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Finn Arne Jörgensen

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Idé- och samhällsstudier

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Idéhistoria

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Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

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A, Humanisthuset, HF102

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I am a historian of technology and environment.

In my current research I examine the points in which technology intersects with people's experience and understanding of nature, on local and global scales. I teach history of technology and digital history at Umeå University.

I am employed as Associate Professor (docent) in History of Technology and Environment at the Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Umeå University. Since 2010 I have been active in developing Umeå Studies in Science, Technology, and Environment as an interdisciplinary research group at the intersection between environmental humanities and science and technology studies. My background is as a historian trained in Science and Technology Studies (PhD, Trondheim, 2007). I am an affiliate researcher with HUMlab

In my research I have looked at the history of the scientific kitchen (MA thesis, Trondheim, 2001) and the infrastructure of beverage container recycling in Scandinavia and the United States (PhD dissertation and book, 2007 and 2011). I am currently wrapping up a large study of the history of the Norwegian leisure cabin, writing a small book on the history of littering, and developing a new project on encounters with sensors and data in nature. See my complete list of publications below. 

In April 2016, I was named a Merited Teacher at Umeå University. In my teaching I highlight active student learning, community building, and discussions. I generally lecture very little, but prefer to facilitate student presentations and discussions as a way or learning, something which most students come to appreciate during the course of the semester. I integrate digital tools and resources in all my classes, including Zotero and Wordpress. I also teach widely outside my own home discipline, for students in engineering, gender studies, computer science, design, and architecture. See the menu on the right for an overview of my current and upcoming courses.

I am happy to serve as advisor for MA and PhD students working on topics that relate to my interests, in particular historical perspectives on technology, nature, design, architecture, consumption, computer games, waste, transportation, digital history, and animals. I currently serve as PhD advisor for Tomas Karlsson and Peter Bennesved (Umeå) and have advised MA students in Umeå and at University of Oslo. 

I am deeply engaged in international organizations and journals in my field. In 2009 I founded the Nordic Environmental History Network with support from Nordforsk. I have served on the Executive Council of Society for the History of Technology (2011-2013) and on the Board of the European Society for Environmental History (2009-2013). I am Digital Content Editor for Environmental History and a Contributing Editor of Technology and Culture

Key publications

Making a Green Machine: The Infrastructure of Beverage Container Recycling (Rutgers University Press, 2011)

This book examines the modern history of recycling of bottles and cans in Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The book especially focuses on the development of technological solutions for handling a problem that has been transformed from infrastructural to environmental over the course of the last 40 years, and the implications of this transformation for consumers, policy makers, and businesses. This project grows out of his interest in the histories of waste, recycling, and technologically mediated modern environmentalism.

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New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), co-edited with Dolly Jørgensen and Sara B. Pritchard. 

New Natures broadens the dialogue between the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental history in hopes of deepening and even transforming understandings of human-nature interactions. The volume presents historical studies that engage with key STS theories, offering models for how these theories can help crystallize central lessons from empirical histories, facilitate comparative analysis, and provide a language for complicated historical phenomena. Overall, the collection exemplifies the fruitfulness of cross-disciplinary thinking.

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Norske hytter i endring: Om bærekraft og behag (Tapir Academic Press, 2011), co-edited with Helen Jøsok Gansmo and Thomas Berker. 

This book is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring issues of sustainability in modern and historical Norwegian cabins, featuring contributions from historians, literature scholars, sociologists, architects, and geographers. 

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Forskningsprojekt

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Snickars, Pelle

Digitala Modeller. Teknikhistoriens samlingar, digital humaniora & industrialismens berättelser

2016-04-28

Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Digital Environmental Humanities

2013-03-07

Svensson, Patrik

Media Places

2012-09-12

Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Nordic Environmental History Network

2011-08-18

Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Bringing STS into Environmental History

2011-08-18

Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Making a Green Machine: The Infrastructure of Beverage Container Recycling

2011-08-18

Publikationer

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Fallan, Kjetil
Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Environmental histories of design: towards a new research agenda
Journal of Design History, 30(2): 103-121

2017

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945
Technology and culture, 58(2): 623-624

2017

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945 by J. R. McNeill and Peter Engelke (review)
Technology and culture, 58(2): 623-624

