The Posthumanities Hub is a research group and a platform for postdisciplinary humanities and more-than-human humanities, for philosophy, arts and sciences informed by advanced cultural critique and some seriously humourous feminist creativity. In our research, we specialize in the more-than-human condition and inventive feminist materialist philosophies. This entails work in environmental humanities, human animal studies, cultural studies and new media, digital and techno-humanities, medical humanities, queer death studies, and environmental health (especially toxic embodiment), in the posthuman, a-human, inhuman, nonhuman, and trans-, queer or anti-imperialist theory-practices, feminist science studies, and other inter- and/or postdisciplinary areas of researching a complex and changing world that does not admit to old academic divisions of labour (ie, that research on “culture” is for humanities and “nature” for science.) We work to meet up with pressing societal challenges, aross the natureculture divide and target specific cases. Curiously, creatively and critically.

Besides a group of PhD-candidates, postdocs and senior researchers that work intensely together in a research group forged as a “collaboratory”, The Posthumanities Hub is also a network site of lively forms of connected postdisciplinary sciences and more-than-human humanities, visiting scholars (coming to us in Sweden, or us visiting other universities).  

We host networks like The Posthumanities Network: Next Genderation, Posthumanities International Network (PIN), The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, and co-host New Materialisms (an EU Cost Action of Utrecht University), and Posthumanism Research Network (of Brock University, Canada).

Launched in 2008 as part of the Linköping University initiative in Future Research Leaders, the Posthumanities Hub is a welcoming meeting place for diverse scholars founded by Prof Cecilia Åsberg. It sprung out of intense interest in interdisciplinary postgraduate/PhD training, cross-university activism and international team-work in gender studies, the humanities and feminist and transdisciplinary bridge-building activities.

How We Run the Hub: The Core Executive Team

Prof. Dr Cecilia Åsberg, founder and director, head of the Hub, is the chair of Gender, nature, culture at Linköping University (Department of Thematic Studies), Sweden. Presently she is also Professor II (20%) at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, and recently KTH guest professor (70% at Historical Studies of Science, Technology and Environment) and now affiliate/guest (of ie SEED Department of Sustainability Science and Environmental Engineering, the KTH Gender Network, and EECS) at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; and Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Read more about Åsberg and her publications.

Dr. Jesse Peterson is coordinator of The Posthumanities Hub and employed postdoctoral researcher at Gender Studies, Linköping University, to work with the Gender, nature, culture platform of Åsberg and The Posthumanities Hub. Dr Peterson previously held a position at SLU Swedish Agricultural University, and cultivates blue and multispecies forms of environmental humanities.

Tetiana Priadkina is adjunct at Gender Studies, LiU, hired at Linköping University, from Ukraine. She assists Prof Åsberg with Tema Genus/Gender Studies Higher Seminars and the Hub and EBL webinars.

Dr. Marietta Radomska, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities at Gender Studies at LiU, is director of new mushroomed research group Eco- and Bioart Lab (EBL), Linköping University, Sweden, and co-cordinator of the jointly run EBL and Hub’s webinars.

Beside this executive core team of Cissi, Marietta, Jesse and Tetiana (above), we co-organize the research group – the collaboratory – and its tactics, in particular with …

Dr. Janna Holmstedt, artistic researcher, environmental humanities scholar and head/project leader of the mushroomed soil art/research group Humus Economicus, at Sweden’s Historical Museums, and Independent Fine Artist. (Previously Hub coordinator, artistic director and postdoc at KTH.)

Professor Christina Fredengren, archeologist, time philosopher and heritage researcher of the environmental humanities and posthumanities in practice, at Uppsala University, Sweden, and previously strategic platform advisor located at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Professor Dick Kasperowski, University of Gothenburg, Theory of Science, epistemology and citizen science, and scholar of environmental humanities and posthumanities in practice.

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