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Mats Widgren

Professor i kulturgeografi

Arbetar vid Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Telefon +468164852
E-post Mats.Widgren@humangeo.su.se
Besöksadress Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Rum X 401
Postadress Stockholms universitet Kulturgeografiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm
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Forskning

 

Projects

Mapping global agricultural history -  Session at AAAS 2011:  Global Agricultural History: Mapping the Past for Modeling the Future

How the East was won: Towards an environmental history of the Eurasian steppe

Exploring precolonial agriculture and intensification: the case of Bokoni, South Africa (Swedish Research Links, Univ of Pretoria)

REAL – Resilience in East African Landscapes

People, Land and Time in Africa    

 

Recent publications

IN PRESS

Widgren Mats, (accepted) Linking Nordic Landscape Geography and Political Ecology, Norwegian Journal of Geography

Widgren, Mats (forthcoming) Four myths in global agrarian history. In Bondesson, M., Jarrick, A.,  Myrdal. J. (eds) Critical Studies in World History. Lund: Nordic Academic press. Link to manuscript.

2014

Widgren, Mats (2014) Furrows in Africa -- canals in the Americas. Azania 49/4. ---- Cf blogpost with same name.

Olsson, G.A., Björklund, J., Hermele, K. Hornborg, A,. Widgren M. (2014) Konventionella jordbruket är ett blindspår. Göteborgsposten 2014-11-21

Widgren, Mats (2014) Department of Human Geography. In Dahl, G. and Danielson, M. eds Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University 1964-2014. Stockholm University.

Widgren Mats (2014) Hur drevs den vikingatida-medeltida storgården? Några frågor från Lägerbovada, Ydre. I Medeltida storgårdar i Sverige – ett tvärvetenskapligt forskningsområde. Olof Karsvall och Kristofer Jupiter (red). Uppsala : Kungl. Gustav Adolfs akademien för svensk folkkultur, s. 59-72

Håkansson, T. & Widgren M. (eds.) (2014) Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications. Left Coast Press.

Widgren, Mats and Håkansson, Thomas (2014). Landesque capital: What is the concept good foor?. In Håkansson, T. & Widgren M. (eds.) (forthcoming) Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications. Left Coast Press.

2013

Li, B.-B., Jansson, U., Ye, Y. & Widgren, M. (2013). The spatial and temporal change of cropland in the Scandinavian Peninsula during 1875–1999. Regional Environmental Change, 1-12

Widgren, Mats (2013) Climate and causation in the Swedish Iron Age: Learning from the present to understand the past.  Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography, 112(2), 126-134

 

Sejersen,  F., Hastrup, K.,  Brooks,N., Widgren, M., Rasmussen, L. &  Rasmussen, M (2013). Environmental history and the understanding of causal relations. Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography 112 (2), 203-205

 

2012

 

Widgren, Mats (2012). Resilience thinking versus political ecology: Understanding the dynamics of small-scale labour-intensive farming landscapes. Ch 6 in Plieninger, T. & Bieling, C. (eds.) (2012): Resilience and the Cultural Landscape: Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. pp 95-110

Widgren, Mats (2012) Sida måste lyssna på kritiken mot markförvärv. In Expressen June 1st 2012, p.4.

Widgren, Mats (2012) Slaves: Inequality and sustainable agriculture in pre-colonial West Africa.    In Ecology and Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present, and Future (eds. Alf Hornborg, Brett Clark & Kenneth Hermele.). Routledge, pp. 97-107

Widgren, Mats  (2012). Landscape research in a world of domesticated landscapes: the role of values, theory, and concepts. Quaternary International 251, 117-124                               

2011

 

Widgren, M. (2011). Biståndsmiljoner till nytt markrofferi. Expressen. 11 december 2011, s. 4  English version: Swedish development-assistance millions to new landgrab.

Widgren, M. (2011). Swedfunds investering i Sierra Leone bör granskas. Second Opinion. 12 december 2011.

Widgren, M. (2011). Forskarna är inte ovilliga föra ut sina resultat. Second Opinion. 27 November 2011.

Widgren, M., Simonsen, K., Lehtinen. A., Lundmark, M., Ostwald, M. Geography Research in Norway. Oslo: Research Council of Norway

Widgren, M. (2011). A World of Domesticated Landscapes. in Peil. T., Lang. V. & Kull. K. (eds) The Space of Culture - The Place of Nature: Approache to Culture Theory 1. Tartu University Publishers, Tartu, 181-185.

Widgren, M. (2011). Maciej Zaremba slarvar med fakta. Geografiska Notiser Vol. 69, nr 2, s.55-56. Även på Second Opinion.

Pedersen, Ellen Anne & Widgren, Mats (2011). Agriculture in Sweden 800 BC – AD 1000, in Myrdal, Janken & Morell, Mats (eds) The agrarian history of Sweden: 4000 BC to 2000 AD. Lund: Nordic Academic press, 46-71, 273-274 + bibliog.

2010

Widgren, Mats (2010). Mapping Global Agricultural History. In Kinda, A., Komeie, T. Mnamide, S., Mizoguchi, T. & Uesugi, K. (eds) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Kyoto 2009. Kyoto University Press 2010. 211-212. Link to manuscript.

Widgren, Mats (2010) 'Besieged Palaeonegritics or Innovative Farmers: Historical Political Ecology of Intensive and Terraced Agriculture in West Africa and Sudan', African Studies, 69: 2, 323 — 343      Link to manuscript

Widgren, M. (2010). Reading the prehistoric landscape. Ymer 130, 69-86

Destouni, G., Forsberg, G., Fridfeldt. A., Grundström, A., Helldén. U., Holmgren, K., Kuylenstierna, J., Molin, L., Rosqvist, G., Olsson. L., Sjöström. L.,  Stroeven. A., Torbjörnsson. T., Widgren. M., Öhman. J., (2010). Björklund kör över experterna om geografi. Svenska Dagbladet, 11 november 2010.

Widgren, Mats (2010). Grundskolegeografi. www.ne.se  november 2010

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