Meet the officers of ICOHTEC


Slawomir LotyszSławomir Łotysz is Professor at the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.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. His current research interests include: the flow of technology between East and West during the Cold War, 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 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, and in 2013-2017 served as Secretary General. He also serves as Webmaster and, since 2007, has been maintaining the ICOHTEC website.

How to reach me:

Institute for the History of Science
Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Nowy Swiat 72, pok. 9
00-330 Warszawa
E-mail: s.lotysz[at]


Yoel Bergman is an associate Researcher at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv University. Fields of interests: History of military technologies, technology and science and philosophy of technology.

After my doctorate (2008) on a French technological issue 1884-1918, my research continues, publishing periodically on historic US and French technologies, on Alfred Nobel and on the history of US and EU computers regulations in the life-science industry.

How to reach me:

Yoel Bergman
20 Haatzmaut St.
Herzliya 4678934

E-mail: yoelb062[at] or bergm[at]



Stefan PoserStefan Poser, Ph.D., is a researcher and lecturer at Helmut-Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany. He is a historian of technology and vice chair of the history group of the Association of German Engineers, VDI, in Berlin. In his PhD thesis at Berlin Free University (1996) he is dealing with the history of social museums. His main fields of research are the societal handling of technology-based risks and the playful approach to technology. At time he participates in an international research project on the history of plastics of Universidade Lisboa, Universiteit Maastricht, and Helmut Schmidt Universität, Hamburg.

Recently published: ICON’s special issue on playing with technology, dedicated to sports and leisure (guest editor together with Hans-Joachim Braun) published in 2014 (ICON, vol. 19), and a monograph on playing with technology in the 19th and 20th centuries “Glücksmaschinen und Maschinenglück” 2016.
He is a member of ICOHTEC since 1998, served as Newsletter Editor from 2005 to 2017, as chair of the Maurice Daumas Prize Committee 2016 – 2017 and was elected as Secretary General in 2017.

How to reach me:

E-mail: poser[at]



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

How to reach me:

Department of Finnish History
Kaivokatu 12
20 014 University of Turku

E-mail: timmyl[at]

Journal Editor

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

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.

How to reach me:

E-mail: editor[at]

Newsletter Editor

Francesco Gerali (bio will be uploaded soon)


How to reach me:

E-mail: fgerali[at]





page updated : 18 January 2018