Slawomir Lotysz is a historian of technology based at the University of Zielona Gora, Poland. His research interests include the history of inventiveness, and the development of technology and industrial cooperation in Eastern Europe before the fall of Berlin Wall. He is a member of International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) and one of its officers. He is a past fellow of Chemical Heritage Foundation and Kosciuszko Foundation. Slawomir received his PhD from the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences in 2005, where he is currently finishing his habilitation thesis.
Tours by this Curator
With sewing machines, European learned to buy, dress, and copy and steal in new ways.
How did people come to trust artificial foods? And was that trust deserved?
Read how recyclng went from being a wartime necessity to and everyday practice
New technologies and new mobility meant new possibilities - and problems - for going on holiday.
Read how Europe's East-West gas network took shape in the middle of the Cold War
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From WWII to the Cold War, the humble tractor became tool for politics.
World Exhibitions displayed Europe for the world's eyes - and not everyone like what they saw
Where does Europe really end?
Follow the development of technical education across Europe
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