Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival 2021

As the 10th Tensions of Europe conference has been postponed until 2022, the ToE network has set up a promising Digital Workshop Festival, with a multitude of events from 28 June to 2 July 2021.

This bottom up initiative was made possible thanks to colleagues who crafted exciting events, thanks also to the members of the management committee, who acted as programmer, and last but not least thanks to the Foundation History of Technology (SHT), which provides a platform for a simple and safe access to the Festival.

Don't miss the three opportunities to meet all together: the plenary opening session (Monday, 28th of June, 16:00 CEST), during and after an early evening performance from the Tensations legendary band (Thursday, 1st of July, schedule to be confirmed) and a special Management Committee meeting open to all members of the network (Friday, 2nd July, 9:00 CEST).

Please have a look at the full program below, visit the Festival's website to register, and use and follow the hashtag @toe2021!


June 28 Time CEST Workshop title
9.00-13.00 Young scholars in the history of technology: surviving and thriving in academia. INFO PDF HERE.
16.00-17.00 Opening Plenary. Keynote lecture by Rosalind Williams (MIT).
17.00-19.00 Imagining, Limiting, Militarizing: European Astroculture and Beyond. INFO PDF HERE.
June 29
9.00-12.30 Cold War Aerospace. A hypothesis of multi-layered historical approach to scientific diplomacy. INFO PDF HERE.
9.00-16.00 Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithms, Internet of Things, Social Media, Automation, Robotics and Cybernetics: Historical and STS Perspectives from Mediterranean/Southern/Southeastern Europe. INFO PDF HERE.
June 30
9.45-18.00 “Telecrisis”. Co-producing crisis and (tele-)communication technologies. Historical and STS perspectives on governance, design and use. INFO PDF HERE.
10.00-17.00 Data as a new resource? Similarities and differences of data vs. material resources. INFO PDF HERE.
July 1
13.00-17.00 Doing Energy History in Times of Transition. INFO PDF HERE.
17.00-19.00 Technologies of State Socialism: Between Emancipation and Control. Round table.
19.00-20.00 Tensations early evening event. Go to information page.
July 2 9.00-10.00 Open ToE Management Committee Meeting.
9.00-12.00 Recent History of Technology, Mediterranean Studies, Environmental Humanities: An Encounter. INFO PDF HERE.
10.00-12.00 Web archiving of the COVID crisis in Europe. Infrastructures, agencies, challenges and tensions. INFO PDF HERE.
13.30-16.00 Historicizing Media and Communication Concepts of the Digital Age. INFO PDF HERE.
10.00-17.00 Entangling Technological Infrastructures, Material Flows and Modernities. INFO PDF HERE.


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