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Newsflash No. 63 - March 7, 2019

A collection of events, seminars, information, and opportunities for master’s students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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News from the Faculty of Social Sciences


Seminar: Peasants, policy and Power: A study of agricultural modernisation in a Rwandan village, March 8
Seminar: Governing by Experts: Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence in the EU, March 15
Seminar: The Role of the State in the Financialization of Turkey, March 20
Seminar: Fashionable Politics: The discursive construction of ethical consumerism in corporate communications, news media, and social media, March 20

Other News and Events 


Seminar: The Institutionalization of Folklore in Contemporary Bangladesh: Converging Culture and Politics, March 12
Seminar: Violence and Control in the Chinese-North Korean Border Region, 1945-present, March 13
Lecture: Staging post democracy, Rimini Protokoll ”State 1-4”, March 13
Seminar: Use LinkedIn in your job search, March 19 

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Peasants, Policy and Power: A study of agricultural modernisation in a Rwandan village

Anna Berglund is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at Lund University doing a doctoral project in learning modernity, specifically focusing on peasants and policies in rural Rwanda.

Time: Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
Location: Room G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5
For more information: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/peasants-policy-and-power-a-study-of-agricultural-modernisation-in-a-rwandan-village

 

Seminar: Governing by experts: Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence in the EU

Maria Hedlund is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Lund University.

Welcome to the think tank SamTech - social sciences perspectives on digitalisation and new technology. Our workshops and seminars focus on social sciences questions relating to digitalisation, artificial intelligence, data mining and robotics.
Want to join? You are not required to have any technical knowledge in order to participate. The think tank is an opportunity to orientate yourself and to use your competence within a different field of research. Teachers/researchers focusing on social sciences perspectives on digitalisation are also very welcome to join the think tank. The workshops will be held in English and/or Swedish. All interested are welcome to attend! Sign up by sending an email to Carola [dot] Aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se.

Time: Friday, March 15th, 2019 - 13:00-14:00
Location: Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3
For more information: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/samtech-biotechnology-and-artificial-intelligence-in-the-eu

 

Seminar: The Role of the State in the Financialization of Turkey 

Özlem Celik is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow funded by the Swedish Institute (SI) at the Department of Human Geography in Lund University. She holds a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of Sheffield in England in 2013. 

This seminar focuses on the role of the state in mediating the demand and supply side of financialisation of housing process in the Global South. This analysis challenges accounts that analyse financialisation of housing as an institutional process of changing legislation and development of new financial tools by seeing the role of the state not only to respond the demands or interests of developers and builders, but also to respond the needs developed by poor people’s resistance against becoming indebted in the case of Turkey.

Time: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 - 12:00-13:00
Location: CMES, Finngatan 16
For more information: https://www.cmes.lu.se/events/public-lecture-series

 

Seminar: Fashionable Politics: The discursive construction of ethical consumerism in corporate communications, news media, and social media

Johanna Arnesson is employed as a PhD student at JMG since September 2013. Previous studies in Media and Communication at Stockholm University (JMK), as well as gender studies at Södertörn University. Has also worked in the nonprofit sector for many years.

In my PhD thesis I investigate 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. Drawing on the discourse-historical approach within critical discourse analysis, the study provides an empirical examination of the discursive elements that construct the market as the best solution to social injustice and climate change, and how these ideas are negotiated in corporate communications, newspapers, and social media. 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 my presentation I 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.

Time: Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 - 13:00-15:00
Location: SOL Absalon A214 
For more information: https://www.kom.lu.se/institutionen/kalendarium/?L=1&searchingImmediately=0&isLu2013=0&editingMode=0&baseDepartmentId=0&subjectId=0&id=0&reducedForm=&compactness=&application=&type=&sortMode=&freeTextSearchString=&date=2019-03-07&showEverythingId=10886#calendarEvents_10886

 

Other News and Events

Seminar: The Institutionalization of Folklore in Contemporary Bangladesh: Converging Culture and Politics

Frank J. Korom is Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University. His doctoral dissertation was on Dharmaraj, a local village deity worshipped in West Bengal from medieval times.

