The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Seminar and Webinar Series

The Posthumanities Hub offers a long-established seminar series for undisciplined humanities and social science scholars, for creative philosophers, scientists and engineers, for salty practitioners and witty activists at the intersection of art, science and society.

If you are curious and committed to the Anthropocene challenges facing society today, to issues of justice and care, this is your scene. We welcome you to listen in to, or join intellectually generous conversations with invited speakers. We add networking, workshopping, career and learning opportunities to our menu continuously.  If you long for new encounters, concepts to think with, this seminar series offers a plethora of opportunities for wonder and concern with regard to, for instance, art(s) and science(s), AI and sustainability, death and co-existence, techno-sociality and transcorporeality (environed embodiment), climate change, past and future crises, oceanic and animal well-being, ecological humanities, posthuman ethics and feminist theorizing beyond gender.

– Here, we bring the nonhuman to the humanities, and more-than-human insights to the people.    

It is the go-to series for PhD-students, teachers, curious people and international academic stars of the, let us call it, more-than-human humanities, and we welcome those that feel less comfortable or “uncategorical” about the notion of the posthuman. It is a friendly thinking community that grasps and grapples with today’s postnatural/posthuman/inhuman/ahuman problems in a generous, affirmative and pro-feminist way. Each session is different, and the seminar series has evolved over time and place into a multi-university phenomenon and an international webinar of some reputation. 

The Posthumanities Hub seminars started out at interdisciplinary TEMA, Linköping University in 2009. An early spawn of feminist inter- and postdisciplinary curiosity across the nature / culture divide, it grew and mutated across multi-university collaborations and art-science divides. Yet, the seminar series turned into an internationally acclaimed webinar with participants from all corners of the world during its time with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The ecological perspectives we have cultivated since have concerned seas and coastlines, biodiversity, our relationship to extinction and vulnerability, to earth and soil, forests and the very concept of sustainability, artistic AI and the development of an intra-generational ethics for becoming better Anthropocene ancestors. For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar series has gathered between 50 and 150 worldwide participants each session from various universities and independent scholarly networks. This is why it is important to register in advance for each specific session.

Since 2021 it is run in close collaboration with The Eco- and Bio Art Lab (EBL), and these multi-university webinars are (after mild editing) broadcasted also over the EBL and Posthumanities Hub YouTube channel.

Times below are CET/CEST.

You can get an overview of all our various events in the Calendar. More informative posts about the seminars, other events, networks, CFP, etc. can be found under News and Highlights. There’s a separate page for Ongoing Projects. If your curious about all our Hub activities you can have a look at our Activity Reports & Events Archive. Finally, check out and sign up for our Newsletter!

Programme for Spring 2022:

13 January 2022, 13:15 – 16:00 CET – The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Webinar: More-than-human Literacy & Feminist Posthumanities (speakers: Sanna Karkulehto, Nora Schuurman, Aino-Kaisa Koistinen, Kaisa Kortekallio, Nóra Ugron)

14 February 2022, 17:15-19:00 CET – The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Webinar on SATURATION EPISTEMOLOGIES (speakers: Melody Jue and Rafico Ruiz)

10 March 2022, 13:15-15:00 CET The HIGHER SEMINAR SERIES of Tema Genus, Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab (in collaboration with Tema Genus Higher Seminars) Webinar on ‘Making Sanctuary’ with Báyò Akómoláfé

30 May 2022, 13:15-15:00 CEST – The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Webinar/Seminar with Thom van Dooren (hybrid format) on ‘The Craft of Poisoning: Learning not to eat cane toads’

14 June 2022, 13:15-15:00 CEST – The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Webinar/Seminar on artistic and postconventional research – more info TBA!

More info TBA!

Programme for Autumn 2021:

9 September 2021, 13:15 -15:00 CEST – The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Seminar: Toxic/Trans/Bodies (speakers: Dr Wibke Straube and Andria Nyberg Forshage).

10 September 2021, 10:15-12:00 CEST – Humus Economicus Collaboratory in association with The Posthumanities Hub: Soil Blindness and the Value of “Dirt”, a Seminar on Ecological Economics, Soil Care, and Homemaking in Times of Transition (speakers: Dr Thomas Hahn, Dr Åsa Ståhl and Prof Mathilda Tham).

30 September-1 October 2021 Seaside Arts and Low-Trophic Imaginaries: State of the Art Network Mid-term Event (Keynotes: Prof. Stacy Alaimo (University of Oregon) and Anne-Marie Melster (ARTPORT))

13 December 2021, 13:15 – 17:00 CETEnd of the Sea? Art and Science for Multispecies Futures Workshop.

Programme for Spring 2021:

28 Jan 2021, 13:15-15:00 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar: Re:Sound – Sound as Evidential Medium in an Age of Crisis

25 March 2021, 13:15-15:00 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar: Sonic Visions of the Arctic (speaker: Dr Åsa Stjerna)

22 April 2021, 10:00-12:00 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar: AI and the Posthumanities

20 May 2021, 13:15-15:00 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar: Becoming better ancestors (speakers: Docent Christina Fredengren and Prof. Cecilia Åsberg)

27 May 2021, 13:15-15:00 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar: Queer Death Aesthetics (speakers: Karolina Żyniewicz and Jacob Bach Riis)

3 June 2021, 13:15-14:45 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar Out of the rubble: Cal Flyn and Sarah Thomas explore islands of abandonment

17 June 2021, 13:15-15:00 – The Posthumanities Hub Seminar: Arts of Non/Living Matters (speakers: Margherita Pevere and Dr Marietta Radomska), combined with the official launch of The Eco-and Bioart Lab.

