Technology and the Making of Europe


The Tensions of Europe network grows and expands every day! So does its history. Anticipating its 15th anniversary in 2014 we have made a start with collecting and sorting the bits and pieces of information about the history of the network.

This page presents a selection of relevant documents, reflecting the various landmarks of building a network and research agenda (1998-2004), as well as conducting the Inventing Europe research programme (2004-2011). A chronological overview of conferences, workshops and summer schools of the network can be found under ‘Activities’. The archive also provides access to all Tensions of Europe newsletters and meeting reports of the various committees responsible for the management of the network.

Building this archive is work in progress. You can be of help! In case you have documents or pictures of network events to complement the archive, please send them to