After the founding of Bangladesh, the new nation immediately began to take steps to create a national culture. To do this, they continued a project that was started before the Partition in 1947, but now drew on figures whose identities could be clearly tied to Bangladesh. This led to the incorporation of folklore as a major market of identity in the nation. To carry out the necessary research, the Bangla Academy was formed to bring to light those aspects of Bengali culture perceived to be distinct for Bangladesh. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and archival research, this paper located the study, production, and consumption of folklore at the forefront of nation-building.

Time: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 - 15:15-16:30
Location: Finngatan 16 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, seminar room 1
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/the-institutionalization-of-folklore-in-contemporary-bangladesh-converging-culture-and-politics

 

Seminar: Violence and Control in the Chinese-North Korean Border Region, 1945-present

Adam Cathcart is a lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Leeds. His doctoral dissertation focused on Sino-Japanese relations from 1945-1952. His primary research interest is in Chinese-North Korean relations and the Korean War. 

The Chinese Communist Party has long been engaged in a struggle to control and consolidate the Sino-Korean border region. This paper describes how the areas abutting the Yalu and Tumen Rivers were initially used by the Northeast Bureau of the CCP during the Chinese civil war (1945-1950) as base areas and as a anchor points for reciprocal relationships with Kim Il-sung and the Korean Workers’ Party. Less structured anti-Japanese and anti-collaborator violence continued among ethnic Koreans in the border areas well into 1946, while the carnage of the Korean War brought North Korean refugees, wounded soldiers, and cultural delegations into China, followed by DPRK state scholar-bureaucrats seeking evidence for the foundations of Kim Il-sung’s guerrilla years and personality cult. The presentation concludes with a look at the Party’s overall controls and strategy presently along the border, with an emphasis on plans for emergency and ‘contingency’ scenarios in the event of a North Korean collapse or war, using open-source Chinese documents and fieldwork along the border to illustrate key points. Welcome!

Time: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 - 13:15-15:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18B
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/violence-and-control-in-the-chinese-north-korean-border-region-1945-present

 

Lecture: Staging post democracy, Rimini Protokoll “State 1-4”

Imanuel Schipper is a lecturer and researcher at different universities and art academies in Germany and Switzerland. He also works as a dramaturg for the well-known German Performance group, Rimini Protokoll with whom, over many years, he has developed a contemporary way of documentary theatre as intervention, as political think tanks. Most recently he has been the dramaturg for „ State 1-4“ a tetralogy on post-democratic phenomena such as the global network of intelligence, construction sites and lobbyism, digitalisation of democracy and the interweaving structures of global companies and politics.

Open Lecture with with Imanuel Schipper, dramaturg at the Zürich University of the Arts and for the Rimini Protokoll. Moderator: Critic Theresa Benér.

Time: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 - 16:30-18:00
Location: Studio A, Malmö Theater Academy, Bergsgatan 31, Malmö
For more information: https://www.lu.se/event/staging-postdemocracy-rimini-protokoll-state-1-4-imanuel-schipper-mars-13

 

Seminar: Use LinkedIn in your job search 

Anna Persson is a passionate LinkedIn user. She is an HR professional currently holding a role as Learning and Development Specialist at AWA, a consulting firm specialized in intellectual property.

An increasing number of companies are using LinkedIn to recruit and source talent. This seminar will not only help you to build an awesome LinkedIn profile but it will also give you an understanding of how employers use LinkedIn to recruit. You will also get tips on the different ways of using LinkedIn to connect and grow your network. For example, using LinkedIn can be very beneficial in researching information on employers and professionals, including alumni. The business of hiring has changed and now is the time to prepare yourself!

Time: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 - 15:30-17:30
Location: Palaestra, auditorium, Paradisgatan 4
For more information: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/3160