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2017-11-29

Higher Seminar - Wendy Espeland

Seminar - Department of Technology and Social Change
Valuing Universities: How Meida Rankings Change Education Wendy Espeland Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago Rankings express the status of universities as a specific number on a shared metric. This commensuration of quality renders status precise and relative. Each ranked university now bears a specific and public relationship to every other school; is linked to other schools in an explicit status system; and the ascent of one university requires the descent of others. As highly visible symbols of quality, rankings have changed how educators make decisions, allocate resources, and think about themselves and others. For these reasons, they are hard to control. Rankings make obvious a university’s standing and trajectory, with numbers that circulate easily, are enveloped in the authority of science, and seem easy to interpret. How do these new technologies of evaluation shape what goes on inside and around universities? Why are they so controversial? This talk will address these features of rankings and present research on their effects on higher education.
13:15
Location: Lethe, Temahuset
For more info contact Eva Danielsson, e-mail eva.danielsson@liu.se, phone 013-28 21 71.

2017-11-30

Phenomenology, STS and Bodily Donation in Medicine

Seminar - P6: Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity
This week we will discuss Kristin Zeiler's text. Would you like to get access to the text? Please contact programme assistant Lisa Guntram, contact information below.
10:15 - 12:00
Location: Forum, Tema building
For more info see https://liu.se/en/research/p6-body-knowledge-subjectivity, contact Lisa Guntram, e-mail lisa.guntram@liu.se.

2017-12-06

Final seminar - Fredrik Backman

Seminar - TEVS: Technology, Everyday Life, Society
Opponent: Sr.Lektor Peter Stigsson, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Stockholm. Chair: Jenny Palm
10:15
Location: Lethe, Temahuset
For more info see https://liu.se/forskning/teknik-vardag-samhalle-tevs, contact Fredrik Backman, e-mail fredrik.backman@liu.se.

2017-12-07

Text seminar w. Sonja Jerak-Zuiderent

Seminar - P6: Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity
This week we will discuss Sonja Jerak-Zuiderent's text. Would you like to get access to the text? Please contact programme assistant Lisa Guntram, contact information below.
10:15 - 12:00
Location: Forum, Temabuilding, Campus Valla
For more info see https://liu.se/en/research/p6-body-knowledge-subjectivity, contact Lisa Guntram, e-mail lisa.guntram@liu.se.

2017-12-12

Urbergsgruppen and Swedish Environmental Activism

Seminar - Environmental Humanities Forum
Björn Wallsten & Anna Kaijser presents a draft on Swedish environmental activism, focusing on Urbergsgruppen. Urbergsgruppen is an association that works for long-term housekeeping with the Earth's resources and for reducing the extraction of finite raw materials from its crust. The text will be distributed on the seminar maillist - if you wish to sign up to receive weekly updates, please contact Daniel Andersson.
13:15 - 15:00
Location: Faros, TEMA
For more info see https://liu.se/forskning/environmental-humanities, contact Daniel Andersson, e-mail daniel.j.andersson@liu.se, phone +4613-28 58 07.

2017-12-13

Final seminar - Darcy Parks

Seminar - TEVS: Technology, Everyday Life, Society
Opponent: Professor Ulrik Jørgensen, Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions, Aalborg University Copenhagen Chair: Harald Rohracher
13:00 - 15:00
Location: Lethe, Temahuset
For more info see https://liu.se/organisation/liu/tema/temat , contact Fredrik Backman, e-mail fredrik.backman@liu.se.

2017-12-14

Algo-humanic recalibration in counting and accounting

Seminar - P6: Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity
This week we will discuss Lotta Björklund Larsen's text. This paper addresses what we call the algo-humanic recalibration in counting and accounting. Studying the recalibration is a way to understand what aspects are considered when, on the one hand, trusting the results that algorithms produce and, on the other, the decisions when ‘human’, tacit, knowledge takes over. Drawing on two very different empirical fields – quantified self technology and digital samples of taxpayers for audit – we aim to raise the gaze from the empirical specificities to propose more general insights about the practices and processes involved when choosing between results from counting and accounting calculations and the human experience/knowledge. Would you like to get access to the text? Please contact programme assistant Lisa Guntram, contact information below.
10:15 - 12:00
For more info see https://liu.se/en/research/p6-body-knowledge-subjectivity, contact Lisa Guntram, e-mail lisa.guntram@liu.se.

2017-12-19

Planning seminar

Seminar - Environmental Humanities Forum
Planning ahead of next semester. Bring your calendars as well as suggestions for presentations and guests to invite!
13:15 - 15:00
Location: Faros, TEMA
For more info see https://liu.se/forskning/environmental-humanities, contact Daniel Andersson, e-mail daniel.j.andersson@liu.se, phone +4613-28 58 07.

2017-12-21

Menstrual cups, hymens and coronas.

Seminar - P6: Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity
This week we will discuss Ericka Johnson's draft of a chapter that she is working on for her book on "refraction". Would you like to get access to the text? Please contact programme assistant Lisa Guntram, contact information below.
10:15 - 12:00
For more info see https://liu.se/en/research/p6-body-knowledge-subjectivity, contact Lisa Guntram, e-mail lisa.guntram@liu.se.


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