Et profilbilde

Professor
Dolly Jørgensen { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Dolly Jørgensen", "tel": "", "email": "dolly.jorgensen@uis.no" }

Avdeling/enhet Fakultet for utdanningsvitenskap og humaniora
Institutt/senter Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap
Hjemmeside http://dolly.jorgensenweb.net

I am a historian of the environment and technology. I am most interested in how human technologies shape the world around us and how we come to understand what is "natural" and what is not, what is acceptable environmental behavior and what is not. My research spans from medieval to contemporary environmental issues. My primary areas of interest are human-animal relations, the urban environment, and environmental policymaking. See my personal website dolly.jorgensenweb.net for complete information about all my publications.

I and Finn Arne Jørgensen have founded The Greenhouse, an environmental humanities initiative at UiS.

I teach general undergraduate history courses with an emphasis on premodern history, urban history, and environmental history. I also serve as an invited lecturer at PhD courses in environmental history and environmental humanities.

I am active within the scholarly community as an organisational leader. I was President of the European Society for Environmental History for two terms (2013-2017), was Secretary of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (2011-2015), and am serving on various committees for the Society for the History of Technology. I am an editor for the book series Environment in History: International Perspectives with Berghahn Press and am an active participant on the Editorial Boards for the journals Agricultural History and Environment and History.

Forskningsområder

My primary research fields are environmental history and history of technology. I am interested in the methodological intersection of the two and how "new natures" are constructed. My research topics have included medieval forestry and agriculture, late medieval urban sanitation, offshore oil policy, animal reintroduction in the 20th century, and environmentalism in science fiction. My current major research project is a cultural history of animal reintroduction, rewilding, and deextinction. 

I was a practicing environmental engineer before earning a PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2008.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

I have published co-edited two volumes:  

  1. New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies (2013). This book brings ideas from Science & Technology Studies into environmental histories. 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.
  2. Northscapes: History, Technology & the Making of Northern Environments (2013). This book looks at the making of environments with technologies in the northern reaches of the globe. Approaching the topic through the lens of environmental history, the contributors examine a broad range of geographies, including those of Iceland and other islands in the Northern Atlantic, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada, over a time span ranging from CE 800 to 2000. Northscapes is bound together by the intellectual project of investigating the North both as an imagined and mythologized space and as an environment shaped by human technology.

My third co-edited volume Visions of North in Premodern Europe will be published by Brepols in 2017.
My five most cited articles are: 

  1. Cooperative sanitation: Managing streets and gutters in late medieval England and Scandinavia, Technology and Culture 49 (3): 547-567
  2. Rethinking rewilding, Geoforum 65: 482-488
  3. "All Good Rule of the Citee": Sanitation and Civic Government in England, 1400?1600, Journal of Urban History 36 (3): 300-315
  4. Reintroduction and de-extinction, BioScience 63 (9): 719-720 
  5. OSPAR's exclusion of rigs-to-reefs in the North Sea, Ocean & Coastal Management 58: 57-61

Pågående forskning

I am finishing up my project "The Return of Native Nordic Fauna", which was financed by the Swedish research council Formas. A monograph is in preparation. The project blog tracing the evolution of the project from 2013 to 2017 can be read at http://dolly.jorgensenweb.net/nordicnature/

I am working on a spin-off related project looking at remembrance and commemoration practices around extinction. Field visits were financed by Birgit och Gad Rausings Stiftelse för Humanistisk Forskning in 2016-17.
I am also currently working to develop and find funding for an international collaborative project on the history of wildlife-vehicle accidents. 

