SHT focusses on the program Grand Challenges & Global Transitions, a program that engages with current debates on grand societal challenges and ongoing transitions. Central themes in the coming years will be Agrifood, Health, Sustainable Mobility, the Internet Transition, and the Energy Transition.

Grand Challenges & Global Transitions builds on previous SHT projects and initiatives. Below you will find a thematic overview of SHT projects (partly in Dutch). 

(Sustainable) Mobility








Research and Development


Internet Society


A new History of Europe

Since 1999, the Foundation for the History of Technology has coordinated the implementation of the research agenda of the Tensions of Europe research network, which includes more than 250 scientists from all over Europe and the United States. The network investigates the historical development of infrastructures, transnational technological collaborations and the circulation of commodities, systems, knowledge, and people.

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History of technology of the Netherlands

From 1988 until 2003, the Foundation for the History of Technology coordinated two national research and publication programs on the history of technology in the Netherlands in the 19thand 20th centuries. These programs resulted in two book series: a six-volume book series on the 19th century and a seven-volume book series on the 20th century (abbreviated in Dutch as TIN-19 and TIN-20, respectively). 

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