About the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (EHL)
The overall goal of the EHL is to shape a post-disciplinary intellectual environment that combines education, research and graduate training in innovative ways and sets knowledge in the humanities into action to favour sustainable development. The educational programme aims to train a new generation of historians and others to become capable, integrated environmental humanists.
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.
Research in the Laboratory combines various strands of the humanities, including anthropological, aesthetic, literary, architectural, spatial, archaeological, technological, etcetera, all informed by historical approaches. It is fundamental research conducted in a post-disciplinary spirit aimed at providing new knowledge of relevance for human understanding of the world as well as for sustainable development.