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Newsflash No. 41 - December 6, 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

Lucia fika, 11th December

Winter Break

Thesis Submission January 3rd

Course options for spring term 2018

Studentbarometern 2017

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Legitimizing Austerity: On the Politics of Cutbacks and Crip Resistance, 6th December

Workshop: The Politics of Cultural Heritage, 7th December

Seminar: Ambilavent categorizations: the management of asylum seekers in Italy between work and vulnerability, 7th December

Seminar: Charlottesville and the End of American Exceptio- nalism: Re ections from Memory Studies, 11th December

Seminar: Non-person treatment, social invisibility, 12th December

Seminar: New book on Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation. Peace, Space and Place, 13th December

Thesis Defence: Hegemony and the Intellectual Function: Medialised Public Discourse on Privatisation in Sweden 1988-1993, 19th December

Other News and Events

Documentary Screening: Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations, 6th December

Seminar in Malmö: Statelessness Globally and in Scandinavia, 7th December

Book Release in Malmö: Museums in a time of Migration: Rethinking Museums’ roles, representations, collections and collaborations, 8th December

Film screening and conversation: Parched, 9th December

Seminar: Cognitive Consequences of Linguistic Diversity, 12th December

Seminar in Copenhague: Turkey and the West. A necessary alliance for a troubled region and unpredictable world order?, 13th December

Seminar in Malmö: Panel debate "Refugees, Rights and the Welfare State", 14th December

Call for Participation: 3rd International Marxist-Feminist Conference 2018: Transforming our lives, transforming the world.


Graduate School News

Lucia Fika, December 11th

All programme students are invited to the Graduate School Lucia fika! The celebration will take place on Monday, December 11th from 3:30 pm in the Student Lounge in “Gamla kirurgen”.

We will offer traditional Lucia snacks like glögg (non-alcoholic mulled wine), lussekatter (saffron buns), and other seasonal treats. Sign up via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/aK4XmY6St15lfo0h2

Lucia Day celebrations are a Swedish Christmas time tradition. To learn more about Lucia, visit https://sweden.se/culture-traditions/lucia/

We hope to see you there!

 

Winter Break

The holidays are approaching which means some time off to spend with friends and family! The Gamla kirurgen building will be locked from December 23, to January 2. Be sure to check your course schedule (the lesson plan in LiveatLund) for details on lectures and hand in dates. The student reception desk will be open as usual in week 51 and re-open when the spring term start on January 15.
 

Thesis Submission January 3rd

For previous students who did not yet subit their master's thesis, there is an opportunity to submit in January. More information can be found on our website.
 

Course options for spring term 2018

All Graduate School programme students in their first year of studies will be asked to choose courses for the second half of the spring term 2018. You will be invited to an information meeting about this on February 5, 2018. If you would like to prepare for this meeting, you can read more about our methods courses on our website.
 

Studentbarometern 2017

A selection of students at Lund university have received a survey sent to their student email. By answering the questionnaire you will help us to develop and improve your education. Your answer is needed! More information can be provided by the Studen Unions.

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Legitimizing Austerity: On the Politics of Cutbacks and Crip Resistance, 6th December

Niklas Altermark, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at Lund University.

This is the third and last Crip & Queer seminar of the autumn term 2017 at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University. At the seminar Niklas will map out the processes that has lead to a situation where personal assistance, a vital service for independent living of disabled people, is under threat of being dismantled. He will focus on how the cutbacks and distortions of what the service is have been carried out and legitimized. Niklas also aims to ponder how the politics of austerity has been resisted. The disability movement has so far successfully mobilized to counter some of the immediate threats to personal assistance, although the struggle for independent living and equality is far from over. The end of the seminar will then be dedicated to discussion on strategies of resistance and the role of critical scholars, for example in striking alliances with political activists.

Time: 06/12/2017 -13:15
Location: Room 226, Department of Gender Studies (Building M) Allhelgonakyrkogata 14
Contact: ti7787ol-s [at] student [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.genus.lu.se/event/legitimizing-austerity-on-the-politics-of-cutbacks-and-crip-resistance

 

Workshop: The Politics of Cultural Heritage, 7th December

Programme: 9.15 Welcome / 9.20 Annika Björkdahl (Department of Political Science), ‘Professionalising or Commercialising the Transnational Experience? Memory as a Political and Economic Resource’ / 9.50 Marina Svensson (Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies), ‘China as a Global Cultural Heritage Power: Politics, Diplomacy, and Contestations’ / 10.20 Coffee / 10.30 Srilata Sircar (Department of Human Geography), ‘Threat and Heritage in the Sundarban Mangrove Forests’ / 11.00 Annika Bergman Rosamond (Department of Political Science), ‘Popular Culture, the Swedish Arctic and World Heritage’ / 11.30 Future activities, collaborations, joint applications, etc.

