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Discussing the issue of flying and sustainability

By Nina Wormbs The week before Christmas, a number of colleagues at the Division gathered for a workshop where we discussed flying habits. It was part of the research project Decreased CO2-emissions in flight-intensive organisations: from data to practice at the EECS school, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, led by Daniel Pargman with funding from … Continue reading “Discussing the issue of flying and sustainability”

Our New Post-Doc in Energy History: Marta Musso Investigating Resource Exploitation and Possibilities for Digital Archives

Covid-19 profoundly changes the way we work. What luckily has not changed, is that new people join us at the division. Marta has recently taken up the position of a post-doc, while we are mostly working from home. Thus we asked her the following questions to introduce Marta’s work, show potential for collaboration and to … Continue reading “Our New Post-Doc in Energy History: Marta Musso Investigating Resource Exploitation and Possibilities for Digital Archives”

Streaming STREAMS: Join the conversation on August 5–7

By Johan Gärdebo and Roberta Biasillo On August 5–7, we host Streaming STREAMS – a series of online conversations and presentations about the Environmental Humanities (EH). These sessions will function as an introductory event for the upcoming STREAMS-conference (Stockholm, August 3–7, 2021). The three-day event has the ambition to initiate conversations to be continued, open … Continue reading “Streaming STREAMS: Join the conversation on August 5–7”

Visiting the Cosmos: Science Fiction in the Gallery

by Caroline Elgh Klingborg, Curator, Bonniers Konsthall Last fall, I brought a group of researchers and guests from KTH’s Division of History of Science, Technology, and Environment to the exhibit I curated for Bonniers Konsthall, entitled Cosmological Arrows: Journeys through Inner and Outer Space.* Their curiosity in the powers of science fiction and speculative fiction by … Continue reading “Visiting the Cosmos: Science Fiction in the Gallery”

Report: Dying at the Margins Workshop

by Jesse D. Peterson and Natashe Demos-Lekker On September 26-27, the Environmental Humanities Laboratory—along with the Division of History of Science, Technology, and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology—hosted the Dying at the Margins Workshop. Put together by PhD students Jesse D. Peterson (KTH) and Natashe Lemos Dekker (University of Amsterdam), this workshop brought … Continue reading “Report: Dying at the Margins Workshop”

Crosscuts Film Festival: In-vision Environmental Humanities

by Sofia Jonsson, festivalgeneral Den 22-24 november är det dags för Crosscuts att inta Bio Rio i Stockholm igen. Crosscuts är Stockholms första miljöhumanistiska festival för text och film. Temat för i år är Ruptured Times/Brytpunkter. Genom ​dokumentärfilmer, poesiuppläsning och samtal mellan ledande forskare, filmare och aktivister utforskar vi den brytpunkt där vi befinner oss … Continue reading “Crosscuts Film Festival: In-vision Environmental Humanities”

Why everyone should watch HBO’s “Chernobyl”

by: Achim Klüppelberg, Siegfried Evens, and Johan Gärdebo (Read in Russian: Клюппельберг, Ахим – Эвенс, Зигфрид – Гердебо, Иоган – Чернобыль) 25 meters below Stockholm’s solid bedrock, HBO’s Chernobyl is being screened inside a decommissioned reactor for nuclear weapons. It is dark, a little bit chilly, and the atmosphere is tense. The thrilling music ends, … Continue reading “Why everyone should watch HBO’s “Chernobyl””

Visions & Mediations of Northern Spaces

Global Arctic–Regional Governance – event hosted by Miyase and Annika On December 6 guest professor Miyase Christensen and affiliated researcher Annika E Nilsson arranged a workshop as a part of their project  Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World  Among the participants where, other than Miya and Annika, from the Division: researcher … Continue reading “Visions & Mediations of Northern Spaces”

Peder Roberts – new docent at the Division

On Tuesday October 17 Peder Roberts held his docent lecture on the subject of “Polarforskningnens värde och berättigande: då och nu” (“The value of polar research: then and now”). Peder took the title from a 1932 article by the Swedish geographer Hans Ahlmann, in which Ahlmann defended polar research as a worthwhile endeavour characterised by … Continue reading “Peder Roberts – new docent at the Division”