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Open lectures by the 2024 Honorary Doctors

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The next doctoral conferment ceremony will take place on 31 May 2024. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Every year Lund University awards a select few with an honorary doctoral degree. These doctorates often hold lectures just prior to the annual doctoral degree conferment ceremony, which takes place on 31 May this year. If you’re in Lund, take this opportunity to listen in! Please note that some lectures require registration. 

You can see the full list of honorary doctors for 2024 here.

Lund University School of Economics and Management

30 May at 13:00-14:15 CEST
Crafoordsalen, Ekonomicentrum, Tycho Brahes väg 1, Lund

Anna Breman will lecture on Monetary policy decision making.
Martha Bailey will lecture on Childbearing and Inequality in the U.S.

More information here.

Faculty of Humanities

29 May at 16:15-18:00
LUX:C126, Helgonavägen 3, Lund

16:15-17:00 | Professor Peter Hallberg: Livets estetik. Språken, städerna, konsten och minnet. This lecture will be held in Swedish. More information here.

17:15-18:00 | Professor Jan GrabowskiThe Long Shadow of the HolocaustMore information here.

Faculty of Theology

30 May at 10:15-11:00
LUX:C126, Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Welcome to an open lecture with Professor Terje Stordalen, honorary doctor at the Faculty of Theology.
The title of the lecture is Biblical Narrative in a Century of Newspapers.

More information here.

Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering (LTH)

30 May at 09:30-11:30
IKDC, Stora Hörsalaen, Sölvegatan 26, Lund

At this year’s seminar you will learn about successful study techniques and the latest breakthroughs in the exploration of the mysteries of the Milky Way. You will gain insight into cutting-edge attosecond physics, a field that was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics last year. One of the honorary doctors talks about environmental governance with a focus on climate change, another about why science is amazing. Register here!

The stage will be shared by two honorary doctors from the Faculty of Science (N) and three from LTH:

Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography at Durham University and Utrecht University (N)
R. Michael Rich, professor and astronomer at the University of California Los Angeles (N)
Björn Liljeqvist, civil engineer, lecturer and author in study technique (LTH)
Sabeth Verpoorte, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Groningen University (LTH)
Eva Lindroth, Professor of Theoretical Atomic Physics at Stockholm University (LTH)

More information here.

Faculty of Social Science

29 May at 14:15-16:00
Eden’s Auditorium, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund

14:15-15:00 | Michel Agier: Commitments of a Public Anthropology. About Migration, Racism and Wars

15:15-16:00 | Samir Abu Eid: Historical and strategic shifts in the Middle East – and why it still matters

More information and registration here.


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