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. 

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Spring 2021

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.

Next seminar:  Leadership – Building and Forging an Inter- or Multi-Disciplinary Team. Seminar 6 in the series Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges (in English)

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Upcoming calls from the Swedish Research Council - what can we expect from the Government’s research bill?

The new research bill contains several new strategic initiatives relevant for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The new initiatives have headings such as “Democracy and strong society”, “National research programme in the consequences of digitalisation”, “Cyber and information security”, and “Educational boost – reinforcement of humanities”. 

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Circus' Traditional ”Interdisciplinary Garden Party” - 3 June 2021

At our Garden Party, you get the opportunity to mingle between different areas in the garden. Choose one or visit them all!

  • Scholarly personae at work - in media, culture and the office next door 
  • This part of the garden turns any self-centredness into a curiosity about academic identities. Come as you are or whoever you want to be!
  • Meet our Circus' Networks There are currently some 150 researchers involved in our 16 networks at Circus. Take the opportunity to meet some of them in person. 
  • Magic show - Johan (winner of Talang) is back again with a new fantastic show, learn a trick to impress your friends. You don’t want to miss this.  
  • Circus' Antiques Zoom Show - share your desktop favourite item or object from your research. Things close to you but never mentioned in your acknowledgements.
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Autumn 2020

Environmental Illness Today – a digital symposium

On September 9-11, 2020, Circus welcomes invited international specialists from a range of backgrounds to an interdisciplinary digital symposium on idiopathic environmental illnesses.

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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 

Last modified: 2021-03-29