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Newsflash No. 19 - September 21, 2016

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

Contents:

News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Seminar: When Distant Suffering Hits Home: the Western Emotional Regimes and the Refugee Crisis in Germany/ September 22nd
  • Thesis defence: Fictitious Carbon, Fictitious Change? Environmental Implications of the Commodification of Carbon/ September 23rd
  • Public lecture: The environmental humanities and global change research: building new relationships for a new Anthropo(s)cene/ September 23rd
  • Research seminar series: Many meats, many milks, many mayos?: cellular agriculture, ontological politics, and the law/ September 26th
  • Seminar: Precarious care labor: Contradictory work regulations and practices for au pairs in Sweden/ September 27th
  • Seminar: Guilherme Marques Pedro on Politics, History and State Making/ September 28th
  • Reminder - Open lecture: Yuqing (Internet public opinion): A Native Chinese Concept and Its Practice/ September 28th  
  • Seminar: Jacqui True on the politics of counting and reporting conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence/ September 28th
  • Research seminar series: The spectre of the wild: Untamed nature and its fate in a warming world/ October 3rd
  • Seminar: Political Violence and Legitimisation in Ireland and Cyprus/ October 4th
  • Seminar: Sanctioned Resistance: The Possibilities of Service Users to Exert Influence within Welfare Organisations/ October 5th
  • 15th Development Research Day: End hunger and achieve food security by 2030/ November 10th

External News & Events

  • Open lecture: What are the Human Rights Implications of the Cambodia-Australia Resettlement Deal?/ September 22nd
  • Workshop about digital media/ September 23rd
  • Open lecture: Fragmented democracy and the civil society in Bangladesh/ September 28th
  • Open lecture: Giving Teeth to International Human Rights Treaties in Asia: National Human Rights Commissions/ September 30th 
  • The Entrepreneurship Fair/ October 3rd
  • Conference: Equality in STEMM-Academia?/ October 4-5
  • Workshop: Workshop: Big Data, Privacy and Surveillance in China: Regulations, Actors, and Debates/ October 5-6
  • Workshop: How to ace your job interview!/ October 19th

Opportunities

  • Open your eyes to Malmö/ September 28th
  • 45th Annual Conference on South Asia/ October 20-23
  • Endangered Archives Programme funding to South Asia projects/ Deadline: November 1st 
  • Coimbatore conference on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass/ November 17-18
  • Seventh NORASIA conference focuses on Maritime Asia/ January 12-13, 2017

 

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details

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

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

Date: September 22rd, 2016

Time: 15:15-17:00

Venue: Department of Sociology, room G 109 (1st floor)

For more information: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/when-distant-suffering-hits-home-the-weste...

 

  • Thesis defence: Fictitious Carbon, Fictitious Change? Environmental Implications of the Commodification of Carbon

Wim Carton defends his PhD thesis “Fictitious Carbon, Fictitious Change? Environmental Implications of the Commodification of Carbon”. Opponent: Noel Castree, Professor of Geography at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Date: September 23nd, 2016
Time: 10:15-12:00
Venue:Room Världen, 1st floor, Geocentrum I
For more information: http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/fictitious-carbon-fictitious-change-enviro...

 

  • Public lecture: The environmental humanities and global change research: building new relationships for a new Anthropo(s)cene

Public lecture by Noel Castree. In this lecture I explore the relationships between global change research  – which is dominated by various geoscience disciplines – and the environmental humanities. Such exploration is timely because several global change researchers are now making positive mention of the ‘people disciplines’ in their writings. However, I show that the current form of engagement between the two multidisciplinary fields are based on an unhelpful combination of ignorance and distance. I examine several published calls in which the relevance of the two fields to each other is mentioned positively. These calls are, however, largely rhetorical and fail to differentiate the roles environmental humanists can usefully play in relation to global change research. To give them substance, global change researchers and many environmental humanists will need to engage in new ways that will alter the working practices of both epistemic communities. I discuss these new ways in the context of a ‘new social contract’ for global change research that several leading geoscientists are now calling for. I will focus on some examples from contemporary geography to illustrate how the people disciplines and geoscience might usefully combine to address global environmental change

Noel Castree is Professor of Geography at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has long standing interests in how what we call ‘nature’ is represented by a range of knowledge communities, ranging from environmental scientists to news journalists. He is author of Nature (Routledge, 2005) and Making Sense of Nature (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Social Nature (2001, Blackwell).

