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Newsflash No. 5, November 19, 2015

A collection of events, seminars, information and opportunities for master’s students in English held at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Contents:

News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Debatt i Lund: The challenge of migration - will it make us or break us?/ Nov.19th
  • Seminar: "Small towns, rural transformations and food consumption in the Global South / Nov. 23rd
  • Final Doctoral Seminar: “Creating the Competitive State: Political Public Relations & the Rise of the 2008–2014 Innovation Hype” / Nov. 23rd
  • Reminder: Seminar: “Governance by Goals? Will the Sustainable Development Goals Achieve their Promise?'/ Nov.25th
  • Research Seminar: Sherlock, Adaptation and Fan Fiction: TV Dialogism or New Discourses of Fidelity? / Nov. 25th
  • Research seminar: “Projectification in Swedish Municipalities; a Case of Porous Organizations”/ Nov. 25th
  • Seminar: Urban Resilience: Complexities and Possibilities/ Nov.26th
  • Panel: “Gender, Entrepreneurship and Innovation”/ Nov.30th
  • Research seminar: “Revanchist urbanism ‘gone North’?/ Nov. 30th
  • Seminar: “Cash Cow, Civic Space or Co-optation: Private Schools in Urban China”/ Dec. 1st
  • Research Seminar: “Existential Media: The Digital Afterlife and the Hyperpublicness of Grief”/ Dec. 2nd
  • Seminar: “Researching Sex Work in Sweden: Lessons from the Field” / Dec 2nd
  • Reminder: Seminar: “Policy Representation in Europe” / Dec.2nd
  • Seminar: “Politics, History and State Making: The Pathways of State Capacity Diffusion” / Dec. 2nd
  • Lucia fika in the Student Lounge at Graduate School/Dec. 11th - correction

External news/events

  • [SWEDISH] Urban Seminar Series: Narrating the City #3, Malmö Högskola / Nov. 20th
  • Seminar on Politics of Irrigation Reform in India/ Nov. 24th
  • Social Innovation Summit/ Nov. 24-25
  • Fika without borders seminar on Afghanistan/ Nov. 26th
  • Reminder: Thesis Defence: “ Inter organizational collaboration in crisis response management”/ nov. 26th
  • Research Seminar: “Media as Helpful or Harmful to the Public’s Health? How Do We Answer This Important Question?”/ Nov. 27
  • Seminar on refugee reception and social work in Swedish/ Nov.27th
  • Open seminar: How to make your research data available via SND/ Nov.27th
  • Research seminar: “Rising Sea Levels - nature, politics and planning” /Dec. 7th
  • Seminar: “A good upbringing with supporting parents. Some thoughts on analyzing the stories of a young murder”/ Dec. 8th
  • Seminar: “Local Governance”/ Dec.9th
  • Reminder: Free counselling session Multifaith Chaplaincy
  • Important: Bring your passport if crossing the bridge to Denmark or Germany information from international desk

Call for Papers & Grants & Events

  • Concert: Connect Festival TOCCATA for piano/ Nov.19th
  • Tapping the potential of global multi-stakeholder initiatives lessons from sustainable energy for all/ Nov.24th
  • Concert:  Lunch with Guitar/Nov.27th
  • Seminar: The Challenges and dilemmas of security provision by external actors in conflict
  • Propose papers for 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies in Warsaw/ November 30
  • Proposals invited for the CROP Poverty Research Prize 2015
  • The Challenges and dilemmas of security provision by external actors in conflict/ Dec.3rd

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

Europe is currently facing an unprecedented wave of asylum seekers and migrants. At the present rate of daily arrivals, Sweden will be receiving the equivalent of Gothenburg per year, while Germany will be receiving the equivalent of greater Stockholm. Mass migration is rapidly changing the human landscape of Europe, straining the capacities of national welfare states and weakening the cohesion of the European Union. Some countries are opening their borders to the migrants, while others fence them off. Some people believe migration will make our societies, others believe it will break them.

This will be discussed in an upcoming Debate in Lund, where panelists will present and test the arguments of both positions. The debate will be live-streamed on Sydsvenskan, a Swedish newspaper site.

Date: November 19, 2015

Time:20:00- onwards

Location: Cafe Athen, AF-borgen

For more information click here

 

Principal researcher Cecilia Tacoli (Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development) is going to present the next seminar titled "Small towns, rural transformations and food consumption in the Global South" in our series "Invited Speakers in Human Geography".

