The core group of teachers on this course are all affiliated with Umeå Studies in Science, Technology, and Environment (USSTE), an interdisciplinary research group of the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University.
Finn Arne Jørgensen is a historian of technology and environment at Umeå University. His background is in Science and Technology Studies (PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2007), and he is also an affiliate researcher with HUMlab, Umeå University’s digital humanities laboratory. His research includes the infrastructure of beverage container recycling in Scandinavia and the United States, the history of the Norwegian leisure cabin, the history of the scientific kitchen, ideas and representations of nature in new media, and the impact of sensors and geolocative technologies on the experience of nature. Connect with him on Twitter: @finnarne
Dolly Jørgensen is an environmental historian working as researcher in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University. Her research focuses on historical purposeful environmental interventions, including ecological restoration projects, animal reintroduction, and artificial reef creation. As an environmental historian, she publishes widely for both history and biology audiences. She is president of the European Society for Environmental History. Connect with her on Twitter: @DollyJorgensen
Phil Buckland is an environmental archeologist at Umeå University, specializing in palaeoentomology (insects in archaeology and Quaternary science), climate change, environmental change, statistics, GIS and computer applications in archaeology/environmental science, international research infrastructure and database development. He directs the Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD) project, funded by the Swedish Research Council and Umeå University.
Erland Mårald is Professor of Environmental History at Umeå University, specializing in the history of agricultural science, forestry, sustainability, environmental crime, landscape change, and energy.
Christer Nordlund is Professor of History of Science and Ideas at Umeå University. His research focuses on the cultural, material and intellectual history of science, technology, medicine and the environment from ca. 1800 onward, mainly in a Scandinavian context. He is the director of USSTE and is a former Pro Futura Scientia fellow. Connect with him on Twitter: @C_Nordlund
In addition, a number of leading international scholars will join the course in short recorded conversations about the Anthropocene, including Libby Robin (Australian National University), Masami Yuki (Kanazawa University), Ursula Heise (UCLA), Gabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan), Jan Kunnas (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Jo Guldi (Brown University), Sverker Sörlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Marco Armiero (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Nancy Langston (Michigan Technological University), and others.