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...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Next Friday, September 20th, Joaquim Gaspar and Henrique Leitão will both deliver a seminar at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, at 14.30, room 8.2.3 (Portuguese only)


Métodos cartométricos e de modelação numérica no estudo de carta...

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...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Joaquim Alves Gaspar gave a Ted Talk in May under the topic of the Maritime Discoveries and shows how cartographers and seafarers dealt with the geometric inconsistencies of the early modern nautical charts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference...

Monday, June 3, 2019

Friday, June 7th at 10.30am, Joaquim Alves Gaspar will deliver a talk at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, room 8.2.14. All welcome.

Brief summary

We know from Antiquity that the Earth is round. Not only did the Greeks produced solid arguments that the surfa...

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 24th at 10.30am, Gregory McIntosh will deliver a talk at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, room 8.2.14. All welcome.

Brief summary

After the discovery of lands to the West in 1492 and the opening of the sea route to the East in 1498, the great pr...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The daily newspaper Público released a small video on the book launch session that took place at the newspaper headquarters in Alcântara, last week, May 2nd, with insights of the book.

For a full news piece please visit the oficial newspaper website.

Monday, April 29, 2019

This Thursday, May 2nd, the book A Redondeza da Terra e outras Histórias da Ciência e da Cartografia which comprises the 22 essays publish between June and November 2018 will be released with the newspaper O Público, at its headquaters, in Alcantara around 18.45h. The...

Thursday, March 28, 2019


Henrique Leitão, Principal Investigator at the Interunivsersity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, Professor at the History and Philosophy of Science Department at Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University and a Medea-Chart team member, won an ERC Advanced...

Monday, March 18, 2019

A new article entitled Early Modern Nautical Charts and Maps: Working Through Different Cartographic Paradigms was published by Joaquim Gaspar and Henrique Leitão. To read and learn about this work visit Brill, Journal of Early Modern History.

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