Stockholms universitet

Högre seminariet i idéhistoria. "Vägar till utrotning: En miljöhistoria om lax och laxfiske"


Datum: onsdag 24 november 2021

Tid: 13.00 – 15.00

Plats: Biblioteket

GÄST: ”Roads towards extinction: An environmental history of salmon and salmon fishing cultures during the epoch of accelerating hydropower expansion in the Swedish north 1945–1972.”

Johan Cederqvist, som är doktorand i historia vid Luleå Tekniska Universitet och har ett huvudsakligt intresse för Miljöhistoria, presenterar sitt doktorandprojekt så här: “In the wake of the 20th century hydropower expansion in the Swedish north, wild salmon went extinct river by river, along with age-old salmon fisheries. The most accelerating phase of this process took place between 1945 and 1972. Against this background, the aim of this dissertation is to understand and explain how power relations between humans – and between humans and salmon – shaped roads towards extinction during this period. With that as starting point, the examination is directed towards four types of actors: hydropower industrialists, fisheries biologists, salmon fishers and salmon. The broader intention of this dissertation is to shed light on the global problem of why humans of our time are impoverishing life on Earth at an accelerating rate.” Ordförande: Karin Dirke.