Presentation of ISAK
The Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture (ISAK) was set up on January the first 2004. It has since gradually and successfully expanded. Initially ISAK had about 40 members of staff but has since doubled. It still counts as a small department (according to university standards). However, measured in space, it is the larges in Sweden. ISAK is the first department at Linköping university to be located on both campuses in Linköping and Norrköping.
ISAK comprises of 9 units:
- KSM (Culture, Society and Media Production)
- MKV (Media and Communication Studies)
- Tema Q (Culture Studies)
- Bachelor Programme in Tourism
- ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden)
- CKS (Centre for Municipality Studies)
- Centre for Local History
- SweCult (Swedish Cultural Policy Research Observatory).
There are over 11 professors, 15 post-graduate students, 15 lecturers, 4 research assistants, 4 research coordinators, 4 post-doctoral fellows, 4 junior lecturers, two superintendents, one computer officer and 4 administrators. In addition the department has experts, guest lecturers etc.
ISAK is a department for research and for studies in the broad field of cultural history. It combines history, regional research and culture and media studies where the role of culture is the focal point in understanding social development. Culture is in this context analysed in how it is being used and understood from a social perspective.
Last updated: 2011-04-04