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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Google Scholar: 517 citations; 65 in 2020

According to Google Scholar (see my profile) my research has now attracted 517 citations (+5 since November 27th). 65 of these are from 2020 (+4 since November 27th), which means I right now have just as many citations in 2020 as I had in 2019. I had more in 2016 (93) and 2018 (72).

My i10-index remains 20 and my h-index 13.


Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Complaint grading done

Today I have done complaint grading in 4 papers in MEE140 (Philosophy of science and research methods).

#39,5 - 2020 totals: 94 writing days; 84.739 words written

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 900 words written on the Preface of Semiotic agency: Science beyond mechanism, which I co-write with Alexei Sharov as second author. Final number of writing this autumn ends up at 39,5. This is more than the autumn of 2019, when I had 32 writing days. This Spring I had 54,5 writing days. In total in 2020 I thus had 94 writing days (a new record).

I have logged 39.578 words written this autumn, compared with ca. 27.000 words in the autumn of 2019 and 45.161 words this Spring. Year total for 2020: 84.739 words.

Monday, 21 December 2020

#39

Today I have had an article writing day with some 1.400 words written on my Semiotic agency chapter "Human agency and ecology". December is by now the most productive month this autumn in terms of words written, with more than 10.000 words written this month. It is also the month with the highest number of writing days. Overall, the number of article writing days this autumn is up to 39.

Sunday, 20 December 2020

#38

Today I have had half an article writing day with some 300 words written on my Semiotic agency chapter "Human agency and ecology".

Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 38.

Friday, 18 December 2020

#37,5

Today I have had an article writing day mostly devoted to my Semiotic agency chapter "Human agency and ecology", with some 1.200 words written.

Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 37,5.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

2 meetings, a supervision session and a work lunch

Today I have attended my last faculty leadership meeting in my capacity as Vice-Dean of research at University of Stavanger´s Faculty of social sciences, had a joint supervision session with co-supervisor, had a work lunch related to a ph.d. project on the notion of progress, and had a meeting in preparation of my forthcoming job as Head of department at Department of social studies.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

3 meetings

Today I have attended the faculty´s appointments committee meeting - for the last time, a meeting related to research administration, and a meeting related to my forthcoming role as head of department.

#36,5

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to slightly revising my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners" and getting started somewhat on my Semiotic agency chapter "Human agency and ecology". Some 100 words deleted and 200 written.

Total number of article writing days is up to 36,5.

Vacant position as Associate professor of philosophy at Department of social studies, UIS

A 4 and a half year position as Associate professor in philosophy, stepping in for me while I am Head of department, is now vacant. Deadline January 27th.

Call in Norwegian

Call in English

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

#36

Today, mostly this evening, I have had what turned out to be a full article writing day, with some 1.200 words written on my article "Karbonfangst i lys av klimarettferdighet" (Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in light of climate justice), which I have now finished and submitted.

Total number of article writing days is up to 36 so far this autumn.

3 meetings

Today I have attended my last faculty leadership group meeting as Vice-Dean of research, chaired my last meeting as head of the ph.d. committee, and attended a research administration meeting.

Monday, 14 December 2020

#35

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to my Norwegian article on CCS and climate justice, with some 1.900 words written. This is the 3rd most productive day this autumn by that measure. Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 35.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

#34

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to my Norwegian article on CCS and climate justice, with some 1.100 words written. Total number of writing days so far this autumn is up to 34.

Friday, 11 December 2020

#33

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 300 words written on an article in Norwegian on CCS and climate justice.

A meeting, and then some

Yesterday I attended the weekly faculty leadership group meeting.

I also attended a couple of meetings with colleagues of a more informal character.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

#32,5

Today I have had an article writing day and finished my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners", with some 1.100 words written today.

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

4 meetings and flower and photo event

Today I have attended the faculty leadership meeting, received flowers as a thank you for serving as chair of the board of the Centre for gender studies for the last two years, presented and discussed the proposed faculty strategy at a digital staff meeting at Norwegian School of Hotel Management, participated in a research administration meeting and presented and discussed the faculty´s research report for 2019 at the meeting of the board of the Faculty of social sciences.

