11 December, 09:00–14:30
Science and SciLifeLab Scientific Syposium: Finding your way in Science. Featuring Nobel Prize Laureate Edvard Moser
Come hear Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine Edvard Moser discuss his groundbreaking discoveries about the human "GPS" system – "The brain’s positioning system: How do we know where we are?" – followed by presentations from this year's winners of the Science & SciLifePab Prize for Young Scientists.
11 December, 14:00 – 13 December, 16:00
The Hägerström Lectures 2017 – Kendall Walton
Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, University of Michigan, and Bonsall Visiting Professor, Stanford University: "Abstraction and Aboutness in the Arts"
12 December, 15:00–16:00
Philosophy Tea - Ibn Khaldun
Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks. The individuals they highlight have contributed to global thinking in different ways: through high-level diplomacy, utopian writings and historical studies.
13 December, 10:00–11:45
Nobel lectures 2017: Physics
The 2017 Nobel Laureates in physics, Professor Rainer Weiss, Professor Barry C. Barish and Professor Kip S. Thorne, visit Uppsala University and give a public lecture on the research that led to their Nobel Prize.
13 December, 10:15–11:45
Nobel lectures 2017: Chemistry
One of the 2017 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, Professor Joachim Frank, visits Uppsala University and gives a public lecture on the research that led to their Nobel Prize.
13 December, 10:15–11:45
Nobel lectures 2017: Physiology / Medicine
Two of the 2017 Nobel Laureates in physiology or medicine, Professor Michael Rosbash and Professor Michael Young, visit Uppsala University and give a public lecture on the research that led to their Nobel Prize.
13 December, 10:30–11:45
Nobel lectures 2017: The Peace Prize
An open panel discussion is held on the topic of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Panelists: Beatrice Fihn, ICAN, and Josefin Lind, Svenska Läkare mot Kärnvapen. Moderator: Professor Peter Wallensteen
14 December, 15:15
Brahe Lecture: Multiscale Modeling
In multiscale processes different phenomena interact on different scales in time and space. Computer simulations of such processes are challenging since the smallest scales must be accurately represented over domains that cover the largest scales.
18 December, 15:15–17:00
Colloquium: Albert Einstein on Light; Light on Albert Einstein
Where does deep insight in physics come from? For those who view physics as a highly rational science grounded in strict mathematics, it is tempting to think that it comes from the purest and most precise of reasoning, following ironclad laws of thought that compel the clear mind completely rigidly. And yet the truth is quite otherwise.
23 January, 13:15–15:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Henry Jenkins
Public lecture by the Faculty of Social Sciences’ honorary doctor 2018 Professor Henry Jenkins with the title Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination.
24 January, 10:15–12:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Quentin Skinner
Public lecture by the Faculty of Arts’ honorary doctor 2018 Professor Quentin Skinner with the title Thomas Hobbes: Picturing the State.
24 January, 13:15–15:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Johan Heilbron
Public lecture by the Faculty of Educational Sciences’ honorary doctor 2018 Professor Johan Heilbron, with the title Making Sense of Globalizing Social Science.
24 January, 13:15–15:30
Mini symposium with Honorary Doctor Henry N. Chapman
Public mini symposium with the Faculty of Science and Technology’s honorary doctor 2018, Professor Henry Chapman, with the title Incoherent Diffractive Imaging.
24 January, 14:15–16:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Laurent Gosselin
Public lecture by the Faculty of Languages’ honorary doctor 2018 Professor Laurent Gosselin, with the title Aspect itératif et pluralité de procès.
24 January, 15:15–16:15
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Walter Doerfler
Public lecture by the Faculty of Medicine’s honorary doctor, Professor Walter Doerfler, with the title Epigenetic Re-programming upon Foreign (Viral) DNA Invasion into Cells.
24 January, 16:15–18:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Geoffrey Khan
Public lecture by the Faculty of Languages’ Honorary Doctor 2018, Professor Geoffrey Khan, with the title Some aspects of the copula and cleft constructions in Hebrew and Aramaic.
24 January, 18:00–20:00
Bernhard Schmidt - optikern som revolutionerade spegelteleskopen
Kristina Rosen och Peter Östlund presenterar sitt filmprojekt om optikern som revolutionerade spegelteleskopen.
25 January, 10:15–12:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Ola Larsmo
Public lecture by the Faculty of Arts’ honorary doctor 2018 Ola Larsmo with the title En skrämmande lycka – Ett återbesök hos Erik Gustaf Geijer.
