KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory

The Environmental Humanities Laboratory is an initative at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment.

The environmental humanities is currently one of the most dynamic fields in the human sciences. Their dynamism and energy are derived from the increasing demand on human and social knowledge to meet global challenges. The environmental humanities are characterised by a hybrid nature, combining skills, methods, and theories from several humanities disciplines – historical, aesthetic, visual, anthropological, etc. – with problems and issues of high relevance for society and informed by science and technology.

The work in the EHL follows organically from previous work conducted in the Division on environment, energy, media, and technologies.

Call for stories - Stories of the Anthropocene Festival

26-29 October 2016: Stockholm, Sweden

We invite scholars, artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists to propose a single story that can represent or encapsulate the Anthropocene. Click below or on the list to the right to see more!

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Global South Urbanism

Public talk and film screening of "One Table Two Elephants" at Namibia University of Science and Technology, and a workshop on Global South Urbanism.

Environmental Themes in Popular Narratives

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

"The importance of integrative humanities"

New essay by Sverker Sörlin in the Canadian Literary Review.

To see the whole article, click here!


Arhcipelago Lecture 2015 published

In October 2015 Professor Noel Castree, University of Manchester, gave the fourth Archipelago Lecture. It is now published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

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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).

Read more about the conference here

Conference website

Travelling without Borders

A new project at the EHL – following up on this blog and this newspaper article.

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.

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