Who is Who


Wolfram Kaiser

Wolfram Kaiser (1966) is Professor of European Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth century European and world history and European politics including European integration past and present, political parties in Europe and the history of globalisation. His books include (with S. Krankenhagen and K. Poehls), Exhibiting Europe in Museums. Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives and Representations (Berghahn 2014); (ed. with A. Varsori) European Union History. Themes and Debates (Palgrave 2010), (ed. with B. Leucht and M. Gehler) Transnational Networks in Regional Integration. Governing Europe 1945-83 (Palgrave 2010), (ed. with B. Leucht and M. Rasmussen) The History of the European Union. Origins of a Trans- and Supranational Polity (Routledge 2009); Christian Democracy and the Origins of European Union (CUP 2007); Using Europe, Abusing the Europeans. Britain and European Integration, 1945-63 (Palgrave 1999). He has also published widely in leading peer-reviewed historical and social science journals.

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Johan Schot (Series editor)

Johan Schot is Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, and professor of history of technology and sustainability transitions. He is also Research Director of the Foundation for the History of Technology at the Technical University Eindhoven. He is one of the founders of the Tensions of Europe Network and he was its chairs from 2000-2013. In 2009 Johan Schot was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). From September 2010 until July 2011 he worked as a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in Wassenaar, writing and editing a six-volume book series (see www.makingeurope.eu). The book series, entitled Making Europe: Technology and Transformation 1850-2000, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013-2015. Based on the book series he initiated and leads the establishment of the European Science and Technology Museum Inventing Europe (see www.inventingeurope.eu)

His work ranges from history of technology, science and technology studies, technology assessment and transition studies with a focus on sustainable development issues.
Recent publications
Johan Schot and Frank Schipper, 'Experts and European Transport Integration 1945-1958, Journal of European Public Policy (2011), 18 (2), 274-293.
Technology and the Making of the Netherlands: The Age of Contested Modernization, 1890-1970. Edited by Johan Schot, Harry Lintsen and Arie Rip. The MIT Press copublished with Walberg Pers, 2010.
Transitions to Sustainable Development. By John Grin, Jan Rotmans, Johan Schot, in collaboration with Frank Geels and Derk Loorbach. Routledge, 2010.
Kiran Klaus Patel and Johan Schot, 'Twisted Paths to European Integration: Comparing Agriculture and Transport Policies in a Transnational Perspective', Contemporary European History (2011), 20 (4), 383-403.
Johan Schot and Vincent Lagendijk, 'Technocratic Internationalism in the Interwar Years: Building Europe on Motorways and Electricity Networks', Journal of Modern European History (2008), 6 (2), 196-216.
Th.J. Misa and J.W. Schot, 'Inventing Europe: Technology and the Hidden Integration of Europe', History and Technology (2005), 21 (1), 1-20.



Anna Bara

Anna Bara is a PhD researcher at the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She studied history at the Novosibirsk State University in Russia. She obtained a Master Degree in Eastern European History from the Central European University in Budapest and Master of Research from the European University Institute. During her five months stage at the European Commission, she worked at the Lisbon Strategy Task Force of the Secretary General. Her duties were to follow-up activities carried-out by the Committee of Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee. In 2010-2011, she became a research assistant to the project Technology in the Making of Twentieth Century Europe with research focus on transport. She was responsible for finding relevant documents in the Historical Archives of the European Union to the Governance volume of the Making Europe book series. She is also involved in education at the American Studies Association in Florence, Italy. 

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Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast

Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast heads the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies (ZIP) at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) - Germany and the Graduate College for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies. An economist and economic historian, she completed her habilitation on European history (with a focus on economic history) from the University of Siegen in 2013 through her work, “Zwischen Hammer und Amboss – Konzepte und Praxis wirtschaftlicher Integration in Ostmitteleuropa von der Zwischenkriegszeit bis zur Gegenwart.” She has published on economic and social history especially of Central and Eastern Europe including such topics as economic integration process, East-West economic relationship during the Cold War and economic nationalism, business history and history of technology as well as European frontier regions. Her books include: Stahlgiganten in der sozialistischen Transformation. Nowa Huta in Krakau, EKO in Eisenhüttenstadt und Kunčice in Ostrava, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz-Verlag 2010; (ed. with J. Günther): Willkommene Investoren oder nationaler Ausverkauf? Ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Ostmitteleuropa im 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag 2006; (ed. with T. Lorenz, U. Müller and K. Stokłosa): Soziale Konflikte und nationale Grenzen in Ostmitteleuropa. Wałbrzych: Wind Books and Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag 2006;  (with K. Stokłosa): Geteilte Städte an Oder und Neiße. Frankfurt (Oder) - Słubice, Guben - Gubin und Görlitz - Zgorzelec 1945-1995, Berlin 2000.


Suzanne Lommers

Suzanne Lommers works for the Foundation for the History of Technology. Since mid-2012 she is the project manager of Inventing Europe, the first Euroepan Digital Museum for Science & Technology. In 2011 she started her work for this project as one of the web editors and as caretaker of its education and communication side. Suzanne is particularly interested in the educative connection the Virtual Exhibit makes between cultural heritage collections, science, a broader general audience, and higher education. Additionally, she is responsible for the communications side of the Making Europe book project. Suzanne obtained her Ph.D from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2012, which is published as Europe – On Air: Interwar Projects for Radio Broadcasting  with Amsterdam University Press. She holds an MSc degree in Economic and Historical Studies from Utrecht University (2003) for which she spent half a year at the Università degli Studi di Bologna in Italy. After her masters she has worked as Assistant Planning and Purchase Manager at the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht and as a junior researcher at the Research Institute for Culture and History, Utrecht University, on the history of the Royal Dutch Shell.


Frank Schipper

Frank Schipper (1976) is a lecturer in sustainable innovation at the School of Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology. He previously worked as a lecturer in economic history at the Institute for History of Leiden University. In 2011-2012 he stayed at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. for 7 months as a fellow in economic and social history for the project “Transatlantic tourism: American visitors to Europe in the long 20th century.” His current research and teaching concern the history of technology, in particular of mobility and infrastructures. He writes occasional columns for the website Next Generation Infrastructures on a wide range of infrastructure-related topics. 


Frank defended his thesis Driving Europe: Building Europe on Roads in the Twentieth Century in September 2008. He holds two MA degrees from Leiden University, one in Political Science with a specialization in comparative politics, the other in Latin American Studies with a specialization in history.

Frank is a member of the Tensions of Europe network, the Society for the History of Technology and the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. He also participates in the research program Globalisation, technological change and economic developmentof the Dutch-Flemish N.W. Posthumus Institute for economic and social history.


Peter Svík

Peter Švík (1981) graduated from the political sciences department of Comenius University in Bratislava. Currently he is a PhD student at the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. His main research interest is the history of European integration, Cold War studies, and contemporary Central European history. In his PhD-thesis he focuses on the non-military cooperation within the Brussels Treaty Organization. He is also preparing a new post-doc project aimed at East-West technology transfer in the civil aviation sector between the 1944 Chicago convention and the fall of the Berlin Wall.  He published various articles and reviews. Most recently: 'The Hague Congress and Beyond. The Attitudes of Czechoslovak Exiles towards Europe in the Early 1950s.' In Le « Congrès de l’Europe » à La Haye (1948-2008). Edited by Guieu, Jean-Michel & Le Dréau, Chritophe. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2009, p. 243-252.