May 19 at 10:00 AM - May 23 at 1:00 PM

ECTS 2012, European Calcified Tissue Society's 39th Annual Congress

It is a pleasure to invite you to ECTS 2012, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

May 22 at 3:15 PM

The environment in the EU-Russia energy relations

The presentation will cover main environmental issues in the EU-Russia energy relations, but two specific topics will be discussed in detail: the emerging discourse on Russian gas as an environmentally sound source of energy and the development of associated petroleum gas (APG) flaring reduction policies.

May 22 at 4:15 PM

Theodore Konstadinides - When in Europe....Customary international law and EU competence in the sphere of external action

Uppsala Forum Lecture: This paper explores the constitutional role of customary international law within the EU legal order.

May 24 at 6:15 PM

Reconciliation: From Understanding the Impact of the Past to Avenues to a Peaceful Future

May 24 at 6:15 PM

In the town where youth ruled their fathers: justice and generation in a postwar Sierra Leonean community

Lecture 1 in the series "Trends in transitional justice", Uppsala Forum for Peace, Democracy, and Justice, May 2012.

May 25 - May 26

The United States and China: Friends, Foes, or Frenemies?

May 25 at 2:15 PM

In practice: living beyond (and within) transitional justice mechanisms

Lecture 2 in the series "Trends in transitional justice", Uppsala Forum for Peace, Democracy, and Justice, May 2012.

May 29 at 3:15 PM

'Civil Society' as an Analytical Concept for Comparing Non-Democratic Regimes in Latvia 1934-1949

Over a span of fifteen years (1934?1945), Latvia experienced several consecutive non-democratic regimes: nationalist authoritarian, Stalinist Soviet, and German National Socialist.

May 29 at 4:15 PM

The NGO, the diviner, and the child ex-combatant: truth and ritualization in northwestern Sierra Leone

Lecture 3 in the series "Trends in transitional justice", Uppsala Forum for Peace, Democracy, and Justice, May 2012.

May 30

4th Nordic Conference of HIV and Hepatitis Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies

Detta endagsmöte riktar sig till forskare, infektionsläkare och industrianställda, verksamma inom fältet HIV- och Hepatit B/C-behandling, samt antiviral resistens. Ledande internationella forskare har inbjudits att presentera aktuella data inom sina områden.

May 31 at 1:15 PM

Is European Law a Threat to European Biomedical Research?

International seminar -- Is European Law a Threat to European Biomedical Research? A Seminar on Embryonic Stem Cells, Patent Law and Fundamental Values


June 1 at 11:45 AM


The Conferment Ceremony at Uppsala University main building.

June 4 at 2:15 PM

Devin K. Joshi - The Stockholm Consensus: A Pragmatic Alternative to the Post-Washington Consensus?

Uppsala Forum Lecture: In recent decades there has been an intense search for alternative political economy models.

June 4 at 3:00 PM

Localizing transitional justice

Public panel discussion/book presentation, part of the series "Trends in transitional justice", Uppsala Forum for Peace, Democracy, and Justice, May 2012.

June 5 at 3:15 PM

When the Bills Come Due: Can Russia Afford Mr. Putin?

The talk will focus on the fiscal implications of the reckless election promises that were made by Vladimir Putin, and on the role of hydrocarbon incomes in sustaining the Russian economy.

June 11 - June 13


Vetenskapligt program i form av föredrag och posterutställning. Parallellt med konferensen pågår en instrumentutställning, som är gratis och öppen för alla. För information och obligatorisk anmälan se

June 12 at 1:15 PM

Film screening: About a Village

Welcome to the screening of John C. Swanson, Utica University, US documentary film: "About a village". The film handles the memories of Schwabian Germans in a Hungarian village during and after World War II. John C. Swanson is historian and has studied the fate of the German minority in Hungary during the past decades. The film is 68 minutes long in German and Hungarian with English subtitles, to be followed by the talk with the filmmakers. For information about the movie please visit the following website:

June 19 at 9:30 AM

Engelska i år F-3 och 4-6

Fortbildningsavdelningen för skolans internationalisering vill bidra kunskapsutveckling inom engelskundervisning i de yngre åldrarna i grundskolan.

June 19 at 3:15 PM

What is left of the Orange Ukraine? Authoritarian consolidation under Viktor Yanukovych, 2010-2012 - and beyond.

The talk will focus on the consequences of the 'unfinished revolution' and partial reforms in Ukraine, within the broader context of its post-communist development and complex relations with Russia and the EU.


August 13 at 8:45 AM - August 24 at 4:00 PM

35th CERN School of Computing 2012

CSC 2012 is hosted by eSSENCE and UPPMAX. During two weeks, 60 students (mainly PhDs and PostDocs) will attend this school of computing.

August 15 at 3:00 PM - August 17 at 12:15 PM

Punishment as a Crime? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Prison Experience in Russian Culture

On 15-17 August 2012, the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University will host an interdisciplinary workshop which examines questions related to prison experience in Russia. The workshop aims to elucidate the many ways in which prisons in Russia have influenced and interacted with cultural, political and social spheres, from tsarist Russia through the present day. The project will bring together internationally prominent scholars who have conducted research on various aspects of the culture, history and sociology of prisons in Russia.

August 28 at 7:30 PM

Free concert with Norrlandskören och WSKOV

The skilful dutch student orchestra Wagenings Studenten Koor en Orkest Vereniging (WSKOV) stops in Uppsala for making a concert in the University Aula. They'll perform among others Tchaikovsky's first symphony and Debussy's Rhapsody for alto saxophone and orchestra. In the choir works they'll be joined by the chamber choir of Norrland's nation. Free admission!

August 29

Welcome reception for international students

Professor Eva Åkesson Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University cordially invites all international students to a welcome reception. The day will start at noon with information sessions and a student fair.

August 30 at 1:15 PM

Are Migrants More Extreme than Locals After War?

Evidence from a simultaneous survey of migrants in Sweden and locals in Bosnia.


September 3 at 2:00 PM

Open house and course registration at CEMUS

Open house for students and the general public including registration.

September 3 at 6:15 PM

Panel discussion on the future of education and sustainable development

As a part of CEMUS' 20 years jubilee, founders Niclas Hällström (What's Next Initiative) and Magnus Tuvendahl (Stockholm Resilience Centre) will join us for a panel discussion on the future of education and sustainable development. For more info, see:

September 5 - September 6

Migration, ethnicity and gender: Racializing processes and intersectional analysis

September 5 at 3:30 PM - September 6 at 7:30 PM

A CONFERENCE ON THE MOLECULES OF LIFE - in tribute to the memory of Lennart Philipson

This conference explores how the molecules of life link to the phenotype of the organism. In particular, we focus on the frontiers of the three interconnected topics: developmental biology, neurobiology and molecular infectious biology. The aim is to inspire studies that will expand our basic knowledge of life and to explore the interconnections between these three topics. The conference will be held in memory of Lennart Philipson who passed away last year.

September 7 at 1:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Is There Really a Backlash Against Multiculturalism Policies? New Evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index

In much of the western world, and particularly in Europe, there is a widespread perception that multiculturalism has "failed" and that governments who once embraced a multicultural approach to diversity are turning away, adopting a strong emphasis on civic integration.

September 7 at 2:15 PM

France-Sweden Relationship in the Context of European and Global Challenges

September 7 at 3:00 PM

CEMUS releases new book: Glimpsing Paths

Come and meet the writers, artists and committee members behind the anthology Glimpsing Paths!

September 10 at 2:00 PM

The Kai Siegbahn Prize 2012

The 2012 Kai Siegbahn Prize Ceremony is held in the Siegbahn Hall at the Ångström Laboratory. The prize was established in 2009 by the international scientific journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods A (NIM-A) "to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental achievement in synchrotron radiation research with a significant component of instrument development" in memory of Nobel Laureate Kai Siegbahn.

September 10 at 6:15 PM

Introduction to Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development introlecture by writer, consultant and guest researcher Alan AtKisson.

September 11 at 3:15 PM

The Commodification of Intimacy? Gift-for-sex Barters on the Russian Dating Scene

This talk explores how gift-for-sex exchanges are practiced and understood in contemporary Russia and situates them in relation to Russia's post-socialist transformation to market economic culture.

September 13 at 10:15 AM

When Cultural Issues are Political: Revisiting the Limits of the European Governance for Recognition and Participation of Romani Communities

September 13 at 3:15 PM

Conditionally forgotten L. Vygotsky (1896-1934)

The seminar ‘Conditionally forgotten L Vygotsky’ touches on some implications of the Vygotskian perspective on the origins of defectology, developmental and pedagogical psychology.

