Commissioned SHT projects are currently supervised by the following experts:
Mila Davids (1965) is assistant professor at the School of Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology. After finishing her masters degree in Societal History at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam she worked at the Centre of Business History (Erasmus University Rotterdam), where she published on the history of institutes in the Dutch knowledge infrastructure (the Erasmus University Rotterdam (1993) and on Higher vocational training (1991)) and defended her PhD thesis (on the Denationalisation of the Dutch PTT) in October 1999. Since 1999 she has been editor in the project ‘Technology in the Netherlands in the 20thcentury’ (TIN20). In this project, she was responsible for the project ‘Industrial production’ (Volume 6). This volume, in which process innovations in industrial production during the 20th century are studied, shows how technological developments are related to company and sector related factors. At the moment she is one of the editors in the project on Dutch Business in the 20th century (BINT project). She works on the volume on Innovations in Dutch business and the knowledge infrastructure. She has published several articles in international journals and books.
She also was project leader in the SHT-project on the history of DSM research which was executed by J.W. van Rooij and resulted in The company that changed itself. R&D and the transformations of DSM (Amsterdam 2007). At the moment she is project leader of SHT-projects on the history of Unilever Research (executed by Ton van Helvoort) and a project on the innovative performance of Dutch SME’s in the 20th century.
Dr. M. (Mila) DavidsEindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
IPO-building, room 2.28
P.O. box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
Tel: 040-2474978 (or: 2043)
Harry Lintsen (1949) is emeritus professor History of Technology of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Lintsen studied Physics at TU/e, and wrote a dissertation about the history of the engineering profession in the Netherlands. In 1980 he and some fellow researchers initiated a research programme about the history of technology in the Netherlands in the 19th and 20th century. This large-scale programme resulted in two book series (in total thirteen volumes), in which the history of the Netherlands is rewritten from a techno-societal perspective. The popular book Made in Holland. Een techniekgeschiedenis van Nederland (1800-2000) summarizes the research findings for a broad audience.
Currently, Lintsen coordinates a research project about the history of the Netherlands through the lens of sustainability. Besides that, he is involved in research projects about knowledge infrastructures in the Netherlands in the twentieth century, the history of TNO, polymerization, and catalysis.
Lintsen is one of the co-founders of the Foundation for the History of Technology. Furthermore, he is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and an honorary member of The Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI NIRIA).
prof.dr.ir H.W. (Harry) LintsenEindhoven University of TechnologyFaculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation SciencesIPO-building, room 2.33P.O. box 5135600 MB EindhovenThe NetherlandsTel: 040-2472880Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org