Staff

Dr. A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze (Adri)

photo Adri Albert de la Bruheze

Assistant Professor
Ravelijn room RA 4315

Address
Adri Albert de la Bruhèze
MB-STePS
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

Background

Adri Albert de la Bruhèze is Assistant Professor of History of Technology and of Science, Technology and Society (STS). He holds a degree in Political Science (MA) from the University of Amsterdam (MA). In 1992 he received his PhD from the University of Twente. This PhD thesis was on the history of radioactive waste management in the United States.

From 1993 till 2004 he has been editorial secretary, researcher, and co-editor of the seven volume national research program Techniek in Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw (TIN-20). From 1998 till 2002 he has been project leader of the history of technology research program on the rise of Dutch Consumer Society entitled New Products and New Consumers. A History of a reciprocity 1890-1970, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (grant number 36-53-000). From 2004 till 2009 he has been a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal for Social and Economic History (Tijdschrift for Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis (TSEG): http://www.tseg.nl/

Since 2004 Albert de la Bruhèze is a member of the Tensions of Europe network aligning European and U.S. scholars investigating the role of Technology in the making of Europe (www.histech.nl/tensions). Since 2007 he participates within the ESF-Eurocores program Inventing Europe: Technology and the making of Europe, 1850 to the present: http://www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/programmes/inventing-europe.html Within this program he is principal investigator in the research project European Ways of Life in the American Century: Mediating Consumption and Technology in the 20th century (EUWol): http://www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/programmes/inventing-europe/projects/list-of-projects.html#c14514

Since his PhD Albert de la Bruhèze published on the history of radioactive waste management in the U.S., radiological weapons, the history of bicycle use in the Netherlands and Europe, food & nutrition history in the Netherlands, the co-evolution of technology and Dutch society in the twentieth century, the emergence of the Dutch consumer society in the twentieth century, and the emergence of a European Consumer Society.

Research

The research of Albert de la Bruhèze is embedded within the STePS research group History of Science, Technology and Society. His research interests focus upon the co-evolution of technology and Dutch society during the twentieth century, the emergence of the Dutch and the European consumer society in the twentieth century, the role of intermediate actors and mediation processes in the development and societal diffusion of technology, and the role of leisure and tourism in the making of Europe, discontinuing Technologies.

Teaching

  • 194111190 - History of Europe: Science and Technology (European Studies – MB)
  • 194111140 - Civil Engineering in 20th Century Netherlands (Civil Engineering – CTW)
  • 19411170 - Long Term Development of Science and Technology (Advanced Technology – TNW)
  • 191622510 - Technology and Social Order (PSTS – GW)
  • 19285083 - Create the Future (Industrial Design – CTW)

