Slawomir Lotysz

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

Sewing for
a Living

With sewing machines, European learned to buy, dress, and copy and steal in new ways.

'Real' Processed

How did people come to trust artificial foods? And was that trust deserved?

Waste Not
Want Not

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.

The 'Brotherhood

Read how Europe's East-West gas network took shape in the middle of the Cold War

Feast or

Rail networks not only deliver, they can also take away...

Making Rules
for Penicillin

Developed during the Second World War, penicillin has long been caught up in processes beyond medicine.

The Railway

Russian tracks are 89mm wider than their neighbours. When borders move, what do the tracks do?

The Humble

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

Islands and

Where does Europe really end?

Architecture of

Follow the development of technical education across Europe

High-tech Cold

Read how high-tech goods crossed the Iron Curtain - or didn't.