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The Making Europe book series blends the sharp analysis and critical knowledge of 14 distinguished historians who, in a decade-long project, have researched modern European history on an unprecedented scale. 

About the series editors

Johan Schot
Johan Schot Professor
Johan Schot is Professor of Comparative Global History at the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges, University Utrecht. He is Director of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) and the Deep Transitions research project. He was previously Director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School. In 2009, Schot was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is the author of many influential publications including Transitions Towards Sustainable Development: New Directions in The Study of Long Term Transformative Change (Grin, Rotmans & Schot) and Technology and the Making of the Netherlands: The Age of Contested Modernization (Lintsen, Rip & Schot). For more information see www.johanschot.com and follow @Johan_Schot on Twitter.
Philip Scranton
Philip Scranton Professor
Phil Scranton is University Board of Governors Professor Emeritus, History of Industrialization, at Rutgers University and former director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society at the Hagley Library. He has published sixteen books and over 80 scholarly articles and chapters. Recent books include Reimagining Business History, co-authored with Patrick Fridenson (2013), The Emergence of Routines, co-edited with Daniel Raff (2017), and Enterprise, Organization and Technology In China: A Socialist Experiment, 1950-1971 (2019). With Patrick Fridenson, Scranton is working toward a critical study of post-WWII business globally.


  • "This series reframes the grand theme of European history and identity from a technology based perspective. Genuinely pan-European in scope. A refreshingly ambitious and original collaborative project."

    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