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Newsflash No. 14 - April 6, 2016

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

 Contents:

 

News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

• Spring Lunch with PhDs/April 18th

• Development Practitioner Seminar (DPS) with Ulrika Jerre, IM/April 18th

• Reminder, Seminar: The Queer Art of Seeking Asylum/April 20th

• Career seminar series/ April 21st

• Seminar with Anindita Majumdar on practice of commercial gestational surrogacy in a transnational context/April 27th

• Gender Studies Seminar: Conflicted Kinship in a Transational World/April 27

• Seminar(Un)Making Sexual States: Antisodomy Law and Racialization in India /May 12th 

• Announcement: Karin Steen new Programme Director for Development Studies

 

External news/events

• Nothing more to see: Contestations of belonging and visibility in Russian media/ April 8th 

• Theme of the Humanities and Theology Days: Conflicts

• "Willing supporters and reluctant victims. Self-presentation and identity of supporters and victims"/April 15th

• Reminder:  Branding Africa Conference/ May 12th

 

Opportunities

• Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarships for Political Science students/ deadline April 11

• SASA announces travel grants to Lund University students for fall semester 2016

• Call for Papers of the Institute for Political and International Studies

• Summer School at University of Tuebingen, Germany

• The European System of Human Rights Protection Summer Course

• Thomson Reuters Foundation Workshop “Reporting Taboos” for Journalists

• International-Summer School in  Ukraine

• Full PhD scholarships at ICS

• Announcement – Fulbright 

• Call for papers: Lines in Sand- Borders, Conflicts and Transitions in Religion, Literature and Culture

• Summer Seminar: Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe

 

 Other Events

• EU Commission visit to Lund University and Free Activities/April 14

• Language course in English at Hull University  June/27th- July 8th  

• Academy of Music in Malmö guitarists

 

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

Details

• Spring Lunch with PhDs/April 18th

 

Graduate School will organize its annual Spring Lunch where we invite current PhD students at the faculty to come and share their experiences with students. There will also be several teachers in attendance. All are welcome! Bring your own lunch and we will provide drinks. To attend this event, sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/Pn4OHOJY2O

 

Date: April 18th

Time: 12-13

Location: Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen

 

• Development Practitioner Seminar (DPS) with Ulrika Jerre, IM/April 18th

"Is it possible to live as you teach? - Challenges and opportunities in being a leader in a value-based organization in today's world"

Ulrika Jerre has a PhD in Political Science from LU and has worked for IM Swedish Development Partner since 2005 in various positions in Sweden and abroad. Since 2011 she is the Head of the International Department. She will talk about value based leadership and challenges and opportunities in being a manager in an INGO in the development sector.

In the DPS series, practitioners speak candidly about their careers, challenges, and can give tips on how to navigate your career options. To read more about the series, visit our website here.

To attend this event, sign up here.

 

• Seminar: The Queer Art of Seeking Asylum

Part of the Crip and Queer Seminar Series by the Department of Gender Studies

The Queer Art of Seeking Asylum: Tracing Im/Mobility through Experiences of Iranian Queer Refugee Claimants in Turkey 

 

Eda Farsakoglu is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology and an affiliate of Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. 

 

This paper is based on a multi-sited ethnographic research project that Eda Farsakoglu conducted with Iranian queers seeking refugee status in the transit migratory space of Turkey. It poses the following questions: How refugee claims of Iranian queers are processed by the decision makers in Turkey and how Iranian queer refugee applicants adopt to, negotiate with and resist against the constraints set by governmentalities of asylum and border regimes.

 

Focusing on intra-group social hierarchies among Iranian queer refugee claimants and mobility-related strategies of their support workers, Eda Farsakoglu argue that the international refugee regime closes the westbound doors to those Iranian queers who deviate from the dominant sexual identity narratives, expected migratory trajectories, and essentialist legal logics.   

 

Date:20th April, 2016

Time: 15:15-17:00

Location: Room 226, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M, Lund

For more information contact: jens.rydstrom [at] genus.lu.se

 

• Career Seminar Series

Charlotte  Pettersson, organisational  developer, border crosser  and entrepreneur and  action  researcher wannabe will present a seminar on  "The challenge of Collaboration - in various  shapes  and forms."

 

Date: 21st April, 2016

Time: 15:15-17:00

Location: Room 240 in Gamla Kirurgen, Sandgatan 3. 

To attend this event, please sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/Sz2vzy7npq  

For more information on the career series, see here.

 

 • Gender Studies Seminar with Anindita Majumdar on Conflicted Kinship in a Transational World

Anindita Majumdar  is faculty at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, India.

