Conference presentations

103) Avango, Dag, “När industrierna tystnat – värdeskapande i post-industriella samhällen”, professor installation lecture, House of Science, Luleå, Sweden, December 6, 2019.

102) Avango, Dag, “Resource extraction and sustainability in the Arctic”, invited presentation at Polarforum, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Umeå University, Sweden, November 19, 2019.

101) Avango, Dag, “Industrins avtryck: hum-sam forskning i Polartrakterna”, invited presentation at the inauguration of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, September 4, 2019.

100) Avango, Dag, “To populate places with allies: on human-thing entanglements in contested polar spaces”, paper presented at the SCAR conference Connections at the End of the World, Ushuaia, Argentina, April 3, 2019.

99) Avango, Dag & Lize-Marie van der Watt, ”On constructing Cultural Heritage in Antarctica (CHAQ)”, Invited presentation at Instituto Antártico Argentino (IAA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 1, 2019.

98) Avango, Dag, Mining legacies in Arctic futures: remediation, heritagization, re-economization, Invited lecture at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, January 16, 2019.

97) Avango, Dag and Lize-Marie van der Watt, “CHAQ”, presentation at the conference Heritage Science Sverige Forum 2018, Swedish National Heritage Board, Stockholm, November 27, 2018.

96) Avango, Dag, “Exellenscentret REXSAC – Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities”, presentation at Jernkontoret, Stockholm, October 10, 2018.

95) Avango, Dag, “Sustainable communities and the legacies of mining in the Nordic Arctic”, presentation at the workshop RES-LINK: Workshop on Resources and Urbanization in the Arctic, Luleå Tekniska Universitet, October 8, 2018.

94) Avango, Dag, “Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities: heritage processes and environmental remediation in the north”, presentation at the TICCIH Congress, Santiago, Chile, September 14, 2018.

93) Avango, Dag, “Constructing cultural heritage in the Arctic and Antarctic”, presentation at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, September 12, 2018.

92) Avango, Dag, “Constructing the pasts of polar futures”, presentation at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies bi-annual congress in Hangzhou, China, September 2 ,2018.

91) Avango, Dag, “Constructing the pasts of Arctic Mining sites”, presentation at Polar2018 IASC/SCAR Open Science Conference, Davos, June 20, 2018.

90) Avango, Dag, “Mining Settlements in Transition” together with Eric Paglia and Albina Pashkevich at the Polar2018 IASC/SCAR Open Science Conference, Davos, June 20, 2018.

89) Avango, Dag, “Industrial Heritage Sites on Svalbard: A Resource for Communities in Transition?”, Svalbard and the Humanities, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, 27-28 November 2017.

88) Avango, Dag ”Mining legacies in (post-industrial) Arctic futures – Constructing industrial heritage in Norrbotten, Greenland and Svalbard”, paper presented at Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska dagarna, 2017.

87) Dag Avango and Per Högselius, “Sweden and global resource colonialism”, paper presented by Per Högselius at Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska dagarna, 2017.

86) Högselius, Per and Dag Avango, “Small countries and European resource colonialism during the short 20th century”, paper presented by Per Högselius at the 8th Tensions of Europe (TOE) Conference “Borders and Technology”, Athens, Greece, 9 September 2017.

85) Roberts, Peder and Dag Avango “Constructing the Unequal Arctic”, paper presented by Peder Roberts at Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm, June 21, 2017.

84) Avango, Dag and Peder Roberts “Mining legacies in post-mining futures: Heritage processes, tourism and anti-colonial mobilization”, paper presentation at the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX), Umeå, Sweden, June 10, 2017.

83) Avango, Dag ” Arctic mining settlements in transition: Heritage processes, tourism, science and geopolitics”, paper presentation at the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX), Umeå, Sweden, June 10, 2017.

82) Avango, Dag ”Constructing mineral resources”, paper presentation at the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX), Umeå, Sweden, June 9, 2017.

81) Avango, Dag “Narratives about Arctic resource futures: Ascribing value to geologies at Svalbard”, invited paper presentation at the workshop “Anticipating Abundance: Economizing the Arctic”, Durham University, UK, May 11th and 12th 2017.

80) Avango, Dag “Industrial heritage in the Arctic: Histories, legacies, research problems”, invited lecture at the Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, May 8, 2017.

79) Avango, Dag and Anna Åberg “Mining regions in transition: legacies of resource extraction in post-extraction futures”, paper presented by Anna Åberg at the International Workshop: Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond, Aarhus University, Denmark, 8-9 May 2017.

