ToE Conferences

To stimulate interaction and scientific debate between scholars since 2004 TOE organizes  biannual conferences and general meetings.

The upcoming, 10th Tensions of Europe Conference, was planned to take place in June/July 2021, in Aarhus (Denmark), organized by Matthias Heymann. Due to the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, the members of the management committee, in agreement with the organizer, have decided to postpone it until June/July 2022. On the dates initially set (30 June, 1, 2 July 2021), we will organise a series of smaller online events to allow members of the network to meet, share and debate. In the coming months, we will get in touch and ask for your ideas and initiatives in order to build an exciting program.

The 10th ToE Conference, end of June/beginning of July 2022, in Aarhus, will have as its theme the history of interactions between technology, environment and resources. A “Call for papers” will be issued in 2021.


TOE Conferences

  • Luxembourg - June 27-30, 2019 (9th edition)

  • Athens (Greece) - September 7-10, 2017 (8th edition)

  • Stockholm (Sweden) - September 3-6, 2015 (7th edition)

  • Paris (France) - September 19-21, 2013 (6th edition)

  • Copenhagen (Denmark) - October 3-4, 2012 (5th edition)

  • Sofia (Bulgaria) - June 17-20, 2010 (4th edition)

  • Lisbon (Portugal) - October 9-11, 2008 (General Toe Meeting)

  • Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - June 7-10, 2007 (3rd edition)

  • Lappeenranta (Finland) - May 25-28, 2006 (2nd edition)

  • Budapest (Hungary) - March 17-20, 2004 (1st edition)


TOE Workshops

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TOE Summerschools:


Bordeaux (France) September 18-22, 2006: Tales of integrating and fragmenting Europe: The role of infrastructures 1850-2000
Ockenheim (Germany) July 8-13, 2007: Technologies and their environments: The circulation of materials, people and knowledge in twentieth century Europe
Chios (Greece) and Izmir (Turkey) August 27 – September 1 2007: Cold War Technology in Europe
Munich (Germany) September 8-13, 2008: Europeanization, Globalization, Americanization, Sovietization, Conceptual Tools of Framing the History of Technology in Europe
Turku (Finland) August 10-15, 2009: Oral History and Technological Memory: Challenges in Studying European Pasts
Cité de Télécoms (France) September 14-18, 2009: History of electronic images: a long term perspective