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Higher Seminar Spring 2014

The colloquium series of the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH is held in the seminar room at Teknikringen 74 D, top floor.

Special Term Opening Seminar Friday, 10 January, 10:15-11:45

Edmund Russell, Hall Distinguished Professor of US History, University of Kansas

“Fast Dogs and Englishmen: The Coevolution of Greyhounds, Lurcher, and Whippets with Aristocrats, Middle Classes, and Workers in England, 1500-1900”

Monday 13 January, 13:15-14:45

Anna Westerståhl Stenport, Scandinavian Studies, Germanic Studies and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"What are Arctic Cinemas?"

Monday 20 January, 13:15-14:45

Corinna de Guttry, Department of Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas, Institute of Coastal Research – Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

"Aliens in paradise: how migrants might become scapegoats of environmental destruction" (co-authored with Marco Armiero)

Monday 27 January, 13:15-14:45

Donald Worster, Honorary director, Center for Ecological History, Renmin University, China

“Second Earth: Thinking About Environmental History on a Planetary Scale”

Monday 17 February, 13:15-15:00

Eric Paglia, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

“Constructing Crisis: the Political Performance of Science and Assessing Environmental Limits in the Anthropocene”
(mid term seminar in PhD education)

Commentator: Matthias Heymann, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Monday 3 March, 13:15-14:45

Alesia Zuccala, Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Amsterdam

“Digital Humanities – Books, Publishers and Digital Transformations”

Monday 17 March, 13:15-14:45

Andrea Westermann, Department of History, University of Zürich

“Inventories of the earth. Mineral resource appraisals and the establishment of resource economics”

Monday 24 March, 10:30-12:00

James R. Fleming, Colby College

“In Transit: From Meteorology to Atmospheric Science, 1900-1960”

Monday 31 March, 13:15-14:45

Lars Heide, Copenhagen Business School

“Conceptualizing Innovations: John William Mauchly and John Prosper Eckert’s innovation of computers 1942-1950”

Monday 14 April, 10:00-12:00

Carlos Cano Viktorsson, CESC Center for Sustainable Communications / Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

"From Vision to Transition: Exploring the Potential for Public Information Services to Facilitate Sustainable Urban Transport"

Licentiate Seminar, Location: Lecture Hall E3, Osquarsbacke 14

Monday 14 April, 13:15-14:45

Gunnel Cederlöf, University of Uppsala / Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

"Founding an Empire on India's Northeastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce and Polity"

Monday 12 May, 13:15-14:45

Sarah Bouttier, Department of English, University of Stockholm

"Writing the Nonhuman: Studies in XXth Century Poetry"

Monday 26 May, 13:15-14:45

Lynn Keller, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Stockholm

“Making Art ‘Under These Apo-Calypso Rays’: Contemporary American Ecopoetics and Apocalyptic Discourse”

Monday 9 June, 13:15-15:00

Daniel Svensson, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH

“Rational training. Scientification of training methods in cross-country skiing”
(mid term seminar in PhD education)

Commentator: Dick Kasperowski, Division of Theory of Science, Gothenburg University 

For more information and readings contact
Sabine Höhler