From 1998-2004, more than 150 researchers joined forces to probe the possibilities for long-term international research collaboration on nine potential research themes, reflecting various facets of the European history of technology. To this end, each theme group performed literature reviews, organized workshops, and presented their results and research proposals at the First Tensions of Europe conference in Budapest, in 2004.

For each theme we collected the information as presented on the old Tensions of Europe website in one PDF file. This includes information about the theme, the project members, schedules, workshops, etc.