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.
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.
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.
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Last updated: 2014-12-10