Nordic countries

Regional representative

Dr Mikko Saikku
Professor of General History,
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture, and Art Studies,
P.O. Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 A 240),
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
mikko.saikku [at]

Job announcement: Postdoc at the University of Oulu, Finland

ESEH : November 11, 2014 20:03

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oulu announces a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Environmental or Medical Humanities to start at the beginning of March, 2015. This researcher position is placed at The Age of Adjustments – Critical and Historical Perspectives on Governing Citizens, Health and the Environment research community (RC) at the University of Oulu. The RC focuses on environmental and medical humanities. The RC was rated as ‘outstanding’ (6/6) in the previous research assessment exercise at the University of Oulu in the category of new research initiatives in 2013.

A full job announcement is available on the University of Oulu’s website.

Applications, including attachments, should be submitted by 8 December 2014, using the electronic application form.

Job: Post-doc at KTH in Stockholm

ESEH : September 4, 2014 19:16

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, announces a post-doc position within the Mistra funded research program “New Governance for Sustainable Development in the European Arctic”.

Language skills in Swedish / Norwegian and in Finnish are required.

A full job announcement is available on KTH’s website.

Deadline for applications: 14 September 2014

CfP: EASLCE/NIES Conference 2014

ESEH : June 16, 2013 11:41

Call for papers: “Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning”

The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment (EASLCE) biennial conference and the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) IX conference

Hosted by the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu

Tartu, Estonia, April 22-26, 29 April – 3 May 2014

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Wendy Wheeler (London Metropolitan University)
Ernest Hess-Lüttich (University of Bern)
Steven Hartman (Mid Sweden University; Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
Thomas McGovern (City University of New York)

To submit a proposal, interested scholars should send an abstract (up to 500 words) by e-mail to the address: framing_nature (at)
The deadline for the abstracts is October 1, 2013.

For additional information and further updates please visit the conference website.
A full CfP is available there as well.

Timo Maran
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu
framing_nature (at)

CfP: Indigenous People and Nature Conservation

ESEH : April 8, 2013 23:50

Extended deadline to 15 May 2013!

The conference Sámi Customary Rights in Modern Landscapes – Indigenous People and Nature Conservation at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, will take place 28-30 August 2013.

For information on the program and the optional excursion in Laponia visit the Conference webpage.

Forest history PhD course

ESEH : November 27, 2012 14:50

Comparative forest histories of the global north.
15-19 April 2013
Umeå University, Sweden
Credit 7,5 CTS

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2013.

This PhD course, taught by Professor Nancy Langston, offers students international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the history of boreal forests. We encourage students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to participate; the course will be particularly relevant for students in history, ecology, archaeology, and forestry.

To apply send a short application to Professor Erland Mårald, outlining your academic background and what you wish to get out of the course.

Further details are available in the full course description.

Job: postdocs at Stockholm University

ESEH : November 6, 2012 14:23

Stockholm University announces 25 Positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in subject areas within the Faculties of Science, Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences. Ref. No. SU 619-2974-12.

Deadline for applications: 17 December 2012.

By investing in international recruitment of eminent researchers and students, international exchanges and increased collaborations, Stockholm University intends to stimulate the academic environment and strengthen the position of the University in the international market.

Stockholm University offers teaching and research positions in the fields of Science, Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences. The University enrolls more than 64 000 students per year, and currently there are approximately 5 000 employees.

Stockholm University has a notable profile of conducting basic research, though applied research is also performed. Research within the areas of Science, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences maintains breadth and high quality. Thirty of the University’s research areas have been promoted as leading.

For further information, visit

Job: Director of the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory

ESEH : October 22, 2012 09:50

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment of the KTH in Stockholm seeks a director for the newly established KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory. KTH is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden.

The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory has been newly created, based on a private donation and matching KTH funds. The overarching goal is to create a post-disciplinary environment in which teaching, research and PhD education are integrated to modernize and develop the humanities for sustainable development.

The position as director is a two-year position with the possibility of prolongation. A major task during the initial build-up phase of the Laboratory is to lead and coordinate organization of research activities and projects and in building links with strategically important partners – institutes, departments, etcetera – internationally, but also within Sweden. The work also entails organizing conferences and workshops, communicating externally and writing grant applications and proposals to secure third-party funding for new projects and programs. The position includes independent research time within the Laboratory’s general field of interest. Teaching could also be possible. The director will work closely with the Head of Division and other senior faculty.

The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent and have demonstrable research experience in history of science, technology or the environment or in another relevant environmental humanities field. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2012.

Further information is available on KTH’s website and in the advertisement in PDF format.

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