Higher seminar Spring 2020

Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

Colloquia are held in the seminar room at the Division (Teknikringen 74 D, 5th floor)

Monday 20 January 13.15-14.45

“Governance, organisation and perceptions of autonomy in research”

Ulrika Bjare, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment

Mid-seminar in research education

Opponent: Anna Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Lund University.

Monday 27 January 13.15-14.45

Dmitry Arzyutov, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment

“Reassembling the Environmental Archives of the Cold War: Perpectives from the Soviet North”

Mid-seminar in research education.

Opponent: Egle Rindzeviciute, Department of Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University London.

Monday 10 February 13.15-14.45

Otso Kortekangas, KTH and Stockholm University 

”Indigenous avant la lettre. The origins and livelihoods of the Sámi in European scholarly thought 1930–1960”

Monday 24 February 13.15-14.45

Camilla Eriksson and Jenny Ingemarsdotter, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Department of Defence Analysis

“Keeping the wheels turning: oil storage as a key defence strategy in Cold War Sweden”.

Monday 9 March 13.15-14.45

Thed van Leeuwen, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, The Netherlands 

"Research Evaluation in Context. Push-back from SSH scholarship on recent developments - experiences from the case of the Netherlands"

Monday 23 March 13.15-14.45

Andrei Stsiapanau, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania and visiting scholar at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment.

"Nuclear Clay"


Monday 6 April 13.15-14.45

Irma Allen, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment

”Purifying burdensome environments: At home with coal in Upper Silesia, Poland”

Final seminar in doctoral education 

Opponent: Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

Monday 20 April 13.15-14.45

Jami Weinstein, Linköping University, Title TBA

Monday 27 April, 13.15-14.45​

Perrin Selcer, University of Michigan

"The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment. How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth"

Monday 4 May 13.15-14.45

Nina Wormbs, KTH, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Title TBA

Monday 18 May 13.15-14.45

Frederick Whitling, European University Institute, Title TBA

Thuesday 2 June, 13.00-16.00

”Coal Lives. Italians and the Metabolism of Coal in Wallonia, Belgium (1945-1980)”

Daniele Valisena, Division of history of Science, Technology and Environment

(Doctoral dissertation defence, Room F3, Lindstedsvägen 26, KTH Campus)

Opponent: Don Mitchell, Department of Social and Economic Geography, University of Uppsala.

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