SCAS News - 26 September, 2016

The Five New Pro Futura Scientia Fellows Have Received Their Diplomas

A ceremony in honour of the five new Fellows of the Pro Futura Scientia Programme was held
on Thursday, 22 September in the Collegium's Thunberg Hall.

In mid-June, it was announced that Helen Anne Curry (History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Cambridge), Terje Falck-Ytter (Psychology, Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala
University, nominated by Uppsala University), Hazem Kandil (Sociology, University of Cambridge),
Aryo Makko (History, Stockholm University), and Julia Uddén (Neurobiology of Language, Max
Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, nominated by Stockholm University) had been
selected among 27 nominated candidates in the eleventh admittance round of the programme that
was initiated by SCAS and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in 1999.

At the ceremony last week, the new Pro Futura Scientia scholars were presented with diplomas by
Professor Jürgen Kocka, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, before they gave short presentations of
their research to the invited audience. The research projects range from a focus on the military
origins of freedom and oppression (Kandil); the characterization and understanding of psychological
processes in infancy that predict later emerging neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism,
ADHD and Specific Language Impairment (Falck-Ytter); a ubiquitous crop plant such as maize
as a global conversation concern (Curry); how the adolescent brain develops to support pragmatics
(Uddén) and on neutrality in Europe during the Cold War (Makko).

To learn more about the research projects, please see here:
Helen Anne Curry >>
Terje Falck-Ytter >>
Hazem Kandil >>
Aryo Makko >>
Julia Uddén >>

After a musical interlude, Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the University
of Cambridge, concluded the ceremony with a lecture on A Very Queer Family Indeed: Writing and
Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century England.
The lecture is available here >>

The invitation to nominate researchers for the next round, Pro Futura Scientia XII, has recently been
circulated to universities in Sweden and abroad.

Read more:
Pro Futura Scientia History and Mission
Nominations and Selections
Pro Futura Scientia Fellows (1999-present)
Five Promising Researchers Have Been Admitted to Pro Futura Scientia XI (SCAS News - 15 June, 2016)