[Air-L] "Pathways to Meaning" with Kendall and Markham

MC Cambre mcambre at ualberta.ca
Wed Aug 7 07:16:56 PDT 2013

Hi All,
The course sounds amazing.
Just a friendly note on Aarhus University that some may wish to be aware
of. The academic freedom situation appears to be problematic.
I am not advising to act one way or another, just an awareness thing
regarding ethically significant issues and how we implicate ourselves.
I was going to apply for a position at Aarhus but changed my mind after
looking into this matter (available on wikipedia for what that is worth!)
Cheminova controversy and academic freedom at AU

Aarhus University is the owner of the chemical manufacturer Cheminova, who
controversially has been selling the methyl parathion pesticide to Brazil

(you may or may not know that this is not simply a "controversial"
pesticide, but in fact a deadly one, especially to bees)

In 2009, senior researcher Mette Jensen emailed her colleagues at AU,
asking whether they thought Cheminova should stop selling the controversial
pesticides. For this, the university threatened her with

The university's Pro-Vice-Chancellor Søren E. Frandsen denies that the
university had made any mistakes or threatened the freedom of speech and
academic freedom of its
HERE IS LINK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarhus_University

Kind regards,

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Annette Markham <amarkham at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Lori Kendall and I are teaching a PhD course at Aarhus University in a
> couple of weeks.  If you know anyone who might be interested, we still have
> about three seats remaining.  This is the second time we've taught this
> course and it seems to be a good success.
> Title:  Pathways to Meaning: Analytical tools for qualitative researchers
> of digital media
> Dates:  Tuesday, August 27 (noon) until Friday, August 30, 2013
> Location: Aarhus University, Denmark
> Basic Description:
> http://www.markham.internetinquiry.org/teaching/pathways/
> Reading list:
> http://www.markham.internetinquiry.org/2013/08/pathwaysreadinglist2013/
> Contact me you're interested and I'll be happy to give you more
> information.  Feel free to pass this along to colleagues who might be
> interested and able to attend,
> Best,
> annette
> *****************************************************
> Annette N. Markham, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, Department of Aesthetics & Communication, Aarhus
> University
> Guest Professor, Department of Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden
> Affiliate Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago
> amarkham at gmail.com
> http://markham.internetinquiry.org/
> Twitter: annettemarkham
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Carolina Cambre PhD

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