• Nordic Network Gender, Body, Health Conference in Odense Dec 11-13 on Bodily Methodologies; key notes by Cecilia Åsberg and Stine Adrian.
  • Posthumanist Methodologies: An encounter with the work of Vicki Kirby and Karen Barad –Three introductory lectures at the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, 5,6,7 November 2013 by Dr Peta Hinton, University of New South Wales, Australia; ICI Berlin
    The event is conducted as a GEXcel workshop 
  • Cecilia Åsberg is (Oct-Nov) Visiting Guest Professor of Referat Gender Forschung, University of Vienna, teaching in Ringvorelesung “Nature/Kulturhältnisse als Herausfordering für queer- feministische Theorieansätze, Tuesday 5 Nov, 2013 on “Practicing posthumanities: Feminist science/cultural studies and its queer questions to nature, ethics and interdisciplinarity”
  • Anthroposcene workshop at Tema V (Water and Environmental Sciences) 28 October, 2013 at 10-12 hrs (LiU, Sweden)
  • Gexcel Open Position Scholar of the Posthumanities Hub, Astrida Neimanis works now also at Tema V (Water and Environmental Sciences): Congratulations Astrida!
  • Please note: Hub group meetings Fall 2013: Sep 3, Sep 24 and Dec 9.
  • In addition, eg on Sep 26, in the seminar series Technology, practice, identity at tema T, LiU. See also seminars in Green Critical Forum, LiU.
  • 11 Nov, 13:15-16:00 tema genus Higher Seminar: “Human-Animal Entanglements” with for instance Dr. Tora Holmberg, Uppsala University. Event funded via the posthumanities network: next genderation (VR – Swedish Research Council)
  • We welcome Ericka Johnson and Johan Hedrén among the illustre ranks of the Hub’s Advisory Board (a sounding board for the Posthumanities Hub).
  • Distinguished professor Rosi Braidotti of Utrecht University (Founding Director of The Centre for Humanities at UU; long-standing feminist philosopher of key importance in Europe and beyond, and, member of the Hub advisory board) was May 2013 inugurated as Honorary Doctor of Linköping University! Congratulations, Rosi!
  • Present visiting scholars: We are so very happy to welcome Suzi Hayes from La Trobe University, Australia as one of our visiting scholars here at the Posthumanities Hub this spring 2013! And we are equally happy to welcome back the returning visiting Hub-scholars Pat Treusch (Berlin), Karla Mason (Belfast), Olga Cielemęcka (Warsaw), Astrida Neimanis (Toronto) and Ingvil Hellstrand (Stavanger)! Your work changes the world.
  • We will report on more Hub-news in September. -Have a fruitful and enriching summer, everybody!
  • Wednesday 12 June, 14:00-17:00 WIBKE STRAUBE’s FINAL SEMINAR. Opponent Prof. Anu Koivunen, and committee members Dr Frida Beckman, Dr Eliza Steinbock, Prof Susan Stryker.                                                  Where: FAROS
  • Thursday June 13, 13:15-15:00 ”We Are the Weather: New Feminist Perspectives on Climate Change” ASTRIDA NEIMANIS presents in the GREEN CRITICAL FORUM Where: Norrköping, Kåkenhus K7A. Register with
  • Friday June 14, 09:15-11:00 ”Eco-Cultural Studies: An introductory workshop” with Suzy Hayes, Astrida Neimanis and Cecilia Åsberg
  • Where: Delfi, Tema Genus – LiU, SE
  • 17-19 June The International Somatechnics Conference at Linköping University, SE. “Missing Links: The Somatechnics of Decolonization”
  • NEXT GROUP MEETING The Posthumanities Hub September 3, Delfi, 15:15-16:00 hours
  • Friday June 7, 10:15-12:00
  • “Elemental logic and the critical climate of the post-humanities” (DELFI), with Suzi Hayes, La Trobe University (Australia), visiting scholar of The Posthumanities Hub
    Org: Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Lisa Mazzei and Anna Palmer (co-funded by The Posthumanities Hub)
  • Tuesday 28 May, 10:15-12:00 (DELFI)
    “Researching the Humanoid Other:
  • Anthropomatics and the Anthropos” with Pat Treusch, BTU and Humboldt Uni (Germany), visiting scholar of The Posthumanities Hub.
    Thursday May 23, 14:15-15:30 (DELFI)
  • ”The Material Agency of Menstrual Blood: Art meets Science in a Menstrual Cup” with Miriam Weistreich and Astrida Neimanis (Delfi) The Posthumanities Hub-seminar
  • 22 May 13-17 Reading course Zoontology and the Posthumanities: Feminist Introductions (with Jami Weinstein and Cecilia Åsberg)
  • gender lab logo31 May, Workshop with Birgitta Jordansson och Helen Peterson, only for recruiters, directors and research leaders at Linköping University.
    “Hur blir man anställningsbar inom akademin?”


