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Friday, 18 May 2018

3 hours of MEM teaching

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.

NASS board meeting

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

Back from Canada

Returned home from Canada today. Very much jetlagged.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Two more trips arranged

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

To write book review of Svendsen 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.

In Canada

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

Exam questions composed

Today I have composed exam questions for the continuation exam in Philosophy of science and health care ethics.