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...

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...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Luis Robles Macías, a former engineer passionate about the history of cartography and the discoveries, has written an insightfull and contextual article about the possible discovery of the Magellan Planisphere offered to D. Carlos I in 1519. This planisphere was though...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Some members of the Medea-Chart team, the researchers Joaquim Gaspar, Henrique Leitão, Gregory McIntosh and Bruno Almeida, attended the International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC 2019) in Amsterdam, last month. All had the opportunity to present their...

Monday, July 23, 2018

O trabalho de Joaquim Gaspar e Henrique Leitão foi recentemente referenciado por Nuno Crato, num artigo do jornal online "Observador" sobre o Tratado de Tordesilhas.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A recently rediscovered Portolan Chart is now able to be studied by scholars. The Portolan Chart here mentioned was kept at the Archives Départementales de Vaucluse in Brussels since 2002, at the time discovered by a local amateur intrigued by the drawings and colors o...

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