Lecture Series


CIUHCT Lectures

These conferences are organized by the CIUHCT and dedicated to studies in the History of Science and Technology. Speakers are invited to present original works, either concluded or in progress, based on their own research. The conferences are open to the public; each one lasts about 45 minutes followed by discussion. Most of the conferences are in Portuguese but in the case of invited foreign speakers, English might be used.

HoST Seminars

HoST seminars are organized each academic year on approximately a monthly basis. They are organized by CIDEHUS, CIUHCT e ICS, and take place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

Science and Empire

This seminar is dedicated to the presentation (15 mins.) and discussion (45 mins.) of works in progress on connections between scientific knowledge, technology, and imperial formations. It calls for historians, anthropologists and social scientists in general for a joint and interdisciplinary reflection about science and the colonial phenomenon. Every second wednesday of each month, from 12:30 to 13:30, alternating between the Faculty of Sciences and the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. 

Journal Club

The sessions of the Journal Club are informal discussions about texts, or documentaries, on the history of science and technology. These texts may be either a) recently published journal articles; b) book chapters, part of a book chosen for collective reading ("book club"); c) work in progress, a research paper or draft by one of the participants; d) documentaries on the thematics of history of science and technology ("documentary club", with 50 minutes of maximum duration). Every other week, on Fridays, at FCUL, 1pm.

Case Studies in Material Culture

This series of seminars is devoted to presenting and discussing study cases in the history of material culture and scientific collections, university museums and generally scientific heritage.

Seminars on Ancient Scientific Texts

The CIUHCT and the Centro de Estudos Clássicos (CEC) organise together a series of seminars devoted to the presentation, study and discussion of selected ancient scientific texts.

Seminars on Portuguese Scientific Heritage

This series of seminars is devoted to the presentation, discussion, and future perspectives of collections, archives and building premises associated with the history of research and teaching of science in Portugal.