Networks

Adri Albert de la Bruhèze is currently a member of

Selected Publications

Books

  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, Political Construction of Technology. Nuclear Waste Disposal in the United States 1945-1972. Delft: Eburon, 1992.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze and F.C.A. Veraart, Fietsverkeer in praktijk en beleid in de 20e Eeuw: Overeenkomsten en verschillen in het fietsgebruik te Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede, Zuid-Oost Limburg, Antwerpen, Manchester, Kopenhagen, Hannover en Basel. Den Haag: Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, 1999.
  • J.W. Schot, H.W. Lintsen, A. Rip en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze (Eds.), Techniek in Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw. Vol. I – Vol. VII, Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 1998-2003.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze and R. Oldenziel (Eds.), Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Consumers. The Making of Dutch Consumer Society. Amsterdam: Aksant, 2009.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, "Radiological Weapons and Radioactive Waste in the United States: Insiders and Outsiders Views, 1941-1955". The British Journal for the History of Science, June 1992, no.25, 207-227.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, "Closing the Ranks: Definition and Closure of Radioactive Waste in the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1945-1960", in: W.E. Bijker and J. Law (Eds.), Shaping Technology - Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992: 140-175.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, "Boundary Maintenance and Radioactive Waste Disposal Technology in the USA, 1945-1970", in C. Disco and B.J.R. van der Meulen (Eds.), Getting New Technologies Together. Studies in Making Sociotechnical Order. Berlijn/New York: Walter De Gruyter, 1998: 231-264.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze en F.C.A. Veraart, "Fietsen en Verkeersbeleid. Het fietsgebruik in negen West-Europese steden in de twintigste eeuw”. NEHA-Jaarboek 1999 (62):138-170.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze en F.C.A. Veraart, “Fietsen en Fietsbeleid in Nederland”.Openbaar Bestuur 10 (februari 2000) 2: 24-28.
  • A.M. de Knecht – Van Eekelen en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “De witte motor”, in: J.W. Schot, H.W. Lintsen, A. Rip en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze (Eds), Techniek in Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw – Deel III, Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2000, 311-323.
  • A.P. Den Hartog en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “Verpakking”, in: J.W. Schot, H.W. Lintsen, A. Rip en A.A. Albert de la Bruheze (Eds.), Techniek in Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw – Deel III, Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2000, 323-339.
  • A. A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “Snacks”, in: J.W. Schot, H.W. Lintsen, A. Rip en A.A. Albert de la Bruheze (Eds.), Techniek in Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw – Deel III, Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2000, 353-369.
  • O. de Wit, A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze en M. Berendsen, "Ausgehandelter Konsum: Die Verbreitung der moderne Kueche, des Kofferradios und des Snack Food in den Niederlanden". Technikgeschichte, Bd.68 (2001), Heft 2: 133-156.
  • A.H. van Otterloo en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “Nieuwe etenswaren, nieuwe eetplekken en veranderende eetgewoonten: snacks en fastfood in Nederland in de twintigste eeuw”, in: M. Jacobs en P. Scholliers (Red), Buitenshuis Eten in de Lage Landen sinds 1800. Brussel: VUB Press, 2002, 87-115.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze en O. de Wit (Red), “De Productie van Consumptie. De bemiddeling van productie en consumptie en de ontwikkeling van de consumptiesamenleving in Nederland in de Twintigste Eeuw”. Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis 28 (2002) 3: 257-390.
  • O.de Wit en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “Marketing in Praktijk. Philips en Unilever en de ontwikkeling en afzet van radio, televisie en snacks in Nederland in de twintigste eeuw”. Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis 28 (2002) 3: 347-372.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze en A.H. Van Otterloo, “Snacks and Snack Culture in the Rise of Eating Out in the Netherlands in the Twentieth Century”, in: M. Jacobs and P. Scholliers (Eds.). Eating Out in Europe. Picnics, Gourmet Dining and Snacks since the late Eighteenth Century, Oxford: Berg, 2003, 317-334.
  • J.W. Schot and A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “The Mediated Design of Products, Consumption and Consumers in the Twentieth Century”, in: N. Outshoorn and T. Pinch (Eds), How Users Matter: The Co-Construction of Users and Technology, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003: 228-245.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze and A.H. van Otterloo, “The Milky Way: Infrastructures and the Shaping of Milk Chains”. History and Technology 20 (2004) 3: 249-270.
  • R. Oldenziel, A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, and O. de Wit, “Europe’s Mediation Junction: Technology and Consumer Society in the 20th Century”. History and Technology, 21 (2005) 1: 107-139.
  • J. Schot, A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, H. Lintsen en A. Rip, “De betwiste modernisering van Nederland”. Gewina, 28 (2005) 1: 9-11 en 32-37.
  • J. Schot, H. Lintsen, A. Rip en A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “De betwiste modernisering van Nederland.” Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 120 (2005) 1: 48-50 en 75-79.
  • R. Oldenziel and A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “Theorizing the Mediation Junction for Technology and Consumption”, in A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze and R. Oldenziel (Eds.), Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Consumers. The making of Dutch Consumer Society. Amsterdam: Aksant, 2009: 9-40.
  • A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze, “Manufacturing Snacks and Snackers: Unilever and Dutch Snack Consumption”, in A.A. Albert de la Bruhèze and R. Oldenziel (Eds.), Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Consumers. The Making of Dutch Consumer Society. Amsterdam: Aksant, 2009: 183-210.