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Newsflash No. 73 - October 28, 2019

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

Contents

Graduate School News

Reminder: Registration for SIMM41 is now open
Sign up for "Soup Lunch: Dealing with the Darkness"!
Thesis information meeting for the first-year students
Interested in Exchange Studies?

Faculty

What's in a Word: Interrogating 'Engagement' in Transmedia Culture
Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: "Unexpected expropriators: how conservative elites became supportive of agrarian reform in Brazil".
Sociology of Law Research Seminars: Transnational Legal Orders
Gender, Nation, and Situated Intersectionality: The Case of Catalan Pro-independence Feminism
Crip Theory: A Useful Tool for Social Change
Diversity in film archives
 'In But Not Of The Academy: Exploring Invisibility as a Tactic for Trans Studies' 

Other

Understanding, Measuring and Governing Loss and Damage for Social and Ecological Systems
Passion and Politics with Charles Hirshkind
LUCSUS seminar: Racialised environmentalism – what’s old and what’s new?
PhD scholarship within the Research Project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen


Graduate School News 

 

Reminder: Registration for SIMM41 is now open

We would like to remind all first-year students that they can now register to the second course of their first term, SIMM41. You should follow the instructions in the welcome letter that you received earlier this month. Keep in mind that the deadline for registration is 5 November.


Sign up for "Soup Lunch: Dealing with the Darkness"!

As autumn turns into winter and the days are getting darker, we invite all Graduate School students to join us for some delicious [free] vegan soup and bread while guests from the Student Health Centre and the Student Chaplaincy tell you more about their work and how they can support you while adapting to the Swedish winter.

The deadline to register is 31 October. 

Time: 6 November 2019 from 11:30 to 13:00 
Location: Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen
Registration: https://ui.uglnk.com/Surveys/dfa234a7-3573-4804-bcaa-dce00048acf3
 

Thesis information meeting for the first-year students

Thank you for attending the meeting earlier today. You can find the presentation here.

If you have any other questions that are not covered today or that you forgot to ask, feel free to contact the Graduate School thesis coordinator, Sinnamon Varsamouli at sinnamon [dot] varsamouli [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.
 

Interested in Exchange Studies?

As a student at the Faculty of Social Sciences  you have great opportunities to study abroad as an exchange student. The Faculty of Social Sciences encourages students to take this opportunity to get a degree with an international profile. A list of Universities you can apply to is available when the application opens: https://www.sam.lu.se/sites/sam.lu.se/files/student_exchange_agreements_faculty_of_social_sciences.pdf

Who can apply?
You are eligible to apply for exchange studies via the Faculty of Social Sciences if you are registered and active as a full-time student at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University  at the time of application and if you have achieved at least 30 higher education credits. You have to have studied two terms full-time studies at Lund University at the time of the mobility period. 

How do I apply?
You apply online and the application should include a Statement of Purpose, a CV and a study plan.

When do I apply?
The application for studies during Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021 is open 1-20 November.

Information meeting in English about Exchange studies and how to apply:

  • Date:  7 November, at 12.15 - 13.00
  • Venue: R 236, Gamla Kirurgen, Building R, Sandgatan 13A-B, Lund (map)

Questions? Please contact the International Office

Faculty

 

What's in a Word: Interrogating 'Engagement' in Transmedia Culture

Seminar with Elizabeth Evans

Dr Elizabeth Evans is Associate Professor of Film and Television at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Transmedia Television: Audiences, New Media and Daily Life (Routledge, 2011) and the forthcoming Understanding Engagement in Transmedia Culture (Routledge, 2020).

This seminar will explore key findings from the Understanding Engagement in Transmedia Culture project. Consisting of interviews with practitioners and audience focus groups, the project takes a specific term, ‘engagement’ as a catalyst to discuss what makes screen experiences meaningful and why certain experiences are elevated over others as ‘engaging’. This seminar will initially offer an overview of the project’s aims and methodology. It will then focus on how research participants broadly defined engagement within the context of transmedia culture. Digital technologies have proliferated the ways in which audiences can access content. Media experiences have increasingly become transmedia experiences as audiences move between and across different storytelling forms, platforms and devices. The rise of transmedia culture blurs the well-established boundaries between media forms as film, television and videogaming are brought together on the same devices and in the same narrative universes. 

