The Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS) is a national centre for interdisciplinary cultural research, affiliated with Linköping University’s Campus Norrköping.
Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the research field of cultural studies by serving as a bridge-builder between institutions, subjects and perspectives. ACSIS is a coordinating and dynamic resource for Swedish cultural researchers, acting as a link to the transnational field of cultural studies. During 2014 ACSIS will largely focus on the public interfaces of cultural research.
The next conference invites cultural and social researchers from all disciplines to examine the interacting flows of people, materialities, ideas and media technologies.The conference will be held in Norrköping the 15th-17th of June 2015.
Call for sessions and papers will be announced in the beginning of the fall 2014.
Editors for the issue are Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin. It consists of seven articles and four field reports that explore the role, meaning and use of encyclopaedias, past and present, from Encyclopedia Britannica to Wikipedia.
The academic journal Culture Unbound celebrate five years of success. We therefore invite to a public workshop on the subject “Publishing for Public Knowledge”. Short presentations by specially invited Editorial Board members, will deal with various issues of knowledge production, public spheres, university policies, open access and journal publishing. Invited speakers are Roman Horak, Ferda Keskin, Celia Lury, Geoff, Stahl, Mark Banks, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Jenny Johannisson och Toby Miller.
Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research has just released a new issue entitled “Social Movements – Ritual, Space and Media”, edited by Madeleine Hurd. It consists of seven articles that apply various perspectives on protests and social movements, ranging from New Social Movements and the role of media in creating activist collectives, to social performance and role-playing in activism. Subjects of the different articles include urban gardening, environmentalist movements, right wing revisionism, the Arab spring, and much more.
“Capitalism: Current Crisis and Cultural Critique” is a new theme from Culture Unbound, edited by Johan Fornäs. Thirteen articles and a full-length introduction discuss the (un-) sustainability of the current mode of capitalist production, against the backdrop of the recent economic crisis and in the light of cultural and social theory. Subjects range from Marxist perspectives on contemporary financial capitalism to the constriction of neoliberal subjectivity and working conditions in the creative industries.
Events this month
Last updated: 2014-03-27