Welcome to Tensions of Europe


Technology and the Making of Europe

Tensions of Europe is the international scholarly network and hub for international research, education and outreach initiatives on Technology in European history. Founded in 1999, ToE explicitly includes social tensions in the making of technology and Europe, as well as Europe's transatlantic and (post)colonial connections.

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Building a new research agenda

ToE is a hub for international research projects. ToE also develops agenda-setting 'flagship' programs that engage with pressing societal and scholarly questions. The first ToE flagship program, initiated in 1999 in times of great European integration optimism, scrutinized Technology and European Integration, ca. 1850-2000. Today, in times of global crises and 'grand challenges', ToE builds a new flagship program: Technology and Societal Challenges, ca. 1815-2015.

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Other sponsors

Past and present activities of the Tensions of Europe network have been made possible by generous contributions of, among others:

Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR)

American Embassy The Hague
Amsterdam School for Social Science Research
Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund Sweden
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Deutsches Museum
Dutch Association of Insurers
Eindhoven University of Technology
European Commission

European Science Foundation
Fondazio Cassa di Risparmio di Torino
Fundacao da Faculdade de Ciencias e Technologia
Foundation for the History of Technology
Generalitat de Catalunya, Department dÚniversitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informacio
German Research Council (Darmstadt bijeenkomst)
Ministery of Economic Affairs, The Hague
Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
NW Posthumus Institute

Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI-NIRIA)
Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences (KNAW)
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Swiss National Science Foundation
University of Amsterdam
University of Sofia
University of Plovdiv
University of Turku
USA National Science Foundation
Visegrad Fund