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Maria Paula DIOGO

Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Consortium #6, WP3 LEADER

Maria Paula Diogo is Full Professor of History of Technology at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA), and coordinator of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT). She pioneered the field of History of Technology in Portugal and has written extensively on the history of engineering in Portugal and its agency in the Portuguese empire during the 19th century. She holds leadership positions in several research projects and is a member of the main international research networks and scientific societies.

As WP Leader, Diogo will lead WP3 - Science Diplomats, organise an Open Conference in Lisbon with WP1, a Thematic Workshop, and a Local Network Presentation seminar. She will also conduct a case study and participate in the Project Management Board.

Case Study Pitch

Prof. Diogo is co-author of InsSciDE case study n°3.1, Emergence and 21st century development of international activities of Academies of Science and Academies of Technology. Read the pitch for this case study here.

The pitch outlines how the case study will focus on whether and to what extent Academies of Sciences became an instrument or a resource for national diplomacies, and whether they themselves developed a “track-two” diplomacy, of their own, through informal or formal channels (international cooperation and agreements). It points out that "from their inception scientific academies were crucial to build, shape and strengthen scientific networks among scholars, intellectuals and elite people across Europe".