Date: September 23nd, 2016
Time: 15:15
Venue: Room Världen, 1st floor, Geocentrum I
For more information: http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/public-lecture-the-environmental-humanitie...

 

  • 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. Research seminar with postdoc Erik Jönsson.

Date: September 26th, 2016
Time: 12:15-13:00
Venue: Sky High, 5th floor, Geocentrum I
For more information: http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/research-seminar-series-many-meats-many-mi...

 

  • Seminar: Precarious care labor: Contradictory work regulations and practices for au pairs in Sweden

Terese Anving and Sara Eldén present: "Precarious care labor: Contradictory work regulations and practices for au pairs in Sweden".

Date: September 27th, 2016
Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: Conference room 1, The Department of Sociology
For more information: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/precarious-care-labor-contradictory-work-r...

 

  • Seminar: Guilherme Marques Pedro on Politics, History and State Making/ September 28th

Guilherme Marques Pedro is currently a PhD researcher in Philosophy of Law at the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University. He will talk on the topic "The Westphalian paradox: the natural right to rule vs. the natural right to leave the ruler".

Date: September 28th, 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00

Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden

For more information: http://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/guilherme-marques-pedro-on-politics-histo...

 

  • 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-chine...

 

  • Seminar: Jacqui True on the politics of counting and reporting conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

Jacqui True, Monash University, will give a seminar on "The politics of counting and reporting conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence".

Date: September 28th, 2016

Time: 13:15-14:45

Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden

For more information: http://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/jacqui-true-on-the-politics-of-counting-a...

 

  • Research seminar series: The spectre of the wild: Untamed nature and its fate in a warming world

The seminars showcase current research projects at the Department and are open to researchers and Masters students. Research seminar with associate senior lecturer Andreas Malm.

Date: October 3rd, 2016
Time: 12:15-13:00
Venue: Sky High, 5th floor, Geocentrum I
For more information: http://www.keg.lu.se/en/event/research-seminar-series-the-spectre-of-the...

  • Seminar: Political Violence and Legitimisation in Ireland and Cyprus

Chares Demetriou presents: "Political Violence and Legitimisation in Ireland and Cyprus".

Date: October 4th, 2016
Time: 12:00-13:00

Venue: Conference room 1, The Department of Sociology

For more information: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/political-violence-and-legitimisation-in-i...

 

  • Seminar: Sanctioned Resistance: The Possibilities of Service Users to Exert Influence within Welfare Organisations

While the concept of "user involvement" creates some possibilities for users to influence the decision-making process, it is also severely limited and controlled by service providers

Erik Eriksson is a social worker. In November 2015 he earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Social Work at the University of Lund, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Municipality Studies at Linköping University. His research interests include social mobilization, exclusion, power structures, democratic processes and the link between welfare policies and practical welfare work.

The idea that people who receive benefits from the welfare system should also be involved in decision-making and policy processes is now common within neo-liberal social politics. This presentation will revolve around Erik Eriksson’s dissertation project, which is a study of how the so-called “user involvement” is implemented within two welfare organizations; a psychiatric unit and a municipal social-services provider. The study shows that while the concept creates some possibilities for users to influence the decision-making process, it is also severely limited and controlled by the organizations. Erik’s results will be discussed from a Crip as well as an Intersectional perspective.

Date: October 5th, 2016
Time: 15:15-17:00
Venue: Room 226, Department of Gender Studies
For more information: http://www.genus.lu.se/event/sanctioned-resistance-the-possibilities-of-...

  • 15th Development Research Day: End hunger and achieve food security by 2030

The Development Research Day is an annual event at Lund University bringing together all fields working on development to share and discuss their research with each other, students and the public. Please mark this day in your calendar! For questions regarding the event, please contact Claudia Deijl: claudia.deijl [at] keg.lu.se

 

Want to present your research? The aim of the parallel sessions is to present the broad range of development research from Lund University students and researchers and partners and we welcome presentations of papers, work-in-progress, and research projects relating to the variety of development issues. We also encourage poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is 1st of October, 2016.Please include name, affiliation, and position together with an abstract and send it to Claudia Deijl: claudia.deijl [at] keg.lu.se

 

Date: November 10th, 2016

Time: 9:30- 17:00

Venue: Geocenter I, Sölvegatan 12, LUND

For more information: http://www.keg.lu.se/article/15th-development-research-day-end-hunger-and-achieve-food-security-by-2030

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External News & Events in Details

 

  • Lecture: What are the Human Rights Implications of the Cambodia-Australia Resettlement Deal?

