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Newsflash No. 69 - September 2, 2019

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

Graduate School news

LAST CALL: Programme Registration Forms!
Registration Update for Conditionally Admitted Students
Interest Survey for Arabic & Persian Language Courses
Autumn Potluck, 16 Sept.

News and events from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: ““Gender”: transnational, digital, aged” with Jeff Hearn, 4 Sept.
Seminar: “Blood is thicker than water” with Andrej Kokkonen and Anders Sundell, 4 Sept.
Conference: Urban public space, from ancient Rome to tomorrow - different perspectives on the role of public space for inclusive societies, 5 Sept.
Talk: Joint book launch at the Department of Gender Studies, 11 Sept.
The 18th Lund University Development Research Day, 9 Oct.


Graduate School news

LAST CALL: Programme Registration Forms!

Most new Graduate School students have already completed the Programme Registration Form in the packet that was handed out at the Programme Introduction Day and later made available at the Student Reception, but there are still a few students who still have not done this. If you have not picked up an information packet from the Student Reception, please do so as soon as possible. Inside you will find a registration form that must be completed and returned to the student receptionist on duty. 

Students who do not complete a registration form will not be registered to the programme.  

Turn in your registration sheet no later than Monday, September 9th. The Student Reception is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 – 13.

 

Registration Update for Conditionally Admitted Students

New students who are conditionally admitted to the programme must submit official proof of completion of undergraduate studies or they will not be registered to courses or programmes. If you are not sure if you are conditionally admitted, check your Notification of Admissions Results on UniversityAdmissions.se. Conditionally admitted students who have not submitted proof of completion of the undergraduate degree must turn this in / confirm with us at our Document Drop-Off tomorrow, September 3rd from 12:00 – 13:00 at the Student Reception Desk.  

The Admissions Department is currently reviewing documents from students who have already turned in diplomas and/or transcripts to Graduate School. At this time we are waiting for approval from the Admissions Department before Graduate School is able to register you for the first course and/or the programme. They are reviewing degree documents from the entire university’s conditionally admitted students, so this process can take time. Graduate School will register you as soon as it is possible for us to do so.

Swedish degree students who are waiting for the degree to be issued: If you have already turned in a copy of your transcript, then Graduate School is waiting for the Admissions Department to issue an exemption that will allow you to be registered for the first course. Once the Admissions Department approves this exemption, Graduate School will register you for the first course.

Once you receive your degree, email milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se with your personal number and you will be registered for the programme.

International Degree students: If you have already uploaded or submitted your diploma and transcript, then Graduate School is awaiting approval from the Admissions Department to register you for both the course and the programme. If you have submitted original copies of your diploma to Graduate School, we will contact you when your degree documents are ready for pick up. 

Students who have completed all bachelor course components and and still waiting on issuance of a diploma will only be registered for the first course. Programme registration can only happen after issuance of a bachelor diploma.

For questions regarding registration, please contact milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.

 

Interest Survey for Arabic & Persian Language Courses

We're excited to launch our first language courses in Arabic & Persian this year! The final step is just to plan how many students to accommodate. Let us know if you're interested in pursuing one of these courses and if you have any previous experience by filling out our interest survey:

Click here to take the interest survey.

Please note: this survey is not an application to the courses: you will have to apply separately on a later date. 

 

Autumn Potluck for Graduate School Students

The social event of the season! (Okay, almost). Every year, we invite first and second year students to this potluck-mingle. If you're keen, bring a dish and come socialize with other Graduate School students. Bonus points to those who bring a dish traditional to the country they come from and/or for vegan dishes.

Time: 16 Sept. at 16:00
Location: Student Lounge in the Graduate School building Gamla Kirurgen 
Contact: frank [dot] schreier [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 

 

News and events from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: ““Gender”: transnational, digital, aged” with Jeff Hearn

Jeff Hearn is a senior professor in Gender Studies at Örebro University. 

In this session, Jeff Hearn reflects on writing six books and some of the issues they raise, especially around the significance of transnational processes, digitalisation, and age for (re)thinking about “gender”: Men of the World: Genders, Globalizations, Transnational Times (Sage, 2015); Men’s Stories for a Change: Ageing Men Remember (with The Older Men’s Memory Work Group), (Common Ground, 2016); Revenge Pornography: Gender, Sexuality, and Motivations (with Matthew Hall, Routledge, 2017); Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race (co-ed with Tamara Shefer, Kopano Ratele and Floretta Boonzaier, Routledge, 2018); Unsustainable Institutions of Men: Transnational Dispersed Centres, Gender Power, Contradictions (co-ed with Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila and Marina Hughson, Routledge, 2019); ‘Age’ at ‘Work’: The Ambiguous Boundaries of Organizations, Organizing and Ageing (with Wendy Parkin, Sage, 2020).

