Laboratory for Environment and Technological History was founded in 2016 as a division of the Centre for Historical Research of the School for Social Sciences and Humanities. The Laboratory is designed for conducting research in rapidly developing fields of historical knowledge – environmental and technological history.
The edited volume "Environmentalism under Authoritarian Regimes. Myth, Propaganda, Reality" was co-edited by Stephen Brain (Mississippi State University, USA) and Viktor Pál (HSE) and published in November 2018 by Routledge Publisher.
An open public lecture in honor of the 20th anniversary of the HSE - St. Petersburg of Alexandre de Vogüé, co-owner of the Château de Vaux le Vicomte, the largest privately owned “historic monument” in France and one of the most visited attractions in the vicinity of Paris.
On the evening of December 4, Alexandre de Vogue delivered a talk on how to present and maintain heritage in the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which focused on matters of presenatation and preservation and issues of attracting more people being within the private sector and out of the state support.
Senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the LETH Elena Kochetkova was awarded a prize for the best research of socialism. Senior lecturer of the department of history and research fellow of the LETH Elena Kochetkova was awarded with a prize for the best research of socialism.
On the 19th of November, Michael North presented a public lecture in the laboratory of environmental and technological history. He shared the results of his recent study on the Baltic Sea as a borderland.
Julia Lajus, associate professor of the department of history and Head of Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research gave a public talk at the Helsinki University Environmental Humanities Forum in October, 30th.
Elena Kochetkova, senior lecturer of the department of history and reearch fellow of the LETH, and Viktor Pál, postdoctoral researcher of the LEHT, took part in the 18th Aleksanteri Conference of the University of Helsinki held in October, 24-26.
Society and the Sea 2018: Investinblue The Values of the Ocean and Coasts for Sustainable Development
On September 6-7, the Society and the Sea Conference 2018: Investinblue conference was held at the Greenwich Marine Center.
Environment and History, a leading journal in the field of environmental history has published an article co-authored by Viktor Pal, post-doc of the Laboratory, Elena Kochetkova, research fellow of the Laboratory, and other scholars. The article presents a program of action of recently established group of early career scholars of environmental history initiated by the European Society for Environmental History (Next Generation Action Team (NEXTGATe)). Viktor heads the group, and Elena is its member. The group aims at supporting scholars with emerging careers.
LETH participates the research network on history, technology and Europe “Tensions of Europe” actively.
Fellows of the Laboratory actively participate the activities of the international research network “Tensions of Europe” created in 1999 to support research in the history of technology and related disciplines in Europe and beyond.