Nicolas Chachereau, a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST) in the College of Humanities, has won a prestigious Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
He will use the grant to lead a project on the political and environmental history of oil in Switzerland at the Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Lab (LARHRA) at Université de Lyon, France.
Entitled « Des oléoducs et des raffineries en débat: essor du pétrole et controverses politiques, sociales et environnementales dans la Suisse des années 1960 » (“Debating pipelines and refineries. The rise of oil and political, social and environmental controversies in 1960s Switzerland”), Chachereau’s project will address unanswered questions about the historical emergence of energy systems and transitions. Specifically, he aims to improve our understanding of the rise of oil dependence in post-WWII Switzerland, and will focus on the development of 1960s oil pipelines and refineries in particular.
Congratulations to Nicolas for having been selected to receive this fellowship!