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Newsflash No.21 - October 19, 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

 

Opportunities

 

Other Events

 

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences in Details

 

Our guest on 19 October is Åsa Eriksson, doctoral fellow at Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender studies at Stockholm University. The title of her seminar is: Gender, Work, Resistance: Farmworkers in post-strike Western Cape, South Africa.

The seminar will start off with a conversation on ”the logic and operation of capital in the contemporary global arena” (Mohanty 2003: 167), which seems especially important in light of the debate on inequality, identity politics, activism and social change going among feminists and anti-racist activists at the moment.

The theme of this seminar is a pressing one - the Swedish group Livsmedelsarbetare för Solidaritet (Food workers for solidarity) just called for a boycott of Robertson’s Winery, due to the harsh working conditions in the province of Western Cape, South Africa, and as a display of solidarity with the workers there struggling for their rights.

The theme of the Gender Studies Open Seminar is Gender, Class and Capital - Intersectional theories in times of austerity.

Date: October 19th, 2016
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Room 226, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M
For more information, please visit http://www.sam.lu.se/event/open-seminar-gender-work-resistance-farmworke... or contact Rebecca.Selberg [at] genus.lu.se

 

Andrew Sayer, Professor in Sociology at Lancaster University

Date: October 19th, 2016
Time: 15:15-17:00
Venue: Conference room 1, The Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund
For more information, please contact sara.elden [at] soc.lu.se

 

Lisa Kings received her PhD in Sociology from Stockholm University in collaboration with Södertörn University in 2011, with a thesis on civil mobilization in the Swedish urban periphery. She is currently a senior lecturer in social work at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. Her presentation will draw on two durrently ongoing research projects Urban justice movements financed (funded by FORMAS) and the social mechanisms of creating memberless civil society organizations in Sweden, Russia and Poland (financed by VR). The presentation will address topics such as the opportunities and obstacles for urban justice movements to gain influence and participate in democratic processes in Swedish urban suburbs and how grassroots mobilization that addresses issues of segregation, racism and welfare transformation have developed in Swedish cities.

 

Date: October 20th, 2016
Time: 15:00-17:00
Venue: G:a kirurgen R:115
For more information, please contact carina.olsson [at] soch.lu.se

 

Seminarieserien Forskning på gång, där institutionens forskare presenterar pågående forskning under enkla former, griper över institutionens samtliga forskningsmiljöer, ämnen och inriktningar.

Analytiska, metodologiska och teoretiska problem och möjligheter, nya och framtida publikationer, projektidéer och forskningsfrågor, överraskande eller tankeväckande fynd, spännande material, begrepp, perspektiv eller teorier – det finns en uppsjö tänkbara teman!

Varje seminarium startar prick klockan 12 i Konferensrum 1, varar endast en timme och deltagarna får gärna ta med sig egen lunchmat. Presentatören håller i seminariet som avrundas med en liten diskussionsstund.

Tanken är att inspirera och uppmuntra fortsatt forskning samt stimulera det allmänna forskningsintresset på institutionen.

Date: October 25th, 2016
Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: Conference room 1, The Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund
For more information, please contact lisa.eklund [at] soc.lu.se

 

Final seminar with Rikard Warlenius, Discussant: Johan Hedren, Linköping University

Date: October 25th, 2016
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Room Rio (430), 4th floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund

 

Peter Haldén is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership at the Swedish Defence University. He will give a talk on the topic “Beyond teleology and endogeneity: external and archaic traits in nineteenth century state-building”.

Date: October 26th, 2016
Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, please visit http://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/politics-history-and-state-making-peter-h... or contact info [at] stanceatlund.org

 

Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Marburg University, will give a seminar on "Relating Spaces: Transitional Justice between the Global and the Local".

Date: October 26th, 2016
Time: 13:15-14:45
Venue: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
For more information, please visit http://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/susanne-buckley-zistel-marburg-university... or contact annika.bjorkdahl [at] svet.lu.se

 

The theme of the Gender Studies Open Seminar is Gender, Class and Capital - Intersectional theories in times of austerity.

Date: October 27th, 2016
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Room 226, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M
For more information, please visit http://www.sam.lu.se/event/open-seminar-the-everyday-business-of-womens-... or contact Rebecca.Selberg [at] genus.lu.se

 

Professions at the interface of the knowledge society and the audit society: Changing conditions and contemporary challenges.

 

Date: October 27-28, 2017
Venue: Palaestra et Odeum, School of Social Work and The Academic Society at Lund Universit
Information about how to register, the conference programme, abstracts and practicalities

can be found at http://www.soch.lu.se/nordpro-2016 (In Swedish)

 

 

Sarah Benabou is an anthropologist working at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Paris. Her principal research interest is in the politics and social impacts of nature conservation in India, as part of a wider interest in the political economy of nature conservation. Besides her ethnographic work in Northern India (Nanda Devi biosphere reserve, Khasi Hills Redd+ project), she has been actively following the development of international expertise on biodiversity offsets, as well as the involvement of business in biodiversity (Rio 2012) and climate COPs (Paris 2015).


Date: October 28th, 2016
Time: 11:00-13:00
Venue: LUX aula (Luxn), the LUX building, Helgonavägen 3, 223 62 Lund

 

 

Sarah Benabou is an anthropologist working at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Paris. Her principal research interest is in the politics and social impacts of nature conservation in India, as part of a wider interest in the political economy of nature conservation. Besides her ethnographic work in Northern India (Nanda Devi biosphere reserve, Khasi Hills Redd+ project), she has been actively following the development of international expertise on biodiversity offsets, as well as the involvement of business in biodiversity (Rio 2012) and climate COPs (Paris 2015).

