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Newsflash No. 65 - April 18, 2019

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

Update your personal number in Ladok!
Become an SI Mentor for Graduate School’s first-year master students, apply before April 22nd
Workshop: Digiwork: future or already here? May 8th


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Day-long event on the theme “Sexual harassment and discrimination at Lund University, Apr. 25th
Lecture: Machine learning in the social sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences plans and potentials, Apr. 26th
Gender Studies Seminar Series: Superordinate Intersectionality – Bringing Identity Politics in the Study of Right Wing Populism, May 8th
Conference: Is the Future of Agriculture Perennial? May 6th to May 10th
Conference: The Middle East in the Contemporary World, 16th to May 17th


Other News and Events

Lecture: The Sovereign Consumer and the Marketization of Politics, May 3rd
Become an international mentor in autumn 2019
DEVCO Academy (European Commission)


Graduate School News

Update your personal number in Ladok!

If you have received a personal identification number from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), please send an email stating your temporary as well as your new personal identification number to support [at] ladok [dot] lu [dot] se. Make sure to use your student email for this.


Become a SI Mentor for Graduate School’s first-year master students

Graduate School is looking for new SI mentors for our incoming programme students. SI mentors help new master students in their learning process and be a valuable part of Graduate School. Any student who will begin their second year of a master programme in September 2019 is eligible to apply.

If you are interested in becoming an SI mentor, please send an application to Programme Coordinator Lucie Larssonova before April 22nd, email: lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se. The application should include a CV and a short letter of intent to why you want to become and SI mentor. The selected candidates will attend a two/day course in Supplemental Instruction (SI) offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on August 29th to 30th, 2019, 9.00-17.00.


Workshop and Open Lecture: Digiwork: Future or Already here?

Carl Benedict Frey is Oxford Martin Research Fellow at Oxford University.

Come join us at Graduate School for a special lecture and workshop on the future work: Digiwork: Future or Already Here? This two-day lecture and workshop series will be organized by SamTech, a social sciences thinktank, and will include interactive opportunities with scholars from Lund and abroad, including Carl Frey from Oxford University. Topics will include: Uber Happy? Work and Wellbeing in the "Gig Economy", Automating e-Commerce from Click to Pick to Door, Future Shocks and Shifts: Challenges for the Global workforce and Skills Development, and The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?

The first day includes workshops in small groups with discussions afterward, taking place in the Graduate School building. The Open Lecture by Carl Frey will take place the following day in LUX Aula Övre. Fika will be provided. Graduate School students are especially encouraged to attend!

Lecture, Workshop and Group Discussion:

Time: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, 14:00-16:30
Location: Hus R. rooms 240 and 236
Contact: roger [dot] persson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se

Open Lecture with Carl Frey:

Time: Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 12:00-17:00
Location: Lux Aula Övre
Contact: roger [dot] persson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Day-long event on the theme “Sexual harassment and discrimination at Lund University

The Department of Political Science with students from Samhällsvetarkåren at Lund University would like to invite you all to a day-long event on the theme “Sexual harassment and discrimination at Lund University”. They are looking forward to a day of interesting presentations and discussions on two very important topics; sexual harassment and discrimination. There will be free coffee and Fika as well as a vegetarian lunch.

Time: Thursday, April 25th, 2019, 10:00-15:00
Location: Edens hörsal, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: Olivia [dot] valborg [at] gmail [dot] com


Lecture: Machine learning in the social sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences plans and potentials

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten has a PhD in Political Science and is Senior Lecturer in European studies and Vice-Chair of the Center for European Studie. Christopher S. Swader, is a Docent in sociology, Senior Lecturer in sociology, Methods Coordinator for Graduate School with the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The lecture will be held in English and is part of SamTech seminar series. SamTech 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 welcome to join the think tank.

Time: Friday, April 26th, 2019, 13:00-15:00
Location: Pufendorf Institute, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund
Contact: Carola [dot] Aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Gender Studies Seminar Series: Superordinate Intersectionality – Bringing Identity Politics in the Study of Right Wing Populism

Docent in Political Science from the University of Helsinki and researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism.

