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Meet the officers of ICOHTEC

President

Timo Myllyntaus is Professor of Finnish history at the University of Turku, Finland.

   

Secretary-General

Sławomir Łotysz (1970) is Professor at the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of
Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

  Slawomir Lotysz
   

I gained first two degrees from the University of Helsinki and a Ph.D. in economic history from the London School of Economics. My research interests stretch from energy history, history of industrialization to the development of everyday technology.  Edited volumes on these fields include the special issue of ICON (no 16),entitled Technology in Everyday Life (2012) and Pathbreakers, Small European Countries Responding to Globalisation and De-globalisation (co-edited with Margret Müller (2008). One of my recent articles in English is “Farewell to Self-sufficiency: Finland and the Globalization of Fossil Fuels,” Energy, Policy, and the Environment: Modeling Sustainable Development for the North, (Eds.) Marja Järvelä and Sirkku Juhola, (2011).
Being a member of ICOHTEC since 1994 and attending 19 ICOHTEC symposia, I also have an experience on serving as the society’s secretary general in 2005 – 2013.
Further information: Academia.edu and University of Turku

Postal address:
Department of Finnish History
Kaivokatu 12
20 014 University of Turku
FINLAND

E-mail: timmyl@utu.fi


He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences in 2005 and his Habilitation from the same Institute in 2014. The current research interest include: the flow of technology between East and West during the Cold War, particularly in computing and pharmaceuticals, historical perspective on technological and industrial cooperation within COMECON. In 2011-2012 he was engaged with Making Europe research project as web editor of its virtual exhibit www.inventingeurope.eu. He is with ICOHTEC since 2002, and he serves as an administrator of its website since 2007. In 2008-2011 he was a member of Executive Committee. Further information can be found at his profile on academia.edu and wordpress.com. Slawomir also serves as Webmaster and, since 2007, has been maintaining the ICOHTEC website.

Postal address:
Institute for the History of Science
Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Nowy Swiat 72, pok. 9
00-330 Warszawa
POLAND

E-mail: s.lotysz@gmail.com

Vice-president:

Dick van Lente (1952) is associate professor in the cultural history of modern western societies, Faculty of History and Arts at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam,
The Netherlands.

  Dick van Lente  

Treasurer

Yoel Bergman is an associate Researcher at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv University and Senior Validation Engineer at Protalix Biotherapeutics.

 
   

Fields of interest: Cultural history of technology, history of publishing. Currently working on two book projects: one on the cultural impact of innovations in the Netherlands 1945-1970, the other, in cooperation with six colleagues, on the popular culture of nuclear power in eight countries.

I served on the editorial team that produced the six volume overview Geschiedenis van de techniek in Nederland in de negentiende eeuw (1992-1995) and contributed to the seventh volume (2003) of its
sequel, Techniek in Nederland in de twintigste eeuw, of which the last part will appear in translation at MIT in 2009. Together with Bert Altena I wrote the textbook Vrijheid en rede (2nd ed 2006), which appeared at Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht spring 2009 under the title Geschichte der westlichen Gesellschaften 1750-1989.

Together with Thomas Misa, I served as chair for the technology network of the European Social Science History Conference, 2002-2009.

E-mail: vanlente@fhk.eur.nl

Fields of interests: History of military technologies, technology and science and philosophy of technology.

My PhD dissertation, completed 2008, is titled “Development and production of smokeless military propellants in France 1884-1918”.Since then, I have published papers on the subject of Alfred Nobel and smokeless powders and also plan to extend my research on similar topics in American history. I have lately joined a project on physics and technology in the inter-war period. In engineering I have participated in the writing of an ISPE-GAMP guide on testing critical systems in the Life science industries.

Postal address:
Yoel Bergman
20 Haatzmaut St.
Herzliya 46789
ISRAEL

E-mail:
yoelb@protalix.com or bergm@post.tau.ac.il

   

Journal Editor

Hermione Giffard (1982) is a post-doctoral researcher in cultural history in the History and Art History department at Utrecht University,
The Netherlands.



   

Newsletter Editor

Stefan Poser, Ph.D., is a researcher and lecturer at Helmut-Schmidt University, Hamburg,
Germany.

  Stefan Poser
     

Her fields of interest include: History of production, history of industry, innovation/invention, transnational history, the public presentation of technological history, particularly in museums, and military history. Her PhD Dissertation focused on the early history of the jet engine in Britain, Germany and the United States. It will appear as a book Making Jet Engines in late 2016. She is currently researching the use of technology in the Third Reich.

E-mail: editor@icohtec.org

 

In his PhD. thesis at Berlin Free University (1996) he is dealing with the history of social museums. Technology and play is one of his main topics of research. Recently edited books: “Zukunft der Ingenieure”, concerning engineering and the Association of German Engineers, VDI Berlin (2006 – together with S. Brandt), “Kalkuliertes Risiko”, dealing with technology, play and risk (2006 – together with G. Gebauer et. al.), and the exhibition catalogue "Spiel mit Technik" (2006) of the German Museum of Technology in Berlin; the book analyses the playful approach to technology.

Since 2005 he is the editor of the ICOHTEC Newsletter.

 

E-mail: poser@hsu-hh.de

page updated : 21 June 2016    

 

 

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