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Newsflash No. 18 - September 9, 2016

Important information sent out to students on a biweekly basis, including information, reminders, opportunities and news from the Faculty and elsewhere

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

Contents:

News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences 

  • Seminar: Politics, History and State Making/ September 14th
  • Thesis Defence: The void: Urban wasteland as political space/ September 16th
  • Research seminar series: Many meats, many milks, many mayos?: cellular agriculture, ontological politics, and the law/ September 19th
  • Seminar: Is Ontology for Turning? A Conversation with Tim Ingold/ September 20th
  •  Autumn Potluck/ September 20th
  • Seminar: One World Anthropology/ September 20th
  • Gender Studies Open Seminar: Gender, Class and Capital/ September 21st
  • Seminar: When Distant Suffering Hits Home: the Western Emotional Regimes and the Refugee Crisis in Germany/ September 22nd
  • Open lecture: Yuqing (Internet public opinion): A Native Chinese Concept and Its Practice/ September 28th  

External News & Events 

  • Lund University once again top 100 in the QS University Rankings
  • International Desk Event: The Swedish Tax Agency on campus/ September 10th
  • Seminar: How immigration can affect the mainstream: The U.S. case/ September 14th
  • Kulturnatten på Botaniska trädgården (In Swedish)/ September 17th-18th
  • Conference: Illegal and spurious medicines – a danger to public and personal health/ September 19th
  • Seminar: Modernity and the Nonhuman in South Asia/ September 20th
  •  International Desk Event: Swedish Lounge/ September 20th
  •  Seminar: Is a non hegemonic human rights talk possible?/ September 21st

Opportunities 

  • PhD position in Gender Studies
  • Minor Field Studies Scholarship (In Swedish)
  • ReD apprenticeship program

 

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Detail

  • Seminar: Politics, History and State Making

Jacob Gerner Hariri is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at University of Copenhagen. His research is concerned with processes of state formation, democracy and democratization, political regimes, and, more generally, political and economic development over the long run. Recently, his research has also examined the political economy of social policy preferences and support for the welfare state.

 

Date: September 14th, 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00

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

For more information: http://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/seminar-on-politics-history-and-state-making or contactinfo [at] stanceatlund.org

 

  • Thesis Defence: The void: Urban wasteland as political space

Cecilia von Schéele defends her thesis “The void: Urban wasteland as political space”

 

Date: September 16th, 2016

Time: 10:00-12:00

Venue: Edens hörsal, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

For more information: http://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/the-void-urban-wasteland-as-political-space or contactcecilia.von_scheele [at] svet.lu.se

 

  • Research seminar series: Many meats, many milks, many mayos?: cellular agriculture, ontological politics, and the law

The seminars showcase current research projects at the Department and are open to researchers and Masters students.

 

Date: September 19th, 2016
Time: 12:15-13:00
Venue: Sky High, 5th floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund
For more information: 
http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/research-seminar-series-many-meats-many-milks-many-mayos-cellular-agriculture-ontological-politics-and-the-law

 

  • Seminar: Is Ontology for Turning? A Conversation with Tim Ingold

Professor Tim Ingold from the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, will give two seminars while visiting Lund September 20-21.

 

Date: September 20th, 2016

Time: 15:15-17:00
Venue:
 Library, Wrangel building, Biskopsgatan 5

For more information: http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/seminar-is-ontology-for-turning-a-conversation-with-tim-ingold

 

  • Autumn Potluck

1st and 2nd year students from the Development Studies, Global Studies and Social Studies of Gender programmes are invited to bring a dish to share and meet your classmates. Graduate School will provide drinks, plates and plasticware - the rest is up to you! To join, sign up here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxJIw4JLDJyOAPLJU0AYWFM-IoirO-RGhJSJfPIGfM5JflcA/viewform

 

Date: September 20th, 2016.

Time: 17:00-20:00

Venue: Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693796677611266/

 

  • Seminar: One World Anthropology

Professor Tim Ingold from the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, will give two seminars while visiting Lund September 20-21. His visit and seminars are sponsored by LUCID/LUCSUS, the Human Ecology Division, and the Division of Social Anthropology in Lund.

 

Date: September 21st, 2016
Time: 10:15-12:00
Venue: Pangea, Geocentrum II, Sölvegatan 12
For more information: 
http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/seminar-one-world-anthropology
 

  • Gender Studies Open Seminar: Gender, Class and Capital

Most welcome to the Department of Gender Studies Open Seminar! The theme of the seminar series is Gender, Class and Capital: Intersectional theories in times of austerity. Throughout the fall, speakers will address issues such as gender, globalization and working conditions in South Africa; the everyday business of women's empowerment in Rwanda; passports, camps and borders; and the post-fordist sexual contract.

