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In the flow



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 2015 ACSIS will largely focus on mediatization.


Interfaces III: Becoming by Recalling

Becoming by Recalling is a seminar in our "Interfaces" series, focusing on alternative spaces for art and cultural heritage. It relates to the ongoing exhibition Becoming by Recalling at Passagen Konsthall Linköping, where the seminar will be held Monday 25 May, 1-4 pm. All talks will be held in English.

PhD course: Contemporary Mediatization Processes

Starting i june 2015, ACSIS will arrange a PhD course on contemporary mediatization processes (7,5 hp). The course applies interdisciplinary perspectives on the concept of mediatization focusing on the question how media, in particular digital media, affects people's everyday lives, as well as how everyday life in turn transforms the media. The objective of the course is to broaden the understanding of theories and methodologies for studying processes of mediatization. For more information, follow the link in the header.

‘Writing at Borders’ & ‘Concurrences: Culture Bound and Unbound’

Culture Unbound is proud to present two new thematic section about borders, mobility, narrativity and power. ‘Writing at Borders’ focuses on narratives and experiences from the borders between Finland, Soviet/Russia and the Baltic states to discuss the reconceptualization of borders from a territorially placed boundary to a discursive (textual) construction. ‘Concurrences: Culture Bound and Unbound’ engages with the postcolonial efforts to challenge imperial representations by recovering the voice and agency of the subaltern from various cultural archives.

Call for papers

We welcome proposals for individual presentations to our conference In the Flow: People, Media, Materialities in June 2105. Cultural researchers from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for any of the parallel sessions accepted for the conference, or for an open session without a given theme. A call for papers can be found on the conference pages. Abstracts must be submitted by 8 February 2015.

Greenwashing and Environmental Politics

Seminar with ACSIS visiting professor Toby Miller and Martin Hultman, reserach fellow on Umeå universitet. Millers presentation is about how BP and Shell use the arts to gain public support for exploration and extraction, and how performance artists counter these efforts through their own art. Hultman will speak on how gender configurations matter in environmental politics. His talk deals with historically situated forms of masculinities introducing the concepts of industrial-, ecomodern- and ecological masculinities through three case studies in the fields of climate change, environmental policy and entrepreneurship. The seminar is held in
Tvärsnittet (building Kopparhammaren), Norrköping, on November 24 at 1 pm.

Events this month


Book Launche - REMESO

Seminar - REMESO - Department of Social and Welfare Studies
Presentation of new books from the Institute. With mingel. Register through e-mail. Books: C. Woolfson & J. Summers (red. 2014) The Contradictions of Austerity. The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model (Routledge). P.Hansen & S. Jonsson (2014) Eurafrica: the Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism (Bloomsbury) C-U. Schierup, R. Munck, B. Likic-Brboric & A. Neergaard (red. 2015) Migration, Precarity and Global Governance. Challenges and Opportunities for Labour (Oxford U P). M. Dahlstedt & A. Neergaard (red.2015) International Migration and Ethnic Relations: Critical Perspectives (Routledge) Comments: Kenneth Abrahamsson, Associate Professor, Consultant. Carl Tham, Social critic. Lisa Pelling, Arena Idé. Drude Dahlerup, Prof. in Political Science.
Last date to sign up: 2015-06-08
16:30 - 18:00
Location: B42 - Bomullsspinneriet
For more info see http://www.isv.liu.se/remeso, contact Erik Berggren, e-mail erik.berggren@liu.se, phone 011 36 32 66.

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