Doctoral Forum | CoLIS 9

Doctoral Forum at CoLIS 9 is held in collaboration between the Department of ALM (Archive, Library and Museum Studies), Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Division of ALM, Lund University, Sweden.

Place: Uppsala University, Sweden

Date: 26th of June, 2016

We invite doctoral students to a Doctoral Forum held in connection to the main conference CoLIS 9. The Doctoral Forum will take place on June 26, 2016, at the Department of ALM (Archive, Library and Museum Studies), Uppsala University, Sweden.


The Doctoral Forum is intended to provide a setting for discussion of doctoral students' research projects with invited senior researchers and other participating students. The discussions will take place in a constructive spirit and a friendly atmosphere taking into consideration the diversity of contemporary LIS. A further objective is to act as a platform initiating international contacts between doctoral students as well as researchers that may enable future collaboration.

We are investigating the possibility for forum participants to present their doctoral research as posters during the main conference in Uppsala (optional).


Chair: Dr. Åse Hedemark, Senior lecturer, Department of ALM (Archive, Library and Museum Studies), Uppsala University, Sweden

Assistant chair: MA Lisa Dahlquist, PhD student, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden


Uppsala University is just 30 minutes from Arlanda Airport (trains leave every 20 minutes), where the Doctoral Forum and the main CoLIS conference will be held.


Participation is included in the main conference fee.

Senior advisers

  • Professor Geoffrey Bowker, University of California, Irvine
  • Professor Louise Limberg, University of Borås
  • Assoc. Prof. Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario

Further names will be presented closer to the forum.

Selection of participants

The number of participating PhD students is restricted and the selection criteria will be based on the anticipated contribution to the workshop objectives. Examples of research themes and topics can be found on the CoLIS 9 website.


We recommend that students participating in the Doctoral Forum will be awarded 2 ECTS credits by their home department. Students are presented with a certificate upon completed participation in the Doctoral Forum.

Getting there

There are trains leaving from Arlanda Airport every 20 minutes. The train ride from Arlanda to the central station in Uppsala takes 20 minutes. See below for more information. 

Accommodation and travelling

The Doctoral Forum will run from early morning until late afternoon on June 26. We are also planning for informal social events for the same evening. We recommend you to book accommodation in Uppsala accordingly. However, the forum will not interfere with the main conference. 

More information on travel and accommodation will be posted on the conference main page.   


For more information, please feel free to contact Lisa Dahlquist (

See you in Uppsala!
Åse & Lisa,

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