September 13 at 8:00 PM

Opera concert in the Grand Auditorium

Some of Swedens most reputable opera singers perform well known opera classics accompanied by the Royal Academic Orchestra. Soloists: Alexandra Büchel, Emma Vetter, Michael Weinius, Gong Yinjia & Fredrik Zetterström. Musical director: Stefan Karpe. Uppsala University Main Building, the Grand Auditorium at 8.00 pm. Tickets: 150kr, 100kr for students. Tickets via, tel. 0771-70 70 70.

September 14 at 9:00 AM

Hindi Diwas (Day of Hindi)

A Workshop on Hindi and (some of) its dialects.

September 14 at 10:15 AM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Timofey Agarin -

The lecture discusses the literature on minority protection after communism and contrasts various concepts of 'communist legacies' to be found in key publications on post-communist transitions.

September 14 at 1:15 PM

Recent advances in computer-based access to large handwritten collections

September 14 at 1:15 PM

Sex Differences in Multiple Task Performance?

Public seminar at the Department of Psychology. The seminar will be held in Swedish.

September 18 at 3:15 PM

Jewish Women in the Red Army, 1941-45

During the years of the Great Patriotic War about 500,000 women were called up to the Red Army. Several thousands of them were Jewish. Some of the Jewish 'war girls' left diaries or memoirs. In my paper, based on the analyses of these diaries and memoirs, I intend to look mostly not at combat episodes that accompanied these women's lives at the war, but rather social aspects of that life. The heroines of this paper faced the realities of Soviet life, which these city dwellers and students of elite universities knew quite superficially. In addition, this experience had a specifically Jewish shade, as the notion of internationalism of Soviet people turned out to be far from this reality. Lastly, this was a specifically female experience – an experience of young women finding themselves in male environment.

September 20 at 5:15 PM - October 9 at 7:00 PM

Global Environmental History Month

Welcome to this year's Global Environmental History Month! During one month CEMUS arranges a series of open lectures within the field of environmental history. Through various lectures different topics and perspectives within environmental history is highlighted. Some of the lectures are arranged in collaboration with the Department of History at Uppsala university and all lectures are free and open to everyone. Please note that some lectures are in English and others in Swedish.

September 25 at 3:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Jason J. Czarnezki - States as market participants in the U.S and EU? Public purchasing and the environment

This project analyzes U.S. law in comparison to EU law, and discusses the ability of public institutions to make environmental demands when purchasing products, with local food purchasing providing an example in the United States of a geographic restriction that both implicates economic protectionism and may lead to environmental benefits. Should public authorities be allowed to make environmental demands when acting on the market; the same type of choice allowed by the individual consumer?

September 25 at 3:15 PM

The Post-Soviet Historiography of Russian Philosophy: Assumptions and Challenges

Since the Second World War, the 'history of Russian philosophy' has been one of the subjects of the 'philosophical disciplines'(filosofskie nauki) in Russian (or Soviet) academic institutions.

September 27 at 2:15 PM

Nabokov's Gogol: On 'the Primitive and Banal Mentality of Enforced Politics'

September 27 at 3:15 PM

International humanitarian fieldwork for the ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross is an international organisation with a clear mandate: assisting people who are suffering from the consequences of conflict. Working in such an environment has become more and more complex and today we require a high level of professionalism in many different fields, from business administrators to water treatment engineers, from delegates speaking "exotic" languages to highly qualified logisticians. Our goal is to give you more of an insight into what working in the field is really like and what it takes to actually have a career at the ICRC. If you want to know how you can make a difference, come and meet Markus Dolder, Responsible of HR Promotion at ICRC.

September 27 at 3:30 PM

Higgs Fest Symposium at Uppsala Castle

The 27 September, Uppsala University is organising a Higgs Fest Symposium at Uppsala Castle to celebrate the discovery of the Higgs particle - open to all!


October 1 at 9:30 AM

Reunification, research and higher education: the reorganization of the German university system after the fall of the Berlin Wall

What did - and did not - happen with the German universities as a consequence of the Second World War and the reunification forty-five years later?

October 1

Reunification and Science: The Reorganization of the German university system after Die Wende.

After the fall of the Berlin wall the integration of institutes for higher education and learning in the former DDR became a delicate task, which can be described in more than one language-game.

October 1 at 1:15 PM

CV and Cover letter

Tips and ideas on how to write your CV and cover letter. Seminar held by career councellors at Uppsala University.

October 2 at 3:15 PM

Writing across Languages: Translation and Diaspora

An activity that in itself presupposes border-crossing, translation acquires a more complex nature when placed within a foreign cultural environment. Focusing on the works of contemporary poets of Russian origin who live and work in the United States, this lecture will pose broader questions of translation and self-definitions in the context of Diaspora. I will explore the ways in which contemporary authors that write in Russian and in English, negotiate their linguistic and cultural identities by including translation in their various artistic and editorial projects. I will also highlight some differences between contemporary Russian literary Diaspora, and earlier generations of Russian émigré literature.

October 3 at 9:30 AM

Translation and Transculturality in the Russian Context

There is currently a growing interest in Russia and Eastern Europe as a distinct ?translation zone? of complex historical and social contexts, transcultural and translingual mediations and formative processes. On 3 October 2012, the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies will hold a workhop on literary translation, transculturality and translingual texts in the Russian context.

October 4 at 2:30 PM - October 6

Ambiguities, alterations, alternatives – transforming identities in Nordic literature

Arranged by the network DINO - Diversity in Nordic Literatures Co-organizers: Department of Literature, Center of Gender Research, Hugo Valentin Center and The Queerseminar at Uppsala University. Within this conference, the lectures mentioned below are open to the public. The conference is sponsored by SALT and others. If you wish to participate in the whole conference, please contact: Ann-Sofie Lönngren, no later than September 10.

October 4 at 3:15 PM

The Russian Judicial System in the Perspective of Empirical Sociology of Law

October 4 at 7:00 PM

Paul-André Bempéchat - pianorecital

Paul-André Bempéchat performs compositions by Johannes Brahms, Jean Cras and Franz Shubert. The concert is also a premiere in Sweden for Jean Cras' piano compositions.

October 5 at 4:00 PM

Paul-André Bempéchat föreläser om Jean Cras

Paul-André Bempéchat holds a lecture on the French neoclassicist Jean Cras.

October 6 at 12:00 PM

Paul-André Bempéchat - Master class

Listen to a Master Class where Paul-André Bempéchat schools young talents. Advance reservation is required.

October 9 at 3:15 PM

Ethnic integration and the liberal nation-state: reflections on the Baltic case

This paper arises out of a collaborative workshop on models of ethnic integration in Central and Eastern Europe 1991-2012, which explores the extent to which liberal definitions of nationhood and nationalism can aid our understanding of developments in the region over the past two decades.

October 10 at 2:15 PM

Tjåhkere - a Sámi holy mountain or a creation of colonial fantasies

Tjåhkere - a Sámi holy mountain or a creation of colonial fantasies: Reflections on how to work with decolonizing aspects within the field of history of religion? Discussants: Cecilia Persson och Mattias Gardell

October 11 at 2:00 PM

Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists

Open lecture as part of Uppsala Second Supradisciplinary Feminist TechnoScience Symposium "RE:Mindings - Co-Constituting Indigenous/Academic/Artistic Knowledges and Understandings of 'Land-, Water-, Body-, and Lab-scapes'"

October 11 at 2:00 PM

Indigenous bioscientists: Constituting knowledge across cultures of expertise and tradition.

Thursday seminar at the Centre for Gender Research. Abstract and more information available on the web.

October 12 at 1:15 PM

Decisions Beyond Boundaries: Modeling the Cognitive Processes Underlying Intuition

Public seminar at the Department of Psychology. The seminar will be held in English.

October 12 at 1:15 PM

How do People Reckon with Uncertainty?

Public seminar at the Department of Psychology. The seminar will be held in English.

October 12 at 2:00 PM

Kiruna Space Road and other adventures: Glimpses from my film making and artistry

Liselotte Wajstedt, Sámi artist and film maker : Kiruna Space Road and other adventures: Glimpses from my film making and artistry´. Discussant: Marie Persson

October 16 at 3:15 PM

Policing economic crime in Russia (from 1965 to 1995)

In his presentation, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues will present his book and current issues in the repression of economic crime in Russia.

