Event

SweDev PhD conference

Students. Photo: Annie Spratt / Unsplash

Date: December 1, 2022 - December 2, 2022
Date: December 2, 2022
All-day event
Start date: December 1, 2022
End date: December 2, 2022
Event summary: Save the date for SweDev's first PhD Conference, 1-2 December.

PhD students from all disciplines and programs are invited to the 1st SweDev PhD Conference to present ongoing research and network with other doctoral students and senior scholars in a cross-disciplinary environment. We welcome participants from all disciplines and PhD programs — in the social sciences, humanities, global health, natural sciences, etc.— working on development research, research for development, Agenda 2030 and beyond. 

The conference consists of keynote speeches with leading development researchers, traditional paper sessions with discussants, as well as capacity-building sessions (see draft programme below). 

The conference is organised by a team of PhD students at the School of Global Studies (SGS), University of Gothenburg during 1-2 December 2022.

Preliminary agenda

1 December, Wallenberg Conference Center 

10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee 

10:30-10:45 Welcome & introduction 

10:45-12:15 Paper session 1 

12:15-13:15 Lunch 

13:15-14:30 Approaches to Development in a Turbulent World. 

Keynotes and roundtable with: 

• Swati Parashar, Professor of Peace and Development, SGS 

• TBC. 

Moderator: Fredrik Söderbaum, Prof. Peace and Development, SGS 

14:30-15:00 Break 

15:00-16:30 Paper session 2 

16:30-17:00 Research school: PhD courses, seminar series, mentoring 

18:00 Reception 

19:00 Conference dinner 

2 December, School of Global Studies 

08:30-10:00 Parallel paper session 3 

10:30-11:00 Break 

11:00-12:30 Parallel paper session 4 

12:30-13:15 Lunch 

13:15-13:45 Publishing your development research. Meet the Editors.

13:45-15:15 Parallel paper session 5 

15:15-15:30 Break 

15:30-16:00 Conclusion and road ahead for the SweDev PhD network 

16:00 Coffee 

Practicalities

The conference is free of charge (including lunch and conference dinner), but participants are responsible for their own travel costs and accommodation. As a way to facilitate in-depth discussions, the number of participants will be limited to 25-35 persons. Up to 15 travel stipends will be available in order to promote participation from all parts of Sweden; covering budget travel and budget accommodation (one night, if travelling permits).