Maria Paula Diogo (Coordinator)

Full Professor
Departament of Social Sciences, FCT/NOVA

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Research interests

  • History of Technology and Engineering History in Portugal and in the Portuguese African Empire (Angola and Mozambique) (18th to 20th centuries);
  • History of Science in Portugal (18th to 20th centuries);
  • Globalisation of Science and Technology (knowledge transfer, networks, centre(s)/peripherie(s)).

Projects

As leader
  • "Anthropolands - Construir o Antropoceno; o papel da Ciência, Tecnologia e Medicina coloniais na alteração da paisagem Africana", (PTDC/IVC-HFC/6789/2014), 2016-2018;

  •  InsSCide - Inventing a Shared Science Diplomacy - PI of WP3 "Science Diplomats".
  • "Reshaping Africa: Portuguese engineering and territory management in the colonies of Angola and Mozambique (1870-1974)", (PTDC/HIS-HCT/118359/2010), 2012-2014;

  • "Textbooks for Iberian Engineers: a comparative study (17th-18th centuries)", (AI/CRUP: E-75/09), 2009-2010.
  • "The Popularization of Science and Technology (19th-20th centuries)", (Compromisso com a Ciência, FCT/MCTES), 2007-2012.
  • "Engineering and Scientific Culture in Catalunya and Spain", (HUM2007-62222/HIST, Ministerio da Educácion y Ciencia, Espanha), 2009-2012. Coordinator of the Portuguese Group (General Coordinator: Antoni Roca-Rosell, ETSEIB/UPC).
  • "Making Europe: Technologies and Transformations, 1850-2000" (book series editor: Johan Schot), 2009-2012.
As member
  • “Reading newspapers: an open window to representations of science and technology in the Portuguese press (1900-1926)”, (PTDC/HCT/68210/2006), 2008-2011.
  • “Nuclear Portugal: Physics, Technology, Medicine and Environment (1910-2010)”, (HC/0063/2009), 2010-2013.
  • “The spaces of Portuguese Technoscience (1837-1947)”, (PTDC/HCT/70798/2006), 2008-2011.

Publications (selection)

  1. M. P. Diogo, A. Simões, K.Gavroglu (eds.), “FORUM STEP Matters”, Technology & Culture, 57 (4), 2017:926-997.

  2. M. P. Diogo, K. Gavroglu, A. Simões, “STEP Matters. Historiographical Considerations”, in M. P. Diogo, K. Gavroglu, A. Simões, eds., “FORUM STEP Matters”, Technology & Culture, 57 (4), (2017):926-929.

  3. M.P.Diogo,"“To be or not to be”: la construction d’une identité civile pour les ingénieurs militaires portugais, Quaderns d'història de l'enginyeria (Special issue/ Festschriften to André Grelon), April, 2017

  4. I.Gouzévitch, A.C.Matos, M.P.Diogo, D.Gouzévitch, D. Martykánová, A.Roca-Rosell, "Introduction. "L’ingenieur Dans Tous Ses Etats": L’essor d’un Champ de Recherche Pluridsciplinaire et Transnational", Quaderns d'història de l'enginyeria (Special issue/ Festschriften to André Grelon), April, 2017

  5. M.P.Diogo, D. van Laak, Europeans Globalizing: Mapping, Exploiting, Exchanging, London/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

  6. M.P.Diogo, A.Simões, “All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant”. An informal tribute to Kranzberg’s Laws, ICON, 22, 2016:1-7

  7. J.Barros, Rodrigues, M.P.Diogo, Re-acessing Portuguese Coachbuilding and Motor Taxi Cabs in the Early 20th Century, in S. Fari, M.Noraglio, eds. Peripheral Flows. A Historical Perspective on Mobilities between Cores and Fringes, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2016, pp. 51-72.

  8. A. Simões, M.P. Diogo, K. Gavroglou, Sciences in the Universities of Europe, 19th and 20th centuries Springer: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 2015.

  9. A. Simões, M.P. Diogo, K. Gavroglou, "Introduction" in A. Simões, M.P. Diogo, K. Gavroglou, eds., Sciences in the Universities of Europe, 19th and 20th centuries Springer: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 2015, pp.1-7.

  10. A. Simões, A. Carneiro, M.P. Diogo, "The Journal of the Faculty of Sciences of the University Lisbon. The construction of the institutional identity of the Faculty of Sciences", in A. Simões, M.P. Diogo, K. Gavroglou, Sciences in the Universities of Europe, 19th and 20th centuries Springer: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 2015, pp. 265-289.

  11. A. Simões, M.P. Diogo, K. Gavroglou,, “Epilogue” in A. Simões, M.P. Diogo, K. Gavroglou, eds., Sciences in the Universities of Europe, 19th and 20th centuries. Academic Landscapes (Springer: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 2015), pp. 381-84.

  12. A. Carneiro, A. Simões, M. P. Diogo, L. M. Carolino, “De l’Ecole Polytechnique de Lisbonne à la Faculté des Sciences: enjeux d’identité” in Yamina Bettahar, Françoise Birck, Marie-Jeanne Mailfert, eds., Les Universités au risque de l’histoire. Principes, configurations et modèles,Les Presses de l'Université de Lorraine, 2014, pp 343-367.

  13. M.P. Diogo, A, Carneiro, "A revista de Obras Públicas e Minas e a engenharia colonial", Formas do Império, São Paulo (Brasil), Paz e Terra, 2014, pp. 517-534.

  14. M. P. Diogo, "Portuguese engineers, public works, and professional identity. The Portuguese Association of Civil Engineers (1869-1937)", HoST, 7 (2014):67-84

  15. A. Simões, A. Carneiro, M.P. Diogo, L.M. Carolino, "Da Escola Politécnica e da Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa", in Sérgio Campos Matos e Jorge Ramos do Ó, Universidade de Lisboas- séculos XIX e XX (vol2), Lisboa, Tinta da China, 2013, pp. 779-859.

  16. A. Simões, A. Carneiro, M.P. Diogo, L.M. Carolino, T.S. Mota, Uma História da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (1911-1974), Lisboa, FCUL, 2013.

  17. A. Simões, I. Zilhão, M.P. Diogo, A.Carneiro, “Halley turns Republican. How the Portuguese press perceived the 1910 return of Halley’s comet”, History of Science, 51 (2013): 199-219

  18. A. Carneiro, A.Simões, M. P. Diogo, T. S. Mota, “From sinner to saint. Geology and religion in Portugal”, Notes and Records of the Royal Society 2013, 1–24 doi:10.1098/rsnr.2012.0072, .

Scientific societies and other institutions

  • Society for the History of Technology (SHOT): Member of the Finance Committee (2012-2014); Member of the Executive Committee (2009-2011); Member of the Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship (2008-2011).
  • International Network in Engineering Studies (INES): Founding Member; Co-coordinator.
  • Science and Technology in the European Periphery (STEP): Founding Member.
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Studies (Taylor and Francis).
  • ESF Standing Committee for Humanities (SCH): Expert in STS (Science, Technology and Sociey).