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Stories from Sweden’s far northern edge
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
2012 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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Today there is general agreement that global change is ongoing, rapid and that it affects us all. The scientific knowledge underpinning this change is surprisingly recent. In this talk I locate global environmental change in the wider context of planetary narratives, past and future. In particular I will focus on narratives about histories and futures connected with the far northern edges of the world, the Arctic and the North Atlantic: Indigenous populations, geostrategic security, the Cold War, expectations of ice-free sea routes, Arctic cities, and downright disaster. Sweden, an alliance free state without a coastline to the Arctic, has been an observer in geopolitical terms, but its geographical position and strong research capabilities have made it an important contributing party in these discussions.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-115488OAI: diva2:588404
Public lecture hosted by the Embassy of Sweden. ANU Canberra.

QC 20130909

Föredrag/Public lecture; Australian National University, 29 May 2012 

Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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