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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.