The "Science, Technology and Medicine in the Construction of Portugal" collection is now available
23 June 2021
One of CIUHCT's Flagships, the Science, Technology and Medicine in Construction of Portugal collection, under general coordination of Ana Simões and Maria Paula Diogo, is an unprecedented approach in four volumes, from the 15th century to the present day.
Throughout these volumes — New Horizons (15th-17th centuries), Reason and Progress (18th century), Identity and 'Civilizing Mission' (19th century) and Innovation and Contestation (20th century) —, comes to the fore. know the best historical research in these areas to a diverse audience, combining the historical and scientific context in Portugal.
The first volume is coordinated by Antonio Sánchez, Palmira Fontes da Costa and Henrique Leitão; the second by Ana Simões, Marta Lourenço and José Alberto Silva; the third by Ana Carneiro, Teresa Salomé Mota and Isabel Amaral; and the fourth volume by Maria Paula Diogo, Cristina Luís and M. Luísa Sousa.
New Horizons (15th-17th centuries) revisits classic topics and less-discussed themes by historians, with special emphasis on the development of scientific, technological and medical practices during the construction of the Portuguese colonial empire.
Reason and Progress (18th century) discusses the organization paths of science, technology and medicine, through a plethora of supports and recipients. It also explores their transits in the 18th century Portuguese empire, identifying actors, groups and networks, and exploring their intricate articulations, negotiations and appropriations.
Identity and 'Civilizing Mission' (19th century) focuses on the way in which science, technology and medicine influenced political, economic and social conceptions, decisions and actions, contributing to the construction of Portugal's identity as a nation-state and colonial power between 1850, with the Regeneration, and the beginning of the 20th century.
Innovation and Contestation (20th century) focuses on the multiple roles assumed by science, technology and medicine in Portugal throughout the four political regimes that marked this period – monarchy, First Republic, Estado Novo and democracy – in a context in which the national and international dimensions densify the texture of their crossings.
The launch is scheduled for July 13th. More information soon.