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Illustration for news: Our research-assistants at their professional track

Our research-assistants at their professional track

This year our research-assistants who for several years were involved in the projects of Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History were enrolled in leading European universities to continue their education.

Illustration for news: POSTPONED Tensions of Europe Research Group on Technologies, Environment, and Resources Coproduction of territories and their resources: technologies of prospecting, extraction and remediation in history

POSTPONED Tensions of Europe Research Group on Technologies, Environment, and Resources Coproduction of territories and their resources: technologies of prospecting, extraction and remediation in history

THE EVENT WAS POSTPONED TILL WINTER 2020 BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental and Technological History

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research in St. Petersburg, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of environmental and technological history. We are particularly interested in applications on either of these aspects: history of natural resources, including history of scientific expertise; history of technological innovations and urban mobility; industrial and natural heritage. The application can focus on the crossroads of all three themes. We invite scholars with a strong record who employ interdisciplinary approaches and are capable of publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Illustration for news: Workshop “Economic Cooperation between CMEA Countries: Motives, Resources and Challenges of the Cold War”

Workshop “Economic Cooperation between CMEA Countries: Motives, Resources and Challenges of the Cold War”

On January 18, 2019, the round table “Economic Cooperation between CMEA Countries: Motives, Resources and Challenges of the Cold War” was held at the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and was dedicated to the history of integration and cooperation of CMEA countries.

Illustration for news: "Cold War matters: the invisible economics of things"

"Cold War matters: the invisible economics of things"

On December 16th and 17th, the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History and the History Department hosted the symposium titled "​Cold War Matters: (In)Visible Economies of Things." The goal of the symposium was to look at the Cold War from a different angle, one that differed from politics and military. Instead the focus of the symposium was to look at the Cold War through consumer culture, art, science, industry, and the exchange of these things across the permeable Iron Curtain.

Illustration for news: «Fighting a New Cult: Thing-Theory of Late Socialism» by Serguei Oushakine!

«Fighting a New Cult: Thing-Theory of Late Socialism» by Serguei Oushakine!

The second day of the international symposium Cold War matters: The (In) Visible Economies of Things, organized by the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History, ended with a lecture by Russian-American cultural historian and anthropologist Sergei Alexandrovich Ushakin. Currently, he is an employee of the Department of Slavic Languages ​​and Literature at Princeton University. His professional interests include family and gender identity, the consequences of cultural trauma and the collective memory of the Soviet past.

Illustration for news: «Invisible Rays and the Material Environment in the Cold War» by Dick van Lente

«Invisible Rays and the Material Environment in the Cold War» by Dick van Lente

On December 16, at the international symposium, Cold War matters: The (In) Visible Economies of Things, organized by the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History, Dick van Lente, associate professor and lecturer on the history of the culture of modern societies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, spoke. His professional interests include the global history of technology and innovation, the history of everyday life, social, economic and cultural history.

Illustration for news: Researchers of the Laboratory participate in the SHOT Annual Meeting

Researchers of the Laboratory participate in the SHOT Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) has been held in Milano and was co-organized by the SHOT and the National Museum of Science and Technology named after Leonardo da Vinci.

Illustration for news: Elena Kochetkova is elected the Secretary of the European Society for Environmental History

Elena Kochetkova is elected the Secretary of the European Society for Environmental History

Illustration for news: Open Seminar "Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France"

Open Seminar "Constructing maritime heritage of Russia and France"

The Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and the International Master Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History conducts the open seminar, dedicated to the conservation and representation of maritime heritage.

Illustration for news: Laboratory seminar. Martin Emanuel, «Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976»

Laboratory seminar. Martin Emanuel, «Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976»

April 17, at 6.30 pm Martin Emanuel, research fellow, will present his paper at the seminar of the Laboratory for Ecological and Technological History of the HSE in St. Petersburg

Laboratory Seminar. Matleena Frisk, "New needs? Creating demand for disposable consumer products from the 1930s to the 1970s in Finland, an early draft"

April 10 at 5 pm Matleena Frisk, a doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki, spoke at a seminar on the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History.

Illustration for news: Laboratory seminar. Leena Enbom, "What did casual labourers do? Transformation of the unskilled job market in Helsinki, 1890-1980"

Laboratory seminar. Leena Enbom, "What did casual labourers do? Transformation of the unskilled job market in Helsinki, 1890-1980"

On 3 April 2019 at 5 p.m. Leena Enbom, a doctoral candidate of the University of Helsinki gave a talk "What did casual labourers do? Transformation of the unskilled job market in Helsinki, 1890-1980" at the seminar of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History.

Illustration for news: Laboratory seminar. Authoritarian Environmentalism: Propaganda or Reality

Laboratory seminar. Authoritarian Environmentalism: Propaganda or Reality

A regular seminar of Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research was held on 13 of March, 5 pm, at the address Griboyedov Canal 123, room 213.

Illustration for news: New book in Routledge Environmental Humanities Series by HSE History researcher

New book in Routledge Environmental Humanities Series by HSE History researcher

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.