Erik van der Vleuten
Eindhoven University of Technology / Foundation for the History of Technology SHT
Eindhoven History Lab
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Erik van der Vleuten (1968) is Professor and Chair of History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology TUE, and scientific director of the Foundation for the History of Technology SHT. He studies the historical co-construction of infrastructure, societal, and environmental changes.
Erik participated in the Tensions of Europe founding meeting in 1999, and acted as network Chair in 2013-2015. He (co)directed the ToE research programs Networking Europe (1999-2005) ; The Making of Europe’s Critical Infrastructure EUROCRIT (2008-2013); and Global resources and sustainability (2018-2021). He was part of the Making Europe author team. Since 2016 he serves on the ToE management committee, where he initiated and coordinates the ToE umbrella research program Technology & Global Societal Challenges, ca. 1800-2050.
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global resource infrastructure, entangled history, global history, historiography, socio-technical transitions, deep transitions, sustainability history