Events 2016-17


All seminars and other events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
The venue is SCAS in Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2

 

Upcoming Events, Spring 2017

Subject to change.


28 March, 11:15 a.m.
Igor Makarov, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Researcher, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Roman Presence in the Northern Black Sea Region: Interpreting Epigraphic Evidence
This is an event in the series ‘Ancient Civilizations: Crossroads and Contacts, Phrygians, Greeks,
Romans and Hyperboreans’.
In collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University
and Agora: Interdisciplinary Research Network for Classical Studies at Uppsala University.
Programme, 'Ancient Civilizations...' >>
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29 March, 4:15 p.m.
Askold Ivantchik, Directeur de recherche, CNRS Institut de recherche sur l’Antiquité et le Moyen
Âge, Université de Bordeaux 3. Professor of Ancient History, Moscow State University. Director,
Centre for Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Kelainai - Apameia Kibotos: The Results of Researches in South Phrygia
This is an event in the series ‘Ancient Civilizations: Crossroads and Contacts, Phrygians, Greeks,
Romans and Hyperboreans’.
In collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University
and Agora: Interdisciplinary Research Network for Classical Studies at Uppsala University.
Programme, 'Ancient Civilizations...' >>
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30 March, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Renaud Gagné, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS
Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion, University of Cambridge
Hyperborea Between Cult and Song: Theologies of Space in Archaic Greece:
This is an event in the series ‘Ancient Civilizations: Crossroads and Contacts, Phrygians, Greeks,
Romans and Hyperboreans’.
In collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University
and Agora: Interdisciplinary Research Network for Classical Studies at Uppsala University.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se no later
than 27 March to sign up.
Programme, 'Ancient Civilizations...' >>
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4 April, 11:15 a.m.
Meelis Friedenthal, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Research Fellow, University of Tartu Library
Metaphysics and Ramism in the 17th Century

5-6 April. SYMPOSIUM
From Neuroscience to the Classroom
Christopher F. Chabris, Roi Cohen Kadosh, Peter Hagoort, Paul Howard-Jones,
Mark L. Howe, Minna Huotilainen, Torkel Klingberg, Sebastián J. Lipina, Martin
Lövdén, Lars Nyberg, Andreas Olsson, Megan A. Smith
, Maria Grazia Tosto, among others.
Prior registration is required.
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2 May, 6:15 p.m. NEW TIME
Angela Breitenbach, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Ideals of Unity in the Search for Knowledge
In collaboration with the Philosophical Society in Uppsala.

11 May, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Fellow, SCAS.
Director emeritus, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. Honorary
Professor, Technische Universität Berlin
Gaston Bachelard and the Hands of Albert Flocon
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se no later
than 8 May to sign up.

18 May, 4:15 p.m. LECTURES
Saïd Amir Arjomand, Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, and Director, Stony Brook
Institute for Global Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Distinctiveness of the Pattern of Revolutions in Islamic History
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Wang Hui, Short-term Visitor, SCAS.
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, and Former and Founding Director, Institute for
Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing
China’s Twentieth Century (TBC)
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This is an event of the Karlgren-Eisenstadt Programme.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se no later
than 15 May to sign up.


18-20 May. WORKSHOP
Rethinking Modernity: Entanglements and Ruptures, 1770 - present
Saïd Amir Arjomand, Joel Isaac, Michael J. Puett, Kapil Raj, Shalini Randeria (TBC),
Wang Hui
, Björn Wittrock, among others
This is an event of the Karlgren-Eisenstadt Programme.
By invitation only.

23 May, 11:15 a.m.
Andreas Eckert, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Professor and Chair of African History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Director, Käte
Hamburger Kolleg ‘Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History', Berlin
Histories of Work and Non-work: African Labor History in a Global Perspective

30 May, 11:15 a.m.
Meir Zadok, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Executive Director, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem
High Performance and Funding Science in a Small Country

27 June - 1 July. SUMMER SCHOOL
Inequalities and Differences
Didier Fassin, Ulf Hannerz, Michael J. Puett, Shalini Randeria, Björn Wittrock, among others
This is an event of the Summer Programme in Social Science (SPSS).
In collaboration with the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton
, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
By invitation only.
Read more about the SPSS >>


Previous Events, 2016-17

9 September. 31st ANNIVERSARY LECTURE and CONCERT
Björn Wittrock, Principal, SCAS
Opening Remarks: The 31st Anniversary of the Foundation of the Swedish Collegium for
Advanced Study

