Adam Wickberg Månsson

Adam Wickberg


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Telephone 08-16 35 25
Visiting address Humanistvillan
Room 350
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Postdoctoral fellow in cultural history. PhD. in literature 2016, Stockholm University. 


At the department I mostly teach older literary history with an emphasis on critical theory. In 2017 I am giving an interdisciplinary Ph.D-course on the Material turn in the humanities and its most recent theoretical developments.


My research concerns media, nature and history in the brodest possible sense. I am as interested in Early Modern paperwork as in digital culture and the anthropocene. A lot of my work springs from an impulse to dig deep in the history of the contemporary issues and challenges, such as the eco-crisis and the digitization.

I defended my doctoral thesis Cultural Techniques of Presence: Luis de Góngora and Early Modern Media in 2016. A review of it can be found here:

The thesis, which is an interdisciplinary study of the materiality of Early Modern poetry and its relation to political power, memory and subject constitution, will be published as a monograph book in the series Technographies on Open Humanities Press in 2017, info about the series can be found here:

Project concerning early Spanish Colonialism and the Anthropocene

I am currently starting a project concerning the deep history of the Anthropocene where I trace the material and discursive changes of long distance governing of nature brought about by early Spanish colonialism: The Discursive Formation of the Indies: Media, Science and Nature in Early Spanish Colonialism. Part of the project will be developed at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin. I am also working on a Stockholm university pilot project in digital human sciences on Postdigital Handwriting: Presence, Meaning and Materiality of a Dead Medium

During my PhD-years I was affiliated with the interdisciplinary Research school of Cultural History and in 2013-14 I was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. I have edited books and journals in Swedish and published on broad variety of subjects within my field.

Last updated: January 25, 2019

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