78) Avango, Dag “Constructing the past of Arctic Futures: politics of memory in mining towns in transition”, paper presented at REXSAC program wide conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 14, 2017.

77) Avango, Dag “Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities”, paper presented at the annual ReSDA workshop, Ottawa, Canada, October 27-28.

76) Avango, Dag “Small countries and European resource colonialism” (together with Per Högselius and David Nilsson), paper presented at the workshop Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond, Higher School of Economics (HSE) at St Petersburg, Russia, October 21-22.

75) Avango, Dag “Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development”, paper presented at the MASD conference at Hotel Arktika, Murmansk, Russia, October 19, 2016.

74) Avango, Dag “Sustainable Communities and the Legacies of Mining in the Nordic Arctic” (together with Peder Roberts), paper presented at the conference Entitle: undisciplined environments, Stockholm March 20-24, 2016.

73) Avango, Dag “Sustainable Communities and the Legacies of Mining in the Nordic Arctic”, paper presented at the workshop The social ecology of natural resource exploitation, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, December 15, 2015.

72) Avango, Dag “Constructing the pasts of competing Spitsbergen futures: Russian heritage in action”, invited paper at the conference Natural Resources, Landscape and Climate in History of Russia and Neighbouring Countries, Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia, November 26-28, 2015.

71) Avango, Dag “Creating sustainable development in the Arctic: abandoned extraction sites as assets for new futures”, paper at the TICCIH congress Industrial Heritage in the Twenty-First Century, New Challenges, Lille, France, September 2015.

70) Avango, Dag “Sustainable Communities and the Legacies of Mining in the Nordic Arctic”, paper presented at the workshop “Living legacies: history and the contemporary Nordic Arctic”, Ilulissat, Greenland, Aug 2015.

69) Avango, Dag. “Kampen om naturresurserna”, paper presented at Svalbardseminariet, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, February 3 2015.

68) “Placing the Anthropocene”, paper presented together with Libby Robin at the symposium Im/mortality and In/finitude in the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities, Royal Institute of Technology, December 2-4 2014.

67) “Mining landscapes as cultural heritage: lessons from the Nordic Arctic”, paper together with Peder Roberts at the conference Mining the Arctic: sustainable communities, economies, and governance, at The Barents Institute, The Arctic University of Norway, Kirkenes, 7-8 October 2014.

66) “The Greening of Arctic Mining Landscapes: The Politics of Industrial Heritage at Svalbard”, paper presented at the conference Arctic Modernities, Tromsö, Norway, Sept 16 2014.

65) “Creating sustainable development in the Arctic: abandoned extraction sites as assets for new Arctic futures”, paper presentation at ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee conference The future of polar heritage, Copenhagen, 25-28 May 2014.

64) “Constructing Svalbard and its natural resources: industrial futures in a contested Arctic space”, paper presentation at ICASS 8, Canada, 21-26 May 2014.

63) “Industrial heritage in the polar areas as sources for historical research”, paper presentation at the 14th conference of the Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group, Stockholm April 22-25, 2013.

62) “Valfångst, industriarv och geopolitik i Sydatlanten”, Maritima seminariet, Vasamuseet (Dept of History, Stockholm Unversity), 11 April 2014.

61) “Constructing the pasts of polar futures: the Janus face of polar heritage”, paper presented at the Symposium “Arctic mining – past practices, present parallels”, Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, December 19, 2013.

60) “Why history and industrial heritage matter for Arctic communities”, paper presented together with Peder Roberts at the conference “Humanities and Social Sciences – how do we move forward in the Arctic context?”, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, December 16, 2013.

59) “Humanities & Social Science Research in the Polar Areas: research problems and projects”, paper presented at the Symposium “Common interests in the Arctic region: Russia and Sweden”, Russian Embassy, Stockholm, November 17, 2013.

58) “Constructing the past of the Arctic futures: Resource extraction sites as heritage”, paper presented together with Peder Roberts at the conference “Heritage and Change in the Arctic”, University of Greenland, Nuuk, October 14, 2013

57) “Constructing the pasts for Arctic futures”, paper presented at the conference “Extractive Industries and the Arctic”, Memorial University of New Foundland, St Johns, Canada, October 3-5, 2013.

56) “Industrial Heritage for Geopolitics”, paper presented at the conference “Collecting the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change”, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA, October 2.

54) “Constructing Svalbard and its natural resources Industrial futures in a contested Arctic space”, paper presented at the Calotte Academy, Kiruna, May 22, 2013.

53) “Why do Arctic resource bonanzas take place? Coping with ice through technology and Arctic narratives”, guest lecture at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, April 21, 2013.

