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Newsflash No. 46 - March 14, 2018

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

New personal number? Contact Ladok to update!

Ladok closes March 21st at 17:00 - Register for courses before the deadline!

Fall 2018 Courses in Quantitative Methods
 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Student Union positions of trust (förtroendeuppdrag) now open for nominations!

Lecture: Human Rights (Defenders) and Resilience: Reflections on Risk, Trauma, and Recovery, 14th of March

Lecture: Revisiting the Geopolitics of the Middle East,15th of March 

Seminar: Higher research seminar with Rola Al-Husseini: Women and political representation in the Arab world, 21st of March

Seminar: Cleanliness conventions, everyday life and (un)sustainability, 23th of March 2018

Lecture: The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel, 27th of March
 

Other News and Events

Seminar: Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk,15th of March

Film screening: My Father's House, 15th of March

Seminar: People and Indian independent documentary: An Ethics of Negotiated Consent, 16th of March

Film festival: The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival, 16th of March

Thesis defence: Between Nature and Modernity : Agroecology as an alternative development pathway: the case of Uganda, 21st of March

Seminar: Seminar with Samuel Jenkin, 21st of March

Seminar: Evidence from multiple sources around sustainable female healthcare, 22nd of March

Seminar: Why against the Jews? The “anti-Zionist” Campaign in 1968 and the Last Wave of Jewish Emigration from Poland, 23rd of March

 


Graduate School News

 

New personal number? Contact Ladok to update!

If you are an international student who has received a permanent personal number from Skatteverket (the tax office), you must update this by notifying the Ladok Department via the Student Portal or by emailing the Ladok Department. The university’s systems are not connected to the national register and therefore does not update students’ personal numbers automatically.

We noticed some students who applied for methods course submitted new numbers that the university’s systems did not recognize, and as a result we were unable to add these students to the course platforms at Live@Lund and could not admit these students to their courses so that they can register themselves. If you received a new personal number and you see that you do not have access to the course page on Live@Lund and do not see the course available for registration on the Student Portal, you might need to update your number with the Ladok Department. If this applies to you, be sure to do this as soon as possible so that you can register before Ladok closes to all users on March 21st. If you wait, you risk missing the course registration period.

If you need to do this, you’ll find instructions here: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students/academic-matters-support/transcript-of-records-from-ladok

For Graduate School programme students, you’ll also find information on this in the Programme Handbook you received at the start of the year as well as in previous reminder emails from the fall semester.

 

Ladok closes March 21st at 17:00 - Register for courses before the deadline!

Ladok will be closed to both students and staff from Wednesday, March 21st at 17:00 to April 9th in order to update the system to a new version of Ladok. This means that you must register yourself for your course before the system closes on March 21st at 17:00. If you miss the deadline, you will not be able to get help with course registration from Graduate School staff as the system will be closed to everyone, so be sure to register yourself on the Student Portal as soon as possible!

More information on the Ladok closure here: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students/it-services-support/new-ladok-spring-2018

 

Fall 2018 Courses in Quantitative Methods

We were pleasantly surprised to see how many students were interested in taking courses in quantitative methods this spring. Because we were unfortunately unable to accommodate all interested students in our quantitative courses this semester, we have now organized the same courses in quantitative methods to be held in again the coming Fall 2018 semester. We will be offering both SIMM16 – Introduction to Quantitative Methods and SIMM32 – Quantitative Methods: Multivariate Analysis. The courses will be open for application on www.antagning.se. Remember to log in as Lund University student.

For more information on these courses, see the Graduate School website: https://graduateschool.sam.lu.se/education/masters-courses/courses-in-theory-and-method


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Student Union positions of trust (förtroendeuppdrag) now open for nominations!

We now open the applications to positions for trust for the student union's fiscal year 2018/2019! Candidacys must be sent in on March 26th by the latest. To learn more about the positions, click the link below. Some positions require Swedish, in that case no information in English is available at the moment.

If you have any questions, please email valberedning [at] samvetet [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Regarding%20positions%20of%20trust%202018%2F19) .

For more information, click here: https://www.samvetet.org/candidate

 

Lecture: Human Rights (Defenders) and Resilience: Reflections on Risk, Trauma, and Recovery

Ali Gharavi is a strategy consultant for NGOs, activists and foundations working in the field of Human Rights and Technology.

On 5 July, 2017, Ali Gharavi, his fellow trainer Peter Steudtner, and eight Turkish Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) were detained by Turkish secret police following a raid of the workshop they were facilitating on holistic security and wellbeing in Büyükada, Istanbul. Subsequently, these ten HRDs became known on social media as the #Istanbul10; eight of whom spent the next four months in at least four different security facilities, including 2.5 months in Silivri Prison's high security campus #9 for dangerous terrorists.

