More-than-human Conversations BLOG SERIES: Dr Evelien Geerts on “The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis”

The Posthumanities Hub is more than just a research group. It is a lively research environment across various borders, a platform, and a network of networks for postdisciplinary and more-than-human humanities, for philosophy, arts and sciences, informed by advanced cultural critique and creativity. It is also a space for discussions, transversal dialogues, synergies and conversations. In …

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Symposium ‘det gode liv/The Sweetness of Living’ at Barents Spektakel Festival, 20th Feb 2021!

Check out the exciting online event: det gode liv/The Sweetness of Living forming part of the Barents Spektakel festival, taking place on 17-21 February in Kirkenes, Norway. The symposium itself is scheduled on 20th February (Saturday) from 10:00 to 14:00 CET. It takes place both on location and online. In order to register, fill out …

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InterGender PhD course “Technocultural assemblages: Methods and methodologies in focus”

InterGender – International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Feminist Research TrainingFor this course PhD candidates, but also advanced Master’s students are eligible to apply. Title of the Course: Technocultural assemblages: Methods and methodologies in focus Time: 6-8 April 2021 Location: OnlineDeadline for applications: 7 March 2021Applications should be sent to:InterGender Consortium Coordinator Edyta Just (edyta.just[at]liu.se)Maximum number of …

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Call for Chapters for Edited Book – Death and Dying at the Margins: Material-Discursive Perspectives on Death and Dying (tentative title)

Call for Chapters for Edited Book – Death and Dying at the Margins: Material-Discursive Perspectives on Death and Dying (tentative title)

Queer Death Studies Network

When: Abstracts due February 26, 2021; completed drafts due August 27, 2021.

Where: Contact Jesse Peterson <jesse.peterson@slu.se> or Natashe Lemos Dekker <n.lemos.dekker@fsw.leidenuniv.nl> or Phil Olson <prolson@vt.edu>

Invitation

The third and final plate of mushroom risotto arrived. I was seated with Natashe and Philip, the night before we were to convene and discuss papers that explored the material-discursive aspects of death and dying. It seemed fitting, as the mushroom almost cloyed my tastebuds, that each of us would settle on fungus, often a symbol for decay, dissolution, and putrefaction. Fruiting harbingers that, by confronting their observers with the transformation of death back into life, challenge the definitions of the living, dying, alive, dead, not-alive, undead, and more. Reflecting on this moment, I can say that it was this very challenge that brought us together, the question of how materialities, practices, and stories help to organize the ambivalences in human determinations of…

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The 2020 Archipelago Lecture: Reflections on Planetary Habitability with Prof. Achille Mbembe

Welcome to The 2020 Archipelago Lecture: Reflections on Planetary Habitability with Prof. Achille Mbembe, hosted by KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory. The event takes place on 25th November 2020 at 15:00 - 17:00 online. You can join the event on Facebook: here. via KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory: "We are so proud to present Prof. Achille Mbembe …

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Collaboration with Society Day 2020/ Samverkansdagen 2020 at Linköping University

Check out this year's programme of the Collaboration with Society Day / Samverkansdagen taking place at Linköping University. This year's theme is: adjustment to a sustainable lifestyle. The event takes place on 4th November at 13:00 - 16:00 online and is held in Swedish. The keynote speakers are: Prof. Cecilia Åsberg (LiU, KTH, The Posthumanities …

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New Publication: Special issue of the journal Australian Feminist Studies focused on Queer Death Studies

For those of you who follow activities of Queer Death Studies Network: check out this exciting special issue of Australian Feminist Studies co-edited by Marietta Radomska, Tara Mehrabi and Nina Lykke! Most of the collection is available in Open Access.

Marietta Radomska

I am delighted to say that the special issue of the journal Australian Feminist Studies focused on the topic of “Queer Death Studies” and co-edited by myself, Tara Mehrabi and Nina Lykke, has finally been published.

The issue contains contributions by QDS scholars: Patricia MacCormack, Marietta Radomska, Tara Mehrabi, Stine Willum Adrian, Margrit Shildrick, Hema’ny Molina Vargas, Camila Marambio and Nina Lykke.

The collection strives to advance queerfeminist methodologies and ontological, ethical and political understandings that critically and creatively attend to the problem of death, dying and mourning in the current environmental, cultural, and socio-political contexts.

In order to learn more, do check out the introduction “Queer Death Studies: Death, Dying and Mourning From a Queerfeminist Perspective”, co-authored by myself, Tara and Nina, available in OA here.

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PhD course – Gender & Sustainability: Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities

Enroll NOW for the PhD course at KTHGender & Sustainability: Introducing Feminist Environmental Humanities Coordinators: Cecilia Åsberg (cecilia.asberg@abe.kth.se) and Meike Schalk (meike.Schalk@konstfack.se, meike.schalk@arch.kth.se). Funded by KTH Sustainability and Equality Office, this course is intended for PhD-students across KTH, within the KTD (Art, Technology, Design PhD-Programme between Konstfack and KTH), SKH and KMH, and the InterGender …

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“A Sea Change in the Humanities”: joint KTH and The Posthumanities Hub Seminar with Prof. Cecilia Åsberg

Welcome to the joint event hosted by KTH Higher Seminars and The Posthumanities Hub Seminar series: the seminar with Prof. Cecilia Åsberg (KTH/Linköping University) on: A Sea Change in the Humanities The seminar takes place on 28th September 2020 at 13:15 - 15:00. For more how to access the online event, see: https://www.kth.se/en/abe/inst/philhist/historia/2.78498/hogreseminarium Photo: Marietta …

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The Kelp Congress book has been published!

The Kelp Congress book has now been published and officially launched! Check out this post by Marietta Radomska and of course The Kelp Congress website itself!

Marietta Radomska

The Kelp Congress, 2020. Front cover and ‘Methodologies of Kelp’ chapter by C. Åsberg, J. Holmstedt and M. Radomska (title page).

Last month the book The KelpCongress (in English) / Tangboka (in Norwegian), edited by Hilde Mehti, Neal Cahoon and Annette Wolfsberger, was published by NNKS Press (Nordnorsk kunstnersenter). The volume contains contributions by the participants of the Kelp Congress, an event forming part of Lofoten International Art Festival, which took place in September 2019. Among many brilliant chapters by artists and researchers you may also find an essay by Cecilia Åsberg, Janna Holmstedt and myself, entitled ‘Methodologies of Kelp: On Feminist Posthumanities, Transversal Knowledge Production and Multispecies Ethics in an Age of Entanglement’.

For more info on how to order the book, see The Kelp Congress website.

More on the book itself:

Assembled from a collection of Nordic, international, and multispecies perspectives, The Kelp…

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