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Newsflash No. 76, December 10, 2019

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

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Graduate School News

Last chance to sign up for Lucia Fika!

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Midterm Thesis Seminar: Earthing philosophy of technology: The need for philosophical materialism in calibrating the technosphere to the biosphere
Seminar: The Bolshevik origins of social policy with Magnus Bergli Rasmussen
Seminar: Sociology of Law Research Seminars: Technological Control of Border - Three Arguments on the Legal Irresponsibility of the EU
LUCSUS Seminar: Storyline as a powerful way of linking physical with human aspects of climate change
Lecture: War trophies in the age of mechanical reproduction: Evidence from human rights courts
Thesis Defence: Spectral Jade: Materiality, Conceptualisation, and Value in the Myanmar-China Borderland Jadeite Trade
Seminar: Marc Lindberg: " The Development of Addictions: A Developmental Dynamic Systems Theory"
Lecture: Commemorating Incongruity: The Israeli Hall of Independence
Book Talk: "The Streets Are Talking to Me - Affective Fragments in Sisi's Egypt"
Thesis Defense: (Re-)shaping regional economies – Regional innovation system dynamics and new industrial path development
Seminar: Sociology of Law Research Seminars: Decentring Criminal Justice: Understandings of Justice by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence and its Implications for Different Justice Strategies
Conversation series: Passion and Politics
Sociological Movie Night: Good Bye Lenin!
Seminar: Sara Kalm on academic housekeeping

Other News and Events

EKH Seminar: Ireland’s peculiar microfinance revolution, c. 1836-1845
DIIS - Danish Institute for International Studies: Dealing with intensifying great power politics in the Arctic: Insights from Finland, Norway and Iceland
Malmö University: Migration seminar: Postmigrant Europe
Lecture: The Christian Roots of the Secular State
Conference: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Protection and Intellectual Property Law in a European Context
CED Seminar: The Academic Greenshirting Puzzle. Social Background, Early School Entry and Children's Outcomes
Malmö University: Poetry, Publics and Politics
 


Graduate School News

 

Last chace to sign up for Lucia Fika!

All Graduate School students are kindly invited to join us for the annual Lucia Fika where we will be serving traditional Swedish treats like lussekatter (saffron buns), pepparkakor (ginger snaps), and glögg in honour of St. Lucia's Day. (Everything will be vegan.)

Lucia, one of the oldest and biggest traditions in Sweden, is celebrated as a festival of lights on the 13th of December. If you want to learn more about it, visit this page.

Lucia Fika will be a great opportunity to meet up with your cohorts for the last time before many of you leave for Christmas break! If you would like to attend, please fill this form by December 10.

Date and Time: Friday, December 13, 15.00
Location: Student Lounge, "Gamla Kirurgen"
Registration: https://ui.uglnk.com/Surveys/45049a42-cde9-42b9-a63c-68cf02b155f2

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences


Midterm Thesis Seminar: Earthing philosophy of technology: The need for philosophical materialism in calibrating the technosphere to the biosphere
Andreas Roos is a Doctoral Student in the department of Human Ecology.
Discussant: Associate senior lecturer Wim Carton, LUCSUS, Lund University

Time: 11 December 2019, 10:15 to 12:00
Location: Malmö, Geocentrum I

 
Seminar: The Bolshevik origins of social policy with Magnus Bergli Rasmussen
Magnus Bergli Rasmussen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo.