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute will host a lecture on the human rights implications of the bilateral resettlement agreement between Cambodia and Australia.

Ms. Ratana Ly is a researcher at the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law, Cambodia. She is currently spending a month in Germany as a fellow at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, and will be visiting RWI for four days. Ly will be giving a talk on her research, titled Regional responses to refugee arrivals in the Asia-Pacific: the human rights implications of Cambodia and Australia’s bilateral resettlement agreement, to which all are welcome!   Ly’s research interests are in refugee and migration law, international criminal law and international human rights law. She has written academic papers on contemporary human rights issues in Cambodia. Her currents papers are on the acceptance of the international criminal justice in Cambodia as part of her fellowship at the International Nuremberg Principle Academy, and a paper on Australia and Cambodia’s refugee agreement.*

Date: 22 September 22nd, 2016
Time: 14:00-15:00
Venue: Beijing Conference Room, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, St. Gråbrödersgatan 17B
For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/what-are-the-human-rights-implications-of-the-cam...

  • Workshop about digital media

During the day you will be able to meet and discuss the latest development for digital media with media researchers, media trainers and journalists with experiences from South Asia. Launched in 2015, the Sweden–South Asia Media Project aims to study and report on the growing digital media landscape in South Asia and link these results together with the development of the Swedish media landscape.  The purpose is to create a forum for exchange of ideas, perspectives and future outlooks on the South Asian and Swedish media landscapes.

 

Date: September 23rd, 2016

Time: 9:30- 15:00

Venue: LUX-building, room C121

Read the full program here: http://www.sasnet.lu.se/program-the-digital-transition-in-media

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-the-digital-transition-in-media-tickets-26275262016

 

  • Open lecture: Fragmented democracy and the civil society in Bangladesh

Abstract: Bangladesh is at the present going through a crisis in society where the pillars of the nation´s formation that of secularism and democracy are being challenged. Another aspect of crisis is that women´s rights increasingly are questioned. The civil society is responding in various ways to these changes.

Khushi Kabir is the director of Nijera Kori, an organisation that mobilize over 200.000 landless women and men. She is also a feminist writer and activist with a strong voice in media and engaged in several international networks.

Date: September 28th, 2016
Time: 15:30
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Room Alfa 1010
For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/fragmented-democracy-and-the-civil-society-in-ban...

 

  • Open lecture: Giving Teeth to International Human Rights Treaties in Asia: National Human Rights Commissions

Abstract: In the last few decades the international order has changed dramatically--and institutions specifically designed to protect human rights have evolved. New institutions, in particular National Human Rights Commissions, have been created in many Asian countries -- in part to address the substantial inadequacies of judicial systems in redressing violations by the executive government or forces it controls.  Governments have increasingly "privatised" or "outsourced" many essential services – but in breach of international law have frequently failed  to ensure the private sector is appropriately regulated. In this lecture Professor Burdekin will consider recent developments in protecting human rights in a number of Asia's largest -- and smallest--countries where he has been involved in advising governments and civil society on establishing an effective National Human Rights Commission.

Date: September 30th, 2016
Time: 14:15-16:00
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Room Alfa 1010
For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/giving-teeth-to-international-human-rights-treaties-in-asia-national-human-rights-commissions
 

  • The Entrepreneurship Fair

Curious about what it means to be an entrepreneur? Or what it's like to work with a start up? Or how you can realize your own idea? Then you should come to The Entrepreneurship Fair!

What can you expect?

  • To meet different support organizations that can help you with everything from coaching, mentorships, and business development to funding, training, and access to a great network.
  • To meet start-ups that are looking for students to help them out.
  • To meet and listen to the local business angels Jeanette Andersson and Hampus Jakobsson that will share their stories and give you advice.
  • To expand your network.

Date: October 3rd, 2016

Time: 12:00-16:00

Venue: AF Borgen
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/535114976684337/

 

  • Conference: Equality in STEMM-Academia? (Requires registration fee)

What gender research says and what works to improve equality!

