High school anthropology
High school students in Uppsala can study anthropology during their final year. By 2019/20, it was offered for the first time for one class. But due to the subject’s popularity, it is being expanded to two classes for the next academic year.
At Lundellska skolan, a high school in Uppsala, students can take the course Cultural Anthropology. They examine human culture as expressed through themes such as violence, love and magic. During the course, students are also visited by anthropologists from Uppsala University who present some of their research.
The exams are based on practical field studies which allow students to practice participant observation and interviewing. They have participated in everything from football training to rehearsal with black metal bands and witch rituals and have been hanging out with pensioners and roller derby practitioners. One task was to follow an informant between different roles, and to document these roles through photographs. Two informants followed were a nun and a priest, and the pictures were taken as an effort to document their different roles.
Charlotta Widmark in newly published anthology
The book, edited by the departments Charlotta Widmark together with Susanne Carlsson and Henrik Widmark is about urban encounters in Rome and traces both historical and contemporary Rome. The main theme is Heritage and Traces, and is divided into three sub-themes, namely I. Urban identity and Design, II. Space and History, III. Urban Heritage.
Katarina Graffman: Saying and doing are two different things
Katarina Graffman writes in her recently published column under Uppsala University News about her thoughts on people's desire to live more environmentally conscious and sustainable and the opposite of continuing to live unsustainably and consume. "People say one thing, but do something entirely different."
Göran Nygrens dissertation is published as an article by the Swedish National Agency for Education
The Swedish National Agency for Education compiles and disseminates knowledge about the results of research in the field of education. Göran Nygren's dissertation I want good grades: An ethnological study of lower-secondary schools results and lower-secondary school pupils practices has been published as an article by the Swedish National Agency for Education (in swedish): Hemmiljön viktig för elevers studiestrategier
Elisa Maria Lopez on national TV about her dissertation on the Kiruna move
Elisa Maria Lopez defended her dissertation in December Transforming Kiruna – producing space society and legacies of inequality in the swedish ore fields. Her work is being noticed in SVT Nyheter Sámpi (in swedish/english/sami).
Susann Baez Ullberg in podcast about crises and collective memories
Susann Baez Ullberg participated recently in the podcast of the Swedish civil association Folk och Försvar [Society and Defence] to talk about social crises and social memory.
Katarina Graffman develops the supply of skills in the metal industry
The research group KOMPET has received research funding from Vinnova to implement initiatives that strengthen the Swedish metal industry's social sustainability. The department's successful Katarina Graffman is part of the group.
Susann Baez Ullberg in hearing about Covid-19 and the future
Susann Baez Ullberg participated on November 18 in the hearing The future and Covid-19 - How do we live with and handle the virus in 12-24 months?
Katarina Graffman participates in P3 Dystopia
Wherever we turn, we see different advertising messages and the exposure areas increase in line with accuracy. How does advertising affect society - today and in the future?
Susann Baez Ullberg and Framtidsakademin - an open lecture on when the worst has happened
Welcome to an open lecture (in swedish) “When the worst has happened. Memory, oblivion and morality after disasters” with Susann Baez Ullberg, Associate senior lecturer, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University!
Göran Nygrens omtalade forskning
Since his dissertation in June, Nygren and his research have been mentioned in the media frequently.
Katarina Graffman and others: "The climate is not saved with consumer information" (in Swedish)
Despite the lack of scientific support for changing private consumption by informing consumers about the sustainable properties of products, such methods dominate, write Cecilia Solér, Robin Bankel, Katarina Graffman and Jacob Östberg (editorial translation).
Summer School: Anthropology of Development & Social Dynamics
Between Wednesday 15 Sept. and Friday 17 Sept. 2021, the 13th European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics will be hosted by the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, and the Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University.
Parental support crucial for better school performance
Göran Nygren’s dissertation, shows how privileged pupils with a large array of resources at hand benefit from today’s school system and how others are disadvantaged. Nygren has examined how lower-secondary school pupils achieve high grades at schools that also have above average performance.
Seminar: The office of the future - bubbles and people
How can working life put people at the center? How can we avoid polarization? How can we create social sustainability?
Within Almedalen Week, the Stockholm School of Economics is organizing a seminar in swedish where you will meet two researchers who have looked at this.
Inauguration of an international conference
On Wednesday 16 June 2021, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Professor Anders Hagfeldt, inaugurated the International Conference Beyond Crisis and Insecurity: Cultural Creativity, Popular Struggle and Social Change in West Africa.
Mats Utas participates at the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development conference
He is on a research panel with Sweden’s permanent representative to the UN, Anna Karin Engström, and Liberia’s Minister of Finance, Samuel Tweah, among others.
Interview with Susann Baez Ullberg on the Argentinian National Radio
On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the catastrophic flood that hit the city of Santa Fe in Argentina on April 29, 2003, Susann Baez Ullberg was interviewed in live broadcast on the Argentinian National Radio about her research on memory and oblivion after this disaster.
NEW BOOK (in Swedish): Megaprojects: Critical perspectives on large-scale infrastructures
The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) publishes a yearbook in Swedish called Ymer. Gabriella Körling (Stockholm University) and Susann Baez Ullberg at this department are the editor of this year's edition, which deals with megaprojects.
Kritisk etnografi 2020 vol 3 is now released
Susann Baez Ullberg talks in webinar about disaster myths
Symposium with Claudia Merli: Evidence in Virulent Times
Mats Utas talks about the school kidnappings in Nigeria
Plan International Sweden fights for a fair world that strengthens children's rights and girls' equal opportunities. Despite the worldwide involvement of #BringBackOurGirls, armed groups continue to abduct children in Nigeria and its neighbors.
JUST PUBLISHED: Mhola – The Utopia of Peace
Mats Utas om kidnappningarna i Nigeria i SVT Nyheter
How does migration sound? Owe Ronström och Dan Lundberg
New book! How does migration sound? What significance does music have for migrants - and for those who already live in the country? How does music affect integration and community building?
Such issues are discussed by a group of Nordic music ethnologists in the book Sounds of Migration. Out now!
New publication by the Forum for Africa Studies
Uppsala Papers in Africa Studies 6
Ella Johansson about sharing the bill
Time for late applications in African Studies
Courses in African Studies in Spring 2021 will open for late application on 15 December 2020.
Susann Baez Ullberg leads the way to a new research area
Burkina Faso: A well-conducted election
Sten Hagberg writes about the presidential and parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso that were held on Sunday, November 22, 2020.
Premiär för podcasten Graffman & Nordström!
Professor Sten Hagberg on developments in Burkina Faso
Professor Sten Hagberg was interviewed in Global Podd #38 about developments in Burkina Faso. Now he is publishing an analysis about Burkina Faso that might be a democratic model in West Africa.
About 20 minutes into the podcast you can hear Sten.
African studies in English in the spring 2021
Claudia Merli in Anthropology Today
Claudia Merli on ”Gender and Culture in Southern Thailand”, 26 Sept.
Birgitta Meurling in student radio
Sten Hagberg: Rätt avsätta en president?
More about Mali
Sten Hagberg on the coup in Mali
Mats Utas on the situation in Mali
Annika Teppo in Finnish radio
Katarina Graffman in TV4
Heidi Moksnes have passed away
Sten Hagberg in Slovenian radio
Sten Hagberg interviewed by ICLD
kritisk etnografi now as hard copy
Graffman & Kurkiala discuss the crisis
Sanatoriums as a sociocultural arena
Annika Teppo on Sweden's COVID-19-response
New issue of Kritisk Etnografi