Inês Gomes



Inês Gomes has a degree in Biology, a Master in Georesources and a PhD in History and Philosophy of Sciences. During her PhD, she crossed methodological approaches in the history of science, history of collections, and heritage studies. Subsequently, she broadened her research interests to Animal History and Urban History of Sciences, as well as Environmental and Rural History, collaborating with the Institute of Contemporary History and as a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra and at the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Sciences and Technology. Recently, she has been interested in the relations between science and governance, in particular regarding the management of natural resources.

Research fields

  • History of science
  • Environmental history
  • Material culture

Selected publications

  • Gomes, Inês, “Allies or Enemies? Dogs in the Streets of Lisbon in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century,” in Science, Technology and Medicine in the Making of Lisbon (1840–1940), edited by Ana Simões and Maria Paula Diogo, 323–343. Leiden: Brill, 2022. [link]
  • Gomes, Inês, Ana Isabel Queiroz & Daniel Alves. “Iberians against locusts: fighting cross-border bio-invaders (1898-1947),” Historia Agraria 78 (2019): 127-159. [PDF]
  • Gomes, Inês. “The natural history collection at the Lisbon Military College: tracing the history of a teaching collection,” Journal of the History of Collections 29 (2017): 409–422. [link]

Main projects

  • Researcher in the project “Burning landscapes: A political and environmental history of the large wildfires in Portugal (1950-2020)” — Coordinated by Miguel Carmo and Ana Isabel Queiroz (IHC — NOVA FCSH) and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology. [PTDC/HAR-HIS/4425/2021] 2022-
  • Researcher in the project “ReSEED – Rescuing seed’s heritage: engaging in a new framework of agriculture and innovation since the 18th century” — Coordinated by Dulce Freire (CEIS20 — University of+ Coimbra) and funded by the European Research Council (grant agreement n°760090). [link]
  • Researcher in the project “Visions of Lisbon — Science, technology and medicine (STM) and the making of a techno-scientific capital (1870-1940)” — Coordinated by Ana Simões (CIUHCT) and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/IVC-HFC/3122/2014). [link]
  • Research fellow of the project “Introductions, invasions and control measures of plant pests in Southern Europe. An Interdisciplinary comparative approach from the 19th century onwards” — Coordinated by Ana Isabel Queiroz (IHC – NOVA FCSH) and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (IF/00222/2013/CP1166/CT001). [link]



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