Arbeidserfaring

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). A new place for stories: blogging as an environmental history research tool. I: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research. Routledge. ISBN 9781317353560. s. 246-257.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Artifacts and habitats. I: The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Routledge. ISBN 9781138786745. s. 138-143.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Competing ideas of 'natural' in a dam removal controversy. Water Alternatives. ISSN 1965-0175. Volum 10. Hefte 3. s. 840-852.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Endling, the power of the last in an extinction-prone world. Environmental Philosophy. ISSN 1718-0198. Volum 14. s. 119-138. DOI: 10.5840/envirophil201612542.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Presence of absence, absence of presence, and extinction narratives. I: Nature, temporality and environmental management. Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-47-246465-1. s. 45-58.
  • Hjältén, Joakim; Nilsson, Christer; Jørgensen, Dolly; Bell, David (2016). Forest–Stream Links, Anthropogenic Stressors, and Climate Change: Implications for Restoration Planning. BioScience. ISSN 0006-3568. Volum 66. s. 646-654. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw072.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2016). Muskox in a box and other tales of containers as domesticating mediators in animal relocation. I: Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures. Routledge. ISBN 9781138854116. s. 100-114.
  • Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Jørgensen, Dolly (2016). The Anthropocene as a History of Technology: Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands, Deutsches Museum, Munich. Technology and culture. ISSN 0040-165X. Volum 57. Hefte 1. s. 231-237.
  • Roberts, Peder; Jørgensen, Dolly (2016). Animals as instruments of Norwegian imperial authority in the interwar Arctic. Journal for the History of Environment and Society. ISSN 2506-6730. Volum 1. s. 65-87. DOI: 10.1484/J.JHES.5.110829.
  • Bell, David; Hjältén, Joakim; Nilsson, Christer; Jørgensen, Dolly; Johansson, Therese (2015). Forest restoration to attract a putative umbrella species, the white-backed woodpecker, benefited saproxylic beetles. Ecosphere. ISSN 2150-8925. Volum 6. Hefte 12. s. 1-14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00551.1.
  • Hasselquist, Eliza M.; Nilsson, Christer; Hjältén, Joakim; Jørgensen, Dolly; Lind, Lovisa; Polvi, Lina E. (2015). Time for recovery of riparian plants in restored northern Swedish streams: a chronosequence study. Ecological Applications. ISSN 1051-0761. Volum 25. Hefte 5. s. 1373-1389. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1102.1.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2015). Ecological restoration as objective, target and tool in international biodiversity policy. Ecology & society. ISSN 1708-3087. Volum 20. Hefte 4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08149-200443.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2015). Illuminating ephemeral medieval agricultural history through manuscript art. Agricultural History. ISSN 0002-1482. Volum 89. s. 186-199.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2015). Migrant muskoxen and the naturalization of national identity in Scandinavia. I: The Historical Animal. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 978-0-8156-3428-7. s. 184-201.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2015). Remembering the past for the future: The function of museums in science fiction time travel narratives. I: Time Travel in Popular Media: Essays on Film, Television, Literature and Video Games. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-7807-1. s. 118-131.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2015). Rethinking rewilding. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. Volum 65. s. 482-488.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2015). The conservation implications of parasite co-reintroduction. Conservation Biology. ISSN 0888-8892. Volum 29. s. 602-605.
  • Bergmark, Paulina; Jørgensen, Dolly (2014). Lophelia pertusa conservation in the North Sea using obsolete offshore structures as artificial reefs.. Marine Ecology Progress Series. ISSN 0171-8630. Volum 516. s. 275-280.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2014). Mixing oil and water: naturalizing offshore oil platforms in American aquariums. I: Oil Culture. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-8974-3. s. 267-288.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2014). Modernity and medieval muck. Nature and Culture. ISSN 1558-6073. Volum 9. s. 225-237.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2014). Not by human hands: five technological tenets for environmental history in the Anthropocene. Environment and History. ISSN 0967-3407. Volum 20. s. 479-489.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2014). The Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE. I: Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 978-0-85785-352-3. s. 62-65.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Quelch, Peter (2014). The origins and history of medieval wood-pastures. I: European Wood-pastures in Transition: A Social-ecological Approach. Routledge. ISBN 9780415869898. s. 55-69.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Ecological restoration in the Convention for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation. ISSN 0960-3115. Volum 22. s. 2977-2982.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Environmentalists on both sides: Enactments in the California rigs-to-reefs debate. I: New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0822962427. s. 51-68.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Pigs and pollards – medieval insights for UK wood pasture restoration. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. Volum 5. s. 387-399.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Reintroduction and de-extinction. BioScience. ISSN 0006-3568. Volum 63. s. 719-720.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Running amuck? Urban swine management in late medieval England. Agricultural History. ISSN 0002-1482. Volum 87. s. 429-451.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). The medieval sense of smell, stench and sanitation. I: Les cinq sens de la ville du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Presses universitaires François-Rabelais. ISBN 978-2-86906-289-4. s. 301-313.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Who’s the devil? Species extinction and environmentalist thought in Star Trek. I: Star Trek and History. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 1118239504. s. 242-259.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Renöfält, B M (2013). Damned if you do, dammed if you don’t: Debates on dam removal in the Swedish media. Ecology & society. ISSN 1708-3087. Volum 18. Hefte 1. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05364-180118.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Sörlin, Sverker (2013). Making the Action Visible—Environing in Northern Landscapes. I: Northscapes: History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments. University of British Columbia Press. ISBN 978-07-74825733. s. 1-13.
