Events 2018-19

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

Upcoming Events, Spring 2019

Download and print the autumn programme 2018 here (PDF)
Download and print the spring programme 2019 here (PDF)

Please note that the list below is subject to change.
Please also note that the Tuesday seminars will begin at 2:15 p.m. (instead of 11:15 a.m.)

27-28 May. WORKSHOP
Quantitative Methods for Excavating the Past from Genomes
By invitation only.

28 May, 2:15 p.m.
Salman Bashier, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Independent Scholar of Islamic Mysticism and Philosophy
The Four Stages of the Mystical Journey in the Sufism of Ibn al-Arabi and His School

4 June, 2:15 p.m.
Ekaterina Mouliarova, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Head, the Legal Center, Heritage Institute Moscow.
Researcher, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Comparing Legal Cultures: Global Normative Values as a Point of Reference in
National Legal Systems

Previous Events, 2018-19

13 September. CEREMONY
An Event in Honour of the Newly Appointed Scholars of the Pro Futura Scientia Programme.
In collaboration with Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
By invitation only.

25 September, 11:15 a.m.
Wendy N. Espeland, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The History of 10%: Measures of Sexual Behavior and the Gay Rights Movement
in the U.S.


2 October, 11:15 a.m.
Paula Henrikson, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Literature, Uppsala University
Literary Philhellenism and Classicism in Swedish Literature 1810–1830

4 October, 5:15 p.m. LECTURE and PANEL DISCUSSION
Averil Cameron, Professor em. of Late Antique and Byzantine History,
University of Oxford
Byzantium Now: Contested Territory or Excluded Middle?
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with
Peter Frankopan, Olof Heilo, Ingela Nilsson,
and Björn Wittrock
The Annual Lecture in Memory of Lennart Rydén. In collaboration with
Bysantinska sällskapet, Uppsala

The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact
no later than 28 September to register.

9 October, 11:15 a.m.
Locke Rowe, Fellow, SCAS.
Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto.
Research Associate, Royal Ontario Museum
Why are There Sex Differences in Variability, Integration and Evolutionary Rates?

16 October, 11:15 a.m.
Terje Falck-Ytter, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Uppsala University.
Senior Researcher, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Developmental Pathways to Autism in Infants at Risk

23 October, 11:15 a.m.
Bruce G. Carruthers, Fellow, SCAS.
John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The Economy of Promises: Trust and Credit in the United States of America

6 November, 11:15 a.m.
Jenny Larsson, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Baltic Linguistics, Stockholm University
The Early Baltic Pantheon

9 November
HUMTANK Members' Meeting
HUMTANK - a think tank for research and education within the humanities.
By invitation only.

13 November, 11:15 a.m.
Tomasz Gralak, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Assistant Professor of Archaeology, University of Wrocław
Prehistoric Art: Selected Questions

20 November, 11:15 a.m.
Ola Wikander, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Reader and Senior Lecturer in Old Testament Exegesis, Lund University
El(ohim) says: May he live! - Northwest Semitic Poetics and Egyptian Influences
in the Biblical Story of Joseph


27 November, 11:15 a.m. NEW DATE
Stephen Chenoweth, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, University of Queensland, St Lucia
A Genomic View of Sexual Antagonism and Its Evolutionary Consequences

29 November. WORKSHOP
Bridging the Gap Between Organismal and Genomic Views of Sex Differences
Jessica Abbott, Göran Arnqvist, Steve Chenoweth, Tim Connallon, Troy Day, Stephen De Lisle,
Rob Griffin, Elina Immonen, Frank Johansson, Sophie Karrenberg, Katrina McGuigan, Jen Perry,
Anna Qvarnström, Locke Rowe, Rhonda Snook, Erik Svensson, Alison Wright

Programme >>

11 December, 11:15 a.m.
Troy Day, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
What is Extended Heredity and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis?

29 January, 2:15 p.m.
Susanne A. Wengle, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, IN.
Concurrent Faculty, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame, IN  
Setting the Table: How Capital Transformed Russia’s Food System

5 February, 2:15 p.m.
Jenny Andersson, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
CNRS Research Professor, and Co-director, Max Planck Sciences Po Center on
Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo), Sciences Po, Paris
The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists and the Struggle for the Post Cold
War Imagination


12 February, 2:15 p.m.
Benjamin Madley, Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Forgotten Forty-Niners: Native Americans in the California Gold Rush

12 March, 2:15 p.m.
Sofia Lodén, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Researcher, Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University
Travelling through the Arthurian Landscapes in Search of Europe

19 March, 2:15 p.m.
Olli (Olof) Lagerspetz, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Åbo Akademi University
Peter Winch and R.G. Collingwood on Logic

26 March, 2:15 p.m.
Sohini Ramachandran, Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Director, Center for
Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI
The Causes and Consequences of Human Genomic Variation

9 April, 2:15 p.m.
Ilana F. Silber, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University,
Ramat Gan
Repertoires of Public Giving: Elite Philanthropy in Gift-Theoretical and Comparative


10 May, 8:30 a.m.
The Phalén Picnic.
Seminars and philosophical discussions with scholars from Uppsala University and Åbo Akademi
Lovisa Andén, Erik Hallstensson, Kasper Kristensen, Ryan Manhire, Salla Peltonen
Please contact no later than 29 April for more information and
to register. The event is a collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

14 May, 2:15 p.m.
Graham Oddie, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder
Is a Unified Theory of the Good Possible?

16 May, 4:15 p.m.
Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
Agency and Structure in International History

21 May, 2:15 p.m.
Said Amir Arjomand, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University, NY
Messianism and Sociopolitical Revolution in Islam

Producing the Future: Anticipatory Knowledge Production in the Neoliberal Age
The workshop is organized within the framework of the Global Foresight project,
funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
By invitation only.