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Newsflash No. 57 - November 22, 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

Reminder: Thesis Proposal Deadline, Nov. 26
Lucia Fika, Dec.10

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Lunch Seminar: Victimization and Generalized Trust over the Life- Course: Longitudinal Evidence from Australia, Nov. 27
Seminar: The Management of Home: Practices, Micro-Geographies and Media Technologies, Nov. 28
Seminar: From War Crimes and the Holocaust to Punishment, Human Rights and the Nordic Welfare State, Nov. 28
Seminar: “Ordered” Collaboration, Dec. 4
Seminar: Wenkai He on "Legitimating State Power and Social Policies in the Early Modern Era: England, Japan, and China", Dec. 5
Seminar: Dennis Kahn: "What collective threats do people perceive and how do they relate to political preferences?" Dec. 5

Other News and Events

Lecture: The “People’s War on Terror” and the Mass Internment of Muslims in Xinjiang, Nov. 26
Lecture: Gender and Human Trafficking in South and North Korea, Nov. 28
Lecture: Class, Gender and Reflexivity in Delhi: Young Middle-to-Upper Class, Upper Caste Feminists’ Descriptions of Self, Dec. 4
Lecture Malmö: Yemen, uncovering the forgotten war, Dec. 4
Internship opportunity at SASNET

 

Graduate School News

 

Reminder: Thesis Proposal Deadline

As a reminder, the deadline for submitting thesis proposals is Monday, November 26, 2018. All thesis proposals are to be uploaded on Live@Lund on the Thesis Portal ”SIMV07”. Please email Katie directly at katherine [dot] anderson_ahlstedt [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se if you have any specific requests regarding your supervision for the spring semester.

 

Lucia Fika

Come celebrate Lucia with other Graduate School students in the Student Lounge! This includes Lucia fika favorites like glögg (non-alcoholic mulled wine), lussekatter (saffron buns), and other seasonal treats. The event is open to all students in the Graduate School. Sign-ups will be sent out via email by the beginning of next week.

Time: Monday, December 10th, 2018 - 15:00
Location: Graduate School student lounge
Contact: katherine [dot] anderson_ahlstedt [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Lunch Seminar: Victimization and Generalized Trust over the Life- Course: Longitudinal Evidence from Australia

Jan Mewes is docent and associate senior lecturer in sociology. He holds a doctorate in social sciences from the University of Bremen, Germany. Before joining the Department of Sociology at Lund University in 2018, Jan was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bremen (2009-2011), forskarassistent at Örebro University (2015), and postdoctoral/senior researcher at Umeå University (2011-2013, 2016-2018).

Welcome to the Sociology Department's Brown Bag Seminar Series on ongoing research! Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by discussion. Attendees can bring their own lunch and eat while listening to the seminar. A discussion will follow. In this seminar, Jan Mewes will present Victimization and Generalized Trust over the Lifecourse: Longitudinal Evidence from Australia.

Time: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 - 12.05-13.00, with the possibility to stay longer if you want to continue the discussion
Location: Conference room 1, 3rd floor (G:335), Department of Sociology
Contact: magnus [dot] ring [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/forskning-pa-gang-victimization-and-generalized-trust-over-the-life-course-longitudinal-evidence-from-australia

 

Seminar: The Management of Home: Practices, Micro-Geographies and Media Technologies

This seminar will be lead by: Magnus Andersson, senior lecturer in Media & Communication at Lund University, Charlie Järpvall, researcher in Media History at Lund University, and Charlotte Nilsson, doctoral student in Media History at Lund University.

IBM’s prototype of The Gilbreth Management Desk was exhibited at the exhibition Century of Progress in Chicago in 1933. It was designed by Lilian Gilbreth, based on her many domestic time motion studies in American homes in the beginning of 20th century. It contained everything a modern woman and house manager needed: files, drawers, index cards, chards and schedules, and also a telephone, typewriter, adding machine, reference books and an “International electric clock”. About half a century later the personal computer entered many homes. It was early on related to the management of home: “an advanced typewriter that fits in the ‘home office’ and which is highly significant for the administration of home” (Weibull 1998: 114) as a media scholar put it. In our project we are interested of the management of home between these two events. Empirically it is based in interviews with individuals born before 1945. From the vantage point of cultural history we are studying domestic paperwork and home management with a particular focus on media technologies, practices and geographies. In other words we are interested in who did the home administration (practice), whether this job was done in a ‘home office’ or at the kitchen table (micro-geography) and with which means and tools (media). It is justified by the fact that the study of seemingly trivial administrative practices may reveal implicit demarcations between male and female, work and leisure, public and private; that is, cultural and political dimensions of the home in a historical context. Please contact Tommy Bruhn if you would like to attend.

