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.

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  • Stories and Seeds Finale with Wall-E
    11 Apr 2018

    The last session of the Stories and Seeds film-forums will revolve around the idea of Earth as a spaceship with the film “Wall·E” (2008). The event will be chaired by Sabine Höhler, physicist and historian who currently heads the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH. Sabine’s research interests cover the cultural history of science and technology, environmental history and feminist science and technology studies. Her work on the history of space flight and ecology focuses on Spaceship Earth as a key metaphor in the late twentieth-century debate over the world’s resources and the future of humanity.

  • Stories and Seeds film-forums: Expedition to the End of the World
    20 Dec 2017

    16 January: The fourth session of the Stories and Seeds film-forums will deal with the role of the media in framing Arctic climate change with the film “Expedition to the End of the World” (2013).

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