October 16 at 3:15 PM

Mother in the Rx Generation: Children and Invisible Disability in the Age of neuroscience

The Body/Embodyment-group at the Centre for Gender research welcome all interested to aseminar with associate prof Linda Blum from our sister group at the North Eastern University. Linda will give a talk and discuss part of her project on mothering in an age where the influence of neuroscience is rapidly growing, and in which the prescription of various psychiatric medicines for children steadily increases.

October 17 at 10:15 AM

System identification and control for general anesthesia based on parsimonious Wiener models

Discussion Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Olaf Simanski, Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences and Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany

October 18 at 3:15 PM

Working in Sweden

A presentation and discussion about the future Swedish Job market. We will also introduce the new initiative Working for Change: a yearly conference and job fair in Stockholm, 4-5 December 2012. The aim of the conference is to provide opportunities, to international students and Swedish students with international experience and background, to meet Swedish companies and organisations. The ultimate goal with Working for Change is to offer students the possibility of working in Sweden. The founder of Working for Change Rodrigo Garay will be presenting the future Swedish job market and an invited speaker will present his/he experience in working in Sweden.

October 18 at 3:15 PM

Post-Soviet Defectology: From Past to Future

The lecture is given in Russian.

October 19 at 1:00 PM

CEMUS 20 Year Jubilee

This fall it is 20 years since Uppsala University gave students the possibilty and trust to organize the interdisciplinary and trailblazing course Man and Nature. On Friday 19th we will commemorate this jubilee with a day (and night) of celebrating the history and future of student-run education for sustainable development at CEMUS and Uppsala?s two universities.

October 19 at 6:00 PM

Nat King Cole celebration

Under the direction of Ulf Johansson Werre, Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to Nat King Cole; with the 75 year anniversary since the trio's founding as well as the 60th anniversary of their breakthrough album 'Unforgettable'. 140kr, 90kr for students. Make reservations via or buy tickets at the venue.

October 19 at 6:30 PM - October 20 at 1:00 AM

CEMUS 20 Year Jubilee - Banquet

Over the years, around 300 people have in various degrees and functions been involved in the creation and running of education, research and outreach at CEMUS.

October 20 at 3:00 PM

Autumn concert with The Royal Academic Orchestra

Welcome to an autumn concert with The Royal Academic Orchestra! The 20th of october, The Royal Academic Orchestra is joined by musical director Rei Munakata and will perform suite from Firebird (1919) by Stravinskij, Cuban Overture by Gershwin and Oboe Concerto by Mozart.

October 22 at 10:00 AM

Presentation of the Journal of Baltic Studies

Dr. Terry D. Clark will hold a presentation on the Journal of Baltic Studies at UCRS. This is a great opportunity for all those doing research on Baltic States to get to know this particular journal. Dr. Clark serves as the editor of the Journal of Baltic Studies since 2009.

October 22

Technologies for Diagnostics

We are pleased to invite you to an open symposium and a practical workshop that will be held in Uppsala in October.

October 22 at 3:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion: "Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections"

Right in the midst of the Lithuanian Parliamentary elections, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) arranges it's regular "Perspectives on Elections" roundtable discussion to reflect on the first round of the elections. The first round of the Lithuanian Parliamentary elections takes place on October 14, 2012. The panel is chaired by Li Bennich-Björkman.

October 22 at 6:15 PM

Hans Rausing Lecture 2012

"Bringing the World into the History of Science Circulation and the Construction of Knowledge"

October 23 at 3:15 PM

Married to the empire. Three Governors' wives in Russian America 1829-1864

The seminar will deal with the issue of women and empire focusing on three governors' wives in Russian America.

October 24 - October 26

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Medicine

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the practical workshop "Advanced Techniques in Molecular Medicine" which is jointly organized by the EUFP7 projects BioMaX ( and DiaTools (

October 24 at 2:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Justice and Effectiveness in International Negotiations

Full title: Uppsala Forum Lecture: Daniel Druckman & Cecilia Albin - Are Just Negotiators Needed? Justice and Effectiveness in International Negotiations Are just negotiators more effective than others? International negotiations are an essential tool to tackle global issues and problems. Yet they have faced repeated stalemates or slowed down in a number of areas. While the reasons are many and complex, justice issues are at the heart of the matter in many cases.

October 25 at 3:15 PM

Water, Power and Literature in the early Soviet Fiction

Full title: Water, Power and Literature in the early Soviet Fiction: The case of Kolhida of Konstantin Paustovsky Dr. Rosenholm's seminar at UCRS will present a part of her current research project on fictional depictions of water from the 20th- and 21st-centuries. Her seminar focuses on early water fiction as represented by Konstantin Paustovsky's novel Kolhida from 1934.

October 26 at 1:15 PM

Allmänt seminarium vid institutionen för psykologi

Epigenetic dysregulation - a key to understanding eating disorders? The seminar will be held in english.

October 27 at 1:00 PM

The Coin Cabinet is open on Saturday

The Coin Cabinet is open and offers free guided tours.

October 29 at 1:00 PM - November 4 at 3:00 PM

Autumn fun at the Museum of Evolution - Ice Age

Ice age activities. Mainly for children 6-10 years old. Trail quiz and cave painting: Mon-Fri 1pm-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm. "Come if you dare!": Wed 31 Oct 6pm-9pm. Walk among the dinosaur skeletons in the dark. Dressed up children get a small prize. Bring your own torch! Buss 6 or 7, stop Evolutionsmuseet. Free admission for children, grown-ups 40 kr.

October 30 at 1:00 PM

Making Voters Count: Experimental Evidence of Fraud Reduction in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan

Elections are important because they hold the promise of empowering voters to hold leaders accountable. The sad reality, however, is that voters in many countries are marginalized because of widespread election fraud. Field experiments in three different countries are here used to show that high-quality civil society observers can reduce fraud on election day.

October 30 at 3:00 PM

Donna Haraway gives open lecture

Open lecture by Professor Donna Haraway who is going to talk about "Staying with the Trouble: Recuperating Terrapoliss".

October 31 at 3:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Håvard Hegre - Predicting future armed conflict - can it be done, and to what purpose?

Armed conflict continues to bring suffering to civilian populations in many countries in the world. The global incidence of conflict is declining, however, although some regions continue to see frequent conflicts. Is this decline likely to continue? Is it possible to predict future conflicts?


November 1 at 2:15 PM

Bengal Engineering College in late Nineteenth Century India

Full title: Technological Education in a Colonial Context: Bengal Engineering College in late Nineteenth Century India Development of engineering education in Bengal is a major area of historical research and investigation. It has multifaceted aspects on which our research has mainly focused on. In much of colonial India, Bengal was the core area of all round development especially in the field of education.

November 1 at 3:15 PM

The process of University ranking as a tool for reformation of the Ukrainian higher education

University rankings currently become important factor of academic life all over the world and could be characterized as "reputation race with geo-political implications"(Hazelkorn, 2011).

November 1 at 3:15 PM

How do Enzymes Really Work?

Enzymes are Nature's catalysts, reducing the timescales of the chemical reactions that drive biology from millions of years to fractions of seconds. This tremendous catalytic proficiency is unparalleled in any man-made catalyst, and enzymes have great potential therefore as extracellular catalysts for a whole host of processes, from chemical synthesis to the generation of novel biofuels.

November 6 at 9:30 AM - November 7 at 4:00 PM

Workshop: Coping with poverty in Russia

This workshop which is carried out within the framework of the project "Poverty and Survival Strategies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus", financed by the Swedish Institute, is devoted to the situation in Russia. The workshop aims to create a research network on poverty in Russia.

November 6 at 3:15 PM

Writing a Job Application in English

Are you looking for work abroad or have you been asked for a CV in English from an employer in Sweden? Would you like some advice and tips on how to write your cover letter and CV? Seminar held by Lena From, EURES Adviser, Arbetsförmedlingen.

November 6 at 3:15 PM - November 7 at 5:00 PM

Do we need a new paradigm in Russian studies?

November 6 at 3:15 PM

Fundamental Photocatalysis

This lecture will introduce the invention, development, and status of photocatalysis. The principle of photocatalysis will be described. The lecture will present common semiconductor photocatalysts as well as their modifications. The prospect of photocatalysis will also be touched upon in this lecture.

November 7 at 3:15 PM

Myth and literary imagery of rock and mountain in Early Vedic texts

Mountains and rocks are not only ingredients of some of the most prominent cosmogonic myths in the earliest Vedic text, the Rigveda, they are also integral parts of the Rigveda?s literary imagery. The poetic language of the hymns reflects conflicting notions: on the one hand mountains are described as spaces of protection, nurture and stability, on the other hand they are depicted as unsteady, undependable and treacherous.

