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.
Interdisciplinary Seminar «Global Energy Politics and History» andSeminar of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History24 May 2018 , 17:00 – 19:00, Kanal Griboedova room 409
Anna Storm (Stockholm University, Sweden) ”Atomic heritage – a research project”
Eglė Rindzevičiūtė (Kingstone University, UK) “The making of nuclear heritage in Russia”
Tatiana Kasperski (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain) and Andrei Stsiapanau(the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania) “Nuclear waste as heritage?”
Project website: https://atomicheritage.wordpress.com/
22th of December there was a round table «Shipping, fisheries, and maritime identities in 15th-19th centuries: perspectives from Russia and France» in University Paris Diderot. The round table was orginized by common efforts of Irina Gouzévitch (Centre Maurice Halbwachs), Liliane Hilaire-Pérez (University Paris Diderot / EHESS) and Alexei Kraikovski (HSE SPb).
In April 2017 Prof. of VU University Amsterdam Joost Schokkenbroek invited by Julia Lajus spent one week at the Department of History presenting a brief course of lectures and seminars in the framework of the Usable Pasts program.