The CCD seminar series consists of four different strands:

1. The CCD international seminars (always in English). The theme for the autumn 2022 seminars is Southern, Decolonial, Alternative Perspectives (of relevance to at least one of the following: identity, communication, learning, doing research). We will have three overarching themes for the international seminars – one theme per semester. The other two are Non-programmatic methodologies (of relevance for communication, culture and diversity), which runs in spring 2023, and Rethinking concepts/conceptual ideas (of relevance for communication, culture and diversity), running in the autumn of 2023.

2. The CCD working papers seminars (in English or Swedish).

3. Humanities Forum seminars (Humanistiskt forum - in Swedish).

4. The DoIT seminars (DoIT - Delaktighet och Inkludering Tankesmedja [the Participation and Inclusion Think Tank], most often in Swedish).

Please note that all times are CET (Central European Time) or, in 2022 between March 27 and October 30, CEST (Central European Summer Time).

Autumn 2022

Sep 23, 10 a.m.-12 noon

CCD Working Papers/Internal seminar series

Sylvi Vigmo, Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Title: Erasmus+ applications

A introduction to Erasmus+ and what to think about when applying for funding.

Sylvi Vigmo's presentation: Erasmus+ pptx.pptx

The 2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide: 2022-erasmusplus-programme-guide-v2_en.pdf

Sep 26-27

CCD international seminar series

Sep 26, 9.05-10.35 a.m.: Lourdes Ortega, Faculty Director of GU’s Initiative for Multilingual Studies, Georgetown University, U.S.

Title: Southern and Decolonial Turns in Applied Linguistics

(Lecture 9.05-10.05 a.m. + discussion 10.05-10.35 a.m.)

Abstract: Southern and Decolonial Turns in Applied Linguistics
Applied linguists have engaged in revisionist and critical work (e.g., the social and the
multilingual “turns”) for three decades. Most critiques, however, continue to be rooted and
oriented towards Eurocentric ideas, and many still remain bound to modernist and
postpositivist intellectual traditions. As of recently, we have seen a steady increase in
explorations of alternative ontologies and voices/identities, in what could be viewed as
aspirational new "turns" guided by the two central notions of Southern epistemologies and
decolonial theories. Why do we need any Southern/decolonial turns in the field? Here one
can think of ontological erasures and epistemic injustices that need to be disrupted. For
example, in my field of second language acquisition (SLA), we researchers have become
virtuosi of research methods and open science values, which on the other hand has only
made us become even more proficient in methodologies devoid of any interrogation of
race/racism. What strategies might we devise to de-link ourselves from Western
Modernity, if that is even possible, and what strategies can make decolonizing efforts have
a lasting impact? Here it is important (a) to educate oneself in the different genealogies
and distinct commitments of circulating concepts (e.g., intersectionality versus
assemblages; endangered languages vs. sleeping languages; etc); (b) to learn to cultivate
epistemic disobedience (Mignolo), refuse abyssal thinking (de Sousa Santos), and engage
in world-traveling (Lugones) and in-betweenness (Bhabha); and (c) to force ourselves to
unpack the whiteness embodied in our research habitus and the coloniality wedded in our
disciplinary commitments and our conceptualizations of Self, Other, authority, and truth.
I discuss dilemmas surrounding these questions, with most of my examples drawn from
the field I know best, SLA. I conclude by reflecting on the rewards and challenges that
await us, if we are finally willing to unlearn our settler colonial ways of relating and
understanding, and we attend to how to integrate meaningful subjectivities of difference
into explanations of language learning, social practices, and systems of oppression.


Sep 26, 1-3 p.m.: Stefan Helgesson, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

Title: North-South and South-South Intellectual Legacies

(Lecture 1-2 p.m. + discussion 2.30-3 p.m.)

Abstract: North-South and South-South Intellectual Legacies
If, as Robert Young has argued, the global intellectual history of decolonisation should
be considered a “tricontinental” phenomenon, what does this history look like from
different localised perspectives? In response to that question, my talk will have two main
points of anchorage. The first is the anticolonial discourse in Sweden that emerged in the
late 1950s and 1960s, the second is the African (mainly southern African) participation in
the tricontinental intellectual commons – also in the post-1945 era. These histories will
then lead to a reflection on where we might locate transcontinental dialogues today, in
our moment of post-globalisation.


Sep 27, 9-10.30 a.m.: Tommaso Milani, Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Title: On Angry Alliances

(Lecture 9-10 a.m. + discussion 10-10.30 a.m.)

Abstract: On Angry Alliances
While anger is often treated as a ‘dirty’ feeling or a pathology, queer anger holds the
potential for a renewed politics of (self-)discomfort. I draw upon queer theory in order to
strategically highlight that anger is what constitutes queer both as a homophobic slur and
as a reclaimed label of self-identification. Put differently, it is impossible to understand
how ‘queer’ works pragmatically without its affective loading. Moreover, inspired by the
Black feminist tradition, I argue that it is imperative to forge angry coalitions with other
activist and academic projects against discrimination. Current research in Sweden and
elsewhere needs to build a broader defying alliance that not only marshals together
various streams of anger directed at different sides of the same Leviathan, hegemony, but
also does not shy away from internal annoyances and is not afraid of constantly
discomforting itself.

For more information, please go to

Please add your name to this list if you are interested in participating at one or several of the seminars: People requesting online participation at the CuEEd.docx

Oct 7, 3-4.30 p.m.