Time: Wednesday 6th November, 13:00-15:00
Location: SOL Absalon A214

 

Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making: "Unexpected expropriators: how conservative elites became supportive of agrarian reform in Brazil".

Matias López, Guest Researcher at the Department of Political Science, Lund. 

Time: Wednesday 6th November, 12:00 to 13:00
Location: Room Ed222A, Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, hus H, Lund
Contact: pia [dot] lonnakko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Sociology of Law Research Seminars: Transnational Legal Orders

Vanessa Barker is Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University and Associate Director of Border Criminologies. Her research focuses on questions of democracy and penal order, the welfare state and border control, the criminalization and penalization of migrants, and the role of civil society in penal reform. 

Her new book Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State examines the border closing in Sweden during the height of the refugee crisis and the rise of penal nationalism in response to mass mobility.

These seminars invite both local and international researchers who are conducting state of the art research in various areas of law and society.

Time: Wednesday 6th November 13:00 to 16:00
Location: Sociology of Law Department, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 18 C, House M, Room M331
Contact: martin [dot] joormann [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Gender, Nation, and Situated Intersectionality: The Case of Catalan Pro-independence Feminism

María Rodó de Zárate is a a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher since 2015. She received her PhD in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her main research fields are feminist geographies, geographies of sexualities and of youth, with a special focus on intersectionality theory and the development of new methodologies for working on it such as the Relief Maps, now as a digital tool.

Debates on nation, self-determination, and nationalism tend to ignore the gender dimension, women’s experiences, and feminist proposals on such issues. In turn, feminist discussions on the intersection of oppressions generally avoid the national identity of stateless nations as a source of oppression. In this article, Zárate relates feminism and nationalism through an intersectional framework in the context of the Catalan pro-independence movement.  

Please note that the event will be held in Spanish.

Time: Friday 8th November, 13:00-15:00
Location: SOL:L123
Contact: christian [dot] claesson [at] rom [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Crip Theory: A Useful Tool for Social Change

Guest Research Seminar

Mikael Mery Karlsson is a PhD student at Gender Studies department, Lund University. His background is mostly sociology but also gender studies and philosophy. Mikael started his PhD project in Lund in 2016.

A few years ago, Crip Theory was the new black among feminist and gender scholars in Sweden. Since then its appeal has weakened. As yet, there is no boom of new dissertations or research projects using Crip Theory, and debates about it largely seem to have disappeared. In this paper, Karlsson will argue that the rumours about the death of Crip Theory are greatly exaggerated.

Time: Wednesday 13th November, 13:00-15:00  
Location: SOL A214 
For more information: http://www.kom.lu.se/forskning/konferenser-och-natverkstraffar/

 

Diversity in Film Archives

Dagmar Brunow is a lecturer in Film Studies at Linnaeus University in Växjö (Sweden). Her research centres on cultural memory, documentary filmmaking, the essay film, experimental and avant-garde filmmaking and video. 

Ingrid Ryberg is a film doctor in film science and also activities in the artistic research field. Her research focuses on issues related to family, sexuality, minor film culture, films such as public, spectatorship and reception in a predominantly Scandinavian and European context. 

Seminar examining diversity in film archives.

