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Newsflash No. 8, January 15, 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

  • Announcement: The Application period to one of Graduate School’s three master’s programmes is open through January 15th

  • Announcement: Graduate school reception desk will be closed on the 18th of January

  • Staff news

  • Reminder: Research Seminar - Imagining a non-political identity? Strategies and practices of nation branding, Dept. of Strategic Communication/ Jan 19th

  • Reminder: Panorama Day at Dept. of Sociology of Law/ Jan 20th

  • Reminder: Development Practitioner Seminar (SPS) series Kick-off / Jan 25th

  • Reminder: Research Seminar: Perception of ignorance, knowledge and answerability, Dept. of Psychology/ Jan 22nd

  • Reminder: PhD defense at Dept. of Psychology, “The diversity of mind wandering: The role of individual differences and cognitive factors”/ Jan 22nd

External news/events

  • A Massive Open Online Course on sustainable cities and ways to green the economy starts on /Jan 18th
  • Reminder: Open Lecture by Eric Ringmar: “Civilizing China”: Western “liberal barbarism” in the 19th century and the consequences for China’s self-image, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies/ Jan 19th
  • Conference: DIIS, Danish Institute for International Studies/ Jan 20th
  • Reminder: Symposium: Nordic Research on Problem Gaming from an Everyday Perspective/ Jan 21st
  • News from International Desk: Discover Malmö and see the city’s darker side and be thrilled by The Bridge themed bus tour! / Perspective/ Jan 24th
  • Half day hike  at Söderåsen / Jan 24th
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 News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Announcement: Graduate school reception desk will be closed on the 18th of January

Graduate school reception desk will be closed on January 18th 2016, and open on January 19th, 2016 from 10:00-13:00. We will continue with the normal opening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays afterwards from 10:00-13:00. If you need to pick up documents or have an urgent request, please pay us a visit.

Staff News

Shoshana Iten, Programme Coordinator, is on leave of absence between 10th January through 15th March, 2016. Her replacement is Tove Hernaeus Ekstrand, whom can be reached by email: tove.hernaeus_ekstrand [at] sam.lu.se

Letter from Kristina Jönsson, Programme Director för master of Science in Development Studies:

Dear all,

This is just a short note to let you know that I will step down as a Programme Director of Development Studies. It has been a fantastic four-year stint where I have had the privilege to meet talented students from all over the world, and to work with great colleagues and a truly supportive graduate school team. Without them my life (and probably yours too) would have been much harder. I have learnt a lot and I hope that I have contributed to your learning as well. The coming years I will primarily devote to research concerning the 2030 development agenda but also to global health issues.

I wish you all the best for the coming years in Lund and for your future careers!Kristina Jönsson

 

Reminder: Research Seminar - Imagining a non-political identity? Strategies and practices of nation branding 

Research seminar with Katja Valaskivi, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere, Finland. The seminar is organized by the Dept. of Strategic Communication.

Time: 13.00-15.00Date: January 19th, 2016Location: C324, Campus HelsingborgFor more information, see here.

 

 

Reminder: Panorama Day at Department of Sociology of Law

The purpose of the Panorama Day is to introduce the department's students to the subject Sociology of law and at the same time show our current research. The day will begin with a general presentation of the Sociology of Law Department made by Reza Banakar. After that the department's researchers with make short presentations (of about ten minutes each) introducing their research.The Panorama day is primarily for enrolled students but is also open to the public depending on space.

 

Time: 9:00-12:00 Date: 20th January, 2016 Location: Department of Sociology of Law More information can be found here.

 

Reminder: Development Practitioner Seminar (DPS) series Kick-off

 

During the spring term Graduate School organizes a seminar series with development practitioners. The series is held every second Monday at  one of the Graduate School rooms. The first seminar begins on soon with Secil Coker on her career path from the UNHCR to the ICC in The Hague. These events are included in your schedules, but we would like you to sign up to help us with planning.For more on the series, including how to sign-up, see here. 

 

About the speaker

 

Secil Coker,  International Protection; from UNHCR to ICC. Secil Coker is Dutch of Turkish origins and received her MA degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She started her career working in the European Parliament, subsequently joined the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is now working at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Her talk will focus on her career path from working at UNHCR to her current position at the ICC.

 

Reminder: Research Seminar Perception of ignorance, knowledge and answerability, Department of Psychology

 

Seminar with Carl Martin Allwood.

 

Time: 10:00-12:00

 

Date: 22nd January, 2016

 

Location: M123

 

More information can be found here.


 

Reminder: PhD defense at Department of Psychology, “The diversity of mind wandering: The role of individual differences and cognitive factors”

 

Opponent: Professor Andreas Moskowitz
Supervisor: Etzel Cardeña, Hans Bengtsson
Examiner: Mats Fridell

 

Time: 13:00-16:00

 

Date: 22nd  January,  2016

 

Location: Palaestra Nedre

 

More information can be found here.

