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 and environmental health (especially toxic embodiment), 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, The Posthumanities Hub is also a network site of lively forms of 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
Prof. Dr Cecilia Åsberg, founder and director, head of the research group, Linköping University, Sweden, 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. Marietta Radomska, co-director and co-cordinator of Hub’s multi-university and multi-media platforms, head of Hub sub-research group Eco- and Bioart Lab, Linköping University, Sweden.
Dr. Janna Holmstedt, artistic director, platform assistance, head of Hub sub-research group Humus Economicus, Sweden’s Historical Museums, and Independent Fine Artist.
Dr. Lina Rahm, platform assistance, KTH postdoctoral fellow in technohumanities and social history of education, reciever of Ragnar Holm Foundation Postdoc Award, Royal Institute of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Stockholm.
Dr. Adam Wickberg, platform and social media assistance, KTH postdoctoral fellow in media history at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and visiting scholar of the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin.
Docent Christina Fredengren, senior researcher, strategic platform advisor, Stockholm University, Sweden.