Events 2015-16


Autumn 2015 programme (PDF)
Spring 2016 programme (PDF)

3 September, 6:15 p.m. BOOK LAUNCH
A conversation on the theme Döden och vårt behov av tröst on the occasion of the
release of the book Filosofisk tröst: En bok om döden by Torbjörn Tännsjö.
Johan Cullberg, Merete Mazzarella, Cecilia Torudd and Torbjörn Tännsjö.
Staffan Carlshamre
In Swedish. The event will be followed by a reception.
Please contact no later than 28 August to sign up.

9 September, 6:15 p.m. 30th ANNIVERSARY LECTURE and CONCERT
Björn Wittrock, Principal, SCAS
Opening Remarks: The 30th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Swedish
Collegium for Advanced Study

Marie-Christine Skuncke, Professor of Literature, Uppsala University.
Former Fellow, SCAS
Carl Peter Thunberg and Japan
Uppsala universitets (barock)ensemble will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach,
Pierre Boulez, György Ligeti and Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Prior registration is required.

17 September. CEREMONY and LECTURE
Ceremony in honour of the newly appointed scholars of the Pro Futura Scientia Programme.
Peter Goddard, Professor and former Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Fellow and former Master, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge
Houses of Refuge and Entertainment: The Development of Institutes for Advanced
Study and Their Role in Contemporary Academia

In collaboration with Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
By invitation only

24 September, 4:15 p.m.
Sinkwan Cheng, EURIAS Fellow, SCAS.
Translation and Comparative 'Begriffsgeschichte' of "Right": A New Historical
Method and a New World History


1 October, 4:15 p.m.
Dan Diner, Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Modern European History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Choreographed Diplomacy: The German-Israeli Encounter in Luxembourg 1952

8 October, 4:15 p.m.
Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS and
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University
Objects and Interactions: Exploring Indian Ocean Connections on the Swahili Coast of
East Africa


16 October, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Paul Magdalino, Professor Emeritus of Byzantine History, University of St Andrews.
Professor Emeritus of History, Koç University, Istanbul
The Apostolic Tradition in Constantinople
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 9 October to sign up.

22 October, 4:15 p.m.
Margaret Litvin, Holder of an ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Frederick
Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Boston University, MA
Frosty Utopia: Arabic Literature’s Russian Connections

5 November, 4:15 p.m.
Torbjörn Tännsjö, Fellow, SCAS
Kristian Claëson Professor of Practical Philosophy, Stockholm University
Utilitarianism or Prioritarianism?

11 November, 6:15 p.m.
Hans Helander, Professor Emeritus of Latin, Uppsala University
New Words for a New Era: The Medical Works of Emanuel Swedenborg as a Mirror of
the Scientific Revolution

In collaboration with Uppsala Interdisciplinary Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies on the
occasion of its 20th Anniversary.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact no later
than 6 November to sign up.

26 November, 4:15 p.m.
Virginia Langum, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS
Reader (Docent) in English Literature, Umeå University
Medieval Exempla: New Corn from Old Fields?

3 December, 4:15 p.m.
Judith Becker, Fellow, SCAS
Senior Researcher, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte and
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Spirituality and “Christian” Values in the German and English Awakening Movement

28 January, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Michael Lackner, Short-term visitor, SCAS. Professor of Chinese Studies and Director, Internationales
Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Traditional China: ‘Superstitious’ or ‘Rational’? Another View of Cross-cultural Master Narratives
This is an event of the Bernhard Karlgren Programme.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact no later than
25 January to register.

2 February, 11:15 a.m.
Hans Rott, Fellow, SCAS. Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Universität Regensburg
A Puzzle About Disputes and Disagreements

9 February, 11:15 a.m.
Michal Kaczmarczyk, Fellow, SCAS. Professor of Sociology, University of Gdansk
When Philosophy Met Social Psychology: The Collaboration of Florian Znaniecki and
William Isaac Thomas


16 February, 11:15 a.m.
Maria Ågren, Fellow, SCAS. Professor of History, Uppsala University
Serving Others: The Gendered Ideals and Realities of Service in the Early Modern World

18 February, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Merlin Donald, Fellow, SCAS. Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education,
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
The Modern Communications Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact no later than
15 February to register.

1 March, 11:15 a.m.
Paul Egré, Fellow, SCAS. CNRS Researcher, Institut Jean Nicod, and Professor of Philosophy,
École normale supérieure, Paris
Vague Judgment: A Probabilistic Account

8 March, 11:15 a.m.
Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams, Fellow, SCAS. Professor of Scandinavian Studies and
Barbro Osher Endowed Chair of Swedish Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
'This Diary Must Never Be Published! This Is My Last Will!': Scholarly and Ethical
Considerations When Translating and Publishing August Strindberg’s Occult Diary


15 March, 11:15 a.m.
Elise Dermineur, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS. Research Fellow, Department of History,
Umeå University
Rethinking Debt in Pre-Industrial Europe

17 March, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
Grace Davie, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Exeter
Religion in Modern Britain: Revisiting a Research Site
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact no later than
14 March to register.

18-19 March. WORKSHOP
International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)- Chapter 16: Religions, Communities, Ideas,
and Practices
(working title)
Nancy T Ammerman, Grace Davie, Samia Huq, Lucian N. Leustean, Tarek Masoud, Suzanne
Moon, Jacob K. Olupona, Ayelet Shachar, Vineeta Sinha, David A. Smilde, Linda Woodhead,
Fenggang Yang

By invitation only.

5 April, 11:15 a.m.
John Cantwell, Fellow, SCAS. Professor of Philosophy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
A Minimalist Dynamic Cognitive Semantics

12 April, 11:15 a.m.
Rebekah Lee, Fellow, SCAS. Senior Lecturer in History, Goldsmiths College, University of
Health and Illness in African History: Sources, Approaches and Challenges

4 May, 2:15 p.m.
Gary Alan Fine, John Evans Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Narrative Gratification, and the Sociology
of Fun

In collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact no later than
2 May to register.


16 May, 7:15 p.m. CONCERT
Stucky - Hillborg - Ravel: In memoriam Steven Stucky (1949-2016)
The Stenhammar Quartet, Mårten Landström (piano) and Magnus Holmander (clarinet).
In collaboration with the Royal Academic Orchestra, Uppsala University.
Prior registration is required. Please contact to register.
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19 May, 6:15 p.m. LECTURE
R.I. Moore, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, Newcastle University
Treasure in Heaven: Defining the Eurasian Old Regime
This is an event of the Bernhard Karlgren programme.
The event will be followed by a reception. Please contact no later than
16 May to register.

20-21 May. SYMPOSIUM
Rethinking World History: Empires, Networks and Trade, Seventeenth and Eighteenth

Saïd Arjomand, Mary Elizabeth Berry, Prasenjit Duara, Maura D. Dykstra, Benjamin
Elman, David L. Howell, Wang Hui, Huricihan Islamoglu, R.I. Moore, Michael J. Puett,
André Wink, Björn Wittrock, R. Bin Wong
, among others
This is an event of the Bernhard Karlgren programme.
By invitation or request only

24 May, 11:15 a.m.
Feng Liu, Bernhard Karlgren Fellow, SCAS. Associate Professor of Chinese Philosophy,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing
Confucianism Studies in Modern China