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Breathing Swiss air – A research stay at the University of Bern

Text: Alicia Gutting, doctoral student at the Division The fun thing about writing a PhD thesis on the nuclear Rhine in Sweden is that it is actually necessary for me to visit the nuclear sites on the Rhine as well as local archives. My three supervisors and I therefore decided that it would be an … Continue reading “Breathing Swiss air – A research stay at the University of Bern”

Nuclear Power in Times of Climate Change and the Water Risks Around It – Environmental History Now

Alicia Gutting is one of three doctoral students, active in the ERC-project Nuclearwaters at the Division and supervised by prof. Per Högselius. In the thesis „The Nuclear Rhine“ she is researching transnational nuclear risk perception in Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany from the 1960s to 2018. In November the Environmental History Now blog published a … Continue reading “Nuclear Power in Times of Climate Change and the Water Risks Around It – Environmental History Now”

The rise and fall of the Nord Stream pipeline: a brief history (part 2: the fall)

This is a short history stroll, from our very own professor of history of technology Per Högselius.  If you missed part one, you can read it in last weeks blog post here: The rise and fall of the Nord Stream pipeline: a brief history (part 1: the rise) The rise and fall of the Nord … Continue reading “The rise and fall of the Nord Stream pipeline: a brief history (part 2: the fall)”

What will happen to the Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant?

Our colleague Anna Storm (now professor of technology and social change at Linköping University) has been involved in an intellectual exchange with the state-owned power company Vattenfall about the future of Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant in the context of its decommissioning in the magazine NyTeknik. In Anna’s first article from 28 July 2022, she displays … Continue reading “What will happen to the Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant?”

NUCLEARWATERS Seminar: Ecological entanglements, nuclear ruptures, and the affective intimacies of Bishnoi resistance

The Nuclearwaters project is hosting the third seminar in its Nuclearwaters Seminar Series this term. This time we have the pleasure of welcoming Sonali Huria, who is going to be speaking about the relationship of the Bishnoi community with water in nuclear India. Time: Fri 2022-04-08 13.15 – 15.00 Video link: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/67164895000 Language: English Lecturer: Sonali Huria, associated scholar, … Continue reading “NUCLEARWATERS Seminar: Ecological entanglements, nuclear ruptures, and the affective intimacies of Bishnoi resistance”

Melina Antonia Buns joins the Division!

Nuclear-historical research at KTH is expanding! We are happy to announce that Melina Antonia Buns has joined us as a visiting post-doc researcher, based on a collaboration between NUCLEARWATERS, KTH’s Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment and The Greenhouse at the University of Stavanger. Melina was recently awarded a major research grant from the Norwegian Research Council, … Continue reading “Melina Antonia Buns joins the Division!”

Exploring nuclear Germany

This text was first published by Per Högselius on the Nuclearwaters-Blog on 3 December 2021. Exploring nuclear Germany As the most recent wave of the corona pandemic rolls in over Europe, it seems that much of the past summer and autumn was a narrow window of opportunity for international travel. I now feel happy that … Continue reading “Exploring nuclear Germany”