History of Science, Technology, and Environment
Coordination: Quintino Lopes
With a tradition of research in the field of History of Science, consolidated around the IHC centre at the University of Évora, the Research Group develops studies on laboratories, museums, disciplines, objects and scientific collections, taking into account the international ecosystem of scientific practices since the 18th century. The researchers of the group are dedicated to the history of different processes of circulation of knowledge and techniques, analysing specificities internal to the different disciplinary fields but also considering science in a general historical framework.
In this context, and given the technical development and technological applications of science in the fields of human and non-human life, the Research Group on the History of Science, Technology and the Environment is, currently, an important meeting place between Science and Technology Studies and Environmental History. From this reunion have arisen research projects on the history of forests and forestry policies, as well as the history of seeds, plagues and famines, and even the great wildfires. The group has also contributed to the development and renewal of Imperial History in the fields of the History of Science and Environmental History.
The group brings together historians with a background in history, but also in natural sciences. It promotes and supports the publication of HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technology.
With a view to promoting scientific and environmental culture and the links between research and advanced training, the group is responsible for the doctoral programme in History and Philosophy of Science – Museology (University of Évora) and maintains strategic relations with partners such as the National Museum of Natural History and Science and the National Museum of Archaeology.
PhD Integrated Researchers
Picture: Page 589, Figure 211: Vue ideale de nuit du Palais de l’Exposition d’Electricite de Paris, en suupposant le toit central enleve. Les nouvelles conquetes de la science / Tome 1: L’électricité / par Louis Figuier (Source: Wellcome Collection).
Feb 2, 2024
The IHC could not miss the call
Jan 25, 2024
They were awarded the prize in the Lusophone Studies and Research Category.
Jan 3, 2024
The documentary directed by Ansgar Schaefer and Susana de Sousa Dias has finally arrived in Portuguese cinemas