A new place for stories: Blogging as an environmental history research tool

In Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research, ed. Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, and L. Anders Sandberg, 246-257. Routledge, 2017. Abstract: In this chapter I present an experiment: five pseudo-posts about blogging. I call them pseudo-posts because unlike the true online format of a blog, clickable links and embedded…

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The Anthropocene as a History of Technology

Finn Arne Jørgensen and Dolly Jørgensen, Technology and Culture 57(1):231-237. This exhibit review discusses the Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands exhibit at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, within the context of how history of technology should engage with the Anthropocene concept. We argue that technology is the linchpin in the Anthropocene as…

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Animals as instruments of Norwegian imperial authority in the interwar Arctic

Peder Roberts and Dolly Jørgensen, Animals as instruments of Norwegian imperial authority in the interwar Arctic, Journal for the History of Environment and Society 1 (2016): 65-87. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.JHES.5.110829 [Open Access] Abstract: During the first half of the twentieth century a number of individuals in Norway participated in the transfer of animals from…

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Forest restoration to attract a putative umbrella species, the white-backed woodpecker, benefited saproxylic beetles

David Bell, Joakim Hjältén, Christer Nilsson, Dolly Jørgensen, Therese Johansson Ecosphere 6, no. 12: [online]. DOI: 10.1890/ES14-00551.1  [Open Access] Umbrella species are often spatially demanding and have limited ability to adapt to environmental changes induced by human land-use. This makes them vulnerable to human encroachment. In Sweden, broadleaved trees are disadvantaged by forestry, and commercially managed…

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Blood on the butcher’s knife

Blood on the butcher’s knife, In Blood Matters: Blood in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700, ed. Bonnie Lander Johnson and Eleanor Decamp (forthcoming, submitted for review at press). The late medieval period has complex and contradictory developments in the thinking about animal blood from butchery. It is both a potential…

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Ecological restoration as objective, target and tool in international biodiversity policy

Ecological restoration as objective, target and tool in international biodiversity policy. Ecology and Society 20, no. 2 (2015):43. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08149-200443 [Open Access] Ecological restoration has been mainstreamed in international biodiversity policies in the last five years. I analyze statements about restoration in three international policies: the Convention for Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and…

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Muskox in a box

Muskox in a Box and Other Tales of Containers as Domesticating Mediators in Animal Relocation, in Animal Housing and Human–Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures, ed. Kristian Bjørkdahl and Tone Druglitrø, 100-114 (Routledge, 2016) Using three short tales of animal relocation in Norway and Sweden from 1900 to 2013, I argue that the boxes used…

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History for a sustainable future

I gave a presentation titled ‘History for a sustainable future’ for a group of parliamentary representatives and researchers in the Sällskapet Riksdagsledamöter och Forskare (RIFO) as part of a seminar on environmental humanities on 14 October 2015. My talk stressed the need to incorporate environmental history and historical research into the environmental policy process.…

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