Become sponsor!

The Foundation for the History of Technology offers an international sponsorship. In April 2011 members of the Tensions of Europe research network received the following sponsor request by Johan Schot (Research director Foundation for the History of Technology and Chair of Tensions of Europe)Self-evidently, anyone from outside this network is welcome to become a sponsor. You can become a sponsor by filling in the form here.


Dear friends of Tensions of Europe,

Since 1999 the Foundation for the History of Technology has been one of the driving forces of the Tensions of Europe network. Like a proverbial wheel setting things in motion, the Foundation devoted energy and resources into the flourishing network we know today and we will gladly continue doing so the coming two years. 

The last decade the Foundation, among others:

  • facilitated the start-up and expansion of the network by (co-)organizing inspiring meetings and conferences and coordinating network activities
  • coordinated communication within the network through the Tensions of Europe website and newsletter.
  • created opportunities for scholars to publish the results of their work. This resulted in the digital Working Paper series, the Technology and European History Series and the Making Europe book series and virtual exhibition.
  • initiated the Karen Johnson Freeze Fellowship Fund and a PhD program for Central-, Eastern-,  and Southeastern Europe in order to involve scholars from these regions into the network and the ongoing research

Besides dedication, this wheel needs fuel in order to stay in motion. The last ten years the Foundation supplied its own fuel and we will continue doing so for the most part. However, your financial support would be very welcome. I therefore invite you to become a sponsor of the Foundation for the History of Technology.

The idea is that you actively support the Foundation for the History of Technology for a period of three years (2011-2012-2013) with an annual donation of €45,--.  Higher donations are also welcome. Of course, sponsors will get some benefits in return: they can order the Making Europe book series at an extra discount of 10% of the already attractive preorder price, and benefit from a discount on all publications of the Foundation for the History of Technology, including the Technology and European History Series.

I hope I can count on your support!

Kind regards,


Johan Schot

Research director Foundation for the History of Technology