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Talks and Conference Participation

“When the Humanities Went Digital (A History of Technology Told in the Future Tense),” Society for the History of Technology annual conference, Singapore, June 2016.

“Deep and Thin Maps: A digital history of Northern routes and landscapes in Scandinavia, 1850-1900,” American Society for Environmental History annual conference, Seattle, WA, April 2016.

“Digital Earth”, invited talk at Bildmuseet, Umeå, December 8, 2015.

“Digital Histories of Technology,” Society for the History of Technology annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 2015.

“Littering and the making of a modern environmental problem,” Tensions of Europe 7th conference, Stockholm, September 2015.

“Knowing, sharing, and experiencing wilderness in a connected world,” European Society for Environmental History, Versailles, June 2015.

“The power of e-waste: exploring the afterlife of household batteries,” From Media to Materialities: Mapping the afterlife of digital technologies, conference, Umeå, May 2015.

“Informationsskuggor och sensoriska medier,” invited talk at Bildmuseet, Umeå, April 19, 2015.

“Coca-Cola-flaskans designhistoria,” invited talk at Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, April 1, 2015.

“Nye teknologier og interactive læringsmiljøer,” half-day pedagogical workshop for Prosjekt Innovativ Lektorutdanning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 10 February 2015.

“Convergence Nature,” at “Genres of Scholarly Knowledge Production,” HUMlab, Umeå University, December 2014.

“Living on a Digital Planet,” invited talk at Sliperiet opening week, Umeå University. September 17, 2014.

“Space, place, and mobility in museums,” Riksförbundet Svenska Museer & Riksantikvarieämbetet Vårmöte 2014 – Tell Me More, Umeå, April 2014.

“Modernity and Nostalgia at the Norwegian Leisure Cabin,” invited talk at Oxford Brookes University, February 11 2014.

“Screens as windows to nature: the digital humanities meet the environmental humanities,” at “Sorting the Digital Humanities Out,” HUMlab, Umeå University, December 2013.

“Sweden and the Digital Environmental Humanities,” Digital Environmental Humanities Workshop, McGill University, September 2013 (over Skype).

“Planning for Sacrifice Zones: Renewable Energy Transitions and Spatial Sustainability.” Keynote at “Sustainable energy in the North Atlantic: Historical lessons to support long term energy solutions,” Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. August 13, 2013.

“Build-it-yourself to pre-built: Salvage practices in Norwegian leisure cabin construction,” Society for the History of Technology annual conference, Portland, ME, 2013.

“Hunting in a digital landscape: Scandinavian hunters and the history of the GPS,” European Society for Environmental History, Munich, 2013.

“Cabin Porn, History, and the Digital Sublime,” Stanford University, February 2013.

“Cabin Porn for Digital Humanists,” paper at “Media Places: Infrastructure | Space | Media”, Umeå, 2012.

“You are here: GPS, geospatial data, and the experience of place,” Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia, 2012.

“The Power of Cabin Porn: Producing and consuming electricity in Norwegian leisure cabins,” Department of Engineering and Society, University of Virginia, 2012.

“Does the Empire recycle? Waste and scrap recycling in the Star Wars movies,” paper at Science Fiction Across Media workshop, Umeå, 2012.

“Annotated Landscapes: Transforming Location Awareness Through Digital Personal Navigation,” Critically Making the Internet of Things, Umeå, December 2011.

Organizer, session “Electrifying Nature,” European Society for Environmental History, Turku.

“Night at the cabin: Electricity and the experience of darkness in Norwegian leisure cabins, 1950 – 2000.” European Society for Environmental History, Turku.

Roundtable participant, “Towards an Online Environmental History of Europe: Narratives and Forms of Presentation.”

“The Infrastructure of Nature: Leisure Cabins and the Built Environment in Norway, 1850-2000.” The Environmental Humanities conference, Sigtuna.

Commentator and chair, “Environment and Path-Dependency,” Society for the History of Technology, Tacoma, October 2010.

“The Backbone of Everyday Environmentalism: Cultural Scripting and Technological System.” Bringing STS into Environmental History workshop, Trondheim, August 2010.

“Too close to nature? Dealing with leisure cabin sanitation technology, 1960-1980.” Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, October 2009.

