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Newsflash No. 56 - November 8, 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

Study Abroad Fair, Nov. 8
Reminder: New Reception Hours
Gender Studies Day, Nov. 16

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: The Art of Publication - Publication and Publication Strategies, Nov. 9
Seminar: Fashionable Politics: The discursive construction of ethical consumerism in corporate communications, news media and social media, Nov. 14
Workshop: Platform-based Services in City Tourism Destinations, Nov. 20
Seminar: Tellus: Reinforcing the preventive work against sexual harassment, Nov. 21
Publishing Workshop: Planning, Preparing and Publishing a Book Manuscript, Nov. 21
Workshop: Innovation Research in Social Science, Nov. 21

Other News and Events

Gender Trouble Makers Kick-Off Meeting, Nov. 9
Lund: A university for sustainable development?, Nov. 13
Lecture: Extraordinary Rendition - Addressing the Challenges of Accountability, Nov. 14


Graduate School News


Study Abroad Fair

Are you interested in exchange studies? Come check out the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, November 8 at 15:00 in the Eden Auditorium. The fair is open to all students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. As a reminder, the deadline to apply for exchange studies is November 25, 2018.

Time: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 15:00
Location: Edens Hörsal


Reminder: New Reception Hours

Please note that beginning the week of November 5, 2018 and until further notice, the Graduate School reception desk will be open on Tuesdays from 10:00-13:00 and Thursdays from 12:00-15:00. As always, if you need assistance but are unable to stop by during reception desk hours, you can email any inquiries to: kanslis_master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.


Gender Studies Day

Come join the Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Day! As part of the 40-year anniversary celebration, the department will be hosting this oppen symposium with panels, short lectures, and even poetry! The theme of the day is: "Transformations and resistances: celebrating 40 years of feminist research and education." Gender Studies Day is free of charge and open to students, university staff, and the public. Read more about the day and see the full program on the Gender Studies Institution’s homepage:

Time: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:45-17:00
Location: Edens Hörsal, Eden
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News from the Faculty of Social Sciences


Seminar: The Art of Publication - Publication and Publication Strategies

Lars Thøger Christensen is a professor in the Department of Management, Society and Communication at Copenhagen Business School.

This seminar is hosted by the Institution of Strategic Communication, and will be covering the art of publication and publication strategies.

Time: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 13:00-15:00
Location: Campus Helsingborg, room C324
Contact: Mats [dot] Heide [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se
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Seminar: Fashionable Politics: The discursive construction of ethical consumerism in corporate communications, news media and social media

Johanna Arnesson is a PhD student at Göteborg University. Her previous studies were in Media and Communication at Stockholm University (JMK), as well as gender studies at Södertörn University. She has also worked in the nonprofit sector for many years.

In her PhD thesis, Johanna Arnesson investigates the discursive construction of ethical consumerism – the notion that global environmental concerns and socio-economic inequalities can be solved through ‘better’ consumption choices and corporate activities – in mediated discourses about fashion and clothing consumption in Sweden. The analysis focuses on how specific identities or practices are established as ethical, authentic, and legitimate, and investigates both the promise and the limits of discursive ethical consumerism in late capitalism. In this presentation, she will focus on online discussions on ethical consumerism, specifically how the convergence of consumption and politics might be understood as a form of ‘post-politicization’ of the public sphere in some cases, while it can also become highly political when such issues are discussed by the audience. Please email Tommy Bruhn (tommy [dot] bruhn [at] kom [dot] lu [dot] se) if you would like to attend.

Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
Location: SOL Absalon A214
Contact: tommy [dot] bruhn [at] kom [dot] lu [dot] se
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Workshop: Platform-based Services in City Tourism Destinations

Register for the workshop by sending an email to sharingeconomy [dot] innovation [at] gmail [dot] com no later than November 14!

The Department of Service Management and Service Studies at Lund University, Campus Helsingborg, will be hosting a half-day workshop on service innovation in a sharing economy. The workshop aims to bring together and form new constellations of scholars and practitioners interested in sharing a new logic of service innovation in city tourism destinations. We will have participants from authorities, industry, and academia, who will present their views on this issue. The workshop is free of charge, but all travel expenses shall be paid by the participants. A particular type of platform-based services has emerged within what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. The sharing economy builds on a shift from ownership to a mutual sharing of resources between service-providers and service-users. Digital platforms make it possible for organisations and users to share and co-produce material and immaterial values. The sharing logic is often said to disrupt traditional business models and open up for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 14:00-17:00
Location: Campus Helsingborg, room C729
Contact: sharingeconomy [dot] innovation [at] gmail [dot] com
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Seminar: Tellus: Reinforcing the preventive work against sexual harassment

Anette Agardh is a professor of Social Medicine and Global Health at The Lund University Medical Faculty and at the Institution for Clinical Science.

Tellus is a three-year evidence-based project aimed at reinforcing the on-going preventive work against sexual harassment at Lund University. The project, initiated by vice-chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz, is expected to contribute to a safe study and work environment for all students and staff at the University. The project’s overall aim is to develop and strengthen preventive work against sexual harassment at Lund University. In order to achieve this goal, these efforts will be informed by obtaining comprehensive up-to-date knowledge concerning actual needs. We need to get a better picture of what the situation is regarding sexual harassment at Lund University - how does it happen and why does it happen. Therefore, one of the main aspects of the project is to listen to undergraduate students’, doctoral students’ and employees’ experiences and viewpoints, which is why the project is called Tellus. The project will begin by conducting individual interviews and focus group discussions, which will form the basis for the development of a university-wide survey targeting employees and students at all levels. The results of these will then be used to develop and strengthen the University’s preventive work against sexual harassment. The project team includes researchers in the fields of law, work environment, sexual health, psychology, and sexual health.