Monday, 7 December 2020

#31,5

Today I have had half an article day, with some 700 words written on my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners". Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 31,5.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

#31

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 200 words written on my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners".

Friday, 4 December 2020

Recordings of my and other presentations from 20th gathering in biosemiotics

Recordings from the 20th Gathering in biosemiotics are available on YouTube here. My presentation "Introducing a three-dimensional interactive semiotic model of environmental change" was held on day one (November 27th) and starts at 4:31:14 on the recordings from that day.

Biosemiotics 13(3) published; last issue with me as an EiC

Biosemiotics 13(3) has now been published, see table of contents and links to articles here. This is the last issue from my 7-year period as an Editor-in-Chief (currently along with Alexei Sharov and Filip Jaros).

Thursday, 3 December 2020

#30,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 400 words written on my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners", and the literature search completed.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

#30

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my article "Umwelt theory for practitioners", with literature search conducted and some 300 words written. Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 30.

2 meetings

Today I have attended two meetings, the meeting of the facultys appointments committee, and a meeting involving the faculty leadership.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

3 meetings and a work lunch

Today I have attended the faculty leadership group meeting, a faculty staff meeting (via Zoom, attended by some 40 people) on the faculty´s strategy, and a research administration meeting. I have also had a work lunch with a colleague.

Monday, 30 November 2020

A meeting

Today I have attended a research administration meeting, and some informal talks.

#29,5

Today I have had half an article day, with some literature search done for my article "Umwelt theory for practitioners" and planning of writing days in Spring.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Meeting of the editorial board of Biosemiotics chaired

Today, after the conclusion of the 20th Gathering in Biosemiotics, I chaired the annual editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics. The meeting was divided into a first open part and a second closed part for editorial board members only. Some 40 people followed the first half on Zoom, whereas 12 editorial board members followed the second part.

Session chaired at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics

I have just chaired a paper session at the virtual 20th Gathering in Biosemiotics, involving presentations by Miran Bozicevic, Catherine Legg and Prysca Augustin. Some 70 people attended live via Zoom.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Model of environmental interplay and change presented at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics

Today I have presented my paper "Introducing a three-dimensional, interactive semiotic model of environmental change" at the 20th gathering in biosemiotics, which is being held digitally today and throughout the weekend. Some 70 people watched the presentation live via Zoom. The conference is also streamed via YouTube and recorded for later use.

Google scholar: 512 citations; i10-index of 20

According to Google Scholar (cf. my profile) my research has to date generated 512 citations (+7 since November 4th). Of these, 61 are from 2020 (+7 since November 4th). 2020 is now my 4th best year in terms of annual citations. 

My i10-index is now 20 (+1 since November 4th), meaning that 20 of my articles have been cited 10 times or more. My h-index remains 13; meaning that 13 of my papers have been cited at least 13 times.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

One and a half meeting and a guest lecture

Today I have attended the faculty leadership meeting at Faculty of social studies, attended the first half of the meeting of Norway´s Council for animal ethics, and given a guest lecture at Department of early education and sports science (IGIS), in a master course on KRLE. The topic of my guest lecture was "Miljøetikk" (environmental ethics - and more). Some 25 people attended.

All events were digital.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

OECD webinar launching WISE watched

Today I have watched the OECD webinar involving a Virtual high-level roundtable at the occasion of the launch of the OECD Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE). Some 500 people attended the event.

Kristiane Lindland to be new Vice-Dean of Research

Kristiane Marie Fjær Lindland (Associate professor at Department of media and social sciences) will take over as Vice-Dean of Research at the University of Stavanger´s Faculty of social sciences as I step down and am replaced at New Year.

A second Norwegian-Baltic research application rejected; a third (SEMIOPOLIS) submitted

Our second application in the Baltic Research Programme, in the Lithuanian call, was not funded.

A third application in the Baltic Research Programme, in the Latvian call, was submitted in October. The project title is "Semiotic policy analysis facilitating socio-ecological change" (SEMIOPOLIS). In addition to me, Kathrine Skoland and Ingvil Hellstrand are involved in the Norwegian research group. Sergei Kruks is tentative project leader.