November 8 at 3:15 PM

Perspectives on Elections: Georgian Parliamentary Elections

November 9 at 10:00 AM

Political Change in Georgia

On November 9, Christofer Berglund (Department of Government, UU) will present his contribution to the newest edition of the "Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe" dedicated to Georgia. This is a good opportunity for researchers interested in Georgia to familiarise themselves with recent political developments in the country.

November 9 at 1:15 PM

Allmänt seminarium vid institutionen för psykologi

A Design-driven Approach to Design for Body & Emotion. The seminar will be held in swedish.

November 13 at 3:15 PM

Lifting yourself out of poverty: Household strategies for business development in Russia

November 13 at 3:15 PM


As hard as it is to spot, attract and hire the right talent for the company ? as difficult can it be to find the right company for you. How to find the perfect match for you? Going into an employment is like going into a relationship, maybe one of the more important relationships in life. So what are you looking for? How do you know how it is to work for a company? Come and listen to a company which has ?Passion for Talent?. Preregistration required

November 15 at 10:15 AM

Extending Psi-calculi and their Formal Proofs

Abstract: Psi-calculi is a parametric framework for extensions of the pi-calculus, with arbitrary data structures and logical assertions for facts about data. This thesis presents broadcast psi-calculi and higher-order psi-calculi, two extensions of the psi-calculi framework, allowing respectively one-to-many communications and the use of higher-order process descriptions through conditions in the parameterised logic.

November 15 at 1:15 PM


The licentiate thesis present novel methods for measuring fission gas in nuclear fuel rods, based on gamma spectroscopy and gamma tomography.

November 15 at 1:15 PM

Licentiate seminar: Nondestructive Fission Gas Measurements by Means of Gamma Spectroscopy and Gamma Tomography

This licentiate seminar presents novel methods for measuring fission gasses in nuclear fuel by means of gamma spectroscopy and gamma tomography. Reviewer of the thesis is Dr. Guido Ledergerber, KKL, Switzerland Chairman is Prof. Ane Håkansson

November 15 at 3:15 PM

Roundtable discussion:

According to OSCE statement: "The 28 October parliamentary elections were characterised by the lack of a level playing field, caused primarily by the abuse of administrative resources, lack of transparency of campaign and party financing, and lack of balanced media coverage".

November 18 at 11:00 AM

Dinosaur Day: Dinosaurs of the world

Uppsala University has a world class group of researchers on dinosaurs and their relatives. On Sunday November 18th three of these researchers will give talks on all aspects of dinosaurs during Dinosaur Day at the Museum of Evolution. Dinosaur Day is a special day of activities, talks and tours for all ages - entirely in English.

November 20 at 1:15 PM

Simon Lindgren: Conceptualising Digital Activism - A Theoretical Exploration into Disruptive Spaces

The aim of this presentation is to revisit classic cultural theory to bridge the divide between hopeful and skeptical perspectives on digital activism. This discussion is needed since there is a tendency towards polarisation in this field.

November 21 at 3:15 PM

Uppsala Transdisciplinary Seminar in Sustainable Development

The Department of Education and Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development - Cemus, invites you to Uppsala transdisciplinary Seminar in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and SLU.

November 22 at 9:30 AM

Dams, Developments and Discourses in Sudan

This workshop is about archeology and the planned dam projects on the Middle Nile in Sudan. When Southern Sudan became independent, Northern Sudan lost most of its oil income and the use of water has become strategically of utmost importance as Sudan needs to invest in agriculture to meet the future food demands of an increasing population and to develop energy sources. These projects are dependent upon building dams. What is the role of archaeology in the middle of this geopolitical situation?

November 22 at 2:15 PM

Löwdin Lecture

Molecules and light: The story of life,death, and our quest for knowledge

November 22 at 2:15 PM - November 23 at 3:00 PM

Quantum Chemistry Löwdin Lectures

Every second year two prominent scientists are invited to Uppsala to give lectures to stimulate interest in quantum chemistry, both to a broader audience as well as an audience with special knowledge on the subject. This year?s lecturers are Professors A. Krylov and S. Matsika.

November 22 at 3:15 PM

Start your own business!

Have you decided to start a business or are you just curious and want to know more? Drivhuset explains how it works in Sweden - all the way from idea to up-and-running business. NB! Limited seating available. Preregistration required.

November 22 at 3:15 PM

Löwdin Lecture

What molecules do when they get excited

November 22 at 3:15 PM

"So that people start respect us"; The Russian Sami Parliament as a New Institution of Stability in Times of Uncertainty

The seminar discusses the Russian Sami effort to create their own Parliament, like Scandinavian Sami, as a last resort to bring together the contradictory forces of state administration and international influence in order to unite the Sami community and improve its positions in the wider society.

November 23 at 8:15 AM

In joint battle against Infectious Disease and Antibiotic resistance November 23rd, 2012

Addressing one of the most difficult challenges for scientists, healthcare and policymakers. Infectious disease is a rapidly increasing societal and medical problem. The emerging problem of antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to global public health. The situation is aggravated by a substantial decline in the research and development of antibacterial and antiviral agents.

November 23 at 1:00 PM

Dirty and dangerous: The complexity of women's bodies in antiquity.

An afternoon of lectures and discussions about the complexity of women's bodies in Antiquity.

November 23 at 1:15 PM

Allmänt seminarium vid institutionen för psykologi

Unrealistic optimism about unrealistic optimism. The seminar will be held in english.

November 27 at 3:15 PM

Creating high quality education

The role of the University´s Quality Enhancement Framework and Curricular Reviews.

November 27 at 3:15 PM

Politics of Emotions in the Contemporary Russian Orthodox Church

Emotions have an undeniably important component which is socially constructed and historically changeable, although they are often regarded as sublimity of our intimate inner self. Religious emotions are no exception. This presentation examines the canon of expressing emotions in the contemporary Russian Orthodox Church.

November 29 at 3:15 PM

The Illusion of "Democratic" Revolution: Why Orange Was Simply Red and Yellow (But Not Blue)

This presentation uses two unusual surveys taken during and immediately after the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine to examine who participates in urban civic revolutions and how revolution participants differ from those who support revolution but do not participate, who mobilize in support of the incumbent regime, who oppose revolution but do not mobilize, and who remain apathetic in the midst of revolution.


December 3 at 10:00 AM

Webinar: Uppsala University Master Programmes

Welcome to an information session about master studies at Uppsala University. In the audience, live at Uppsala University, are current exchange students. We will have one session at 10 am (Swedish time) and one at 4 pm.

December 3 at 1:15 PM

CV and Cover letter

Tips and ideas on how to write your CV and cover letter. Seminar held by career councellors at Uppsala University.

December 3 at 3:00 PM

Studying Socio-Ecological Systems

Within the general topic Studying Socio-Ecological Systems, our three invited guests will address three topics: Constrained by our Conceptual Baggage (Nadasdy), Walking Forward Together Using Critical Theory (Farrell) and Adaptive Capacity in Comanagement - A Network Approach (van Laerhoven).

December 4 at 3:15 PM

Russia's Legal Order in the 1990s: Theory and Evidence

In this talk, Pär Gustafsson will discuss the role of social status in the Russian markets in the 1990s. This presentation is an aspect of a book project on Russia?s legal order in the 1990s. In particular, Pär examines the use of the commercial courts (arbitrazhnye sudy) in the so-called market transition in the 1990s. In his work, Pär takes methodological individualism as a point of departure; use a softened version of rational choice theory; and seek to explain behavioural puzzles by unpacking the hidden social mechanisms which generate them. For examples of this type of research strategy, see e.g. Hedström & Swedberg (1998), Hedström & Bearman (2011).

December 5 at 9:00 AM

What is language?

The Department of English invites you to a symposium on the topic of "What is Language?" The idea behind the symposium is to invite researchers from all across Uppsala University to give talks on what "language" means to them, from the perspective of their own research fields, in order to promote cross-disciplinary research.

December 7 at 7:00 PM

The Royal Academic Orchestra: An Alpine Symphony

The Royal Academic Orchestra performs R. Strauss' An Alpine Symphony and Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto. Cello: Ulrika Edström Conductor: Stefan Karpe Dec. 7: Gustaf Vasa Church, Stockholm. Dec. 8: Uppsala University's Aula, Uppsala. Tickets: 120kr / 80kr for students.

