Technology and the Making of Europe

Fellow 2015

Natialia Linitskaya was awarded the Karen Freeze Fellowship 2015 to support her research project The Tractor Plant Housing Estate in Minsk as a Place of Identity Construction, 1946-1960s Politics in Cyprus through technological networks and infrastructures in the 20th century. The fellowship was  announced by Erik van der Vleuten at the Tensions of Europe Conference in Stockholm.

 Natalia Linitskaya is a scholar who comes from the Republic of Belarus. She is working as a PhD student at the Institute of World History, Seminar of General and Comparative History at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). Her research focuses on the housing estate of the tractor plant in Minsk as a way of life under socialism and a site of construction of soviet Belarusian identity from 1946 until the 1960s. In her research Linitskaya connects urban history with the history of technology. The Karen Freeze Fellowship is important for the final stages of her project and hopefully will bring the history of technology to Belarus in the future.