52) “Using the past to understand the present and possible futures of the Arctic”, guest lecture at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, April 21, 2013.

51) “Creating sustainable development in the European Arctic. Abandoned extraction sites as assets for new Arctic futures”, presentation at Symposium Current issues in Arctic Research at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, April 19, 2013.

50) “Climate change and Arctic resources: handling polar environments through rhetoric and technology”, guest lecture at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, April 11, 2013.

49) “The Industrial Archaeology of Polar Exploration : How build the future of the Arctic and Antarctic by constructing the past”, closing lecture of the exhibition and seminar series Names Swallowed by the Cold – Hidden Histories of Arctic Exploration, at the Rare Books and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, April 8 2013.

48) “Sverige i Arktis i ett historiskt perspektiv: Vetenskap och naturresurser”, lecture at the Media institute Fojo, Norra Latin, Stockholm, December 4 2012.

47) “Resources, geopolitics and environment in the Polar Areas through the lens of industrial heritage”, lecture at Taipei National University of the Arts School of Culture Resources, Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, Taipei, Taiwan, November 8 2012.

46) “Heritage in Action : industrial heritage in sovereignty conflicts”, presentation at the TICCIH congress Post-colonialism & Reinterpretation of Industrial Heritage, Taipei, Taiwan, November 7 2012.

45) “Actor networks and the role of agency in Arctic change”, presentation at the symposium “Visions and transformations of the Arctic”, University of Tromsø, Norway, October 16, 2012.

44) “Det industriella kulturarvet som källa”, presentation at the conference Industrisamhällets kulturarv i praktik och forskning – nuläge och framtid, Museum of Work, Norrköping, October 11, 2012.

43) “Sverige i Arktis i ett historiskt perspektiv: Vetenskap och naturresurser”, lecture at the Media institute Fojo, Kulturhuset in Luleå, October 9, 2012.

42) “How to be Policy-Relevant: The History of Technology and the Future of the Arctic”, presentation at the SHOT conference (Society for the History of Technology) in Copenhagen, together with Nina Wormbs, Peder Roberts and Annika Nilsson, October 6, 2012.

41) “Constructing the Past of Polar Futures”, presentation at Assessing Arctic Futures workshop, Hasseludden, Stockholm, August 16, 2012.

40) “Constructing Arctic Futures: Climate change, melting ice and Arctic energy resources”, lecture at the Center for Natural Disaster Science, Swedish Defence College, Stockholm, June 1 2012.

39) “Actor Network Theory : The role of agency in Arctic futures”, lecture at the Calotte Academy, Kiruna, Sweden, May 30 2012.

38) “Constructing industrial futures for the Arctic”, presentation at IPY conference From knowledge to Action, Montreal, Canada, April 26, 2012.

37) “Constructing Arctic Futures -voices, resources and governance“, presentation at Polarforum, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, March 16, 2012.

36) “Constructing industrial futures for Spitsbergen”, presentation at Assessing Arctic Futures workshop, European University at St. Petersburg, October 13 2011

35) “The value of industrial heritage sites in the Polar Areas for historical research”, Managing Industrial & Cultural Heritage: South Georgia in Context” in Dundee, Scotland 7-9 September 2011.

34) “Heritage in action : historical remains in polar conflicts”, presentation at ICASS 7 (presented by Prof Sverker Sörlin), Akureyri, Iceland, June 22 2011.

33) “Natural resources and industrial geopolitics”, presentation at Arctic Futures symposium, Abisko, Sweden, May 15-17, 2011.

32) “Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources, and Governance. Theory, methods and tasks”, presentation together with Dr. Annika Nilsson, Assessing Arctic Futures workshop, Lidingö, Stockholm March 31- April 1, 2011.

31) ““The essence of the adventure” Narratives of Arctic work and engineering in the early 20th century”, presentation together with Dr. Anders Houltz, at the IPY Oslo Science Conference, June 8-12, 2010.

30) “Industrial heritage in the Polar areas as sources for historical research”, presentation together with Prof. Dr. Bjørn Basberg, Gustav Rossnes and Ulf Gustafsson, at the IPY Oslo Science Conference, June 8-12, 2010.

29) “Cultural heritage as actants in the struggle over the Polar Areas and their natural resources”, presentation at the IPY Oslo Science Conference, June 8-12, 2010.

28) ”Humanister i fält, från svenska fjällen till Antarktis: industri, geopolitik och ursprungs befolkningar”, invited presentation at Polarveckan in Ånn, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, April 19-23 2010.

27) “Archaeological research on eastern Svalbard”, invited presentation at Svalbard Science Forum workshop Research Access to Eastern Areas of Svalbard, Norwegian Research Council (Norges Forskningsråd), Oslo, 16-17 February 2010.

