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TEMA - Department of Thematic Studies



TEMA - a unique academic environment for thematically structured, interdisciplinary and practical societal research that takes place between and beyond the boundaries of disciplines. We combine strong research with education assignments, in which we also engage organisations and bodies from outside the academy. We educate our students and new researchers in critical, creative and innovative thinking for the benefit of science as well as the development of society.



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Protect your house against a changed climate

visadaptA web tool for climate adaptation has been developed by researchers from the Nordic countries. Key in the information for your house and you’ll get immediate advice on how it should be protected against future climate events.

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VisAdapt tool

Women with “atypical” sex development challenge the boundaries of normality

lisa guntramThousands of girls discover in their teens that they have an “atypical” sex development, maybe missing an x chromosome or a part of their genitalia. By adapting – and by resisting – they confront the norms of female embodiment.

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CSPR seminar (2015-02-05)
Thematic Forum (2015-02-25)
Thematic Forum (2015-04-22)
The diseased posthuman (2015-05-28)



20 million to Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

Mistra funds The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, which critically and creatively combines gender and post-humanist environmental research in an extensive international consortium of environmental research. The principal applicant is Cecilia Åsberg, Gender Studies and The Posthumanities Hub, along with Johan Hedrén, Environmental Change and Green Critically Forum.

New global association for gender studies

A new global association for leading gender research centres has been formed. The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies – Rings – gathers research institutes and centres from Africa, Australia, Europe and North and Central America. The aim is to facilitate collaboration and contact in gender studies worldwide.

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Last updated: 2014-12-15