The Posthumanities Hub

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Bringing science to the humanities, and more-than-human humanities to the people since 2008.

The Posthumanities Hub is a research group founded and directed by Cecilia Åsberg, focused on feminist posthumanities. It is also a lively community of more-than-feminist research, PhD-training, teaching and networking across several universities. For instance, between 2018 and 2021 The Posthumanities Hub was hosted along with Åsberg’s guest professorship at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and since then both the group and its wider platform conjoins practitioners and researchers from several universities, institutions and walks of life. A postconventional research group as such, it is also a platform for postdisciplinary reinventions, environmental humanities and more-than-human humanities in action.

As a network of networks for in-field philosophy, arts, and sciences informed by advanced cultural critique and feminist creativity, we host scholarly and public events, guest researchers, artists-in-residence and seminars. From such collaborative vantage points, we bring science and nonhumans (nature, animal, technology) to the humanities, and transformational humanities to the people.

In our transdisciplinary research - across different projects (funded by ERC, Nordic and Swedish research councils) - we specialize in the human and more-than-human condition, and inventive feminist materialist philosophies and methodologies. This entails work in environmental humanities, human animal studies, cultural studies of science and technology, AI and new media, citizen science/citizen humanities, digital and techno-humanities, body studies, medical humanities and environmental health (especially toxic embodiment), the posthuman, a-human, inhuman, nonhuman, and trans-, queer or anti-imperialist theory-practices, feminist science studies, and other inter- and/or postdisciplinary areas of researching. What we have in common is an understanding of a complex and changing world that does not admit to old academic disciplinary divisions of labour (i.e., that research on “culture” is for the humanities and “nature” for science.) We work instead to meet up with pressing societal challenges – such as those of sustainability and how we can become better ancestors to generations ahead, creative AI and synthetic biology, environmental change and mass species extinction - across the natureculture divide and we target specific cases. Curiously, creatively, critically, and collaboratively.



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The Eco- and Bioart Lab

The Eco- and Bioart Lab (EBL) connects artists, artistic researchers and other practitioners, as well as doctoral students whose practice and research focus on art and the environment in their broadest understanding.

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The Eco- and Bioart Research Network

The Eco- and Bioart Research Network connects researchers and artists with the aim to generate transversal dialogues focused on the ways in which eco- and bioart open up new modes of thinking and imagining human/nonhuman relationalities and futures.

The Eco- and Bioart Research Network

GEXcel International Collegium

GEXcel International Collegium is a meeting place for excellent gender researchers, and aims to develop transnational, intersectional gender research. GEXcel is a collaboration between Linköping, Karlstad and Örebro University.

To GEXcel International Collegium
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Humus Economicus Collaboratory

We will gather artists, scientists, environmental-, urban-, gender-, and heritage scholars, and connect with a growing number of soil stewards to counteract what we have come to call soil blindness, inspired by the evocative term plant blindness.

Humus Economicus Collaboratory
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International Network for ECOcritical and DECOlonial Research

International Network for Ecocritical and Decolonial Research is a platform for academics, artists and activists whose work combines ecocritical perspectives with decolonial critique and theorising.

International Network for ECOcritical and DECOlonial Research
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Queer Death Studies Network

Queer Death Studies Network is a platform for researchers, artists and activists who (self)reflexively investigate and critically resist normativities, assumptions and truth regimes, brought to life and made evident by death, dying and mourning.

Queer Death Studies Network

The Seed Box - An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

The Seed Box takes as its mission the development of a national center for environmental humanities research across the nature-culture divide, and creative activity related to the pressing environmental problems.

The Seed Box


Publications in focus

Cover of publication 'Glocal Pharma: international brands and the imagination of local masculinity'
Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren, Cecilia Åsberg (2016)
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Cecilia Åsberg, Tara Mehrabi (2016)

Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender: Nature

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Cecilia Åsberg, Astrida Neimanis, Johan Hedrén (2015)

Ethics and the Environment , Vol.20 , s.67-97