Archive: February, 2014

“The Framing of a Text: A Decision?” Seminar with Anne Orford on 11 March 2014

For a couple of days in March, Professor Anne Orford (Faculty of Law, Melbourne U) will be visiting Lund, Anne has agreed to give a seminar on 11 March at 14.15-16.00 hrs, primarily intended junior and early-career researchers (from doctoral candidates to post-docs and assistant professors). The theme of the seminar will be

The Framing of a Text: A Decision?

 Writing a text is tackling the consequences of earlier framing choices: living with them, repressing their existence, modifying them, rejecting them and moving the frame. The final text does not necessarily explain how its framing changed over time. As framing issues are so closely tethered to the material we work with, it is not always that we think about them as part of our method. The seminar is dedicated to reflecting on how we take – or do not take – decisions on framing, drawing on our own work.

Please let me know at Gregor.Noll (at) if you would be interested in participating in this seminar. Participation presupposes a simple and brief preparation: being ready to share one current example of a significant framing challenge in your writing. No written papers, no power points. The seminar is geared towards the craft of writing and will take the form of a roundtable conversation with a limited number of participants.

Whos is Anne Orford and what does she do?

L/UMIN Work-in-progress Workshop in Lund

On February 6-7th Lund was visited by the researchers within the network for a workshop in order to exchange experiences of the work so far. Apart from L/UMIN researchers, the event was also attended by researchers from Stockholm University and Gothenburg University whose field of research is migration law. Participants felt that the feedback provided at the workshop was rewarding for their individual research project. 

L/UMIN Hearing on Disability and the Asylum procedure in Lund

On January 31st Anna Bruce held a hearing within the project on adults and children with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the asylum procedure. The purpose of the hearing was to gather practitioners with different backgrounds and experiences in working with adults and children with disabilities and to exchange thoughts and ideas. A physician, the chairman for the national association for social and mental health, a psychologist and representatives from Save the Children and the Red
Cross were amongst the attendees. The hearing gave the project a solid inventory of problems in the actual practical application.