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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.