2017

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Internet of Things

2016

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Internet Is Obsessed With a Video Feed of Bears Eating Salmon
The Atlantic

2016

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Jörgensen, Finn Arne

Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife
Journal of Design History, 29(1): 97-98

2016

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne
Jørgensen, Dolores Marie

The Anthropocene as a History of Technology: Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands, Deutsches Museum, Munich
Technology and culture, 57(1): 231-237

2016

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

H-Environment Roundtable, Seeing Green: Review of Finis Dunaway, Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015). ISBN: 9780226169903
H-Environment

2016

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Why Look at Cabin Porn?
Public culture, 37(3): 557-578

2015

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

What Happens to a Place When the Data About It Is Lost?
The Atlantic

2014

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Space, place, and mobility in museums

2014

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Coca-Cola Bottle, USA: (Earl R. Dean, 1915)

2014

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Frankfurt Kitchen, Germany: (Grete Lihotsky, 1926)

2014

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Armchair Traveler’s Guide to Digital Environmental Humanities
Environmental Humanities, 4: 95-1112

2014

Hämta

Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Backbone of Everyday Environmentalism: Cultural Scripting and Technological Systems

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne
Jørgensen, Dolly
Pritchard, Sara B

New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne
Karlsdóttir, Unnur Birna
Mårald, Erland; et al.

Entangled Environments: Historians and Nature in the Nordic Countries
Historisk Tidsskrift, 92(1): 9-34

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Build-it-yourself to pre-built: salvage practices in Norwegian leisure cabin construction

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Fifty Shades of Green

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Networked North: Thinking about the Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Histories of the North

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Green citizenship at the recycling junction: consumers and infrastructures for the recycling of packaging in twentieth-century Norway
Contemporary European History, 22(3): 499-516

2013

Hämta

Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Hunting in a digital landscape: Scandinavian hunters and the history of the GPS

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Cabin Porn for Digital Humanists
Infrastructure, Space and Media: 53-54

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Screens as windows to nature: the digital humanities meet the environmental humanities

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Technologically Mediated Landscapes and the Digital Panoramic: Revisiting Wolfgang Schivelbusch’s Railway Journey in the Digital Age

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Using blended learning to develop a signature pedagogy for teaching history of technology
Reformation, revolution, evolution: 51-68

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

A Pocket History of Bottle Recycling
The Atlantic

2013

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Designing a Hole in the Wall: The Reverse Vending Machine as Socio-Technical System and Environmental Infrastructure

2012

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Beverages

2012

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Scandinavia

2012

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

What It Means That Urban Hipsters Like Staring at Pictures of Cabins
The Atlantic

2012

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Does the Empire recycle?: Waste and scrap recycling in the Star Wars movies

2012

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Den første hyttekrisa: Samfunnsplanlegging, naturbilder og allmenningens tragedie

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne
Gansmo, Helen Jøsok
Berker, Thomas

Norske hytter i endring: Om bærekraft og behag

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Making a green machine: the infrastructure of beverage container recycling

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Consumers, convenience, and citizenship: Scandinavian packaging recycling in the 20th century

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Annotated Landscapes: Transforming Location Awareness Through Digital Personal Navigation

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Towards an online environmental history of Europe: narratives and forms of presentation

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Night at the cabin: electricity and the experience of darkness in Norwegian leisure cabins, 1950 – 2000

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Norwegian leisure cabin and the infrastructure of nature

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

The Infrastructure of nature: leisure cabins and the built environment in Norway, 1850-2000

2011

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Recycling

2010

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Keep America Beautiful

2010

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Christine Myrvang: forbruksagentene: slik vekket de kjøpelysten
Historisk Tidsskrift, 89(4): 639-643

2010

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology, and European Users. Edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Karin Zachmann. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009. Pp. viii+415. $36.
Technology and culture, 51(2): 515-516

2010

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

Bilsamhället: ideologi, expertis och regelskapande i efterkrigstidens Sverige by Per Lundin
Technology and culture, 50(3): 714-715

2009

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Jørgensen, Finn Arne

A History of Water: Volume 1: Water Control and River Biographies. Volume 2: The Political Economy of Water. Volume 3: The World of Water.
Environmental History, 13(3): 569-571

2008

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