- International conference organised by Lund University and the League of European Research Universities (LERU)

- A starting point for recurring gender conferences within LERU

- Meeting platform for discussions about problems and solutions

- From policy to practice - from research to action

- Contribute with your own work and ideas

- Open to a wide audience of practitioners, researchers, students and staff

Keynote speakers: Sue V Rosser, Maria Ong, Mathias W Nielsen, Katrien Maes, Paul Walton, Cathelijn Waaijer, Eileen Drew

Date: October 4-5, 2016
Venue:Kårhuset LTH
For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/equality-in-stemm-academia

  • Workshop: Workshop: Big Data, Privacy and Surveillance in China: Regulations, Actors, and Debates/ October 5-6th

The Digital China project organizes a workshop on Big Data, Privacy and Surveillance in China on 5-6 October. The workshop brings together scholars from China, Hong Kong, the UK and Canada to discuss these issues from different angles. The workshop is open to a limited number of participant and you need to contact Marina Svensson for registration and information on venue. Last date to register is 29 September.

Date: October 5-6, 2016
For more information: http://www.lu.se/event/workshop-big-data-privacy-and-surveillance-in-china-regulations-actors-and-debates

 

  • Workshop: How to ace your job interview!

Get your tools to succeed with you job interviews! Pernilla Thellmark and Anna Månsson from the LUSEM Career Services covers everything you need to know in order to succeed on a job interview. They will talk about everything from the preparation before the interview to the follow-up afterwards.Bring your questions and come to the workshop! Register for the workshop in MyCareer! This event will be given in English.

 

Date: October 19th, 2016

Time: 16:00-18:00
Venue: Room EC3:211 at the School of Economics and Management

For more information and registration, please visit: http://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/1600

 

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Opportunities in Details

 

  • Open your eyes to Malmö

Welcome to Open Your Eyes to Malmö! A one day fair in which you will be able to meet over 45 NGO's, Sports Clubs, and other associations in the city that will present to you their activities, and welcome you to join them! If you feel like maybe you have too much free time and not much to do, then this is the day for you! A perfect opportunity to get involved and do what you enjoy! It is addressed to both Swedish and International Students.Don't miss your chance!

Date: September 28th, 2016
Time: 10:00-14:00
Venue: MIP Malmö, Spångatan 11A, 211 44 Malmö, Sweden
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779964628941171/

 

  • 45th Annual Conference on South Asia (Requires registration fee)

The Annual Conference on South Asia invites scholars, students, professionals, and anyone interested in research on the region to Madison, Wisconsin, for a four-day event featuring research panels and roundtables, lectures and addresses, film screenings, booksellers, association receptions, and other special presentations. The conference grows year-by-year, welcoming over 750 registered attendees in 2015.

For more information and to register please see the link: http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/

 

  • Endangered Archives Programme funding to South Asia projects

Every year, the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library in London is accepting applications for funding to support the preservation of archival material worldwide that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration, not the least in South Asia. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant applications is 1 November every year.

For more information, please visit: http://www.sasnet.lu.se/article/endangered-archives-programme-funding-to...

 

  • Coimbatore conference on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass

The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass – Bioproducts, Biocatalysts, and Biorefinery (SUTB4) will be hosted by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore, India, 17 – 18 November 2016. The conference organised in association with Lund University; the SASNET Fermented Foods reserach network; the Indian Biomass Association (IBA); the Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC); and Sustainable Kerala Net. Deadline for the registration to the conference is 14 October 2016.

For more information and to register, please see the link: http://www.sasnet.lu.se/article/coimbatore-conference-on-sustainable-uti...

 

  • Seventh NORASIA conference focuses on Maritime Asia

The Norwegian Network for Asian Studies' coming NORASIA conference, the seventh, will focus on 'Maritime Asia' and takes place in Oslo 12-13 January 2017. Abstracts and panel suggestionsare now invited. In keeping with its tradition, the NORASIA conference aspires to be a meeting and networking point for scholars in the Nordic region working on Asia more broadly. Therefore the organisers also welcome panels and papers that are not directly related to the overall conference theme. Deadline for abstracts or panel suggestions is 15 September.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.sasnet.lu.se/article/seventh-norasia-conference-focuses-on-ma...

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