Events 2017-18

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


Upcoming Events, Spring 2018

The programme is subject to change.

Tuesday, 20 March, 11:15 a.m.
Ewa Morawska, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
Exploring Ground-level Multiculturalism in the Past: Renaissance Venice and Enlightenment-era
Sankt Petersburg


5 - 7 April. SYMPOSIUM
Re-examining the Idea of the Axial Age and Axial Civilizations
Saïd Arjomand, Johann Arnason, Jan Assmann, Veena Das, Merlin Donald,
Renaud Gagné, Chris Hann, Hans Joas, Mirjam Künkler, Daniel Mullins,
Yuri Pines, Michael J. Puett, Jan Retsö, Heiner Roetz, Stephen Sanderson,
Benjamin Schewel, Ilana Silber, Patricia Springborg, Guy Stroumsa, Björn Wittrock

This is an event of the Karlgren-Eisenstadt programme.
By invitation only.

Tuesday, 10 April, 11:15 a.m.
Aryo Makko, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, Stockholm University
Informal Empire and the Small State: Sweden-Norway and the New
Imperialism, 1875-1914

Tuesday, 17 April, 11:15 a.m.
Örjan Carlborg, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Computational Genomics, Uppsala University
On the Role of Genetic Interactions for Complex Traits

Thursday, 19 April, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
David Cannadine, Fellow, SCAS.
Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University
How to Write the History of Philanthropy in General, and of the Ford
Foundation in Particular
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Please contact no later than 16 April to register for the event.

Tuesday, 24 April, 11:15 a.m.
Maria Servedio, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Effects of Sexual Selection on Origin of Species

Tuesday, 15 May, 11:15 a.m.
Janette Boughman, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
How is Biodiversity Created and Maintained in Our Changing World?

17 - 19 May. SYMPOSIUM
Rethinking Modernity: Entanglements and Ruptures, 1770-present
Saïd Arjomand, Mary Elizabeth Berry, Rajeev Bhargava, Prasenjit Duara,
Andreas Eckert, Hans Joas, Wolfgang Knöbl, Jürgen Kocka, Mirjam Künkler,
R.I. Moore, Michael Puett, Kapil Raj, Keith Tribe, Peter Wagner, Wang Hui,
Björn Wittrock, R. Bin Wong

This is an event of the Karlgren-Eisenstadt programme.
By invitation only.

Tuesday, 22 May, 11:15 a.m.
Yu Liu, Karlgren-Eisenstadt Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of English, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY
The Inspiration of a Different Thought Process: The Participation of China
in the Rise of English Romanticism

Tuesday, 29 May, 11:15 a.m.
Joëlle Rollo-Koster, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of History, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
'Papa, Intrusus, Corpus, Funus', The Great Western Schism (1378-1417): 
Filling the Historiographical Void

Previous Events, 2017-18

14 September. CEREMONY and LECTURE
An event in honour of the newly appointed scholars of the Pro Futura Scientia
Geoffrey Harpham, Professor, Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute
for Ethics, Duke University, Durham, NC. Former Director, National Humanities
Center, Research Triangle Park, NC
Scholarship and Freedom
In collaboration with Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
By invitation only.

26 September, 11:15 a.m.
Keith Tribe, Fellow, SCAS.
Independent Scholar
The Moral Sciences in 19th Century Cambridge

3 October, 11:15 a.m.
Anandi Hattiangadi, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Philosophy, Stockholm University
Science Studies Without Relativism

9-11 October. SYMPOSIUM
Emerging Topics in Biological Networks and Systems Biology
Prior registration is required.

17 October, 11:15 am.
Nikolay P. Grintser, Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Director, School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Russian Presidential
Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow
Hegel was Right? The Political Meaning of Sophocles' "Antigone"

18 October, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Dmitry Afinogenov, Professor, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek
Philology, Moscow Lomonosov University. Research Associate, Institute of
World History, Russian Academy of Sciences
Hellenistic Judaism in George the Monk: Slavonic Testimonies
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 11 October to register.

7 November, 11:15 a.m.
Pia Campeggiani, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Research Fellow, University of Bologna
Ethics and Poetics: Aristotle on Friendship and Imagination

14 November, 11:15 a.m.
Francisco O. Ramirez, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Stanford University
The Institutionalization of American Universities as Organizational Actors:
Will This Model Globalize?


16-17 November. WORKSHOP
Perspective in Language and Thought
Herman Cappelen, Manuel Garcia-Carpintero, Marie Guillot, Torfinn Huvenes,
Dilip Ninan, Hazel Pearson, Jessica Pepp, Pär Sundström

The workshop will be held at the English Park Campus, Uppsala
Please contact for further information.

21 November, 11:15 a.m.
Meir Zadok, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Former Executive Director, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem
Can Funding Science in a Small Country Make a Difference?

28 November, 11:15 a.m.
Mika Perälä, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Alfred Kordelin Fellow, University of Helsinki
Aristotle on Perceptual Discrimination

5 December, 11:15 a.m.
Jan R. Stenger, Fellow, SCAS.
MacDowell Professor of Greek, University of Glasgow
Erziehung or Bildung? Ideas about Self-formation in Late Antiquity

Thursday, 25 January, 11:15 a.m.
Johan Heilbron, Director of Research, Centre européen de sociologie et de science
politique de la Sorbonne (CESSP), Paris, and Professor of Sociology, Erasmus Uni-
versity, Rotterdam
Transnational Cultural Exchange and Globalization

Tuesday, 30 January, 11:15 a.m. 
Julia Uddén, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS, and the Departments of
Linguistics and Psychology, Stockholm University.
Affiliated Researcher, Department of Neurobiology of Language, Max Planck
Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Language as Co-evolved with the Brain: the Evolution of Pragmatics Beyond


Thursday, 1 February, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Jürgen Kocka, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Professor Emeritus of History, Freie Universität Berlin
Capitalism and Its Critics: A Long-term View
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Please contact no later than 29 January to register for the event.

Tuesday, 6 February, 11:15 a.m.
Rebecca Earle, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of History, University of Warwick
Potatoes and the Pursuit of Happiness

Tuesday, 13 February, 11:15 a.m.
Helen Anne Curry, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Peter Lipton Senior Lecturer in History of Modern Science and Technology,
University of Cambridge
From Mandan Maize to Pioneer Hi-Bred: 'Indian Corn', Industrial Corn, and the
Spectre of Extinction

Wednesday, 7 March, 4:15 p.m.
Stathis N. Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Government, University of Oxford
What We Know About the Past of Civil Wars and What This Tells Us About Their Future
In collaboration with the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University.

Thursday, 8 March, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Linda Colley, Fellow, SCAS.
Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University
Written Constitutions as Print
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Please contact no later than 5 March to register for the event.

Friday, 9 March, 10:15 a.m. SYMPOSIUM
Critique and Capital in History and in the Twenty-first Century
Elise Dermineur, Jürgen Kocka, Lars Magnusson, Keith Tribe, Daniel Waldenström
In collaboration with and held at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm
Prior registration is required.
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Tuesday, 13 March, 11:15 a.m.
Saïd Amir Arjomand, Guest of the Principal, SCAS.
Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University, NY
Persianate Islam and the Persianate Polity as Concepts in Civilizational Analysis