Technology and the Making of Europe

PhD Program

PhD Program the Hidden Integration in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

In 2006 the Foundation for the History of Technology (The Netherlands) launched a new initiative to stimulate research in the field of history of technology in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The objective is to incorporate research from these regions into larger, ongoing TOE research projects focused on transnational European history. The PhD projects will also contribute to the further expansion of the network’s geographical focus.

The general areas of research are:

  • infrastructures
  • consumption
  • tourism and mobility

At the moment four PhD students at Charles University Prague (Czech Republic) and the University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) participate in international TOE research projects. Their contributions will address the role of technology in constructing European society and culture, in particular, in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The Doctoral candidates will receive support for four years and complete their PhD degrees at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), with nostrification in Prague or Plovdiv.