Programme for Autumn 2020:

Monday, 28 Sep, 13:15-15:00
A Sea change in the humanities
Prof. Cecilia Åsberg (KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Linköping University, Sweden)
Joint event with KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment Higher Seminar

Friday 16 Oct, 13:00
Excessive Seas: Waste Ecologies of Eutrophication
Jesse Peterson, Dissertation defense, KTH

Monday 2 Nov, 13.15-14.45
Educational Imaginaries: Governance at the Intersection of Technology and Education
Dr. Lina Rahm, Postdoc with The Posthumanities Hub and Ragnar Holm Fellow 2020 at KTH, Division of History of Science Technology and Environment. Joint event with KTH Higher Seminar.

Thursday, 5 Nov, 13:15-15:00
A Critical Cartography of New Materialist Constellations & Interventions in Times of Terror(ism)
Dr. Evelien Geerts (University of Birmingham)
In order to take part in the seminar, please register by sending an email to the.posthumanities.hub@gmail.com by 3rd November 2020 at the latest.

25-26 Nov
Cautious Encounters
VR Symposium on artistic research 2020 – Working together. Panel with:
Cecilia Åsberg, Professor, Gender Nature Culture, Linköping University, and Guest Professor KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Isabelle Doucet (applicant), Professor, Theory and History of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Hélène Frichot, Professor, Architecture and Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Elke Krasny, Professor, Art and Education. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.
Jonathan Metzger, Professor, Urban and Regional Studies, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Register for the conference and read full program here

9 Dec, 13:15-15:00
Ingesting the Hydrocene
Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris (curator, writer, lecturer, PhD student UNSW Art & Design)
Registration: In order to take part in the seminar, please register by sending an email to the.posthumanities.hub@gmail.com by 7th Dec 2020.

Programme for Spring 2020:

Thursday, 30 January, 13:15-15:00
A Joyful Apocalypse: Activism for the End of the Anthropocene
Professor Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

Wednesday, 4 March, 13:15-15:00
Climavore – How We Eat as Humans Change Climate
Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe)

Programme for Autumn 2019:

Friday, 18 October, 10:15-12
Iqaluit’s Dumpcano and the Indeterminate Material Politics of Waste
Professor Myra Hird (Queen’s University, Canada)

23 October, 13:15-15:00
To Care is To Resist: Situated Perspectives on Architecture
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Doucet (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Hélène Frichot, Professor of Architecture in Critical Studies and Gender Theory (KTH, Sweden)

14 Nov, 13:15-14:30
A Roundtable Session on Teaching Environmental Humanities
With the Posthumanities Hub and Environmental Humanities Lab

Programme for Spring 2019:

Tuesday, 22 January, 10:15 – 12:00

Marietta Radomska (Linköping University and University of Helsinki, Finland)

Deterritorialising Death: Queer(ing) Methodology and Contemporary Art

The seminar is followed by the bi-annual open Posthumanities Hub organisational meeting (12:00 – 13:00), taking place in the seminar room.

Tuesday, 12 March, 10:15 – 12:00

Line Henriksen (University of Copenhagen, DK)

Weird Ecologies – stories from the void and the web

Friday, 29 March, 10:15 – 12:00 

Tom Hallock (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, USA)

Signing Nature, Memorializing Plantations: Public Memory on the Bartram Trail

Monday, 8 April, 13:15 – 15:00

Lauren LaFauci (Linköping University)

Histories and Perceptions of Climate in Early American Literature and Culture

 Tuesday – Wednesday, 14-15 May

The Open Humanities Lab Symposium

Programme

Tuesday, 4 June, 10:15 – 12:00

Camila Marambio (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) and Nina Lykke (Linköping University)

Decolonialising Mourning Through Speculative Wonder and Unthinkable Questions? On the Selk’nam ‘Hain’ and Its Layers of Lostness

13:15 – 16:00

Nina Lykke (Linköping University), Katja Aglert (independent artist, Stockholm), Line Henriksen (University of Copenhagen), Marietta Radomska (Linköping University/University of Helsinki), Camila Marambio (Monash University) and Tara Mehrabi (Karlstad University)

Workshop ‘Becoming with Alien Encounters: Speculative Storytelling in a More-than-human World’

Wednesday, 5 June, 10:15 – 12:00

Adam Wickberg (Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment KTH)

Coloniality, Media and the Anthropocene in Early Americas