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An Environmental History of Italian Migrations

Former colleagues at our division Roberta Biasillo and Daniele Valisena have written together with Claudio de Majo a new article in Modern Italy. The article with the title “Environments of Italianness: for an environmental history of Italian migrations” is part of a special issue edited also by the three of them about the concepts of … Continue reading “An Environmental History of Italian Migrations”

Defence Coming up: Dirty coal – Industrial Populism as Purification in Poland’s Mining Heartland

Friday October 1, it is time for Irma Allen to defend her thesis Dirty coal – Industrial populism as purification in Poland’s mining heartland. The defence is open for the public by registration, and will happen on zoom. Find link to registration below, as well as the thesis abstract! Time: Fri 2021-10-01 16.00 Subject area: History of … Continue reading “Defence Coming up: Dirty coal – Industrial Populism as Purification in Poland’s Mining Heartland”

Sabine Höhler in the Cultural Histories Series

Sabine Höhler recently contributed with the chapter “Creating the Blue Planet from Modern Oceanography” in the sixth volume of the The Cultural Histories of the Sea in the Global Age (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021). Throughout history, how has the sea served as a site for cross-cultural exchange, trade and migration? As historians, how do the fields … Continue reading “Sabine Höhler in the Cultural Histories Series”

Environing technologies: a theory of making environment – open access

Division professors Sverker Sörlin and Nina Wormb’s article “Environing technologies: a theory of making environment” from the 2018 December issue of History & Technology, is available open access. Read the abstract  and find the link for the full article below Abstract The central proposal of this article is that environing technologies shape and structure the way in … Continue reading “Environing technologies: a theory of making environment – open access”

On “Protection and Improvement of the Human Environment”

Eric Paglia has just now published a new article in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. Topic is the 1972 United Nations Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. The conference was convened after the Swedish delegation’s intervention on behalf of environmental protection four to five years earlier. Happening within a framework determined by the goal of sustainable … Continue reading “On “Protection and Improvement of the Human Environment””

SPHERE – a Podcast on the Evolution of Global Environmental Governance

It is a new week at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment and this one begins with the official launch of the SPHERE podcast – produced by our very own Eric Paglia. About the Podcast: SPHERE is a podcast that investigates the historical evolution of global environmental governance through in-depth discussions with … Continue reading “SPHERE – a Podcast on the Evolution of Global Environmental Governance”

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!”

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 “