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SCAR visitor at the Division

Hanne Nielsen, from the University of Tasmania (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies), is currently visiting our Division on a four-month Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) fellowship. Whilst in Sweden, Hanne is working on a project entitled “Framing Antarctica as Fragile: Tracing the evolution of media narratives about the far south (1945 – 2015).” This project complements her recent PhD work … Continue reading “SCAR visitor at the Division”

The ‘physiologization’ of skiing – new article from Daniel Svensson and Sverker Sörlin

(2018). The ‘physiologization’ of skiing: the lab as an obligatory passage point for elite athletes?. Sport in Society. Ahead of Print. Slow on updates in the blog doesn’t mean slow on updates on the rest of the Internet! Doctor Daniel Svensson who defended at the Division in the end of 2016 and our Professor Sverker … Continue reading “The ‘physiologization’ of skiing – new article from Daniel Svensson and Sverker Sörlin”

Swedish Interview with Linus Salö: Forska med vetenskapssvengelska

Engelskans segertåg inom forskning och akademi öppnar upp mot omvärlden men för också med sig problem. Kritiker hävdar att engelskan har blivit för dominant i vetenskapssamhället. En ny statlig utredning om internationalisering av forskning efterfrågar tydlighet och regler för språkanvändning.   Full artikel finns här: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond | Forska med vetenskapssvengelska

How Forests Think: Toward a Beyond-the-Human Anthropology, Eduardo Kohn

In other words, the flux of living thoughts is the ongoing signifying ecology that is life. This review is written by Daniele Valisena Do dogs dream? What do those dreams tell about us? Why should it matter to us? And who is “us”? Those are but some of the questions that Eduardo Koch learnt to … Continue reading “How Forests Think: Toward a Beyond-the-Human Anthropology, Eduardo Kohn”

Professor Sverker Sörlin – a Member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council 

The Swedish Climate Policy Council will start its activities in January 2018. The task of the council is to evaluate how the policy of the Swedish government is compatible with the Swedish climate goals. The secretariat will be placed at the research council Formas. (quote from Formas.se)   We are very proud to announce that … Continue reading “Professor Sverker Sörlin – a Member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council “

The Interruptor: A (late) review of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

“No matter how many people take to the streets in massive marches or in targeted direct actions, they cannot put their hands on the real flows of power, because they do not help produce it. They only consume.” (p. 60) In the end of last semester, our division’s reading group discussed Learning to Die in … Continue reading “The Interruptor: A (late) review of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene”

Conferment of two Doctoral Degrees

Friday November 17 the annual ceremony for the conferment of doctoral degrees was held in Stockholm City Hall. The Division was proud to have two former doctoral students on stage; Dr Daniel Svensson and Dr Isabel Pérez. A few of us, who couldn’t make it to the City Hall due to not having defended during … Continue reading “Conferment of two Doctoral Degrees”

Spiking day!

As more and more of our doctoral students finish, more and more new traditions are created. Some traditions seem made to be broken quite fast, but the tradition of getting together for the spiking of a freshly printed doctoral thesis is one we hope to keep. Today was the day for Anna Svensson to grab … Continue reading “Spiking day!”

The beginning of the “Those who have more than enough on their plate but just want to read more” Reading Group

A new reading group saw the daylight here at the Division just recently. The initiative was taken by a few people from the EHL and then spread to others interested at the Division. The aim of the group is to collectively read a book each month, discussing it and writing a short reflection piece. That … Continue reading “The beginning of the “Those who have more than enough on their plate but just want to read more” Reading Group”

Peder Roberts – new docent at the Division

On Tuesday October 17 Peder Roberts held his docent lecture on the subject of “Polarforskningnens värde och berättigande: då och nu” (“The value of polar research: then and now”). Peder took the title from a 1932 article by the Swedish geographer Hans Ahlmann, in which Ahlmann defended polar research as a worthwhile endeavour characterised by … Continue reading “Peder Roberts – new docent at the Division”