Technology and the Making of Europe



Inventing Europe closing conference in conjunction with the 4th Tensions of Europe Plenary Conference 

Sofia University, Bulgaria, 17-20 June 2010



Inventing Europe General Meeting in conjunction with SHOT Annual Meeting 2008 and "Inventing Europe" Scientific Committee meeting (11 October)

Lisbon, Portugal,  9-12 October 2008



Inventing Europe Launch Conference

Rotterdam, the Netherlands,  7-10 June 2007

Launch of Inventing Europe Technology and the Making of Europe, 1850 to the Present European Science Foundation EUROCORES Programme and Third Plenary Conference of the Tensions of Europe Network 



Technology and Rethinking European Borders 

Lappeenranta, Finland, 25-28 May 2006

Second Plenary Conference Tensions of Europe Network and Launching of the Tensions of Europe Research Program

This conference focused on technical change, transnational European history, and tensions of borders. Borders are commonly seen as boundaries created between nation-states but they also reflect many ways in which people, ideas, identities, and things are classified, brought together, and kept separate. This conference explored the crucial related roles of technologies and borders in recent European history and in the process of European integration. It also stimulated researchers of all levels of experience both to cultivate multinational research cooperation and to develop further the multidisciplinary Tensions of Europe Research Program and Intellectual Agenda.



First Plenary Conference of Tensions of Europe

Budapest, Hungary, 17-20 March 2004

During March 17-20, some 150 participants from over 20 countries gathered in Budapest at the Hotel Benczúr and the Central European University to celebrate more than three years of work in the Tensions of Europe Network, to welcome new participants into the project, especially from Central and Eastern Europe, and to plan for the future. The atmosphere was friendly and exciting, and the contributions stimulating. This left no doubt that the in the Network would like to continue in some form after expanding, consolidating, and reconfiguring the current structure. Click on the links to the left for further information about the conference. Please note that the papers themselves are password protected; do contact the authors if you would like to see them.