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Higher Seminar Autumn 2020

Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

Higher seminars are scheduled every other Monday, 13.15-14.45

The higher seminar series will be arranged via zoom during autumn 2020.

Please note the starting time for each seminar since dissertation defenses, included in the list below, may have a different start time.

Higher seminar schedule autumn 2020

28 September, 13.15-14.45 “A Sea Change in the Environmental Humanities” Presenter: Cecilia Åsberg, KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment. 

12 October, 13.15-14.45. “Food Politics of Antarctic Krill: the Soviet Food Experiment” Presenter: Tayana Arakchaa, KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment. 

16 October, 13.00. “Excessive Seas: Waste Ecologies of Eutrophication”​. Dissertation defense by Jesse Peterson, KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment. Opponent: Professor Kate Rigby, University of Pennsylvania. Location, see KTH event calender .

2 November, 13.15-14.45 "Educational Imaginaries: Governance at the Intersection of Technology and Education" Presenter: Lina Rahm, Ragnar Holm Fellow 2020 at KTH, Division of History of Science Technology and Environment.

9 November, 13.15-14.45 “Antarctic Minerals for the Soviet Bloc? East Side Story of the South Pole's Environmental Geopolitics in the Cold War” Presenter: Roman Khandozhko, KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment. 

20 November, 13.00 "Marknadisering: En idé och dess former inom sjukvård och järnväg 1970-2000" Dissertation defense by Jesper Meijling, KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment. Opponent: Docent/Assoc Prof Per Wisselgren, Dept of Sociology, Umeå University. Location: Kollegiesalen Röda Korssjukhuset and zoom, see updates in KTH calender.

23 November, 13.15-14.45 “The politics of urban climate adaptation in Malmö: challenges, vulnerabilities and the role of social movements” Presenter: Salvatore Paolo De Rosa, KTH, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment. 

25 November, 15.00 "Archipelago lecture 2020: Reflections on Planetary Habitability" Presenter: Achille Mbembe, Research Professor of History and Politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Visiting Professor at Duke University. Location: Zoom ( see info here ).

7 December, 13.15-14.45 “The impact of science–policy interaction in Sweden: Minority mother-tongue instruction as a social innovation ” Presenter: Linus Salö, KTH and Stockholm University

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Update for spring term 2021:

We plan to have the higher seminar series online on zoom the following dates. More information will be updated for these dates and some additional dates for dissertations will also be updated during 2021.

Dates for higher seminar 2021

8 February, 22 February, 8 March, 22 March, 19 April, 3 May, 17 May, 31 May and 7 June

See preliminary schedule below (updated 17th December 2020)

8 February, 13.15-14.45 "Shut up and write session", Co-hosted by Marta Musso and Katarina Larsen, KTH Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment

22 February: Dmitry Arzyutov,​ final seminar: opponent Andy Bruno, University of Northern Illinois (title and time TBD)

8 March, 13.15-14.45 "Nuclear Clay"​​, Presenter: Andrei Stsiapanau, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and Linköping University.


22 March (TBA)

19 April, 13.15-14.45, Presenter: Marta Musso, KTH Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment (title TBD)

3 May: Jean-Sébastien Boutet mid-seminar, opponent Heather Green, St Mary’s University (title and time TBD)

17 May: Achim Kluppelberg, mid-seminar, prel. title "Nuclear Decision-making in the Soviet Union. Investigating Water in Expert Cultures Concerned with the Siting of Nuclear Power Plants"

31 May: Siegfried Evens, mid-seminar, prel. title " Steams, Streams, and Steels: A History of Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Risk Governance (1850-1990)"

7 June (TBA)

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Coordinator of the Higher seminar series: Katarina Larsen, KTH

If you want to have more information or register for a seminar, please contact the coordinator of the higher seminar series by writing an e-mail to higher-seminar@kth.se with the topic "higher seminar_ your name". The deadline to register for a higher seminar is 10 am on the day of the seminar.

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