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Hans Rott, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Universität Regensburg. Former Fellow, SCAS
On Norms and Facts of Reasoning
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Works by W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach and J. Françaix will be performed by Anna Randelin (oboe,
English horn), Matteo Magnani (violin), Helga Löfvenius (viola), and Moa Pontén (cello).
By invitation only

10 September. 5 p.m - 6:30 p.m. KULTURNATTEN
Uppsala universitets symfoniorkester Kungliga Akademiska kapellet bjuder till konsert i Linnésalen
i Botaniska trädgården. Musiken som framförs är W.A. Mozart: Klarinettkonsert och A. Hillborg:
Plainsong and Echoes. Solister: Theo Hillborg (saxofon) och Marie Johansson (klarinett). Efter
konserten berättar Marie-Christine Skuncke, professor i litteraturvetenskap vid Uppsala universitet,
om Carl Peter Thunberg, Japan och Linneanum i salen som uppkallats efter honom.
I Linnésalen och Thunbergssalen, Linneanum.
Ett samarbete mellan SCAS, Botaniska trädgården och Kungliga Akademiska kapellet, Uppsala
universitet.


22 September. CEREMONY and LECTURE
Ceremony in honour of the newly appointed scholars of the Pro Futura Scientia Programme.
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Jürgen Kocka, Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will award the diplomas.
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Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge
A Very Queer Family Indeed: Writing and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century England
In collaboration with Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
By invitation only


4 October, 11:15 a.m.
Mirjam Künkler, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor and Senior Fellow, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Constitutional Migration and Creative Adaptation: Islam and Republicanism in Iran’s
1979 Constitution

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FULLY BOOKED
7 October, 7:15 p.m. CONCERT (please note that this event replaces the concert previously announced)
Piano Recital with Dr. Paul-André Bempéchat, Artist-In-Residence at Leverett House,
Harvard University. Works by Schubert och Chopin will be performed.
In collaboration with Musicum, Uppsala University.
Prior registration is required. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se to register.
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14 October, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
David Konstan, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Classics, New York University
Sin: The Prehistory
The Annual Lecture in Memory of Lennart Rydén. In collaboration with Bysantinska
sällskapet
, Uppsala.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact Ingela.Nilsson@lingfil.uu.se
no later than 7 October to register.
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18 October, 11:15 a.m.
Slawomir Kapralski, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Sociology, Pedagogical University of Cracow
The Holocaust: Commemorated but Not Remembered? The Social Construction of
the Holocaust Memory in Poland

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27 October, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Max M. Edling, Fellow, SCAS.
Reader in Early American History, King’s College London
1787: Birth of the American Empire
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se
no later than 21 October to register.
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8 November, 11:15 a.m.
Nora Hämäläinen, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor (Docent) of Philosophy, University of Helsinki
Why Does Self-Help Matter to Moral Philosophy?
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17 November, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Joel Isaac, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Political Thought, University of Cambridge
Clifford Geertz's World
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se
no later than 11 November to register.
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7 December, 4:15 p.m.
Elise Dermineur, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Research Fellow, Department of History, Umeå University
Queen Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden and Eighteenth-Century Politics 
In collaboration with Uppsala Interdisciplinary Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies and
the Department of History, Uppsala University.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se
no later than 2 December to register.
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24 January, 11:15 a.m.
Thomas A. DuBois, Fellow, SCAS.
Halls-Bascom Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Folklore, and Religious Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Seeing the Stars: Pre-Christian Nordic Perspectives on the Winter Sky and the Work
of Reconstructing Medieval Religious Contact and Exchange

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7 February, 11:15 a.m.
Minna Huotilainen, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Docent of Cognitive Science, University of Helsinki. Research Leader, University of Turku
The Emerging Cognition of the Fetus and Neonate: Language, Music, Emotions, and
Possible Implications

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14 February, 11:15 a.m.
Lilia Labidi, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Anthropology and Psychology, University of Tunis
Women Artists in Today’s Arab World: Creativity and Social Justice
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28 February, 11:15 a.m.
Andreas Stokke, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS (nominated by the Department of
Philosophy, Uppsala University)
Are Indexicals Dispensable?
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7 March, 11:15 a.m.
Michael Sappol, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Independent scholar, emeritus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, Showmanship and the Reinvention of the
Anatomical Image, 1860-1950

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14 March, 11:15 a.m.
Barbara Crostini, Fellow, SCAS.
Docent in Greek, Uppsala University
Crucifixion: A Model for the Christian?
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15 March, 6:15 p.m.
Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor emeritus of History, University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Holocaust Denial in the Courtroom: The Historian as Expert Witness
In collaboration with the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact rsvp@swedishcollegium.se no later
than 13 March to register.
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