Date: November 23, 2015

Time: 13.15

Location: Sky High (5th floor), Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10

Contact: teis.hansen [at] keg.lu.se

For more information see here.

 

Date: November 23, 2015

Time: 13:15- 15:00

Location: C324 Campus Helsingborg

Contact: Cecilia.Cassinger [at] isk.lu.se

For the event page, please click here.

 

 

Frank Biermann, Professor of political science and environmental policy sciences at the VU University Amsterdam, Chair of the Earth System Governance project and affiliated with LUCSUS and the department of political science at Lund university: 'Governance by Goals? Will the Sustainable Development Goals Achieve their Promise?'.

 

Date: November 25, 2015

Time:13:15-15:00

Location:Ed367 Stora konferensrummet, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

For the event page, please click here.

 

  • Research Seminar: Sherlock, Adaptation and Fan Fiction: TV Dialogism or New Discourses of Fidelity?

 

Research Seminar with Lecturer Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University

 

Date: November 25, 2015

Time: 13:00 - 15:00   

Location: SOL Fakultetsklubben, SOL (B131)

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Research seminar with PhD candidate Mats Fred: Projectification in Swedish municipalities. A case of porous organizations.

PhD candidate Mats Fred, Malmö University & Lund University (Political Science), will present his research on projectification on November 18, 13:00-15:00. Projectification refers to the broad process within private, public and nonprofit organisation to organise things as projects, basically temporary forms of organizing.

 

Date: November 25, 2015

Time: 13:00- 15:00

Location: The Aquarium, Campus Helsingborg

Contact: herve.corvellec [at] ism.lu.se

More detailed information can be found here.

 

  • Urban Resilience: Complexities and Possibilities

The Lund University Centre for Societal Resilience invites to a seminar exploring the notion of urban resilience from a diverse set of perspectives. Three lectures will shed light on the complexity of urban resilience, the connection(s) between urban resilience and urban risk management, and the link between resilience and myth when it comes to facing our most vehement fears.

 

Date: November 26, 2015

Time:9:30-12:00

Location:AF-Borgen, Sångsalen - 2 Sandgatan Lund

For more information click here

 

  • Panel: Gender, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This event is designed to explore the various challenges and opportunities associated with university entrepreneurship and innovation from a gender perspective. The panel’s speakers will reflect on if and why changes are necessary, what changes have been introduced, the outcome of these changes, and what still needs to happen to improve gender equality. Invited speakers represent entrepreneurs and inventors, as well as university management and policy makers. The diversity of speakers will ensure there are opportunities for learning for all.

The event will conclude with an informal reception from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm with opportunities for networking.

Date: November 30, 2015

Time:13:00-17:00

Location:AF-Borgen, Festasalen - 2 Sandgatan Lund

Register here

  • Research seminar series with Associate Professor Anders Lund Hansen. Title: Revanchist urbanism ‘gone North’?.Revanchist urbanism ‘gone North’? /Nov. 30th

Date: November 30, 2015

Time: 12:00- 13:00

Location: Rio (room 430, 4th floor), Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10

Contact: agnes.andersson_djurfeldt [at] keg.lu.se

  • Seminar with Barbara Schulte: “Cash Cow, Civic Space or Co-optation: Private Schools in Urban China”

Date: December 1, 2015

Time: 12:00- 13:00

Location: Konferensrum 1, Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund

For more information (in Swedish), please click here.

 

  • Research Seminar: Existential Media: The Digital Afterlife and the Hyperpublicness of Grief

Research Seminar with Amanda Lagerkvist, Stockholm University

Amanda Lagerkvist is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the Department for Media Studies, and she is head of the research programme ”Existential Terrains: Memory and Meaning in Cultures of Connectivity” financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation and Stockholm University (2014-2018). Select publications from the project include: ”New Memory Cultures and Death: Existential Security in the Digital Memory Ecology” in Thanatos, December 2013 and ”The Netlore of the Infinite: Death (and Beyond) in the Digital Memory Ecology”, the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Online First December 2014 and ”A Quest for Communitas: Rethinking Mediated Memory Existentially”, Nordicom Review, 2014.

