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 Applications - Writing with Undisciplined Discipline

A Writing Workshop with Environmental Humanities 26-27 January 2017

We invite scholars, artists and activists to participate in this two-day experimental writing workshop. Using environmental humanities (EH), we seek to undiscipline and de-institutionalise modes and means of research-writing practice through sharing techniques and tools for both playing with words and writing for the joy of it.

Deadline: December 19, 2016. Read more here! (pdf 56 kB)

The Urban Action Lab at Makerere University is in action!

The Urban Action Lab (UAL) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda has launched their website. The UAL is run by Professor Shuaib Lwasa and his team of urban researchers and students and the Lab will make a crucial contribution from East Africa to pan-African attempts in facing urban challenges of the 21st century.

Read more here!

Conference: Natures in between

2017 European Society for Environmental History Conference.

The Conference will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June to 2 July 2017.

For more information, click here!

Travel report: Turning the biosphere into the “semiosphere” in Tartu, Estonia

As part of the effort to develop collaborations that help to transverse and put in dialogue science and humanities, Martin Avila travelled to Tartu, Estonia (September 1-3) to meet with (bio)semioticians Kalevi Kull and colleagues. Click here to read more!

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.

Post-Socialist Environments seminar in Poznan, Poland

Marie Curie PhD Fellow, Irma Allen at the EHL, is co-organising a seminar on 25 - 26 Nov entitled "Post-Socialist Environments: Making, unmaking and contesting natures in Central and Eastern Europe” in partnership with the Institute for Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.   Read more here. (pdf 156 kB)

"The importance of integrative humanities"

New essay by Sverker Sörlin in the Canadian Literary Review.

To see the whole article, 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)

Travelling without Borders

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

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