Ruth Oldenziel: keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker on the third Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food is professor (since 2003) in the field of the technological history of the United States and Europe at the Technical University Eindhoven. From September 2007 she was the leader of the five-year international research project, ‘European Ways of life in the ‘American Century’, funded by the European Science Foundation and involving researchers from ten countries.

ruth oldenziel

Her publications include books and articles in the area of American, gender and technology studies: Boys and their Toys in America (1997); Schoon Genoeg : huisvrouwen en huishoudtechnologie in Nederland 1898-1998 (ed.1998); Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945 (1999); Cold war kitchen : Americanization, technology, and European users (ed.2009); with M. Hård, Consumers, tinkerers, rebels : the people who shaped Europe (2013).

Photo: Bart van Overbeeke