Date: December 2, 2015

Time: 13:00 - 15:00   

Location: SOL Fakultetsklubben, SOL (B131)

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Seminar: Researching Sex Work in Sweden: Lessons from the Field

Isabelle Johansson & Petra Östergren are PhD candidates in Social Anthropology at Lund University

Researching sex work involves challenges on multiple levels. This is especially true in Sweden, where laws prohibiting sex work are closely related to Sweden’s self-understanding as a nation of equal rights, gender equality and humanitarian treatment of vulnerable groups. In this seminar, we discuss the challenges and lessons that can be learned by engaging in this controversial topic.  We will highlight the differences between Petra’s long-term research interest in sex work policy, including the public debate, and Isabelle, who has recently entered the field without this kind of ‘baggage’.

Date: December 2, 2015

Time: 15:15- 17:00

Location: Room 221, Department of Gender Studies, House M

For more information please click here.

 

  • Reminder: Seminar on Policy Representation in Europe

Anne Rasmussen, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University, ‘Policy Representation in Europe: A Comparative Study of the Relationship between Public Opinion and Public Policy across Europe

Date: December 2, 2015

Time:13:15-15:00

Location: Ed367 Stora konferensrummet, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Seminar: Alexander Von Hagen-Jamar “Politics, History and State Making: The Pathways of State Capacity Diffusion”

Alexander Von Hagen-Jamar presents a paper on state capacity diffusion. Many theories of state-making argue that the development of state capacity in one state contributes to the development in another, through competition or diffusion.

We use statistical models to evaluate which, if any, relationships between states lead to this contagion of state capacity. We specify models within and across regions to test what conditions are necessary for these interdependencies to manifest.

 

Date: December 2, 2015

Time: 12.00 (sharp)- 13.00

Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

Contact: linda.eitrem_holmgren [at] svet.lu.se

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Lucia fika in the Student Lounge at Graduate School/Dec. 11th

We will invite all students in the Global Studies, Development Studies and Social Studies of Gender programmes to a Lucia fika where we will serve saffron buns and alcohol-free glögg. More information about this will be sent out separately, but mark your calendars!

Date: December 11, 2015

Time: 12-13 in Eden 236 (updated)

Location: Eden 236, Eden, Lund

External news/events

  • Urban Seminar Series: Narrating the City #3, Malmö Högskola [SWEDISH]

“Contested Cities: Visions of Retail Regeneration, Moral Discourse and the Gentrification Frontier”

Med Prof. Phil Hubbard, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Kent University, UK.

Varmt välkomna till höstens seminarieserie i urbana studier på Malmö högskola. Den här säsongen fokuserar vi på stadens berättelser. Hur berättar och begreppsliggör planerare, politiker, privata aktörer, forskare och medborgare stadens rum? Vi har bjudit in en rad intressanta föreläsare som undersöker olika sätt att berätta staden med exempel från Hisingen, den akademiska världen, London, stadsbyggnadskontoret, och nattklubben.

Anmäl dig i förväg till maria.persdotter [at] mah.se om du vill ha fika i pausen.

Date: November 20, 2015

Time: 14.00-16.00

Location: Niagara, sal A0603 (6th floor), Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, malmö

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Seminar on Politics of Irrigation Reform in India

Professor Peter Mollinga from the Dept. of Development Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Peter Mollinga's interests lie in water politics and understanding how different processes characterising neoliberalism (like privatisation, financialisation, re-regulation, corporatisation) play out in the water domain. In addition, he works on how different ‘technologies of power ‘ are deployed in these processes (like law, policy and rights; knowledge and ideas; markets and money; technology and landscapes).

Date: November 24, 2015

Time: 14:15- 16:00

Place: Auditorium (nedre salen), LUX building, Helgonavägen 3, Lund.

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Social Innovation Summit: breakfast lectures open to the public

Social Innovation Summit is Sweden’s new meeting place for social innovation in the Nordic region. This is where entrepreneurs, changemakers, innovators, policymakers, investors and funders gather to find new innovative solutions to the most urgent societal challenges we are facing today.

During two days the conference will identify future topics, across all sectors and develop new knowledge about financing, collaboration, policy, research and design for social innovation. Participants will meet and explore interesting examples from those at the forefront of this field, experts from all over the world and attend a dynamic program with exciting and parallel tracks and themes that are up-to-date in Sweden as well as globally. Together we will create the conditions needed in order to find new, innovative solutions to the most urgent societal challenges we are facing today.

The breakfast lectures will be handled in Swedish, but the Summit is in English for two days.

Date: November 24- 25, 2015.

