Monday, July 6, 2020

The researchers Ricardo Vaz and Bruno Almeida will be presenting the Medea-Chart Database at The British Society for the History of Science, Britain’s largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology and medicine. Their talk will focus on the devel...

Monday, June 22, 2020

Gregory McIntosh, a Medea-Chart researcher, just published a paper on this latest findings and reflections on the Kunstmann I chart. Full article can be read here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Following careful consideration of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’ve decided to pause on the arrangements for the International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart on the 4-5th June, Lisbon. Please do not book any t...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Yesterday, Bruno Almeida's research paper about the correlations between three portuguese nautical charts has been published at the International Journal of Cartography, entitled Famous charts and forgotten fragments: exploringcorrelations in early Portuguese naut...

Friday, January 24, 2020

A brief summary of the work developed by the Medea-Chart team was published on The Blue Book Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean, of the European Union, November 2019. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

The MEDEA-CHART database was created as a tool to assist in the study of medieval and early modern nautical charts. The database also aims to facilitate access to nautical charts for both the scientific community and all members of the public. In short, we collect disp...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The pre-Mercator nautical chart is an amazing artefact of unexpected complexity. Not because its construction relied on sophisticated methods but, on the contrary, owing to the limitations imposed by contemporary navigation, which prevented the adoption of the cartogra...

Monday, November 11, 2019

The pre-Mercator nautical chart is an amazing artefact of unexpected complexity. Not because its construction relied on sophisticated methods but, on the contrary, owing to the limitations imposed by contemporary navigation, which prevented the adoption of the cartogra...

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) invites paper proposals for the International Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart to be held on June 4-5, 2020, at the Instituto Hidrográfico, Lisbon, Portugal....

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

We are seeking for a highly motivated researcher with a master’s degree on any field to integrate the Medea-Chart team of researchers. The candidate should reside in Portugal for the whole duration of the fellowship and may already be enrolled in the PhD program of “Hi...

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