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Communicating Hope for the Climate

The Director of The Posthumanities Hub, Prof. Cecilia Åsberg, has just published a report for the scientific magazine, Curie. Titled “Kommunikation om klimatet måste ge framtidshopp,” Åsberg writes about the experiences of The Posthumanities Hub and its work in the Reclaiming Futures, Storying Change research project and festival. In this report, she writes how important it is to work with the youth and meet them in their own spheres of experience and influence. She addresses the need to recognise the values and concerns of younger generations as they mature and begin to take on socio-environmental challenges.

Book: Dipali Mathur’s Available to be Poisoned, Save 30%

Affiliated Researcher, Dipali Mathur’s book Available to be Poisoned: Toxicity as a Form of Life has recently been released. The book is written for those working on the neoliberal legacies of toxicity, pollution and waste and the ways by which the global neoliberal machinery relies on the exploited labour and landscapes marked “other” to continue business-as-usual.

For more information about the publication and access to a 30% discount, download the files below. 

Learn more about Dr Dipali Mathur | IASH (, Digital Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh

CFP: Sea Farming and Feminist Blue Humanities

Deadline: 31 January 2023

Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics

We call for contributions that disclose past, current, and future transformations regarding how societies might nourish life through, by and with the seas, suggesting modes of thinking and consuming in ways that allay our high-energy and high-consumption societies. Nourishment in theory unmakes modern distinctions between individual consumer choice and planetary belonging, self and other, body and environment – generative to what has been termed for instance low trophic theory-practices (Radomska and Åsberg 2021; Åsberg and Radomska 2021). Thus, we invite submissions that explore the political and ethical terrain in contemporary nourishing practices surrounding sustainable food system transitions located along the coasts and in the oceans.

Attention towards farming at sea needs be aware of the cross-border, trans-material, multi-species, posthuman entanglements in which it is embedded. For instance, we need to understand how posthuman and more-than-human ethics (Probyn 2016, 20) might be implemented in ocean farming. We need to understand how privatization and increases in oceanic productivity (Motichek et al. 2008) may impact environmental justice at different scales. We need also to think with the original meaning of “farm” as “something payable” and consider how to repay and replenish the oceans for what humans and society take from them. Hence, this special issue aims to address the themes of ocean farming and situate them within the context of coastal nourishment and care (e.g., feminist, multispecies, etc.) to address ethical and political implications that come with specific challenges, such as innovating ocean farm technologies for the harvesting of new materials, cultivating terrestrial plants and marine vegetables at sea, altering food webs, establishing policies and regulations on ocean farming, and reshaping aquatic relationships between humans and other beings.

This special issue invites critical ocean studies, indigenous, anti-colonial, queer, gender and intersectional approaches to marine and coastal sea farming. It honours inventive and societally relevant traditions in feminist STS, environmental ethics, blue – and multispecies humanities and the long histories of indigenous peoples’ connections to coastal areas. We hope to especially showcase the uses of arts and humanities to policy and society but also the creativity emerging out of postdisciplinary meetings between (eco- and bio-) art, the environmental humanities, the natural sciences and diverse societies of the world.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Gender and Sustainability – Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities PhD course (FAD3115)

This electable course in the doctoral program, Art, Technology and Design (7,5 credits) is an educational effort, supported by the KTH Equality Office for the integration of knowledge on gender equity in sustainable development research, provided by the KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment and the multi-university platform The Posthumanities Hub, with Tema Genus, Linköping University.

Gender and Sustainability: Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities and Posthumanities

The PhD course will be held online, and combines critical and creative perspectives on gender and sustainability from the emerging field of environmental humanities as it overlaps with science, technology, humanities, art and feminist theory-practices. It explores postdisciplinary directions in sustainability from a set of positions in environmental humanities and feminist posthumanities.

