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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”

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”

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”

Drought or low water availability as an historical preparedness problem

Division researcher Fredrik Bertilsson has recently written a blogpost for the WaterBlog@KTH on the basis of his new research project “Beyond ‘unprepared’: Towards an integrative expertise of drought” (Formas 2022-2025). Here is a repost of his text, focussing on a very pressing issue for all of us living in a context of climate crisis. Drought … Continue reading “Drought or low water availability as an historical preparedness problem”

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”

The Ocean’s ‘Digital Twin’? Marine Environmental Data Through Time

Sabine Höhler, Susanna Lidström and Tirza Meyer from the Mediated Planet project at the Division will present in the WASP-HS seminar series #frAIday, organized by Umeå University. In their presentation they aim to sketch the history of opening the ‘black box’ of the ocean. The Ocean’s ‘Digital Twin’? Marine Environmental Data Through Time Sabine Höhler, … Continue reading “The Ocean’s ‘Digital Twin’? Marine Environmental Data Through Time”

Coming up: Higher Seminar Series in Spring 2022

Gott nytt år! – Happy New Year! After snow-induced Christmas and winter holidays, the division is slowly but surely bustling back into busy work mode. Our Higher Seminar Series, the colloquium of our division, starts again in two weeks. We are very glad to announce that Aliaksandr Piahanau, Wenner-Gren postdoc at the division, will be … Continue reading “Coming up: Higher Seminar Series in Spring 2022”

Beyond Unprepared and Sustainability’s Formative Moment – Formas’ Grants Two New Projects

Division researchers Fredrik Bertilsson and Eric Paglia recieved funding for four years each in the Formas Annual Open Call 2021 – Research projects for early-career researchers. In 2022 the Division looks forward to two new projects: one on humanistic expertice and knowledge and one that question the earlier periodization of the sustainability narrative. Summary Beyond … Continue reading “Beyond Unprepared and Sustainability’s Formative Moment – Formas’ Grants Two New Projects”

Exploring nuclear Germany

This text was first published by Per Högselius on the Nuclearwaters-Blog on 3 December 2021. Exploring nuclear Germany As the most recent wave of the corona pandemic rolls in over Europe, it seems that much of the past summer and autumn was a narrow window of opportunity for international travel. I now feel happy that … Continue reading “Exploring nuclear Germany”