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.

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!

Call for papers

2017 European Society for Environmental History Conference. The deadline for the call for papers is in less than one month (Oct. 1st).

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

For more information, click here!

Henrik Ernstson on "One Table Two Elephants"

Location: Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany

Henrik Ernstson will present his film One Table Two Elephants (by Jacob von Heland and Henrik Ernstson, 2016), an environmental film essay about bushmen b-boys, a flower kingdom and the ghost of a princess. Read more 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.

“Emancipation in an Urban Century”

PhD seminar in Stockholm on “Emancipation in an Urban Century: From more-than-human political moments to the figure of the Anthropo-ob(S)bene”, from 12-13 October, 9:00-12:00 both days is hosted by the KTH’s Environmental Humanities Laboratory.

Read more here!


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)

"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)

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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Travelling without Borders

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

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