 

Date: September 21st, 2016

Time: 13:00-15:00

Venue: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, 223 62 Lund

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242993629073635/

 

  • Seminar: When Distant Suffering Hits Home: the Western Emotional Regimes and the Refugee Crisis in Germany

A seminar by Helena Flam, Professor in Sociology, Leipzig University

 

Date: September 22nd, 2016

Time: 10:00-12:00

Venue: Edens hörsal, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund

For more information: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/when-distant-suffering-hits-home-the-western-emotional-regimes-and-the-refugee-crisis-in-germany or Contact: cecilia.von_scheele [at] svet.lu.se

  • Open lecture: Yuqing (Internet public opinion): A Native Chinese Concept and Its Practice

Open lecture with Professor Hu Yong, Peking University

With the emergence and popularization of the Internet, China is slowly developing a public sphere, with “Internet public opinion” taking shape in parallel and counterbalance with the so-called “mainstream public opinion.” However, in a highly centralized society, such an alternative force has provoked the Party’s desire to tighten speech control, and nurtured its ability to invent ingenious methods of micro social management. This has led to the emergence of yuqing studies and a booming yuqing industry as intelligence, surveillance, and policing agencies on the “sentiments” of online public opinion. The far-reaching yuqing monitoring system has transformed its function from intelligence gathering and analysis on “social conditions and public opinion” into manipulation and fabrication of Internet public opinion. In the end, the yuqing system has “successfully” constructed an orderly and harmonious cyberspace with positive “public opinion”. However, in doing so, it has brushed aside and buried the real online public opinions on issues and conflicts between and among regions, social classes, religions, ethnicities, and the state and the society.      

Date: September 28th, 2016
Time: 13:15-15:00*
Venue: Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15B, Room Alfa 1010
For more information: 
http://www.ace.lu.se/event/yuqing-internet-public-opinion-a-native-chinese-concept-and-its-practice-0

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External News & Events in Detail

  • Lund University once again top 100 in the QS University Ranking
 Lund University has once again been ranked as the number one university in Sweden and the 73rd best in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17 that was released on September 6th, 2016. For more information: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/lund-university-once-again-top-100-in-the-qs-university-rankings 
  • International Desk Event: The Swedish Tax Agency on campus

International students who will study in Sweden for more than 12 months can apply for registration in the Swedish population register. On 10 September the Tax Agency will visit Lund University to assist students in the application process to get a Swedish personal identity number. Please note, students admitted to one or two semesters (less than 12 months on your residence permit) cannot apply for a personal identity number.

 

Date: September 10th, 2016

Time: 10:00-18:00

Venue:Palaestra et Odeum, Paradisgatan 4, 223 50 Lund

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065968806773173/

 

  • Seminar: How immigration can affect the mainstream: The U.S. case

Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York.

 

Abstract: I will discuss the mechanisms and evidence of mainstream expansion as a result of immigration in the U.S. Two windows will be used to glimpse empirically the processes involved: 1) the changing ethno-racial composition of the upper tiers of the workforce; 2) the rising frequency of mixed unions and the characteristics of Americans who are growing up in families that mix minorities and majority backgrounds.

 

Date: September 14th, 2016

Time: 16:00
Venue: CMES seminar room

 

  • Kulturnatten på Botaniska trädgården (In Swedish)

Välkommen till Höstfest i Botan! Samtidigt som Kulturnatten blir det bland annat växtmarknad och provsmakning av chili och äpplen.

 

Date: September 17th-18th, 2016
Time: 2016-09-17 10:00 to 2016-09-18 18:00
Venue: Botaniska trädgården, Östra Vallgatan 20, Lund
For more information: 
http://www.lu.se/event/kulturnatten-pa-botaniska-tradgarden or contact botan [at] botan.lu.se ()

 

  • Conference: Illegal and spurious medicines – a danger to public and personal health

Lund University and The Swedish Council on Medical Ethics (Smer) welcome you to the conference Illegal and spurious medicines – a danger to public and personal health. The purpose of the conference is to highlight the trade with illegal medicines and discuss it from a global, national and ethical perspective. The conference is free of charge but the tickets are limited.