Stepping down as Lead Editor-in-Chief of Biosemiotics at New Year

Some time ago I have informed the editorial board of Biosemiotics that at New Year I will be stepping down from the contracted position as lead Editor-in-Chief for. I have served as co-Editor-in-Chief since 2013, since the summer of 2018 as Lead Editor-in-Chief. The reason for me stepping down is that I will start being Head of Department at University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies January 1st (for the period 2021-2024). 

While Filip Jaros will also step down as Editor-in-Chief, Alexei Sharov will continue as Editor-in-Chief, and Yogi Hale Hendlin will start as new lead Editor-in-Chief. Yogi and Alexei are also in process with recruiting Assoctiate Editors, specifically for Asia, Afrika and Latin-America.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Back to work; 3 meetings

Today I am back from my 4-week sick leave following surgery. I have been to campus and attended three meetings; the weekly faculty leadership group meeting, the staff meeting at Department of social studies, and a research administration meeting.

Monday, 23 November 2020

20th gathering in biosemiotics may be followed for free online

The 20th gathering in biosemiotics is held digitally Friday to Sunday this week (November 27-29th, at 1-6.30 p.m.). It can be watched live here. The conference programme is here.

See also: Talk at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics scheduled for live presentation on November 27th 

Interview on wolves on Agder recounted and reprinted in Fædrelandsvennen

In todays regional daily Fædrelandsvennen, there is a recount and reprint of an interview with me that was published 10 years ago, with the heading "Vil gi ulven plass i Agder" (loosely, Wants to let the wolf be in Agder), by journalist Tarald Reinholt Aas.


Sunday, 22 November 2020

#29

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners", with some 1.000 words written. Total number of writing days so far this autumn is up to 29.

Friday, 20 November 2020

#28,5

Today I have had a full article writing day, and finished my parts of the human agency chapter for our book Semiotic agency, with some 2.200 words written. This makes today the most productive day so far this autumn - and november the most productive month this autumn.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

#27,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 600 words written om the human agency chapter for our book Semiotic agency. Total number of writing days so far this autumn is up to 27,5.

IEA webinar(s)

Today I have watched an IEA webinar live online (part of the IEA World Energy Outlook week), "Getting to net zero", with Glen Peters (CICERO) and other presenters. Apparently some 500 people watched the webinar live.

A couple of days ago I watched the Norwegian launch of WEO 2020, organized by Research Council of Norway with participation from IEA.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

#27

Today I have had half an article day, with some 800 words written on the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

#26,5

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency, with some 1.400 words written - the third most written in one day so far this autumn. Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 26,5.

Monday, 16 November 2020

#25,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 600 words written on the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency.

Talk at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics scheduled for live presentation on November 27th

My presentation «Introducing a Three-Dimensional Interactive Semiotic Model of Environmental Change» has been scheduled for oral, live presentation at the 20th gathering in biosemiotics (run from Palacký University, November 27-29th) on Friday 27th of November at 17.20–17.40. 

The all-digital conference program runs from 13 to 18.30 each of the three days.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

#25

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency, with some 600 words written.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

#24,5

Today I have had the first full article writing day since my recent surgery, with some 1.100 words written on the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

#23,5

Today I have had half an article day, with some 400 words written on human agency for our book Semiotic agency (with ca. 400 words deleted after co-author feedback, the net is 0).

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

#23

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 500 words written on my parts of the human agency chapter for our book Semiotic agency. Total number of article writing days this autumn is up to 23.

Monday, 9 November 2020

#22,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 800 words written om my parts of the human agency chapter for Semiotic agency.

Friday, 6 November 2020

#22

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my parts of the human agency chapter of Semiotic agency, with some 300 words written.

Link to video recording of Dyreetikkonferansen 2020, and presentations download

On this page you can watch Dyreetikkonferansen 2020 (in Norwegian), which had the theme "Velferd i isolasjonens tid", and download the presentations (in PDF format). The conference was held digitally on September 24th.

