Sławomir Łotysz



Sławomir Łotysz

Academic title(s)

Dr. (Hab.)


Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences




ul. Nowy Swiat 72, p. A09

Zip code

00-330 Warszawa




+48 605 224 326

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Short biography

Sławomir Łotysz is a professor at  the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, where he defended his Ph.D. (2005) and Habilitation (2014). In 2011-12 he took part in Making Europe research project as one of the editors of the virtual exhibit http://www.inventingeurope.eu. Since 2002 he has been with the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), serving Secretary General (2013-17). In 2017 he has been elected the President.

Recent publications

– Unknown image of the reality of the occupation: The issue of rubber plant cultivation in recollections of Auschwitz female prisoners, farmers and children (text in Polish: Nieznany obraz rzeczywistości okupacyjnej: Kwestia uprawy roślin kauczukodajnych we wspomnieniach więźniarek Auschwitz, rolników i dzieci). „Kultura Współczesna”. 2 (2017): 66-81.
– Sailors and syphilis on Europe’s waterways. International Health Organizations and the Rhine Commissions, c. 1900-1953. „Hygiea Internationalis“. Vol. 13 No. 1 (2016): 49-64
– 89mm From Europe: Mediating Railway Mobility on Russia’s Western Peripheries, in Simone Fari, Massimo Moraglio (ed.). „Peripheral Flows. A Historical Perspective on Mobilities between Cores and Fringes“. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. ​ISBN 978-1-4438-9048-9​. pp. 100-126.
– A ‘Lasting Memorial’ to the UNRRA? Implementation of the Penicillin Plant Programme in Poland, 1946–1949. „ICON: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology“. Vol. 20 No. 2 (2014): 70-91.
– Tailored to the Times: The Story of Casimir Zeglen’s Silk Bullet-Proof Vest. “Arms & Armour”, Vol. 11 No. 2 (2014): 164-86. DOI 10.1179/1741612414Z.00000000040
– Controlling the Production and Distribution of Drugs in Communist Poland. „Medicina nei Secoli“. Vol. 26 No. 2 (2014): 519-556.

Role in Tensions of Europe


Research interests

Health, Mobilty, Waste and Reuse