This seminar is part of the Gender Studies seminar series, run by the Department of Gender Studies. Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator, automatic doors and an accessible toilet. The presentation will be around 45 minutes with a 15 min break. The remaining time will be intended for discussion and questions. Please contact us if there is anything we should know and can do in advance so that you can come and take part.

Time: 4 September 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Location: Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona kyrkogata 18 C, Room: M224
Contact: riya [dot] raphael [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Seminar: “Blood is thicker than water” with Andrej Kokkonen and Anders Sundell

Andrej Kokkonen and Anders Sundell, from Göteborgs universitet, will give a talk on ”Blood is Thicker than Water: Family Size and Leader Deposition”. This seminar is part of the Higher Research Seminar, the main collective seminar at the Department of Political Science. 

Time: 4 September 2019 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Stora konferensrummet (ED367), Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: annika [dot] bjorkdahl [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Conference: Urban public space, from ancient Rome to tomorrow - different perspectives on the role of public space for inclusive societies

The afternoon will consist of a mini-conference where the public space will be discussed from different perspectives. The purpose of this day is to from different disciplinary perspectives illuminate the role of public space in urban areas. This will be done by highlighting different examples of conflicts and solutions as to the use of public space from around the world. At the end of the conference participants form the external education program Sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient cities will present posters of change project to promote sustainability, inclusiveness and climate resilience of public space in Turkey, Zimbawe and Indonesia.

Limited places, registration required at this link. 
 
Programme

13.00 – 13.20 Welcome and introduction - Helena Hansson and Johanna Alkan Olsson
13.20 – 13.40  The relevance of public spaces in the cities: a geographical and human rights approach - Maria Andrea Nardi
13.40 – 14.00 Conflicts over public space -the Gezi park Istanbul Turkey - Ilhami Alkan Olsson             
14.00 – 14.20 Public space in a Historical perspective - Lovisa Brännsted
14.20 – 14.50  Fika
14.50 – 15.10 Access to public space - Street Vendors in Colombia - Ana-Maria Vargas Falla
15.10 – 15.30 Public space governance in a Swedish city – needs, challenges and different planning approaches - Björn Wickenberg
15.30 – 15.50 Public spaces, human rights in the interface between the physical and digital - Ana Nordberg
15.50 – 16.00 Concluding words and introduction to poster session
16.00 – Mingle with snacks

Time: 5 September 2019 13:00 to 16:00
Location: Conference room, Biskopsgatan 3, Pufendorf
Contact: helena [dot] hanson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Talk: Joint book launch at the Department of Gender Studies

During the past year, researchers at the Department of Gender Studies have produced six books at renowned international publication houses. The department is pleased to host a joint book launch to celebrate this! The books will be presented individually and through a discussion of overarching themes, followed a reception (refreshments included). 

Read more about each book here:

DREAMING GLOBAL CHANGE, DOING LOCAL FEMINISMS

Lena Martinsson och Diana Mulinari

RAPE NARRATIVES IN MOTION

Ulrika Andersson, Monika Edgren, Lena Karlsson och Gabriella Nilsson (red.)

NANNY FAMILIES: PRACTICES OF CARE BY NANNIES, AU PAIRS, PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN SWEDEN

Sara Eldén och Terese Anving

ANTI-MUSLIM RACISM ON TRIAL: MUSLIMS, THE SWEDISH JUDICIARY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF JUSTICE

Marta Kolankiewicz

MARXIST-FEMINIST THEORIES AND STRUGGLES TODAY

Khayaat Fakier, Diana Mulinari och Nora Räthzel (red.)

CLIMATE HAZARDS, DISASTERS, AND GENDER RAMIFICATIONS

Catarina Kinnvall och Helle Rydström (red.)

Time: 11 September 2019 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona kyrkogata 18 C, Room: M221
For more information: https://www.gender.lu.se/event/joint-book-launch 

 

The 18th Lund University Development Research Day

Since the start in 2002 the Development Research Day has been organised annually by a department at Lund University.  This year the Development Research Day is organised by Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and the theme is: Translational Development Research. 

Translational science deals with the dilemma between basic research and the practical application of scientific results. It has a long tradition in medical sciences, where it is defined as research that applies findings from basic science to enhance human health and well-being. With increasing demands from society at large and funding agencies in particular for research to be “useful” and have “societal impact”, can we learn anything from a decade*of translational science in medicine? In 2010, the British Department for International Development (DFID) introduced the “Theory of Change” as a method for promoting societal impacts from research, and we can see how that has inspired agencies in Sweden and the EU to promote similar agendas. 
 
In the morning session of the Development Research Day 2019 we will discuss these issues with the help of invited scholars. The afternoon session is as usually devoted to presentations by researchers at Lund University. We particularly encourage early career researchers and MSc students to present their research. 
 
Time: Wednesday 9 October, 9.00-16.00
For more information: https://www.lucsus.lu.se/development-research-day