After Human? Making Sense between Art, Science, and Religion in the 21st Century | Lecture Series 2022-23

In the lecture series, we will explore on contemporary transformations of the human condition against the backdrop of ecomodernist, posthumanist, and neomaterialist network and entanglement theories which include not only humans but also non-human actors / actants such as animals, plants, and technology.

A focus will be laid on the interrelations between art, science, and religion in such transformations to be analysed from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

October 2022-January 2023
Tuesdays* 6-8pm
Catholic Private University Linz
Bethlehmstraße 20, 4020 Linz (AT)
Lecture Hall 1 / hybrid mode
* The lecture on 26 January 2023 takes place on a Thursday.

The lecture series will take place in hybrid mode (live and via zoom) and can be attended in accordance with the Corona-regulations in place at KU Linz or online!

Registration at: afterhuman[at]

Leaflet “After Human?”

Organised by
Kerstin Borchhardt
Institute of History and Theory of Art, Department of Art History


  • 18 October 2022
    Gerfried Stocker (Linz)
    Keynote Lecture
  • 25 October 2022
    Evi Sampanikou (Lesbos, online)
    “From Postmodern to Posthuman Art: Technologies, Theologies and Ethics of the Visual Arts in the 21st Century”
  • 15 November 2022 cancelled!
    María Antonia González Valerio (Mexico-City, online)
    “What Kind of Human for the Post Anthropocene Epoch?”
    The lecture of María Antonia Gonzalez Valério unfortunately has to be cancelled. We are very pleased to welcome Rodrigo Menezes (Sao Paulo) with the online lecture “After God: Thinking, Writing, and Living in a Postmetaphysical Age” on Thursday, 26 January 2023 instead.
  • 22 November 2022
    Michael F. Zimmermann (Eichstätt)
    “Humanismus nach dem Humanismus? Die conditio humana als Teilhabe und die Landschaft im Zeitalter planetarischer Krisen”
  • 29 November 2022
    Thomas Schmaus (Alfter)
    “Konkreativität von Mensch und Welt. Impulse für eine ästhetische Ontologie im Anthropozän”
  • 6 December 2022
    Veronika Wittmann (Linz)
    “Science Diplomacy for Environment: A Panacea for Global Challenges?”
  • 13 December 2022
    Ksenia Fedorova (Leiden)
    “Sense Acts and Representation of Decision-Making in Art and Science”
  • 10 January 2023
    Stefan Lorenz Sorgner (Rome)
    “Philosophy of Posthuman Art”
  • 17 January 2023
    Francesca Ferrando (New York, online)
    “Being Posthuman: Now”
    Interactive Lecture in Dialogue with Dipali Mathur (Edinburgh) and Robert Starzer (Linz)
  • 26 January 2023 (Thursday)
    Rodrigo Menezes (Sao Paulo, online)
    “After God: Thinking, Writing, and Living in a Postmetaphysical Age”

The lecture series is funded by
Bischöflicher Fonds zur Förderung der KU Linz
Verein “Freunde der KU Linz”
Günter Rombold Privatstiftung


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