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, Spring 2021

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 >>
Zoom link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/62228704568

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
Empire, Federation, and the Balance of Power: Early Modern Concepts and the Invention of
International Order


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.
Read more >>
Zoom link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/62705528421


23 March, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Outi Paloposki, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of English, University of Turku
Translators and Publishers: What the Edlund Archive Tells about Book Circulation and Translators’ 
Work in 19th Century Finland


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
Racial Identity and the Perils of Giving: Rereading "The Liberty Bell" and Amy Mathilda Cassey's
Album


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 Child Survival: An International Comparison Using
the Demographic and Health Surveys

4 May, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT (NEW DATE)
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

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 Policy Justification and Legitimation under the
Authoritarian and Post-truth Conditions in Turkey


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
Editing Damaged and Fragmentary Manuscripts

19-21 May – SYMPOSIUM - TBC
The Natural Sciences programme
More information will follow.

25 May, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Jussi Saarinen, Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
University Lecturer in Perception and Cognition, University of Helsinki
Visual Art: World Transformed by the Artist’s Perception and Memory?


27-28 May WORKSHOP - TBC
The Global Horizons Programme
More information will follow.

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
Communicating Art: Bridging the Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, and Natural Sciences


8 June, 4:15 p.m. 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.


Please note that the list above is subject to change.



Previous Events, Autumn 2020

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

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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
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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.
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.
Comments by H. Orri Stefánsson.
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
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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 >>