The Posthumanities Hub
Bringing science to the humanities, and more-than-human humanities to the people since 2008!
The Posthumanities Hub is a research group presently hosted by KTH (and inaugurated in 2008 at Linköping University as the research team and gender-humanities lab of Cecilia Åsberg), focused on feminist posthumanities. It is also a lively community of more-than-feminist research, PhD-training and networking across several universities (for instance University of Helsinki, where Hub co-director dr Marietta Radomska is presently stationed), and a platform for postdisciplinary reinventions, environmental humanities and more-than-human humanities .
As a network of networks for field philosophy, arts, and sciences informed by advanced cultural critique and some seriously humorous feminist creativity, we host scholarly and public events, guest researchers, artists-in-residence and seminars. From such collaborative vantage points, we bring science and nonhumans (nature, animal, technology) to the humanities, and transformational humanities to the people.
Storied and Situated Knowledge - as if the World Mattered
In our transdisciplinary research - across different projects - we specialize in the human and more-than-human condition, and inventive feminist materialist philosophies. This entails work in environmental humanities, human animal studies, cultural studies of science and technology, new media, citizen science/citizen humanities, digital and techno-humanities, medical humanities and environmental health (especially toxic embodiment), the posthuman, a-human, inhuman, nonhuman, and trans-, queer or anti-imperialist theory-practices, feminist science studies, and other inter- and/or postdisciplinary areas of researching a complex and changing world that does not admit to old academic disciplinary divisions of labour (i.e., that research on “culture” is for the humanities and “nature” for science.) We work instead to meet up with pressing societal challenges, across the natureculture divide and target specific cases. Curiously, creatively, critically, and collaboratively.