Location: Slagthuset in Malmö.

For more information, please click here.

 

  • [SWEDISH] Två frukostseminarier under Social Innovation Summit öppnas nu upp och alla är hjärtligt välkomna att delta. Seminarierna är gratis, men anmälan krävs                             

Genusdriven social innovation – väg till jämställdhet i organisationer och samhälle

Genusperspektiv på social innovation i teori och praktik. Forskning från Luleå tekniska universitet presenteras tillsammans med praktiska exempel från Internationella Kvinnoföreningen i Malmö.

Deltagare

Malin Lindberg, Luleå tekniska universitet, Maria Pålsson, Internationella Kvinnoföreningen i Malmö, Hanna Glans, EQO Equal opportunities.

Date: November 25, 2015

Time: 08.15- 09.15

Place: Slagthuset, Jörgen Kocksgatan 7A Malmö, lokal Veterinärens Kammare

Anmäl dig här

 

  • Fika without borders seminar on Afghanistan

The South Asian Student Association (SASA) organises the next edition of its informal Fika Without Borders South Asia series. This month the country in focus is Afghanistan. At the event, organized in collaboration with SASNET, our main speaker is Anders Fänge, one of Sweden's foremost experts on Afghanistan. He gives a talk entitled Afghanistan’s Classical Problem – A Functioning State speaking about Afghanistan’s history focusing on the problems which have been faced by different Afghan governments which have tried to build a state.

Date: November 26, 2015

Time: 17.00–19.00

Place: Lund University External Relations building, basement hall, Stora Algatan 4, Lund

See the poster here. For more information, please click here.

 

  • Reminder: Thesis Defence, Welcome to the Licentiate Disputation by Roshni Pramanik

Title of thesis: Inter organizational collaboration in crisis response management- Exploring conditions for improving collaborative behavior across organizational borders.

Date: November 26, 2015

Time: 10.15-12.00.

Location:  EHus, Room no.: 1406. Address: Ole Römers väg 3, Lund

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Research Seminar: Media as Helpful or Harmful to the Public’s Health? How Do We Answer This Important Question?

Seminar with Lecturer Katherine Clegg Smith.

Date: Nov. 27th

Time: 13:00 - 15:00   

Location: SOL Fakultetsklubben, SOL (B131)

More information can be found here.

 

  • Seminar on refugee reception and social work in Swedish

“How is social work in the reception of refugees? What happens in the municipal, private and voluntary sectors?”

Maria Svensson from Typhon, a voluntary organization working with young refugees and migrants

Teresa Almerud from Baggium, director Nenya, HVB homes for unaccompanied children in Hoor

Ulrika Anzén from Social Services, Children's starter, work with refugee families and unaccompanied child migrants in Lund

All interested are welcome!

Date: November 27, 2015

Time: 13:30-16:00

Location: Edebalksalen, Socialhögskolan, Bredgatan 26, Lund

 

  • Open seminar: How to make your research data available via SND

Sofia Arvidsson from SND* is visiting Lund on the 27th of November,  in connection to the work on research data at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology and Social Sciences. We welcome researchers and other staff at the faculties to a workshop on how to describe and deposit data with SND. Arranged by Digital Tools in the Humanities and the Libraries at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology and Social Sciences.

* The Swedish National Data Service, SND is an infrastructure for Swedish research within the humanities, social sciences and health sciences. SND helps Swedish and international researchers gain access to existing data within and outside of Sweden. SND provides support and guidance to researchers throughout the entire research process. As the Swedish node in an international network of data archives, the organization is an important part of the research infrastructure.” http://snd.gu.se/en

Date: November 27, 2015

Time:13:15-14:00

Location: LUX, room B336, Helgonavägen 3, Lund

 

  • Research seminar series, with Professor Tomas Germundsson: Rising Sea Levels - nature, politics and planning

Date: December 7, 2015

Time: 12:00- 13:00

Location: Rio (room 430, 4th floor), Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10

Contact: agnes.andersson_djurfeldt [at] keg.lu.se

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Seminar with David Wästerfors: A good upbringing with supporting parents. Some thoughts on analyzing the stories of a young murder

Date: December 8, 2015

Time: 12:00 to 13:00

Location: Konferensrum 1, Sociologiska institutionen, Paradisgatan 5, Hus G, Lund

Contact: lisa.eklund [at] soc.lu.se

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Ellen Lust, from Gothenburg university: Local Governance

Ellen Lust, Department of Political Science, Gothenburg University, ‘Local Governance – Measuring Governance Dimensions and the Relationship with Social Institutions’.