Art and technology festival in Stockholm
​25 May. Speakers include Astrida Neimanis and Cecilia Åsberg of the Posthumanities Hub

Movements, aesthetics, ontology

IV Annual Conference on the New Materialisms

16-17 May 2013, School of History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Turku, Finland

Key note speakers:

  • Estelle Barrett (Communication & Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia)
  • Barbara Bolt (Victoria College of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Patricia Pisters (Media and Film Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Jukka Sihvonen (History, Culture & Arts Studies, University of Turku, Finland)
  • Iris van der Tuin (Gender Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Cecilia Åsberg (The Posthumanities Hub: Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Doctoral Day@Tema Genus: PhD student presentations and Career Day

7 May, 09:15-16:30. Only for Tema Genus.

Humanistdygnet “den lekande människan”

19-20 April, se “Posthumanistisk salong”, Stadsbiblioteket

Nakna sanningar: Klimat och genus

9 April, Visualiseringscenter C, Norrköping

Tema Genus’ Vision Seminar

18-20 March 2013 Gender Dialogues

Politicians meeting gender scholars. 13 February, Riksdagen, Stockholm.
Animal neurologies-seminar, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University.
31 January, 2013. Cecilia Åsberg on “More or less human: Translations of Alzheimer’s Disease in Science and Culture”.

Biotechnoethics: Mapping (prospective) bodily landscape”, Berlin

Scholarly Colloquium in Berlin 17-18 January with Tema Genus’ own Margrit Shildrick on “Rethinking the bioethics and phenomenology of hybrid bodies: The case of organ transplantation” and Cecilia Åsberg on”The Contested Subjects of Alzheimer’s Disease”. Org. by Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien (ZtG) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and by Zentrum für Interdisiplinäre Frauen – und Geschlechterforschung (ZIFG) der Technischen Universität Berlin.



Moist so Moist: Art Meets Science in a Menstrual Cup

Moist So Moist is an interdisciplinary art and research project focusing on giving agency to menstruation. The project takes form through academic writing and research, written documentation, performative gestures and experimentation informed by art methodologies and is structured around a series of experiments that drive forward the investigation. In the past, an analogue database for menstrual products installed at the Feminist Materialisms conference in Copenhagen in the spring of 2012 led to a series of enquiries about the boundaries of the human bodies and pushed the project to questions of ethics bound to the disposal of body parts. ”We hadn’t anticipated how strong the menstruator’s attachment was to the blood once it was out of the body” says researcher Miriam Wistreich about the plan to reuse the collected matter in the fertilization of a menstrual garden ”One menstruator asked how she could continue following her blood and asked; ”what if I only want red peppers grown from it?” That was quite revelatory for us and led to a series of questions regarding ownership of the dispersed body and its data”. The researchers list disparate sources such as software studies, HBO series True Blood, Fluxus and performance art and ANT as inspirations for the project.

The new experiment, made in collaboration between writers and researchers Astrida Neimanis and Miriam Wistreich with Linköping University, explores the moment in which a menstruator gathers blood expelled from the body during menstruation instead of disposing of it. Using a technological device for the collection, a menstrual cup, the experiments second focus is on the entanglement of the menstruating body and menstrual technologies. The two are excited: ”we want menstruators to document their experience of collecting the flow. Miriam had this image of lots of little jars of red blood along handwritten statements, but we’ll see what happens. Maybe something completely unexpected will come out of the experiment.”.


gender lab logoTransdisciplinary seminars at the Gender Lab

We would like to introduce the collaborative research project located at the Hub: The Gender Lab. The Gender lab is funded by the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research to promote gender equality and gender conscious research across disciplinary boundaries. The project was successfully inaugurated in April 2010, and now the cross-disciplinary collaborations will work develop a toolkit for social and natural scientists and cultural scholars for creating gender conscious research careers across both Linköping University and Stockholm University. The project ends June 2013.

For more information, please click here