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Mats Widgren


Professor i Geografi, särskilt Kulturgeografi

 

E-post: mats.widgren@humangeo.su.se

Telefon: 08-16 48 52

Besöksadress: Rum X401, Geovetenskapens hus, Frescati

Postadress: Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, 106 91 Stockholm

 

 

Blog: Händelser, tankar, reflektioner, åsikter

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Projekt/Projects

Mapping global agricultural history -  Session at AAAS 2011:  Global Agricultural History: Mapping the Past for Modeling the Future

How the East was won: Towards an environmental history of the Eurasian steppe

Exploring precolonial agriculture and intensification: the case of Bokoni, South Africa (Swedish Research Links, Univ of Pretoria)

REAL – Resilience in East African Landscapes

People, Land and Time in Africa     

 

Avslutade project/Recently completed projects

Landscape history in a global perspective

Power, Land, and Materiality: Global Studies in Historical-Political Ecology as a Framework for Assessing Policies for ”Sustainable Development  (led by Alf Hornborg, Human Ecology,  Lund University)

Northeast Tanzania 1850-2000: The political ecology of trade networks, food production and land cover change (with Lowe Börjeson and Thomas Håkansson).

Geography research in Norway: an evaluation   (chair of panel)

CREATING (FP7) (led by Bernard Charlery, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail)

New Perspectives on Landscapes: A COST-ESF “Network of Networks” (member of steering group)

Islands of agricultural intensification: The social, ecological and historical contexts 

 

TV

Det tämjda landskapetVetenskapsrådets kvartalsseminariumserie Mat som drog och kultur, 31 maj 2012, Kunskapskanalen September 2012.

 

Conference presentations

A new global data set for agriculture during the last millennium. Presented at Global Land Project Open Science meeting in Berlin March 19th to 21st 2014. Session:  Land change science and historical approaches: how humanities and social science may contribute

Global croplands and agricultural systems AD 1000 to AD 2000. Presented at IGU Commisson on Land Use and Cover Changes, International Geographical Congress August 2012

De gyllene åren: Om samarbete mellan kulturgeografi och kulturmiljövård i ett  40-årsperspektiv. Inlägg på seminarium med konsultgruppen Landskapsarkeologerna i juni 2012.

Material (bibliography) for workshop “The historical ecology of landesque capital”, Uppsala Sept 21st to 23rd 2011.

Resilience thinking and political ecology: two approaches to understanding agricultural landscapes. Paper to be presented  at The 10th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference,  Stockholm June 14th to 16th  2011   PREL VERSION OF BOOK CHAPTER PUBLISHED 2012 – see below:

Problem och möjligheter med landskap som politikområde --  Inlägg på ett rundabordssamtal kring den europeiska landskapskonventionen mellan Vitterhetsakademien, KSLA och Riksantikvarieämbetet på lantbruksakademien (KSLA) 19 januari 2011

Widgren. Mats: Mapping precolonial African agricultural systems  Paper presented at 3rd European Conference on African Studies, Leipzig, 4 to 7 June 2009 Panel: Historical Roots of Poverty and Well-Being in African Countries

 

Senaste publikationer/Recent publications

(see also Google Scholar)

IN PRESS

Widgren, Mats (in press) Geography as social science at Stockholm University: Facts memories and reflections. (till skrift med anledning av Samhällsvetenskapliga fakultetens 50-årsjubilieum, Stockholms Universitet)

2014

Widgren Mats (2014) Hur drevs den vikingatida-medeltida storgården? Några frågor från Lägerbovada, Ydre. I Medeltida storgårdar i Sverige – ett tvärvetenskapligt forskningsområde. Olof Karsvall och Kristofer Jupiter (red). Uppsala : Kungl. Gustav Adolfs akademien för svensk folkkultur, s.59-72.

Håkansson, T. & Widgren M. (eds.) (2014) Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications. Left Coast Press.

Widgren, Mats and Håkansson, Thomas (2014). Landesque capital: What is the concept good foor?. In Håkansson, T. & Widgren M. (eds.) (forthcoming) Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications. Left Coast Press.

