Dr Finn Arne Jørgensen
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
SE-901 87 Umeå
finn.jorgensen [at] idehist.umu.se
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.
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.
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 www.su.se
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.