Time: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
Location: SOL Absalon A214
Contact: tommy [dot] bruhn [at] kom [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: click here 

 

Seminar: From War Crimes and the Holocaust to Punishment, Human Rights and the Nordic Welfare State

Peter Scharff Smith is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at Oslo University.

Come listen to ongoing research in sociology of law! Peter Scharff Smith, Professor, the Institute for Criminology and Sociology of Law, Oslo University, will be leading the seminar: From war crimes and the Holocaust to punishment, human rights and the Nordic welfare state. All are welcome!

Time: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 - 13:15-16:00
Location: Sociology of Law Department, Room M331, House M, 3rd floor
Contact: reza [dot] banakar [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.soclaw.lu.se/en/event/from-war-crimes-and-the-holocaust-to-punishment-human-rights-and-the-nordic-welfare-state

 

Seminar: “Ordered” Collaboration

Rune Frederik Cordsen is a doctoral student in the Department of Education at Aarhus University.

Welcome to the Sociology Department's Brown Bag Seminar Series on ongoing research. Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by discussion. Attendees can bring their own lunch and eat while listening to the seminar. A discussion will follow. In this seminar, Rune Frederik Cordsen will present his research: “Ordered” Collaboration.

Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - 12.05-13.00, with the possibility to stay longer if you want to continue the discussion.
Location: Conference room 1, 3rd floor (G:335), Department of Sociology
Contact: magnus [dot] ring [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/forskning-pa-gang-ordered-collaboration

 

Seminar: Wenkai He on "Legitimating State Power and Social Policies in the Early Modern Era: England, Japan, and China"

Wenkai He (Ph.D., MIT, 2007), is associate professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Before joining the Division of Social Science of HKUST, he was An Wang postdoctoral fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. His research interests include comparative historical analysis in social science, political economy of state formation, and the political and economic history of China.

Wenkai He will be giving a seminar on Legitimating State Power and Social Policies in the Early Modern Era: England, Japan, and China on Wednesday, December 5th from 13-14 in the Larger Conference Room (ED367) in Eden. Please contact Jens Bartelson if you would like to attend.

Time: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 - 13:00-14:00
Location: Large Conference Room (ED367), Eden
Contact: jens [dot] bartelson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/wenkai-he-on-legitimating-state-power-and-social-policies-in-the-early-modern-era-england-japan-and-china

 

Seminar: Dennis Kahn: "What collective threats do people perceive and how do they relate to political preferences?"

Dennis Kahn is a postdoctoral student in the department of Political Science at Lund University. 

Dominant theories in psychology treat collective threat as a unidimensional concept and suggest that political rightists experience more threat than leftists. We challenge these perspectives and claim that threat is multidimensional and that rightists and leftists differ not in the degree to which they experience threat, but rather in the relative emphasis they place on different types of threat. In a series of studies, we map the different threats people perceive against society and examine the relationship between political preferences and perceived severity and psychological distance to different collective threats.

Time: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 - 13:00-15:00
Location: P124, Institute for Psychology
Contact: fredrik [dot] bjorklund [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.psy.lu.se/event/dennis-kahn-what-collective-threats-do-people-perceive-and-how-do-they-relate-to-political-preferences

 

Other News and Events

 

Lecture: The “People’s War on Terror” and the Mass Internment of Muslims in Xinjiang

Rachel Harris is Reader in the School of Arts at SOAS, University of London. She has published extensively on religious and expressive culture among the Uyghurs and cultural policy in China. She is currently working on an edited volume “Ethnographies of Islam in China”, and a monograph “Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam”.

In China's northwestern border region of Xinjiang, coercive forms of disciplinary state power now condition the experience of everyday life for millions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority peoples. The mechanisms of surveillance and control extend across the region and right into family homes, underpinned by an unprecedented system of mass detention. Over the past ten years researching Uyghur Islam, Harris has observed the steady rise of religious piety in Xinjiang, and the accompanying rise of a state discourse of Uyghur religious extremism and terrorism. This discourse is today being used to justify the existence of a huge network of heavily securitised re-education facilities, in which over one million Muslim citizens of Xinjiang are indefinitely detained without charge. Numerous accounts have leaked to the outside world of coercion and violence in these detention camps. In this talk Harris argues that, far from targeting those vulnerable to radicalization, state campaigns have made a broad-based, full-frontal assault on Islamic faith and Uyghur culture. She discusses the impact on Uyghur and Kazakh communities at home and abroad, and the scope for international responses to this crisis.

