From 14 August 2019 11:00 to 16 August 2019 18:00

Workshop: Making Europe


Johan Schot, Professor of Global Comparative History at the Centre for Global Challenges in Utrecht, and former Making Europe NIAS fellow, convenes a workshop on "Reviewing the Impact of the Making Europe book series". With the publication of the sixth volume in May 2019, the book series has come to completion.

Who, indeed, built Europe? Politicians, or The People? Or Entrepreneurs and scientists? Making Europe tells the story in 6 richly illustrated volumes.

Prof. Johan Schot. Source: Wikimedia
Prof. Johan Schot. Source: Wikimedia

Aim of the workshop 

Coming together at NIAS the authors and a number of invited reviewers will review the series insights and results, and reflect on the future of Europe. They have looked through the lens of science and technology, and show how these have been both an integrating and fragmenting force for Europe.

Global affair 

An important conclusion is that the European Union should not be conflated with Europe, it is precisely the relationship between both constructs which has shaped the history, up to today. The book series also show how Europe as an identity, market, and political system has been generated in many places in Europe, as well as in other parts of the World. The making of Europe not only involved a wide range of actors but also was a global affair.


The series is a unique collaborative project of 13 authors, who have worked together for over a decade and whose research is backed by a network of 250 researchers from all parts of Europe. Since 11 of the 13 authors will be present at the workshop, the authors welcome journalists and media professionals to inform themselves and speak freely with the authors.

Start date and time
14 August 2019 11:00
End date and time
16 August 2019 18:00
Entrance fee
Free entrance