Keynote speakers

Associate Professor Martin Hultman (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Why don’t we act when the existential danger of climate change has been communicate by scientists for over thirty years? Such are the questions Assoc. Prof. Martin Hultman deal with in his research, praxes and every day life. Hultman is widely published in energy and climate issues especially notable are the articles ‘The Making of an Environmental Hero: A History of Ecomodern Masculinity, Fuel Cells and Arnold Schwarzenegger’ and ‘A green fatwā? Climate change as a threat to the masculinity of industrial modernity’ then the books Discourses of Global Climate Change, Ecological Masculinities and Contending with the (m)Anthropocene. As part of his academic work he publish chronicles in a wide range of newspapers, give public lectures on contemporary politics and advice NGO:s as well as governmental agencies. Hultman leads three research groups analyzing ‘gender and energy’, ‘ecopreneurship in circular economies’ and ‘climate change denial’ at Chalmers University of Technology. He is currently writing on a book with the preliminary title Co-Creating Earth Peace. The Paths of Ecopedagogy, Ecological Masculinities and Rights of Nature.


Professor Nina Janich (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

Dr. Nina Janich is Professor for Applied Linguistics at the Technical University of Darmstadt (since 2004). Her often interdisciplinary research focuses on science communication, language criticism/language culture, text and discourse linguistics, and advertising language. She is a member of the Scientific Society of the University of Frankfurt and of the acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering. Until 2021, she was a member and spokesperson for the language-critical campaign “Unwort des Jahres” (Unword of the Year) for many years.