Time: 11 December 2019, 12:00 to 13:00
Location: ED230, Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: pia [dot] lonnakko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
 

Seminar: Sociology of Law Research Seminars: Technological Control of Border - Three Arguments on the Legal Irresponsibility of the EU
Amin Parsa, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sociology of Law Department, Lund University
The European border security agencies, not least through the collaborative platform of Frontex – rebranded as the European Border and Coast Guard – and through its European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), develop and use integrated digital platform in order to achieve ‘situational awareness’, produce real-time traces of migrants’ passage as well as creating predictive maps for future interventions in upcoming ‘migratory events’.
Inter-operating biometric data and data mining technologies have also been used by EU member States to generate patterns of movement which predict possible routes of future migration, forecast possible future flows of migrants and calculate their possible destinations. This solution can also identify ‘high-risk travellers’ who might, among other things, intend to apply for asylum.
Use of such technologies, however, produce serious legal challenges in that they risk undermining the foundational principles of international refugee law as they pertain to the human rights of asylum seekers. One such principle is the principle of non-refoulement, which prohibits states from returning asylum seekers to grave harm. Yet the current technological solutions allow European border security forces to act pre-emptively and before the state’s legal responsibility is triggered.
As the result, the growing use of such technologies can reshape international law and affect human rights of the protection seekers negatively. What use for international law in the age of digital technologies? Can international law contain possible violence that the new technology can cause? And moreover, can new norms emerge from practices of the new technology? This project will answer such questions in the context of European border control operations and will offer a new understanding of the interaction between international law and technology.

Time: 11 December 2019, 14:15
Location: Sociology of Law Department, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 18 C, House M, Room M331
Contact: martin [dot] joormann [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se


LUCSUS Seminar: Storyline as a powerful way of linking physical with human aspects of climate change
Welcome to a LUCSUS seminar with visiting guest Hannah Ruth Parker from the University of Reading

Time: 12 December 2019, 09:45 to 12:45
Location: wrngel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: george [dot] neville [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se


Lecture: War trophies in the age of mechanical reproduction: Evidence from human rights courts
At UMass Amherst Violence and Conflict Laboratory, we examined twenty-two photographs of slain Kurdish revolutionaries that were unclassified for Turkish courts for identification of human remains in a mass grave site. They were killed in 1998 and the photographs were made available to the court in 2014. These photographs were not produced for forensic purposes, instead they were treated as trophies that would be displayed to superiors as proof of military success and to families of slain insurgents. Dead bodies and human parts are used as writing materials during warfare and conquest. 
Bilgesu Sumer is a political scientist, translator and human rights activist from Turkey.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/801726070285909/
Time: 12 December 2019, 12:00-13:00
Location: Seminar Room Finngatan 16


Thesis Defence: Spectral Jade: Materiality, Conceptualisation, and Value in the Myanmar-China Borderland Jadeite Trade
Henrik Kloppenborg Møller is a doctoral student at the department of sociology with a focus on Chinese anthropology.
Discussant: Professor Nils Ole Bubandt, School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University
Time: 13 December 2019 10:15
Location: Eden's Auditorium in Lund
Contact: henrik [dot] moller [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Seminar: Marc Lindberg: " The Development of Addictions: A Developmental Dynamic Systems Theory"
Marc Lindberg is a retired professor of Psychology with expertise in developmental and experimental psychology. Although his  career began in studies of cognitive development and memory, his research over the past 20 years has focused on the addictions.
An attachment and dynamic systems theory for the development of addictions will be forwarded along with a new related test battery for differential diagnoses.  
In a first study, the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire (ACIQ) was given to patients in a substance abuse unit and control participants funneled to match from a larger population.
Significant differences were found on the attachment and clinical issues scales in predicted directions.  A second study replicated these results with high school students only predicted to be future alcoholics. In another study, path analysis, a form of structural equation modeling, found significant paths between Parental attachments, to Adverse Childhood Events (ACE), to Peer drinking patterns and Partner attachments, to degrees of substance abuse.
These and other studies will consider relationships between nomothetic, ideographic, and ecological constructs in terms of improving treatment outcomes.

