Fabian Zimmer Wins Award for Master's Thesis
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Fabian Zimmer, who has won the Georg Agricola Society's Young Investigators Award for 2017, for his Master’s thesis "Fortschritt & Verlust. Narrative der Wasserkraft in Schweden 1900–1920" (Progress & Loss. Narratives of hydroelectricity in Sweden, 1900–1920).
The Georg Agricola Society for the History of Science and Technology awards two versions of the prize each year to the top Bachelor's/Master's thesis and for the best dissertation/habilitation. Fabian’s work was noted for its interdisciplinary approach; bridging various historiographical disciplines from architectural, to environmental, to cultural history and the history of technology.
Christian Zumbrägel, a former researcher in residence at the Deutsches Museum who’s work also focuses on hydropower issues, won the prize for his dissertation.