Panels on Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond, 8th Tensions of Europe Conference, 7-11 Sept, Athens

Organized by Elena Kochetkova and Matthias Heymann

2017.07.01 | Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference has as its main theme the history of borders and technology. Sessions include papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking and delinking that reinforced or challenged border delineations and demarcations, the relationship between borders and technologically-induced environmental crises and disasters, the virtualization of borders and the territories that they contain through the use of electronic and related technologies, geopolitics and technology, the redefinition of borders due to the use of technology (and vice versa), all the way from the production to the circulation and use of goods and commodities. Sessions of the conference include themes that fall under the general agenda of the Tensions of Europe network, e.g. transnational histories of technology, history of European infrastructures and networks, the environment and technology relationship, the democracy-technology connection, conflicting interests and technology, technology and hidden integration, technology and culture, gender and technology, technology and ethnicity, technology and disability.

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