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Newsflash No. 52 - September 12, 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

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Sessions to Begin This Week

New personal number? Update your records in the Student Portal!

Read the Latest Graduate School Newsletter

Guest Lecture: Re-examining the Living Standard of the People in the South-west Coastal Areas of Bangladesh: Implications of the Sustainable Development Goal 9, September 19

Graduate School Potluck Dinner September 20


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: SamTech - Social media, political campaigns and political participation in Europe, September 14

Seminar: Politics, History and State-Making: Peter Starke, September 19

Lecture: Cleansing the Nation of the ‘Dogs of Hell’, Muslim Scholarly Support for the 3 July Egyptian Coup and its Bloody Aftermath, September 19

 Lecture: Beth Baron: Birthing Egyptians: Medicine, Museums, and Hard Labors, September 26
 

Other News and Events

Seminar: Confronting the Relational Anthropocene, September 13

Art events: Kulturnatten in Lund, September 15

Workshop: Ace Your Salary Negotiation, September 18

Workshop: How to Write a Cover Letter and CV, September 19

Lecture: ‘No city for lovers’: Public romance, illicit sex and urban moral policing in Mumba, September 19

Lecture: What Brings Peace/War to the Korean Peninsula? The Logic of Power versus the Logic of Reassurance, September 21

Lecture: Self and society in China under "Orwell 2.0", September 24

 

Graduate School News

 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Sessions to Begin This Week
SI sessions start this week at Graduate School! SI, or Supplemental Instruction, is an optional complement to your education in which students of the older cohort (2017) mentor those of the younger (2018). Student mentors from each of three Graduate School programmes will be be organising meetings with new students to discuss the content of their first profile courses, SIMP17, SIMP25, and SIMP35. Not only does SI provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet your classmates in a more relaxed setting, but also a venue to discuss and questions/problems/difficulties you may be having in your profile courses together with your peers. Our new student mentors for this autumn are:

Alex Eslick for Global Studies

Andrew Niwagaba for Development Studies

Andrea Tock Sican for Social Studies of Gender

More information about upcoming SI meetings for your programme can be found on the profile course schedules for SIMP17, SIMP25, and SIMP35.

 

New personal number? Update your records in the Student Portal!

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

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. You’ll find instructions here: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students/academic-matters-supp…

 

Check out the latest Graduate School Newsletter!

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. This edition is focused on Quality Assurance and explores a range of related topics from authors here at Graduate School. To read or download the newsletter, click here: https://www.graduateschool.sam.lu.se/sites/graduateschool.prodwebb.lu.s…

 

Guest Lecture: Re-examining the Living Standard of the People in the South-west Coastal Areas of Bangladesh: Implications of the Sustainable Development Goal 9

Sajal Roy, PhD candidate at the Western Sydney University's Institute for Culture and Society

Sajal Roy will give a casual talk on his ongoing research project. The title of the talk: “Re-examining the Living Standard of the People in the South-west Coastal Areas of Bangladesh: Implications of the Sustainable Development Goal 9.”

Time: 2018-09-19, 15:00 to 17:00

Location: R236, Graduate School

 

Graduate School Autumn Potluck Dinner

Graduate School welcomes all 1st year and 2nd year programme students to join us for our annual potluck dinner! Everyone is welcome to bring a dish to share with others, many people opt to bring a dish representative of their home country, but any dish is welcome. This is normally a festive occasion, and a great way to get to know your fellow classmates in a relaxed setting.

Time: 2018-09-20, 17:00-18:30

Location: Student Lounge, Graduate School

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Seminar: SamTech - Social media, political campaigns and political participation in Europe

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Senior Lecturer, European Studies, Centre for Languages and Literature

This event is part of the SamTech seminars. Sam Tech, a new think tank bringing social scientific perspectives to digitalisation and new technology, will be holding a variety of upcoming workshops and seminars in which they focus on social scientific questions relating to digitalisation, artificial intelligence, data mining and robotics. The range of topics includes: Social media, political campaigns and political participation in Europe; Digitalisation and the use of digital video and the virtual reality technology in social scientific research; workshop kring LUCE:s omvärldsanalys vad gäller kompetensbehov och digitalisering; work environment 4.0; The symbiosis between digitech and the neoliberal governance of the workforce; Smart mobility, self-driving vehicles and urban planning; Sociology of expectations: the AI bandwagon and pharmaceuticals; and Digital classification in social work.  Sign up for this seminar by sending an email to Carola [dot] Aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Time: 2018-09-14 - 13:00 to 15:00

