Literature and Science IV
The fourth edition of the lecture cycle Literature and Science is organised by Daniel Gamito-Marques (CIUHCT) and Gabriela Gândara Terenas (CETAPS). Lectures will take place between March and June, usually at thursdays, 6pm, at NOVA FCSH (av. de Berna, near Gulbenkian).
In the hybrid discipline of literatura and science, it is usual to study the way science, technology and/or medicine are represented in literary works. That is the approach in this year's edition.
'The Society of the Algorithm" debates
Since November 2018
Are we renouncing part of our individual privacy in name of more efficiency and welfare? To what point do mechanisms subtracted from any public accountability intersect with our collective life? Legal frameworks and standards of conduct regulating privacy are important, but are they enough? Are there algorithms that foster autonomy, freedom, and emancipation?
This cycle of debates takes place at the Culturgest Foundation, and is organised by Davide Scarso. The first, in November 2018, was dedicated to Facebook, data science, and the digitisation of collective life, and the second, in April 2019, was dedicated to Big Data and health. Do not forget to follow the recently created Facebook group dedicated to covering these issues.
September to December a Dezembro de 2018
Associação Ludus, the Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and CIUHCT have taken the initiative of organising a series of regular, top-notch conferences. We intend to open a forum of discussion open to all, namely academics from all levels.
Our effort aimed to bring to the discussion those with something interest to share. The 2018 programme went from Camões' Lusíadas to the world of gaming, from the University to Artificial Intelligence. Thus, the lectures at Caleidoscópio were an invitation to exciting intellectual experiences. This programme will be continued in the near future.
Medea Chart Talks
Since October 2017
These lectures have been organised by the Medea Chart project since 2017. The project began that year and will last until 2022, with funding from the European Research Council, and coordination by Joaquim Alves Gaspar. Sessions take place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and aim to disseminate ongoing research, which is why its scheduling is irregular. For more information, please contact the project's manager, Ana Margarida Nunes.
- Os desertos e as ourelas do Mar: uma carta atlântica portuguesa do século XVI da Biblioteca Centrale della Regione Siciliana
25 May 2018
- A importância de fontes textuais na cartografia náutica (séculos XIII a XVI)
27 March 2018
- Investigando a natureza de uma carta portulano com olhar cartométrico
02 February 2018
- O que é realmente uma carta náutica?
14 December 2017
- After the Compass and Before the Chart: Considerations on the Origin of the Portolan Chart
27 October 2017
From 2009 to 2017
These conferences were a joint organisation between CIDEHUS, CIUHCT and the Institute of Social Sciences, in association with the HoST — History of Science and Technology journal. They took place year-round at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, on a bimonthly schedule, between 2009 and 2017. Ana Cardoso de Matos (CIDEHUS-UE) e Ana Simões (CIUHCT) were the organisers.
Seminars on Portuguese Scientific Heritage
From 2009 to 2011
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. They took place usually at 5pm, in the Manuel Valadares amphitheatre of the Museum of Science, Museus da Politécnica, University of Lisbon. Researcher Teresa Salomé Mota was responsible for the organisation, which had nine sessions in total [titles in portuguese]:
- A Colecção da Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa
Pedro Sousa Dias, 16/12/10
- O Património do Museu das Comunicações
Cristina Weber, 24/3/11
- O Património do Museu de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Amélia Rincón Ferraz, 13/4/11
- Projecto do Museu Virtual do Ministério da Educação
Paula Telo, 19/5/11
- O Património da Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de Lisboa
Madalena Esperança Pina, 8/7/11
- O Património do Instituto Oftalmológico Gama Pinto
Maria Luísa Coutinho Santos, 29/9/11
- O Património do Museu da Medicina
Manuel Valente Alves, 20/10/11
- Projecto Baú da Física e Química
Isabel Malaquias, 17/11/11
- O Património da Escola Secundária de Portalegre
Marcolina Guerra, 15/12/11
Seminars on Ancient Scientific Texts
From 2014 to 2015
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. The seminars took place between April 2014 and May 2015, with the following sessions:
- Ouranographia sive Caeli Descriptio (1591), de Adriaan van Roomen
Zaqueu Oliveira, 10/4/14
- Onirocriticon (Tratado dos Sonhos), de Artemidoro Daldiano (séc. II)
Abel Pena, 15/5/14
- Elementa geometriae, by André Tacquet (17th Century)
Samuel Gessner, 5/6/14
- Margarita Philosophica, de Gregor Reisch (séc. XVI)
Armando Martins, 28/11/14
- Le livre de physique, de Aldobrandino de Siena (séc. XIII)
Luís Ribeiro, 12/12/14
- Cosmographia, by Sebastian Binderlius (1518)
Thomas Horst, 9/1/15
- Tratado em Defensão da Carta de Marear (1537), by Pedro Nunes
Joaquim Alves Gaspar, 13/2/15
- De rerum natura (séc. I a.C.), de Lucrécio
Luís Cerqueira, 27/3/15
- De luce (ca. 1220), de Robert Grosseteste
Filipa Afonso, 17/4/15
- Théâtre d’Agriculture et Ménasges des Champs (1600), by Olivier de Serres
Ana Duarte Rodrigues, 15/5/15