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Human Futures

A research programme at the Faculty of Arts


Human futures is a research programme at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. We facilitate research between disciplines concerned with the historical and contemporary changes technology can induce on human existence in three distinct areas that call for interdisciplinary collaboration:

  • Technological influences on the human body ranging from gene editing, new medicines and artificial organs to man-machine integration
  • Changes in the human environment in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence and information technologies
  • Representations in popular culture, art, literature and philosophy of imagined human futures.
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Tue 18 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Studenterhus Aarhus, mødelokale 1
What is Philosophical Posthumanism?
A talk by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at NYU, Dr. Francesca Ferrando


Charlotte Engberg
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Merete Pryds Helle
Ida Marie Hede
Lone Hørslev

2019.05.03 | Lecture/talk

Literature and the Posthuman

Three researchers and three Danish authors were gathered at Copenhagen’s Main Public Library to discuss the posthuman in writing and literature.

2019.04.01 | Reception

Book release

Literature, posthumanism and the Anthroposcene in new textbook for upper secondary education.

2019.03.12 | Seminar

Human Futures' Jacob Wamberg to speak on ’Art in Nature’

Seminar on the Anthropocene and German idealism.


Tue 30 Apr
16:00-19:15 | Copenhagen's Main Public Library
The posthuman and literature
How does literature imagine the human future?
Fri 29 Mar
15:00-17:00 | The Nobel Hall (Nobelsalen) building 1483 room 123
Book Reception
Three new books for upper secondary education will be released

Projects affiliated with Human futures