Guests at the Division 2019

Every year we welcome several visiting scholars and other academic staff. Some come to teach in courses or in other ways collaborate with us, others come mainly do their own research. One thing they all have in common is that they become a big part of the Division.


Elisa Privitera, PhD student at the University of Catania Italy and a C.M.Lerici Foundation fellow

Elisa is an engineer and architect and her research interests are "small data" and community's role in the environmental planning of contaminated territories. After some periods of study abroad (Germany 2013, Spain 2014, Japan 2015), in 2017 she graduated in "Building Engineering-Architecture" with highest honors (110/110 cum laude) and recommendation for publication.

She got a Post-Degree Specialization in "Local Participatory Action and Public Debate" at IUAV in Venice (2018) and she is currently a PhD student at the University of Catania (Italy) and member of LabPEAT (an Action-Research Laboratory on Ecological and Environmental Design of the Territory at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania).

Elisa will be collaborating with the EHL and Marco Armiero on the Toxic Bio project. 

February - July

Eva La Cour, PhD student at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Eva’s research fields are the visual arts and visual anthropology. Her PhD project is an artistic research project on Arctic landscapes with Svalbard as a case study. 




Yunwei Song, associate professor at the School of History at Renmin University of China in Beijing

This is Yunwei's second visit at the Division where she joins Per Högselius. She holds a PhD from Peking University (2002). Her doctoral dissertation and first book (The Period of Dual Federalism in the United States) dealt with the relationship between federal and state governments before the American Civil War. Her current academic interests are on the history of natural resources policy. Her second book (The History of Nature Resources Policy in the United States) was published in 2011. She has also published articles on themes such as the management and development of Indian forests during the British colonial period and the US Timber Culture Act of 1873.

June 2018


June 2019

Esther Zamboni Rossi, PhD student at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis

Esther works with Eunice Nodari and her team of environmental historians. She is working on the environmental history of waste management in the city of Porto Alegre since 1970. She received a rather prestigious scholarship from the Brazilian agency Capes in order to spend a semester with us at the Lab. 

September 2018


March 2019

Innehållsansvarig:Sofia Jonsson
Tillhör: Avdelningen för historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö
Senast ändrad: 2019-05-02