• 110 Citations
1980 …2018

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The most important scholarly work of Lintsen has consisted of putting together two monograph series about the history of technology in the Netherlands during the 19th and 20th centuries (up to ca. 1970). At this moment his research is focused on a historical analysis of the period after 1970. He also intends to relate the historical analyses to major sociotechnological issues, especially sustainability . Historical analysis confirms that a major shift occurred during the 1970s, dramatically altering the relationship between technology and society. Traditional faith in progress, which for centuries had made affluence and industrialization the aims of science and technology, had reached its limits. Technology today demands a new legitimation of and approach to the interaction between technology and society.  Lintsen received his master’s degree in applied physics in 1972. He became an assistant professor in ‘technology and society’ at Eindhoven University of Technology and became an expert in historical research. In 1980 he took his doctorate degree for his PhD thesis about the rise and development of the engineering profession in the Netherlands during the 19th century. Lintsen has devoted his career to the development and institutionalization of history of technology in the Netherlands. One of the highlights has been the establishment of the Stichting Historie der Techniek1 – at Lintsen’s initiative – by the Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs2 (KIvI) in 1988, which to this day remains the most important organization for domestic and international research programmes on the history of technology. In 1990 Lintsen was appointed a half-time professor of History of Technology at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology, respectively. In 1995 the six-volume series on technology in the Netherlands during the 19th century was completed, followed by the seven-volume series on the 20th century in 2004. From 2003 onward he combined his scholarly duties with senior administrative posts. He became a full-time professor in Eindhoven, chairman of the Posthumus research school and assistant dean to the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (where he was placed in charge of the new Subdepartment of Innovation Sciences). 1 Foundation for the History of Technology 2 Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands

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Agriculture and nutrition: the food revolution

Lintsen, H., 14 Jun 2018, Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Smits, J-P. & Grin, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 165-182 18 p.

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    Building materials and construction: the four building challenges

    Lintsen, H., 14 Jun 2018, Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Smits, J-P. & Grin, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 183-199 17 p.

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    De kwetsbare welvaart van Nederland, 1850-2050: naar een circulaire economie

    Lintsen, H. W., Veraart, F. C. A., Smits, J. P. H. & Grin, J., 2018, Amsterdam: Prometheus. 571 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

    Doorgeschoten focus: economische groei draagt steeds minder bij aan sociale welvaart

    Lintsen, H. W., Smits, J. P. H., Veraart, F. C. A. & Grin, J., 2018, In : Ruimte en Wonen. 99, 3, p. 80-89 10 p.

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    Energy: a revolution with steam

    Lintsen, H., Hölsgens, H. N. M. & Gales, B. P. A., 14 Jun 2018, Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850-2050. Lintsen, H., Veraart, F., Smits, J-P. & Grin, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 201-215 15 p.

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    Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
    • 1 Invited talk

    Well-being, sustainability and social development The Netherlands 1850-2050

    H.W. Lintsen (Speaker), Frank Veraart (Speaker)
    10 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Workshop Well-Being and Sustainability in the Netherlands, 1850-2050

    Frank Veraart (Organiser), H.W. Lintsen (Organiser), J.P.H. Smits (Organiser)
    3 Mar 20174 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    Press / Media

    Lezing ‘De glorieuze doorbraak van stoom’ in Stoommachinemuseum

    H.W. Lintsen

    19/01/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    In de jaren zestig ging het mis

    Frank Veraart & H.W. Lintsen

    20/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    It’s official: the 1960s were the best

    Harry W. Lintsen

    3/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Student theses

    Adresseermachines: ontwikkeling en gebruik van adresseermachines in de administratie

    Author: Klaassen, J. I., 1994

    Supervisor: Lintsen, H. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Buitenzintuiglijke waarneming en waardering van wortels, appels en honing

    Author: Groeneveld, P., 31 Aug 1989

    Supervisor: Lintsen, H. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master