Early Career Scholars Network

Tensions of Europe summer school in Stockholm, September 2015 Crises and Grand Challenges in European Past and Present

Presenting the new core group of the Early Career Scholar Network

Members of the new group during the Digital Gathering in June 2021

The Early Career Scholars Network can announce some new activities and changes that have occurred during 2021. A new core-group has formed and taken over from the original initiators of the network.

The Tensions of Europe Early Career Scholars’ Group is a self-organizing network gathering PhD-students, post-doctoral scholars and non-tenured academics within Tensions of Europe. The group formed in Chios in October 2014 during the Tensions of Europe workshop “Quo Vadis?”, and contributed to discussing the future directions of the network.

Our meetings typically have an agenda based on the wishes and needs of the participants. We organize meetings around contributions in any form, not restricted to traditional paper presentations, but including brainstorming around research ideas, commenting on project proposals, draft articles and course syllabi, holding workshops on academic skills and strategies, etc. Everyone is welcome to join!

The early career scholars group has a google group mailing list where we share cfps, job opportunities, search for panelists for sessions, etc. If you would like to be added to the list, please email Jakub Mazanec jakmazanec[at]gmail.com

We want to thank Anna Åberg, Elena Kochetkova, Frank Schipper, Luísa Sousa, and Elitsa Stoilova for their relentless work to establish this network. It is due to their pioneer work that we can now take over and continue with the ECS mission.

Meet the new group:

Michal Ďurčo, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of History, Bratislava, Slovakia - Mobility History, Environmental History, Transport Infrastructure, LTS, globalization

Siegfried Evens, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment - risk, governance, nuclear history, history of technology, environmental history

Saara Matala, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden - Maritime Technology, Cold War, Oil Capitalism, Economic and Technological Nationalism

Jakub Mazanec, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - Cold War Technopolitics, Water projects, Cold War in the Third World (Africa), Expert Exchanges and the Circulation of Knowledge

Tirza Meyer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment - History of International Law, Maritime History, Territory, Underwater Technology, Blue Humanities

Jens Millkrantz, Division of Science, Technology and Society, at the Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers.

Anna Petrova, Higher School of Economics University, St Petersburg, Russia - Consumer society, textile industry, Cold War era, technology transfer

Ginevra Sanvitale, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands - History of Computing, Emotions and Technology, Digital Countercultures, Italian Socialism

Hanna Vikström, Luleå Technological University, Luleå, Sweden - Resources, History of technology, Scarcity, Knowledge, History of dentistry

Activities

Ongoing:

ToE Early Career Scholars Reading Group

For more information, visit the site:

https://www.tensionsofeurope.eu/2021/03/19/toe-early-career-scholars-reading-group/

Upcoming June 2022:

Summer school in Arhus:

Tensions of Europe Pre-conference Summer School for Early Career Scholars for the 10th Tensions of Europe Conference: Technology, Environment and Resources

Topic: Young scholars in the history of technology: surviving and thriving in academia

For more information visit the call: https://www.tensionsofeurope.eu/2021/09/27/call-for-participants/

Past events:

Digital Gathering for Early Career Scholars at the Digital Workshop Festival 2021, June 28th 9am to 13pm (CET) 

https://www.tensionsofeurope.eu/event/young-scholars-in-the-history-of-technology-surviving-and-thriving-in-academia/

Activities of the original organizers 2014 - 2019

Elena Kochetkova, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia
Anna Åberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Contact: anna.aberg[at]chalmers.se

The Tensions of Europe Early Career Scholars’ Group is a self-organizing network gathering PhD-students, post-doctoral scholars and non-tenured academics within Tensions of Europe. The group formed in Chios in October 2014 during the Tensions of Europe workshop “Quo Vadis?”, and contributed to discussing the future directions of the network.

Since then, the group has developed into a support network with a dual aim: 1) to actively engage with debates within Tensions of Europe; 2) to facilitate and encourage community-building among early career scholars across borders. We provide an informal, open space for discussing research ideas and career development. Our main tool for doing so are regular meetings that take place both face-to-face and online, enabling participation for those who do not have the financial and/or practical opportunity to travel to meetings.

Our meetings typically have an agenda based on the wishes and needs of the participants. We organize meetings around contributions in any form, not restricted to traditional paper presentations, but including brainstorming around research ideas, commenting on project proposals, draft articles and course syllabi, holding workshops on academic skills and strategies, etc.

The early career scholars group has a google group mailing list where we share cfps, job opportunities, search for panellists for sessions, etc. If you would like to be added to the list, please email Anna Åberg at anna.aberg[at]chalmers.se

Activities

Read the report of the Early career summer school “Towards Digital Science and Technology Studies: Challenges and Opportunities” Luxembourg, 25-27 June 2019

The group has organised 3 summer schools (Stockholm 2015, Athens 2017, Luxembourg 2019), 2 semi-virtual workshops (Paris 2015 and Porto 2016) and 2 fully virtual meetings (January 2016 and January 2017). Members from the group also continuously organise conference panels within our fields.

  • Workshop "Tensions of Europe--Quo Vadis" (Chios, Greece, October 2014). See program.
  • Tensions of Europe mini workshop (Paris, France, 27-28 January 2015). See program.
  • Summer school “Crises and Grand Challenges in European Past and Present (Stockholm, Sweden,  1-3 September 2015). Read summer school report
  • Virtual workshop (January 18, 2016). See program.
  • Workshop "Tensions of Europe/ICOHTEC Early Career Scholars" (Porto, Portugal, 1 August 2016). See program.
  • Virtual workshop (January 10, 2017). See workshop notes.
  • Summer school “Borders and crises in European past and present – angles from the history of technology” (Athens, Greece, 5-7 September 2017). Read summer school report
  • Summer school  “Towards Digital Science and Technology Studies: Challenges and Opportunities” (Luxembourg, 25-27 June 2019). Read summer school report

 

Athens Summer school (2017)

 

Virtual workshop (2017)

First meeting in Chios, Greece (2014)