 

Date: September 19th, 2016

Time: 13:00-17:00

Venue: Rosenbads Conference center, Drottninggatan 5, Stockholm
For more information: 
http://www.lu.se/event/illegal-and-spurious-medicines-a-danger-to-public-and-personal-health
 

  • Seminar: Modernity and the Nonhuman in South Asia

On Tuesday 20 September 13.15-14.30 Dipesh Chakrabarty, professor at the Department of History, University of Chicago, will hold a seminar entitled: "Modernity and the Nonhuman in South Asia". This lecture will try to place existing debates on modernity and pre-modernity in South Asia in the context of a larger discussion by drawing on the contemporary literature on climate change and other planet-wide environmental crises that faces humanity as a whole today.This is an open seminar but with limited seats so please register at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-on-modernity-and-the-nonhuman-in-so…
 

Date: September 20th, 2016

Time: 13:15-14:30

Venue: Nya festsalen, AF Borgen, Sandgatan 2, 223 50 Lund.

For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/seminar-on-modernity-and-the-nonhuman-in-south-asia or contactelina-maria.vidarsson [at] sasnet.lu.se

 

  • International Desk Event: Swedish Lounge

Practice your Swedish language skills with Swedish students! International Desk's “Swedish Lounge” is an activity where you get the opportunity to practice your Swedish language skills. Every Tuesday 17:00-19:00 we will meet in the International Desk lounge in the basement on Stora Algatan 4 to have fika, discuss different topics and practice Swedish with Swedish-speaking students.Please note, there is a limited number of seats. When all the places are taken, the doors will close and a sign will show it is full. So be on time!

 

Date: September 20th, 2016

Time: 17:00-19:00

Venue: International Desk at Lund University, Stora Algatan 4, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1810235275878234/

 

  • Seminar: Is a non hegemonic human rights talk possible?

On Wednesday 21 September 14-15 Sumi Madhok, Associate professor at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics (LSE), will hold a seminar entitled: "Is a non hegemonic human rights talk possible?" This is an open seminar but with limited seats so please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-on-the-concept-of-human-rights-in-s...  

 

Date: September 21st, 2016
Time: 14:00-15:00*
Venue: Nya festsalen, AF Borgen, Sandgatan 2, 223 50 Lund.
For more information: 
http://www.lu.se/event/is-a-non-hegemonic-human-rights-talk-possible or contact elina-maria.vidarsson [at] sasnet.lu.se

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Opportunities in Detail

  • PhD position in Gender Studies

The Department of Gender Studies is now accepting applications for a new PhD position. For more information:http://www.gender.lu.se/education/phd-studies/phd-position-in-gender-studies

Deadline: September 20th, 2016

  • Minor Field Studies Scholarship (In Swedish)

Utlysning av ett MFS-stipendium för uppsats i höst eller vår! Är du sugen på att skriva din uppsats utomlands i höst så läs om denna möjlighet:

Nu kan Du söka MFS-Stipendium! Minor Field Studies är ett SIDA-finansierat stipendium för studenter med intresse av att göra fältstudier och skriva uppsats i/om u-länder. Stipendiet riktar sig till studerande på kandidat-, magister- och masternivå. Ett internt stipendium á 27 000 kronor utlyses med sista ansökningsdag 23 september 2016 . Välkomna att kontakta mig för ytterligare information och för tips på hur du skriver an bra ansökan!

 

Deadline: September 23rd, 2016

For more information: Contact  Teres Hjärpe at Teres.hjarpe [at] soch.lu.se () or visithttp://www.lu.se/studera/studera-utomlands/stipendier-utlandsstudier/minor-field-studies

  • ReD apprenticeship program

ReD Associates is a strategy consultancy with offices in Copenhagen and New York. Our international staff of anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, and designers employs methods from social science and the humanities and apply them to the business world. We are experts at delivering insights into human behaviour and actionable strategies for how companies can turn those insights into business opportunities.

 

We are seeking exceptional recent or soon-to-be graduates from all backgrounds, but especially those with a demonstrable strength in the social sciences, to apply for our apprenticeship program. An intensive three-to-five-month experience, the ReD apprenticeship program is a full time, paid opportunity to get to know our company and work for us as a consultant, to see if the job is the right fit for you.

 

The next round of applications will open on our website on October 3, with a deadline of October 16, for positions starting in 2017. Please visit our website (http://www.redassociates.com/careers) to learn more about the work we do, the apprenticeship program, and details about how to apply.

 

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If you have events or information that you would like to include in this newsflash, please contactmaster [at] sam.lu.se .

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