  • Brauchman, Sabine; Jørgensen, Dolly (2012). People and plants: Introducing environmental humanities of plants in the Baltics and beyond. Estonian Journal of Ecology. ISSN 1736-7549. Volum 61. s. 4-8.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2012). A blueprint for destruction: Eco-activism in Doctor Who during the 1970s. Ecozona. ISSN 2171-9594. Volum 3. Hefte 2. s. 11-26.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2012). Mixing oil and water: naturalizing offshore oil platforms in Gulf Coast aquariums. Journal of American Studies. ISSN 0021-8758. Volum 46. s. 461-480.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2012). OSPAR’s exclusion of rigs-to-reefs in the North Sea. Ocean and Coastal Management. ISSN 0964-5691. Volum 58. s. 57-61.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2012). Rigs-to-reefs is more than rigs and reefs. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. ISSN 1540-9295. Volum 10. s. 178-179.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2011). What’s history got to do with it? A response to Seddon’s definition of reintroduction. Restoration Ecology. ISSN 1061-2971. Volum 19. s. 705-708.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). "All Good Rule of the Citee": Sanitation and Civic Government in England, 1400-1600. Journal of urban history. ISSN 0096-1442. Volum 36. Hefte 3. s. 300-315. DOI: 10.1177/0096144209359141.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). Local government responses to urban river pollution in late medieval England. Water History. ISSN 1877-7236. Volum 2. Hefte 1. s. 35-52. DOI: 10.1007/s12685-010-0016-1.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). The Roots of the English Royal Forest. I: Anglo-Norman Studies XXXII: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2009. Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 978-1-84383-563-9. s. 114-128.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). What to Do with Waste? The Challenges of Waste Disposal in Two Late Medieval Towns. I: Living Cities: An anthology in urban environmental history. Forskningsrådet Formas. ISBN 9789154060481. s. 34-55.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). An oasis in a watery desert? Discourses on an industrial ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico Rigs-to-Reefs program. History & Technology. ISSN 0734-1512. Volum 25. Hefte 4. s. 343-364. DOI: 10.1080/07341510903313030.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Cooperative Sanitation: Managing Streets and Gutters in Late Medieval England and Scandinavia. Technology and culture. ISSN 0040-165X. Volum 49. Hefte 3. s. 547-567.
  • Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Miljøhistorie: Kunsten å lytte til naturens stemme?. Fortid. ISSN 1504-1913. Volum 5. Hefte 4. s. 6-9.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Pritchard, Sara B. (2013). New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0822962427. 272 s.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Sörlin, Sverker (2013). Northscapes: History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments. University of British Columbia Press. ISBN 978-07-74825733. 324 s.
  • Jomisko, Robert Lorenzo; Kvaal, Stig; Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). Olje eller fisk? Interessekonflikter mellom olje- og fiskerinæringen i Norge, 1970-2010. Institutt for tverrfaglige kulturstudier, NTNU. 101 s.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Forests and Forestry: Europe.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Private Need, Public Order: Late Medieval Urban Sanitation in England and Scandinavia. Department of History, University of Virginia. 220 s.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Experiencing Medieval Places: Experiencing Stained Glass.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Experiencing Medieval Places: Marking Time in Place.
  • Jakobsson, Eva Stina Maria; Tysdal, Olav; Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Hvor viktig er diskusjonen om Stavangers alder?.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Borders and Bridges: Rural History and Its Neighbors -- environmental history. European Rural History Organisation; 2017-09-11 - 2017-09-14.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Digital Humaniora Paneldebatt. Linköping universitet; 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-22.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). NRK Sommeråpent - Nelaug 08.08.2017. NRK 1. [TV]; 2017-08-08.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2017). Can there be a Nordic Anthropocene? Histories of New Natures in the Nordic Countries. Aalborg University; 2017-08-15 - 2017-08-18.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2016). Rödlistorna, arternas historia och övervakning av nature.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2013). Sinking prospect: oil rigs and Greenpeace in the North Sea.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). Environmentalists on both sides: Understanding the Rigs-to-Reefs debate in California. NTNU and Cornell University; 2010-08-05 - 2010-08-07.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2010). Fishy friends: Building strategic alliances in the Rigs-to-reefs program. American Society for Environmental History; 2010-03-10 - 2010-03-14.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). A Controversial Platform: The Politics of Fishermen and Environmentalists in the Rigs-to-Reefs Debate. ICEHO; 2009-08-04 - 2009-08-08.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). An oasis in a watery desert: Maintaining an industrial ecology in the Gulf of Mexico with the Rigs-to-Reefs program. American Society for Environmental History; 2009-02-25 - 2009-02-28.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). Den individuelle tverrfagligheten.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). En dårlig plan eller dårlig timing? Hvorfor det norske Rigs-to-Reefs programmet havarerte. University of Stavanger; 2009-03-18.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). Environmental history of the Middle Ages podcast. Environmental History Resources www.eh-resources.org. [Internett]; 2009-11-26.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). Rigger bør bli rev.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). The non-royal roots of the English royal forest. 2009-07-30 - 2009-08-03.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2009). Å lære unge forskere å bli forskere.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Contesting Conversion: The Dynamics of Rigs-to-Reefs Discussions. Society for the History of Technology; 2008-10-11 - 2008-10-14.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Review of Ben Campkin and Rosie Cox, eds, Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Review of Maggie Black and Ben Fawcett, The Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis (London: Earthscan, 2008).
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Scholar launches 'Experiencing Medieval Places' using Omeka. Omeka Blog. [Internett]; 2008-10-05.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). 'The foule corrupcion that cometh of theym’: The environment and urban livestock in late medieval England. American Society for Environmental History; 2008-03-12 - 2008-03-16.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2008). Urban Livestock: A Tender Issue. The New West Magazine. [Avis]; 2008-02-11.