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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Call for papers for "Semiotics of hybrid nature" conference

A call for papers for the conference "Semiotics of hybrid natures: Anthropogenic ecosystems, multimodalities, transformed umwelts" (Tartu, Estonia, November 8-10th) has appeared. I am involved as plenary speaker along with Nathalie Blanc and Kati Lindström. Abstract submissions are due May 31st.

PhD project description approved

The final project description of PhD student Joakim Jiri Haaland, whom I am supervising, has been approved by the PhD committee at Faculty of social sciences.

Monday, 23 April 2018

To share experiences on EEA funding info day at UiS

I have agreed to give a brief presentation of my experiences with EEA research funding at University of Stavanger´s upcoming EØS funding info day May 3rd. This concerns my role as Norwegian project leader for the Estonian-Norwegian research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis".

Lunch meeting with department PhD scholars

Today - accompanied by my youngest son, who is not quite in shape today - I met with PhD students at Department of social studies as part of their "sofaforelesning" (couch lecture) series involving faculty.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Program area "Philosophy and subjectivity" approved; launches May 1st

Yesterday we were notified that University of Stavanger, or more specifically the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciencesm has approved the establishment of the program area for research "Filosofi og subjektivitet" [Philosophy and subjectivity], with me among the core members. The program area is officially established May 1st and for now runs until December 31st.

JCSW special issue meeting

Today I have attended a meeting on a special issue of Journal of Comparative Social Work which will soon be announced, with fellow guest-editors, the Editor-in-Chief, and administrative staff.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Meeting on research methods teaching

Today I have, along with several colleagues, attended a department meeting on research methods teaching in the bachelor degrees at Department of social studies.