Date: October 28th, 2016
Time: 14:00-16:00
Venue: Room Världen, 1st floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund

 

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

Date: October 31st, 2016
Time: 12:15-13:00
Venue: Sky High, 5th floor, Geocentrum I, Sölvegatan 10, Lund

 

Sam Holmqvist is PhD student in Comparative Literature, currently working on a project about the history of transgender literature.

Sam Holmqvist's dissertation concerns transitions of sex and gender in 19th century Swedish prose fiction. There are several depictions of cross-dressings gender variations in fiction. But there is seldom much talk of transgender literature, and so far no one has written a Swedish transgender history of literature. Holmqvist’s dissertation is an attempt to change that.

Holmqvist’s dissertation studies a wide range of fiction in order to establish a pattern of the cross-dressing motif, and to discuss its implications for contemporary transgender readings. The primary objects of analysis are novels by romanticist Carl Jonas Love Almqvist and crime writer Aurora Ljungstedt, and the autobiography by Sweden’s wide known thief and cross-dresser Lars Molin (Lasse-Maja).

Date: November 2nd, 2016
Time: 15:15-17:00
Venue: Room 221, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M
For more information, please contact Irina.Schmitt [at] genus.lu.se

 

We would like to invite you join us for some vegetarian soup and salad on Tuesday, November 8th from 12.15-13 in the Student Lounge in Gamla Kirurgen (House R). A representative from Student Health and the Student Chaplain will be there to talk about their work and the ways they can support you. This invitation goes out to several international master’s programmes at the faculty, and we hope you will take this opportunity to come in from the cold, warm up your bellies, and meet some of your fellow students while learning about some of the support that is offered here.

To sign up, please fill in this form no later than Sunday, Nov 6th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewW5bnzEdGD47UZz2ik3rUbqz83tdS...

If you have signed up and realize that you will no longer be able to attend, please send an email to shoshana.iten [at] sam.lu.se so we order the right amount of food.

 

Date: November 8th, 2016

Time: 12:15-13:00

Location: Gamla Kirurgen Student Lounge

Contact: shoshana.iten [at] sam.lu.se

 

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Opportunities in Details

 

Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! Win a scholarship for your Master’s programme by showing that you share Lund University's vision to understand, explain and improve the world and the human condition. The scholarship can be applied to over 100 different Master’s programmes, beginning in autumn 2017, in a variety of subjects at Lund University.

 

Registration deadline: 15th January, 2017

Submission deadline: 15th February, 2017

For more information: http://www.lund350scholarship.com/

 

With this issue we aim to create a platform for a transversal dialogue of transgender studies and new materialism. However, it is important to stress that people do not need to feel limited by the use of new materialism, since we are looking for various interpretations of accounts on matter/materiality and transgender lives.

We welcome submissions of work by MSc/MA/MS, MPhil, PhD students, academics in precarious positions and independent researchers, artists, collectives, and activists. We especially welcome contributions from indigenous and/or people of colour, and/or trans and/or non-binary people, and perspectives from post-Soviet contexts and the Global South. We encourage collaborative and collectively authored pieces.

Deadline for abstracts is 4th November 2016.

 

For more information, please see: http://gjss.org/?q=cfp/trans-materialities   

 

In Visby program offers Swedish Institute scholarship for students, researchers and other key people working at a Swedish university wishing to study or do research in any of our partner countries.

Between 3 to 31 October 2016, the outgoing Swedes apply for a scholarship in Visby Program for stays in one of the program countries - Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The stay will begin in spring 2017 at the earliest (in January).

 

For more information, please see: https://si.se/verksamhetsomraden/stipendier-och-bidrag/visbyprogrammet/u...

 

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Other Events

 

Lunds universitet står inför stora förändringar med t ex nya forskningsanläggningar, spårvägssatsningar och nya byggnader i de tre växande städerna Lund, Malmö och Helsingborg. Detta kommer att ge dig nya förutsättningar och resmöjligheter.

Akademiska Hus genomför nu, i samarbete med Lunds Universitet, en enkätundersökning med fokus på resandet till campusområdena i Lund, Malmö och Helsingborg. Syftet är få veta hur du tar dig till din arbetsplats och att se på möjligheterna att resa med olika färdmedel. Vi behöver därför dina svar på enkäten nedan.

Enkäten tar mindre än 10 minuter att besvara. Dina svar behandlas konfidentiellt och sammanställs tillsammans med alla andras svar till tabeller och diagram.

För att komma till enkäten klicka på denna länk:  https://response.easyresearch.se/s.asp?WID=1079474&Pwd=12723233

Vid eventuella frågor kontakta gärna:

  1. Jeanette Brinkfält, jeanette.Brinkfalt [at] akademiskahus.se, 046-31 13 07, strategisk fastighetsutvecklare på Akademiska Hus.

  2. Jonas Åström, jonas.astrom [at] trivector.se, 010-456 56 31, på konsultföretaget Trivector som har anlitats för att genomföra enkätundersökningen.

Tack på förhand för din medverkan. Dina svar är av stor vikt för vårt fortsatta arbete.
 

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

 

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