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Hanna Vikström

I am a post-doc interested in resource history, specifically studying global resource flows and how trade relations have been negotiated.




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Affiliated as other position at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Section: History of Science and Ideas
A, Humanisthuset, HUM.F.104 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an interdisciplinary researcher working on resource history, coming from the natural sciences background with a Ph.D. in history of science, technology and environment. My reserach is inspired by different fields including history of technology, environmental history, science and technology studies, political ecology and gender studies. 

My current postdoc project focuses on combing resource history with history of technology and dental hsitory through dental materials. I am exploring questins such as why were gold, amalgam, tin and zinc used as filling materials in the 19th century? How did dentists circulate knowledge at the time? Why were certain practices established?

My main focus has been resource history, in my Ph.D. thesis  I explored metals scarcity and how state and business actors have experienced shortages and how they have coped with it in the 20th century. More specifically I am interested in resource flows connecting the global north and the global south through different commodities, and how and why such flows became established.


The Extractive Industries and Society, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 7, (1) : 1-7
Veerart, Frank; Åberg, Anna; Vikström, Hanna
Technology and culture, Johns Hopkins University Press 2020, Vol. 61, (3) : 901-922
Vikström, Hanna
The Extractive Industries and Society, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 5, (3) : 393-403
Vikström, Hanna
Med hammare och fackla, Halmstad: Sancte Örjens gille 2018 : 169-176
Vikström, Hanna
Vikström, Hanna
Vikström, Hanna
Heritage and change in the Arctic: reources for the present, past and future, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag 2017 : 177-211
Vikström, Hanna; Högselius, Per
Scandinavian Economic History Review, Routledge 2017, Vol. 65, (3) : 307-325
Vikström, Hanna; Högselius, Per; Avango, Dag
Vikström, Hanna

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