j.w.schot@tue.nl


Personal

Full name

Johan Schot

Institution / Affiliation

Eindhoven University of Technology

Short biography

Johan Schot (1961) joined SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) as director in January 2014.  Previously he was professor in social history of technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is research director of the Foundation for the History of Technology, and of the Foundation for System Innovation and Transitions towards Sustainable Development. He is a fellow of the N.W. Posthumus Institute for social and economic history and co-founder and chairing (with Ruth Oldenziel) the Tensions of Europe Collaborative Network and Research Program. He is series editor (with Phil Scranton) of the prestigious Making Europe. Technology and Transformations Book Series with Palgrave (see http://www.makingeurope.eu), the path breaking Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions http://www.routledge.com/books/series/RSST/ and the Technology and European History book series with Amsterdam University Press/Chicago University Press, see http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/series/AUP-TEH.html
He was the program leader and main editor of the research program and book series on the History of Technology in the Netherlands in the 20th century. He founded (together with Kurt Fischer) the Greening of Industry Network. In 2002 he was awarded a VICI grant under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme for talented scholars (highest category) by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for his proposal Transnational Infrastructures and the Rise of Contemporary Europe. In 2007 he was awarded a Fernand Braudel Fellowship by the European University Institute in Florence. In 2009 he was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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His teaching, research and publications range from history of technology, science and technology studies, European history to transitions and sustainability studies.

Work address

University of Sussex

Zipcode

BN1 9SL

City / location

Brighton

Country

United Kingdom

Public telephone number

+44 273 873849

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