Today I stopped by at the MFAMILY goodbye party at University of Stavanger along with my wife and three kids.
Friday, 25 May 2018
Today I have taught by moderating for 5 hours during our field visit summary in the "Welfare state and welfare policy" MA class, along with my colleague Svein Tuastad.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Today I moderated a further 5 hours of discussion and interviews with politicians and policy makers at Stavanger City Hall with the MFAMILY class.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Carlo Brentari has established a "project" on Jakob von Uexküll on ResearchGate, with me among the collaborators. I have added13 publications to the project.
Today I moderated another 3 hours of dialogue and interview with politicians at Stavanger City Hall with the MFAMILY class.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Today I have moderated three hours of appointment with politicians at Stavanger City Hall involving international MFAMILY Erasmus Mundus students taking the course "Welfare state and welfare policy".
Monday, 21 May 2018
A couple of days ago I finished composing the draft of a statement by the Norwegian Council for animal ethics, ahead of the council´s meeting next Thursday. The topic for the statement is tagging of wild animals.
On June 5th at 14.30 to 15.15 I will be presenting the paper "Jakten på det gode liv - pågående endringer i natur- og menneskesyn" during the first gathering of the research network "Jakt i endring", in Oslo.
Friday, 18 May 2018
Today I taught for 3 hours for the MFAMILY MUNDUS class - introduction to field work at Stavanger City Hall next week. Two hours of introduction into the Norwegian political system, followed by an hour of student presentations based on preliminary research on Norwegian parties and social policies.
Today I attended and chaired this autumn´s board meeting in the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS). The main topic was organizational aspects of the upcoming NASS XI conference (a Call For Papers will appear in June).
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
I have arranged travel and then some for two upcoming trips funded by YFF money - one to the Amazonas (through Manaus), and another one, a writing trip, to Tromsø. Both will take place this summer before I go for holiday (at home).
Monday, 14 May 2018
I have agreed to write a book review of Lars Svendsen´s Å forstå dyr [Understanding animals] for Norsk filosofisk tidsskrift - which is now an online only publication.
I am currently in Montreal, Canada - I arrived yesterday - attending the OECD Social Policy Forum: with the theme "Social policy for shared properity: Embracing the future". There´s about 300 people here (scholars and policymakers), including ministers of social policy who will take part in tomorrow´s ministerial meeting.
Friday, 11 May 2018
Today I have composed exam questions for the continuation exam in Philosophy of science and health care ethics.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Here is the call for applications for a posthumanities-themed PhD position at University of Stavanger (see also previous post),
I have agreed to be a member of the evaluation committee for a PhD call related to Network for gender research at University of Stavanger. The PhD position will be working on a posthumanities theme.
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Today I attended a meeting with colleagues that involved evaluation of this Spring´s supervision work in relation to bachelor thesis in child welfare and social work.
Monday, 7 May 2018
Today I took part in a meeting with some colleagues, including two administrative staff, concerning our NORPART application which is due by the end of this month.
Friday, 4 May 2018
The call for papers for no. 1, 2019 of Journal for comparative social work has been announced on the journal homepage. I am guest-editing the special issue "Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries" along with Angela Peña, Sarah Hean and Siv Oltedal.
Thursday, 3 May 2018
Today I have attended (most of) a one-day workshop at UiS on applied phenomenology organised by Sarah Hean and held by Vanessa Heaslip of University of Bournemouth.
I have just presented experience as Norwegian project leader for the Norwegian-Estonian research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis" at University of Stavanger´s EEA funding info day, organised by UiS´ Research and Innovation Department and International office. Some 35-40 people are attending.
See also EMP151 project summery at EEA Grants.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
My first writing trip, to Oxford, is coming to an end - I will be heading home tomorrow morning. I have not done as much as I hoped, but I have nevertheless: Revised a jointly written article (see previous post); started on and developed a disposition for "The case for minimizing anthropogenic mortality in wildlife mortality", found key, updated sources for "Introducing a notion of accumulated GDP", brainstormed about (and hopefully operationalized) a later article on wasted and wasteful growth (GDP growth vs. human development), and cleared my head concerning realistic academic writing plans for the rest of the year.
The last few days I have edited/revised our joint article "The ethics of laying hen genetics", which I now consider to be at a stage of a full, complete draft.