Location: Pufendorfinstitutet, Classicum, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund

Contact: Carola [dot] Aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, click here:  https://www.sam.lu.se/event/samtech-social-media-political-campaigns-an…

 

Seminar: Politics, History and State-Making: Warfare and Welfare

Peter Starke, Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Management at Syddansk Universitet, Denmark

Peter Starke will be giving a seminar on “Warfare and Welfare.” This seminar is part of if the seminar series Politics, History and State-Making, organized by the Department of Political Science.

Time: 2018-09-19, 12:00 to 13:00

Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

Contact: pia [dot] lonnakko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/seminar-on-politics-history-and-state-m…

 

Lecture: Cleansing the Nation of the ‘Dogs of Hell’ Muslim Scholarly Support for the 3 July Egyptian Coup and its Bloody Aftermath

David Warren, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh

The enthusiasm shown by leading members of the Muslim scholarly establishment (theʿulamāʾ) for the 3 July 2013 Coup in Egypt and its bloody aftermath was a source of both horror and surprise for many observers. To date, academics have sought to explain Jumʿa and his colleagues’ support for the Egyptian Counter-Revolution by focusing on historical precedents in Islamic political thought in which the scholarly establishment had similarly endorsed the usurpation of power by force. In this lecture, the speaker argues against this prevailing assumption and contends that Jumʿa and his peers’ support for the Coup owes far more to modern nationalism than classical Islamic political thought.

Time: 2018-09-19, 12:00 to 13:00

Location: CMES, Finngatan 16, Lund

For more information, lick here: http://www.cmes.lu.se/events/fall-programme-2018/

 

Lecture: Birthing Egyptians: Medicine, Museums, and Hard Labors

Beth Baron, Distinguished Professor of History, City College and Graduate Center, CUNY Director, Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

This talk focuses on Dr. Naguib Mahfouz, “the father of obstetrics and gynecology in Egypt,” to chart the changes in childbirth practices in colonial Egypt. Mahfouz played a pivotal role in challenging inequities in a British colonial health care system that ignored maternal health by pushing for the founding of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Qasr al-`Aini Medical School/Hospital. He delivered thousands of babies in Egyptian homes in difficult labors and pioneered a number of surgical procedures, most notably new techniques for repairing fistulas, earning him an international reputation. In the course of his surgeries, he collected thousands of specimens, which he built into a gynecological museum housed at the hospital.

Time: 2018-09-26, 16:00 to 18:00

Location: G-K Salen, BMC, Sölvegatan 19, Lund

For more information, click here: http://www.cmes.lu.se/events/fall-programme-2018/

 

Other News and Events

 

LUCSUS seminar: Confronting the Relational Anthropocene

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) presents a series of seminars with focus on research, pedagogical training and impact by LUCSUS researchers as well as guest researchers and invited speakers. This semester's first LUCSUS seminar is titled: Confronting the relational Anthropocene by Stephen Woroniecki. Stephen Woroniecki is a PhD candidate in Sustainability Science, at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). This event is public and no prior registration is required.

Time: 2018-09-13, 10:15

Location: Wrangel Building, Room 117. Biskopsgatan 5, Lund

Contact: Cecilia [dot] von_Arnold [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, click here: https://www.lu.se/event/lucsus-seminar-confronting-the-relational-anthr…

 

Workshop: Ace Your Salary Negotiation!

When you start applying for a full-time job after graduation, or a part-time job during your studies, you will most likely end up in a discussion about your salary and other benefits. On the 18th of September, the trade union for professionals and students in business and economics in Sweden - Civilekonomerna, will visit Lund University School of Business and Management and give a workshop on how to succeed in this quite tricky situation. Civilekonomerna will guide you through how to improve your negotiation skills, how to best prepare as well as give you valuable arguments and statistics. They will also provide you with information on salary research tools.

