Events at Circus

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Circus is a program for finding new pathways for developing cross-cutting research collaborations, to stimulate innovative research by facilitating new patterns of collaboration.

We arrange events that are all distinctly multi-, inter-, or trans-disciplinary with a focus on developing collaborations within the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University. We also provide support to research teams to organise and conduct workshops and conferences. 

Autumn 2020

”The emotional circus” - A Seminar Series

Our popular seminar Series continues. 

What shape do emotions take in different contexts and what influences what we can feel?  Emotions are fascinating and elusive phenomena. Emotions have also emerged as a topic for research in a number of areas within the humanities and social sciences. The aim with the seminar series is to gather researchers within Uppsala University interested in studying emotions. We simply want to learn to know one another and to generate a collective overview of how emotions is researched in different areas. We want furthermore to explore the possibility to develop further collaborations on the topic. Emotional Circus Seminar 10: The Emotional Circus goes to the movies

Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges – an exploratory seminar series

The aim of the seminar series is to expand our collaborative understanding of different aspects of performing interdisciplinary research. The series is meant to be a collectively maintained venue for discussing the practices, challenges, and opportunities with cross-disciplinary research endeavours.

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Spring 2020

Autumn 2019

Symposium: Why Interdisciplinarity? - Promises, Problems, Practices

The 24 of September 2019, Circus arranged a symposium about Interdisciplinarity. 



  • Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Professor and Research Director at Circus 
  • Erin Leahey, Professor and Director, School of Sociology, University of Arizona (
  • Sven Widmalm, Professor, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University 
  • Uskali Mäki,  Professor of Practical Philosophy and Director of Centre for Philosophy of Social Science, University of Helsinki 
  • Mikael Börjesson, Professor, Department of Education, Uppsala University 
  • Johan Wejryd, Researcher at Department of Government, Uppsala University 
  • Veronica Strang, Professor in Cultural Anthropology and Executive Director at Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University 
  • Michael Dunn, Professor of General Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University 
  • Celia Lury, Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick