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, 2020-21

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 >>
Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/63194521263


*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 >>
Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/66363770663


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


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


2 February, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Jan Komorowski, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Professor of Bioinformatics, Uppsala University
Title TBA


9 February, 2:15 p.m. SEMINAR - WEB EVENT
Ruby Lal, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of South Asian History, Emory University, Atlanta
Disappearance of a Princess: Archive and Method in Writing Biography 


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
The Price of Drugs: Too Expensive or Too Cheap?

Information about further events scheduled for the spring semester of 2021 will be
available shortly.



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.
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 >>