 Program: 

10.00-10.05 – Velkommen Aslak Bonde  

10.05-10.25 –  Krigen mot bakteriene Erik Martiniussen, journalist og forfatter  

10.25 -10.45 – Én helse – smitte uten barrierer Andrea Miller, NINA  

10.45-11.00 – Hvorfor holder vi grisen som vi gjør? Carl Andreas Grøntvedt, fagansvarlig gris Veterinærinstituttet  

11.00-11.15 – Hvorfor holdes de fleste fjørfe inne – når alt håp er ute? Margrethe Brantsæter, Norsk Fjørfelag  

11.15-11.35 – Industrielt husdyrhold – en risiko for dyr og mennesker Siri Martinsen, NOAH  

11.35-11.55 – Spørsmål og diskusjon  

11.55-12.00 – Oppsummering og avslutning

Thursday, 5 November 2020

EiC meeting

Today I have participated in a Zoom meeting with two Editors-in-Chief colleagues (one current and one forthcoming) in Biosemiotics, discussing organizational matters.

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Google Scholar: 505 citations; h-index of 13

According to my Google Scholar profile, my research has by now attracted 505 citations (+18 since August 17th). My h-index is up to 13 (+1 since August 17th). My i10-index remains 19. Citations include 54 from 2020 (+15 since August 17th).

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Adjusted time for guest lecture on environmental ethics at IKS

My guest lecture on environmental ethics at Department of cultural studies and languages (cf. previous post) has been moved to November 26th.

Adjusted conference dates for 20th Gathering in biosemiotics

The 20th gathering in biosemiotics, held digitally, will take place over the days Friday November 27th to Sunday November 29th. The originally planned conference dates were November 24th to 28th. I will speak. The conference is organized by Palacký University in the Czech Republic.

Friday, 30 October 2020

New UIS profile page

Today the University of Stavanger has launched its new webpage. This is my new profile page.

On sick leave

I have been on sick leave since Tuesday October 27th, in preparation of surgery the next day. I will likely stay at the hospital (SUS, Stavanger university hospital) for close to a week. I expect a 4 week sick leave (minimum).

Monday, 26 October 2020

#21,5

Today I had an article writing day, with some 800 words written on my contribution to the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency. Total number of writing days so far this autumn is up to 21,5.

A meeting

Today I attended a work group meeting for Cognitive Lab, which included updates and a decision on steering model.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

#20,5

Today I have had half a writing day or so, with some commenting, planning, and about 200 words written on human agency for our Semiotic agency book.

Friday, 23 October 2020

News story in Khrono about UIS breaking law when hiring new Head of department at Department of social studies

I am indirectly referred to, though not mentioned by name, in the news story "Brøt loven ved ansettelse av instituttleder" (broke the law when head of department was hired") published this afternoon in the Norwegian higher education online newspaper Khrono. The news story refers to the university board´s treatment of the announcement and hiring process, and the fact that the composition of the appointments committee was not in accordance with the Norwegian law concerning gender balance. This was only made clear as the Ministry of Culture replied to a question from the university on September 11th, the day after I was hired. In Spring, I was the only man in the appointments committee, versus four women. In autumn, I withdrew from the appointments committee as I decided to apply for the position as head of department at Department of social studies. After that point the appointments committee consisted of five women, without any male.

The HR director at University of Stavanger stated to the board that the university´s practice will now have to change with regard to gender balance in appointments committees, but that the hiring of me is valid and stands.


To present at fully digital conference 20th Gathering in Biosemiotics

I have registered for the 20th Gathering in biosemiotics, which will be fully digital given the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. At the conference I will present my paper "Introducing a Three-Dimensional Interactive Semiotic Model of Environmental Change".

Ph.d. position in history on progress

I am involved as prospective co-supervisor in a ph.d. project at university of Stavanger´s Department of cultural studies and languages where applications are now called for. Main supervisor will be Tyson Retz. Deadline is November 17th. The call is here.

Excerpts:

The PhD fellow will explore the concept of progress in liberal democracy from the nineteenth century to the present day. The project will be a study that applies historical insight to the discussion of present-day political and environmental challenges. In particular, the project should aim to critically evaluate the conceptions of progress that have generated beliefs in continual growth. The concept of progress has evolved alongside ideas about human and community development, individual self-improvement, evolution, scientific and technological advancement, industrialisation and modernisation, as well as within political ideologies of social reform, piecemeal problem-solving, planning and anti-planning. Progress could be invoked morally in the name of a collective good, pursued through economic planning, or be aligned with freely acting individuals in the market place. In the second half of the twentieth century, largescale rises in material living standards saw progress become a byword for abundance and opportunity. The political rhetoric of progress has been ever-present.        

