Events 2019-20

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

Upcoming Events, 2019-20

Subject to change.
Download the spring programme 2020 here (PDF) >>
Download the autumn programme 2019 here (PDF) >>

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation

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.

23 April, 6:15 p.m. PERFORMANCE *CANCELLED.*
La Serva Padrona
David William Hughes
The performance will be followed by a Q&A session.
Please contact no later than on 21 April, 2020 to register
for the event. The number of seats is limited and seats will be distributed on a first
come, first served basis.

28 April, 2:15 p.m.*CLOSED EVENT. More information will follow.*
Peter Schroeder-Heister, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Language, Universität Tübingen
Logic Beyond Logic

12 May, 2:15 p.m.*CANCELLED.*
Afshin Mehrpouya, Short-term Visiting Scholar, the Global Horizons Programme, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control Systems, HEC Paris
Title TBA

9 June, 2:15 p.m. BOOK SEMINAR *ON HOLD. More information will follow.*
Setting Health-Care Priorities: What Ethical Theories Tell Us
Torbjörn Tännsjö will present his new book Setting Health-Care Priorities: What
Ethical Theories Tell Us
. Discussant TBA.
Pre-registration is required. More information will follow.

Previous Events, 2019 -20

12 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.

1 October, 4:15 p.m. LECTURE. NEW DATE
Margaret Levi, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS).
Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.
The Link between Trustworthy and Legitimate Government  
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Please contact no later than 26 September to register for the event.

8 October, 2:15 p.m.
Lorraine Daston, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. Visiting Professor of
Social Thought and History, The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University
of Chicago. Permanent Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Dreams of a Rule without Exceptions: A Chapter from the History of Rules

9-10 October. SYMPOSIUM
Measurable Man
Lectures by Leroy Hood, Kári Stefánsson, and Mathias Uhlén, among others.
Please note that the event on 9 October is by invitation only.
The public lectures on 10 October will be held at Uppsala Biomedical Centre (BMC).

15 October, 2:15 p.m.
Hazem Kandil, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Reader in Political Sociology, University of Cambridge
Power in Narrative, and Narratives of Power

22 October, 2:15 p.m.
Ewan Jones, Fellow, SCAS.
Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature, University of Cambridge
Rhythmical Entrainment: A Genealogy of Embodied Sympathy in the Nineteenth


25-26 October. SYMPOSIUM
On Being Moved
Olivier Allard, Per-Arne Bodin, Pia Campeggiani, Marco Caracciolo,
Eric Cullhed, Alan Fiske, David Konstan, Karin Kukkonen,
Ana M. Lopez, Aglae Pizzone, Michael J. Puett, Ruth Tatlow

This event is a Marcus Wallenberg Symposium.
Please contact for more information.

5 November, 2:15 p.m.
Boris Lanin, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Russian Literature, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow
George Orwell’s Forerunners and Disciples: Anti-Utopia in Modern Russian Literature

12 November, 2:15 p.m.
Merja Polvinen, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer in English Philology, University of Helsinki
Enacting the Artifice: A Cognitive Approach to Literary Self-Reflection

19 November, 2:15 p.m.
Laurent Guéguen, Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, Université
Claude Bernard - Lyon 1
From Populations to Species: Genome Evolution and Its Modelling

26 November, 2:15 p.m.
Karin Jensen, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
The Knife and the Word: Placebo Effects in Surgery

3 December, 2:15 p.m.
Peter Mancina, Junior Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
Governance After the End of Borders

28 January, 2:15 p.m.
Barak Kushner, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of East Asian History, University of Cambridge
“A Drunken Charade?”: Finding East Asian Justice in Imperial Decline and
Colonial Defeat


4 February, 2:15 p.m.
Racha Kirakosian, Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of German and the Study of Religion, Harvard University
Discrete Archives: Untold Stories from the Past

11 February, 2:15 p.m.
Eric Cullhed, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Greek, Uppsala University
Ancient Greek Dance Aesthetics and the Dipylon Wine Jug

25 February, 10:15 a.m. The 2nd WITTROCK LECTURE
Helga Nowotny, Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich.
Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria. Former President, European Research Council
Life in the Digital Time Machine
The lecture will be held in Humanistiska teatern, Campus Engelska Parken, Uppsala.
Please contact no later than 1 February 2020 to register
for the event.

Knowledge, Experts, and Criticality: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Facticity
and ’Truthiness’
Ash Amin, Helga Nowotny, Merja Polvinen, Sharon Rider

By invitation only

3 March, 2:15 p.m.
Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, Stockholm University.
Researcher, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University
Climate Variability and Food (In)Security in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

10 March, 2:15 p.m.
Michael J. Puett, Non-resident Long-term Fellow for Programmes in Anthropological
and Historical Sciences and the Languages and Civilizations of East Asia, SCAS.
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, and Harvard College
Professor, Harvard University
Why Do Global History?

17 March, 2:15 p.m.
Mikhail Khorkov, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Individualization, Subjectivity and Reform: Nicholas of Cusa and the Erfurt Carthusians
in the Fifteenth Century


26 March, 1:30 p.m. WORKSHOP *POSTPONED. A new date will be announced in due
course .
Justice and Injustice in East Asia, 1945 to the Present: Media, History and Politics
Karl Gustafsson, Linus Hagström, John Hennessey, Barak Kushner,
Sherzod Muminov, Jens Sejrup


31 March, 2:15 p.m. *CLOSED EVENT. The seminar was filmed and is now
available at the SCAS View Lectures page.*
Ruth Tatlow, Fellow, SCAS.
Visiting Researcher, Department of Musicology, Uppsala University
Reading Belief through Structural Ordering, 1700–1850