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Science & Astrology in China and Japan: Techniques and the Reading of Horoscopes in the Medieval Period

On 6 of February in Lisbon, Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk will offer a workshop on Science and Astrology in China and Japan. It will address the history and transmission of Indo-Iranian astrology to East Asia. Free participation but registration required. Email: theastraproject@gmail.com. February 6, 2023, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Science &…

Interview with David Salomoni

Rai Storia interviews David Salomoni Interview with David Salomoni on Rai Storia about his book "Magellano. Il primo viaggio intorno al mondo." 7 January, streaming available for Italy only.

Helena Avelar Seminar on Ancient Astronomy and Astrology

José Maria Moreno Madrid talked on the astronomical methods of calculation of longitude and it’s consequences on the territorial disputes between Spain and Portugal in the 16th century at the Helena Avelar Seminar on Ancient Astronomy and Astrology. January 12, 2023, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Helena Avelar Seminar on Ancient…

Séminaire d’histoire des sciences astronomiques

Henrique Leitão and Juan Acevedo were invited speakers at the Séminaire d’histoire des sciences astronomiques. January 10, 2023, Syrte L'Observatoire de Paris, Paris Séminaire d’histoire des sciences astronomiques Henrique Leitão and Juan Acevedo presented "The challenge of a global Earth: Longitude and the Birth of Mathematical Cosmography" and "What Was Nomical in the Astro Navigation…

Edgar Zilsel: Philosopher, Historian, Sociologist

Edgar Zilsel: Philosopher, Historian, Sociologist Edited volume, contains the contribution of Antonio Sánchez and Henrique Leitão “Social and Epistemic interactions between Artisans and Scholars in Iberia. A Zilselian reading of Early Modern Maritime Expansion”, in Edgar Zilsel: Philosopher, Historian, Sociologist, edited by Donata Romizi, Monika Wulz, Elisabeth Nemeth (Berlin: Springer, 2022). More information here. Springer,…

I Gonzaga tra Oriente e Occidente. Viaggi, scoperte geografiche e meraviglie esotiche

I Gonzaga tra Oriente e Occidente. Viaggi, scoperte geografiche e meraviglie esotiche Edited volume, contains the contribution of David Salomoni, “Cultura e alfabetizzazione geografica nelle corti dei Gonzaga tra Umanesimo e Rivoluzione Scientifica (secc. XV-XVII)” in I Gonzaga tra Oriente e Occidente. Viaggio, scoperte geografiche e meraviglie esotiche, a cura di A. Canova, D. Sogliani…

Seminário Helena Avelar de Astronomia e Astrologia Antiga

Seminário Helena Avelar de Astronomia e Astrologia Antiga José Maria Moreno Madrid will participate in the seminar Helena Avelar de Astronomia e Astrologia Antiga with the talk "Quem precisa de cronómetros? Astronomia, longitude e ambições imperiais (1494–1524)" 12 January, 14:00, Room 8.2.19 at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

XVII Simpósio de História Marítima | Reportagem

XVII Simpósio de História Marítima Reportagem Henrique Leitão and Joana Lima interviewed in this reportage on the XVII Symposium of Maritime History. On the theme “Magellan and Elcano: from the sunset of an expedition to the genesis of a global world”. 22-24 November, Academia de Marinha, Lisbon, Portugal

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