The PhD fellow will propose a project examining the concept of progress in such or related themes. The project could explore, among numerous possibilities, how commitments to moral improvement underpinned political agendas of social reform. It could explore the concept of progress within discourses of human development, the conceptions of progress that tied together notions of community, welfare and state regulation, or the changing conceptions of moral, scientific and economic progress that had political consequences. Projects situated in the more recent past with a specifically environmental focus could explore the history of the concept of progress in environmental politics and ethics, or the rise of alternative green-growth and de-growth discourses. The intellectual histories of progress’s prophets and critics offer another rich source for generating new understandings of the concept’s role in modern society.


Two meetings and a supervision session

On Wednesday this week I attended the faculty´s leadership meeting, focused mostly on strategy, and a research administration meeting. I also gave a ph.d. supervision session along with a co-supervisor.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Three meetings

Today I have attended three meetings - the faculty leadership group meeting, a meeting related to the ph.d. programme in social sciences, and a planning meeting related to my upcoming sick leave.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Four meetings

Today I have attended four meetings. This includes one on a ph.d. programme in artistic research, a meeting in the ph.d. committe, a research administration meeting, and one more meeting.

Monday, 19 October 2020

#20

Today I have had half an article day, with some plans made for November and some 600 words composed on my parts of the Human agency chapter for Semiotic agency.

Friday, 16 October 2020

BOA

Today I have attended a BOA meeting digitally, working from home.

#19,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 550 words written on our Semiotic agency chapter on human agency.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Two-three meetings

Today I have attended the weekly faculty leadership group meeting, chaired my fourth and last board meeting at Centre for gender studies, and had a video call related to an article I am co-writing.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

#19

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to our human agency chapter, with some 500 words written.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

A meeting

Today I have attended a meeting related to privacy regulations and administration bordering on research administration.

Monday, 12 October 2020

#18,5

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to my contributions to the chapter on human agency in Semiotic agency, with some 900 words written.

A meeting

Today I have attended a meeting related to the ph.d. programme in social sciences.

Annual meeting of national academic council for philosophy attended

Today I have attended the annual meeting - this time held digitally - of Norway´s national academic council for philosophy and history of ideas.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Wolf socialization article outline rejected by Animal Behaviour

A preliminary outline of our article "Socialization of captive wolves (Canis lupus) in zoos improves animal welfare and expands behavioral repertoire" which we submitted to Animal Behaviour a few days ago has been rejected due to the focus of the article on one species only.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Video recording of Dyreetikkonferansen 2020

Video recordings of the Norwegian Animal Ethics Conference 2020, which had the theme "Welfare in the time of isolation", is now available on YouTube (NB: in Norwegian).

Sunday, 4 October 2020

#17,5

Today I have had a final article writing day ahead of my autumn holidays the upcoming week, with some 1.200 words written on my parts of the "Human agency" chapter for our book Semiotic agency (co-written with Alexei Sharov). I have also drafted a cover letter for the article on socialization of wolves which I co-write with Laura Kiiroja.

Number of article days so far this autumn is up to 17,5.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Presentation on Umwelt futurology given in the Biosemiotic Glade

Today I presented my paper "What can be known about future Umwelten?" in the Biosemiotic Glade (an informal, biweekly digital event held in the biosemiotic community), via Zoom. Some 14 people attended the 2-hour event, which included a half hour introduction by me followed by discussion.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

#16,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, and finished drafting my contributions for chapter 2 of Semiotic agency, "Historical Overview of Developments of the Notions of Agency". My contributions amount to close to 5.000 words, of which about 1.000 were written today.

#16

On Tuesday this week, 29th of September, I had half an article writing day, with some 400 words written on the historical overview chapter of our book Semiotic agency. In September, I altogether wrote some 8.700 words. The autumn´s number of writing days is up to 16.

A meeting

Today I have attended the weekly faculty leadership group meeting at Faculty of social sciences. Among other issues, we discussed the faculty and university strategy.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Two meetings and a 50% seminar

Today I have attended another BOA project meeting, and a meeting related to Cognitive lab and Norsk kokebokmuseum. 

