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“Small is beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered, the title of E.F. Schumacher book (1973) conveys how seemingly insignificant technologies may have enormous impact. Analyzing what is extraordinary about ordinary things and vice versa has been the leitmotive of my research.”

Research profile

Ruth Oldenziel is a Full Professor in The History of Technology—in particular the relationship between Europe and the United States, at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise and numerous publications include History science and technology, American & European History, mobility studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Her research focuses on the mutual shaping and exchanging of technological knowledge and practices between Europe and the United States in a transnational context. She heads a research program on Sustainable Urban Mobility since the 1850s (SUM). She is program leader of Cycling Cities: The Global Experience (CC) research project at the TU/e in collaboration with the Foundation for the History of Technology that has received worldwide attention from policymakers and researchers alike.

Academic background

Ruth Oldenziel obtained her PhD in American History at Yale University, a MA in American History, University of Massachusetts, and a Graduate Diploma American Studies, Smith College. Before joining TU/e, Oldenziel was an Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Most recently, she was a senior research fellow at the Research Carson Center for the Environment and Society at LMU in Munich.

Oldenziel regularly acts as a media commentator on topical issues when the US is in the news. She is chair of TakeCareBnB and the John Adams Institute; board member of the Fulbright and Netherlands American Studies Association; advisor to the Ivy League Circle, and guest researcher and lecturer at various universities in the United States and Europe.

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The sociotechnical roots of smart mobility: Bike sharing since 1965

Ploeger, J. & Oldenziel, R., 2020, In : Journal of Transport History. 41, 2, blz. 134-159 26 blz.

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  • Cycling Cities: The Rotterdam Experience

    Berkers, E., Schipper, F., Bek, P. & Oldenziel, R., sep 2019, Eindhoven: Foundation for the History of Technology. 156 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekProfessioneel

    Cycling Cities: The Hague Experience

    Berkers, E. A. M., Botma, F. & Oldenziel, R., jun 2018, Eindhoven: Foundation for the History of Technology. 68 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekProfessioneel

  • Cycling Cities : the Arnhem and Nijmegen Experience

    Berkers, E. A. M. & Oldenziel, R., jun 2017, Eindhoven: Foundation for the History of Technology. 64 blz.

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  • Prijzen

    Carson Alumni Fellowship

    Ruth Oldenziel (Ontvanger), 2016

    Prijs: AndersFellowships & membershipsWetenschappelijk

    Carson Fellow (from August 2014 until January 2015)

    Ruth Oldenziel (Ontvanger), 2014

    Prijs: AndersFellowships & membershipsWetenschappelijk

    Freeman Award by the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST

    Ruth Oldenziel (Ontvanger), sep 2014

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk


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    • 4 Aangemelde presentatie
    • 3 Workshop, seminar, cursus of expositie
    • 1 Keynote spreker

    International Technocrats, Transnational Script for the Future of Urban Mobility throughout the Twentieth Century

    Pieter J.V. van Wesemael (Spreker), R. Oldenziel (Spreker), M.L. Sousa (Spreker)
    4 nov 2017

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk

    CPSUM Göthenburg

    Frank Veraart (Deelnemer), J.P.H. Smits (Deelnemer), R. Oldenziel (Organisator), B.A.M. Emanuel (Organisator)
    5 okt 20177 okt 2017

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

    LMU/RCC, Remnin University, Beijing, China

    Ruth Oldenziel (Spreker)
    30 mei 2014

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

    Contemporary European History (Tijdschrift)

    Ruth Oldenziel (Gastredacteur)

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk


    Modern Societies in Transition

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    To What Extent Does the Gender Wage Gap Exist in the United States?

    Ruth Oldenziel


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Amsterdam, Revisited

    Ruth Oldenziel


    2 items van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Amsterdam undergoes a 21st-century transformation

    Ruth Oldenziel


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Amsterdam: A 21st-century transformation

    Ruth Oldenziel


    2 items van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    2-wheeled ambassadors

    Ruth Oldenziel


    2 items van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


    The sustainable university campus: an analysis of the transition process of universities in their endeavor to become more sustainable

    Auteur: Branje, M., 30 jun 2013

    Begeleider: Raven, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Oldenziel, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Transition experiment case-study: the Quinta Esencia Eco-Campus project

    Auteur: de Vos, T., 31 aug 2012

    Begeleider: Raven, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Oldenziel, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master