This is an ethnographic study of the practice of commercial gestational surrogacy in a transnational context. Embedded in an Indian setting but involving a transnational engagement with technology, laws, people and relationships, this lecture seeks to explore the ways in which kin are made and understood. 

Date: 27th April 20016

Time: 15.15-17.00

Location: Room 221, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M, Lund

 

• (Un)Making Sexual States: Antisodomy Law and Racialization in India

Professor Joyti Puri from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, will lecture about recent events in India. Professor Puri is an interdisciplinary scholar who writes and teaches at the crossroads of Sociology; Sexuality and Queer studies; and Postcolonial Feminist Theory. In her presentation, Prof. Puri argues that governing sexuality helps constitute states. Drawn from fieldwork among police in Delhi, she explores how enforcing the controversial anti-sodomy law is mediated by racialized discourses. This is a joint event with the Global Gender Matters network and the Swedish Network for South Asian Studies (SASNET) at Lund University.

Date: 12th May 2016

Time: 15.15-17.00

Location: Room 221, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M, Lund

 

• Announcement: Karin Steen new Programme Director for Development Studies

 

Kristina Jönsson has left her position as Programme Director, and Karin Steen has now taken over as Programme Director for the Master’s of Science in Development Studies Programme. You can read more about Karin Steen here. Karin has been involved in the development studies courses for several years now and is already taking an active role in programme development.

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External News & Events in Details

Details

• Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarships for Political Science students/ deadline April 11

The Department of Political Science awards scholarships to enable students who are working on their degree projects to carry out a minor field study in a developing country. The Minor Field Studies programme, which aims to increase students’ knowledge of the economic, political, social and educational challenges faced by developing countries, is funded by SIDA (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and managed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. The programme is intended for students in courses for Bachelor’s degrees, as well as Master’s degrees. The scholarships, which at present amount to SEK 27 000, cover travel costs and part of the student’s living expenses. For more information, see here.

 

•Thesis Defense at Department of Political Sciences: Nothing more to see: Contestations of belonging and visibility in Russian media

Emil Eden Borg has written a thesis entitled "Nothing more to see: Contestations of Belonging and visibility in Russian media." The external examiner is Professor Nira Yuval-Davies, University of East London, UK.

 

Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the role of visibility in the production and contestation of belonging to political communities. On the basis of an empirical enquiry of Russian media during the 2010s, a theoretical conceptualization of the relation between visibility and belonging is suggested, starting in the idea that what becomes visible to publics and how, and what is rendered invisible, are the objects of constant political regulation and contestation. The suggested theory seeks to move beyond both an exclusively speech-oriented approach to belonging, and a binary view on visibility as either emancipatory or repressive. In three case studies, the thesis explores aspects of the problem of belonging and visibility.

Date:8th April, 2016

Time: 10:15

Location: Niagara, auditorium B0E15, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö

 

• Theme of the Humanities and Theology Days: Conflicts

This year’s Humanities and Theology Days will take place on 8–9 April and will include some 40 popular science lectures of 20 minutes each in LUX and at the Centre for Languages and Literature.

 

•"Willing supporters and reluctant victims. Self-presentation and identity of supporters and victims" (Villiga stödjare och motvilliga offer. Självpresentation och identitetsskapande hos stödjare och brottsoffe)

Lotta Jägervi has written a thesis entitled "Willing supporters and reluctant victims. Self-presentation and identity of supporters and victims". The external examiner is Professor Margareta Hyden, Linköping University.

Abstract

Crime victim is a term with many connotations, which has been criticized for implying passivity and helplessness. To be categorized as a crime victim is not always welcomed. Still, being able to claim status as a victim is also connected to gains, in terms of both financial compensation and emotional support and compassion. In Sweden, Victim Support Sweden is an important actor in supplying help and support for crime victims. This thesis concerns supporters in Victim Support Sweden and the crime victims they work with. The aim of the thesis is to further the understanding of how supporters and victims understand and present themselves, as supporters and crime victims, respectively.

Language: Swedish

 

Date:15th April 2016

Time: 10:15

Location: Hörsal 128, Stora Algatan 4, Lund

 

•Branding Africa Conference

Africa is rapid changing, hosting 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies.  Home to 1.1billion people, 54 different countries and over 2,000 languages, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 Africans is middle class. This scenario translates into a unique market with numerous investment opportunities. At present, companies and institutions worldwide are (re) strategizing and aligning themselves with these changes to create business linkages and synergies with the African continent. To venture into new markets, companies require comprehensive knowledge, contacts and good connections. At Branding Africa Conference, delegates and exhibition visitors will get insights into African markets and present opportunities. Our speakers have extensive knowledge and experience spanning academia, industry and government. They will inform, educate and hopefully inspire you to invest in Africa.

