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Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change



At tema T we critically analyse both technology’s influence on and the different types of understandings that are constructed around technology in and by society. Our research deals with how social actors create and exploit technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics and the economy.



STS Summer School 2016: 

Bodies and/in STS

Bildresultat för vadstena klosterhotelIn the second Swedish STS Summer School we engage with bodies in multiple ways. We will look at bodies and/in medicine, how physical bodies and bodily norms are shaped, how norms are enacted and renegotiated in/by/through bodies and technologies, and how knowledge about bodies can be transformed and renegotiated through studying non-human bodies.

The anchor teacher, who will be present throughout the week, is Cynthia Kraus, PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Time: August 22-26, 2016

Place: Vadstena, Sweden

Applications are due March 31, 2016

Upcoming conference September 2016

2nd International Time-Geography Conference


Research reports

Research Highlight


Time-Goegraphy in a global context

Are you interested in time-geography?

Here you will find information about the network for researchers, graduate students, teachers and doctoral candidates interested in time-geography, which has been in operation for a number of years. The network coordinator is professor Kajsa Ellegård from the interdisciplinary Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University.

Earlier Research Highlight ....

Blog about PhD Education 

Ericka Johnson blogs about PhD Education in VR’s magazine Curie




More about Events


New bookckbok

The Social Life of Forensic Evidence,
Corinna Kruse, University of California Press


Blog posts for University of California Press by Corinna Kruse


TAX Compliance Reading group

Tax Compliance reading group at Linköping University during spring 2016. 1.3, 14.3 and 12.4.
We meet between 13:15-15:00 in Hygeia in the Tema T building. Fika included!

Texts are sent out the week before – send lotta.bjorklund.larsen@liu.se an email if you want to participate.

Welcome! Nimmo Osman Elmi, Joaquim Campuzano Punti and Lotta Björklund Larsen

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Last updated: 2016-08-19