Panel debate: 'Making Europe. Technologies and Transformations, 1800-2000

14 May - 14 May 2014
Loation:Leuven, Belgium

KU Leuven and European Studies. Transnational and global perspectives
kindly invite you to the panel debate:


“Making Europe. Technologies and Transformations, 1800-2000’ – a new approach to understanding Europe’s modern history”

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 18.00 – 20.00, Justus Lipsius



Martin Kohlrausch, Professor of History, KU Leuven


Helmuth Trischler, Professor LMU München/Deutsches Museum


Johan Schot, Professor SPRU, University of Sussex


Ruth Oldenziel, Professor in the History of Technology, University of Eindhoven


Patrick Pasture, Professor of History, Director MAES, KU Leuven


In this panel debate on the much-acclaimed book series Making Europe, key questions will be “Who, indeed, built Europe? Entrepreneurs and engineers? Politicians and scientists? Consumers and activists?”. “Making Europe” tells the story in 6 richly illustrated volumes. This series charts the people and ideas, the goods and technologies that spread between countries— and between continents. “Making Europe” reveals the history of: day-to-day practices, from drinking milk to commanding wind power; powerful infrastructures, from the railroads to the Internet; knowledge networks, from CERN to the European Space Agency.