A new European History

Making Europe: Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000
Six Volumes, fully illustrated.

Series editors: Johan Schot – SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK
& Phil Scranton – Rutgers University, USA

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



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Who, indeed, built Europe? Entrepreneurs and engineers? Politicians and scientists? Consumers and activists? Making Europe tells the story in 6 richly illustrated volumes. Starting more than 150 years ago, 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


Praise for Making Europe:

‘This series reframes the grand theme of European history and identity from a technology based perspective. Genuinly pan-European in scope. A refreshingly ambitious and original collaborative project. It reveals the interplay between the material and the social in the creation of different meanings of Europe. Shows how the lens of innovations presents a strikingly new view of the dynamics of interaction across national boundaries in the making of Europe. ' - The EASST council announcing the Freeman Award, September 19, 2014

‘Making Europe represents a triumph of European scholarship and sets a new standard for the history of technology. With elegance and brilliance, it integrates the politics, the economics, the thinking and the daily lives of a turbulent century across a much-divided continent.' - Robert Bud, The Science Museum London

‘Making Europe is an ambitious project. It is a nuanced and fascinating account of Europe’s struggles and achievements.' - Karin Zachman, Munich Center for Technlogy in Society, Germany

‘An enormous achievement. Making Europe brings together the research of key historians—a team of 150 people in all. This is the story of Europe’s unification, told in lucid, accessible prose.' - Paul N. Edwards, University of Michigan, USA

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