Branding Africa Conference is being organized for the first time by Nordic African Trade and Investment Expo (NATIE). Join us and get to know more about opportunities for businesses and academia. Here you will meet Nordic startups in Africa, government senior figures and the African diplomatic community.

To register, fill out the form on the event website: click here. Alternatively you can send your details to contact: @nordicafrican.net or call +46 0703607623.

 

All are welcome!

 

Date: 12th May 2016

Location: IDEON Agora - Lund

Free Registration

Check  this site for more information about time :click here

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Opportunities

Details

 

• SASA announces travel grants to Lund University students for fall semester 2016

The South Asian Students Association (SASA) at Lund University, in collaboration with SASNET, announces a maximum of three travel grants for students that are planning for fieldwork in South Asia during the fall semester of 2016. The grants will cover travel expenses for airline tickets for applicants to do fieldwork in a South Asian country for up to a maximum of 8000,- SEK. Students enrolled at Lund University who plan to do fieldwork in South Asia are eligible to apply.

In order to do so, fill in the application form, enclose your CV and an up-to-date copy of your LADOK results, and e-mail these to SASNET Deputy Director Lars Eklund at: lars.eklund [at] sasnet.lu.se  no later than April 10, 2016 at noon. Applications will be ranked based on the quality of the project proposal, relevance of the research, grades of the applicant and the experiences as listed in the CV. SASA and SASNET expect to announce a new round of fieldwork grants for those doing fieldwork during the spring for the spring semester 2017. Like the SASA Facebook page to stay updated on grant announcements and activities. For questions and more information contact Elina Vidarsson at: elina-maria.vidarsson [at] sasnet.lu.se We look forward to receiving your application!

You can find the application form and more details here: http://www.sasnet.lu.se/content/sasa-announces-travel-grants-lund-university-students-fall-semester-2016

 

• Call for Papers of the Institute for Political and International Studies

The Institute for Political and International Studies-Skopje is organizing International Scientific Conference in Skopje, Macedonia from 3-4 June 2016.

For more information click here

 

• Summer School at University of Tuebingen, Germany

The Summer School will take place from 4 - 8 July 2016 at the University of Tuebingen, as a cooperation between the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress”, the Center for Gender and Diversity Research, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen). The aim of the Summer School is to learn about and discuss relevant topics and academic approaches through a dialogue between different agents from the field: academics, practitioners, and refugees.

Deadline: 30th April 2016

For more information click here

 

• The European System of Human Rights Protection Summer Course

Two Week Summer Course will deal specifically with the European system for the protection of human rights: the Council of Europe, the EU and OSCE. The treatment of the substantive regimes and their specific rights catalogues will be set against the background of a consideration of the philosophical, historical, political, economic and sociological aspects of human rights, and include practical institutional matters such as complaint procedures.

Deadline: 8th  May 2016

For more information click here

 

• Thomson Reuters Foundation Workshop “Reporting Taboos” for Journalists

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is hosting the workshop “Reporting Taboo” from 11-15 July 2016 in London. The workshop will cover how to report on sensitive issues in an impartial way. Topics include story conception and planning; interviewing techniques; finding multiple sources to speak about sensitive issues; and more.

 

Participants will be asked to submit and develop story ideas which will be the focus of the programme. There will be an intensive workshop in London during which the participating journalists will develop and refine their story ideas and pitch them to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning editorial team.

For more information click here

 

• International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine

The Eighth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine welcomes proposals from many disciplines in the social sciences and adjacent fields, such as history, sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations or cultural studies. Their regional focus is the former Soviet Union, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. While the primary concentration will be on the 20th and 21st centuries, 19th century proposals are welcome.

 

 Topics of investigation could include:

                             Dynamics of war and conflict

                             Practices of war and conflict

                             Combatants and belligerents

                             Societies transformed

                             Gender at War

                             The Vulnerable

                             The Powerful

                             History and Memories of war

For more information click here

 

•Full PhD scholarships at ICS

The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) is an institute for postgraduate studies of the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht, and Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The ICS offers a postgraduate program for a small selection of excellent graduates in one of the social and behavioral sciences (including economics, history, mathematics or computer sciences). The structured program consists of training in advanced theory construction and research methods by means of courses, tutorials, and individual study. Supervision and monitoring are intense: each PhD student is supported by a personal supervision team and meetings on a regular basis. After four years, our PhD students will have finished their dissertation and will be well-prepared to enter the growing market for highly trained researchers in the social sciences.

 

For more information click here

Further information, if necessary, can be obtained via: ICSapplications.fsw [at] uu.nl

Applications, online only, should be delivered through the ICS website until 9th May 2016.