25 January, 10:15–11:15
Lecture by honorary doctor William Butler
Public lecture with the Faculty of Law’s honorary doctor 2018, Professor William E. Butler, with the title Some Remarks.
25 January, 13:15–16:00
Lectures by honorary doctors Lori Beaman, Sidnie White Crawford och Elaine Scarry
Public lectures by the Faculty of Theology’s honorary doctors 2018, Professor Lori Beaman, Professor Sidnie White Crawford and Professor Elaine Scarry.
26 January, 09:00–10:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor AbuBakr Bahaj
Public lecture by the Faculty of Science and Technology’s honorary doctor 2018, Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, with the title Sustainable Energy across Scales.
26 January, 10:00–11:00
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Kari Alitalo
Public lecture by the Faculty of Medicine’s honorary doctor 2018 Kari Alitalo, with the title Translational insights to vascular growth factors.
26 January, 10:15–11:15
Lecture by Honorary Doctor Jean-Pierre Sauvage
Public lecture by the Faculty of Science and Technology’s honorary doctor 2018, Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, with the title From Charge Separation to Light-driven Molecular Machines.
30 January, 15:15–16:30
Political Conflict and Memory in Medieval Latvia and Estonia
Uppsala Forum Guest Lecture with Visiting Fellow Gustavs Strenga, Senior Researcher at the National Library of Latvia. Case focus: Late medieval Livonia (modern day Latvia and Estonia).
06 February, 15:00–16:00
Welcome to Philosophy Tea at Regina Theatre.
06 February, 15:15–17:00
Stir Well the Melting Pot: Persistence of Inter-Ethnic Cultural Divide in Estonia
with Leonid Polishchuk (IRES)
08 February, 09:15–17:00
Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures 2018
On Thursday February 8, the doors will again open for the traditional lectures in memory of Anders Celsius and Carl Linnaeus.
12 February, 18:15–19:30
The Lives of the Arctic Communities
This lecture will introduce listeners to the Arctic and how its communities are affected by climate change. The presentation will also discuss the fight to protect indigenous rights throughout the region.
13 February, 12:45–13:00
Love Data Week: On altmetrics
Have a cup of coffee and listen to Daniel Wadskog, bibliometrician at Uppsala university library, who will talk about altmetrics and how it can be useful for researchers.
13 February, 18:15–20:00
Public Lectures in Geography and Anthropology
Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi invites to public lectures in anthropology and geography with Dr. Silke Reeploeg (Karlstad University), and Dr. Susann Baez Ullberg (Uppsala University).
14 February, 12:45–13:00
Love Data Week: Open access to research data and datasets in DiVA
Have a cup of coffee and listen to Christer Lagvik från the Electronic Publishing Centre, Uppsala university library, who will talk about open access to research data and how to publish data sets in DiVA.
27 February, 15:00–16:00
This spring Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.
27 February, 15:15–17:00
Seminar "Isolation or Rationalisation? Economic Policy under the Latvian National Communists, 1956–1959"
with Dr. Michael Loader (IRES)
06 March, 15:15–17:00
Instruments of Science, Tools of Occultism: On Photography, Auras, and the Study of Religion and Technology
06 March, 15:15–17:00
Politics versus Policy: Technocratic Traps of Post-Soviet Reforms
with Vladimir Gel’man (European University at St. Petersburg)
08 March, 17:15–18:00
XVIth Annual Lecture in Honour of Hugo Valentin
THE SIXTEENTH HUGO VALENTIN LECTURE will be given by Professor Stathis N. Kalyvas from the University of Oxford. Kalyvas is a political scientist and internationally leading scholar in the field of ”civil war studies”.
16 March, 09:15–11:00
Distinguished Lecture by Professor Nick Couldry
The Mediated Construction of Reality
16 March, 13:15–15:00
Seminar with Professor Nick Couldry
The Mediated Construction of Reality – a seminar/panel debate with Nick Couldry and senior faculty from several departments at Uppsala University.
20 March, 14:15–16:00
Subjectivity in Gao Xingjian’s Paintings
In this lecture, Gao’s paintings will be examined alongside his novels in an attempt to probe the inner depths of the mind.
20 March, 15:15–17:00
Panel discussion "Uzbekistan After Karimov: A Turning Point?"
The roundtable will feature four panelists with first-hand knowledge of Uzbekistan. The forum will discuss institutional transformations in Uzbekistan, economic development in the country, prospects for democracy and civil society, and (in)adequacy of the knowledge and understanding of the country in the West.