The talk will include storytelling in an informal workshop-like setting. This event is organized by the Swedish research institute in Istanbul, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Human Rights dept, LU.

Time: 14th of March – 16:00
Location: Eden 129, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: spyros [dot] sofos [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/human-rights-defenders-and-resilience-reflections-on-risk-trauma-and-recovery


Lecture: Revisiting the Geopolitics of the Middle East

Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus, Princeton University; and Distinguished Research Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global Studies, UCSB

R. Falk was UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, 2008-2014. In 2017 he co-authored a UN report entitled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and Question of Apartheid” that generated controversy and widespread discussion. He is Senior Vice President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He writes a blog on issues of world peace and global justice " target="_blank"><richardfalk.wordpress.com> During 2017 he gave talks and lectures in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Lebanon, as well as the United States. In 2018 he will be Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute of State Crime, Queen Mary’s University London, UK.

Time: 15th of March - 18:00
Location: Eden 129, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/revisiting-the-geopolitics-of-the-middle-east


Seminar: Higher research seminar with Rola Al-Husseini: Women and political representation in the Arab world

Rola El-Husseini, director of Graduate Studies at Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

This event is part of the series of High Research Seminar. Presentation by Associate Professor, Centre for Middle East Studies at Lund University on Women and Political Representation in the Arab World

Time: 21st of March 2018 – 13.15 to 14.30
Location: Large conference room, Eden
Contact: karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/higher-research-seminar-with-rola-al-husseini-women-and-political-representation-in-the-arab-world


Seminar: Cleanliness conventions, everyday life and (un)sustainability

Tulia Jack, doctoral student of Sociology at Lund University.

Jack is investigating why cleanliness expectations are increasing despite our raising awareness of the imperative to save water and energy. Her distinctly multimodal approach has piqued her interest in best methods for observing social phenomena. Subjects she’s involved in teaching include Research Methods, Sustainable Fashion and Managing Sustainability, Society and Collective Behaviour.

Time: 23rd of March 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Room G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund
Contact: tullia [dot] jack [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/cleanliness-conventions-everyday-life-and-unsustainability


Lecture: The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel

Cherine Hussein, research fellow in the Utrikespolitiska Institutet's Special Research Program on Middle East Politics.

Hussein discusses her recent book entitled The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel: Countering an Illusion, which analyzes the potential of the single democratic state idea as a movement of resistance since the Oslo Accords—and tells the story of the vision, strategies and activism of the intellectuals behind it. Did the Oslo Accords represent the beginning of a peace process towards a viable two-state solution? Is the idea of a single democratic state academic and utopian? Can intellectuals build grassroots movements for political change? What do these movements look like, and what are their strategies and dilemmas? Come and join Cherine Hussein in this book talk exploring the dynamics of an alternative vision towards justice in Palestine/Israel today.

Time: 27th of March -17:00 to 18:30
Location: Eden 129, Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: anna [dot] hellgren [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.sam.lu.se/event/the-re-emergence-of-the-single-state-solution-in-palestineisrael


Other News and Events

 

Seminar: Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk

Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus, Princeton University; and Distinguished Research Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global Studies, UCSB. He has been nominated annually for the Nobel Peace Prize since 2008.

The book “Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” brings up a series of scholarly and critical essays about the legal aspects of the Vietnam War by exploring various crimes committed by the United States against North Vietnam.

The book launch is organised by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in collaboration with the Law Faculty. The Moderator will be Prof. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (Research Director at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law) Discussants: Prof. Emeritus of International Law Ove Bring (Stockholm University); Dr. Markus Gunneflo (Faculty of Law, LU); Prof. Helle Rydström (Department of Gender Studies, LU).

Time: 15th of March 2018 – 14:15 to 16:30
Location: Pufeldorf Lecture Hall, Lilla gråbrödersgatan 3, Lund
Contact: sofie [dot] viborg_jensen [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/revisiting-the-vietnam-war-and-international-law-views-and-interpretations-of-richard-falk


Film screening: My Father's House

The film directed by Zhao Dayong offers a rare glimpse inside an immigrant African community in China and documents an underground church founded by Nigerian missionaries in Guangzhou.

