Michiel Bron is a PhD-candidate in the project Managing Scarcity and Sustainability. His research focuses on the involvement of oil companies in the development of nuclear energy in the age of scarcity, focussing on the 1970s. During September-October 2022, Michiel is a Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Graduate Research Fellow at the American Institute of Physics. In 2021, he received a research grant from the Comité d’Histoire de l’Électricité et de l’Énergie (EDF). In his blog, Michiel discusses the relatively unknown shared history of the oil and nuclear industries.
How can you tell the difference between a refugee and an economic migrant? Are migrants most loyal to their places of origin or their host states? Brigitte Le Normand explains why we are asking the wrong questions, drawing on her research for Citizens Without Borders: Yugoslavia and Its Migrant Workers in Western Europe. Brigitte is an associate professor in the History Department. Last year her book Citizens without Borders: Yugoslavia and Its Migrant Workers in Western Europe appeared with the University of Toronto Press.
Lea Beiermann, PhD candidate at FASoS, works in the History Department and is a member of the MUSTS research group. Her NWO-funded PhD project looks at the history of microscopy in the mid-nineteenth century. In her blog, Lea deals with how microscope-using scientists started to share and preserve their slides during the mid-nineteenth century, and the kind of work that went into that.