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Newsflash No. 66 - May 2, 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

Workshop and Open Lecture: Digiwork: Future or Already here? May 8th to May 9th

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Gender Studies research seminar, May 2nd to May 3rd

Seminar: Connecting and developing non-governmental cultural centres in Europe, May 2nd

Seminar: Contemporary social movements: from academy to activism, May 2nd

Seminar: Superordinate Intersectionality - Bringing Identity Politics in the Study of Right-wing Populism, May 8th

Talk: Panel discussion on the Indian General Elections 2019, May 9th

Workshop and Book Discussion: Material Practices of Power, May 10th

 

Other News and Events

UPF Lecture / Defector, Refugee, Survivor - HR in North Korea, May 8th

Queer week may 2019, May 14th

 

Graduate School News

 

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

 

Seminar: Gender Studies research seminar

 

The Gender Studies Research Seminars is a student-led event, with the ambition to create an inclusive space for dialogues, learning and exchange of knowledge. It also has the ambition to disrupt the hierarchy within academia of what kind of knowledge and arguments are institutionalized and shared (which is often from PhD and other experienced researchers, etc.). In this space, gender students speak about and reflect over gender-relevant issues.

 

Time: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 and Friday, May 3rd 15:00-17:00

Location: Room 221, 2nd floor, House M, Gender Studies Department, Lund

Contact: gender [dot] students [dot] spaces [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Seminar: Connecting and developing non-governmental cultural centres in Europe

 

José Rodriguez and Mieke Renders are respectively the Marketing & Communications EU projects manager and the Managing Director of Trans Europe Halles (TEH)

 

The Urban Creativity Pufendorf IAS Theme hosts a seminar with José Rodriguez and Mieke Renders from Trans Europe Halles (TEH). A network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists, TEH has been engaged in re-purposing Europe’s industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. This seminar is an opportunity to learn more about, and critically discuss, the organisation's efforts to connect, support and promote non-governmental cultural centres in Europe. Places at the seminar are free but limited.

 

Time: Thursday, May 2nd 2019 10:30-12:30

Location: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund

Contact: peter [dot] bengtsen [at] kultur [dot] lu [dot] se ()

 

Seminar: Contemporary social movements: from academy to activism

 

Ronald Eyerman is Profesor of Sociology and Diector of the Centre for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and Nnimmo Bassey is a well-recognized environmental activist, author and poet

 

During 2018-2019, the Pufendorf IAS Advanced Study Group “Civil society and Sustainability Studies” (CIVICSUS) has brought together civil society actors and an interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators to explore the question: how can a scientific understanding of sustainability challenges contribute to social movements for sustainability? On the afternoon of Thursday May 2nd, the group organizes two public lectures by social movements scholar Ron Eyerman and environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey, following a brief introduction to the group’s work. The event is organized by the Pufendorf IAS Advanced Study Group Civil Society and Sustainability Studies (CIVICSUS)​​​​​ and hosted by Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). No registration is needed but seats are limited.

 

Time: Thursday, May 2nd 2019 13:00-15:00

Location: LUCSUS, Josefsson building, ‘Ostrom’ (3rd floor)

Contact: ellinor [dot] isgren [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

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

 

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

 

From the US to the northernmost corners of Europe, right-wing populism is making deep inroads into the mainstream political landscape. Despite a flourishing scholarship on the topic, to date there are few explanations concerning the intricate workings of right-wing populist paradoxes: privileged white politicians (mainly men) proclaiming themselves the true voices of white working class (men and women) against the remote and corrupt elites that open the national borders to threatening migrant Other (men) and endanger the cultural (and racial) distinctiveness of their nation in the name of globalization. With this in mind, the seminar aims to bring identity politics in the study of right-wing populism, and argues in favour of superordinate intersectionality as an analytical perspective to address these paradoxes in examining right-wing populist discourses. Such an approach scrutinizes the interactions between several axes of difference and inequality: gender (masculinities); social class (elites); and race (whitenesses). These theoretical articulations are illustrated with examples from the US, as well as from Europe.

 

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

 

Talk: Panel discussion on the Indian General Elections 2019

 

Henrik Chetan Aspengren is Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs; Catarina Kinnvall is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University; Ted Svensson is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University.

 

On May 9, three experts will discuss past and current Indian politics in view of the ongoing Indian General Elections. Swedish South Asian Studies Network invites you to a panel discussion on the past and current political scenario in India with a main focus on the electoral process and potential implications for the country.

 

Time: Thursday, May 9th 2019 15:15 to 16:30

Location: Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Finngatan 16, 22362 Lund

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

 

Workshop and Book Discussion: Material Practices of Power

 

The Sociology of Law Department invites you to a Workshop and Book Discussion: Material Practices of Power. Open to the public.

Part I - Workshop

09:00 – 12:00

Hyo Yoon Kang (Kent Law School/ The Legal Materiality Network): Legal Materiality as a Heterodox Approach

Mahmoud Keshavarz (Engaging Vulnerability/ Uppsala University): Smuggling as a Technical Critique of Borders

Sara Kendall (Kent Law School/ The Legal Materiality Network): 'The beauty … is that it speaks for itself’: New evidentiary forms in international criminal litigation

Daniela Agostinho (University of Copenhagen/ Department of Arts and Cultural Studies): Remote Technologies, Intimacy and the Liberal Sensorium

Amin Parsa (Lund University/ Sociology of Law Department): International Law and Technological Control of Borders

Part II - Book Discussion

14:00 – 15:30

‘The Design Politics of the Passport Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent’ by Mahmoud Keshavarz in conversation with Sara Kendall

 

Time: Friday, May 10th 2019 09:00-15:30

Location: Room 236 House R, Gamla Kirurgen

Contact: amin [dot] parsa [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Other News and Events

 

UPF Lecture: Defector, Refugee, Survivor - HR in North Korea

 

Ji Hyun Park is currently the outreach director at Connect North Korea and Radio Free Asia Reporter.

 

Ji Hyun Park was born and raised in Cheongjin, North Hamgyong province in North Korea. She left the country in 1998 and was trafficked into China where she was repatriated back to North Korea in 2004. Currently, she is the outreach director at Connect North Korea and Radio Free Asia Reporter. Her task is to spread awareness of North Korea with her personal experiences to improve the Human Rights in the DPRK. In 2013, she gave testimonies to the United Nation Commission of Inquiry. She also works as a chatterbox online teacher at SOAS university and produced a documentary film called "The other Interview" together with Amnesty International as to show the true reality of DPRK. In 2018, Ji Hyun Park was awarded the Natwest's Chariman Award at Asian Women Acheivement.

Free entrance for all UPF members, no registration needed prior to the event

Students: 40 SEK

Non-students: 50 SEK

 

Time: Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 19:00-20:30

Location: Kårhuset, 223 62, Lund

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/408442019951115/

 

Queer Week May 2019

 

Projekt Sex is announcing a week full of queer activities and extravaganzas! This year’s Queer Week will be a collaboration between Smålands nation, Projekt Sex, and HBTQ Studenterna. Queer Week is dedicated to our beautiful LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome! Projekt Sex hopes to bring everyone, LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, together for a pre-celebration to LundaPride and raise awareness for LGBTQ+ issues - all while having lots and lots of fun!

 

Time: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 to Friday, May 18th 2019

Location: Lunds studenters Projekt Sex, P6 Sandgatan 2, 223 50 Lund

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315200971972576/