Time: 13 December 2019, 11:00 till 12:00
Location: P:124


Lecture: Commemorating Incongruity: The Israeli Hall of Independence
Vered Vinitzky-Serussi is a Professor of sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and faculty fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Her major academic interest revolves around issues of collective memory and commemoration, and specifically the ways in which societies cope with their difficult pasts and shameful histories. She is also interested in festive and banal commemoration, silence in memory, notifying death, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. She is currently conducting a comparative research on home museums in Germany and Israel.
Using the case of the uncared Israeli Hall of Independence (where the state was declared in 1948), the lecture suggests a new conceptualization for a mnemonic challenge: mnemonic liminality. Hard to grasp, behind the liminality challenge stand either a space with an in-between history, time which is in-between eras and/or a text which is in between worldviews. However, the fact that the HOI suffered from negligence for decades cannot be explained away solely by its liminality. Thus, the lecture  addresses the issue of the prolonged negligence by claiming that scholars of collective memory need to acknowledge the role culture plays in forging and sustaining collective memory. What happens with commemoration when culture and the commemorated event lack congruency? Negligence – neither memory nor amnesia – is a result of an inherent tension between the commemorating culture and the nature of an event doomed important within the same society. This analysis may thus contribute to our understanding of how culture works in collective memory when there is no fit between events and culture.

Time: 13 December 2019, 16:15 to 18:00
Location: LUX C121, Helgonavägen 3, Lund
Contact: jan-olof [dot] nilsson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Book Talk:  "The Streets Are Talking to Me - Affective Fragments in Sisi's Egypt"
CMES researcher Maria F Malmström has invited four guests: Jessica Winegar, Nina Gren, Jonas Frykman, Anja Franck to talk about her book.

Time: 16 December 2019, at 16-18
Location: Seminar room at CMES
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/387025051990534/


Thesis Defense: (Re-)shaping regional economies – Regional innovation system dynamics and new industrial path development
Johan Miörner is a doctoral student at the department of Human geography. 
Opponent: Professor Stig-Erik Jakobsen, Mohn center for innovation and regional development, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences 

Time: 17 December 2019, 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Världen, Geocentrum I Sölvegatan 10, Lund
 

Seminar: Sociology of Law Research Seminars: Decentring Criminal Justice: Understandings of Justice by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence and its Implications for Different Justice Strategies
This is Hildur Fjola Antonsdottir final seminar before her disseratation.
Hildur Fjola Antonsdottir, PhD Candidate at the Sociology of Law Department
Discussant: May-Len Skilbrei, Professor in criminology and sociology of law, Oslo Universitet
Within feminist legal and socio-legal scholarship, much has been written about the failure of the criminal justice system to meet the justice interests of people, largely women and children, who have been subjected to sexual violence. Increasingly, feminist socio-legal scholars and criminologists are also exploring the potential of non-traditional justice mechanisms in meeting the justice expectations and interests of victim-survivors.In this context, understanding victim-survivors’ ideas about justice is of particular importance. From a Nordic, and primarily Icelandic, perspective, Hildur Fjola Antonsdottir's compilation dissertation is a contribution to this field of research.

Time: 17 December 2019, 13:15 to 17:00
Location: Sociology of Law Department, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 18 C, House M, Room M331
Contact: karl [dot] dahlstrand [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se


Conversation series: Passion and Politics
Jessica Winegar is a sociocultural anthropologist whose work investigates how people articulate understandings of history and political-economic change through cultural production and consumption, in particular through competing notions of culture and culturedness.  She is primarily concerned with the multiple ways that culture projects create social hierarchies and modern subjects while frequently hiding the mechanisms of these processes, thereby contributing to their durability.
 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?

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1163426930509109/
Time: 17 December 2019, 16:00-18:00
Location: CMES Finngatan 16
 

Sociological Movie Night: Good Bye Lenin!
Join the Sociology Department to watch a movie! The movie will be watched together,  snacks will be provided, and afterwards, there will be a short sociological discussion about some of the main themes of the movie.
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Time: 17 December 2019, 17:15
Location: Department of Sociology, room G119, Sandgatan 11, Lund
Contact: oriana [dot] quaglietta [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


Seminar: Sara Kalm on academic housekeeping
Academic housekeeping denotes the type of work tasks within university departments that are low-status, time-consuming, largely invisible, and that nevertheless needs to be done. 
Sara Kalm is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer  In the department of Political Science 

Time: 18 December 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
 

Other News and Events
 

EKH Seminar: Ireland’s peculiar microfinance revolution, c. 1836-1845
Eoin McLaughlin at University College Cork will give a seminar on the paper with the above title (co-authored with R Pecchenino).

