Stefan Krebs is Assistant Professor for Contemporary History at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). He studied history, political science and philosophy at the universities Aachen and Aix-en-Provence. He received his PhD in the history of technology from RWTH Aachen University. As postdoc, Stefan Krebs worked in projects on the cultural history of car sound design (Eindhoven University of Technology); listening practices of engineers, scientists and physicians (Maastricht University); and the innovation history of Kunstkopf stereophony (University of Luxembourg). He is author of Technikwissenschaft als soziale Praxis [Engineering Science as Social Practice]. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009; and (together with Karin Bijsterveld, Eefje Cleophas and Gijs Mom) Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
In 2015 he received the Maurice Daumas prize of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) for his article “Dial Gauge versus Senses 1–0”: German Auto Mechanics and the Introduction of New Diagnostic Equipment, 1950–1980. Technology and Culture 55, 2 (2014): 354–389.
He is leading or coordinating the following research projects REPAIR, DEMA, REMIX, COMEM and Ranke.2