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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
Rom HG O-239
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; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Silver Linings : Clouds in art and science. Museumsforlaget AS. ISBN 9788283050899. 360 s.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Langum, Virginia (2018). Visions of North in Premodern Europe. Brepols. ISBN 9782503574752. 370 s.
  • 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 (veileder); Jørgensen, Dolly (veileder) (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.
  • Dumitriu, Anna; Musiol, Hanna; Hessler, Stefanie; Muenster, Ursula; Jørgensen, Dolly; Efstathiou, Sophia; Caballero, Krista (2020). “BioArt, Research, and the Pandemic: Uncertain Histories and Unstable Futures in the Art of Anna Dumitriu,” a conversation with Anna Dumitriu and guests. NTNU ARTEC Seminar Series. NTNU ARTEC; 2020-09-03.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Hvor møkkete og stinkende var middelalderbyene?. forskning.no. [Internett]; 2020-08-08.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Interdisciplinarity reaching for the clouds. University of Edinburgh; 2020-01-20 - 2020-01-21.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Journals and the remaking of scholarly fields. KTH Stockholm; 2020-08-05 - 2020-08-07.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Naming the victims of the sixth mass extinction. Penn Program in EnvHum, University of Pennsylvania; 2020-05-07 - 2020-05-09.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). På sporet av dyr i coronatider. Nasjonalbiblioteket; 2020-06-05.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Remains of Extinction. Association of Critical Heritage Studies; 2020-08-26 - 2020-08-30.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Remembering lost species: the challenge of displaying contemporary mass extinction. University of Stockholm; 2020-05-14.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Silver Linings. British International Schools of Stavanger; 2020-09-06.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). The Meaning of Endling. A Way with Words. [Radio]; 2020-01-27.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). The Shaggy Saviour of Northern Norway. Boston University / Scott Polar Institute Cambridge Univ; 2020-09-01.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says. National Geographic. [Internett]; 2020-09-15.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Angela Cassidy on Vermin, Victims & Disease. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-05-18.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Antony Adler on Neptune's Laboratory. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-05-04.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Bathsheba Demuth on Floating Coast. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-04-27.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Christine Eriksen and Susan Ballard on Alliances in the Anthropocene. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-05-25.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with David Farrier on Footprints. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-03-23.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with David Fedman on Seeds of Control. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-06-01.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Emily Pawley on The Nature of the Future. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-06-08.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Eva Giraud on What Comes After Entanglement. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-04-20.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Jeremy Zallen on American Lucifers. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-04-06.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Jessica Lee on Two Trees Make a Forest. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-05-11.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Paul Huebener on Nature’s Broken Clocks. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-06-15.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Paul Merchant on Latin American Culture & the Limits of the Human. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-04-13.
  • Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). Greenhouse Online Environmental Humanities Book Talk with Dolly Jørgensen on Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age. Vimeo. [Internett]; 2020-03-30.
  • Zimmer, Katya; Vandvik, Vigdis; Mrema, Elizabeth Maruma; Lacher, Thomas; Worm, Boris; Obura, David; Krueger, Linda; Morgera, Elisa; Batzín, Ramiro; Jørgensen, Dolly (2020). The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/world-mis. [Tidsskrift]; 2020-09-15.
