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From Anthropocene Historiography to a New Understanding of The Present Ecocrisis

Postdoc-colleague Adam Wickberg has published a new article with the title “Reconfiguring Temporality in the Anthropocene. Coloniality and the Political Ecocrisis”. It is available in Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. Adam introduces his text as follows: “Decolonial History and Ecopolitical Resistance In this article, I will argue for the need of a new … Continue reading “From Anthropocene Historiography to a New Understanding of The Present Ecocrisis”

Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC

REXSAC – Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – is a Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research, funded by Nordforsk and led by the Division, together with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute. Representants in REXSAC from the Division are researcher and LTU Professor Dag Avango, Professor Sverker Sörlin and doctoral students Jean-Sébastien Boutet … Continue reading “Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC”

Notes from the North

The Division is currently working hard to put together the history of 2019 and 2020 in a new biennial report. While waiting for the final print, we have picked up this nice piece from our former report, written by Rexsac doctoral student, Jean-Sébastien Boutet. Enjoy! Notes from the north, 2019 Text by: Jean-Sébastien Boutet, 2019 … Continue reading “Notes from the North”

The effects of the humanities: Knowledge, collaboration, impact – new anthology with researchers from the Division

Several of the Division’s researchers have contributed to a new Swedish anthology: Humanvetenskapernas verkningar: Kunskap, samverkan, genomslag (The effects of the humanities: Knowledge, collaboration, impact). Editor, former Division postdoc, Linus Salö re-joined the Division again this year as the supervisor of Klara Müller and as researcher in the research platform Making Universities Matter. Other participating … Continue reading “The effects of the humanities: Knowledge, collaboration, impact – new anthology with researchers from the Division”

Podcasts – a Valuable Tool of Research Communication

Podcasts are great company for a lunch walk, a long commute or doing household chores. By now, a multitude covering all kinds of topics exist. But while some might associate this medium with leisure time, it is actually a great support for reading scientific complex texts. Eric Paglia, researcher in the project SPHERE, uses podcasts … Continue reading “Podcasts – a Valuable Tool of Research Communication”

The Afterlives of a Windowfarm

Anna Svensson was a doctoral student with the Division and the Environmental Humanities Laboratory, and successfully defended her thesis A Utopian Quest for Universal Knowledge – Diachronic Histories of Botanical Collections between the Sisteenth Century and the Present in 2017, when she left us for new flowers to pick. Anna was our unofficial florist, and … Continue reading “The Afterlives of a Windowfarm”

Digitising Education – A Reflection

Our division is engaged in multiple forms of teaching. This did not change during the pandemic. The new reality, dominated by working from home and thus increasingly online, forced us to find new ways of teaching. It was paramount to keep the same level of quality while moving whole courses online and dealing with the … Continue reading “Digitising Education – A Reflection”

Is the self-read water meter a pro-poor innovation? Kenian experiences by Nilsson and Blomkvist

Just this February, KTH Water Centre director and division member David Nilsson has together with Pär Blomkvist (Mälardalen University, Division of Industrial Economics and Organisation) published a new article in Utilities Policy: “Is the self-read water meter a pro-poor innovation? Evidence from a low-income settlement in Nairobi”. In this article, both authors engage the topic … Continue reading “Is the self-read water meter a pro-poor innovation? Kenian experiences by Nilsson and Blomkvist”

New PhD-student in the “Making Universities Matter”-project!

We have a new PhD-student at the division! While the pandemic is still disrupting usual work routines, we are very happy that new people can nevertheless join us. Starting a PhD under these conditions in a new work environment is all but easy. Therefore, the division’s blog wants to continue introducing new people to make … Continue reading “New PhD-student in the “Making Universities Matter”-project!”

Profit from Sverker Sörlin’s book on crisis became new scholarships for even more books on crisis!

In early summer 2020, Sverker Sörlin published the book “Kris! Från Estonia till Corona” (Crisis! From Estonia to Corona) on Bokförlaget Atlas. Here he puts the Corona pandemic as a crisis in a historical perspective along with other big crises in our society. He also shares his own experience from being ill with Corona. The … Continue reading “Profit from Sverker Sörlin’s book on crisis became new scholarships for even more books on crisis!”