Culture and Social Change

In cultural research, researchers at LiU study people's ways of living and of viewing the world. It is a multidisciplinary field which spans popular culture and media research, as well as studies of the relationship between culture and economy, politics, technology, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, daily life and much more.

Some of Sweden's strongest culture research environments can be found at Linköping University and we are host to a research centre (ACSIS) which is a hub for cultural research in Sweden and a link to international research. 

As culture has become an increasingly important source of social and economic development, there is a growing need for competent cultural research that can provide new and in-depth knowledge of the significance of cultural patterns and forms of societal expression. 

As cultural research can encompass all conceivable aspects of everyday life, social life and business, it exists not only in traditional core subjects within the humanities but also within social sciences, economy and other disciplines.

History lives with us

Martin Kylhammar is professor at Tema Q: Culture and Society. In his research he looks to Swedish authors, from Strindberg onward, in order to understand the timeless way in which we manage modernity and the changes it brings.

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Culture and society (Tema Q)

Tema Q/Culture and Society research environment is an interdisciplinary unit that seeks to foster a critical outlook on the multiple roles played by culture in society, in the present as well as in the past.

Virtual Worlds: digital technologies in climate and biodiversity governance

Virtual Worlds explores the role of digital technologies in managing climate change and biodiversity loss. The program reviews how technology can improve environmental governance and include local knowledge for sustainable development.

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Megabytes vs Megawatts

Megabytes vs Megawatts is a research project that studies ongoing infrastructure developments and societal imaginaries to make data centers more environmentally sustainable.