Biography:

In the past Stathis Arapostathis has collaborated on articles with Yannis Fotopoulos. One of their most recent publications is Electrical technoscience and physics in transition, 1880–1920. Which was published in journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.

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Stathis Arapostathis's Articles: (2)

Electrical technoscience and physics in transition, 1880–1920

AbstractThis paper examines the shifting relationship between the academic disciplines of physics and electrical engineering in Britain c.1900, focusing on their shared engagement with new electrical technologies of lighting, power, and telecommunications. It examines these disciplines’ common cultures of patenting before the Great War, showing how “electricians” in these intersecting domains used patents to secure financial support and protection for their innovations. However, this common culture was put under strain by the attempts of physicists such as Oliver Lodge, to decouple their electrical researches from technological matters in order to pursue an agenda of so-called “pure science.” This campaign was made especially difficult by the strategic focus on “applied science” that emerged during the Great War. We show how a newly legitimized programme of state funding for electrical research both during and after the war led to academic physics and electrical engineering dropping their reliance on patenting by the 1920s, and in the process becoming autonomous sciences—each erasing stories of their former collaboration from disciplinary memories.

Original Research PaperBranching points and transition pathways in the Greek Natural Gas Regime, 1966–2016

Highlights•Presents analysis of the governance, processes and branching points of two natural gas transitions in Greece.•Transition 1: a state-led pathway from early plans and visions to technological infrastructures.•Transition 2: a pathway towards governance logics heavily influenced by market-oriented priorities.•During the financial crisis, powerful transnational actors reconfigured regime dynamics.•Shows the value for transition studies of acknowledging the potential influence of transnational actors and their visions.

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