Sima Krtalic is our new PhD student

Last week, Sima Krtalic, started as a PhD Student in the Medea-Chart Project. Sima has a Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, and a Master in Archaeological Materials Science, Universidade de Évora. With professional experience in translation and pedagogy, and an academic background in art history, fine art, social science, and material analysis, Sima’s interest is in probing the function of artworks as didactic aids, luxury items, physical objects, and more. Her previous work on cartography included a study of the materials, production methods, and context of the maps included in António Bocarro’s “Livro das Plantas de Todas As Fortalezas…” Sima’s current research centers on th

Nature podcast: How to beat research funding's boom and bust cycle

Earlier this month, Joaquim Alves Gaspar was interviewed by Julie Gould and Michael Teitelbaum, from Nature Journal, about the Medea-Chart project and the process for creating a multidisciplinary team of researchers and presenting a competitive application to the European Research Council, first time winning proposal on the History of Cartography. For a detailed interview visit the link at the official Nature Podcast section (at 14').