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Training professionals as well as academic scientists and scholars in the environmental humanities is crucial to spread and apply the knowledge needed to face issues of sustainability and global challenges. It is also an essential tool in the ongoing transformation of the humanities.

The Laboratory trains students on all levels

Undergraduate education

Undergraduate educationin the Laboratory reflects the new knowledge that is derived from research in the Laboratory. Courses will be integrated in the total offering from the Division and can be combined to a well rounded training in the history of science, technology, environment and related fields. Undergraduate students will be invited to work in close contact with research. Our undergraduate courses also seek to:

  • Assist in building new integrated programs at the undergraduate and masters level
  • Be of relevance for students interested in environmental humanities in all universities
  • Integrate elements from the humanities in KTH technology programs

PhD training

PhD training is an integrated part of both research and teaching in the Laboratory. Doctoral students, who are enrolled in the Division’s doctoral program Historical Studies of Science, Technology, and Environment participate in research projects and work closely with supervisors and research track leaders.

The doctoral students pursue their work within one of several Research Tracks which in turn build on the concept of Environing Technologies – that the environment is a historical formation by people and societies which form their surroundings and themselves and thereby use knowledge, technology, and aesthetics (see ).

[read more on environing in: S. Sörlin & P. Warde, ”Making the environment historical – an introduction”, in Nature’s End: History and the Environment, eds. Warde & Sörlin (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), pp.1-19.]