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Talks, Conference and Workshop Presentations


Ambiguous Territory, Rizzoli bookstore, Feb. 1 2023.

Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021, Nov. 14, 2021.

Livet er best ute: Friluftslivets historie og filosofi

Bokbad, Norsk Sjømannskirke, New York, Dec. 7 2022.

Bokbad, Norsk skogmuseum, Elverum, Nov. 24 2022.

Bokbad, Akademika bokhandel, Bø i Telemark, Nov. 23 2022.

Institutt for friluftsliv, idrett og kroppsøving, Universitetet i sørøst Norge, Bø i Telemark, Nov. 23 2022.

Østfoldmuseene, Halden, Nov. 7. 2022.

Boklansering, Oslo, 17 august, 2022.

Paradise Lost: Nuclear Testing in the Pacific Ocean

The Nuclear-Water Nexus, Stockholm, June 21-22, 2022.

The Power of the Periphery

OsloMet, March 27, 2023

Stockholm +50: The Nordic Model of Ecological Transformation May 16, 2022.

Scandinavian Society Annual Meeting, April 30, 2022.

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo March 14, 2022.

Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021, May 21, 2021. [Video]

Environmental History Week, April 19. 2021. [Video]

The National Library of Norway, April 12. 2021. [Video]

Department of History, University of Bergen, Feb. 18, 2021.

Department of Philosophy, NTNU Trondheim, Feb. 9 2021

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Jan. 21, 2021.

The Greenhouse, University of Stavanger, Nov. 2, 2020. [Video]

History of Science Society’s Annual Meeting, Oct. 8, 2020. [Video]

Institute of Public Knowledge, New York University, Oct. 6 2020. [Video]

Design with Life

Discussion and book launch at Microsoft Garage, May 27 2020.

Discussion at The American Scandinavian Society, June 24 2020.

Discussion at New York Institute of Technology, Sept. 30 2020.

A History of Norwegian Climate Politics

Environmental and Climate History: The Role of History in Society, University of Oslo, Dec. 18, 2019.

The Right Use of the Earth, École normale supérieureParis, May 31, 2018.

Letters Sent from Heaven, Ultima Academy Seminar, Oslo, Sept. 9. 2017.

A History of Environmental Designs

The Speculative City Seminar, Columbia University, Feb. 25 2020

Natur am Bau Festival, Burg Hülshoff, Münster, Germany, Sept. 13. 2019.

Dumbarton Oaks, Garden and Landscape Studies, Sept 29., 2015.

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, Sept. 7, 2017.

A High Mountain Utopia: History of Ecology at the Finse Research Station in Norway

ISHPSSB, 7-12 July, Oslo, 2019

British Imperialism and the Bauhaus Legacy

Burg Hülshoff, Münster, Germany, Feb. 15. 2019, 19:30.

Climate in Motion

Panel discussion of Deborah R. Coen’s book Climate in Motion. Columbia University, Jan 30. 2019.

The Architecture of Closed Worlds

Storefront for Art and Architecture, Dec. 6, 2018. 

The Cooper Union. Feb. 27. 2016. [podcast, 14:05]


School of the Earth

Gallatin Teaching-With-Technology Symposium, Sept. 27. 2017.

Gallatin Climate Change Initiative’s Conference, Sept. 15. 2017.

Urban Digital Humanities, NYU Center for the Humanities, Feb. 27 2018. [podcast]

Computing Environmental Design

Infrastructure and MaterialityPrinceton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities,Sept. 25. 2017.

Design History Society Annual Conference, key-note, Oslo, Sept. 9. 2017.

Times Square Electronic Garden

LASER (Leonardo art and science evening rendezvous), New York, Oct. 6, 2019.

Stories of the Anthropocene Festival, KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Oct. 26. 2016.

The Black Power Mixtape

Q&A, Gallatin School, NYU, Feb. 24 2016.

An Environmental History of Ancient Trees

Wood at Work, Bronx Zoo, October 30 2015.

A Global History of Ecology in Norway

Department of History of Science Seminar, Harvard University, April 29 2014.

Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, Workshop, University of Oslo, June 18 2015.

College of the Art and Sciences: History, University of Kentucky, March 8 2016.

