Events 2020-21


All seminars and other events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated.*

*The Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation
Due to the precautions imposed by the current Corona pandemic, the Thunberg Hall will
be closed to the public until further notice. However, we now offer you the possibility to
join our Fellow seminars and many other events via Zoom instead.

If you would like to receive regular events invitations, including the Zoom links, please
register at the Connect with SCAS page.

SCAS follows the advice and recommendations given by Uppsala University. These are
based on the information and recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of
Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Events may thus be postponed/
cancelled with short notice. Please see below for the current status regarding the events.


Upcoming Events, Autumn 2021

The programme for the autumn 2021 is not yet available.



Previous Events, 2020-21

15 September, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Karsten Paerregaard, Global Horizons Fellow, SCAS.
Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology, University of Gothenburg
Searching for the New Human: Glacier Melt, Anthropogenic Change and Self Reflection
in Andean Pilgrimage

Read more >>

15 September. FILM
Before Is Over
A film directed by Klaus Salminen, Artist in Residence, the Global Horizons Programme, SCAS.
Filmmaker, Producer, Director and Scriptwriter, Berlin.
By invitation only.

22 September, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Johanna Annala, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer in University Pedagogy, Tampere University
Knowledge and Curriculum in the Changing Landscapes of Higher Education
Read more >>

24 September. WEB EVENT
Launch of the Global Horizons Fellowship Programme
By invitation only.

6 October. WEB EVENT
Launch of the Thunberg Fellowship Programme
By invitation only.

13 October, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Anders Kaliff, Professor of Archaeology, Uppsala University
The Indo-European Roots of the Ancient Scandinavian Horse Sacrifice
This is an event of the research programme LAMP – Languages and Myths of Prehistory.
Read more >>

15-16 October. CONFERENCE - WEB EVENT
Indo-European Interfaces: Building Bridges between Mythology, Linguistics and Archaeology
This is an event of the research programme LAMP – Languages and Myths of Prehistory.
Read more >>
Programme >>

20 October, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Tomasz Zarycki, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Sociology, University of Warsaw
Polish Post-war Linguistics between East and West: From the Legacy of the late Russian Empire, to Marxism, Structuralism, and Post-structuralism in the Context of a Semi-
peripheral Autonomy

Read more >>

3 November, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
David Ciepley, Global Horizons Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville
Constitutional Democracy and the Corporation: From Republican Liberty to Oligarchy
Read more >>

5 November, 4:15 p.m. BOOK LAUNCH - WEB EVENT
Folk & Vilja. Ett försvar av demokratin i vår tid
Folke Tersman and Torbjörn Tännsjö will present their new book.
Joakim Palme will comment on the book.
This event will be held in Swedish.
Read more >>

10 November, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Anna Neubeck, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Geochemistry (Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics),
Uppsala University
The Search for Signatures of Life - Investigating the Geological Archives
Read more >>

17 November, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Nicholas Zair, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Lecturer in Classics (Classical Linguistics and Comparative Philology),
University of Cambridge
Orthographic Conservatism and Education in the Roman Empire
Read more >>

*POSTPONED.* New date: 12 January 2021
24 November, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Martin Sahlén, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Researcher and Docent/Associate Professor of Astronomy with specialization
in Astrophysics, Uppsala University
The Big Picture: From Cosmic Origins to Life on Exoplanets
Read more >>

1 December, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Celia Schultz, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Politics of Childhood in Triumviral Rome
Read more >>

3 December, 2:15 p.m. BOOK LAUNCH - WEB EVENT
Corona – A Historical Perspective on the Pandemic of Our Time
Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist presents his new book Corona – A Historical Perspective
on the Pandemic of Our Time
.
H. Orri Stefánsson will comment on the book.
Read more >>

*POSTPONED.*
3 December. PERFORMANCE
La Serva Padrona
David William Hughes
By invitation only.

8 December, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
David Dunér, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of History of Science and Ideas, Lund University
The History and Philosophy of Biosignatures
Read more >>

12 January, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Martin Sahlén, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Astronomy, Uppsala University
The Big Picture: From Cosmic Origins to Life on Exoplanets
Read more >>

19 January. CEREMONY – WEB EVENT
An Event in Honour of the Newly Appointed Scholars of the Pro Futura Scientia Programme.
In collaboration with Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
By invitation only.

26 January, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Jan Hennings, Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, Central European University, Vienna
Diplomacy and Empire: Peter Tolstoi in Istanbul and Russian-Ottoman Entanglements
in the Age of Tsar Peter the Great

Read more >>

2 February, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Jan Komorowski, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Professor of Bioinformatics, Uppsala University
From Big Data to Deeper Knowledge of the Human
Read more >>

9 February, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Ruby Lal, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of South Asian History, Emory University, Atlanta
Lacunae: Crafting a Narrative History of a Sixteenth Century Mughal Princess
Read more >>

16 February, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Iwao Hirose, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Value Theory and the Philosophy
of Public Policy, McGill University, Montréal
Restricting Freedom during Pandemics
Read more >>

18 February. The 3rd WITTROCK LECTURE - POSTPONED until February, 2022. New date TBA.
Hans Joas, Ernst Troeltsch Professor of the Sociology of Religion, Humboldt-Universität
zu Berlin. Professor of Sociology and Social Thought, University of Chicago
Moral Change and the Ambiguity of Religions: Christianity between Racism and the
Struggle Against It.

