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.
Major Environmental Humanities initiative receives total of 40 million
Linköping University has been awarded another SEK 20 million – now SEK 40 million in total – to create a world-leading programme in interdisciplinary environmental humanities. Amongst the more than twenty projects included in this program, one project deals with the mentality that lead to the dumping of chemical weapons and military waste in the Gotland Deep in the Baltic Sea.
“This is the biggest ever investment in the humanities in Sweden. The fact that we have received this funding shows that the perspective of the environment and human society is important. We need to have a deeper discussion about the role of man in nature and what role nature plays for humans,” says Cecilia Åsberg, associate professor and head of Gender Studies at the Department of Thematic Studies, who is in charge of the initiative and will head the new programme.
Last updated: 2015-05-04