Maria Paula Diogo, professor and researcher at the Department of Applied Social Sciences (DCSA) at FCT NOVA and CIUHCT - Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology, was distinguished with the Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2020, the greatest distinction in the area of history of technology.
The prize is awarded 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 relevant activities in the field, is rarely given to Europeans and until now never to a southern European country.
“At the professional level, I don't think of another moment that is so relevant, which means international recognition of my research, but also because it comes from SHOT, the reference society in my area” admits the researcher.
This distinction also attests to the excellence of the research carried out in the area of the History of Technology within the scope of CIUHCT and DCSA, being a tribute to the support that the non-technical training of FCT NOVA students has received from our School.
Due to the constraints imposed by the pandemic, Leonardo da Vinci Medal will be delivered in 2021, at the SHOT congress in New Orleans, accompanied by a lecture by the winner.