KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory

The Environmental Humanities Laboratory is an initative at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment.

The environmental humanities is currently one of the most dynamic fields in the human sciences. Their dynamism and energy are derived from the increasing demand on human and social knowledge to meet global challenges. The environmental humanities are characterised by a hybrid nature, combining skills, methods, and theories from several humanities disciplines – historical, aesthetic, visual, anthropological, etc. – with problems and issues of high relevance for society and informed by science and technology.

The work in the EHL follows organically from previous work conducted in the Division on environment, energy, media, and technologies.

Reflection After a Project: Building Collaborations Beyond The Peer-Reviewed Publication

Read more about the project The Ways of Knowing Urban Ecologies here!

The Urban Action Lab at Makerere University is in action!

The Urban Action Lab (UAL) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda has launched their website. The UAL is run by Professor Shuaib Lwasa and his team of urban researchers and students and the Lab will make a crucial contribution from East Africa to pan-African attempts in facing urban challenges of the 21st century.

Read more here!

Conference: Natures in between

2017 European Society for Environmental History Conference.

The Conference will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June to 2 July 2017.

For more information, click here!

Travel report: Turning the biosphere into the “semiosphere” in Tartu, Estonia

As part of the effort to develop collaborations that help to transverse and put in dialogue science and humanities, Martin Avila travelled to Tartu, Estonia (September 1-3) to meet with (bio)semioticians Kalevi Kull and colleagues. Click here to read more!

Global South Urbanism

Public talk and film screening of "One Table Two Elephants" at Namibia University of Science and Technology, and a workshop on Global South Urbanism.

Communicating the Climate

How to communicate scholarly findings on climate and weather in a controversial time. This is a call for participation, read more here! (pdf 407 kB)

Should Scientists Stop Flying?

Seminar filmed on the 28th of March 2017

Noordhoek eco-estates protect the rich from the reality of Masiphumelele

A stone’s throw from the working-class township of Masiphumelele, the Noordhoek mountains are being transformed into exclusive “eco-estates” which preserve apartheid geography just as the Group Areas Act did, write Bruce Baigrie and Henrik Ernstson. Read the full article on GroundUp here!

"The importance of integrative humanities"

New essay by Sverker Sörlin in the Canadian Literary Review.

To see the whole article, click here!


Travelling without Borders

A new project at the EHL – following up on this blog and this newspaper article.

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