Studium Generale dives into history

Studium Generale dives into history



What can today’s engineers learn from the history of science and technology? In a series of four Lipkens lectures, Studium Generale, together with the Academic Heritage Team of the TU Library, will dive into history. The namesake of the lecture, Antoine Lipkens, is the founder of TH Delft, the predecessor of TU Delft.


Professor Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology) will deliver the first Lipkens Lecture on Thursday 16 September. Using examples from recent history he will discuss current debates on the role of technology in ‘grand challenges’, ‘societal challenges’ and ‘sustainability.


The first Lipkens Lecture ‘Technology, Societal Challenges and Global Sustainability in Historical Perspective’ will take place on Thursday 16 September from 16.00-17.30 hrs in the main hall of the TU Library. Register here to attend the lecture or watch it on YouTube.


News editor Marjolein van der Veldt

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