An increasingly widespread transdisciplinary paradigm, Critical Posthumanism has emerged from the critical challenges currently posed to humanism, humanity and the human. Such pressing elements encompass a wide variety of developments, such as technoscientific cultures, global economic challenges, looming environmental disaster, the spread of digitalisation, the rise of biomedia, and particularly the erosion of traditional demarcations between the human and the nonhuman.

More and more, the normative anthropocentric standpoint is being replaced by a more relational approach, in which the subject-object relation is deemed to emerge co-constitutively. Since this radical shift calls for alternative ways of thinking about humanity and its environments, the present Conference aims at contextualizing the cultural and philosophical implications of such developments and it seeks to test the hypothesis that the decentering of the human implied in posthumanism offers a renewed paradigm that speaks searchingly of the immediate present and of imminent futures.

Taking into account the theoretical contributions made by prominent posthumanist scholars such as Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, or Stefan Herbrechter, the main goal of the present Conference is to reflect upon alternative and emergent scenarios of the human, the nonhuman, or the posthuman.

The International Conference Posthum3n: Entanglements and Intersections in a Posthuman World is a scientific joint venture organized by the following research units: CEComp (University of Lisbon), CEHUM (Universidade do Minho), and ILCML (University of Lisbon).