- The Certificate-granting Ceremony of the Fellowship for Young International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014 at IHNS, CAS
On 27th June, 2014, the certificate-granting ceremony of the Fellowship for "Young International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences" was held in the room 510 of the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS. Professor Baichun Zhang, Director of IHNS, awarded the certificate of the "the Fellowship for Young International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences" to Dr. Per Högselius. Professor Liu Yidong, chief of Center for the Study on the Development Strategies of Individual Disciplines, chaired the ceremony.
Per Högselius is Associate Professor at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He holds an MSc degree in Engineering Physics, a PhD degree in Innovation Studies, and a Docent (habilitation) degree in History of Science and Technology. His research primarily focuses on the history of energy and infrastructures in international perspective. His latest book is Red Gas: Russia and the Origins of European Energy Dependence (Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series, 2013).
After the certificate-granting ceremony, Per gave a lecture entitled “The Hidden Integration of Eurasia: East-West Relations in the History of Technology”. “East” and “West” have long been prominent geographical notions in the history of technology. The historical literature that claims to deal with comparisons or connections between East and West from a technological point of view is fairly rich. Per attempted to succinctly summarize or synthesize the main findings in his lecture.