More details will follow.

2 March, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Linn Holmberg, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Researcher in History of Ideas, Stockholm University
Dictionary Craze: Transforming Knowledge across Early Modern Europe
Read more >>

9 March, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
H. Orri Stefánsson, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy, Stockholm University.
Research Fellow, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm
The Ethics of Individuals' Greenhouse Gas Emission
Read more >>

16 March, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Christopher Meckstroth, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer on the History of Political Thought, University of Cambridge
Pax Universalis et Perpetua: Empire, Anarchy, and the Invention of International Order, c. 1500-2000
Read more >>

17 March, 4:15 p.m. BOOK LAUNCH - WEB EVENT
French Romance, Medieval Sweden and the Europeanisation of Culture
Sofia Lodén will present her new book French Romance, Medieval Sweden and the Europeanisation
of Culture.
Paula Henrikson will comment on the book.
Read more >>

23 March, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Outi Paloposki, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of English, University of Turku
Transnational Encounters - Translational Practices: Swedish-Finnish Cultural Influences in
Emergent Finnish Literary Practice

Read more >>

13 April, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Alexandra Urakova, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Race, Slavery, and the Perils of Gift-Giving: Rereading The Liberty Bell and Cassey's Album
Read more >>

23 April, 3:15 p.m. BOOK LAUNCH - WEB EVENT
Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000: Exploring Unfinished, Unpublished, Unsuccessful Encyclopedic
Projects

Linn Holmberg and Maria Simonsen will present their new book Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000:
Exploring Unfinished, Unpublished, Unsuccessful Encyclopedic Projects
.
David Dunér and Jeff Loveland will comment on the book.
Read more >>

27 April, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Kieron Barclay, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS
Associate Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
When and Where Birth Spacing Matters for Offspring Outcomes: An International Comparison
Read more >>

4 May, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Kaya Sahin, Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History and Adjunct Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana
University Bloomington
Imperial Performances: Circumcision Ceremonies for Ottoman Princes, 1457-1582
Read more >>

11 May, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Inan Özdemir Tastan, Barbro Klein Fellow, SCAS
Independent Scholar, Ankara
Discursive Strategies of the "Slanted Media" in the Justification of Turkey's Withdrawal from
the Istanbul Convention

Read more >>

18 May, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Ivan Miroshnikov, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Egyptological Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Docent in Early Christian and Coptic Studies, University of Helsinki
Textual Fluidity in Coptic Literary Manuscripts: An Interactive Seminar
Read more >>
Please contact headoffice@swedishcollegium.se if you would like to receive the handouts in advance.

19-21 May. SYMPOSIUM - WEB EVENT (FULLY BOOKED)
Models of Genome Evolution from Populations to Species
Fabien Burki, Mario Dos Reis, Sylvain Glémin, Stéphane Guindon, Asger Hobolth, Emilia
Huerta-Sanchez, Ingemar Kaj, Carolin Kosiol, Nicolas Lartillot, Martin Lascoux, Thibault
Latrille, Isabel Sanmartin, Stephanie Spielman,
Yan Wong, and Ziheng Yang.
Pre-registration is required by 17 May 2021 at the latest.
The symposium is organized as part of the Natural Sciences Fellowship Programme.
Read more and register here >>

25 May, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Jussi Saarinen, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
University Lecturer in Perception and Cognition, University of Helsinki
Modern Art and the Visual Brain: Why Art Emerges for Image Fragments
Read more >>

27 May, 2:15 p.m. WORKSHOP - WEB EVENT
Considering Governance: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Karin Bäckstrand, David Ciepley, Karsten Paerregaard, and Gyanendra Pandey
The workshop is organized as part of the Global Horizons Fellowship Programme.
About the workshop >>
Programme >>

1 June, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Timothy Justus, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Pitzer College, Claremont
The Musical Mind: From Mental Representation to Embodied and Extended Cognition
Read more >>

4 June, 3:15 p.m.. 1st CUSP LECTURE - WEB EVENT
Bo Rothstein, August Röhss Chair in Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Controlling Corruption: The Social Contract Approach
The CUSP Lecture Series is a collaboration between the Swedish Collegium for Advanced
Study (SCAS) and the Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS).
Read more and register for the event >>

8 June. WORKSHOP
Publics and Publicness in Post-1989 Europe 
Ash Amin, Jenny Andersson, Brett Christophers, Anders Ekström, Don Mitchell,
and Nina Wormbs
This event is a collaboration between the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
and the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University.
By invitation only

*CANCELLED*
8 June. BOOK SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Big Research Questions about the Human Condition: A Historian's Will
Arne Jarrick will present his new book Big Research Questions about the Human Condition:
A Historian's Will.
Peter Gärdenfors will comment on the book..
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