Stathis Arapostathis

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Education

10/2001- 11/2006 University of Oxford- Faculty of Modern History

                  D. Phil Thesis: ‘Consulting Engineers in the British Electric Light and                  

                  Power Industry, c 1880-1914’ (awarded November 2006)

Supervisor: Prof. Robert Fox

                  Examiners: Prof. Crosbie Smith, University of Kent

                                     Dr. Anna Guagnini, University of Bologna


6/2000             University of California at Berkeley,

7th International Summer School in the History of Modern Science and Technology

                

 1996-1999   National University of Athens - Department of History and Philosophy of Science

             MA (Distinction) in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

                     

 1990-1996   Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Department of Physics

                    BSc Physics

 

Academic Posts

04/2015- to date, University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Assistant Professor of History of Science and Technology


09/2017-to date, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and                                        Biotechnology

Adjunct Lecturer (fixed term), MSc in Toxicology

Postgraduate Module: Toxicology, Society and Bioethics (emphasis on Governance)  


02/2016-05/2016 Fulbright Fellow, Law School, Centre of Science and Innovation Studies, University of California at Davis (UC Davis) 


12/2015 - 06/2018, Democretian University of Thrace, Greece

Adjunct Lecturer (fixed term), MSc Programme in Environmental Studies and Education

Postgraduate Module: Environmental Knowledge and its Social Shaping


01/2012- 04/2015, University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology


10/2012- to date, Hellenic Open University, Programme of European Civilisation

Adjunct Lecturer (fixed term)

 

1/3/2012- 1/3/2016 University of Cardiff, Low Carbon Research Institute

Visiting Fellow


2/5/2011- 20/1/2012, Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture, Low Carbon Research Institute

            Research Associate

            EPRC Funded Project: Transition Pathways in Low Carbon Economy

Historical case studies of the energy sector: electricity and gas

Historically informed policy for low carbon transition pathways

 

1/5/2011- 31/8/2011 Douglas Bryne Fellowship, Oxford University

‘Scholar in residence’ in the Marconi Collection and the History of  Science Museum


10/2010-31/12/2011, University of Leeds, Philosophy Department- Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science.

                            Visiting Fellow


10/2010- 1/5/2011University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences

            Technology and Innovation Studies Researcher

            Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project: Realizing the Potential?

UKERC funded project; Participants: School of Geosciences and Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh; SPRU, University of Sussex; Energy and Technology Policy Unit, Imperial College

History of the UK Natural Gas Network, 1960-2010: Uncertain Transitions and Transitional Uncertainties

Historically Informed Reconstructions on Technological Analogues to CCS technological system

 

9/2007- 9/2010            University of Leeds, Philosophy Department- Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science.

                        Research Fellow

AHRC funded Project: ‘Owning and Disowning Invention: Intellectual Property and Authority in Science and Technology in Britain 1870-1930

 

Educational Experience

4/2015-to date Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology

 Undergraduate Modules: 

              1) Science, Technology, Society

              2) Science and Technology Policy

              3) History of Technology

              4) Law Science and Technology

              5) Environment, Science and Technology

Postgraduate Modules: 

               1) History of Technology

               2) Law, Science and Technology: Intellectual Property and the Making of Science and                             Technology from History to Policy Concerns

               3) Governance, Technosciences and Democracy

               4) Environment, Science and Technology 

               5) Science and Technology Policy


1/2012- 4/2015 Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology

            Undergraduate modules: 1) History of Technology; 2) History of Science and Technology Policy; 3) Special Issues in History of Technology (STS oriented module); 4) Special Issues in History of Technology II; 5) Science, Technology, Society

            Post graduate modules: 1) History of Technology (Spring 2013) ; 2) Science, Technology and Society( Fall 2013, Fall 2014); 3) Science,Technology and Environment (Spring 2013);  4) Law, Science and Technology (Spring 2014) 5) Science and Technology Policy (Fall 2014)

 

12/2015 - to date, Democretian University of Thrace, Greece

Adjunct Professor (fixed term), MSc Programme in Environmental Studies and Education

