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Marco Armiero: Mediterranean Culture Award 2022 with “Wasteocene”

We are happy to announce that Marco Armiero, director of the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, has been awarded the Mediterranean Culture Award 2022 in the section for Human Sciences with the book Wasteocene – Stories from the global dump. He recieved the award at a price ceremony in Cosenza, Italy, on the 13th of October. … Continue reading “Marco Armiero: Mediterranean Culture Award 2022 with “Wasteocene””

“It is patriotic to protect the climate”

Sverker Sörlin (KTH Professor of Environmental History and member of the Swedish Climate Council 2018-2022), Maria Wolrath Söderberg (docent in rhetorics with a specialisation in climate adaptation, Södertörns högskola)  and Nina Wormbs (KTH Professor of History of Technology) have published a highly commentated opinion piece in Dagens Nyheter on 25 September 2022. Following Sweden’s close … Continue reading ““It is patriotic to protect the climate””

How Scholars Reason About Air Travel

Nina Wormbs, professor in history of technology at the division, has published a chapter together with Elina Eriksson (KTH Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap) and Maria Wolrath Söderberg (Södertörn) about the debate on flying in academia. This chapter with the title “Exceptionalism and Evasion: How Scholars Reason About Air Travel” is part of the edited … Continue reading “How Scholars Reason About Air Travel”

New article: Out of steam? A social science and humanities research agenda for geothermal energy

Andreas Roos, researcher at the Division and the EHL, active in the Harnessing the heat below our feets project, newly published an open access article together with Rozanne C. Spijkerboera, Ethemcan Turhana, Marco Billi, SofiaVargas-Payera, Jose Opazo and Marco Armiero in the paper Energy Research & Social Science. Read the abstarct below and follow the … Continue reading “New article: Out of steam? A social science and humanities research agenda for geothermal energy”

Making a model: the 1974 Nordic Environmental Protection Convention

Melina Antonia Buns, visiting postdoc in international and environmental history at the division, has published a new open access article in the Scandinavian Journal of History (published online on 05 May 2022). The title of the article is “Making a model: the 1974 Nordic Environmental Protection Convention and Nordic attempts to form environmental law” and … Continue reading “Making a model: the 1974 Nordic Environmental Protection Convention”

Shifting Baselines – Acclimatization as a Coping Strategy to Climate Change?

By Sabine Höhler, Professor and Head of Division I am spending a long weekend with my parents in the Lower Rhine region, not far from the Ruhr area. It is the end of August in Germany and, like much of Europe, the country is suffering from persistent heat and drought. It’s that “summer of the … Continue reading “Shifting Baselines – Acclimatization as a Coping Strategy to Climate Change?”

What will happen to the Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant?

Our colleague Anna Storm (now professor of technology and social change at Linköping University) has been involved in an intellectual exchange with the state-owned power company Vattenfall about the future of Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant in the context of its decommissioning in the magazine NyTeknik. In Anna’s first article from 28 July 2022, she displays … Continue reading “What will happen to the Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant?”

New Article: A New Earth Rises

Erik Isberg, PhD-student at the division within the SPHERE-project, has published a new article with the title “A new Earth rises. How did the planet replace the nation-state to become the prime political object of the 21st century?”. You can read and even listen to the full text on the Aeon-Website. Here is a small … Continue reading “New Article: A New Earth Rises”

New Article: Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain

Adam Wickberg, researcher in our division, has published a new article together with John Durham Peters (Yale Univesity) in the esteemed journal “Critical Inquiry”, published by the University of Chicago. In “Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain” Peters and Wickberg develop the new concept of “environing media”. They are focussing on the rich … Continue reading “New Article: Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain”

Learning about urban water infrastructure by comparing Northern and Southern cities

Our colleague Timos Karpouzoglou, researcher at the division, will be presenting his work in the current project NATURE – Examining Nature-Society Relations Through Urban Infrastructure at the upcoming Higher Seminar on Monday 14 March from 1.15-2.45pm (Stockholm time). His work within the framework of this project is done together with Mary Lawhon, Sumit Vij, Pär … Continue reading “Learning about urban water infrastructure by comparing Northern and Southern cities”