, Sweden
Contact: sofie [dot] viborg_jensen [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.humanrights.lu.se/event/wednesday-night-rights-torture-an-experts-confrontation-with-an-everyday-evil

 

Film screening and conversation: Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (2017)

Sara Afshar, Director and Producer of the documentary, founder of Afshar Films; Omar al Shogre, ex-prisoner of the Saydnaya prison and Faraj Bayrakdar, Syrian poet and journalist. Moderator: Joshka Wessels, researcher and film maker, Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

A documentary about the Syrian regime's detention centres by Sara Afshar. This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres. The film weaves together the powerful personal stories of three Syrians with evidence gathered from regime documentation smuggled out of Syria. With unprecedented access, we follow survivors of detention, families of detainees, regime defectors and international war crimes investigators as they fight to bring the perpetrators to justice and desperately campaign for the release of the disappeared. The film screening will be followed by a conversation with Sara Afshar, film director Omar al Shogre, ex-prisoner of the infamous Saydnaya prison and Faraj Bayrakdar, Syrian poet and journalist. Moderator: Joshka Wessels, researcher and film maker, Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Time: 15/11/2017 – 17:00 to 19:00
Location: LUX aula övre

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

 

Conference: Linguistic Dominance and Inequality conference

Maarten Vink, Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at MIM, Malmö University; Professor at Maastricht University and Co-director of Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE)

With this conference, The Department of Language and Linguistics at Malmö University aims to contribute to the sharing and spreading of research on issues relating to linguistic dominance and inequality. The conference theme Linguistic dominance and inequality is for several reasons topical in Sweden today and in particular the city of Malmö. It is a truly multilingual city, where more than 40% of the population is born abroad or has parents born abroad. Malmö University has a strong commitment towards widening participation in higher education. English in Sweden is taking on a role as a second rather than foreign language, which poses additional language learning challenges for those immigrants who have with limited prior exposure to English.

Time: 15/11/2017 13:00 – 16/11/2017 17:00
Location: Niagara Buildning, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1

For more information click: http://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Linguistic-Dominance-and-Inequality-conference/

 

Seminar: Refugee Documentation project and further research on the reception of refugees, activist engagement, and refugee experiences in Sweden

Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Professor, GPS; Dragan Nikolić, PhD, Project leader, Refugee Documentation project, Head of Research and Documentation, Regional Museum in Kristianstad; and Isabel Rescala, MA Curator, Refugee Documentation Project.

This seminar is devoted to Flyktingdokumentation (Refugee Documentation) project – an ongoing collaboration between Regionmuseet Kristianstad, Malmö Museums, Kulturen in Lund, and ALM (Archive, Library and Museum) programme at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University. It documented the reception of refugees in Skåne in 2015, with a long-term goal of creating a large national touring exhibition, organizing a scientific conference, and producing a documentary film. Several lines of current research within the project will be presented in the seminar, the ideas for further scientific uses of the collected material, as well as the plans for situating a new project at GPS, related to Flyktingdokumentation.

Time: 15/11/2017 - 13:15 to 15:00
Location: Niagara Buildning, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1

For more information click: http://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Linguistic-Dominance-and-Inequality-conference/