 

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External News

 

 

A Massive Open Online Course on sustainable cities and ways to green the economy

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University is launching a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in the Greening the Economy series in January.

The course will connect the key trends of urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability, while examining visions, experiments and innovations in urban areas. The course starts January 18th

Sign up here.

 

Conference: DIIS, Danish Institute for International StudiesIn June 2016, the European Union will launch a new Global Strategy for its Foreign and Security Policy. By assessing challenges and opportunities in today’s world, the Global Strategy will “forge a stronger and more effective EU foreign policy and engage the public on debates about foreign policy.” Against this background, the first half of this year is devoted to a reflection and outreach process across all EU member states on the priorities of the new strategic document. This event, co-organized by the Danish Institute for International Studies, the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, constitutes the Danish contribution to the EU Global Strategy and will focus on the Arctic. The conference will debate the Arctic in a global perspective and look into the future, at the benefits and potentials that a peaceful Artic can deliver to peoples and countries alike.

 

Time: 9:00-15:15

 

Date: 20th January,  2016

 

Location: Auditorium Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen

 

 Reminder: Open Lecture by Eric Ringmar “Civilizing China”: Western “liberal barbarism” in the 19th century and the consequences for China’s self-imageThe lecture is based on his recent book, Liberal Barbarism: The European Destruction of the Palace of the Emperor of China, that describes the destruction in 1860 of the Chinese imperial palace Yuanmingyuan by British and French troops. The palace, which held one of history’s greatest art collections, had been the pride of the Chinese Emperor.  The brutal violence employed by Western powers in the destruction of Yuanmingyuan seems to contradict their liberal image and the aim of "civilizing” China. Why did they choose such ruthless tactics? What consequences did the attack on the imperial palace have on the Chinese self-image? What can we learn from this historical example?

 

Erik Ringmar is professor of political science at Lund University. He is the author of numerous books covering international relations theory, history, and cultural and economic sociology. The latest book Liberal Barbarism: The European Destruction of the Palace of the Emperor of China was published by Palgrave in 2013.

 

For more information about this event see here and for more information about Prof. Ringmar see http://www.svet.lu.se/en/erik-ringmar.

 

Time: 13:15-15:00

 

Date:  19th January, 2016

 

Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Room Alfa:1010

 


 

 

Symposium: Nordic Research on Problem Gaming from an Everyday Perspective

What is the problem in problem gaming? Problem gaming is a field rapidly gaining in academic and popular interest. A large body of the mainstream international research on the topic is still dominated by medical, psychological and discourse studies of game addiction. However, recent research conducted in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, share a different critical perspective sprung from everyday-, user-oriented, humanities and media-sociological frameworks. Several of these perspectives are represented at the Symposium and enhanced by further insights from representatives from the fields of practice and policy.

Please join us for this event where the main question addressed by the speakers is: “What is the problem in problem gaming?”

Registration: To attend the symposium you must register by the 13th of January, 2016. You register by sending an email to mia.krokstade [at] cors.lu.se. There is a limited number of seats, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Please specify any dietary requirements in your email, as you will be served refreshments. If you have any questions regarding the symposium, you are welcome to address these to Mia Krokstäde at mia.krokstade [at] cors.lu.se

For a detailed programme and more information, see here.

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS

 

15-20 of August 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. Organised by  Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities - IPAK. Center and Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum Univeristy, Belgrade. Please see PDF iconinfo.pdf.
 

 

Discover Malmö and see the city’s darker side and be thrilled by The Bridge themed bus tour!

 

Join this International Orientation event and indulge your passion for this TV series and come on an exclusive tour that will take the form of a road trip around Malmö, guiding you through the locations of the international acclaimed TV series. The tour will take you to the famous locations as well as the eerie industrial lots and unexpected places within the Malmö urban landscape. Learn interesting facts and anecdotes from the Scandinavian film industry, location scouting, set design and behind the scenes information.

 

For more information about The Bridge/Bron/Broen head to its IMBD page click:  here.

 

Time: 12:45-16:00

 

Date:  24th January, 2016

 

Meeting point: Lund Cathedral

 


 Half day hike at Söderåsen

 

Söderåsen is a true paradise for those who are interested in hiking. Join the International Orientation trip to one of Skåne’s best hiking trials by contacting the International Desk at Lund University. We have different trials to suit different experience levels. This is your chance to explore the Swedish wilderness during winter.

 

Tickets were sold at Arrival Day at the price of 200 SEK. Contact the International Desk if you are interested.

 

Time: 10:00-16:00

 

Date:  24th January, 2016

 

Meeting point: Lund Cathedral (Domkyrkan) at 10:00

 

For more information about Söderåsen: Click here

 


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

 

Graduate School Staff

 

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