Maria Paula Diogo is the first Portuguese speaker at the Kranzberg Memorial Lecture


This Sunday, September 25, at 5:30 pm, Maria Paula Diogo, professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and researcher at the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, will be the speaker at the 2022 Kranzberg Memorial Lecture, with the talk "Time and Human Agency: how can historians of technology contribute to present day debates".

The Kranzberg Memorial Lecture is the highest distinction awarded to an historian of technology by the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), the European organisation for this area of research, and this is the first time it has been given to a Portuguese.

The first Kranzberg Memorial Lecture took place in 1998 at the NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA, when the School was the organizer of that year's meeting of the ICOHTEC. The first Kranzberg Memorial Lecture was held by Professor Angus Buchanan (University of Bath, UK), personal friend of Melvin Kranzberg, and had, in the front row, the widow and son of Kranzberg and Mariano Gago, then Minister of Science and Technology.

To attend the lecture just access the link or through the conference website:, with the references: Meeting ID 646 9751 9365, Password: 359953