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.



ight painting of a woman portrait, veins of fibre optic light passing through her face.

Operationalising ethics for AI: translation, implementation and accountability challenges

How can we intervene in continually evolving AI infrastructures to exploit their usefulness while preventing them from exploiting people?

The Ageing and Social Change research environment

The Ageing and Social Change research environment conducts leading-edge research on key social, political and cultural issues of ageing.

Man in refugee camp behind the Belgrade Central Station

Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society - REMESO

The institute conducts research with a multilevel approach to the understanding of migration, ethnicity and society.