InterResilience: Interdisciplinary Resilience Mechanisms in Crisis November 16, 2023 (Biskophuset)

Funded by the ‘Lund-Hamburg Grant’ 

Host: Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden. 

Venue: Biskopshuset, Biskopsgatan 1, 223 62 Lund, Sweden.


09.00-09.15: Arrival 


Nils Gustafsson, Lund University: Resilience Initiative at Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University. 

Helle Rydstrom, Lund University: “InterResilience -Interdisciplinary Resilience Mechanisms in Crisis”.

Chair: Henrik Thorén

09.30-10.30: Julian Reid, University of Lapland: Is an Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Resilience Possible? 

(45 mins presentation + 15 minutes Q&A) 

10.30-10.45: Coffee break 

Chair: Anne Dienelt

10.45-11.45: Samantha Copeland, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands: Scales, relations and components: Interdisciplinary Resilience as Fugue

(45 mins presentation + 15 minutes Q&A) 

11.45-13.00: Lunch 

Chair: Larissa Zwar

13.00-13.20: Azher Hameed Qamar, Lund University: Concept of social resilience as a social construct and its interdisciplinary connections 

13.25-13.45: Sara Kauko, Lund University: Cultural imaginaries of social resilience: Reflections from Argentina.

13.50-14.10: Martin Lundqvist, Lund University: Memetic social resilience? Exploring memes about political violence in present-day Belfast, Northern Irelan 

14.15-14.45: Coffee break 

Chair: Helle Rydstrom

14.45-15.05: Henrik Thorén, Lund University: Values in Resilience Research 

15.10-15.30: Anne Dienelt, University of Hamburg: Resilience and the Legal Discipline 

15.35-15.55: Larissa Zwar, University of Hamburg: Resilience in the care context of (older) adults 

16.00.-16.20: Soumi Banerjee, Lund University: Performing Agency in Shrinking Spaces: Acting Beyond the Resilience–Resistance Binary 

16.20-16.40: Mine Islar, Lund University: Himalayan glacier change and society responses.

16.40-17.00: Break

17.00-17.30: Concluding discussion

In preparation for this session, please consider what themes, issues, and questions need to be further or differently studied to advance the field of resilience studies, as related to various crises. The session is intended to allow for reflections on the possibility of collecting contributions to a Special Issue on Resilience. 

18.00: Dinner: Before November 13, participants confirm if they will join the dinner.

Contact Soumi Banerjee at:

November 10, 2023

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