Postgraduate Module: Environmental Knowledge and its Social Shaping

Series Lectures on: Governance of Energy and Environmental Technologies; Experts vs Non Experts: Civil Society and Environmental Conflicts; Regulatory Science, Toxicity, Expertise and the Governance of Technosciences


10/2013- to date, Adjuct Lecturer in  the Hellenic Open University

Undergraduate module: History and Philosophy of Science


11/2012- 06/2015, University Tutor, History of Science, Further Education Programme, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


1/3/2007- 30/6/2007 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens- Department of History and

                     Philosophy of Science                                            

  Teaching Assistant in the module ‘Introduction to the History of Technology’


December 2006, University of Thessaly, Department of Computing Engineering, Invited speaker, Lecture title: ‘Histories of Innovations, Failures and Technological Changes in the Information Era’


4/11/2004, Oxford University, Modern History Faculty

Invited Seminar: ‘Innovations, Engineering Practices and Roles in Consulting: The Case of John Hopkinson, 1878-1898’, Themes and Problems in the History of Science and Technology (Seminar Series).


Research Projects


23 June 2017- 22 June 2021, Cost Action CA 16202, International Network to Encourage the Use of Monitoring and Forecasting Dust Products

- Co-investigator

- Member of the Management Committee


1/2016- to the present Co-investigator in the project History of Nuclear Energy and Society (HoNESt)

Experts, Civil Society, Techno-politics and the ‘Nuclearlity’ of Greece 1960 to the present (http://www.honest2020.eu/)


2014-present, Intellectual ‘Property’, Industrial Culture and the Politics of Invention in 20TH Century Greece

Research Network Member, Project: Patent Diversity


2012-present General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Greece, Programme for post-doctoral fellowships

Principal Investigator, Project: Techno-sciences on Trial: Courts, Experts and Culture in post-War Greece, 1950-2010


2/5/2011- 20/1/2012, Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture, Low Carbon Research Institute

Research Associate

EPRC Funded Project: Transition Pathways in Low Carbon Economy

Historical case studies of the energy sector: electricity and gas

Historically informed policy for low carbon transition pathways


10/2010- 1/5/2011University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences

Technology and Innovation Studies Researcher

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project: Realizing the Potential?

UKERC funded project; Participants: School of Geosciences and Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh; SPRU, University of Sussex; Energy and Technology Policy Unit, Imperial College

• History of the UK Natural Gas Network, 1960-2010: Uncertain Transitions and Transitional Uncertainties

• Historically Informed Reconstructions on Technological Analogues to CCS technological system

• History and Politics of Carbon Capture Technologies.


3/9/2007-31-/9/2010 University of Leeds- Department of Philosophy

Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Post-doc Research Fellow

Research Project: ‘Owning and Disowning Invention: Intellectual Property, Authority and Identity in the British Science and Technology, 1880-1920’.

  • History of Intellectual Property in Science and Technology


1/1/2007- 30/6/2010 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Associate Researcher

Member of the research network ‘Inventing Europe: Technology and the Making of Europe, 1850 to the present’ http://www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/programmes/inventing-europe.html

Member of the research project ‘Technologies of Network Interfaces: The International Links of Greece’s power and communication infrastructure’, ‘Eurocrit: The emergence and governance of critical transnational European Infrastructures’ (http://www.eurocrit.eu/index.html).

Eurocrit Project Director: Arne Kaijser, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.


1/1/1999- 31/6/1999 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NUA) - Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Junior Researcher

Research project on the history of educational institutions in the Greek speaking areas from 15th to the end of 19th centuries

Project leaders: Prof. Kostas Gavroglu, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Prof. Dimitris Dialetis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


1/1/1998-31/6/1998 National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

Junior Researcher

Research project on the history of scientific instruments in Greek educational institutions from the late 18th to the Second World War

Archival research and data compilation

Participation in the initial stage of the construction of the Virtual museum of the History of Scientific Instruments (www.weblab.gr/hasi).

Project Leaders: Dr Efthymios Nikolaidis (NHRF)

Prof. Michalis Assimakopoulos (NTUA)