Time: 2018-09-18, 16:00 to 18:00

Location: Lund University School of Economics and Management, room EC1:135, Tycho Brahes väg 1, Lund

For more information, click here: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/2845

 

Workshop: How to Write a Cover Letter and CV

Looking for job in Sweden? Want some helpful tips about how to apply?

Join this seminar with Susanne Linné, Career Adviser at Lund university to learn the do’s and don’ts when writing your CV and Cover Letter.

Get advice about: Writing your C.V. for the Swedish labour market, The Cover Letter – what should be in it?, What employers are looking for in an application, What to expect during the employer’s recruitment process, Tips and tricks to make you stand out amongst the competition.

Time: 2018-09-19, 13:15 to 15:00

Location: LUX Auditorium (lower), Helgonavägen 3, Lund

For more information, click here: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/2828

 

Lecture: ‘No city for lovers’: Public romance, illicit sex and urban moral policing in Mumba

Atreyee Sen, Professor at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

This talk will explore the joint participation of women and the local police in routine surveillance over women’s dress, conduct and public display of love in urban India. The emergence of brutal and excessive urban moral policing is conventionally related to cultural, religio-political discourses -- on the loss of women’s normative behaviour due to the impact of education, globalization and women’s labour. This paper however shows that this form of militant scrutiny of urban women is also intimately related to quotidian security anxieties in rapidly modernizing cities.

Time: 2018-09-19, 15:00 to 16:30

Location: Finngatan 16, CMES Seminar room 1, Lund

Contact: andreas [dot] johansson [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, click here: https://www.lu.se/event/no-city-for-lovers-public-romance-illicit-sex-a…

 

Lecture: What Brings Peace/War to the Korean Peninsula? The Logic of Power versus the Logic of Reassurance

Dr. Kim, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Korea University

As North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test in September 2017 and several intercontinental missile tests that same year, the North Korean regime showed its capability of striking US mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile. As military events continued, the tension between North Korea and the United States had escalated to the extent that many Koreans and Americans suspected that war was imminent on the Korean peninsula. Contrary to the concerns about war in the region, the next year, the pessimistic expectations about war have been changed into hopes for peace with a series of reassuring events such as North Korea’s dismantlement of its nuclear test site, inter-Korean summits, and the North Korea-United States Summit. My lecture aims to explain the historical and geopolitical background of the tension on the peninsula, and the current and prospective security situations in the area based on international relations theories.

Time: 2018-09-21, 13:00 to 15:00

Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund

Contact: paul [dot] oshea [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information, click here: https://www.lu.se/event/what-brings-peacewar-to-the-korean-peninsula-th…

 

Lecture: Self and society in China under "Orwell 2.0"

Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

In China today, neo-Orwellian state surveillance monitors everyone, tracking people by face recognition, DNA databases, AI-driven spying on all their communications, and much more. The presence of state power in everyday life has been realized far beyond anything previously seen on Earth. What is a "self" in this society, and what are the consequences for social science theories of the self? In this presentation,´Magnus Fiskesjö will discuss these questions in light of both the fearsome spectacles of forced confessions, when prisoners are forced to self-present and self-incriminate on state TV with police-scripted confessions of personal depravity -- and also, the simultaneous development of a narcissistic cyberworld with self-streaming and all the rest, much like in the West. He also asks: Does the crowd enable the system, by going along with it? In this, I am inspired by Hannah Arendt's powerful reminder that Kafka, in Der Prozess, was writing as much about "K"s enabling friends, neighbors, and the crowd surrounding him, as about the inner doubts and torments of "K" the individual. This is an open lecture with Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University.

Time: 2018-09-24, 13:15 to 15:00

Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund

Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/self-and-society-in-china-under-orwell-20

 

Art events: Kulturnatten in Lund

The third Saturday in September each year Lund welcomes more than 50,000 people to Kulturnatten where they can enjoy 400 activities at different venues all around Lund City. The Municipality of Lund is coordinating the event, but it is programmed by all different kinds of organizations within the culture and creative sector. Lund University is one of the bigger players. It all started in 1985 and is still going strong!  Here you can download the program in English: https://kulturnatten.nu/globalassets/kulturnatten/kulturnatten-2018/kulturnatten-2018-program-in-english.pdf

Time: 2018-09-15, Varies (see program)

Location: Different locations in Lund (see program)

For more information click: https://kulturnatten.nu/#/