21 March, 12:15–13:00
Statistiken och verkligheten
A lecture on new statistic tools and methods. The lecture will be held in Swedish.
22 March, 11:15–12:00
Why Write in Irish?
Irish novelist, poet and short-story writer Éilís Ní Dhuibhne speaks about the processes, challenges, opportunities and inspirations of being a bilingual author, publishing in two languages, and some of her own Irish works.
03 April, 15:15–17:00
Boom and Bust: Population Change in the Arctic
with Dr. Heleniak (Nordegio/Stockholm)
04 April, 16:15–19:00
Afterwork with the SIENNA Project: Human enhancement: From cradle to grave – promises & challenges
Human enhancement is gaining attention in the sciences, humanities, and public debates. People are excited and worried about the promises for healthy persons to augment “normal” physical, cognitive, or affective functions.
09 April, 13:15–15:00
The Formation of the Concept of Racism: Where Did it go Wrong?
You are kindly invited to attend a guest lecture on the topic "The Formation of the Concept of Racism: Where Did it go Wrong?" with Uppsala Forum Visiting Fellow Professor Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University). Free of charge, open to the public. No pre-registration is required.
10 April, 16:15–17:00
The 2018 Fulbright Lecture
Lecture title: Ironclad Icon: Remembering John Ericsson in Sweden and America
13 April, 14:15–15:30
Human Rights in Times of Crisis in Venezuela
Mr. Alfredo Romero will from his position as the director of the NGO Foro Penal, discuss the human rights situation in Venezuela. His talk will touch upon developments in the human rights field before and during Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, while also providing an outlook on opportunities for human rights progress given the upcoming presidential election in May 2018.
18 April, 10:15–12:00
Roundtable: Azerbaijan’s Mysterious Snap Elections
with Dr. Sofie Bedford (IRES), Dr. Rail Safiyev (Comparative Politics Department University of Bergen) and Dr. Ceyhun Mahmudlu (Department of International Relations of Baku Engineering University)
18 April, 19:00–21:00
Talk at the Philosophical Society
Using a specific account of causal explanation, Daniel Stoljar argues that philosophy is in some deep way akin to history and that this has an important consequence for the question of philosophical progress.
19 April, 10:30–12:00
Including Outsiders: Diaspora Institutions and the Boundary Problem in Democratic Theory
19 April, 15:15–16:30
Canadian Family Policy: Gender Equity and Reconciliation Challenges
Welcome to an Uppsala Forum Guest Lecture entitled “Canadian Family Policy: Gender Equity and Reconciliation Challenges” with Uppsala Forum Visiting Fellow Susan Prentice, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
19 April, 16:00–18:00
Keynote by Prof. Robert Bernasconi, "Racism, Responsibility, and Social Vulnerability"
Keynote, SANT/FAS 2018 Conference: "Vulnerabilities"
20 April, 11:00–13:00
Keynote by Prof. Veena Das. “It is not that …”: Skepticism, Moral Insight, and Ordinary Realism”
Keynote for the SANT/FAS2018 Conference "Vulnerabilities".
21 April, 11:00–13:00
Keynote by Prof. Setha Low, “Vulnerability, Precarity and Social Justice in Public Space”
Keynote Lecture, SANT/FAS 2018 Conference: "Vulnerabilities"
03 May, 16:15–17:30
Reckless Ambition: Explaining Moscow's Attempts to Interfere in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
with Professor Kimberly Marten (Columbia University)
14 May, 11:00–12:00
Regional Balancing in Scandinavia and Implications for U.S. Primacy
In this presentation, Maksut Can will seek to place the role of small powers at the center of the debate on the durability of U.S. primacy. With a focus on Sweden and Finland, the presentation will explain how the increasing perception of a threatening regional great power pushes small powers closer towards the United States to balance the regional great power in their immediate neighborhood.
14 May, 15:15–16:15
Ångström Lecture 2018: Twisted Light and Radio Waves
Twisted light ( sv. "skruvat ljus") is a property of electromagnetic radiation which can be used to increase the information carried by light in laser physics and in classical as well as quantum-based communication systems. It has also applications in astrophysics and general relativity. Examples from different frequency ranges will be given.
15 May, 15:15–17:00
Popular geopolitics of the refugee crisis in Europe: discourses of Russian speakers in Narva and the Estonian art
with Dr. Alexandra Yatsyk
16 May, 11:00–12:30
Academic Publishing in the 21st Century: Markets and Technology, Survival and Change
An eye-opening lecture on academic publishing in the 21st century (covering the state of the market for scholarly publications, online publishing, open access and more) with opportunities for questions and discussion.
