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Advance Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden - ACSIS



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.


New theme from Culture Unbound: “Capitalism: Current Crisis and Cultural Critique”

“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.

Proceedings from ACSIS conference On the Move are now being published at E-press

Papers from ACSIS conference On the Move are published as Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings Nr. 95. The conference was held in Norrköping 11-13 June 2013.

New theme from Culture Unbound

New theme from Culture Unbound: ‘Pursuing the Trivial’, edited by Roman Horak, Barbara Maly, Eva Schörgenhuber and Monica Seidl. It addresses the social significance of popular culture and the articles cover areas such as popular culture of early 20th century, sports and racism, the philosophy of outdoor recreation, contemporary film and literature, and the everyday use of new technology.

“Communicating Culture in Practice” – New theme from Culture Unbound

New theme from Culture Unbound: ‘Communicating Culture in Practice’. It is edited by Samantha Hyler and discusses how cultural research can be applied outside of academia and the particular challenges and opportunities that researchers meet when working with civic or commercial partners.

Events this month



Seminar - Linköpings universitet
An open workshop hosted by The PiracyLab in collaboration with ACSIS Program 13:15-13:45 Introduction –What is Piracy, anyway? James Arvanitakis & Martin Fredriksson 13:45 – 14:30 ‘Pirates’ in EU’s (Semi)Peripheries: A Comparative Case Study on the Perceptions of Poles and Greeks on Digital File-sharing Yiannis Mylonas 14:45 – 15:30 The Justification of Piracy: Findings from the Research Bay Jonas Andersson Schwarz & Stefan Larsson 15:30-16:00 Discussion
13:00 - 16:00
Location: Tvärsnittet (KH 557), Plan 3, Kopparhammaren, Norrköping
For more info see http://www.isak.liu.se/temaq/mf/presentation/1.561601/Piracy-workshopApril29.pdf, contact Martin Fredriksson, e-mail martin.fredriksson@liu,se, phone 011-363492.


Open lecture with Matthew Hughey

Lecture - Culture and Society
Open lecture with Matthew Hughey from University of Connecticut on Racializing Redemption: The White Savior Film in Contemporary Culture.
13:15 - 15:00
Location: Tvärsnittet, Tema Q, Norrköping
For more info contact Catrin Lundström, e-mail catrin.lundstrom@liu.se, phone 011-36 34 35.


The Troublesome Childrens Rights"

Seminar - Tema Barn
Workshop "The Troublesome Childrens Rights" This full day workshop is organized by the Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies, Linköping University. The invited guests are nationally and internationally experienced scholars on children´s rights and represent complementary research interests and disciplinary traditions. Invited speakers: Michael Grossberg, Professor of History and school of law, Indiana University Bloomington, USA Bengt Sandin, Professor Department of Thematic Studies - Child Studies Johanna Sköld, Lecturer Department of Thematic Studies - Child Studies John Wall, Professor Philosophy and Religion Rutgers University - Camden USA Jonathan Josefsson, Phd Student, Department of Thematic Studies - Child Studies Johanna Schiratzki , Professor välfärdsrätt, Ersta Sköndals Högskola, Stockholm Sverige Anna Lundberg, Lecturer Human Rights, Malmö Högskola Sweden Lars Trägårdh, Professor History, Ersta Sköndal, Stockholm Sweden Ann Quennerstedt, Associate Professor, Örebro University
For more info contact Eva Danielsson, e-mail eva.danielsson@liu.se, phone 013-28 21 71.

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Last updated: 2014-03-27