STREAMS - Transformative Environmental Humanities, online 3–7 August 2021

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August 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Philosophy

The STREAMS are coming!


This summer the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory arranges STREAMS - Transformative Environmental Humanities. An amazing, online event between August 3 and 7 (on Central European Time). We welcome researchers, activists and artist from a wide range of disciplines to meet under a joint team and to discuss future directions of thinking and acting in a time of an ecological crisis.



STREAMS is an international conference for the Environmental Humanities. We gather researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines as well as artists, activists and practitioners. The Environmental Humanities has grown considerably during the last decade and STREAMS seeks to offer a space in which this experimental and dynamic field can meet, discuss and set out future directions for thinking and acting in a time of an ongoing ecological crisis. STREAMS is made up of several single sessions organized under a joint theme. The purpose is to reflect strands of practices and philosophies within the Environmental Humanities. At the same time, it is also an invitation to see how streams diverge, merge, and new ones emerge over time.


Originally we had planned for this event in August 2020, but due to the pandemic it was postponed. For the same reasons we have decided to go completely online this year.


Confirmed Keynotes:

Michelle Bastian

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of Edinburgh

Dipesh Chakrabarty
the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in history at the University of Chicago 

Adeline Johns-Putra
Professor of Literature at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China

Mark Maslin 
Professor of Earth System Science at UCL

James Ogude
Professor and the Director at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria

Jürgen Renn
Professor and Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Julie Sze
Professor of American Studies at UC Davis
Julia Adeney Thomas
Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame


A preliminary program will be posted on the STREAMS webpage in mid-June.


Fee and registration

If you present at the conference, there is a two step registration where you first upload an abstract for a suggested roundtable, presentation or panel. After this is done your register to pay. Please visit the homepage or email for more details.


We open this years conference for re-submissions as well as new submissons. Deadline for presenters is May 31. If you want to participate without presenting, there is no deadline for registration.


We have different fees depending on income, however we will not ask for proof to support the choosen amount.


250 SEK excl. VAT500 SEK excl. VAT1200 SEK excl. VAT
1700 SEK incl. VAT

Read more and register: (Deadline May 31 for presenters).

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We look forward to seeing you there!


Sofia Jonsson, on behalf of the Organizing Committee

Contact Info: 

For contact and inquiries please email: 

KTH Organising Committee

Marco Armiero

Sofia Jonsson

Kati Lindström

Sverker Sörlin

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