Time: Monday, November 26th, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/the-peoples-war-on-terror-and-the-mass-internment-of-muslims-in-xinjiang

 

Lecture: Gender and Human Trafficking in South and North Korea

Seo-Young Cho is assistant professor of economics at Philipps-University of Marburg in Germany. Her research focuses on economic analysis of human trafficking, female migration, social capital, cyber activities, gender differences in education and behaviors, and genderbased violence. Seo-Young Cho received her doctorate in economics from Georg-August University of Goettingen in Germany and a master’s degree in public affairs from Columbia University in New York.

As South and North Korea have developed into different paths in many aspects, their human trafficking situations also demonstrate different societal problems. South Korea is mainly a country of destination and transit that receives and transforms trafficking victims, and, to some extent, it is a source country that sends victims abroad. This complexity in human trafficking is closely related to the vulnerability of female migrants both into and out of the country, and mirrors demographic changes in South Korea and challenging dynamics in marriage and labor markets for women. On the other hand, North Korea is predominantly a source country whose people are trafficked abroad (mainly to China and South Korea) particularly during their journey fleeing out of the country due to political oppression and poverty. This problem can be described as gender-based violence under a humanitarian crisis. In this lecture, these problems will be discussed under gender perspectives in terms of vulnerable female migration and crime against women. The gender approach is particularly relevant in the human trafficking context because the absolute majority of victims are women and girls (in both Korea and worldwide).

Time: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 - 10:15-12:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/gender-and-human-trafficking-in-south-and-north-korea

 

Lecture: Class, Gender and Reflexivity in Delhi: Young Middle-to-Upper Class, Upper Caste Feminists’ Descriptions of Self

Otso Harju is a PhD candidate in gender studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland, working on a thesis around gendered family conflicts in Delhi.

Reflecting a year of ethnographic work in Delhi, the lecture approaches class, caste and gender in metropolitan India through young middle-to-upper class, upper caste feminists’ narratives of self, positionality and political engagement. Constantly renegotiating their difficult position as single (and thus “abnormal”) women in the city, the people interviewed have staked out their own corners and communities in the Indian capital. In the process of taking on oppressive patriarchy and mounting social expectations, class and caste privileges have often shielded from and been actively used by the women to deflect hardships met by many others. For these feminists, this has created a difficult duality and an acute awareness of both the sexisms they tackle and the privileges they enjoy. Through this empirical material, the lecture approaches important questions around stratification and “middle-classness” in contemporary India, while allowing for individuality and difference beyond epistemologically violent generalizations. The talk is of relevance to anyone interested in class, gender, feminism or South Asian studies.

Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - 10:15-12:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005
Contact: nina [dot] brand [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/class-gender-and-reflexivity-in-delhi-young-middle-to-upper-class-upper-caste-feminists-descriptions-of-self

 

Lecture: Yemen, Uncovering the forgotten war

Isa Blumi is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Turkish Studies at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies. Maria-Louise Clausen is a postdoc researcher at the DIIS Danish Institute for International Studies.

This event is an open discussion with Isa Blumi and Maria-Louise Clausen. Isa Blumi researches societies in the throes of social, economic, and political transformation. His latest work covers the late Ottoman period and successor regimes, arguing that these events are part of process that interlinks the Balkans, the Middle East, and the larger Islamic world. In this respect, it is key to explore in a comparative, integrated manner how post-Ottoman Turkey fits into what is a global story of transition. As he expands his work to include more of the 20th century, Blumi explores processes of change induced by Muslim refugees who ended up settling throughout the world. Clausen’s research focuses on approaches and theories of the state. Her research primarily focuses on how international focus areas are translated and influence concrete initiatives on the local level in state-building interventions in fragile states such as decentralization, basic education, aid absorption and democratization. Her current work focuses on Islamic State as an ideational challenge to the state-based international system. Attendants will have the chance to receive a copy of Isa Blumi’s book “Destroying Yemen”.

Time: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 – 17:00-19:00
Location: Malmö University, NI:A0306

 

Internship opportunity at SASNET

The Swedish South Asian Studies Network SASNET invites students to apply for an internship. SASNET is a network at Lund University that promotes and encourages research and education on South Asia. SASNET organizes seminars, conferences, and offers grants to students who want to conduct fieldwork in South Asia. SASNET also offers grants to researchers who want to write an application for research projects on South Asia. As an intern at SASNET you will be in charge of organizing our seminar series. You will be able to take part of our internal seminar series, discuss research topics related to South Asia, and SASNET’s day-to-day operations more generally. You will be able to network extensively, which will help you for future job search and research pursuits. For more info, mail andreas [dot] johansson [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se.  For more information: https://www.sasnet.lu.se/for-students/internship-at-sasnet