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.

2017 European Society for Environmental History Conference.

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

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Travelling without Borders

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

Situated Ecologies

Visit the platform for research projects and activities related to the study and politics of situated ecologies, in particular those shaped by urbanization. 


  • KTH scholar Dr. Henrik Ernstson joining The University of Manchester part-time from Aug 2017
    14 Aug 2017

    Dr. Henrik Ernstson at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology will from 1 Aug 2017 start a 10% part-time Human Geography position at The University of Manchester’s School of Environment, Education and Development.

  • The Travelling Scientist's Itinerary
    9 Aug 2017

    This project began as a blog, The Travelling Scientist, inviting fellow academics to contribute with stories and reflections about academic travelling. The blog later expanded into a project, “Travelling Without Borders,” funded by KTH-Sustainability. The project allowed for more systematic work with the blog content that could be used for formulating an online survey on academic travelling, a workshop at KTH and an op-ed article “Klimatforskarna förvärrar utsläpp” [“Climate scientists aggravate emissions”] in one of the largest Swedish dailies, the Svenska Dagbladet.

  • New book, edited by Marco Armiero and Richard Tucker
    21 Jun 2017

    "Lampedusa, Indomeni and Ventimiglia are the centers of a new geography of Europe, places which embody the fact that migration, borders, and bodies intertwine, creating a political ecology of humans’ movement and state’s control. Routes of hopes and desperation crisscross the Mediterranean; acts of violence and disobedience dot the fortified borders of Europe

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