Time: Wednesday 13th November, 17:15 - 19:00   
Location: SOL Fakultetsklubben, SOL (B131)

 

 'In But Not Of The Academy: Exploring Invisibility as a Tactic for Trans Studies' 

Z Nicolazzo, is a Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Trans* Studies in Education; Co-Chair, Transgender Studies Research Cluster at the University of Arizona

While trans* visibility has been taken up as the mainstream political strategy du jure, critical trans scholars(hip) has continued to highlight the limits of a politics of visibility.  That is, for trans* people of color, and especially trans* women of color, increased visibility has led to increased vulnerability, threat, and violence.  Thus, trans* visibility as a strategy continues to forward a white, middle-class trans*ness that is incompatible with the plurality of trans* lives.  In this keynote, Nicolazzo will explore possibilities for how invisibility may be a strategy for the development of trans studies for activism, pedagogy, and daily life in schools.  She will seek to pose and answer the question: how might invisibility help us resist those practices, tactics, and pedagogies that seek to assimilate and incorporate, rather than liberate?

Time: Thursday 14th November, 13.15 - 15.00
Location: Edens Hörsal, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund

The lecture will be sign translated (Swedish).   
The location is wheelchair accessible (automatic doors, accessible toilets). 
The location has an audio induction loop

Please contact the following if there is anything that can be done in advance so that you can participate:
Signe Bremer Gagnesjö: signe [dot] bremer_gagnesjo [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se
Irina Schmitt: irina [dot] schmitt [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se
Anthony Wagner: anthony [dot] wagner [at] lnu [dot] se

 

Other

 

Understanding, Measuring and Governing Loss and Damage for Social and Ecological Systems

The conference is hosted by Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies in partnership with the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) Lund University, Oxford University, Met Office UK, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Munich Re Foundation.

How can climate science, ecological science and sustainability science perspectives be combined to advance L&D theory and practice? And how can L&D from climate events be meaningfully situated within the broader sustainable development agenda, including the SDGs, as highlighted in Article 8 of the Paris Agreement? Is there need for new research to support L&D policy, as new questions emerge that require attention?

The conference will explore L&D through five analytical lenses.
Defining L&D from a climate change perspective – what do we know?
Defining L&D from an ecological perspective – what do we know?
Defining L&D from a sustainability perspective – what do we know?
Governance and economics of L&D – how do we do it?
Policy and practice of L&D on social-ecological systems – how do we do it?

Time: Wednesday 30th October 2019 08:00 to Friday 1st November 2019 17:00
Location: Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

More information about the Conference on Loss and Damage on the LUCSUS web page.

Contact: noomi [dot] egan [at] fsi [dot] lu [dot] se


Passion and politics with Charles Hirshkind

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is holding a conversation series on passion in relation to contemporary global politics, with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa and citizens in the Diaspora.

How do politics of passion contribute to strife and conflict? To ethnic and sectarian categorizations? To loyalties and alliances? What is the emotive component of critique, protest and mobilization, challenging authoritarian regimes and power relations? How is passion interrelated with politics of displacement? With senses of uncertainty, experiences of persecution, the loss of a national home? And how may affect simultaneously work toward strengthening people’s sense of belonging and public intimacy?
In order to reflect on such questions, and with the hope of generating new ones, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University is bringing together five prominent international scholars for conversations with Associate Professor Maria Frederika Malmström.

October, 31, 2019: Charles Hirshkind
His research interests concern religious practice, media technologies, and emergent forms of political community in the Middle East, North America, and Europe. He give particular attention to diverse configurations of the human sensorium, and the histories, ethics, and politics they make possible. Taking contemporary developments within the traditions of Islam as primary focus, he has explored how various religious practices and institutions have been revised and renewed both by modern norms of social and political life, and by the styles of consumption and culture linked to global mass media practices.

Time: Thursday, 31 October 2019, 17:00-19:00
Location: Edens Hörsal
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/434564970516271/
 

 LUCSUS seminar: Racialised environmentalism – what’s old and what’s new?

Seminar with LUCSUS researchers David Harnesk, Mine Islar and Emily Boyd

Find more information about the LUCSUS seminars.

Time: Thursday 14th November, 10:15-11:45
Location: Wrangel, room 117. Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: george [dot] neville [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se


PhD scholarship within the Research Project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for one three-year PhD scholarship within the research project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security”. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate will be employed by February 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For more information: Link