I have also participated at the 50% seminar (mid-way evaluation) for Emilie Bryne´s ph.d. project, as opponent. Some 20 people followed the event digitally.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

A meeting

Today I attended the weekly faculty leadership group meeting at Faculty of social sciences. The main topic for discussion was a system for distribution of ph.d.s and post.docs.

Monday, 28 September 2020

#15,5

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my contributions for the historical overview chapter of our book Semiotic agency, with some 700 words written. Number of writing days this autumn is up to 15,5.

Research committee meeting attended; input given to publications assessment guidelines

Today I have attended the research committee (forskningsutvalget) meeting at University of Stavanger. This included giving input to guidelines for the university library´s assessment of scientific publications as part of the Norwegian "publication points" system.

Friday, 25 September 2020

#15

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to almost finishing my contributions to the historical overview chapter in the book Semiotic agency, which I co-write with Alexei Sharov, with some 2.100 words written - the most on any day so far this autumn.

Interviewed in UIS news story about Cognitive lab´s call for 5 ph.d. positions

I am featured with an interview in the UIS news story "Lyser ut fem stipendiatstillinger til Kognitiv lab" (Call for five Ph.d. positions for Cognitive lab), along with the academic director of the lab, Kolbjørn Kallesten Brønnick. The journalist is Ingrid Meling Ramberg.

#14

Tuesday this week, September 22nd, I had half an article writing day devoted to my contributions to the historical overview chapter of our book Semiotic agency, with some 100 words written.

RDE chronicle printed in paper version of VG

Our chronicle "Velferd i isolasjonens tid" was yesterday, Thursday September 24th, published in the print version of the Norwegian national daily VG. See also previous post about online publication.

Norwegian animal ethics conference 2020 held

Yesterday, from Oslo, I was part of arranging the 2020 Norwegian animal ethics conference (Dyreetikkonferansen), with the theme "Velferd i isolasjonens tid" (Welfare in the time of isolation). The conference was this year held digitally, in Zoom. I was present in the "studio" at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute from where the conference was streamed and organized. Some 180 people followed the seminar online.

Another meeting; draft of distribution key for ph.d. and post.doc. positions

Yesterday, Thursday, I attended the Faculty of social sciences´ leadership group meeting digitally from Oslo. The topic for discussion was a "distribution key" for phd. and post.doc. positions at the faculty, which I drafted the day before.

A meeting

Today I have attended a research administration meeting at the faculty.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Meeting in Council for animal ethics

Today I attended the meeting of the Council for animal ethics, in situ at Norwegian Veterinary Institute in Oslo.

Chronicle on isolation of animals published in VG online

The chronicle "Velferd i isolasjonens tid" (Welfare in the time of isolation), written by Kristian Ellingsen-Dalskau, Knut Bøe and me, was published online today in the Norwegian national daily VG.

 


 

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

"How to solve the environmental crisis" article accepted by guest editors

I have been informed that my article "Anticipating the societal transformation required to solve the environmental crisis in the 21st century" has now been accepted by the guest editors of the special issue of Sign Systems Studies "Anticipation and change". The article will now be evaluated by the journal´s regular editors.

#13,5

Yesterday I had half an article writing day devoted to revising my article "Anticipating the societal transformation required to solve the environmental crisis in the 21st century" for the second time. After adding and deleting some text, net I shortened it by some 100 words.

4 meetings and a radio interview

Today I have attended the faculty leadership group meeting, a meeting related to Network for welfare research, the monthly meeting of the doctoral committee (which I chair), and a regular research administration meeting. I was also interviewed by NRK journalist Jostein Gjertsen for NRK P2´s Studio 2, on the topic of the atomic bomb´s impact in philosophy.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Two meetings

Today I have attended a work group meeting related to the establishment of Cognitive lab at UIS, and an appointments committee meeting related to a Head of department position.

Friday, 18 September 2020

#13

 Today I have had what ended up as half an article writing day, with some 500 words written on the wolf socialization article I co-write with Laura Kiiroja, and for the historical chapter on agency in the book Semiotic agency: Science beyond mechanism which I co-write with Alexei Sharov.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

#12,5

Today I have had half an article day devoted in part to work on our book Semiotic agency - historical chapter. Some 300 words written.

