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Nordic Environmental History Network

Research project -

This network proposal aims to support knowledge exchange and learning across borders and institutions. Since Nordic environmental historians are often located in an institution with few other environmental historians, there is a need to build stronger external networks and a sense of academic community. This also means that PhD students tend to get guidance on environmental history from a very limited number of scholars (often just their advisor), limiting their intellectual growth. Through a series of workshops in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark we will make strategies to continue this exchange and cooperation beyond original funding, especially through future collaborative research projects and a Nordic PhD course in environmental history. Through these activities we wish to increase Nordic scholars self-reflection on their own scholarly practice, as well as on the knowledge generated by the Nordic environmental history community.

Project overview

Project period:

2009-01-01 2011-12-31

Funding

Finansår , 2009, 2010, 2011

huvudman: Finn Arne Jørgensen, finansiar: Nordforsk, y2009: 200, y2010: 186, y2011: 386,

huvudman: Finn Arne Jørgensen, finansiar: Norges Forskningsråd, y2009: , y2010: 283, y2011: ,

huvudman: Finn Arne Jørgensen, finansiar: Network in Canadian History of Environment, y2009: , y2010: 32, y2011: ,

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies

Research subject

History

Project description

This network proposal aims to support knowledge exchange and learning across borders and institutions. Since Nordic environmental historians are often located in an institution with few other environmental historians, there is a need to build stronger external networks and a sense of academic community. This also means that PhD students tend to get guidance on environmental history from a very limited number of scholars (often just their advisor), limiting their intellectual growth. Through a series of workshops in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark we will make strategies to continue this exchange and cooperation beyond original funding, especially through future collaborative research projects and a Nordic PhD course in environmental history. Through these activities we wish to increase Nordic scholars self-reflection on their own scholarly practice, as well as on the knowledge generated by the Nordic environmental history community.