Office

The organizational center of the Foundation is the office, which coordinates and administers projects, organizes meetings and activities, supports the publication trajectories of books, takes care of mailings, and initiates fundraising activities. The office is also responsible for the contents of the SHT website, as well as the websites of the Tensions of Europe network and the Making Europe book series.

The SHT Office staff includes:

  • Research director 
           Prof.dr. E.B.A. (Erik) van der Vleuten
  • Business director   
   Dr. J.W.A. (Jan) Korsten
  • Management assistant   
   Mrs. S. (Sonja) Beekers
  • Administrator 
   Mr. L. (Loek) Stoks

 

 

Jan Korsten

Since 1999 dr. Jan Korsten (1966) is business director and program developer of the Foundation for the History of Technology. He coordinates the ongoing projects and research programs, is responsible for the financial management, is secretary of the SHT Executive Committee and the Tensions of Europe Network, co-organizes international meetings and conferences and is involved in project development. As historian he also participates in SHT projects, including public outreach projects. Among others he was involved in projects about the history of land planning, the history of Eindhoven and the Papyrus project

In the early nineties, after he finished business school, he studied economic and social history at Nijmegen University in the Netherlands. In 1996 he successfully finished his PhD project on the history of the LLTB, a farmers organization in the Dutch province of Limburg. From 1997 until 2000 he worked as freelance historian and journalist and was project leader of a cultural heritage project in Limburg. In this period he published several business histories. He is one of the editors of the magazine of the historical society of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


Dr. J.W.A. (Jan) Korsten
Eindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
IPO-building, room 2.27
P.O. box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Tel: 040-2474641
Fax: 040-2444602
J.W.A.Korsten@tue.nl

Sonja Beekers

Sonja started as a junior secretary in the technical branch, first in the car sales followed by a swift career at ODME which fed her curiosity in technical innovation and made it possible to proceed on her education as Office Manager. After five great years at this company it was time for a change and Sonja moved on to the computer branch, again as a Office Manager but this time in a solo function for a foundation of Exact resellers. After her marriage she made a short side step into the Health Care sector where she realized that all people are just people and a secretary can work in any branch if she wants to. Since she missed her hometown and her husband was able to work from Eindhoven as well they moved back there. After a year of working for agencies she found her place at SHT where she works as office manager. Next to her tasks there she also assisted Gijs Mom for two years, at that time the head editor of the Journal of Transport History. She was also involved in the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M).

Mrs. S.J.P. (Sonja) Beekers
Eindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
IPO-building, room 2.31
P.O. box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Tel: 040-2474641
Fax: 040-2444602
S.Beekers@tue.nl

Loek Stoks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. L.(Loek) Stoks
Eindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
IPO-building, room 2.29
P.O. box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Tel: 040-2474287
Fax: 040-2444602
l.stoks@tue.nl