Technology and the Making of Europe

8th Tensions of Europe Conference Athens (Greece), 7-10 September 2017: Call for papers

8 June 2016

The 2017 Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology. Central theme is ‘Borders and Technology.  The conference will be organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Foundation for the History of Technology.

Paper proposals can be submitted until February 15, 2017. The organizers aim for papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking and delinking that reinforced or challenged border delineations and demarcations, the relationship between borders and technologically-induced environmental crises and disasters, the virtualization of borders and the territories that they contain through the use of electronic and related technologies, geopolitics and technology, the redefinition of borders due to the use of technology (and vice versa), all the way from the production to the circulation and use of goods and commodities. One central aim is to cross-fertilize between disciplines. Therefore  contributions from a wide variety of historical disciplines as well as from fields like Migration and Border Studies, Migration History, Mobility History, etc, especially in connection to borders and migrations from, to and within Europe are welcomed.

Please find the full call for proposals here.