Guests at the Division 2020
Every year we welcome several visiting scholars and other academic staff. Some come to teach in courses or in other ways collaborate with us, others come mainly do their own research. One thing they all have in common is that they become a big part of the Division.
||January to March|
Beatriz Martinez Ruiz is a historian of science from Spain working in Paris on her doctoral thesis in the project “Salt, Vessels and Maps: the Discovery of the Mediterranean Salt Giant” that Peder is involved in. Her research project is framed in the ETN SaltGiant, a scientific project that aims to study a particular geological feature of the Mediterranean’s seafloor (official website: https://www.saltgiant-etn.com and the ESR’s blog: thesaltgiantfellowship.wordpress.com ).
"From my side, as the historian of the ETN, my goal is to add a historical perspective to their current researches. Thus, in my PhD project, I’m studying how the Mediterranean seafloor was constructed as a new space (maybe a new environment or territory, we could even say?), becoming a disputed arena where scientific research, industrial interests and political concerns entangled and influenced one upon the others during the 1960s and 1970s. More precisely, I'm exploring how marine geosciences in France, Italy and the USA were related to, and depended on, the oil industry’s activities, national political agendas, and international scientific programs (such as the American-led Deep Sea Drilling Project); while constructing along their development the Mediterranean's seafloor. I’m especially interested in science and diplomacy, geopolitics in the seas and the development of earth sciences, particularly during the cold war."
|January to May|
|Andrei Stsiapanau is a Belarussian researcher lecturing on nuclear technopolitics in Lithuania, and he is a guest in the Nuclear Waters project.||January to June|