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.
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.
The program for ACSIS June 2015 conference In the Flow: People, Media, Materialities is beginning to take shape. We are very happy that culture and memory researcher Anna Reading and cultural geographer Mike Crang have accepted to give key-note addresses at the conference. A plenary panel titled “Connected Lives: Self, Environment and Existence” will be led by media and communication researcher André Jansson, and we also have moderators for several spotlight sessions. These are based in international research projects, and will investigate the conference theme from different angles. On the conference pages you can read more and follow the continuing development of the program.
Jenny Björkman will replace Celia Lury as one of the speakers on the workshop Publishing for Public Knowledge. The workshops will discuss new opportunities and threats facing academic publishing today, not least for those engaged in open access journals.
Culture Unbound is proud to present two new thematic section exploring discourses that have had a large, but also ambiguous, impact on public life over the last decade. ‘Therapeutic Culture’ focuses on how ideas and ideals around wellbeing and personal development are enacted in contemporary society, from popular culture to public policies. ‘Sustainabilities’ examines the role of the discourse on sustainability within the cultural and ecological economy. All articles are freely available at Culture Unbound's homepage.
ACSIS hosts Raka Shome as visiting researcher in September-October 2014. During her time in Sweden, she will participate in a number of seminars. The first, titled White Femininity and Cosmopolitan Healing: the Spiritual Fix of Whiteness, will be held in Norrköping on October 1st. Following this, seminars will be held in Umeå on October 3rd, Växjö October 9th, and Göteborg October 16th.
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Last updated: 2014-03-27