Absence of species we feel belong in our lives gives rise to powerful emotions. "It’s the feeling of environmental lost-ness and the potential found-ness that motivates decisions about recovering locally extinct animals," says Dr. Dolly Jørgensen, Professor of History, University of Stavanger, Norway specializing in histories of environment and technology with a particular focus on human-animal relations.
Her current research agenda focuses on cultural histories of animal extinction and recovery, including the implications of extinction for cultural heritage and museum practices. Jørgensen's book Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age: Histories of Longing and Belonging was published by MIT Press in 2019. She has previously co-edited four volumes: New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies (2013); Northscapes: History, Technology & the Making of Northern Environments (2013); Visions of North in Premodern Europe (2018); and Silver Linings: Clouds in Art & Science (2020). She is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Humanities and co-directs The Greenhouse environmental humanities program area at UiS.
Dolly Jørgensen - Professor of History, University of Stavanger, Norway dolly.jorgensenweb.net and @DollyJorgensen
Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age: Histories of Longing and Belonging (MIT Press, 2019)
Remembering Extinction research program website
Journal Environmental Humanities
Greenhouse environmental humanities research group at University of Stavanger
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