December 11 at 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
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.
December 11 at 2:00 PM – December 13 at 4:00 PM
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"
December 12 at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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.
December 13 at 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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.
December 13 at 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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.
December 13 at 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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.
December 13 at 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
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
December 14 at 3:15 PM
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.
December 18 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
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.
January 23 at 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
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.
January 24 at 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
January 24 at 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
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.
January 24 at 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM
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.
January 24 at 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM
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.
January 24 at 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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.
January 24 at 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
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.
January 24 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bernhard Schmidt - optikern som revolutionerade spegelteleskopen
Kristina Rosen och Peter Östlund presenterar sitt filmprojekt om optikern som revolutionerade spegelteleskopen.
January 25 at 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
January 25 at 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
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.
January 25 at 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM
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.
January 26 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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.
January 26 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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.
January 26 at 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
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.
January 30 at 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
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).
February 6 at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Welcome to Philosophy Tea at Regina Theatre.
February 6 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Stir Well the Melting Pot: Persistence of Inter-Ethnic Cultural Divide in Estonia
with Leonid Polishchuk (IRES)
February 8 at 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM
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.
February 12 at 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
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.
February 13 at 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
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.
February 13 at 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
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).
February 14 at 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
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.
February 27 at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
This spring Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.
February 27 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar "Isolation or Rationalisation? Economic Policy under the Latvian National Communists, 1956–1959"
with Dr. Michael Loader (IRES)
March 6 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Instruments of Science, Tools of Occultism: On Photography, Auras, and the Study of Religion and Technology
March 6 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Politics versus Policy: Technocratic Traps of Post-Soviet Reforms
with Vladimir Gel’man (European University at St. Petersburg)
March 8 at 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
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”.
March 16 at 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Distinguished Lecture by Professor Nick Couldry
The Mediated Construction of Reality
March 16 at 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
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.
March 20 at 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM
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.
March 20 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
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.
March 21 at 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Statistiken och verkligheten
A lecture on new statistic tools and methods. The lecture will be held in Swedish.
March 22 at 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
April 10 at 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
The 2018 Fulbright Lecture
Lecture title: Ironclad Icon: Remembering John Ericsson in Sweden and America
May 16 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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.
May 17 at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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.