Time: 11 December 2019, 14:15–15:30
Location: Ideon Alfa 1:1104, Scheelevägen 15B, Lund
 

DIIS - Danish Institute for International Studies: Dealing with intensifying great power politics in the Arctic: Insights from Finland, Norway and Iceland
Speakers
Martin Breum, Journalist
Camilla T. N. Sørensen, Associate Professor, Royal Danish Defence College
Mikkel Runge Olesen, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies

Practical information: The seminar will be held in English and live streamed on diis.dk. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 10.00. Live stream does not require registration.

Time: Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10.00-12.00
Location: DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies Auditorium Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A 2100 Copenhagen
Sign up: https://diis.easysignup.com/71/


Malmö University: Migration seminar: Postmigrant Europe
Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild (Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin) Regina Römhild is a cultural anthropologist and professor at the Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her main fields of teaching and research are critical migration and border regime studies, Europe in postcolonial, globally entangled perspective, Mediterranean & political anthropology. 
Abstract: The presentation will argue towards using the postmigrant perspective not only for revisiting the "nation" but also "Europe" – as being similarly constituted by long-term colonial and postcolonial migration movements. Therefore, migrancy is not only the product but also the producer of a shifting figuration called Europe. Hence, as much as that of the nation, the concept of and the perspective on Europe needs to be "migrantised".

Time: Thursday 12 December, 14:15 - 16:00
Location: Niagara, seminar room, floor 9 (gathering for the seminar at 14.05 at the ground floor next to the Reception in Niagara.)
 

Lecture: The Christian Roots of the Secular State
In this lecture, Professor Silvio Ferrari argue that the different fortunes of the secular state in the predominantly Jewish, Christian and Muslim countries depend significantly (although not exclusively) on their different religious backgrounds and, in particular, on the conception of God’s law that developed in the theological and legal traditions of these three religions. After a short description of what God’s law means in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic legal systems, he will focus on the different interpretations of the nature and scope of God’s law in these religious traditions. The impact that these differences have on the acceptance (or rejection) of the secular state in Israel and in the Christian and Muslim countries will be examined in the last part of the lecture.

Time: 2019-12-12 15:15 till 17:00
Location: LUX B:240
Contact: ryszard [dot] bobrowicz [at] ctr [dot] lu [dot] se
 

Conference: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Protection and Intellectual Property Law in a European Context
The conference is organised by LU IP consisting of researchers in Media, Information, Technology and Intellectual Property Law at Lund University, Sweden.
If you would like more information about the conference such as the program of the day, please click here: http://ai.lu.se/?172901&nid=21097 
The Conference is free of charge for the participants, but they have to register. If you would like to take part, please register here (http://ai.lu.se/events/registration-2019-12-13) no later than 9 December. This event was made possible with financial support from the Centre for European Studies (CFE) and AI Lund.

Time: 13 December 2019, 08:30 till 16:45
Location: Ole Römers väg 6, School of Economics and Management, Lund University
Contact: ulrika [dot] wennersten [at] har [dot] lu [dot] se
 

CED Seminar: The Academic Greenshirting Puzzle. Social Background, Early School Entry and Children's Outcomes
Fabrizio Bernardi at European University Institute (EUI), Florence will give a seminar on the paper with the above title (co-authored with M Triventi).

Time: 17 December 2019, 12:00
Location: Ideon Alfa 1:1104, Scheelevägen 15B, Lund
 

Malmö University: Poetry, Publics and Politics
Open seminar with Magnus Nilsson, Professor of Comparative Literature.
The event is part of the seminar series K3 Research Seminars at the School of Arts and Communication (K3).

Time: 18 December 2019, 10:15 - 12:00.
Location: NIC 0541 (K3 Open Studio), Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1.