The Pufendorf Institute is a cross-disciplinary research institute, inaugurated at Lund University in 2009. The institute aims to be an open and creative environment for academic study groups formed around current or emerging scientific and social issues and problems to explore their management or resolution.The Pufendorf Institute thus represents an important link in the long-term strategic plan of the university, i.e. to encourage cross discipline interactions involving all eight faculties and to improve on the interactions of the university with international experts and research groups.
Lunch-concerts. Welcome to our open lunchconcerts! We continue our concerts in spring 2013. Kvartett 168 will perform on several occasions, Vindla will come back and play for us in June and we welcome a wind quintet " Malmö Akademiska Blåskvintett" for the first time. For more detailed program, visit our calendarium.
The Pufendorf Institute welcome three new themes for the period 2013-2014. These are, in random order:
DigiTrust - Privacy, Identity and Legitimacy in the Digital Society
Exploring the “Animal Turn” - Changing perspectives on human-animal relations in science, society and culture
Improve - Improving Visual Environment for all
Read more about the upcoming themes here
Anthology written by the members of the "After the Crisis" theme (2011):
Mats Benner, ed. (2013) "Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis - Economics, Politics and Settlement" Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Anthology written by the members of the "Legitimizing ESS-theme" (2012)
Kaiserfeld, Thomas & O´Dell Tom (eds.) Legitimizing ESS - Big Science as a Collaboration across Boundaries" Lund, Nordic Academic Press
The ASGs concluding seminar "Det digitala samhället" was held on 20130313. The group presented their work, discussed and debated in front of a full audience. The panel was led by Andreas Ekström.
The event was covered by Vetenskapsradion
Stefan Larsson and Per Runesson from the Institutes´ new Advanced Study Group interviewed i LUM nr. 7 2012
Read the article here
Now online! - The Pufendorf special collection on the history and philosphy of astrobiology - published in october 2012
David Dunér from the Astrobiology-theme (2010-2011) speaks about the history of Astrobiology and the project at Pufendorf Institute 20120412!
In his book "Akademiska värden visar vägen" , Göran Bexell discusses the role of universities as one of society's main driving forces for development and renewal. On February 9, 2012 he was interviewed by Gunnar Wetterberg on "En, bok, en författare".
Maria Hedlund from the Epigenetics research group recently published her article "Epigenetic Responsibility", in Medicine Studies.
Pufendorf Soot Initiative in Conversations with European Environmental Agency