2013

Li, B.-B., Jansson, U., Ye, Y. & Widgren, M. (2013). The spatial and temporal change of cropland in the Scandinavian Peninsula during 1875–1999. Regional Environmental Change, 1-12

Widgren, Mats (2013) Climate and causation in the Swedish Iron Age: Learning from the present to understand the past.  Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography, 112(2), 126-134               Link to manuscript (preref)

Sejersen,  F., Hastrup, K.,  Brooks,N., Widgren, M., Rasmussen, L. &  Rasmussen, M (2013). Environmental history and the understanding of causal relations. Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography 112 (2), 203-205

2012

Widgren, Mats (2012). Resilience thinking versus political ecology: Understanding the dynamics of small-scale labour-intensive farming landscapes. Ch 6 in Plieninger, T. & Bieling, C. (eds.) (2012): Resilience and the Cultural Landscape: Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. pp 95-110

Widgren, Mats (2012) Sida måste lyssna kritiken mot markförvärv. In Expressen June 1st 2012, p.4.

Widgren, Mats (2012) Slaves: Inequality and sustainable agriculture in pre-colonial West Africa.    In Ecology and Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present, and Future (eds. Alf Hornborg, Brett Clark & Kenneth Hermele.). Routledge, pp. 97-107

Widgren, Mats  (2012). Landscape research in a world of domesticated landscapes: the role of values, theory, and concepts. Quaternary International 251, 117-124                                (Preprint version here)

2011

Widgren, M. (2011). Biståndsmiljoner till nytt markrofferi. Expressen. 11 december 2011, s. 4  English version: Swedish development-assistance millions to new landgrab.

Widgren, M. (2011). Swedfunds investering i Sierra Leone bör granskas. Second Opinion. 12 december 2011.

Widgren, M. (2011). Forskarna är inte ovilliga föra ut sina resultat. Second Opinion. 27 November 2011.

Widgren, M. (2011) A World of Domesticated Landscapes. – Peil, T., Lang, V. & Kull, K. (eds) The Space of Culture – The Place of Nature: Approaches to Culture Theory I. Tartu Universtity Publishers, Tartu. 181-185

Widgren, M. (2011). Maciej Zaremba slarvar med fakta. Geografiska Notiser Vol. 69, nr 2, s.55-56. Även Second Opinion.

Pedersen, Ellen Anne & Widgren, Mats (2011). Agriculture in Sweden 800 BC – AD 1000, in Myrdal, Janken & Morell, Mats (eds) The agrarian history of Sweden: 4000 BC to 2000 AD. Lund: Nordic Academic press, 46-71, 273-274 + bibliog.

2010

Widgren, Mats (2010). Mapping Global Agricultural History. In Kinda, A., Komeie, T. Mnamide, S., Mizoguchi, T. & Uesugi, K. (eds) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Kyoto 2009. Kyoto University Press 2010. 211-212. Link to manuscript.

Widgren, Mats (2010) 'Besieged Palaeonegritics or Innovative Farmers: Historical Political Ecology of Intensive and Terraced Agriculture in West Africa and Sudan', African Studies, 69: 2, 323 — 343      Link to manuscript

Widgren, M. (2010). Reading the prehistoric landscape. Ymer 130, 69-86

Destouni, G., Forsberg, G., Fridfeldt. A., Grundström, A., Helldén. U., Holmgren, K., Kuylenstierna, J., Molin, L., Rosqvist, G., Olsson. L., Sjöström. L.,  Stroeven. A., Torbjörnsson. T., Widgren. M., Öhman. J., (2010). Björklund kör över experterna om geografi. Svenska Dagbladet, 11 november 2010.

