Hiroki Shin

Dr Hiroki Shin is a Research Fellow at the Science Museum London and Birkbeck College, University of London, and is the co-investigator of the MCE project. For the follow-on project ‘Communicating Material Cultures of Energy’, he is acting as the principal investigator. Hiroki’s primary focus is on the comparative history of energy in Britain and Japan, particularly with reference to the disruption theme. He is also involved in facilitating public engagement with the museum sector, working with our Science Museum partners. After completing his PhD on the social history of money in modern Britain, at the University of Cambridge, he has worked on projects related to transport and energy history at the University of York and University of Manchester. His interests relate specifically to the interaction between tangible and intangible commodities (money, mobility and energy) and their consumers. Publications include: ‘Mobility under Pressure: Civilian Rail Traffic in Britain during WWII’, in H. Shin, S. Majima and Y. Tanaka (eds.), Moving Around: People, Things and Practices in Consumer Culture (Forum for History of Consumer Culture, 2015); ‘The Art of Advertising Railways: Organization and Coordination in Britain’s Railway Marketing, 1860-1910’, in Business History (2014); ‘Paper Money, the Nation, and the Suspension of Cash Payments in 1797’, in Historical Journal (2015).

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