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Guests at the Division 2023

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 to do their own research. One thing they all have in common is that they become a big part of the Division.

Carolina Granado

Carolina Granado, is a PhD candidate at the Institut d’Historia de la Ciència at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (iHC, UAB). Her academic background is in Physics and Mathematics, which she studied at UAB in 2017. In 2020, she completed a Master's degree in history and philosophy of science at the Université de Paris (VII, Diderot).

Her research focuses on the establishment of the global assessment on climate change and the role of experts during the period from 1985 to 1992. Specifically, she have studied the role of the Swedish climatologist Bert Bolin in the establishment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). From now on, she will also explore the Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases, an institution that existed between 1986 and 1990 and had a key role in the politicization of the climate change issue. Stockholm was an important place for this organization, as a significant part of its work was coordinated by Gordon Goodman from the Stockholm Environmental Institute. Her research interests include the history of climate science, the relationships between scientists, experts, and politics, science and diplomacy, and science and gender.

During her stay at KTH Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, she will be working with Sverker Sörlin and Eric Paglia. She will also be visiting The Center for the History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), which hosts the KVA archives.

Period: May to June

Luca Thanei

Luca Thanei is a doctoral student at the Chair for the History of Technology at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He focuses on near-Earth space as a resource for space-based technologies. More specifically, he investigates specific historical events between 1970 and 2010 in which space agencies’ modeling of this resource turned out to be deficient. The doctoral studies are supervised by Prof. David Gugerli (ETH) and Prof. Sabine Höhler (KTH).

From January to September 2023, he will visit the Division of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH. While at KTH, he will be affiliated with the project “The Mediated Planet: Claiming Data for Environmental SDGs” and will be working on a chapter investigating how the unexpected data from a radar test in the late 1970s began reshaping the prevailing perception of near-Earth space as a resource. 

Period: January to September

Belongs to: Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment
Last changed: May 04, 2023