Environmental history

We study the interaction between environment and culture in a historical perspective. Environmental History is an international field of research that explores the complexities of the relationship with our natural surroundings, and spans both the cultural, social, ecological, economic, technological, political and scientific aspects. Today's environmental problems can neither be understood nor solved without an understanding of the historical processes that have led up to today's society.

The team runs the website Environmental History in Norway: http://www.miljohistorie.net/

The research group also hosts an interdisciplinary seminar series called "Environment and Culture" - see http://www.miljohistorie.net/kalender/seminarrekken/ for more information.

Per Østby is head of the research group.

Projects:
Science and monkey-wrenching: radical environmentalist organizations' use of scientific knowledge

Responsible: Morten Haugdahl.