Two meetings

Today I have attended two meetings (in one), the weekly faculty leadership meeting, and a meeting in relation to governance model for Center for gender studies.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

#12 - neurosemiotics chapter finished

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to finishing my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species". The final result is a manuscript with 8.000 words and 51 references. Now done. Some 1.500 words written today, the most productive day so far this term.

BOA

Today I have attended another BOA (external funding project) meeting.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Three meetings

Today I have had three meetings - one about coordination with another faculty in our ph.d. programme, one about welfare research, and a third in relation to my forthcoming job as head of department.

Monday, 14 September 2020

NASS board meeting chaired; NASS XII to be held June 17-19th 2021

Today I have chaired the board meeting of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS), via Zoom. The main issue was organizational matters related to NASS XII, to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 17-19th 2021.

Doctoral defense of Hildegunn Marie Tønnessen Seip attended

Today I have attended the trial lecture and doctoral defense of my sister Hildegunn Marie Tønnessen Seip. Her thesis is entitled "Playing our way: Participation, recognition and creativity as resources for growing up across cultures". The defence was hybrid and included the candidate´s physical presence, with a limited audience, at Ansgar høyskole (Ansgar university college), and transmission from University of Oslo and the work places of the opponents.

#11

 Yesterday, on Sunday September 13th, I had half an article writing day devoted to my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species", with some 1.000 words written. Almost there.

Friday, 11 September 2020

To be Head of department at UIS Department of Social Studies 2021-2024

Yesterday I was offered, and signed, a contract as Head of Department at University of Stavanger´s Department of Social Studies. The news have just gone public, on the UIS intranet. I will serve as Head of Department from January 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2024.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

#10,5

 Today I have had half an article writing day, devoted to planning for the remainder of the autumn semester, including journal articles, book chapters and the co-writing of the book Semiotic Agency: Science beyond mechanism (first author Alexei Sharov). I also wrote some 50 words on my book chapter "Neurosemiotics across species".

A meeting

Today I have attended the weekly faulty leadership meeting.

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

#10

 Today I have had an article writing day, with some 700 words written on my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species".

A meeting

Today I have attended the appointments committee meeting of Faculty of social sciences. Among the cases up for decision were applications for prolonged ph.d. tenure due to the corona virus pandemic.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Four meetings

Today I have attended the faculty leadership group meeting, the staff meeting at Department of social studies, a new routinely research administration meeting, and an Editor-in-Chief meeting with our Springer editorial contact addressing strategy and recruitment for the journal Biosemiotics.

Monday, 7 September 2020

#9

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species", with some 1.000 words written (second most productive writing day so far this autumn). Total number of writing days this semester is up to 9.

iMotions demo

Today I have attended an online demo by iMotions along with colleagues who are also involved in the establishment of Cognitive lab at University of Stavanger.

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Prospective book plans (Hellstrand and Tønnessen)

As part of our research applications in the Baltic Research Program, Ingvil Førland Hellstrand and I have a tentative plan, pending funding, of co-writing a book (scientific joint monograph) work-titled The Futures in Our Hands: Socio-Ecological Narratives in Norwegian Science Fiction and Policy Documents. We are currently awaiting response on this Spring´s Lithuanian call, and working on our application for the Latvian call which is due in October.

Friday, 4 September 2020

#8,5

Half writing day. Some 300 words written in editing a chapter for our book Semiotic agency.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

#8

 Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 400 words added to my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species".

Interviewed for Head of department position

 Today I have been interviewed for the position as Head of Department at Department of social studies, University of Stavanger - and confirmed three references.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Three meetings and a Ph.d. supervision session

Today I have had a ph.d. supervision session, and attended a meeting with two colleagues related to the Latvian call in the Baltic Research programme, a BOA project meeting, and a research administration meeting.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Four job interviews

Today I have taken part in four job interviews as part of the appointments committee for the position as head of department at Department of media and social sciences.

Monday, 31 August 2020

Two meetings

Today I have attended two meetings - a meeting related to revision of the UIS quality system, and a conference call related to aquisition of equipment for the Cognitive lab under establishment at UIS.

#7,5

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species", with some 1.100 words written. Number of article writing days is up to 7,5.

