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May-Brith Ohman Nielsen

May-Brith Ohman Nielsen is a professor of history and history didactics at the University of Agder and project leader of the research group “Deadly Dreams: The Cultural History of Poison, 1850–2020.” Her work in environmental history and environmental humanities focuses on pesticides in social, generational, and historical contexts. Her other research areas include the history of epidemics, everyday life, and ideologies.

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Cover of 'Toxic Timescapes'

Toxic Timescapes
Examining Toxicity across Time and Space
Edited by Simone M. Müller and May-Brith Ohman Nielsen

From radioactive waste to coral reefs, this environmental humanities volume reconsiders contamination and pollution as toxic timescapes: dynamic events with both temporal and spatial dimensions. The new concept promises to transform our knowledge of history, human geography, science and technology studies, philosophy, and political ecology.

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