The Posthumanities Hub Seminar Series

The Posthumanities Hub Seminars will be held online in Zoom (unless otherwise stated). Times below are CET.

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 Autumn 2020/Spring 2021:

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.

28 Jan 2021, 13:15-15:00
Silent Agencies and Sound as Evidence
In relation to the release of Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ) Vol. 30, December 2020, we will host a seminar with the contributors to the LMJ Special Section (ed. Morten Søndergaard) – a conversation and sharing of practices navigating between scientific and artistic modes of listening.

The Special Section: Re:sound—Media Art Histories 2019 includes:
Morten Søndergaard: Introduction to Special Section
Laura Beloff: The Hearing Test: Evidence of a Vegetal Entity
Marie Højlund and Morten Riis: Transductive Wind Music: Sharing the Danish Landscape with Wind Turbines
Janna Holmstedt: Interspecies Bodies and Watery Sonospheres: Listening in the Lab, the Archives and the Field
Stephanie Loveless: Tactical Soundwalking in the City: A Feminist Turn from Eye to Ear
Louise Mackenzie: Microbial Sensing: Constructing Perception through Technological Layers
Tullis Rennie: Sociosonic Interventions: Distributed Authorship in Socially Engaged Sound Practices
Freya Zinovieff and Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda: Listening Geopolitics and the Anthropocene Contact zones of the Bali and Georgia Strait
In order to take part in the seminar, please register by sending an email to the.posthumanities.hub@gmail.com by 26th January 2021 at the latest.

February 2021 (TBA)
Toxic/Trans/Bodies

Andria Nyberg Forshage (writer, poet and theorist based in Stockholm, SE)
Wibke Straube, PhD (senior lecturer, Karlstad University, SE)

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 Fall 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