Vegadagen 2018

Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi delar 2018 ut Vegamedaljen till Gillian Hart, professor i geografi vid University of California, Berkeley, USA och Distinguished Professor vid University of the Witwatersrand, Sydafrika. Professor emerita Harts forskning behandlar det dialektiska samspelet mellan globala och lokala förändringar, speciellt i södra Afrika och i Sydostasien. Hennes världsrykte grundar sig i banbrytande studier av gender, ras och makt som hon har utforskat genom utvecklings-, landsbygds-och regionala studier.

Därtill har SSAG beslutat att tilldela Johan August Wahlbergs medalj i guld till professor emeritus Arild Holt-Jensen, Institutt for geografi, Universitet i Bergen, Norge, för hans helhetssyn på geografi som vetenskap med dess tillämpningar för samhällsplanering.

Vegasymposiet 2018 tillägnas professor Harts forskning. Symposiet äger rum tisdagen den 24 april kl. 13:15–16:45 i Beijersalen, Kungliga vetenskapsakademien (T-banestation Universitetet, busshållplats Universitetet norra).

Inbjudan till Vegadagen 2018 (pdf)
Affisch om Vegadagen 2018 (pdf)

Resurgent Nationalisms and Populist Politics

Instead of the triumph of liberal democracy, the end of the Cold War coincided with waves of right-wing nationalisms and populist politics sweeping over many different regions of the world. How best are we to understand these processes in relation to one another, and what are the political stakes? The symposium will engage these questions from the perspective of critical human geography and related disciplines.

Program

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13:15 Opening of the Vega Symposium. Associate Professor Thomas Borén, President of SSAG and Chair of the Symposium.

13:30 Contesting Nationalisms in the Time of Populist Politics. Professor Gillian Hart, University of California, USA; University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

14:15 Fatherland, Faith, and Family Values: Glocalized Grassroots Populism in Russia. Dr. Tova Höjdestrand, Lund University, Sweden.

14:45 Coffee

15:15 Culture, Space, Capital: Making Sense of Sinhala-Buddhist National Ideology in Sri Lanka (1977–2009). Associate Professor Kanishka Goonewardena, University of Toronto, Canada.

15:45 The Political Economy of the Nation Form. Associate Professor Manu Goswami, New York University, USA.

16:15 Questions and summing up

16:45 Closing of the Symposium

Vegasupé

2018 års Vegadag avslutas med supé kl. 19:00 på Fakultets-klubben i Manne Siegbahn-villan, Frescativägen 22, Stockholms universitet.

Kronprinsessan delade ut Vegamedaljen (Sveriges Kungahus)

 

 

Professor emerita Gillian Hart.

Vegamedajlen till professor emerita Gillian Hart och Johan August Wahlbergs medalj i guld till professor emeritus Arild Holt-Jensen

2018 års Vegamedalj tilldelas Gillian Hart, Professor of Geography vid University of California, Berkeley, USA, och Distinguished Professor vid Humanities Graduate Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Sydafrika.

“Professor emerita Hart has established a worldwide reputation as one of human geography’s leading thinkers: an unrivalled expert on the dialectic of global and local change, on how this dialectic plays out in the rural regions of Southern Africa and Southeast Asia, and on the Gramscian political-economic theory to which she has often turned to understand these issues. Professor emerita Hart is a world-renowned expert on questions of gender, race and power that she has explored through critical engagements with labor studies, development studies, and agrarian and regional studies.

Hart has authored over 50 articles and book chapters, and co-edited two influential anthologies, and three sole-authored monographs:

  • Power, Labor, and Livelihood (1986), which originated in her dissertation fieldwork in a Central Javanese village, and which forcefully challenged prevailing economistic and Eurocentric understandings of agrarian change in Southeast Asia;
  • Disabling Globalization (2002) that engaged critically with discourses of “globalisation” and, at the same time, explored progressive alternatives to neoliberalism in South Africa; and
  • Rethinking the South African Crisis (2014), which examines the erosion of African National Congress hegemony and the proliferation of populist politics in the light of the contradictory development of local governance in the post-apartheid era.”

Johan August Wahlbergs medalj i guld tilldelas 2018 professor emeritus Arild Holt-Jensen, Institutt for geografi, Universitet i Bergen, Norge, för hans helhetssyn på geografi som vetenskap med dess tillämpningar för samhällsplanering.

 

 

 

 

 

Vegadagen 2017

Inbjudan till Vegadagen 2017 (pdf)
Affisch om Vegadagen 2017 (pdf)
Film från Vegadagen 2017
Bilder från Vegadagen 2017
Chinese scientist Yao Tandong receives 2017 Vega Medal in Stockholm (Xinhuanet, Nya Kina)
Chinese scientist Yao Tandong receives 2017 Vega Medal in Stockholm (China Global Television Network, CGTN)
Kungen delade ut Vegamedaljen (Sveriges Kungahus)

Vegadagen 2016

Inbjudan (pdf)
Film från Vegadagen 2016
Bilder från Vegadagen 2016

Vegadagen 2015

Film från Vegadagen 2015
Bilder från Vegadagen 2015