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!”

Poland on fire: voices from the provinces | Irma Allen in openDemocracy

There is agrowing atmosphere of hatred in which anyone who opposes the current governmentis labeled the ‘worst sort’, or even ‘Soviet murderers’. Thursday October, 19 at 16.30: An ordinary day, an ordinary man stands on the steps of the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science. He is reading something through a megaphone to inattentive passers … Continue reading “Poland on fire: voices from the provinces | Irma Allen in openDemocracy”

Into the fascist forest – a real Italian controversy 

This post is re-posted from https://theconversation.com. Can a forest be fascist? This may seem a facetious question, but it is one that Italians have been discussing of late due to a fire that occurred at the end of August.The fire, allegedly started accidentally by someone cooking tomato sauce, burned down part of a historic and controversial … Continue reading “Into the fascist forest – a real Italian controversy “

Trespass. An environmental history of modern migrations – ENTITLE blog 

In a new book, Marco Armiero and Richard Tucker have edited together important contributions to the emerging field of the environmental history of modern migrations. Three main ‘styles’ of research delineate the contours of a timely research effort. This post was originaly posted in the Entitle blog : Trespass. An environmental history of modern migrations – … Continue reading “Trespass. An environmental history of modern migrations – ENTITLE blog “