New Exciting CfP: Special issue on Death

New exciting CfP! abstract submission deadline on 9th Nov!

Queer Death Studies Network

Dear all – it is our pleasure to draw your attention to a new exciting call for papers, which has been announced by the journal Research in Arts & Education.

Abstract submission deadline is soon: 9th November 2022.

In order to learn more, please CLICK HERE.

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE ON DEATH

Death studies have been a discipline since the 1970s. Currently, death is a topical issue not least due to the war in Europe. Also, Covid-19 made the idea of death a little less remote in peoples’ ordinary life. But death does not concern only humans. The ongoing extinction prompts us to ponder if there are deaths we dismiss as not worth enough of our attention.

Death is an aesthetic, ethical, and ecological issue. Graveyards might be historically meaningful places as in Ulla Taipale’s environmental installation The Other Side in Barcelona 2018, but they take up space…

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

We’re teaching the PhD course ‘Gender & Sustainability: Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities’ this autumn + spring’23 again! Apply before 7th Nov!

The Posthumanities Hub

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…

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InterGender PhD course “Researching Differently: Transdisciplinary challenges and postconventional methodologies in feminist inguiry”

InterGender PhD course “Researching Differently: Transdisciplinary challenges and postconventional methodologies in feminist inquiry” ONLINE.

The Posthumanities Hub

Here comes an announcement from InterGender – International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Feminist Research Training:

InterGender – International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Feminist Research
Training

For this course PhD students, but also advanced Master’s students are eligible to apply.

Title of the Course: Researching Differently: Transdisciplinary challenges and postconventional methodologies in feminist inquiry

Time: 7-8-9 December 2022
Location: Zoom
Deadline for applications: 30 October 2022

Applications should be sent to:
InterGender Consortium Coordinator Edyta Just (edyta.just[at]liu.se)

Maximum number of participants: 30

Organised by:
Local InterGender Course Organizer: Linköping University
InterGender, International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Feminist Research Training

Course coordinator:
InterGender Consortium Coordinator: Edyta Just (edyta.just[at]liu.se)

Teachers:
Madina Tlostanova, Professor, Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.
Katja Aglert, Professor, Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.
Marietta Radomska, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.

Course description:
In the present condition of planetary environmental disruption, rising global inequalities, technologies intervening in ‘life…

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PH & EBL hybrid seminar on “Design Ecologies: Towards Artistic and Postconventional (Research) Practices”, 14th June!

Join us on 14th June!

The Posthumanities Hub

Welcome to The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Hybrid Seminar on “Design Ecologies: Towards Artistic and Postconventional (Research) Practices” with speakers Carrie Foulkes (University of Glasgow) and Dr Lynn Wilson (University of Glasgow), which takes place on 14th June at 13:15-15:00 CEST in the room Faros (Tema building, Campus Valla, Linköping University), and on Zoom (for registration details, see below)

Generous emptiness: sculptural and architectural encounters

Abstract:

Photo: Carrie Foulkes, Monument on a Hill

This talk will ponder different kinds of ‘emptiness’ and their potentialities. As a way into thinking about some relevant themes, I’ll introduce the Sun Hive, exploring the hive’s material and conceptual aspects and how it symbolises a certain kind of relationship between humans and honeybees. Unlike many other forms of bee box that already have frames installed inside them, the Sun Hive provides a colony with a primarily ’empty’ space in which…

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PH & EBL Seminar/Webinar with Prof. Thom van Dooren, 30th May, 13:15-15:00 CEST

Exciting event in Linköping and on Zoom on 30th May!

The Posthumanities Hub

It is our great pleasure to welcome you all to the upcoming Posthumanities Hub and The Eco- and Bioart Lab Seminar/Webinar with Prof. Thom van Dooren (University of Sydney/University of Oslo) on “The craft of poisoning: learning not to eat cane toads

The seminar/webinar will have a hybrid format.

When: 30th May, 13:15 – 15:00 CEST

Where: Room FAROS, Tema building, Linköping University (Campus Valla) & on Zoom. For the registration link, see below.

The craft of poisoning: learning not to eat cane toads

Abstract:

Since their introduction in 1935, cane toads have been making their way across the top half of the Australian continent. As they’ve moved, they have left a wave of death in their wake, animals poisoned by the unfamiliar toxins that toad’s carry. All efforts to eradicate toads, or even slow their advance, have failed. In recent years, however, a new set…

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PH & EBL Webinar on “Saturation Epistemologies”, 14th February, 17:15-19:00 CET

Join us on 14th Feb at 17:15-19:00 CET!

