prof.dr.ir. E.B.A. (Erik) van der Vleuten - Expertise
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- D34300 - Modern and contemporary history
- D14000 - Technology
- history of technology
- contemporary history
- European history
- social history
- societal transitions
- sustainability transitions
- transnational infrastructure
- critical infrastructure
Erik van der Vleuten (1968) is Professor of History of Technology at the TU/e School of Innovation Sciences. He studies the historical co-construction of infrastructure, societal, and environmental changes. Recent books include Engineering the Future, Understanding the Past: A Social History of Technology (2017); Europe’s Infrastructure Transition:Economy, War, Nature (2015); and The Making of Europe’s Critical Infrastructure: Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities (2013).
Erik is scientific director of the Foundation for the History of Technology SHT, co-directs the NW Posthumus globalisation network, and in 2013-2015 chaired the pan-European research network Tensions of Europe.
He also coordinates the TUE team in the Horizon2020 program History of Nuclear Energy in Society HoNESt.
Currently, Erik is setting up a large research program on 'Technology and the Making of Societal Crises/ Challenges (1850-Today)', as a new SHT and Tensions of Europe flagship project. See also: Challenging Prometheus: a history of technology for an age of grand challenges (2017).