Gallatin School, New York University, Apr 24, 2017.

The Economic Fix: The Norwegian Approach to Climate Change

Climate Change, Methods, and Practice: A Conversation across the Social Sciences and Humanities, Columbia University, March 8 ,2013. Program here.

Princeton Institute for International and Regional StudiesWorkshop on Historicizing Climate Change, Princeton University, May 2-3, 2014. Program here.

American Society for Environmental History, Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 19, 2015. Program here.

Thoreau’ s Walden

Seeing the Display: Environmentalism’s Ideological HabitatThe Natural History Museum at the Queens Museum, Sept 28, 2014. [podcast 25:28]

The Environmental Antagonist at the Center Stage?

History of Science Society’s Annual Meeting, Boston, 21-24 November 2013.

The Human and its Environment: The Fifth Norwegian Conference of the History of Science, January 24-25 2013, Bergen, Norway.

The Call for a New Eco-religion in Norway

Center for Historical Analyses, Rutgers University, Dec. 11, 2012.

Scales of the Earth

Global Design Symposium, NYU London, Oct 19, 2012.

Graduate School of DesignHarvard University, April 1, 2011.

A History of Sustainability: Science as a Vacation

History of Science and Medicine Colloquium, Yale University, April 18, 2011.

“Groovy Science” Conference, Princeton University, Feb. 4-5, 2011.

“Rethinking Modern University History” Conference, University of Oslo, Oct. 28-29, 2011.

The 4th Norwegian Conference of History of Science, University of Oslo, Nov. 20-22, 2011

Spaceship Earth: A History of Ecological Designs

ParsonsThe New School, March 21, 2011.

Columbia University, Legal and Social Environmental Issues, March 16, 2011.

University of California, Santa Barbara, University lecture, Jan. 20, 2011.

New York Academy of Sciences / NYU, Dec. 1, 2010.

UCLA, Department of History Colloquium, May 24, 2010.

Wellesley College / MIT, April 8, 2010.

Oberlin College, March 17, 2010.

John Hopkins University, Department History of Science Colloquium, Jan. 28, 2010.

Princeton University, History of Science Colloquium, Dec. 2, 2009.

Student Union, University of Bergen, Feb. 27, 2012

Science Studies Seminar, NTNU Trondheim, March 3 2012

Department of Archaeology, University of Oslo, March 9, 2012.

Modeling the Earth from Outer Space

Changing Climate: Historians and Hemispheres in Conversation, 5-6 March 2010, Harvard University.

Science as a Vacation: A History of Ecology in Norway

History of Science Society, Washington, 2007.

Graphic Language: Herbert Bayer’s Environmental Design

Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences, Oslo 2006.

Ecological Communication at the Oxford Imperial Forestry Institute

Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and the Environment, German Historical Institute, Washington 2006.

A Post-Colonial Reading of the History of Ecological Architecture

Thinking Through the Environment, Nordic Environmental History Society, Turku 2005.

The Ecological Colonization of Space

Humanism for the 21st Century: Perspectives East and West, University of Oslo 2004.

From Holism to Radicalism: History of Ecology in South Africa

Workshop, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich 2004.

The Bauhaus of Nature

History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Cambridge 2003.

Barker Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University 2001.

Buckminster Fuller’s Dome and the Dymaxion of Nature

American Society for Environmental History, Providence 2003.

The Politics of Ecology in South Africa

Center for Historical Social Sciences, Columbia University 2003.

History of Science Society’s Annual Meeting, Vancouver 2000.

Ecology and Environmental Ethics

Radiation Protection in the 21st Century: Ethical, Philosophical and Environmental IssuesThe Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Oslo, Oct. 22-25, 2001.

Imperial Memories in the Inland Waters of Africa

American Society for Environmental History, Tucson 1999.

H. G. Wells and the Economy of Nature

Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University 1999.

History of Ecology and Aviation Technologies

History of Science Society, Kansas 1998.

Natural Law and Human Rights: On History of Ecology and the UN-Charter

Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University 1998.

Arthur George Tansley’s Social Psychology and Ecology in the Context of South African Racism

History of Science Society, San Diego 1997.

The Cultivation of Nature-Metaphors in Thomas Huxley’s Evolution and Ethics

Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Harvard University 1996.

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