  • Hågbo, Trond-Ola; Jørgensen, Dolly; Tveterås, Ragnar; Langhelle, Oluf; Hetland, Tom (2019). Paneldebatt: Kan grønn økonomisk vekst redde verden?. Forskningsrådet; 2019-09-18.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Birds, Birdhouses, and Exploring Non-humans as Users of Technology. Society for History of Technology; 2019-10-24 - 2019-10-27.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Book Launch for Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age. Carleton University and Canadian Museum of Nature;
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Da pingvinene kom til Norge. UiS; 2019-03-05.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Exploring Emotions in the History of Science and Technology. Svenska Nationalkommittén för teknik- och vetenskapshistoria; 2019-03-27 - 2019-03-29.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Ghostly portraits: Encountering extinction stories. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery; 2019-09-25.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Grisehold i middelalderen. Den norske historiske forening (HIFO) Rogaland; 2019-10-16.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Känslor är en del av rationellt tänkande. Curie - et tidning från Vetenskapsråde. [Internett]; 2019-09-11.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Monuments to loss: Naming the victims of the sixth mass extinction. UiO; 2019-03-20.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Naming Extinction: Cultural Heritage Institutions and Environmental Citizenship. Museums forbundet; 2019-04-02 - 2019-04-04.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Naming Extinction: Cultural Heritage Institutions as Agents of Environmental Citizenship.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Naming Extinction: Cultural Heritage Institutions as Agents of Environmental Citizenship. Coast 2 Coast Climate Challenge; 2019-03-14 - 2019-03-15.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Naturvern og norske bevere. Innovasjonspark Stavanger, Validé og UiS;
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Plenary roundtable: Boundaries in/of environmental history. European Society for Environmental History; 2019-08-21 - 2019-08-25.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Portraits of Extinction: Encountering Extinction Narratives in the Natural History Museum. York University; 2019-11-07 - 2019-11-08.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Rewilding and fences: in/out. Sheffield Hallam University; 2019-05-22 - 2019-05-23.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). The Materialities of Medieval Studies: A Roundtable Discussion. University of Leeds; 2019-07-01 - 2019-07-04.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). The Spectre of Extinction: Confronting Ghosts in the Museum. Carleton University;
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Visible and invisible fences: The politics of controlling rewilding. 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-04.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Why does agricultural history matter? Extinction and agricultural history. Agricultural History Society; 2019-06-06 - 2019-06-08.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Leyda, Julia; Kramvig, Britt; Armiero, Marco (2019). Environmental Humanities of the Global North Panel Discussion. Universitet i Oslo;
  • Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Jørgensen, Dolly (2019). Cultivating green citizenship through place-based history education. 2019-01-08 - 2019-01-12.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Beyond Dodos and Dinosaurs: Displaying Extinction and Recovery in Museums. Norges forskningsrådet SAMKUL program; 2018-11-28.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Decolonizing Rewilding. Bangor University; 2018-01-10.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Entangled ecologies and hidden histories: The case of the humble beaver beetle. Animal History Group; 2018-06-28 - 2018-06-29.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Gerald of Wales's observations about environmental difference and change. Biörn Tjällén, Mid-Sweden University; 2018-04-12 - 2018-04-13.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Grieving for the dead: Emotions and the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Bristol Environmental Humanities Centre; 2018-11-14.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Resurrecting species through robotics: Animal extinction and deextinction in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. British Animal Studies; 2018-11-02 - 2018-11-03.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Searching for the last and the emotions of extinction. Leeds Animal Studies; 2018-11-22.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). The Future of the Past, Or Making Room for New Natures. Linköping University; 2018-09-21 - 2018-09-22.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). The spectre of extinction: confronting ghosts of past animals in museums. Monsters Network; 2018-11-29 - 2018-11-30.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Through the aquarium glass: Shifting technologies of seeing underwater in public aquariums. Nordic Center at Fudan University; 2018-03-29 - 2018-03-30.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). What have whales done for me lately? Extinction and ecosystem services in science fiction. Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies; 2018-08-07 - 2018-08-09.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Å rote etter griser i middelaldermanuskripter. Arkeologisk museum (UiS); 2018-10-23.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2018). Introduction to the BRIGHT network. Universitetet i Stavanger; 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-02.
  • Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Museer og forskning. Jærmuseet; 2018-12-18.
  • Jørgensen, Finn Arne; Jørgensen, Dolly (2018). Progression in environmental humanities education. Universitetet i Stavanger; 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-02.
  • 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). Da pingvinene kom til Norge. UiS Etter- og videreutdanning; 2017-11-14.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Digital Humaniora Paneldebatt. Linköping universitet; 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-22.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Endling. UiS The Greenhouse / MUST; 2017-11-21.
  • Jørgensen, Dolly (2017). Knowing nature online. Estonian Society for Digital Humanities; 2017-11-01 - 2017-11-03.
  • 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.
  • Mathiesen, Espen; Jørgensen, Dolly; Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2017). Auditorium UIS The Greenhouse, humanistisk miljøforskning. Auditorium UIS. [Radio]; 2017-09-28.
  • 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.