December 8 at 3:00 PM

The Royal Academic Orchestra: An Alpine Symphony

The Royal Academic Orchestra performs R. Strauss' An Alpine Symphony and Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto. Cello: Ulrika Edström Conductor: Stefan Karpe Dec. 7: Gustav Vasa Church, Stockholm. Dec. 8: Uppsala University's Aula, Uppsala. Tickets: 120kr / 80kr for students.

December 11 at 3:15 PM

Russian Soft Power in Ukraine: Application and Effects

The theme of Ukraine-Russia relations is something of an "elephant in the room" for the Ukrainian policy debate. Nationalist politicians routinely refer to Russia as an imperial power eager to retrieve its former dependent territories. This discourse does seem to capture the new and emerging political reality of the two independent states. This paper draws on Joseph Nye's soft power concept that appears to serve as a convenient tool that helps unpack the confusing web of links that tie together the former metropolis and dependent territory.

December 13 at 10:00 AM

Nobel Lecture in Physics

This year's Nobel Laureates in Physics give a lecture on their research. The audience must be seated 15 minutes before the lecture starts.

December 13 at 10:10 AM

Nobel Lecture in Medicine

This year's Nobel Laureates in Medicine give a lecture on their research. The audience must be seated 15 minutes before the lecture starts.

December 13 at 10:30 AM

Nobel Lecture in Economics

One of this year?s Nobel Laureates in Economics gives a lecture on his research. The audience must be seated 15 minutes before the lecture starts.

December 13 at 10:30 AM

Nobel Lecture in Chemistry

One of this year's Nobel Laureates in Chemistry gives a lecture on his research. The audience must be seated 15 minutes before the lecture starts.

December 17 at 8:30 AM - December 18 at 3:30 PM

Sustainable and Resource-Efficient Materials: A Raw Materials and Recycling Perspective

Europe has put all research efforts related to resource efficiency and critical raw materials high on its agenda. In order to achieve these objectives it is essential to have materials scientists talk to geologists and mineral processing engineers.

December 17 - December 18

Uppsala Forum Conference: Kyrgyzstan beyond "Island of Democracy" and "Failing State"

The conference is organized by Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS)in cooperation with the Central Asia Program of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University. The conference is funded by UCRS and Uppsala Forum on Peace, Democracy and Justice.

December 18 at 3:15 PM

Social Capital and Political Collective Action in Russia

December 18 at 7:00 PM

UUJO - Swinging Christmas

Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra and The Universals presents the annual christmas concert Swinging Christmas under the direction of Ulf Johansson Werre. Price: 150kr / 100kr for students. If you have a UNT-card, 120kr / 80kr for students. Tickets: or

December 21 at 9:15 AM

Efficient Techniques for Detecting and Exploiting Runtime Phases

The licentiate presentation focuses on how to better understand an application's performance and power behavior over time in order to enable software developers to create fast and more power-efficient applications (for longer battery life).



January 1 at 4:00 PM - January 2 at 9:00 PM

New Year's Concert with Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir - A musical adventure

Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir welcomes soloists Sofie Asplund and Calle Lindén. Christer Åsberg will guide through a musical adventure on the 30th anniversary of the New Year's Concert, as usual together with Drottningholms Barockensemble, all under the lead of Stefan Parkman. New Year's Day 16.00 and 2 January 19.30 in the Grand Auditorium, the University Main Building. Tickets via

January 1 at 8:00 PM

New Year's Concert with Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir

Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir, Drottningholm's Baroque Ensemble and soloists perform. Conductor: Stefan Parkman More info soon!

January 15 at 3:15 PM

Normative Power of Europe as Perceived by Russian Scholars and Officials

January 17 at 2:00 PM

War and rape in the democratic Republic of Congo; an ethnographic focus.

January 22 at 3:15 PM

State Violence and Social Governance in the Soviet Union under Stalin, from the 1920s to the 1950s

Much has been written about repression and the use of state violence in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, under the rule of the dictator, Joseph Stalin. At the same time, little has been done to try to understand the violence of that decade within the overall change in the functions and forms of state violence from the 1920s to the mid-1950s.

January 23 at 1:15 PM

The Key Ideas of Geometric Data Analysis

Lecture by Brigitte Le Roux who visits Uppsala University to be awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa during the Winter Conferment Ceremony. Language: English.

January 23 at 3:15 PM

Honorary doctorate lectures at the Faculty of Educational Sciences

Welcome to honorary doctorate lectures at the Faculty for Educational Sciences with honorary Doctors Associate professor Lia Karsten, University of Amsterdam and Professor Brigitte Le Roux, Université René Descartes, Paris.

January 23 at 6:15 PM

Walk out, Walk on - Communities Daring to Live the Future

Open lecture and Semester Kick-off with author, entrepreneur and social activist Deborah Frieze

January 23 at 7:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Pavel Tjikov - How are Russia's critical voices silenced?

Full title: How are Russia's critical voices silenced? A lecture about human rights and a vulnerable civil society. Welcome to a lecture with Pavel Tjikov about the latest developments in Russia, the civil society and the freedom of association. The lecture is organised jointly by Östgruppen för demokrati och politiska rättigheter and Utrikespolitiska föreningen i Uppsala.

January 24 at 10:15 AM

Frank Wilczek: A long view on particle physics

The Faculty for Science and Technology presents the 2013 Honorary Doctor Lecture Thursday 24 January Polhemsalen 10.15 am The Ångstrom Laboratory Professor Frank Wilczek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA "A long view on particle physics" With the discovery of Higgs, particle physics has reached a milestone in confirming the Standard Model of particle physics which combines fundamental interactions into one single theoretical framework.

January 24 at 3:30 PM

Fighting Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt. Health, Suffering and Politics

In 2008 Egypt outlawed the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), but the ban has had little effect and the practice is still rife. Figures suggest that more than 90% of the women have been subject to FGM. It exposes women to physical and psychological pain, and problems with sexuality.

January 29 at 3:15 PM

Writing a Job Application in English

Are you looking for work abroad or have you been asked for a CV in English from an employer in Sweden? Would you like some advice and tips on how to write your cover letter and CV? Seminar held by Lena From, EURES Adviser, Arbetsförmedlingen. NB! Limited seating available. Preregistration required.

January 29 at 3:15 PM

Contestations over History and Church-State Relations in Russia

The seminar will discuss the paper entitled "Contestations over History and State-Church Relations in Russia." The paper intends to investigate whether there is a 'meeting of the minds' - a kind of true 'symphony' in church-state relations - as far as their respective views on history are concerned.

January 30 at 4:15 PM

2013 Fulbright Lecture

This year´s Fulbright Distinguished Professor in American Studies, Susan Hegeman from the University of Florida, will give the annual Fulbright lecture on the topic "Casinos, Slow Food, and the Occupy Movement: Indigenous People and the Global Imagination."

January 31 at 10:15 AM

Becoming (Post)Human: Crip theory - Gender studies - Animals

Workshop at the Centre for gender research, Uppsala University

January 31 at 3:15 PM

Book launch "The Political Economy of Conflict in Eurasia"

In "The Political Economy of Conflict in Eurasia", the extensive debate on the economic aspects of civil wars and organized crime is revisited and critically re-examined. Specifically, the book analyzes not only how the political economy of conflict impacts conflict on-set and duration, but also how it creates lasting legacies for the post-conflict society and its governing institutions.


February 4 at 1:15 PM

Extremism in Latvia: New Perspectives and Recent Trends

The presentation will offer an overview of different types of political extremism that have become an increasingly normalised part of politics in Latvia, particularly since the economic crisis hit this Baltic country hard in 2008.

February 5 at 10:15 AM

Carbon Electronics: From Fundamentals to Practice

This lecture will specifically focus on emerging electronics based on two major polymorphic nanostructures of carbon, namely carbon nanotubes and graphene. I will start with a brief overview of the very advanced silicon CMOS technology. From there, I will motivate why carbon nanotubes and graphene have attracted so much attention in the research and application communities by introducing the relevant properties. Thereafter, I will describe potential applications as well as practical issues pertaining to the synthesis and manipulation of carbon nanotubes and graphene.

