Maria Paula Diogo, professor and researcher at the Department of Applied Social Sciences (DCSA) at the NOVA School of Science and Technology and CIUHCT - Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology, was awarded the 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the most significant distinction in the area of history of technology.
The prize is promoted by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), which recognizes academics who have contributed exceptionally to the history of technology through research, teaching, publications and other activities relevant to the area. The honour is rarely delivered to Europeans and so far never to a southern European country.
“At the professional level, I do not think of another moment as relevant, which means the international recognition of my research, but also because it comes from SHOT, a reference society in my field of study”, admits the researcher.
This distinction also attests to the excellence of the research carried out in the area of History of Technology within the scope of CIUHCT and DCSA, being a tribute to the support that the non-technical training of the NOVA School of Science and Technology students receive from our school.
Due to the constraints imposed by the pandemic, the Leonardo da Vinci Medal will be presented in the 2021 SHOT Congress in New Orleans, accompanied by a lecture by the winner.