Examining nature and society through urban infrastructure (NATURE)

by Timos Karpouzoglou With funding recently received from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, a new 3-year project has been launched at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment. In the project NATURE, we are an international team of researchers that will be looking at an all too familiar term these days but with a slightly different … Continue reading “Examining nature and society through urban infrastructure (NATURE)”

From Sicily to Sweden: Lessons in History and Environmental Humanities

by Elisa Privitera (Lizzy), C. M. Lerici Foundation Fellow My story with Sweden started around two years ago. It was a scorching and sunny summer. I had just gotten my Masters Degree that explored the creation of a community laboratory that sought to regenerate a historical and neglected district in Catania—my hometown in Sicily—when my … Continue reading “From Sicily to Sweden: Lessons in History and Environmental Humanities”

Connections at the End of the World

Author: Lize-Marié van der Watt About a decade ago, a handful of humanities and social science scholars joined an international conference to commemorate 50 years since the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. They were part of an Action Group (est. 2006) within the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), delivering papers to a small audience … Continue reading “Connections at the End of the World”

Three ERC humanities grants in three years for KTH – University World News

Sverker Sörlin, professor of environmental history at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has been awarded the prestigious Horizon 2020 European Research Council Advanced Grant of €2.5 million (US$3 million) for the project “The Rise of Environmental Governance: A history of the contemporary human Earth relationship”. Read all about it here: Three ERC … Continue reading “Three ERC humanities grants in three years for KTH – University World News”