People

Per Högselius (perho@kth.se, www.perhogselius.com, project leader) is a professor at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The study of East-West relations in the history of science, technology and environment has been one of his favourite themes for over twenty years. His PhD thesis and book The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe is a standard reference in studies of technology and society in the former Soviet bloc, while Red Gas: Russia and the Origins of European Energy Dependence won the 2014 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, awarded by the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). More recently he published Europe’s Infrastructure Transition: Economy, War, Nature (Palgrave Macmillan 2016, co-authored with Arne Kaijser and Erik van der Vleuten; part of the award-winning Making Europe book series), in which military history plays a major role. Högselius is also active as an author of popular history books and newspaper essays, including the monographs Östersjövägar (Baltic Sea Paths, 2007) and Döden på stranden (Death on the Beach, 2020).

Kati Lindström (kati.lindstrom@abe.kth.se and katilindstrom.com is a senior researcher at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH. Her research has focused on historical landscape development, cultural heritage and protection policies in inland seas. She served as deputy director of the international research initiative Neolithization and Modernization: Landscape History on East Asian Inland Seas (2005-2012; RIHN; Japan) and its comparative sub-project on the Baltic and North seas (SISJAC, UK. Lindström is also a founder and board member of the Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK), coordinator of the Baltic Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences network and the ESEH Regional Representative for the Baltic states. She has cooperated with several museums, including with the Estonian National Museum for its new permanent exhibition in 2016. She has also been active as a freelance journalist.

Anna Storm is a professor at the Department of Technology and Social Change at Linköping University, and a senior researcher at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH. Her research has centred on (post-)industrial landscapes, company towns, nuclear technology and politics of urban and industrial nature. Her doctoral dissertation Hope and Rust: Re-interpreting the industrial place in the late 20th century won the ICOHTEC Publication Prize for Young Scholars. She was also awarded the 2006 SHOT Robinson Prize. Her 2014 book Post-Industrial Landscape Scars was nominated for the Turku Book Award 2015. She is currently the PI of the multi-disciplinary research project Atomic Heritage goes Critical: Waste, Community and Nuclear Imaginaries.

Kadri Tüür is a senior scholar at Tallinn University and the University of Tartu. In 2017 she defended her PhD thesis in semiotics and cultural theory at the University of Tartu, entitled Semiotics of Nature Representations: The Case of Nature Writing. Apart from her participation in Cold War Coasts, where she focuses on the experience of the western Estonian islands, she is currently also involved in researching the history of the Estonian environmental movement. She is also a coordinator at the Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK).

Kaarel Vanamölder is a researcher and associate professor at Tallinn University. In 2012 he defended his PhD thesis in history at the University of Tartu, entitled Communications in the Swedish Baltic Sea Provinces in the End of the 17th Century. In 2013 he was awarded the Friedrich Puksoo Prize for his excellent research. In recent years his research has been increasingly oriented towards environmental history.

Kristīne Krumberga is a PhD student at the Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of Latvia. Having a background in human and cultural geography, her research interests have gravitated around landscape studies. Among other things, she has researched the historical development of coastal fishing landscapes in eastern Courland, landscape representations and the construction of national identity through amber-related symbolism. In her PhD project, she explores the development of Cold War military landscapes in Latvia from infrastructural and geo-ecological points of view and how this infrastructural legacy is present, presented and dealt with nowadays.