Docentföreläsning/Docent lecture

Johannes Heuman, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Sweden

Title: "Emotions, Memory and Social Mobilisation: Challenges in History Education in a Global Context”

The lecture is a hybrid event which takes place in room Hb116 at SEC/HLK and via Zoom. For those attending in person, there will be an after-lecture mingle on the fourth floor.

Please contact Maria Bäcke,, for registration, more information and a zoom link.

Okt 12, 2-4 PM

Humanistiskt forum (humanities forum)

Humanvetenskapliga framtidsstudier och science fiction

Michael Godhe, docent i Kultur och medigestaltning vid Linköpings universitet, presenterar det tvärvetenskapliga forskningsfältet kritiska framtidsstudier (Critical Future Studies) och hur han tillämpar det på sin egen forskning, särskilt science fiction. Kommentator: Ylva Lindberg

Seminariet kommer att genomföras på plats i sal Ha208 på HLK med möjlighet att delta på Zoom:


Oct 13-14

CCD international seminar series

Retreat and seminar theme: Languaging perspectives

Oct 13, 1.30-3 p.m.: Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Sweden

Title: “Re-centering. Many ways-of-being-with-words”

Zoom link:


Oct 13, 3.30-5 p.m.: Tommaso Milani, Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Title: “Multilingualism: Quo vadis?”

Zoom link:


Oct 14, 9-11 a.m.: Sinfree Makoni, Department of Applied Linguistics, Penn State University, U.S. & Paris, France

Title:Shifting the geography of reason in language studies, weighing the relevance and limitations of decolonization and Southern Epistemologies” (Part 1)

Part 2: conversation between Sinfree and Sangeeta

Part 3: open dialogue

Zoom link:


Oct 20, 1-3 p.m.

CCD Working Papers/Internal seminar series

1-2 p.m. Asia Della Rosa, HLK, Jönköping University

2-3 p.m. Matthew Glass, HLK, Jönköping University

Room: Ha208

Zoom link:


Nov 10-11

Exploratory workshop days at HLK: Ethics and Values in Educational Data-driven Practices

This is an invitation to participate in the Second Workshop within the project “Ethics and Values in educational data-driven practices: Conceptual, Methodological and Pragmatic Explorations”, funded by the Swedish Research Council - Education Sciences program (Links to an external site.). The project aims to explore concepts, methods, and interventions for researching ethics and values in data-driven education.

The team behind the project, Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Stockholm University, Ylva Lindberg, Jönköping University, and Anders Buch, VIA University College, invite you to participate in this second workshop.

Participation in the workshop is free, and our project grant will cover your expenses for travel and accommodation. There will be served lunches, and the project will cover expenses for an arranged dinner in Jönköping city on Thursday evening.

The venue for the workshop is Jönköping University, Sweden. We will provide you with more practical information if you choose to accept our invitation.

Please, contact Ylva Lindberg, if you are interested in participating in these days.

Nov 25, 12 noon-12.50 p.m.

CCD Lunch seminar

DoIT Lunch with Petra Weckström, Riksteatern


Dec 1, 1-3 p.m.

CCD Working Papers/Internal seminar series

Theme: Research-based teaching/Forskningsbaserad undervisning (in Swedish and English)

Organisers: Elisabet Sandblom & Johannes Heuman

Dec 1, 6.30-7.30 p.m.

JU Public Lectures

Staffan Bengtsson, associate professor in Disability research & Radu Dinu, senior lecturer in History. Jönköping University, Sweden

Title: Disability and labour – historical and comparative perspectives (lecture in Swedish)

This lecture offers fresh perspectives on the history of disability and labour in the twentieth century and highlights the need to address the topic beyond regional boundaries. How has the central role of labour influenced disabled people in the twentieth century? What differences can be found between state socialist and liberal-democratic societies? These types of questions will be at the core of Staffan Bengtsson’s and Radu Dinu’s lecture.

Room: Hc113, Jönköping university. The lecture is live streamed via YouTube.

Dec 8-9

CCD international seminar series

(Exact date and time TBA.) Adnan Mahmutović, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

Title: “To the Word-woods and Back: On Language and Speechlessness”

(Exact date and time TBA.) Stefan Helgesson, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden 

Title: “The Global South and Reading Practices in Sweden”

(Exact date and time TBA.) Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Sweden

Title: “Communicating with and communicating back”

Dec 16, 12.30-4 p.m.

DoIT seminar series

Hybrid seminar (in Swedish)

Delaktighets- och Inkluderingstankesmedjan, DoIT

DoIT-träff 16 december 2022, kl. 12.30-16, hybridformat


Birgitta Johansson

Örebro Länsmuseum, Örebro


Spring 2023

CCD international seminar series

The spring 2023 theme for the CCD international seminars: Non-programmatic methodologies (of relevance for communication, culture and diversity).

Jan 27

March 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon: Imke Niediek, University of Hannover

Apr 21, 10 a.m.-12 noon: Magdalena Zdrodowska, Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Title: Investigating deaf cultural heritage. Discussing methodology for the Deaf Cinema project

Since the beginning of the film, deaf filmmakers have been documenting their communities’ activities, trying to shape the image of the deaf condition (often in opposition to disability), and express their own artistic visions. Due to the social, cultural, and political status of the deaf communities, deaf films were mostly produced, distributed, and watched in closed circuits of deaf networks. Today, it makes the research of the history and contemporaneity of deaf filmmaking difficult and inaccessible within a single methodological paradigm. During the seminar, we will discuss both methodological and technological tools that can be used when deaf studies, disability studies, film studies, and film history intersect. We will also consider the researcher-as-an-ally model present in disability studies, and how to balance the profit of the researcher and of the community when investigating outside the English-speaking domain.