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The stars in sixteenth-century nautical literature: a comparative study

The stars in sixteenth-century nautical literature: a comparative study by Inês Bénard. The beginning of the sixteenth century was a period of intensive knowledge circulation between Atlantic and Indian Ocean navigational practices. Mariners began to incorporate new information from the disciplines of geography and astronomy into their sailing methods. Portuguese nautical instructions written in the…

The sixteenth-century Portuguese Suma Oriental and the Arab pilots: a comparative summa orientalis?

The sixteenth-century Portuguese Suma Oriental and the Arab pilots: a comparative summa orientalis? by Juan Acevedo. Starting from a consideration of Tomé Pires’ 1515 Suma Oriental, this article considers the feasibility, nature, and relevance of a summa orientalis in the form of a Portuguese Early Maritime Corpus. When this corpus is compared with Arabic nautical…

Jornadas DHFC 2021-22

Juan Acevedo presented “Digitalizando os tesouros da navegação pré-moderna”.   Jornadas DHFC 2021-22 Juan Acevedo presented “Digitalizando os tesouros da navegação pré-moderna” (Silvana Munzi & Juan Acevedo) at the "Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências".   July 21-22 2022, FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal

When the Stars Tell Time. Astronomical Timekeeping Practices at Night in Comparative Perspective.

Inês Bénard da Costa presented the paper “Telling Time and Space: The Zam in Indian Ocean Navigation”.   When the Stars Tell Time. Astronomical Timekeeping Practices at Night in Comparative Perspective. Inês Bénard da Costa presented “Telling Time and Space: The Zam in Indian Ocean Navigation” at the conference "When the Stars Tell Time. Astronomical…

4th International Conference on Science and Literature

Joana Lima presented the paper "Blue is the water that inked the Portuguese route from science to empire". 4th International Conference on Science and Literature   Joana Lima presented the paper "Blue is the water that inked the Portuguese route from science to empire" at the 4th International Conference on Science and Literature. Home June…

Silvana Munzi at the “Jornadas Científicas da Universidade de Lisboa”

Silvana Munzi at the Jornadas Científicas da Universidade de Lisboa Silvana Munzi presents the poster "Global navigation made global: Sustainable Digital Humanities" at the Jornadas Ciêntificas da ULisboa, an event devoted to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Embracing Societal, Technological and Environmental Challenges. More information here. Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal 28…

Teaching Geography – A never-ending dialogue between late antique and Renaissance Europe

Teaching Geography - A never-ending dialogue between late antique and Renaissance Europe by David Salomoni. The purpose of this article is to show how the dialogue between Antique and Renaissance geography did not happen only through the rediscovery and critical study of ancient sources by Italian and European humanists. Such a reading would leave out…

8th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History

Members of the RUTTER project will chair 4 symposium and present 7 talks at the 8th IHMA congress. 8th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History   Symposium: Politics, Science, Religion: New Historical Insights On the Making of Early Modern Thalassocracies. Chair: Fabiano Bracht. Nuno Vila-Santa “Spying on the Global Sea: French maritime and cosmographical espionage…

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