CfP Tensions of Europe Summer School

Tensions of Europe Summer School: "Towards Digital Science and Technology Studies: Challenges and Opportunities"

Tensions of Europe Summer School

"Towards Digital Science and Technology Studies: Challenges and Opportunities"

(Luxembourg, 25-27 June 2019)

We live in the digital age which has a huge impact on the way we do scholarly research. For emerging careers it seems to be particularly pivotal. One the one hand, digitalization brings opportunities enlarging the methodological and thematic horizons. On the other hand, it sets a number of challenges on how to employ various methods, use new digital applications, and adapt to a rapidly changing academic community. But why do we actually need digital methods in our research?

The Early career scholars network ( of Tensions of Europe in connection to the 9th Tensions of Europe (ToE) Conference (, organizes a Summer School to discuss challenges and opportunities in the field of science and technology studies (STS). The Summer School relates to the overall conference theme "Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age". We invite participants from the field of science, technology and medicine studies, both from historical and other social disciplines.

The summer school will take place at the University of Luxembourg from the 25th to the 27th June, 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). The participants of the summer school are expected to be on-site, but in some of the sessions, we might also be able to include a few on-line participants. Those who apply for that option should include that in their application. The ToE network will offer several travel grants for conference participants. To apply for these travel grants, the Summer School participants will also have to attend the conference and should apply by filling in the form that is found here:

In order to participate, we invite applicants to submit a short bio (no more than one page) and a short text (350-500 words) explaining their interest in the topics of the summer school and how their work would benefit from these discussions. Proposals should be sent until 30th January 2019 to and with a title "ToE Summer School Proposal".


Elitsa Stoilova