The presentation will be around 45 minutes with a 15 min break. The remaining time will be intended for discussion and questions. Please contact the Gender Studies Department if there is anything they should know and can do in advance so that you can come and take part.

Time: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, 13:00-15:00
Location: Room M:221, Hus M (Ground floor), Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, 221 00,Lund
Contact: amaranta [dot] thompson [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


Conference: Is the Future of Agriculture Perennial?

There is an urgent need for agriculture to drastically reduce its negative environmental impacts, while at the same time responding to increasing demand and adapting to a changing climate. For this to be possible, radical change in how we grow our major staple crops is essential. From the 6th through the 10th of May, over 80 specially invited researchers from around the world will meet in Lund to present and discuss progress, challenges and future avenues regarding the development and upscaling of perennial agriculture.

Time: Monday, May 6th, 2019, 9:00 to Friday 10th, 201917:00.
Location: Lux Aula
Contact: Domestication [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information:


Conference: The Middle East in the Contemporary World

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is pleased to announce this year's Graduate Student Conference, entitled "The Middle East in the Contemporary World". The conference is intended as an opportunity for students at CMES and more widely at Lund University to present and discuss their own research and ideas. Papers will be organised into panels of 3-4 students according to research area, and each will have 10 minutes to present their topics, followed by discussion.

Abstracts of up to 300 words from advanced level students at Lund University (final year bachelor’s or master’s level) are welcomed for papers relating to one of the research themes at CMES. Please note, you will not be expected to submit the full paper and as such the presentation can be of a work-in-progress. The conference is free to attend. Fika will be provided on both days, and lunch on the first day. If you wish to take part as a presenter, please fill the form in the link below with details of your presentation. If you wish to attend as an audience member please contact studentconference2019 [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se

Time: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 09:00 - 18:00 and Friday, May 17th, 2019, 09:00 - 13:00
Location: Eden Building, Room 129
Contact: studentconference2019 [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information:


Other News and Events

Lecture: The Sovereign Consumer and the Marketization of Politics

Niklas Olsen is Associate Professor in History at the University of Copenhagen and author of The Sovereign Consumer - A New Intellectual History of Neoliberalism.

This talk presents a new intellectual history of neoliberalism through the exploration of the sovereign consumer. Invented by neoliberal thinkers in the interwar period, this figure has been crucial to the construction and legimitization of neoliberal ideology and politics, nationally as well as internationally. In recent decades, the sovereign consumer has served to marketize politics and functioned as a major driver in a wide-ranging transformation in political thinking, subjecting traditional political values to the narrow pursuit of economic growth.

Time: Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: Lux Building, Room B152
Contact: kristoffer [dot] edelgaard_christensen [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se


Become an international mentor in autumn 2019

Lund University is welcoming approximately 2,000 new international students this autumn and we need your help in making Lund feel like home! By becoming an international mentor, you play a vital role in introducing the newly arrived international students to Lund’s student life and to everyday life in Sweden. You will be organizing fun activities for the students in collaboration with 6 to 9 other mentors. While this mentorship programme lasts the entire autumn semester, your participation is most needed during the orientation weeks. We also want your help on Arrival Day, which is on the 20th of August 2019.

Being involved as an international mentor is not only fun and rewarding, it is also a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and cultural awareness. Furthermore, it is also seen as a qualification when applying for exchange studies and jobs. Please submit your application by 25 April at the latest!

For more information:


DEVCO Academy (European Commission)

DEVCO Academy is a public learning platform launched by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) in April 2018 and is openly accessible for the entire development community. It provides free access to a wide range of relevant themes, including development policies, thematic areas, methodological approaches and financial management. The resources come in four different learning formats: e-learning courses, webinars, videos and documents. Moreover, each participant taking online courses will receive a certificate of completion with the logo of the European Commission. Currently, the public learning platform is available in English, which will be followed by German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese in the near future. Many learning modules are already available in different languages. The DEVCO Academy already counts with users from 155 countries, from EU partner countries as well as from all EU Member States.

DEVCO calls for students enrolled in the Graduate program especially "Development Studies" to apply.

For more information: