Debate ‘How innovative is the Europe of the future?

24 June - 24 June 2014
Loation:Museum Boerhaave, Leiden
Organizer: Foundation for the History of Technology and Museum Boerhaave

On Tuesday June 24 Museum Boerhaave and the Foundation for the History of Technology organize the debate: ‘How Innovative is the Europe of the future?’. Time: from 7:30PM until 9PM, in Museum Boerhaave, Leiden. The debate will be held in English. The chairman of the debate is dr. Hans Weinberger, director of the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo.

During the debate three speakers challenge you to look at Europe differently. What is Europe when you look at technology and innovation? What role can Europe play in your daily life? And what influence do you have on Europe’s Future?

The debate panel consists out of Helmuth Trischler, research director of the Deutsches Museum in Munich; Ruth Oldenziel, America expert and professor of European history of technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology; and Johan Schot, director of the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex and of the Foundation for the History of Technology. After their brief presentations, the floor opens for lively discussion. 

Titles of the presentation:

Helmuth Trischler: ‘Experts, the innovators, organizers & networkers who build Europe’.
Ruth Oldenziel:  ‘Europe from Below; an alternative view’.
Johan Schot: ‘Technocracy in Europe; its origins and future’.

The speakers are also co-authors of the six-volume book series Making Europe: Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000This series tells a new history of Europe seen through the lens of technology and is published by Palgrave MacMillan in the period of 2013-2015.  

After the debate, the chair of the Foundation for the History of Technology, Hans de Wit, presents the first two volumes of the Making Europe-book series to Robert Bud, “keeper of science and medicine” of Science Museum in London, who has been a bridge builder between science and cultural heritage from the start.

Location: Museum Boerhaave, Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, Leiden.

If you are planning to attend, please let us know by e-mail: sht@tue.nl