Spyros Tzokas

Dr. Spyros Tzokas is a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH for the Project ARCHERS: Advancing Young Researchers’ Human Capital in Cutting Edge Technologies in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and the Tackling of Societal Challenges, is funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The research addresses the Policies of Protection of Industrial Property in Greece during the 20th century. He received his Ph.D degree in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Department of Humanities Social Sciences & Law, School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens in 2011 and his dissertation is entitled On the social construction of the technical objectivity: The formative period of Greek engineering, late 19th – early 20th century. His research lies in the fields of History and Sociology of Science & Technology (HSST), Science-Technology-Society/Studies (STS) connecting with the following subject areas: Engineering Studies, Expertise Studies, Material Culture Studies, Economic and Social History, Labour History, History of Industrialization & Innovation, Borders-Migration-Technology Studies, Digital Humanities, Industrial Archaeology, Environmental Studies and Critical Studies of Science & Technology. In his work, the comparative and cross – (trans)national historical and historiographical aspects of Science & Technology are linked with the Economic, Social and Cultural issues, cutting across the Greek, Mediterranean and the European regional characteristics and particularities (19th–20th centuries).


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