The interviews will be conducted on the 6th  June  and  7th June 2016.

 

•Announcement – Fulbright 

Fulbright Swedish Graduate Student Program 2017-18

“Grants are available for graduate study at universities in the United States for master’s, doctoral or non-degree programs for the 2017-18 academic year. Grantees will receive cash awards of SEK 25,000 - 200,000 from the Fulbright Commission and will be eligible for additional financial aid from U.S. universities.

 

The Fulbright Commission will apply for admission and for supplementary financial assistance at the grantees' preferred U.S. universities. Awards from institutions in the United States vary in amount, depending upon a grantee's qualifications and field of study, and there is no guarantee that every grantee will succeed in winning additional financial aid nor that all costs for the academic year will be covered.”

 

Deadline for applications is 25th April. 

 

You will find more information and instructions on the Fulbright Commission website: http://www.fulbright.se/

Look under Grants/Programs for Swedish citizens/For graduate students

 

•Call for papers: Lines in Sand- Borders, Conflicts and Transitions in Religion, Literature and Culture

The interdisciplinary study of religion, literature and culture demands living on the boundaries, constructing provisional positions, and questioning fixed and dogmatic attitudes. This is necessarily a political exercise, as well as an intellectual and spiritual one. It makes challenging demands upon scholarship, creativity and imagination. It calls us to transformative action.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for any of the panels is Monday 18th April 2016.

 

University of Glasgow/ 9-11 September, 2016 For more details click here

 

 

•Summer Seminar: Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe, which is organized by the Charles University in Prague and International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki and supported by the LSEE, PRIO and CEFRES, is ready to launch its fourth year. Our final deadline for applications is approaching: April 24!

 

 Date:  20th June -1st July 2016

 Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

 Subjects: Violence Studies, Political Science, History, Anthropology, International Relations, International Law, Journalism and other related disciplines

 For undergraduate and (post-)graduate students

 8 ECTS from Charles University for successful participants

 Great lecturers from USHMM, Sciences Po, George Washington University, University of Edinburgh, University of Montreal, University of Sydney, and more

 Fieldwork, trips and social events included!

For more details, please click here

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nrvsummerseminar/

If you or anyone has any questions about the summer seminar, please feel free to contact us at any time at:nrvsschool [at] fsv.cuni.cz

 

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Other Events in Details

 

Details:

 

• EU Commission visit to Lund University and Free Activities

"The European Commission has embarked on tour in Sweden and visit four universities around Sweden. Our second stop is the University of Lund on 14th April. We have several free activities planned for both students and the public."

 

12: 15-13: 00 Matig lunch sandwich (free) with beverage (AF Borgen Little Fest)

13: 00-14: 00 Opening Remarks & Climate seminar: The way forward for the climate conference in Paris (AF Borgen Little Sal)

14: 05-15: 20 EU as a career choice (AF Borgen Little Sal)

15: 20-15: 50 Gofika! (Coffee / tea & cake in the EU AF Borgen Little Fest)

15: 50-16: 40 Immigration Seminar: How do we jointly solve the refugee crisis? (AF Borgen Little Sal)

18: 00-19: 30 Studentafton: Citizen dialogue with EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on the EU's challenges and opportunities. (University Hall)

 

For any queries, please contact:%20johanna.palsson [at] ec.europa.eu"> Johanna Palsson: johanna.palsson [at] ec.europa.eu

Sign up here

 

Date: April 14th, 2016

Time: 12:15- 19:00

Location: AF Borgen (Little Sal) & University Hall

 

• Language course in English at Hull University 27th June-8th July 2016

One of Lund University’s partner universities within the Utrecht Network, Hull University in the UK, organises a summer course in academic English during summer 2016. The course is designed for people teaching and/or doing research at universities, polytechnics and similar institutions (including post-doctoral and doctoral students). The course will take place between 27 June and 8 July 2016. The course fee for staff from LU is 450 Euro. Staff can also apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility in order to cover some of the additional costs (max 2 persons from LU). 

 

For further information and application form, contact: pesp [at] hull.ac.uk

 

Application deadline: 5th May 2016

 

Information about Erasmus+ staff mobility for training is available on the LU Staff Pages: 

For more information click here

 

• Academy of Music in Malmö guitarists

Take the opportunity to enjoy some great music during lunch! A number Fridays during the semester offers Odeum in the Music Academy in Malmö students for a concert.

Today we welcome the guitarists. Teachers Goran Söllscher & Gunnar Spjuth.

 Date: 8th April 2016

Time: 12:15-13:00

Location: Kapellsalen, Palaestra et Odeum

Free entrance

 

 

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