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Teaching the film ONE TABLE TWO ELEPHANTS: A resource for online teaching about postcolonial ecologies and Southern urbanism

by Jacob von Heland and Henrik Ernstson, Co-directors of The Situated Ecologies Platform We have made the film One Table Two Elephants (84 min, 2018) free for use and remixing, except for commercial purposes (CC-BY-NC). This website on our Situated Ecologies Platform provides a link to the full film as well as educational resources, key … Continue reading “Teaching the film ONE TABLE TWO ELEPHANTS: A resource for online teaching about postcolonial ecologies and Southern urbanism”

Cosmopolitanism in the Anthropocene (with a Postscript on the coronavirus)

By Prof. Miyase Christensen (Stockholm Univesity & Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) This is a moderated version (see Postscript at the end) of a chapter published in “The Sage Handbook of Media & Migration” (Sage, 2020). Editors: Kevin Smets, Koen Leurs, Myria Georgiou, Saskia Witteborn & Radhika Gajjala. Introduction In early 2019 it was announced … Continue reading “Cosmopolitanism in the Anthropocene (with a Postscript on the coronavirus)”

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”

Undisciplining Political Ecology: A Minifesto*

By Marco Armiero, Stefania Barca and Irina Velicu. A reflection on the concept that gave the name to this platform, with an invitation to unlearn the disciplinary boundaries of academia and engage in more personal reflections and actions to connect our various struggles, “to build collectives of care rather than mere departments”, and “to investigate … Continue reading “Undisciplining Political Ecology: A Minifesto*”

The Creep and Leap of Knowledge: On “source criticism” and “semilingualism” as impactful ideas of the human sciences

by Linus Salö and Fredrik Bertilsson In the not-so-distant future, people in the rich parts of the world will see driverless cars, ‘smart houses’ controlled through 5G applications, and other new inventions, as part of their every-day lives. It will be evident that quite a bit of knowledge has gone into their development. Indeed, many … Continue reading “The Creep and Leap of Knowledge: On “source criticism” and “semilingualism” as impactful ideas of the human sciences”

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”

Behind the scenes of European environmental history scholarship: An interview with publisher Sarah Johnson

by Roberta Biasillo, PhD This year features two important landmarks for the community of European environmental historians: it marks the 20th anniversary of the European Society for Environmental History and the 25th volume of the journal Environment and History, established by British publisher The White Horse Press in 1995. These two milestones are connected because … Continue reading “Behind the scenes of European environmental history scholarship: An interview with publisher Sarah Johnson”

In the shadow of geopolitics: Notes from fieldwork in southern Greenland*

by Annika Nilsson, Researcher As we returned to Narsarsuaq after a week of fieldwork in communities of southern Greenland, the outer world came charging in: planes arriving with tourists on their way to various local excursions and high-profile news stories about US president Trump wanting to buy Greenland, including the aftermath of political reactions of uncomfortable surprise at … Continue reading “In the shadow of geopolitics: Notes from fieldwork in southern Greenland*”