February 6 - May 23

Uppsala Forum Workshop: Publish, Perish or Simply Persist? Workshop in Academic Publishing

Uppsala Forum will offer a series of lectures and workshops for doctoral candidates and post docs in the art of publishing in an academic context. The series will run during spring 2013 and will follow the publishing process from start to finish. We will arrange full-day writing workshops lead by experts in the field of academic writing, and you will receive individual feedback on your manuscripts. If you're interested please contact Frida Björklund (

February 7 at 1:00 PM

Lunch meeting for alumni in London

We invite you to an informative lunch meeting the 7 February from 13.00 to 16.00 at the Swedish Embassy in London. We will serve a light lunch and representatives of Uppsala University will give information about the Alumni Network and the University's fundraising activities.

February 7 at 3:15 PM

Entering the Swedish job market - possibilities and requirements for non EU-citizens to get a work permit in Sweden

Information from the Swedish Migration Board.

February 7 at 6:30 PM

Trade or Aid? An attempt to provide a fact-based view of today's Africa

During this unique lecture Professor Hans Rosling will seek to address the following questions: * How fast is the progress in Africa and how well is the progress measured? * How does the progress differ between and within countries? * Is it true that the population in Africa will double until 2050? Come and listen to Hans Rosling's lecture in the Grand Auditorium.

February 11 at 2:15 PM

Before the actors said a word: Platonios and the nature of Old Comedy

Keith Sidwell, author of "Reading Medieval Latin" and "Aristophanes the Democrat: The Politics of Satirical Comedy during the Peloponnesian War" and translator of Lukiano's ("Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches") lectures on comedy and politics.

February 12 at 2:15 PM

'A nation once again?' Irish Neo-Latin Epic and Classical Political Ideas

Keith Sidwell, author of "Reading Medieval Latin" and "Aristophanes the Democrat: The Politics of Satirical Comedy during the Peloponnesian War" and translator of Lukiano's ("Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches") lectures on comedy and politics.

February 12 at 3:15 PM

Demokrati och Ryssland

Pr. Elena Namli (UCRS) inleder med en reflektion över hur olika politiska erfarenheter från Ryssland utmanar vår förståelse av demokrati. Pr. Sverker Gustavsson (Statsvetenskapliga institutionen) ger en respons med särskild fokus på frågan om legitim politisk opposition.

February 13 at 1:15 PM

'A Man for All Seasons?' Xenophon in the Early Modern Perdiod

Noreen Humble, editor of "Plutarch's Lives: Parallelism and Purpose", lectures on Xenophon's reception during the renaissance.

February 14 at 10:15 AM

Ukraine and the European Union: facts and perspectives

Despite the mutually declared will of "gradual economic integration and political cooperation", the prospects of the relations between Ukraine and EU remain unclear. Such situation is due not only to the current internal situation in Ukraine (Tymoshenko case), but also to important differences of interests between the member states, Ukraine and Russia. While some EU countries support Ukraine membership aspirations, several other prefer it to stay at the peripheries of Europe. Russia largely shares this opinion. The Ukraine would like to develop close ties both with the Russian Federation and the EU, but this proves more and more difficult.

February 14 at 2:00 PM

Doing gender during the South African transformation process or issues of democratizing heritage.

February 14 at 2:00 PM

Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures

Welcome to the 2013 Celsius-Linné lectures at Uppsala University. 14.00 Celsius lecture: The Challenge of Future High-Performance Computing 15.30 Linneaus lecture: Molecular Cell Biology via Bio-Image Informatics The lectures will be broadcast live on the web.

February 14 at 3:15 PM

Ukraine versus Russia. The study of dependence

The peculiarity of relations between Russia and Ukraine stems from their common post-Soviet heritage and their position in the CIS region. However their specificity can be analysed through the IR concept of dependence. Ukraine largely depends on Russia in six major areas, such as the political system, economy, security and defense, society, culture and foreign policy. This dependence largely impedes the internal transformation of Ukraine and the development of cooperation with EU and NATO, while it contributes to the preservation of ties with Russia.

February 19 at 10:15 AM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Paul Johnston - Europe´s Future: A UK View

Uppsala Forum for Democracy, Peace and Justice warmly welcomes you to a very timely talk on the EU and UK by Ambassador Paul Johnston, to be followed by a Q & A session.

February 19 at 3:15 PM

Stuck with Europe? The Nature of Russia's Economic Ties with Europe and the Implications for Russian Policies

The talk provides an overview of the partner-composition of Russia's merchandise trade and investment flows, and of Russian usage of European tax havens and financial and legal services, as well as links involving residence and education. In what ways, over what likely time-periods and at what cost might Russia re-orient its economy to its CIS and Asian partners?

February 21 at 3:15 PM

Soviet Internal Communication in Cipher Between the Embassy in Stockholm and the NKID/MID 1944-47

In 2012 Dr. Johan Matz was granted access to classified diplomatic cables in cipher exchanged between the Soviet Embassy in Stockholm and the Soviet Foreign Ministry for the years 1944-47. In the present seminar Dr. Matz will present some of his main findings pertaining to the Swedish-Soviet dialogue on the case of Raoul Wallenberg and discuss some technical aspects of the Soviet internal diplomatic communication.

February 22 at 10:15 AM

Exploring Physics Education Using a Social Semiotic Perspective: the Critical Role of Semiotic Resources

February 22 at 1:15 PM

Unrealistic optimism about unrealistic optimism

Public seminar at the Department of Psychology. The seminar will be held in English.

February 26 at 1:15 PM

CV and Cover Letter

Tips and ideas on how to write your CV and cover letter. Seminar held by career councellors at Uppsala University.

February 27 at 10:00 AM

Complex System Workshop

This workshop is a joint effort between the departments of Archaeology and Ancient History and Social and Economic Geography. The workshop will function as an introduction of a seminar series dedicated to the analysis of complex social and natural systems, aimed at researchers interested in interdisciplinary science, landscape perspectives and GIS methodology.

February 28 at 2:00 PM

Gender Stereotypes in Physics: the Estonian Case

February 28 at 3:15 PM

Georgian-Abkhaz Relations in the Post-Stalinist Era

The paper concerns experiences of Georgia with its national minorities during the Soviet period. In particular the paper focuses on the development of the Georgian-Abkhaz relations after Stalin's death.


March 1 at 10:30 AM

Uppsala Forum Workshop: Racializing the Begging Debate in Northern Europe

THEMATIC WORKSHOP "Racializing the Begging Debate in Northern Europe: Romani Migration, Antiziganism, and Challenges to Freedom of Movement in the EU/EEA" The workshop will be in the form of an extended panel discussion. Each of the panellists will make a brief presentation on an aspect related to the general workshop theme, with debates and discussion open to all interested participants. No prior registration is required. The workshop is organised jointly by: Uppsala Forum, the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS), and the UACES Collaborative Research Network "Romanis in Europe". For information and questions, please contact

March 4 at 3:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Trusting the Enemy: Confidence in the State among Ex-Combatants

War-torn societies are often racked with generalized distrust, both among citizens and between citizens and the state. Even long after conflict ends, former combatants who participated in violence and challenged the state's monopoly on the legitimate use of force may have an especially unsettled relationship with the state. After demobilization, their potential relapse into armed struggle is thought to pose a severe risk to security and stability. What factors determine ex-combatants' degree of trust in the state after their demobilization?

March 5 at 1:15 PM

Agency and Philosophy in the Early Upanisads

The lecture illuminates some of the ways that agency is conceptualized in the Brihadaranyaka upanishad

March 5 at 3:15 PM

Putevoditel' po proshlomu: Literary Depictions of Soviet Childhoods by Grishkovets and Klinau

This presentation compares two examples of recent autobiographical works in Russian which look back in various ways on childhood in the Soviet Union: Reki by Evgeny Grishkovets (2009) and Putevoditel' po gorodu solntsa by Artur Klinau (2006). The analysis will focus on how the naïve perspective of a child growing up in the Soviet Union is conveyed through the retrospective narrative of an adult living in the post-Soviet era. In particular, it will examine the ironic effects of elements of the travel genre and the significance of rivers as metaphors for memory and forgetting, arguing that these aspects of the texts offer reflections on the broader themes of Soviet history and post-Soviet memory.

March 5 at 3:15 PM

Mahatma Gandhi and Zionism:

The lecture will focus on Gandhi's attitude towards Nazism as a doctrine and present Gandhi's moralism, which is the basis of his reflection on the kind of action Jews of Europe should take in an extremely vulnerable situation.

March 6 at 3:15 PM

How to succeed in science ? maximize your PhD

Are you planning to apply for a position as a PhD-student? Do you want help with your career choices and information regarding your rights as a Doctoral Candidate? Erik Allard and Johan Runesson from Naturvetarna (The Swedish association of Scientists) will share our knowledge with you and give you an insight to what to think about before you apply, when you are offered the position and how to make the most of your time as a PhD-student!

