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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.


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.

Anna Reading and Mike Crang key-note speakers on In the Flow

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.

Events this month

Culture Unbound - Journal of Current Cultural Research

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Last updated: 2015-01-18