Who is Who
Frank Schipper

Frank Schipper

Frank Schipper (1976) is a lecturer in sustainable innovation at the School of Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology. He previously worked as a lecturer in economic history at the Institute for History of Leiden University. In 2011-2012 he stayed at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. for 7 months as a fellow in economic and social history for the project “Transatlantic tourism: American visitors to Europe in the long 20th century.” His current research and teaching concern the history of technology, in particular of mobility and infrastructures. He writes occasional columns for the website Next Generation Infrastructures on a wide range of infrastructure-related topics. 


Frank defended his thesis Driving Europe: Building Europe on Roads in the Twentieth Century in September 2008. He holds two MA degrees from Leiden University, one in Political Science with a specialization in comparative politics, the other in Latin American Studies with a specialization in history.

Frank is a member of the Tensions of Europe network, the Society for the History of Technology and the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. He also participates in the research program Globalisation, technological change and economic developmentof the Dutch-Flemish N.W. Posthumus Institute for economic and social history.