March 8 at 9:30 AM

Frontiers in diagnostics of lymphoproliferative disorders

Both Swedish and international speakers will give presentations at the symposium, which is given as a tribute to Professor Christer Sundström?s lifetime achievements in hematopathology.

March 8 at 1:15 PM

Licentiate Seminar in Engineering Science with Specialization in Electricity

Respondent: Senad Apelfröjd
Title: Electrical System for a Variable Speed Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Time: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 13.15
Place: Polhemsalen, the Ångström Laboratory
Opponent: Dr. Mats Ekberg
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Eriksson

March 12 at 3:15 PM

Latvia's National Communism Crisis Reconsidered

Geoffrey Swain's recent research on the Latvian Komsomol during the last years of Stalin's rule suggested that, between 1949 and 1951 there was a brief flowering of what might be called "national communism before national communism".

March 14 at 4:00 PM

African Local Knowledge: Livestock Diseases and Treatments in South Africa

March 15 at 7:00 PM

Anime - The Concert (Uppsala)

Uppsala University, The Royal Academic Orchestra and David Westerlund presents Anime The Concert! The concert is a tribute to the music from the greatest Anime-series of all time. The music itself is a mixture of eastern and western harmonies with influences from video game music, but leans more towards film music. Young anime fans have grown up with shows like Pokémon and Sailor Moon, while the older audience have watched shows like Dragon Ball and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

March 16 at 7:30 PM

Anime - The Concert (Stockholm)

Uppsala University, The Royal Academic Orchestra and David Westerlund presents Anime The Concert! The concert is a tribute to the music from the greatest Anime-series of all time. The music itself is a mixture of eastern and western harmonies with influences from video game music, but leans more towards film music. Young anime fans have grown up with shows like Pokémon and Sailor Moon, while the older audience have watched shows like Dragon Ball and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

March 19 at 10:00 AM - March 20 at 12:00 PM

One Health - Cooperation and Vision

One Health. 4th Scientific meeting for physicians, veterinaries, ecologists and others interested in cross-disciplinary research and work in the field of One Health.

March 19 at 3:00 PM

Meet the Irish author Dermot Bolger

Leading Irish poet - dramatist - novelist Dermot Bolger from Dublin visits Uppsala University as part of the Uppsala-Dublin Literary Week. Dermot Bolger will talk about his work and read some poetry.

March 19 at 3:15 PM

How many 'Russias': regional inequalities and spatial concentration of civil protests Seminarium

Today, with Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and few resource-rich regions dominating Russian economic and political life, the disparities between the Russian regions have reached the point when researchers stress existence and significance of three or four economically and politically distinctive parts of Russia.

March 20 at 3:15 PM

What about the Swedish IT-industry?

What type of Microsoft competencies are demanded by the consulting market? What is demanded outside the Microsoft platform like Java and front-end? Come and listen to Valentino Berti, CEO of MSEmploy and Piotr Kundu, CEO of BeeMobile. Recruiters with long and impressive experience of the IT-industry.

March 21 at 9:00 AM - March 22 at 6:30 PM

Uppsala Forum Conference: "European Citizenship: Twenty Years On"

Has EU citizenship lived up to expectations? What are the problems facing citizens today and how can they be resolved in the best way? What challenges lie ahead? These are some of the questions that the conference deals with. The aim is to assess how EU citizenship has evolved over the last 20 years, based on a hypothesis of what citizenship means. It can be viewed in opposition to the exclusion in different forms: political, social and legal.

March 21 at 1:00 PM

Women and Trauma After War

Ingår i TRAST:s seminarieserie (Trauma och sekundär traumatisering)

March 22 at 1:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Challenges to India's High and Sustainable Growth

Forming the 'I' in the BRICS group of nations, India plays an important role in the leadership of the emerging markets and the developing nations.

March 25 at 3:15 PM

'World Literature' in the Soviet Union: Ideology and Philosophy of Culture (1917-1985)

March 26 at 8:15 AM

SciLifeLab Day

SciLifeLab Uppsala has a tradition of biannual meetings. We welcome anyone working in the field of life science who wants to learn more about SciLifeLab and the research presented during the day. For further information and registration, please visit

March 26 at 2:15 PM

CV and Cover Letter

Tips and ideas on how to write your CV and cover letter. Seminar held by career councellors at Uppsala University

March 26 at 3:15 PM

Translation: linguistic and social problem. (in Russian)

The seminar is held in Russian.

March 27 at 1:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Three Problems of Intergenerational Justice

Considerations of fairness between generations raise a range of profound challenges for contemporary theories of justice, rights and obligations. Such considerations, as John Rawls famnously argued, must be incorporated into any theory of justice in order for it to be viewed as comploete and yet doing to subjects traditional conceptions of distributive justice 'to severe if not impossible tests.'

March 27 at 5:00 PM

Perpetrators, Passive and Active Bystanders in Mass Violence

11th Annual Lecture to the Memory of Hugo Valentin Professor Staub will speak about how group related violence and genocide usually start in critical social conditions and certain cultural contexts. He will discuss the dynamics of violence, the emergence of both perpetrators and passive bystanders, and also individuals that he calls active bystanders, who resist violence or endanger themselves to save the lives of others.


April 4 at 3:15 PM

Twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of Czechoslovakia: assessing two distinct transformations

January 1, 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the peaceful dissolution of the Czecho-Slovak Federal Republic, commonly referred to as "Velvet Divorce". To mark the 20th anniversary, UCRS will hold a seminar given by Prof. Jan Rychlik (Charles University, Prague). Prof. Rychlik will be looking at the different paths pursued by the Czech and Slovak Republics after the dissolution and how the relations between the two republics developed over time.

April 8 at 9:15 AM

7th Uppsala Forum Workshop on Global Climate Change

Full title: 7th Uppsala Forum Workshop on Global Climate Change: Reconsidering Mitigation and Adaptation at the Crossroads Global climate change poses significant risks to the health, wealth and security of existing and future generations. Although some regions will escape discrete climate impacts, such as extreme weather events, and others may benefit from the localised effects of rising global temperature and sea-levels if they remain modest, the aggregate impact will almost certainly be adverse, with members of future generations and developing countries being worst affected.

April 9 at 3:15 PM

Gazprom's three new challenges

Recent challenges to Gazprom's business model Gazprom is the largest gas company in the world. It has been dominating the European gas market for decades. Relatively recent changes, in particular the shale gas revolution, have redrawn the international gas market. These challenges present a significant challenge to the traditional business model used by Gazprom.

April 9 at 3:15 PM

Start your own business!

Have you decided to start a business or are you just curious and want to know more? Drivhuset explains how it works in Sweden - all the way from idea to up-and-running business.

April 9 at 7:15 PM

"Clothed in Immense Power". Lincoln, Slavery, and the Obama Era.

This is a panel discussion with Steven Spielberg´s successful film "Lincoln" (2012) as its point of departure. Several experts on American literature, history, and culture will talk about slavery, president Lincoln, and race relations in the U.S. Excerpts from interviews with the director and the screenplay writer Tony Kushner will be shown. There will be ample time for audience questions and discussion.

April 11 at 8:15 AM - April 12 at 7:00 PM

New Carvaggio - International Conference April 11-12 2013

In April 2013 two international conferences on Caravaggio will take place in Uppsala, Sweden and Rome, Italy, in cooperation. The first conference will be organized in Uppsala 11-12 April by Uppsala University and the Newman Institute, the second conference in Rome 15-16 April by Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Roma.

April 11 at 3:15 PM

Ikonmaleriet som kultur- og sivilisasjonskritisk prosjekt

I kontekst av Pavel Florenskijs (1882-1937) tolkning er ikonmaleriets «omvendte perspektiv» et visuelt symbol, som skulle markere forskjellen mellom orient og oksident - Russland og Vesten. Som begrep derimot er «omvendt perspektiv» en anakronistisk neologisme. Målet med foredraget er å kartlegge de mediehistoriske kildene til at perspektiv - som visuell form - kunne bli tema for en russisk identitetsdiskurs.

April 15 at 12:00 PM - May 29 at 6:00 PM

Uppsala Sustainability Month

In April-May, 2013, we launch the third annual Uppsala Sustainability Month with the aim of inspiring conversations, learning and projects for sustainable development.

