XI. Tensions of Europe Conference, 19 to 21 September 2024

Conference theme: Transformations. Fundamental Change and Technology

We live in a world of constant change. There are periods, however, of accelerated change in the political, economic, social or technological sphere. Usually, these spheres are closely interrelated and entangled. If this change is of fundamental character, scientists usually speak of ´transformations´. Common examples are the political and economic system changes, i.e. transformations, in Latin America, Southern Europe or Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the past decades.

The aim of the conference is to shed light on technological, but also political, societal and environmental sides of these transformations in Europe and other regions in past and present. Technology can be a major factor to enhance, slow down or ease such transformations. Processes of circulation and appropriation of knowledge, ideas and artefacts provide a broad field of research to better understand aspects of political, societal or environmental transformations in connection with technology. Special attention can be paid to the following themes: (1) technologies as a driver of political, societal or environmental changes or as an obstacle, (2) technological “revolutions”, transitions and “transformations” and their impact on politics, societies and environment, (3) discourses on (technological) changes, especially with regard to sustainability.

Call for Paper 

Important dates

Publication of CfP: 1 September 2023

Deadline for proposal submissions: 30 November 2023

Notification of decisions: February 2024

Deadline for registration: 31 May 2024


Summer school: 16 to 19 September 2024 

Conference: 19 to 21 September 2024


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Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum Munich)


Please follow this Link for registration: https://forms.europa-uni.de/form/provide/1567/

Important information

Special conference rates are offered at the hotels below. The special rates are working on a first come, first served basis, and early booking is recommended (booking code: ToE24; booking deadline: 30. May 2024)

Available hotels:

  • City Park Hotel; Lindenstraße 12, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder) - 85 EUR
  • Palais am Kleistpark; Fürstenwalder Str. 47, 15234 Frankfurt (Oder) - 95 EUR
  • Hotel Kaliski; ul. Jedności Robotniczej 13, 69-100 Słubice - 299 PLN
  • City Residence Hotel; Bahnhofstraße 11, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder) - 90 EUR
  • Dormitories Collegium Polonicum; ul. Piłsudskiego 14, 69-100 Słubice - 90 PLN (no breakfast)


Conference organisers

Anna Åberg
Alexander Gall
Falk Flade
Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast
Karena Kalmbach
Sławomir Kamosiński
Claudia Kraft
Léonard Laborie
Darina Malová
Tirza Meyer
Jan-Hendrik Passoth
Ginevra Sanvitale
Valérie Schafer
Katerina Vlantoni


For further information, please contact the ToE24 secretariat