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What's Up at the Hub?


Here we  share with you news and updates on new jobs, visiting scholars at the Posthumanities Hub, various events, seminars, and workshops that are organized by the Hub or its mothership, Tema Genus (the Gender Studies at the interdisciplinary department of TEMA, at Linköping University, Sweden).


  • Our warmest congratulations on their great success to the amazing Marietta Radomska and Lisa Linden, both of TEMA LIU, who received VR grants! Marietta will be working on her project entitled ”Dödens ekologierÖ miljön, kroppen och etik i samtida konst” and Lisa on “Empowerment och stigmatisering: Patientorganisationer, gynekologisk cancer och identiteter i omvandling.”
  • Congratulations to Desirée Ljuncrantz (Tema G, Liu) and Marianna Szczygielska (Central European University, visiting PhD student at Tema G in 2015/16) who successfully defended their PhD theses!
  • A special issue of Angelaki on "Tranimacies: intimate relations between animals and trans*studies" edited by our fantastic colleagues Marianna Szczygielska, Eliza Steinbock, and Anthony Wagner is now out! With contributors from our hubbers, Marietta Radomska and Vera Weetzel, and our Tema Genus Professor Madina Tlostanova, among others, this issue is pushing the boundaries of thinking beyond the human/animal binary.
  • Congratulations to Christine Daigle from Brock University and to her team for receiving a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) partnership development grant to support Posthumanism Research Network. We're happy and proud to be Posthumanities Research Network partner and collaborator and we're thrilled about these new opportunities to work together.
  • We recommend you look up Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities' website for more information on interdisciplinary relations between geography and arts and humanities scholarship and practice; blog, forum, call for papers, and more!

Calls for Papers and Other Contributions

  • A programme for our workshop “Plantarium: Re-Imagining Green Futurities” is now available. The event will take place in June, 1st-2nd, at Linkoping University with invited activists, artists, workers, independent researchers, and academics who are interested in rethinking the generative potentialities of the botanical. All events on June 1st are open to general public. For more see: here.

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, and Other Events

  • Join us today at Tema G for a workshop Eco/Decolonial Arts: Open-ended Poetic/Philosophical Forays. The two-day workshop aims to develop transversal dialogues between various ways of engagement with both ecocritical/ecological and decolonial perspectives.
  • A nearly carbon free conference on The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic starts today! This conference was conceived as a forum to facilitate and an interdisciplinary dialogue on the social and environmental issues that surround plastic. To reduce its environmental impact, it is held entirely online between June 26th and July 14th, 2017.
  • Curated talks around Automata, a thought-provoking performance on stage at Orionteatern in Stockholm are now available online here. A a recording of a discussion “Free-spirited cyborgs and controlled bodies” is also available online. Chaired by Carl Åkerlund this panel discussion between Samira Ariadad, Helena Granström, Waldemar Ingdahl and the founder and director of Posthumanities Hub, Cecilia Åsberg, took place on May 6th in Orion Theatre following a staging of Automata.

Recent Past Events

  • A Seed Box funded workshop “Plantarium: Re-Imagining Green Futurities” organised by Olga Cielemecka and Marianna Szczygielska took place in June, 1st-2nd, at Linkoping University. It brought together activists, artists, practicioners, independent researchers, and academics to rethink the generative potentialities of the botanical. More about the event. Many thanks to our invited keynote speakers Cate Sandilands and Michael Marder, Mirko Nikolic for a plant yoga session and Christina Sadlbauer and Regula Heggli for vegetal speed dating, and all participants for making it such a special event! Now we're planning to work on a CfP for a special issue, intended for one of the top environmental humanities journal, on the theme of hum-vegetal ecologies. Stay tuned!
  • Professor Cecilia Åsberg, director and founder of the Posthumanities Hub, gave a keynote lecture at the 8th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms "Environmental Humanities and New Materialisms: The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture." The conference took place at Maison de l'UNESCO in Paris on June 7-9, 2017. Professor Åsberg gave a lecture entitled "A Thousand Tiny Anthropocenes" on ecological humanities, mapping out their challenges and potentials as feminist posthumanities.
  • We had an immense pleasure to host an Advanced Seminar with Professor Catriona Sandilands (York University Toronto) on June 5th at Tema g. Catriona (Cate) Sandilands is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University (Toronto); she is a 2016 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow, Immediate Past President of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment; and former Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture. She has published over 60 articles on topics in the Environmental Humanities ranging from ecofeminist philosophy and queer ecology to the biopolitics of national parks and urban gardens. Her seminar will focus on queer and feminist ecocriticism, and will include particular attention to questions of multispecies biopolitics and queer affects.
  • “Writing with Undisciplined Discipline: A Writing Workshop with Environmental Humanities” organized in a collaboration between KTH and LiU environmental humanities researchers and generously supported by the Seed Box, took place Stockholm in January 26-27, 2017. The workshop revolved around the idea to write ~slowly, ethically, and collaboratively into the Anthropocene. Read more about the event here.

For archives of our news and events earlier in 2017, click here.


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Last updated: Wed Jun 28 11:27:31 CEST 2017