For the past ten years we have seen how then early and undeveloped research ideas that began in Themes at the institute, have matured and developed into now established research areas in different parts of Lund University. We are proud and happy to have contributed to this achievement.
We are also curious. What creative thoughts emerged during the Theme, unable to flourish then, but given the chance may thrive now? Perhaps a new light shone on old concepts make something entirely novel come to surface?
As we believe it would be both interesting and gratifying to investigate this further, we're announcing Themes 2.0. The Themes 2.0 initiative seeks to give former Themes an opportunity to return and develop something new from their original ideas; to lift them up; challenge new members to pick up loose ends, and to once more think freely – during the autumn semester of 2021.
To begin with, the Institute would like a letter of intent, expressing an interest in creating a Theme 2.0. This must be submitted to the Institute no later than March 10. The Pufendorf IAS’s board then decides which groups will asked to submit a more detailed application.
Read more about writing the letter of intent, deadlines and the application and appointment of Themes.