Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, with the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, is an integrative post-disciplinary division for research, education and societal engagement.

Our point of departure is that historical studies are central for understanding contemporary conditions and future change. Science and technology are part of our culture, and shape and change environments and conditions for life on earth.

Our ambition is to build a diverse and integrated collection of historical expertise that is willing and able to address major societal challenges through: research that contributes original perspectives and new insights on the relations between science, technology, environment and society; education that reaches students of various backgrounds and broadens their knowledge and perspectives; and participation in public debates that raises new questions and challenges current ideas.

(Re)Imagining Future(s)

This conference on the urban built environment, held at SNU Shiv Nadar University, India, 22-23 September 2016, is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Division at KTH and SNU. Marco Armiero, Sabine Höhler and David Nilsson present their work.

Podcast: Fjällens rörelsearv

Klicka här för att höra Daniel Svensson (forskare på KTH), Ewa Ljungdahl (arkeolog på Gaaltije) och Per-Eric Kuoljok (samisk fjäll- och naturaktör samt egenföretagare) prata om fjällens rörelsearv. Det vill säga, hur vi människor har rört oss i fjällen genom historien, vilka spår vi lämnat efter oss och vad det har för betydelse för landskapet och möjligheten att förenas.

Workshop invitation - From above: on a scientifically privileged position

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 12-13 January 2017

The aim of this workshop is to explore the modern history of scientific technologies, cultural practices and aesthetic conventions that produced extra-ordinary views from above.

Deadline June 10th 2016.

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"Fjällen – ett bortglömt kulturlandskap"

Oftast talar man om de svenska fjällen som en vildmark. I själva verket är det ett kulturlandskap, fyllt av diskreta spår i områden som använts av människor mycket länge. Läs Daniel Svensson och Sverker Sörlins artikel i Campi här!

Call for stories - Stories of the Anthropocene Festival

27-29 October 2016: Stockholm, Sweden

We invite scholars, artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists to propose a single story that can represent or encapsulate the Anthropocene.

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"Relationen djur – människa i ständig rörelse"

Professorn Sverker Sörlin säger att människans sätt att kategorisera djur håller på att ändras. Läs hela artikeln genom att logga in på Åbo Underrättelser

Panelsamtal med Arktis-tema

Fredag 23/9 på Nordiska Museet

Välkommen till panelsamtal och föredrag kring ”Människor i Arktis i ljuset av klimatförändringarna” och introduktionen av Hallwylska gästprofessorn Lotten Gustafsson Reinius. I panelen ingår Sverker Sörlin från avdelningen. Läs mer här!

Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change

The book explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. To read more and to buy the book, click here!

1972 UN Conference

14-16 December 2016, Stockholm, Sweden

Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World: The history and legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, June 1972. International conference December 2016. Click here to see the whole program! (pdf 567 kB)

Thinking Ahead with SEI and KTH: Africa and The New Urban Agenda

KTH and SEI invite policy-makers, urbanists/ urban scholars, aid workers, journalists and anyone interested in sustainable urban transformations to this seminar, for a discussion about cities, Africa and the New Urban Agenda, Oct- 5. Read more here!

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Post-Socialist Environments: Making, un-making and contesting natures in Central and Eastern Europe

25 - 26 November 2016, Poznań (Poland)

Co-hosted by: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory in association with Irina Velicu (University of Coimbra, ENTITLE). Read more here! (pdf 79 kB)

Call for Papers - The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference

Athens, 7-10 September 2017

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology.

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Undisciplined Environments

For 4 days, from the 20th to the 24th of March 2016, about 500 people among scholars, activists, and artists convened in Stockholm for Undisciplined Environments, the International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE).

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