Universidade de Lisboa: Consortium #6, Expert in WP3

Ana Simões is Full Professor of History of Science at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and co-coordinator of the Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT). Additionally, she is President Elect of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS, 2017-18). She has published extensively on the history of quantum chemistry, and on the history of science in Portugal, mainly in the context of international network Science and Technology in the European Periphery (STEP). Her more recent research addresses science in urban contexts.

Case Study Pitch

Prof. Simões 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".