Time: 15th of March 2018 - 15:15 to 17:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/film-screening-my-fathers-house


Seminar: People and Indian independent documentary: An Ethics of Negotiated Consent

Shweta Kishore is a documentary practitioner and scholar. Her independent documentary practice focuses on themes of identity, resource allocation and globalisation. Shweta currently lectures in Film and Media at RMIT University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The documentary participant is largely a site of anxiety, viewed through the discourse of documentary image ethics and its construction of moral obligations between filmmaker and film participant. My focus on documentary practice rather than mere reception or effects is underpinned by a belief that documentary “publics” are created not only through viewing but also through material contact with the documentary process. From a consideration of the voices and practices of Indian documentary filmmakers and film participants, I will argue that independent documentary can be identified through an emergent “interdependent” reconceptualization of filmmaking that places its functionaries in mutualistic relations. I will outline how the recognition of filmmakers and participants as co-functionaries is formulated through practices like “negotiated consent” based upon the recognition of individual needs, motivations and goals of all those who participate in documentary production.

Time: 16th of March 2018 – 09:00 to 10:30
Location: Gamla Kirurgen, floor 3
Contact: andreas [dot] johansson [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/people-and-indian-independent-documentary-an-ethics-of-negotiated-consent


Film festival: The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival

The third Swedish Human Rights Film Festival will take place in Lund on March 16 to 18. The festival features three days of eye-opening human rights films together with fresh insights and analysis from researchers and experts working on the major human rights issues of our time. The 2018 festival features new films ranging from sexual harassment, the #metoo campaign, women's rights and violence against women in Afghanistan, to worker's rights in Vietnam, ethnic hatred in Myamar, far-right and neo-nazi politics in Europe, and the challenges asylum seekers face in Europe.

Time: 16th of March to 18th of March 2018
Location: Kino, Krykogatan 3, Lund
Contact: gabriel [dot] stein [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/purchase-tickets-now-the-swedish-human-rights-film-festival

 

Thesis defence: Between Nature and Modernity: Agroecology as an alternative development pathway: the case of Uganda

Ellinor Isgren, doctoral student at LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies).

The aim of this thesis is to understand if and how agroecology has potential to constitute a desirable and viable alternative pathway of agricultural development, and to provide insights about its achievability in Uganda. I do so by employing a research strategy rooted in critical modernity, critical realism and emancipatory social science, and by combining fieldwork methods and secondary material via an interdisciplinary approach.  Ellinor Isgren’s profile can be found here: http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/ellinor-isgren(5625a950-af5a-42f9-a512-7e98c8a2164d).html

Time: 21st of March 2018 - 10:00
Location: Ostrom, Josephson Building, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: Cecilia [dot] von_Arnold [at] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/event/thesis-defence-ellinor-isgren

 

Seminar: Seminar with Samuel Jenkin

Samuel Jenkin, doctoral student at the Department of Economic History.

Jenkin’s research interests include investigating agricultural transformation in long-run development processes, and assessing the role of foreign direct investment and infrastructure development in supporting structural change in agriculture.

Time: 21st of March 2018 - 14:15 to 16:00
Location: Ideon Alfa1:3004, Scheelevägen 15B; 223 63 Lund
For more information click: https://www.ekh.lu.se/en/calendar/final-seminar-samuel-jenkin


Seminar: Evidence from multiple sources around sustainable female healthcare

Johannes Persson, Professor at the Department of Philosophy, LU and associate dean (research) of the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology, LU. Rebecca Selberg, senior lecturer at the Gender Studies Department, LU.

Con-x (Conflicting evidence around hormonal contraceptive) arrange an informal seminar about Evidence from multiple sources around sustainable female healthcare. This time it is Johannes Persson from Theoretical Philosophy on evidence based healthcare and Rebecca Selberg from Gender studies on abortion and feminism (structures around female healthcare). Con-X is a new interdisciplinary constellation dealing with how to handle evidence from multiple sources focusing on the case of hormonal contraception. An area that touches upon women sexual revolution, sustainability, policy making, information communication and the free choice in an evidence based driven health care.

Time: 22nd of March 2018 – 10:00 to 11:00
Location: Pufendorf IAS main lecture hall
Contact: lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.pi.lu.se/event/evidence-from-multiple-sources-around-sustainable-female-healthcare

 

Seminar: Why against the Jews? The “anti-Zionist” Campaign in 1968 and the Last Wave of Jewish Emigration from Poland

Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

The seminar starts with the lecture by Professor Dariusz Stola, followed by a lengthy panel discussion with Jaff Schatz, PhD in sociology and author of “The Generation: The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Communists of Poland”, Jan Axel Stoltz, curator and interpreter for the Polish-Jewish refugees in 1969–1975 and Albert Rapp, previous chairman of the Coordination Committee of Polish-Jewish Youth in Denmark.

Time: 23rd of March 2018 – 15:00 to 17:00
Location: LUX, sal LUX:C126, Helgonavägen 3, Lund
Contact: barbara [dot] tornquist-plewa [at] slav [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/why-against-the-jews-the-anti-zionist-campaign-in-1968-and-the-last-wave-of-jewish-emigration-from-poland