Little Tools at ESEH 2019
Kristin Asdal represented the Little Tools team at the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) conference in Tallinn.
On August 21-25, Kristin Asdal participated at the 10th Biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) in Tallinn, Estonia, with focus on Boundaries in/of Environmental History.
Kristin Asdal and May-Brith Ohman Nielsen (University of Agder) chaired a session on "Environmental history as the politics and tools of timing: Nature-times, calendar-times and political times" on August 22. The session asked: How to analyze and narrate the history and politics of the environment? Despite studying "time" and changes over time, historians hardly examine the intricate tools of timing. This is, we seldom address how the politics of nature not only happens in time, but also carried out by a way of timing-practices.
Kristin Asdal and May-Brith Ohman Nielsen argued that by analyzing the history and politics of the environment by the time-work involved, we will be able to contribute to a better understanding of the intricate and tight exchanges and relations between human and environmental practices, how such practices happen, in which ways and by way of which methods.