Who is Who
Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (1972) is a research associate at Centre for History and Culture of East Central Europe at the University Leipzig (GWZO), Germany. 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.HomepageCurriculum Vitae
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 (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.HomepageCurriculum Vitae
Johan Schot (Series editor)
Johan Schot is professor in social history of technology at Eindhoven University of Technology, and scientific director of the Foundation for the History of Technology. He also co-directs the Foundation for Systems Innovation (KSI). Johan Schot was the program leader of the National Research Program on the History of Technology in the Netherlands in the 20th century. This program included the publication of a series of seven volumes, Ph. D. theses, monographs, and scientific and popular articles, and contributions to exhibitions, policy workshops and websites for teaching. Together with Kurt Fischer he is co-founder of the Greening of Industry Network and project leader of several EU funded international projects. Johan Schot is also chairing the network ‘Tensions of Europe, Technology and the Making of Europe’. In 2002 the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded him under the Innovational Research Incentives scheme for talented scholars (highest category) a research grant to establish his own research program (see www.tie-project.nl). 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, provisionally entitled Making Europe: Technology and Transformation 1850-2000, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.
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.
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.HomepageCurriculum Vitae
Suzanne Lommers is owner of PureConnect and works for the Foundation for the History of Technology. She is one of the web editors of the Inventing Europe Virtual Exhibit and also takes care of the education and communication side of this project. She is particularly interested in the educative connection the Virtual Exhibit makes between cultural heritage collections, science, and a broader general audience. She obtained a 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.Homepage
Frank Schipper is a lecturer in economic history at the Institute for History of Leiden University, and has a background in Latin American Studies, political sciences and history of technology. He obtained his PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology in September 2008, when he defended Driving Europe: Building Europe on Roads in the Twentieth Century. Most of his work relates to the history of infrastructure from a transnational perspective, and to road and telegraph networks in particular. His teaching reflects these research interests and concerns: economic history, European integration, history of technology, mobility history, and social history. Frank writes columns on the everyday experience of infrastructures for Next Generation Infrastructures.
During the academic year 2011-2012, Frank will be a fellow in Economic and Social History at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. for six months, to work on the research project "Transatlantic Tourism: American visitors to Europe in the long twentieth century".Homepage
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.