E.B.A. (Erik) van der Vleuten - Expertises

Vleuten, E.B.A. van der
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Technology, Innovation & Society
Hoogleraar (HGL)
Intern adres:
IPO 2.28
040-247 4544
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  • A60000 - Inrichting en vormgeving van het fysieke milieu
  • A61000 - Ruimtelijke ordening
  • D10000 - Natuurwetenschappen en techniek
  • D14000 - Technische wetenschappen
  • D30000 - Geesteswetenschappen
  • D34000 - Geschiedenis
  • D34400 - Nieuwste geschiedenis
  • D34500 - Contemporaine geschiedenis


Erik van der Vleuten is Universitair Docent at the School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and an M.Sc. from the School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven.

Erik’s main research interest is the mutual shaping of (infrastructural) technology and societal change in the 19th and 20th centuries. He published on specific infrastructure such as Danish and Dutch electrification; Dutch wet infrastructure; and European electric power and food transport infrastructure. He also worked on broader syntheses and concepts, e.g. on the networked nation, the networking of Europe, and the possibility of a transnational history of technology. He co-edited volumes on Globalization and participation in water system building (special issue Knowledge, Technology & Policy); Networked Nation. Transforming technology, society and nature in the Netherlands in the 20th century (special issue History & Technology); and Networking Europe. Transnational infrastructures and the shaping of Europe, 1850-2000 (Science History Publications USA, 2006). He is currently co-editing a book on European Critical Infrastructure development and governance. 

Erik is a program director at the N.W. Posthumus Institute - the Netherlands school for economic and social history. He has been involved in the pan-European research network Tensions of Europe. Technology and the Making of Europe since its beginning in 1999, where he co-organized several research programs on transnational infrastructure.

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