Roundtable participant, “Northern Contributions to Environmental History.” World Congress in Environmental History, Copenhagen, August 2009.

Organizer, Sessions “Owning nature: Property rights and the environment I – Urban” and “II – Rural.” World Congress in Environmental History, Copenhagen, August 2009.

“Making yourself at home in nature: The conflict between public access to land and leisure cabin ownership in Norway, 1850-2000.” World Congress in Environmental History, Copenhagen, August 2009.

“Technological Infrastructures and Natural Experiences: The Development of the Norwegian Tourist Association’s Network of Footpaths and Cabins.” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Tallahassee, February 2009.

“Are you really in the wild when you have an espresso machine in your cabin?” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Boise.

Session leader, “Internationalization and Localization,” The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), Fairfax, VA.

“‘Feel the Volcanicity!’ The Imagined Landscapes of Bottled Water.” Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Organizer, Sessions “Blurring the Boundaries between the Natural and the Unnatural I: Commodifying Nature” and “II: Designing Ecosystems.” Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

“Green Machines: The blending of technology and environmentalism in beverage container recycling systems.” ICOHTEC Annual Meeting, Copenhagen.

“Teaching Consumers to Recycle: Approaches to aluminum can recycling in Norway and the US.” European Society for Environmental History annual conference, Amsterdam.

Organizer, Panel “Recycling in the Global Marketplace,” European Society for Environmental History annual conference.

Chair, Session “Technology and Standards in Business,” Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology, Las Vegas,

Chair, Session “Liquid Landscapes in Medieval Europe,” The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Annual Conference, Minneapolis.

“Bottle Bills: Breaking or Building Business?” Business History Conference, Toronto.

Organizer, Panel “Environmental Policy and Business Practice,” Business History Conference.

“Bottle Bills and Bottle Machines: The Practical Aspects of Beverage Container Recycling Policy in Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. in the 1980s.” Policy History Conference, Charlottesville.

Participant, Workshop “Doing Digital History,” George Mason University, Washington D.C.

“Tomras flaskepantautomat og den grønne forbrukeren.” Productivity 2005 Closing Conference, NTNU, Trondheim.

“From Rational Backroom Handling to Helping the World Recycle: Defining Users of Tomra’s Reverse Vending Machines.” Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Minneapolis.

“Reverse Vending Machines – Globalization in Reverse?” Conference Paper at “Navigating Globalization: Stability, Fluidity, and Friction”, Trondheim.

“Nye organisasjoner på gamle spor? Deregulering av jernbane i Norge – synspunkt fra aktørene”, Conference Paper at “Can Deregulation Increase Traffic Safety?”, Gardermoen, Norway, 2004. (”New Organizations on Old Tracks? Deregulation of Railroads in Norway – viewpoints from the actors”)

“I Brochmanns kjøkken. Vitenskap, modernitet og politikk i mellomkrigstidens husstelldiskurs”, Conference Paper at the Brochmann Seminar, The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo.

“Engineering Kitchens, Engineering People. The scientific kitchen as ideal and metaphor in Norway in the 1930s”, Conference paper at “Mediating technologies: users and usage in the history of 20th century technology”, arranged by Tensions of Europe network, Munich

Keynotes and Invited Talks

“Living on a Digital Planet.” Invited talk at Sliperiet opening week, Umeå University. September 17, 2014.

“Planning for Sacrifice Zones: Renewable Energy Transitions and Spatial Sustainability.” Keynote at “Sustainable energy in the North Atlantic
Historical lessons to support long term energy solutions,” Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. August 13, 2013.

“Den norske hyttas teknologi- og miljøhistorie.” Invited Lecture, Division of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, October 5, 2009.

“Den norske hyttedrømmen,” Invited Lecture, Lørdagsuniversitetet, NTNU, April 18, 2009. Open lecture on the history of the Norwegian leisure cabin.

“Turning a Green Machine Green,” Guest Lecture at Department of Science, Technology, and Society Colloquium Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2005.

“Morgendagens samfunn”, Invited Lecture, Flerfaglig fellesorganisasjon, Trondheim, 2004. (”Tomorrow’s World in History”)