17 May, 09:15–16:30
Digital Humanities: Past Accomplishments, Future Directions
To honor and celebrate the contributions of Professor Hayles to the fields of literature and digital humanities, the Faculty of Languages takes great pleasure in announcing a one-day symposium on Thursday, 17 May 2018, in Humanistiska teatern, Engelska parken. The invited talks and presentations will be followed by a reception.
22 May, 13:15–15:00
Facebook i valtider: Sociala medier och demokratiska processer
Föreläsningen är en del av informatik och medias kurs Sociala medier och digitala metoder men är även öppen för andra intresserade.
22 May, 15:15–17:00
Seminar "Antinomies of Russian Modernisation"
IRES invites you to our regular weekly seminar with an invited guest Professor Markku Kivinen, the Director of the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki. The seminar will cover the issue of contradictions of Russian modernisation. For more details please visit IRES homepage
23 May, 19:15–20:00
The Weirdest Telescope Ever: the IceCube Neutrino Telescope at the South Pole
Join a lecture about the adventure of studying the Universe from the harsh environment of Antarctica.
24 May, 15:15–16:30
External Security Threats and Gender Inequality in Politics
Welcome to an Uppsala Forum Guest Lecture entitled "External Security Threats and Gender Inequality in Politics" with Visiting Fellow Alice J. Kang, Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
24 May, 15:15–17:00
Book launch "Bridging the Baltic Sea. Networks of Resistance and Opposition during the Cold War Era"
IRES invites you to a book launch of a recently published book “Bridging the Baltic Sea” by our former colleague Dr. Lars Fredrik Stöcker. The event will be held in the Gyllenhielmska Library at Skytteanum and will be followed by an informal mingle in the garden adjacent to the venue. NB! Limited number of seats, to attend send an email to email@example.com.
29 May, 10:15–12:00
Distinguished Lecture by Professor Michael Papa
Waging Peace in Darfur: Implications for Communication Theory and Praxis
29 May, 15:15–17:00
Seminar "Identities and values in post-Maidan Ukraine"
This seminar will present and discuss the interplay between national protests in Ukraine known as Maidan, identity and value shift.
29 May, 19:00–21:00
Author Talk: 'Nothing will be as before'
Join us for Professor Sten Hagberg’s knowledgeable and inspiring talk about a changing
Burkina Faso, as the country makes a break with its authoritarian past. The book 'Nothing will be as before': Anthropological perspectives on political practice and democratic culture in 'a new Burkina Faso'.
30 May, 18:00–20:00
Estlandssvenska seminariet: "Det är ett sår som aldrig kommer att läka helt"– en estlandssvensk kvinnas levnadsberättelse
IRES fortsätter vårens seminarieserie rörande estlandssvenskarna, deras historia, kultur och språk. Denna gång handlar föredraget om hur en estlandssvensk kvinna från Lilla Rågö berättar sitt liv och sin nation genom att använda hjälteberättelsen som mall. Studien bygger på intervjuer från 1980-talets Gräsö.
05 June, 15:15–17:00
Images from the Social History of Monotowns in the Donbas
The seminar will start with a brief presentation of the new book "Labour, Exhaustion, and Success: Monotowns of the Donbas" published recently in Lviv (in Ukrainian), followed by a discussion of the social history of industrial towns in the Donbas based on the analysis of photos taken between 1890 and 1950.
15 June, 14:15–15:45
Managing the cultural heritage of other people – universalism and communitarianism
Lecture held by Kristian Jensen, Head of Collections and Curation at British Library, on the managing of cultural heritage of other people.
15 June, 15:00–17:30
Ending Atrocities: Keynote Address and Roundtable
The Ending Atrocities workshop (15-16 June 2018) gathers some 30 international scholars with a diverse set of approaches to the question of how to put an end to atrocities against civilians. In the public event of the workshop, we welcome you to join the conversation on the impact and challenges of different intervention types and draw insights from the case of Syria.
05 September, 13:00–16:00
European Junior & Graduate Careers VCF
Join the Virtual Career Fair for new and soon-to-be graduates and find the right junior position to kickstart your career in 2018/19.
05 October, 10:00–16:00
Traineedagen 2018 - smartaste vägen till toppjobbet
Träffa drömarbetsgivarna som erbjuder Nordens populäraste traineeprogram. Anmäl dig idag för en chans till en plats.