26) “Concluding and closing talk” at the international Symposium “Sustainable Use of Resources in the Polar Regions”, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, October 23, 2009.

25) “Constructing Polar histories through science and industry”, paper presented at the international Symposium “Sustainable Use of Resources in the Polar Regions”, Groningen, The Netherlands, October 23 2009.

24) “Narratives of Science and Industry in the struggle over the Polar Areas and their Natural Resources”, paper presented at the international ESF BOREAS conference: Out of the Cold: Scientific Ways of Knowing in Histories of the Circumpolar Arctic, September 6, 2009.

23) “Human dimensions in the International Polar Year 2007-2008”, concluding and closing talk of the conference IPY: Human dimensions in the circumpolar Arctic, Umea, October 8-10, 2008.

22) “Rituals and symbols in the struggle over Spitsbergen and its natural resources”, paper presented at the SCAR-IASC open science conference (IPY), St. Petersburg, Russia, July 10 2008.

21) “The LASHIPA project: Industry and geo-politics in the polar areas, from 17th century to the present”, presentation of preliminary results of the LASHIPA project at the Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 14 2008.

20) “Centers in the periphery: the impact of polar politics on Arctic resource frontier settlements”, paper presented together with Prof. Louwrens Hacquebord at LASHIPA-IPY workshop at Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA, April 28 2008.

19) “Industry, Geopolitics and Environment in the Polar Areas”, paper presented at History of Science and technology conference, National museum of Science & Technology, Stockholm, April 2008.

18) “Industrial heritage in the polar areas – research and conservation”, paper presented at ICOMOS symposium, Stockholms stadsmuseum, March 10 2008.

17) “THE LASHIPA PROJECT: science plan and implementation”, paper presented at the Arctic Science Summit Week, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, March 2007.

16) “Actors and actants in the international struggle over Spitsbergen, 1850-1920”, presentation at the TICCIH (The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage) congress in Terni/Rome in Italy, September 2006.

15) “THE LASHIPA PROJECT: Industry, Geopolitics and Environment in the Polar Areas Through the Lens of Industrial Heritage”, paper presented at the TICCIH (The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage) congress in Terni/Rome in Italy, September 2006.

14) “Polar industries and their consequences – the LASHIPA project and IPY 2007- 2008”, paper presented at the conference Historical and Archeological research on Spitsbergen during IPY 2007-2008.

13) “LASHIPA – preliminary results and future research problems”, presentation of paper on the LASHIPA project at LASHIPA workshop in Stockholm, December 2005.

12) “The Svea mine – Swedish Mining Between Industry, Diplomacy and Geoscience”, presentation of my dissertation at The National Museum of Science & Technology in Stockholm, December 2005.

11) “The Svea mine – Swedish Mining Between Industry, Diplomacy and Geoscience”, presentation of my dissertation at workshop at the Arctic Center, University of Groningen, June 2005.

10) “The Svea mine – Swedish Mining Between Industry, Diplomacy and Geoscience”, presentations of my dissertation at Universities in Marquette and Houghton in Michigan, USA, April 2005.

9) “Actants in a no-mans land”, paper presented at the conference The history and Archaeology of Spitsbergen in Barentsburg, Svalbard, and Aug 2003.

8) “Did science drive the development of mining on Svalbard?”, presentation at Michigan Technological University, Michigan USA, November 2002.

7) “Det ockuperade ingenmanslandet”, Paper at History of Technology conference in Norrköping, April 2002.

6) “Svensk gruvdrift och geovetenskap på Svalbard”, presentation at the Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, February 2002.

5) “Knowledge and Legitimacy: the role of 19th century Swedish polar research for the development of a Swedish coalmine on Svalbard”, paper at the conference International scientific cooperation in the Arctic in Barentsburg, Svalbard, Aug 2001.

4) “Vetenskap och gruvdrift i Arktis: Sveagruvan”, presentation at the Science and Technology in the Arctic and Antarctic, at the Polar Center in Gränna, April 2001.

3) “Svensk vetenskap och gruvindustri på Svalbard – Industrilandskapet som källa”, paper presented at the symposium Social science in the Arctic at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, November 2000.

2) “Industrial Heritage Research in the Arctic”, paper presented at the TICCIH 2000 congress in London Sept 2000, and 3) in Wales, Great Britain at post-conference.

1) “Industriminnesforskning på Svalbard: tolkningar av kulturlandskapet vid Sveagruvan”, paper presented at the symposium Mining in the Arctic, Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, May 2000.