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 monograph Östersjövägar (Baltic Sea Paths).

Kati Lindström 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) and adviser to the Estonian National Museum’s new exhibition on environmental history. 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.