Venue and Conference programme


Uppsala University Main Building, formal address: Biskopsgatan 3.

The conference takes place at the Uppsala University Building (“Universitetshuset” in Swedish). The conference hall is just a few minutes walking distance from the city center. Link to more history about the building 

Conference Programme

Monday 10 June

10:00–12:00 Arrival of delegates at the conference venue, and welcome desk

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00–13:45 Opening address

14:00–15:30 Panel sessions: Panel 16, Panel 14, Panel 8, Panel 6, Panel 11

15:30–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–17:30 Panel sessions: Panel 16Panel 8, Panel 6, Panel 11

17:30–18:30 Sal X Keynote 1: Lenore Manderson  Agility and the Possible: Art, science and the challenges of a warming world

18:30 Drink reception at Gustavianum Museum (included in registration fees for conference delegates; via tickets for accompanying guests)

Tuesday 11 June

9:00–10:30 Panel sessions: Panel 12, Panel 13, Panel 17, Panel 9,

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–12:00 Sal X Keynote 2: Amir AghaKouchak  Compound and concurrent climate extremes in a warming climate: Modeling and risk analysis

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00–16:00 Panel sessions (double): Panel 10, Panel 5, Panel 2, Panel 7

16:00–16:30 Coffee break

16:30–17:30 Sal X Keynote 3: Claire Horwell  Converging and diverging: Challenges and rewards of inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations in disaster health research

17:30–18:30 Networking group activity 1 and research plans: Being in your element

19:30 Conference dinner at Östgöta Nation (tickets via registration for delegates and accompanying guests)

Wednesday 12 June

9:00–10:30 Panel sessions: Panel 1, Panel 3, Panel 18, Panel 15

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–12:00 Networking group activity 2 and research plans: Nature, Society, Scale and Other Risky Business

12:00–13:00 Sal X Keynote 4: Vinh-Kim Nguyen  Anthropological approaches to emergencies and disasters: Recent findings from current conflicts and on-going epidemics

13:00–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:30 Panel sessions: Panel 1Panel 12, Panel 15

15:30–16:30 Sal X Panel 4 Roundtable (Plenary Session) Author meets critics: Learning from Hurricane Katrina

16:30–17:30 Closing session and next NEEDS conferences

17:30–18:00 Departure of delegates


The conference received financial support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond – The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. The participation of keynotes has been possible thanks to support received from Vetenskapsrådet – The Swedish Research Council.