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.

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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Conference website

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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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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1972 UN Conference

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.

Johan Gärdebo is appointed 2016´s Franke Scholarship

Johan receives this prize for his active student work and welcoming international students and newly arrived refugees. The Scholarship is handed out yearly to a student or a PhD that actively works for bettering the study environment at his or her university.

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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Environmental Themes in Popular Narratives

Call for papers to special issue of Environmental Communication. Deadline 30 May 2016.

Sverker Sörlin receives Ida Bäckman award

The award is administered by the Swedish Academy in memory of Gustaf Frödings and Selma Lagerlöf.

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