“Compreender, descrever, Medir o mundo. Cosmoteoria de António Castel-Branco. Um curso lecionado na Universidade de Évora (1588)”
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Armando Martins is assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Literatures of the University of Evora and member of the Center for Classical Studies of the University of Lisbon. He specializes in Neo-Latin literature of 15th to 18th centuries. He has an interest in literature in a wide sense, i.e., including technical texts on geography, treatises of casuistry, academic theses, philosophical treatises and grammars. His approach to such texts aims at the study of their literary form, the materiality of the print and manuscript. Being aware of the absence of any systematic and exhaustive instruments (dictionaries, histories, editions) in the area of Neo-Latin studies, his objective is to make the text intelligible in its verbal dimension and discover the relations between those texts, on one hand, and literature and art of that period, on the other. He published “Casus conscientiae: un caso límite de forma discursiva” in Perla Chinchilla Pawling (coord.), Las formas y las no-formas discursivas. Una aproximación a la historia de la identidad de los impresos. Universidad Iberoamericana A.C.; and in co-authorship: Manuel Álvares. Instituição da Gramática em três livros, aumentada e explicada por António Velez. Tomo I. Morfologia I: Paradigmas do nome, pronome e verbo. Princípios básicos das oito partes da oração. Introdução de Eustaquio Sánchez Salor e Juan María Gómez Gómez, edição crítica de Juan María Gómez Gómez e Carlos Salvador Díaz, tradução de Armando Martins e Cláudia Teixeira. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade. Samuel Gessner , Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT, ULisboa)
Samuel Gessner is an assistant researcher at the Center for History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT, ULisboa). During his career he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Portugal, France and Germany. His research focuses on the diverse mathematical cultures in medieval and early modern Europe. He examines how they interacted by studying the role of mathematical and astronomical instruments as conceived by both theoreticians and practitioners. He uses artefacts of material culture, in particular mathematical and astronomical instruments, as primary sources alongside textual documents. An artefact often is the starting point for his research. He published the study “Trepidation spheres” in the journal Centaurus (vol. 63, no. 4, 2021, p. 714-754) and, in co-authorship with Michael Korey, The wondrous course of the Planets. A heavenly machine for elector August of Saxony: An introduction to Eberhard Baldewein’s planetary clock in Dresden (2022).
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