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Janina Priebe

Forskare i idéhistoria med inriktning mot miljöhistoria / Vikarierande lektor i idéhistoria (HT 2022)


A, Humanisthuset, HUM.K.137 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Verksam vid

Forskare vid Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier Enhet: Idéhistoria
Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier Enhet: Idéhistoria

I am a researcher in the history of science and ideas, with a focus on environmental history. My teaching and research interests include sustainability, sustainability transformation, and natural resource development in Arctic contexts and from a historical and cultural perspective. 

I currently conduct research in two research projects: "Route to Paris", funded by Formas (2021-2025); and "Peripheral Visions" (2022-2025), funded by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (Svenska litteratursällskap i Finland). 

Since 2022, I am Arctic Five Chair in environmental history at Umeå University. https://arcticfive.org/home/research/chairs-fellows/chairs/

I am a representative for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Umeå University's internal reference group of MIRAI 2.0, a research collaboration between 19 Swedish and Japanese universities (https://www.aurora.umu.se/organisation-och-styrning/internationella-samarbeten/mirai/)

I am the assistant program leader for Umeå University at Future Forests, the platform for interdisciplinary forest research and research communication at SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The platform is a collaboration between SLU, Umeå University and Skogforsk (https://www.slu.se/en/Collaborative-Centres-and-Projects/future-forests/)


Previous projects:

2020-2022: Senior research assistant in environmental history with a focus on forests and climate. 

Between 2018 and 2020, I was a postdoc researcher in environmental history in the transdisciplinary project "Bring down the sky to the earth: how to use forests to open up for constructive climate change pathways in local contexts", funded by Formas. My research in this project deals with transdisciplinary research methods, historical perspectives on societal transformations toward sustainability and local climate change pathways. For further information, visit https://www.umu.se/forskning/projekt/ta-ner-himlen-till-jorden/

In my PhD thesis Greenland's Future, defended in Dec 2017, I examined how different actors constructed narratives about Greenland's future and the modernization of the land's natural resource industries in the 20th century.

Forests, MDPI 2022, Vol. 13, (1)
Hallberg-Sramek, Isabella; Reimerson, Elsa; Priebe, Janina; et al.
Environmental Science and Policy, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 134 : 100-107
Jönsson, Jimmy; Priebe, Janina; Mårald, Erland; et al.
Skogens värden: forskares reflektioner, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet 2022 : 66-67
Priebe, Janina
The age of the soybean: an environmental history of soy during the great acceleration, White Horse Press 2022 : 227-246
Priebe, Janina
Umeå: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Umeå universitet 2022
von Essen, Malin
Sustainability Science
Priebe, Janina; Reimerson, Elsa; Hallberg-Sramek, Isabella; et al.
Science of the Total Environment
Svennevig, Kristian; Keiding, Marie; Korsgaard, Niels Jákup; et al.
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Vol. 11, (1) : 76-84
Priebe, Janina; Mårald, Erland; Nordin, Annika
Nature and Culture, Berghahn Journals 2021, Vol. 16, (2) : 1-12
Mårald, Erland; Priebe, Janina
The Polar Journal, Routledge 2018, Vol. 8, (1) : 141-162
Priebe, Janina
Environment and History, White Horse Press 2018, Vol. 24, (3) : 349-375
Priebe, Janina


1 november 2021 till 31 oktober 2025
1 januari 2021 till 31 december 2024


HT 2022: Miljötänkandets historia; Environmental Humanities; Magister kurser idéhistoria; Idéhistoria C moment 1 och 2; Idéhistoria B 

VT 2022 B kurs Idéhistoria Tematisk fördjupning

HT 2021 "Miljötänkandets historia" (advanced level)

HT 2021 "Miljöhumaniora" (advanced level)

HT 2020 "Miljötänkandets historia" (advanced level) 

HT 2019 "Skogens idéhistoria" (advanced level)

sommar 2019 "Kiruna, Norden, Världen" (advanced level)