The course provides an introduction into the conceptual landscape of feminist environmental humanities, and an orientation into its methodological trajectories across the fields of science, technology, art and design. Notions of different scientific traditions in the past and present, and of inter- and transdisciplinary research are presented and framed in ways that are particularly useful for PhD researchers pursuing environmental humanities/postdisciplinary studies and practice-oriented research in art and arts (humanities), technology and design. PhD researchers are provided with an understanding of key concepts – and the relationship between research questions, methods, objectives and outcomes – through lectures, literature seminars, workshops and collaborative project work. The course introduces participants to thinking on situated knowledge practices and ethics amidst a plethora of critical methodologies, qualitative and innovative methods, and performative research practices. This course is an invaluable introduction to the ecologies of multispecies, techno-, citizen- and other forms of posthumanities. On completion of the course, PhD researchers will be provided with tools to critically reflect over the epistemological and ethical challenges inherent to their own research practices and doctoral work, but also in relationship to gender, sustainability and to other actors involved in the very social business of scholarship.


To be eligible for the course, PhD researchers must have completed a masters’ degree or have an equivalent level of education in STS, history of science, technology and environment studies, gender studies, technology, art or design (such as architecture, planning, civil engineering, arts, crafts, and design) or affiliated subjects within the humanities and social sciences.

Preliminary dates (ONLINE)

Module 1 – Re-inventing nature, re-inventing methodology: 5-6 December 2022
Module 2 – Doing gender and sustainability: Practice-oriented research: 16-17 January 2023
Module 3 – Ethics in thinking practice: 20-21 February 2023
Module 4 – Gender and sustainability in new registersKnowledge communication: 27-28 March 2023.

Coordinators and Guest Lecturers

The course will be coordinated and taught by a unique team of teachers, combining gender, sustainability, environmental humanities, feminist posthumanities and practice-oriented research:  

  • Meike Schalk, Associate Professor, KTH School of Architecture, architectural environmental humanities
  • Cecilia Åsberg, Professor, Gender, nature, culture, The Posthumanities Hub, Linköping University (guest/professor at KTH and Oslo MET)
  • Marietta Radomska, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities, Gender Studies, Linköping University, biophilosophy, eco/bio-art
  • Janna Holmstedt, PhD, Swedish Historical Museums, Artistic Researcher
  • Jesse Peterson, Postdoc, The Posthumanities Hub, Gender Studies, Linköping University

And guest lecturers (TBA).

The course is an open collaboration with the KTH gender network, The Posthumanities Hub, a multi-university research group and platform for feminist posthumanities and Gender Studies, Linköping University.

Application for this Doctoral Course

Deadline for application is 7th November 2022. (If accepted you receive a notice of acceptance and the course readings by 11th November.)

Please apply FORMALLY to the PhD course Gender & Sustainability by submitting an APPLICATION to

Include the following documents:

  • CV (short bio), one page
  • Letter of motivation, half a page (why you would benefit from this course in your PhD-work)
  • SHORT description of PhD project, one page maximum, with aim and research question, material and practice-oriented/methodological approaches and challenges


Are You the new Professor (chair) of Gender Studies at Utrecht University?


Chair (Full Professor) in Gender Studies (1.0 FTE) Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The Faculty of Humanities is looking for a new chair in Gender Studies with a strong, recognised international reputation, whose outstanding qualifications in research and teaching are reflected in an interdisciplinary vision of the field. The chair can articulate an inspired ambition for the development of research, teaching, and public engagement from a humanities perspective of feminist critical theory in relation to questions of diversity and inclusion for contemporary societal and institutional transformations.

The chair is expected to play a leading role in the further development of Gender Studies education and research in the context of Utrecht University’s interdisciplinary strategic themes (Institutions for Open Societies, Dynamics of Youth, and Pathways to Sustainability). In particular, the chair is willing to play a leading role in Institutions for Open Societies’ Diversity & Inclusion and Inequality platforms. As such, the new chair in Gender Studies contributes to the realisation of the strategic plans at the level of the department, the faculty, and Utrecht University, with respect to teaching, research, as well as public engagement and societal impact.

Read more about the qualifications and the full advertisment here.

DEADLINE 5 September, 2022.

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