Time: 07/12/2017 - 09:00 to 12:00
Location: Department of Political Science, room Ed366
Contact: ted [dot] svensson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.svet.lu.se/event/workshop-the-politics-of-cultural-heritage

 

Seminar: Ambilavent categorizations: the management of asylum seekers in Italy between work and vulnerability

Paola Bonizzoni, University of Milan, Italy. This seminar is part of The Sociology Seminar Series Autumn 2017.

Time: 07/12/2017 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location: G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund
Contact: lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.soc.lu.se/event/ambilavent-categorizations-the-management-of-asylum-seekers-in-italy-between-work-and-vulnerability

 

Seminar: Charlottesville and the End of American Exceptio- nalism: Re ections from Memory Studies

Jeffrey Olick; University of Virginia, USA. This seminar is part of The Sociology Seminar Series Autumn 2017. The seminar will be followed by drinks and snacks in the lunch room.

Time: 11/12/2017 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location: G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund
Contact: lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/675

 

Seminar: Non-person treatment, social invisibility

Carl-Göran Heidegren; Professor at the Department of Sociology, Lund Unviersity.

Time: 12/12/2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: Konferensrum 1, våning 3 (G:335), Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund
Contact: anna-lisa [dot] linden [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/669

 

Seminar: New book on Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation. Peace, Space and Place

Annika Björkdahl is Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. Annika Björkdahl and Stefanie Kappler are the authors of this book.

By focusing on the case studies of Cyprus, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland and South Africa, this book provides a spatial reading of agency in peacebuilding contexts. Investigating a number of post-conflict cases, the book outlines infrastructures of power and agency as they are manifested in spatial practice. It demonstrates how spatial agency can take the form of oppression and exclusion on the one hand, but also of transformation towards peace over time on the other hand. 

Time: 13/12/2017 – 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Large conference room, Eden

For more information click: http://www.svet.lu.se/event/higher-research-seminar-with-annika-bjorkdahl-new-book-on-peacebuilding-and-spatial-transformation-peace-space-and-place

 

Thesis Defence: Hegemony and the Intellectual Function: Medialised Public Discourse on Privatisation in Sweden 1988-1993

Liv Sunnercrantz will defend her doctoral thesis “Hegemony and the Intellectual Function: Medialised Public Discourse on Privatisation in Sweden 1988-1993”.

Discussant: Associate Professor Emilia Palonen, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki

Time: 19/12/2017 – 10.15
Location: Kulturens hörsal, Lund
Contact: liv [dot] sunnercrantz [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/723

 

Other News and Events

Documentary Screening and conversation: Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations

The documentary is directed by the two award-winning directors, Lea Glob and Andreas Koefoed. Andreas Koefoed will present the film. Mogens Lykketoft, former President of the UN General Assembly 2015-2016. Mr Lykketoft is an economist by training and a veteran parliamentarian and government minister. As chairman of the Social Democratic Party from 2002 to 2005, he was also the opposition leader in Parliament.

The Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) and Raoul Wallenberg Institute present Wednesday Night Rights with a movie screening of the documentary "Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations" and discussion with former President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft.

Time: 06/12/2017 -19:00 to 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.lu.se/event/wednesday-night-rights-movie-screening-lykketoft-and-the-occasionally-united-nations

 

Seminar: Statelessness Globally and in Scandinavia

Jason Tucker, Post-doctoral researcher working at the Malmö Institute of Studies of Migration, Diversity, and Welfare, and Zahra Al Barazi, Senior Researcher at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.

Citizenship can be described as the legal bond between the state and the individual. This bond provides both parties with rights and obligations towards one-another. This is something that many of us take for granted in our daily lives. However, approximately 15 million people across the world are stateless – over 30.000 being located within Sweden. Even though thousands are born in Sweden, they cannot acquire any nationality. During this public lecture, our two lecturers will discuss stateless globally and in a Scandinavian context, as well as current research on statelessness.

Time: 07/12/2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
Location: Malmö Stadsbiblioteket, Slottet, Plan 2.

For more information click: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Statelessness-Globally-and-in-Scandinavia-/

 

Book Release: "Museums in a time of Migration: Rethinking Museums’ roles, representations, collections and collaborations"

Authors: Christina Johansson, Senior Lecturer in International Migration and Ethnic Relations Malmö University, Sweden; Pieter Bevelander, Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations and Director of MIM (the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration), Malmö University.

