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Department of Human Geography
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Prof Mats Widgren
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Assembling public place (APP)
Current expansion and past dynamics of small-holder irrigation farming in African dry-lands, measuring landscape, labor and climate interactions
Doing the Anthropocene
Geographies of Street Music: affect, regulation and the role of music in place-making.
Heritage in times of crisis: cut-backs, prioritization and local consequences. A study of the status, values, uses and management of heritage on the basis of the global economic crisis on Ireland
Maps, GIS and Geographical Education
Swedish Cities in “the Spaces of Flows”: National, European and Global Networks. Funding: The Swedish Research Council Formas
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'Invisible' populations in the countryside: Assessing relationships of second home users to rural areas in Sweden
This project highlights second home users in the Swedish countryside, a group that is 'invisible' in public statistical accounts. The purpose of this project is to analyze how second home users relate to their rural properties and the countryside. The following research questions are asked: i. How ...
Cooperative Research on East African Territorial Integration within Globalisation
This project seeks to improve research capacity and develop collaboration amongst researchers in Europe and East Africa, and by doing so to contribute to the larger objective of regional integration. The project will enhance integration in the research community in both Europe and East Africa ...
Current expansion and past dynamics of small-holder irrigation farming in African dry-lands – measuring landscape, labour and climate interactions
As farmers irrigate and cultivate new lands they also actively change the properties of soils and interact with slope processes and ecosystems. This project builds on the hypothesis that such farming practices can have positive effects on landscape productivity. The project is aimed at generating ...
Decent work: Organizing across the formal-informal divide in Kaduna
Small producers and traders dominate employment in Africa. Can trade unions in the formal wage-economy organise those employed in the informal one? What have they to offer? What is in it for them? The informal economy in Africa is made up of a variety of groups with different positions and ...
Den eurasiska steppens miljöhistoria
Examining mismatches between management and the supply of ecosystem services in Ethiopian agroecosystems across scales in space and time
Increasing food production at the same time as conserving healthy ecosystems is an important challenge. We will investigate the impact of wild biodiversity (e.g. tree cover or distance to forests) on ecosystem services and disservices and ultimately crop yield. We will also examine to what extent ...
Exploring precolonial agriculture and intensification: the case of Bokoni, South Africa
In many descriptions of Sub-saharan Africa before colonialism, the agricultural systems are described as primitive. It is often evoked that not much changed in African farming since the introduction of agriculture. Shifting cultivation, through the method of slash and burn, is often described as as ...
From Hostels to Homes: Re-framing order in a Namibian Town
Från modern hägnadsmetod till problematiskt hinder - taggtrådens uppgång och fall i det svenska agrarlandskapet
Gender and Rural Life - Creating Gendered Ruralities
This project focus on new femininities and masculinities in rural areas. The hypothesis is that the changing gender relations can be understood as new forms of femininities and masculinities and a re-negotiated gender contract. We interpret the spatial as conditions formed by social and material ...
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Ajonye, Onyanta, Dr
Andersson, Eva, Dr
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Andrae, Gunilla, Dr
Appelblad, Jenny, PhD student
Axelsson, Linn, PhD student
Berg, Johan, Dr
Björklund, Annika, Dr
Bodström, Kerstin, Dr
Borén, Thomas, Dr
Byerley, Andrew, Dr
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