Participant Info

First Name
Melina Antonia
Last Name
University of Stavanger, Norway / KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Website URL
Nordic environmental cooperation, environmental movements, Nordic history, environmental history and politics, international organisations, nuclear history
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Personal Info

About Me

I am an international and environmental historian, and postdoctoral researcher in environmental history at The Greenhouse at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Currently, I am PI of ‘Nuclear Nordics: Radioactive Waste Spatialities, Materialities and Societies in the Nordic Region, 1960s to 1990s’, funded by the Research Council of Norway (324293) – you can read more about the project here. As part of this research project, I am visiting postdoc at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, from 2021 to 2023.

Feel free to get in touch in English, any Scandinavian language, and German.

Recent Publications

Buns, Melina Antonia. On the disillusionment with ‘environmental’ research – and current opportunities,” Environmental History Now, 06 May 2021.

Buns, Melina Antonia. “The Emergence of Nordic Environmental Cooperation, 1967-1974,”, 07 April 2021.

Buns, Melina Antonia. “Green Internationalists: Nordic Environmental Cooperation, 1967-1988.” PhD Dissertation, University of Oslo, 2020. (Defended, 04 June 2021)

Buns, Melina Antonia. “Marching Activists: Transnational Lessons for Danish Anti-Nuclear Protest,” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia (Summer 2017), no. 18. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. 

A full list of publications can be found here.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Nordic countries, Central Europe
Expertise by Geography
Scandinavia, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Environment, Government, Politics