Word count for August is a bit above 4.000 words.

"The ethics of laying hen genetics" accessed more than 4.000 times

Our article "The ethics of laying hen genetics", published online in November 2019, has by now been accessed 4.155 times according to article metrics. The article is Open access.

Orcid profile page updated with 13 more publications

I have added some publications to my Orcid profile, now counting 48 publications (+13). See my Orcid profile page.

Friday, 28 August 2020

#6,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with most of the time devoted to planning for my "wasted growth" work - to be split into 3 articles, as I now plan - marginally also my chapter "Neurosemiotics across species".

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Two meetings; and ISQOLS conference presentation on wasted growth

Today I have attended the weekly faculty leadership group meeting, and a planning meeting related to Cognitive lab.

I also presented my paper "Wasted and wasteful growth in the USA" at the virtual ISQOLS 2020 conference, 2020 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies 18th Annual Conference (August 25-28), as part of the session "Growth, Poverty and Well-being". Some 15 people attended live. The session is also available for conference attendants as a recording.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

#6

Today I have had the autumn´s 6th article writing day, with some 300 words written on my article "Wasted growth". Crucially, this included researching and composing a table with data on wasted growth in the period 1990-2018. The work included preparing a conference presentation for tomorrow based on my current article draft.

An annual meeting, and a online research call launching event

Today I have attended the annual meeting of Media Innovation Norway digitally, and the main part of the online launching event for the Latvian call in the Baltic Research Programme.

Web page for Cognitive lab at UIS

Cognitive lab at the University of Stavanger is now online - with a Norwegian and an English version (technically a news story; since UIS is in the process of launching new web pages later this autumn). I am one of six contact persons for the lab.

You can see the webpage(s) here:

ISQOLS 2020 presentation to be given on Zoom

My upcoming conference presentation "Wasted and wasteful growth in the USA" will take place on Zoom on the scheduled time Thursday August 27th at 14-16 (Rotterdam time), as part of the session “Growth, Poverty and Well-being”. The conference session is only available for registered participants at the 2020 conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).

See also:

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Three meetings and parts of a virtual conference

Today I have attended three meetings - a brief faculty leadership meeting, the monthly meeting of the ph.d. committee for the ph.d. in social sciences (which I chair), and a meeting in the organizing committee for the 2020 Norwegian animal ethics conference (Dyreetikkonferansen) - see also separate post.

I also watched, at the end of the day, some of the first virtual events of the ISQOLS 2020 virtual conference.

Link to conference homepage, Facebook event page for Dyreetikkonferansen 2020

Dyreetikkonferansen 2020 will take place digitally on September 24th, with the theme "Velferd i isolasjonens tid: Isolasjon som løsning på helseutfordringer for mennesker og dyr?" (Welfare in the time of isolation: Isolation as solution on health challenges for humans and animals). See conference webpage, or the Facebook event page.

I am a member of the organizing committee.

Monday, 24 August 2020

#5

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my companion chapter "Neurosemiotics across species", with some 300 words written. Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 5.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Paper abstract on CCS and climate justice approved for special issue

My paper abstract for a special issue of Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift on climate ethics (cf. previous post) has been approved by the guest editors of the issue. The article will undergo normal peer-review procedures. The full-text manuscript of my paper "Karbonfangst og klimarettferdighet" (Carbon capture and climate justice) is due December 15th.

Interview on future population decline aired on NRK P2´s Verdibørsen

Last Saturday, August 15th, I was featured with an interview in NRK P2s program Verdibørsen, "Er færre mennesker på Jorden en gladsak?" (Are fewer humans on Earth good news?). The journalist and program host was Jostein Gjertsen.

Podcast is available here.



Friday, 21 August 2020

Four meetings and a virtual glade; yesterday full-day hotel seminar

Today I have attended four meetings, namely three dialogue/feedback meetings with course coordinators for general ph.d. courses in the ph.d. program in social sciences, and a meeting in an appointments committee for a position as head of department. I have also watched part of today´s Biosemiotic Glade.

Yesterday I attended an all-day faculty leadership group seminar at Sola Strand hotel.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Three meetings

Today I have attended three meetings - another BOA meeting, and two faculty research administration meetings.