Time: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
Location: SOL Absalon A214
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Publishing Workshop: Planning, Preparing and Publishing a Book Manuscript

Professor Dianne Dredge is a visiting Professor in Hedda Andersson’s name at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies. She hosts the publishing workshop together with Sarah Williams, Head of Production and Commissioning Editor at Channel View Publication Ltd/Multilingual Matters.

Publishing is an important dimension of our academic work. It is the opportunity to share research findings, to reach new audiences, and to drive impact and change. Academic journal papers receive considerable emphasis because they provide the opportunity to disseminate smaller pieces of research generally targeted at academic audiences. Books provide an alternative outlet, an opportunity to establish or consolidate a field or topic, and a different kind of publishing opportunity. Books can be also used to explore a larger research agenda, to excavate a new topic area, or to bring together and consolidate a landscape of research. Among their many benefits, books can also help researchers to situate themselves and can assist in the development of professional networks. Many early career researchers and PhD students are challenged by the size and complexity of book publishing. There is also evidence to suggest there are gender and diversity issues at play in decisions about and approaches to book authorship. This workshop responds to this challenge by providing participants with the skills and understanding needed to successfully plan, prepare and bring to completion a book development project. This will be an interactive workshop divided into two parts. We understand that attendance in both sessions may not be possible, so attendance at one of the sessions would also be possible. Topics include: Part 1 – Understanding and strategizing (9:00 – 11:30), Part 2 – Developing a proposal (13:00 – 15:00). Please send an email to Erika Andersson Cederholm no later than November 13 if you wish to attend the workshop.

Time: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:00-15:00
Location: Campus Helsingborg, room C729
Contact: erika [dot] andersson_cederholm [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se
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Workshop: Innovation Research in Social Science

This workshop responds to the strong call in innovation studies for knowledge from other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, or political sciences. Furthermore, it addresses the need for a broader understanding of innovation, considering among others non-market innovations, social innovation, innovations to address grand challenges like climate change, innovations in the public sector, digitalisation and artificial intelligence, etc. The objectives of the workshop are: to build networks between researchers who do innovation-related research; to get a better understanding about innovation-related research conducted at the faculty; to announce the second call on innovation of the faculty; to inform about CIRCLE’s new role in / resources for promoting interdisciplinary research across faculties; to discuss ways forward to exciting new research projects. Registration: Please register by sending an email to helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se and markus [dot] grillitsch [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se, indicating also whether you would like to present some research.

Time: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:30-14:00
Location: Eden 230, (Paradisgatan 5, Building H, Lund)
Contact: helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se, markus [dot] grillitsch [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se
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Other News and Events


Gender Trouble Makers Kick-Off Meeting

Gender Troublemakers is a feminist collective, which aims to offer an alternative and contested space to share knowledge, learn and reflect on the wide spectrum of gender-related topics and issues. Gender Trouble Maker’s purpose is to create an open and welcoming platform, where people from any kind of background can join and choose among different levels of participation from simply attending our events to actively engaging in the collective’s organization. You are warmly invited to the kick-off event for the current academic year! The group will share previous experience and the activities from the past but also gather ideas for the future of Gender Troublemakers and invite you to become part of this nice feminist collective!


Time: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 14:00-15:00
Location: Graduate School Student Lounge
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Lund: A University for Sustainable Development?

Lund University’s Strategic Plan states that we must take a major social responsibility and meet the global challenges. The goals in Agenda 2030 place new demands on research, education and collaboration, which would require brave and active changes.  An open and inclusive discussion is needed on how to set these changes in motion: How can we best use the capacity as a major university and involve our many students who want to be part of achieving the global goals for sustainable development? How can we assist students in becoming drivers for positive social change? What conflict of goals and which obstacles for change do we need to bring to the surface? Sustainability Forum at Lund University invite university leaders, researchers, teachers and students to an afternoon on the global sustainability goals in relation to Lund University. The event will be held in English.


Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 15:30-17:30
Location: Room 206, Universitetshuset (Main University Building)
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Lecture: Extraordinary Rendition - Addressing the Challenges of Accountability

Elspeth Guild is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London as well as at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherland. She is a partner at the London law firm, Kingley Napley and an associate senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. Elspeth is also a visiting Professor at the College of Euroope, Bruges and was special advisor to the House of Lords European Union Committee’s Inquiry into Economic Migration in 2005.


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will host Professor Elspeth Guild for a lecture supporting her book "Extraordinary Rendition - Addressing the Challenges of Accountability". Professor Guild will discuss how the US led War on Terror, that commenced after September 11th 2001, has become a vortex of torture, illegal detention and extrajudicial killing. “It has implicated the intelligence services and even the governments of many European countries in illegal practices by placing reliance on their solidarity with the US as a trusted ally,” she says. Guild argues that the investigation into the complicity of authorities, by journalists and judicial authorities in European states, has uncovered a terrible story of the failures of the rule of law.


Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 15:15
Location: Beijing Conference Room, Raoul Wallenberg Institute
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