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Technical Development and Education

As digitisation and computers in general are advancing rapidly, many engineers and scientists work on the possibilities and challenges developing artificial intelligence might pose. AI as a topic is also being researched by a handful of members of our division. As such, researcher Lina Rahm has published a new article with the title “Education, automation … Continue reading “Technical Development and Education”

Sabine Höhler in the Cultural Histories Series

Sabine Höhler recently contributed with the chapter “Creating the Blue Planet from Modern Oceanography” in the sixth volume of the The Cultural Histories of the Sea in the Global Age (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021). Throughout history, how has the sea served as a site for cross-cultural exchange, trade and migration? As historians, how do the fields … Continue reading “Sabine Höhler in the Cultural Histories Series”

Environing technologies: a theory of making environment – open access

Division professors Sverker Sörlin and Nina Wormb’s article “Environing technologies: a theory of making environment” from the 2018 December issue of History & Technology, is available open access. Read the abstract  and find the link for the full article below Abstract The central proposal of this article is that environing technologies shape and structure the way in … Continue reading “Environing technologies: a theory of making environment – open access”

When Research Interests Mix

The WaterCentre@KTH is a hub of expertise in water research at our university. Its director and longstanding researcher at our division, David Nilsson, is working together with several scholars from the fields of EKV Kraft- & Värmeteknologi, Vatten- och Miljöteknik, Industriell Bioteknologi, Resursåtervinning, and Hållbarhet, Utvärd och Styrning. Furthermore, it cooperates with Stockholm Vatten och … Continue reading “When Research Interests Mix”

The power to define resilience in social–hydrological systems

Timos Karpouzoglou, researcher at the division, has published an article together with Art Dewulf, Jeroen Warner, Anna Wesselink and nine other scholars on the social implications of hydrological systems. If you are interested in their work, you can find the abstract below and the full text here. Abstract Since the early work on defining and … Continue reading “The power to define resilience in social–hydrological systems”

New Division Report out!

From Transformative, to Defining, to the Intergrative Humanities. The Division has published reports since the beginning of the 1990s, but only in the last six years on a biennial basis. The first years the reports were annual, basic information on staff, courses, seminars, and activities. Since 2015 the reports are themed and open up to … Continue reading “New Division Report out!”

Siegfried Evens on Marcinelle and the European Coal and Steel Community

Our NUCLEARWATERS doctoral student Siegfried Evens, just got published with an article on the accident in the Bois du Cazier coal mine in Marcinelle, Belgium on 8 August 1956. You find the arcticle open access in European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire, or you can read a summary below! Full article (open access): The … Continue reading “Siegfried Evens on Marcinelle and the European Coal and Steel Community”

Education instead of Prohibition – Sweden and the Covid-19 pandemic

Lina Rahm, Ragnar Holm postdoc at the division (Posthumanities Hub), has published a new article in Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift on Sweden’s approach to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. In “Folkbildning som krishantering och krishantering som folkbildning“ a strategy was analysed, which instead of putting emphasis on restrictions and prohibition, focussed on citizen’s self-regulation. This … Continue reading “Education instead of Prohibition – Sweden and the Covid-19 pandemic”

Language, Citizenship, and Sámi Education in the Nordic North

Otso Kortekangas, postdoc at the division, has written a new book. In “Language, Citizenship, and Sámi Education in the Nordic North, 1900-1940” Otso investigates how Sámi people were affected by nation state education doctrines in Finland’s, Norway’s and Sweden’s North. One important part of the political context in the genesis of this book is the … Continue reading “Language, Citizenship, and Sámi Education in the Nordic North”

On “Protection and Improvement of the Human Environment”

Eric Paglia has just now published a new article in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. Topic is the 1972 United Nations Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. The conference was convened after the Swedish delegation’s intervention on behalf of environmental protection four to five years earlier. Happening within a framework determined by the goal of sustainable … Continue reading “On “Protection and Improvement of the Human Environment””