Widgren, Mats (2010). Grundskolegeografi. www.ne.se  november 2010

2009

Widgren, M. (2009) Agrarhistoria och klimat – nya samband och nya utmaningar. I Agrarhistoria på många sätt. 28 studier om människan och jorden. Festskrift till Janken Myrdal. Stockholm: KSLA , s.   17-22

Benjaminsen, T.A., Bryceson, I. Dahlberg, A., Holmgren, K. , Johansson, L., Widgren, M. Östberg, W. (2009) Svenskt bistånd ska rädda miljöfarligt etanolprojekt. Dagens Nyheter 14 april 2009.     English translation

2008

Holmgren, K., Börjeson, L., Dahlberg. A., Muzuka, A., Norström E., Öberg. H. Risberg, J., Ryner, M., Sitoe, S.,  Westerberg, L.O. Widgren, M., Yanda, P. (2008) The Vulnerable Continent (PLATINA): Historical perspectives on Africa´s Climate, Environment and Societies. In Meeting global challenges in research cooperation. Proceedings of a conference and workshop in Uppsala, May 27-29, 2008. Uppsala:  Collegium for Development Studies, Uppsala University. pp. 585-596.

Widgren, M., N. Thomas Håkansson & Lowe Börjeson (guest editors): Special issue of International Journal of African Historical Studies,   41/3, 2008: The Political Ecology of Trade, Food Production and, Landscape Transformations in Northeast Tanzania: 1850-2000

Håkansson, T., Widgren, M. Börjeson. L. (2008) Introduction: Historical and Regional Perspectives on Landscape Transformations in Northeastern Tanzania 1850-2000. International Journal of African Historical Studies):41/3, 369-382.

Widgren, M. (2008)  Geografi är ingen från naturgeografin och kulturgeografin skild särart. Geografiska Notiser, 66, nr 1, 8-10.

2003-2007

Widgren, M. 2007. Review of Sing C. Chew ‘The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes and Systems Transformation. Environment and History 13, 503-506.

Håkansson, T. & Widgren, M. (2007) Labour and landscapes: The political economy of landesque capital in 19th century Tanganyika. Geografiska Annaler 89B (3) 233-248).    

Widgren, M (2007) Pre-colonial landesque capital: a global perspective. In Hornborg, A., Martinez-Alier, J. and Mcneill, J.R. (eds), Rethinking Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek. Manuscript

Widgren, M. (2006). Reading property in the landscape. Norsk Geografisk Tidskrift – Norwegian Journal of Geography Vol. 60, 57-64.     

Widgren, M. & Sutton, J. (eds) (2004) Islands of intensive agriculture in Eastern Africa. Oxford: James Currey publishers. BUY   (Read reviews by Kenneth Lynch, Chris Conte, James Giblin, Jamie Monson, Bob Munson, Michael Sheridan and  Stephanie Wynne-Jones.)

Widgren M. (2005) Fimbulvintern - fanns den? I Arkeologi och naturvetenskap (red. Carin Bunte, Björn E. Berglund, Lars Larsson] Nyhamnsläge: Gyllenstiernska Krapperupstift., 2005, s. 62- 70. Manuskript

Widgren, M. (2004) bin Laden and the irrigation tunnels – two perspectives on sustainable social development. Fredrik Lundmark (ed) Culture, security and sustainable social development. Stockholm: Gidlund. p. 207-220.  Manuscript in Swedish      More info on the book

Widgren, M. (2004) Can landscapes be read? In H. Palang, H. Sooväli, M. Antrop, G. Setten (eds) European rural landscapes : persistence and change in a globalising environment. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, 455-465. Read Buy the book

Widgren, M. (red) 2003. Röjningsröseområden på sydsvenska höglandet. Arkeologiska, kulturgeografiska och vegetationshistoriska undersökningar. Meddelanden nr 117, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet). 216 s.

Widgren, M. (2003) Historisk geografi i Afrika: utmaningar och lärdomar. Inträdesföredrag den 4 juni 2002). Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitetsakademiens årsbok 2003, s. 86-96.  

Widgren, Mats (2003) Sjutton år av historisk geografisk forskning i Stockholm. I     Ulf Jansson (red) Med landskapet i centrum. Meddelande 119, Kulturgeografiska  institutionen, Stockholms Universitet, s. 19-34.

 

Previous publications on separate webpage

Senast uppdaterad: 30 mars 2013