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Watch now! The Less Selfish Gene – Forest Altruism, Neoliberalism, and the Tree of Life

Did you miss Rob Nixon and the Archipelago Lecture on November 10th? No worries! The recording is now up and can be watched below, with or without subtitles. Abstract Why have millions of readers and viewers become magnetized by the hitherto arcane field of plant communication? Since the great recession of 2008, we have witnessed … Continue reading “Watch now! The Less Selfish Gene – Forest Altruism, Neoliberalism, and the Tree of Life”

Upcoming: Rob Nixon at the 11th Stockholm Archipelago Lecture

We are happy to announce that the next Stockholm Archipelago Lecture is coming up on 10 November 2022 at 5pm (Stockholm time). Rob Nixon is going to give his presentation titled “The Less Selfish Gene: Forest Altruism, Neoliberalism, and the Tree of Life”. Feel free to join digitally! You find the link below. Abstract: Why … Continue reading “Upcoming: Rob Nixon at the 11th Stockholm Archipelago Lecture”

New Article: Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain

Adam Wickberg, researcher in our division, has published a new article together with John Durham Peters (Yale Univesity) in the esteemed journal “Critical Inquiry”, published by the University of Chicago. In “Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain” Peters and Wickberg develop the new concept of “environing media”. They are focussing on the rich … Continue reading “New Article: Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain”

The metaphor of ocean “health” is problematic

Susanna Lidström (researcher at KTH), Tirza Meyer (postdoc at KTH) and former division’s PhD-colleague Jesse Peterson (now postdoc at Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet) have published an exciting opinion piece about our approach towards the ocean in the context of climate change and increased pollution. The authors argue that the health metaphor would be problematic in regard to … Continue reading “The metaphor of ocean “health” is problematic”

Critiques and Practices of Sustainability – Spring Course for Doctoral Students and Postdoctors

Critiques and Practices of Sustainability: Environmental Humanities Perspectives on Chilean and Swedish Ecocultures of Water, Land, and Air is 7,5 credit course, established by Division postdoc Nuno Marques, among others. Facing global contemporary environmental challenges and the need to imagine sustainable ways of relating to the environment (outlined by the SDGs), this course analyzes forms … Continue reading “Critiques and Practices of Sustainability – Spring Course for Doctoral Students and Postdoctors”

The Ocean’s ‘Digital Twin’? Marine Environmental Data Through Time

Sabine Höhler, Susanna Lidström and Tirza Meyer from the Mediated Planet project at the Division will present in the WASP-HS seminar series #frAIday, organized by Umeå University. In their presentation they aim to sketch the history of opening the ‘black box’ of the ocean. The Ocean’s ‘Digital Twin’? Marine Environmental Data Through Time Sabine Höhler, … Continue reading “The Ocean’s ‘Digital Twin’? Marine Environmental Data Through Time”

Beyond Unprepared and Sustainability’s Formative Moment – Formas’ Grants Two New Projects

Division researchers Fredrik Bertilsson and Eric Paglia recieved funding for four years each in the Formas Annual Open Call 2021 – Research projects for early-career researchers. In 2022 the Division looks forward to two new projects: one on humanistic expertice and knowledge and one that question the earlier periodization of the sustainability narrative. Summary Beyond … Continue reading “Beyond Unprepared and Sustainability’s Formative Moment – Formas’ Grants Two New Projects”

Open Access to Knowledge, Fear, and Conscience: Reasons to Stop Flying Because of Climate Change

Division professor Nina Wormbs researches along with Maria Wolrath Söderberg from Södertörn University, in the project Understanding justification of climate change nonaction. The project runs 2019-2021 and is financed by The Swedish foundation for humanities and social sciences, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. This June Nina and Marie published the article Knowledge, Fear, and Conscience: Reasons to Stop … Continue reading “Open Access to Knowledge, Fear, and Conscience: Reasons to Stop Flying Because of Climate Change”

Ten Stockholm Archipelago Lectures

The Stockholm Archipelago Lectures are part of the public activities of the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory and have been since 2012. It was initiated as an event that marks the presence of the EHL at the KTH Campus. This Monday we look forward to our 10th lecture by looking back in time, finishing off with … Continue reading “Ten Stockholm Archipelago Lectures”

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”