Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic

The course will take place next time in June and July 2019. Read about course focus, general outlines and organization here. Application period: Feb 20 to March 15

About the course

This page is currently under construction. Please check back shortly for more information on the 2019 edition of Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic, that will be held in Svalbard this round.

Organization and general outline

The objective of this course is to explore causes and consequences of the changes in the Arctic for society and the natural environment, and discuss possibilities to handle them in the future.

The course is divided into two parts. The first part takes during three weeks in June at KTH in Stockholm and consists of a series of lectures, seminars and museum visits on the topic of Arctic environmental and societal change. In the second part, from mid-June to early July, we conduct field work in Svalbard.  

Students need to have general entry requirements and 120 hp in one of the following fields: technology, natural science, architecture, history, environmental history, history of ideas, economic history, political science, anthropology, sociology, ethnology, literature, archaeology or human geography.


The application period starts at February 20 with a deadline on March 15.

Email Sofia Jonsson for more information: changingarctic@abe.kth.se


Students must be prepared to cover the expenses connected with the field component of the course. For more information regarding this, please contact Dag Avango: changingarctic@abe.kth.se


In case you have any questions that you can't find the answer to on the course pages, don't hesitate to contact Dag or Sofia for help.

Full course description

You can download the full course description from the 2018 version of the course here this link (pdf 3,9 MB) ! Please check back shortly for this years description.

Innehållsansvarig:Sofia Jonsson
Tillhör: Avdelningen för historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö
Senast ändrad: 2019-01-25