April 16 at 3:15 PM

Rejection of Modernity in the Russian Philosophy of the 19th century

The seminar is based on the paper dealing with Vladimir Soloviev's late period and specifically contradictions between his liberal political views and his philosophical rejection of Modernity. Dr. Mezhuev will present philosophical works from Vladimir Soloviev's late period (1892-1900) as various elements of a whole yet uncompleted intellectual project. NB! The seminar will be held in RUSSIAN.

April 18 at 10:15 AM

The Teaching Standards Framework - a tool for enhancing practices in learning and teaching

This seminar is part of a series of seminars focussing on university wide issues related to the quality of research, teaching and learning. Deans, directors of studies, program co-ordinators, educational developers and anyone interested in the topic is welcome. No pre-registration is required.

April 18 at 3:15 PM

Renewable energy: a technology to overcome poverty?

Energy poverty among rural Roma communities in Hungary in the light of a rural development project Romavirka.

April 18 at 3:15 PM

Claude Ake Memorial Lecture

Oil in Uganda: A Blessing in Disguise or an all too Familiar Curse?

April 19 at 10:15 AM

Uppsala Forum Lectue: Sharing the Costs of Rainforest Protection

If dangerous climate change is to be avoided, it is very important that carbon sinks such as tropical rainforests are protected. Those rainforests deliver massive benefits to humankind, of which the ability to absorb greenhouse gases is only one. But protecting them has costs. Importantly, as well as the direct costs of protecting them from various threats, these can include opportunity costs: the potential economic benefits which those who currently control rainforests have to give up when they are protected.

April 22 at 12:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Environmental Quality Standards in the United States

How are environmental quality standards created, implemented and enforced in the United States? The Clean Air Act calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set the acceptable ambient levels of pollution through the national ambient air quality standards, while leaving it to the states to decide how to obtain those pollution levels.

April 22 at 6:15 PM

Can you grasp it? A prototyping workshop

Expand your practical knowledge about prototyping and get some experience in physical prototyping for a real world application in the field of haptics research. Register for the event by sending an e-mail to before 22 April.

April 23 at 3:15 PM

A Perfect Match CANCELLED

Going into an employment is like going into a relationship, maybe one of the more important relationships in life. What are you looking for? How will you find your perfect match? Come and take part in an interactive seminar with a company which has ?Passion for Talent?.

April 23 at 3:15 PM

The Ambiguity of 'Bildung' in the Third Reich

Seminar with Pof. Anne C. Nagel.

April 23 at 4:30 PM

'We got the story of America': The quest for national identity in contemporary mixed-race memoirs

This talk will focus on the particular narrative form the quest for a new and inclusive 'American' identity has taken on, the memoir of the search. In this type of text, the investigation of one's family heritage is central to the narrators' ways of negotiating a 'national' belonging in the face of the meaning of race in America. It will highlight the inscription of a 'mixed-race past' onto the existing national narratives of America's becoming and the formation of a new national identity that includes racial transgression at its very center.

April 24 at 1:15 PM

Water: the challenging interface between scientific understanding and policy

A lecture on large-scale, environmental problems that threaten both the availability and quality of water resources worldwide. What role does science have in addressing these problems?

April 24 at 3:00 PM

'An abandoned factory, Detroit': Explorations at the new frontier

Using the example of the Packard Plant - a famous automotive plant, luxurious in its architectural design, impressive in its sheer size; and abandoned since the late 1950s - his talk will address the contemporary media representations of Detroit, always bearing in mind the idea of the new frontier. If the Packard Plant is located at this new frontier, then who are the frontiersmen? And what happens at the new frontier, what is being shaped, formed, and invented? What does this say about Detroit's past, present and future, as well as about urban America at large?

April 24 at 7:00 PM

Gershwin on Guitar

Gershwin in Big Band format.

April 26 at 11:15 AM

Counterinsurgency by Other Names: Complicating Humanitarian Applied Anthropology in Current, Former, and Future Warzones

April 26 at 1:30 PM

The Durability of Engagements

April 27 at 11:30 AM

The anthropology of policy processes: making sense of the Bangladesh health and education 'reality check' initiative


May 1 at 11:00 AM

Season première: The Linnaean Gardens

Spring flowers in the Linnaeus Garden and at Linnaeus' Hammarby. The Botanical Garden opens the gates toward the Castle and Carolina Rediviva for the summer. The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum is open Tue-Sun 11.00-17.00, Linnaeus' Hammarby Fri-Sun 11.00-17.00, The Botanical Garden all days 7.00-21.00.

May 2 at 10:15 AM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Civil Society and the Financial Crisis: What is Not Happening and Why?

Why have commercial financial flows - as a major force in contemporary society with a number of significant problematic consequences - attracted relatively little effective public-interest response from civil society?

May 2 at 2:15 PM

Uppsala Forum Workshop: Democratising Global Studies? A Methodology Workshop

Global studies tend, paradoxically, to be not very global. Research agendas, designs and executions regarding global affairs generally rest on quite narrow bases.

May 4 at 6:00 PM - May 5 at 4:00 PM

Deep River - Songs of Freedom

Saturday 4 May, Lena kyrka. Sunday 5 May, Altuna kyrka. Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkör, Karin Ingebäck, soprano, Gudmund Frenskar, organ, Stefan Parkman, conductor. Fri admission.

May 6 at 10:15 AM

Uppsala Forum Lecture: Gender, Surgery and Science

This talk will draw attention to several medical practices that, over the years, have been found controversial. Recommendations on how to deal with some of these practices have been made decades ago but still draw intense debate.

May 6 at 4:30 PM

Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture

Finland's former president Tarja Halonen will give a lecture in the Grand Auditorium of the University Main Bilding, on the subject Women's Participation in the Sustainable World. We ask that the audience be seated by 16.30.

May 7 at 9:00 AM - May 8 at 5:00 PM

The 4th Annual Uppsala Conference on the Future of Education and Sustainability

Welcome to the fourth annual Uppsala Conference on the Future of Education and Sustainability! This year, the conference focuses on the need and possibility of transforming our universities and communities. We put a special emphasis on the university as a driver of innovative and transformative learning for change - on campus and beyond.

May 7 at 3:15 PM

Writing a Job Application in English

Are you looking for work abroad or have you been asked for a CV in English from an employer in Sweden? Would you like some advice and tips on how to write your cover letter and CV? Seminar held by Lena From, EURES Adviser, Arbetsförmedlingen.

May 7 at 3:15 PM

Daily Life in the Trenches: Diaries of the Red Army's Jewish Soldiers

Diaries remain the most valuable - and the rarest - of the "personal sources" about the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45. This paper, based on published and unpublished diaries, discusses methodological aspects of using such primary - usually previously untapped - sources, which became accessible mainly in the last two decades, following the decline of the Soviet Union and its censorship. It attempts to answer the question of who kept war diaries and why. It also concentrates on the specificities of the hyphened identities, Soviet-Jewish, in the Red Army.

May 9 at 9:00 AM

Researching the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg and other Unresolved Questions Pertaining to the History of the Cold War. Archival Studies and Research Methodology

Although more than twenty years have passed since the breakup of the USSR, the fate of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg remains unresolved. While the archival findings of the officially sanctioned Russian-Swedish Working Group, in operation throughout the 1990's, clarified several details of Wallenberg's tenure in Soviet captivity, the questions of Stalin's motives for arresting him, as well as his ultimate fate remained unanswered.

May 10 at 9:00 AM - May 11 at 5:20 PM

What have we learned from the Soviet archives?

Our understanding of the Soviet experience was greatly enhanced by the so called archival revolution in the 1990s. As the Soviet Union disintegrated, a wealth of primary sources previously closed off to research was suddenly made available.

May 13 at 1:15 PM

Public seminar at the Department of Psychology

Public seminars at the Department of Psychology

May 13 at 6:00 PM

Piero Baglioni - Self assembled systems and gels for the conservation of cultural heritage

New perspectives have been opened by the application of colloids, and in particular of selfassembling systems and nanoparticles, to Conservation, generating a breakthrough in the development of innovative tools for the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage. This contribution is an overview of the most recent methodologies developed in the Conservation field, focusing on amphiphilic systems, and gels.

May 14 at 3:15 PM

Party System Stability in East-Central Europe: New Perspectives

The seminar will focus on Party System Stability in East-Central Europe: New Perspectives and consider party system development during the post-communist period.

May 16 at 10:15 AM

Docent Lecture

The Dept. of Physics and Astronomy invites you to a trial lecture for appointment as a docent entitled "Modern nano-magnetism: Playground for the study of model magnetic systems". The lecture is given in English.
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