Sławomir Łotysz and Magdalena Zdrodowska PL

CESSE Conference / Papers / THE NOISE AND THE CITY – MANAGING SOUND POLLUTION IN WARSAW IN THE 1930S / Sławomir Łotysz (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Magdalena Zdrodowska (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) / 11:00-11:20 

SŁAWOMIR ŁOTYSZ – professor in the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. Trained as an architect, he earned his Ph.D. and habilitation in history of technology. Author of 3 books and numerous papers on history of inventiveness. Received Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship (2004), Charles Price Fellowship from Chemical Heritage Foundation (2007-08), Andrew Mellon Fellowship from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (Wassenaar, 2014-15). He is the President of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) until 2021. His research interests include West-East technology flow during the Cold War, environmental history of interwar Poland.

MAGDALENA ZDRODOWSKA – assistant professor in the Institute of Audiovisual Arts of the Jagiellonian University, Poland. Earned her master degrees in anthropology, and film and media studies, and doctorate in arts. Author of Telewizja na pograniczach (Television on the Borderlands), 2013. Was a visiting researcher at York University, Toronto (2011), Gallaudet University, Washington (2014), and Rochester Institute of Technology (2017). Her current research interests focus on intersections of history of technology, sound studies, deaf studies, and disability studies. Conducts a research project: The telephone, moving pictures, and cyborgs: mutual relations of the technology and d/Deaf communities in 20th and 21st century.