In Museums in a Time of Migration, leading scholars and museum curators reflect on museums’ engagement in migration issues. New and innovative museum projects around the world are presented in telling analyses of the theoretical and practical realities. Special attention is paid to the museums’ roles, representations, collections, and collaborations in a time of migration.

Time: 08/12/2017 – 15:00 to 17:00
Location: STORM, Malmö University Innovation Hub at Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7
For more information click: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Book-release-of-Museums-in-a-time-of-Migration-Rethinking-Museums-roles-representations-collections-and-collaborations/

 

Film screening and conversation: Parched

Dr. Maria Tonini is a SASNET postdoctoral researcher. Sarah Bodelson is a master student at the program Social Studies of Gender at Lund University and a board member of the nongovernmental organization Swallows India Bangladesh.

This event is organized by SASNET/SASA, Kino, Swallows India Bangladesh and ABC Active Contributions for people and the enviroment.

Book free tickets online: http://kino.nu/parched

‘PARCHED’ is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. The film tells the story of women who begin to question the oppressive rules in traditional society that favor men, send child brides to abusive husbands, and ostracize women for being opinionated and educated. Together, the women take bold steps to change the trajectory of their lives for the better. The drama film is written and directed by Leena Yadav, produced by Ajay Devgan and filmed by Russell Carpenter (known for “Titanic” and Ant-Man”).

Time: 09/12/2017 - 14:00 to 17:00
Location: Biografen Kino i Lund, Kyrkogatan 3, 222 22 Lund

For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/850560938444862/

 

Seminar: Cognitive Consequences of Linguistic Diversity

Sven Strömqvist, Professor of General Linguistics and Language Learning, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University.

In his seminar, Professor Strömqvist will give a bird’s eye perspective on three decades of research – both observational and experimental – on aspects of how language influences thought. When we are building an utterance or a text, we are building a model of our thoughts on the conditions of the language and the medium in question, which are different for various languages (e.g. Swedish, Spanish, Tzeltal). This model is different for speech and writing, which has consequences for which information will be expressed, how we organise our attention when we are using the language and medium in question and what we remember.

Time: 12/12/2017 - 09:30 to 11:30

Location: Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3

Contact: anamaria [dot] dutceac_segesten [at] eu [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: http://www.lu.se/event/cognitive-consequences-of-linguistic-diversity

 

Seminar: Turkey and the West. A necessary alliance for a troubled region and unpredictable world order?

Kemal Kirişci, TÜSIAD Senior Fellow and Director of The Turkey Project, Brookings

Turkey’s relations with the West are passing through a difficult spell. As a long-time member of NATO, Turkey’s relation to NATO now arguably adds to the geopolitical challenges that both Turkey and NATO are experiencing. Turkey’s EU-relations have also faced a downturn of late where relations can seem to be kept on track out of mutual necessity, rather than want. The otherwise historic alignments between Turkey and the US also seem to grow increasingly out of sync leaving it more difficult than ever to keep the always-difficult balancing act between the two countries tenable. In times such as these, it is helpful with a balanced and thorough analysis of Turkey’s relations with the Transatlantic community as well as a cool-headed assessment of the areas where Turkey and the West still benefit from continued cooperation.

Time: 13/12/2017 – 10:30 to 12:00
Location: DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies. Auditorium. Gl. Kalkbrænderi 2100 Copenhagen

For more information click: https://www.diis.dk/en/event/turkey-and-the-west

 

Panel debate: "Refugees, Rights and the Welfare State"

Panel debate with Grete Brochmann (University of Oslo), Joakim Ruist (Gothenburg University) and Clara Sandelind (University of Sheffield).

In this debate, three distinguished migration researchers discuss the tensions between liberal and humane immigration policy, and the right to asylum, on the one hand, and the social welfare state, its contractual rights and obligations, and social and economic capacities, on the other hand. The panelists approach the subject from different angles – factually and morally, economics as well as politics – with the objective to offer a comprehensive and nuanced picture of a vary complex issue. 

Time: 14/12/2017 - 14:15 to 16:00
Location: Seminar room 9th floor, MIM, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University

For more information click: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/The-Migration-Seminar-Panel-debate-Refugees-Rights-and-the-Welfare-State/

 

Call for Participation: 3rd International Marxist-Feminist Conference 2018: Transforming our lives, transforming the world.

Deadline for submissions: 28 February, 2018

Conference will be held in Lund University, October 6-7, 2018.

For more information click: https://www.facebook.com/events/1988082081218722/