The Posthumanities Hub

We are pleased to invite you all to the upcoming Posthumanities Hub and The Eco- and Bioart Lab Webinar on “SATURATION EPISTEMOLOGIES” with Melody Jue (UC Santa Barbara) and Rafico Ruiz (Canadian Centre for Architecture).

The event takes place on 14th February 2022 at 17:15-19:00 CET on Zoom (for registration, see below).

Webinar on ‘Saturation Epistemologies’ with Melody Jue and Rafico Ruiz

In this presentation, Melody Jue and Rafico Ruiz discuss saturation epistemologies in their recent collectionSaturation: An Elemental Politics(Duke Press, 2021). Poised as an alternative framework to object-focused inquiries and metaphors of entanglement, saturation points us to those situations where substances are not so easily isolated or tangled but may be materially or figuratively co-present. While saturation starts as a form of watery thinking, they show how it also draws our attention to thresholds, phase changes, and precipitates of matter.

MelodyJueis Associate Professor of English at…

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2 year POSTDOC job with the Hub!!

Postdoc position at The Posthumanities Hub!

The Posthumanities Hub

Astrida Neimanis, Marietta Radomska, Olga Cielemecka, Janna Holmstedt, Lina Rahm, Adam Wickberg – —now, ARE YOU the NEXT POSTDOC with The Posthumanities Hub? Welcome to apply for this research position with Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Gender Studies and The Posthumanities Hub: Gender, Nature, Culture!

Postdoc in Gender Studies with a focus on feminist environmental- and posthumanities

Linköping University, Sweden. RefTEMA-2021-00231

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting…

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Seaside Arts and Low-Trophic Imaginaries: A State of the Art Network Mid-term event

Seaside Arts and Low-trophic Imaginaries! More info coming soon…

The Posthumanities Hub

On 30th September and 1st October we will have a pleasure to host the event forming part of the State of the Art Network (SOTAN) activities, which will take place on the island of Ornö in Stockholm Archipelago. It will have a hybrid format (with eight participants on location and others taking part via Zoom) and will be open to all SOTAN members as well as registered non-SOTAN participants. More info on registration will come via our website (i.e. here) soon.

SEASIDEARTSAND LOW-TROPHIC IMAGINARIES, Location: Ornö, Stockholm Archipelago, and online.

All through the extended history of Earth, the coastline has been a zone of unrest, where waves and tides have forged life and land on this planet. Oceanic algae, once terraforming the Earth into a breathable planet, still produce most of our oxygen. Today, beaches and oceans are haunted by plastic waste, eutrophication and diminishing biological diversity. Kelp forests and…

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Environmental Racism is Garbage. Virtual Research-Creation and Art Symposium. NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Photo by David Kilabuk (source: https://environmentalracismisgarbage.art/)

On 27th-29th May 2021 Environmental Racism is Garbage: Virtual Research-Creation & Art Symposium took place online.

This wonderful and important event was supported by a Seed Box grant from Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Waste Flow (www.wasteflow.ca) and Queen’s University.

Here comes the (shortened) description from the symposium’s website:

The aim of this interactive virtual research-creation and art symposium is to bear modest witness to waste as a symptom of environmental racism. […] Environmental Racism is Garbage seeks knowledge production and acts of resistance at the intersection of art, politics, and the relationship between racialized injustice and ecological crisis. We’ve invited contributions and collaborations from visual and performance-based artists, curators, theorists and activists, to create submissions that engage with the interconnections between environmental health, socio-economic conditions, racialized discrimination, social justice – with transdisciplinary work driven by creative inquiry and lived experience forefronted.

I had a pleasure and honour to speak in the panel focused on Ecological Grief which took place on 26th May. In case you missed it, feel free to check out the recording of the panel (along with many other fascinating talks and panels) available until May 2022 on the symposium’s YouTube channel and website.

Podcast ‘Den föränderliga människan’ (in Swedish)

Recently I have had a pleasure to take part in a podcast ‘Den föränderliga människan’ focused on art and posthumanism, and produced by Svenska YLE (Swedish-speaking Finnish Radio).

In order to listen to the programme click here

Here comes a little blurb from YLE’s website:

Transhumanism ser teknologin som människans räddning. Medan posthumanismen säger att vi ska försöka se bortom det individuella och se på människan som en del av naturen och teknologin. Men varför är just trans- och posthumanism viktiga för att förstå världen av idag? Och hur formar de konsten och påverkar konstnärens arbete? Medverkar gör konstnärerna Elmer Bäck, Annika Tudeer och Magdalena Åberg och forskaren Marietta Radomska. Ljuddesign och klipp Mike Grönroos, producent Johanna Dikert, redaktör Johanna Grönqvist.

Image: Deep Kultur/Svenska YLE

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