Date: December 9, 2015

Time: 13:15- 15:00

Location: Ed367 Stora konferensrummet, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund.

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Free counselling session with Multifaith Chaplaincy

Are you feeling worried/ upset/ exposed due the last few days of attacks and violence around the world?

If you need someone to talk to Multifaith Chaplaincy provides free personal counseling and support irrespective of your faith or religion. All visits are free of charge and confidential. The student chaplains can also help you to contact any local church or religious body

For more information click here

 

  • Bring your passport if crossing the bridge to Denmark or Germany information from international desk.
 

Bring your passport if you plan to travel across the bridge to Denmark or take one of the ferries to Germany. New border regulations have been introduced by the government. It is applicable  from now on.

Source: International Desk Lund University

 

Call for Papers & Grants & Events

  • Concert: Connect Festival TOCCATA for piano

Welcome to the eleventh Connect Festival, the Apocalypse, a festival for music of our time. The annual Connect Festival was founded in 2005 by Luca Francesconi for giving the composition department at the Malmö Academy of Music (MAM) its own personal face to the world.

Piano concert with monstrous pianist Jonas Olsson with intentional interference by improvisers!

Date: November 19, 2015

Time: 19:00- onwards

Location: Musikhögskolan i Malmö, Rosenbergsalen

For more information click here and here.

 

  • Tapping the potential of global multi-stakeholder initiatives lessons from sustainable energy for all

Global multi-stakeholder initiatives involving public and private sector actors have been heralded as an innovative vehicle for mobilizing resources and expertise to promote the achievement of sustainable development goals.

Launched in 2011 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative is an effort to foster cooperation among governments, corporations and civil society to increase energy access, promote energy efficiency and foster renewable energy production. Its ambitious goals place the initiative at the crossroads of three significant global agendas: reducing poverty, mitigating climate change and promoting an energy transformation.

This seminar explores lessons from the early stages of SE4ALL, highlighting experiences related to supporting country-level cooperation in the development of sustainable energy sectors and expanding private sector engagement. It focuses on identifying what opportunities and challenges the initiative presents to national governments, donors, and other actors in promoting energy goals and what makes SE4ALL an attractive platform for private sector actors.

Date: November 24, 2015

Time: 14:00-16:00

Location:GI. Kalkkranderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen

For more information click here

 

  • Concert, Lunch with Guitar

During Friday's Lunch concert offers Malmö Academy of Music in concert with the guitar. Take the opportunity to soak up some culture during the lunch hour!
Free entrance.

Date: November 27, 2015

Time:12:15-13:00

Location: Kapellsalen, Palaestra et Odeum

 

  • Seminar: The Challenges and dilemmas of security provision by external actors in conflict

This seminar analyses the challenges and dilemmas faced by international donors that attempt to support local actors to provide security in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Date: November 27, 2015

Time: 12:15-13:00

Location: Auditorium, GI. Kalkkranderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen

For more information click here

 

  • Propose papers for 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies in Warsaw/ November 30

All scholars interested in South Asian studies are reminded that the call for papers for the 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies – ECSAS2016, taking place at the University of Warsaw (Poland) from 27 to 30 July 2016, closes at midnight GMT on Monday 30 November 2015. The biannual conference, organised by the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS) is this time hosted by the Faculty of Oriental Studies at University of Warsaw.

Deadline: November 30, 2015.

For more information, please click here.

 

  • Proposals invited for the CROP Poverty Research Prize 2015

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) Bergen, Norway, in cooperation with Zed Books, seeks original, high-quality, alternative and critical academic manuscripts for the CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2015. Particularly works challenging the dominant thinking and knowledge about poverty in our world are welcomed. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2015.

For more information please click here.

 

  • PhD position in South Asian/Indian Ocean History in Dresden, Germany

The Institute of History at the Dresden University of Technology has announced a PhD position in the field of nineteenth- and twentieth century extra-European history, with a particular focus on South Asian/Indian Ocean history. The position is a fixed term until 31 October 2017. Main responsibilities are the conception and implementation of a research project in the field of extra-European history and the cooperation in developing a research cluster in extra-European history. The closing date for applications is 2 December 2016.

 

For more information, please click here.

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