Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment
Teknikringen 74 D, Stockholm
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I was trained as a physicist and received my PhD in history of science and technology from Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany. I came to Sweden and KTH in 2011 as an associate professor of science and technology studies. My research addresses the earth and environmental sciences from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century in a global historical perspective: aviation and atmospheric physics; oceanography and deep-sea exploration; space flight and ecology. My recent work focused on the spaceship as a key metaphor in the late twentieth-century debate over the world’s resources and the future of humankind. Currently I work on a project on the science and the fiction of terraforming and changing concepts of life on Earth.
“Survival: Mars Fiction and Experiments with Life on Earth”. Environmental Philosophy 14 (2017) 1, Special Issue “Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene”, eds. Michelle Bastian and Thom van Dooren, pp. 83-100.
“Local Disruption or Global Condition? El Niño as Weather and as Climate Phenomenon”. GEO Geography and Environment 4 (2017) 1, Special Issue “Global Environmental Images”, ed. Sebastian Grevsmühl (online open access, 11 pages, http://www.donlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/geo2.34/pd
Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960-1990 (“History and Philosophy of Technoscience” Vol. 4). London: Pickering & Chatto 2015, paperback edition London/New York: Routledge 2016.
For a full publication list see http://www.sabinehoehler.de/publikationen_en.php
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earth sciences, space sciences, ecotechnology