The Q seminar is organised by the research environment Culture and Society in collaboration with Forum for form, aesthetics and design.

The seminar series are based on texts by the research environment's own researchers and doctoral students, as well as presentations by external guests.

The seminars are usually held on Thursdays 13:15 - 15:00 every week. With a few exceptions for internal workshops, the seminars are open to anyone who is interested.

All the seminars are held in hybrid mode: on Zoom (contact Daniela Dahl for link) with a possibility for in person participation in Tvärsnittet (Kopparhammaren 7, Campus Norrköping).

Programme VT 2024

Seminar Schedule Spring term 2024

Futures Literacy, why it might be important for Heritage Studies and heritage practices

Tema Q Public Seminar, Thursday 22th of February 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)

Anders Högberg: School of Cultural Studies, Archaeology, Linnaeus University; UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures and Centre for Applied Heritage, Linnaeus University; Palaeo-Research Institute, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 

Contact: Bodil Axelsson


The Movement of a Musical Work: Ernst Krenek’s Opus 20 in the Interwar Years

Johan Larsson Lindal, PhD student, Tema Q, LiU, (Final defence)

Friday 1st of March 13:15-15:00 (K2, Kåkenhus)

Main opponent: Prof. Julian Johnson, Royal Holloway University of London.


Exhibiting Nuclear Power – A Cultural Analysis of Visitor Centers at Nuclear Power Plants in Sweden and Germany

Hannah Klaubert, Post Doc. Tema T, LiU

Thursday 7th of March 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557) Joint seminar between Tema Q and Compass


Ethics in research practice

Elin Palm, Associate professor, Centre for applied ethics, LiU

Thursday 14th of March 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557) Contact: Johanna Dahlin


Draft seminar (Working seminar)

Johan Larsson Lindahl, Post Doc. Tema Q, LiU

NOTE: Wednesday 27th of March 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)


Draft seminar (Working seminar)

Daniela Dahl, PhD student, Tema Q, LiU

Thursday 4th of April 13:15-15:00 (Martinson KH404)


Draft seminar (Working seminar)

Marc Stuhldreier, Associate Professor, Commercial and Business Law, LiU

Thursday 11th of April 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)


Machinic landscapes: Art practices at the intersection of machinic logic and natural forms

Lila Lee-Morrison, Postdoctoral fellow, Lund University

Monday 15th of April 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)

Co-hosted by Tema Culture and Society (IKOS), the Eco- and Bioart Lab, and the Data Lab (Tema). Contact: Sebastian Rozenberg


Appearances of the Generic Middle – Screen Media between Discrete Computation and Habitual Aisthesis

Sebastian Rozenberg, PhD student, Tema Q, LiU (60% seminar)

Tuesday 16th of April 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)

Main opponent: Assoc. Prof. Jacob Lund, Aarhus university


LiU-Humanities Day: Research communication

Wednesday 24th of April


The COMPASS Annual Symposium 2024:
Circulating Knowledge (and Champagne)

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Professor of mediated culture, Tema Q, LiU

Thursday, 16 May, (Tvärsnittet KH 557). Participation by zoom will be possible, more information to follow

Preliminary program


Draft seminar (Working seminar)

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Professor of mediated culture, Tema Q, LiU

Thursday 23rd of May 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)


Draft seminar (Working seminar)

Jesper Alkarp, PhD student, Tema Q, LiU

Thursday 30th of May 13:15-15:00 (Tvärsnittet KH557)