Principal Investigador | Ph.D.

Dulce Freire (Ph.D.) is a research fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa (Institute of Social Sciences – University of Lisbon). She has a degree in History (1992) from NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), where Dulce also concluded the master (1998), with a dissertation about wine production and consumption, and the PhD (2008), studying the impacts of the Green Revolution in Portugal. 

She has been researching rural and agrarian history within Portuguese and Iberian contexts since the ’90s. Her publications consist of more than 100 articles or book chapters, and five books.  In recent years she has been coordinating various scientific projects related to changes in agriculture, food, society and public policy since the 19th century, bringing together researchers and students with different backgrounds such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography and Architecture. 

Project Manager

Caroline Delmazo has a degree in Social Communication – Journalism (2004) from Universidade Federal de Mina Gerais (Brazil) and a master’s degree in New Media and Web Practices (2018) taken at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). In 2010, she also took part of the Balboa Program for Young Iberoamerican Journalists in Madrid (Spain).

She worked as a journalist for twelve years mostly as a producer and a reporter for TV and websites, having covered science and technology subjects and the big sports events hosted by Brazil (2014 FIFA World Cup, Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games).  In Portugal, while dedicating to her master’s project work, Caroline became member of iNOVA Media Lab, an applied research laboratory where she got involved in projects concerning digital media and emerging technologies.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Francesco D’Amaro is Ph.D. in Contemporary History from the University of Valencia (Spain, 2017). He has a degree in History from the University of Palermo (Italy, 2009) and also concluded the Ph.D. in Society, Politic and Cultures at La Sapienza University in Rome (Italy, 2013) and the M.A. in Libraries and Documentary Heritage at the Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain, 2017).

He studies rural society and state agents in terms of bottom-up dynamics and global view. Interested in long-term research relating to human intervention on landscape and management of production, he uses an interdisciplinary approach that provides a link between geographical and economic studies under a historical methodology. His thesis examines farmers’ collective action in face of national policies and engineers’ ambitions. It received the 2018 runner-up prize from the Spanish Contemporary History Association.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Maria do Mar Gago is a historian of science and technology interested in the global history of crops. She has a degree in Biology (2000), a master’s degree in History and Philosophy of Sciences (2009) and concluded her Ph.D. in History at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa in January 2018. Her dissertation, Robusta Empire: Coffee, Scientists and the Making of Colonial Angola (1898-1961), deals with the importance of Robusta coffee to understand the nature of Portuguese colonialism. 

Her current work enlarges on her previous experience of writing at the intersection of history of science and technology, environmental history, agricultural history, imperial history and global political history. Having extensively worked in communication of science, she is also interested in contributing to better dissemination and communication of academic results. She is associated editor of HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technology since 2018. 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Inês Gomes has a degree in Biology (2004), a master’s degree in Georesources (2008) and a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa (2015). Using natural history collections in Portuguese schools (1836-1975) as the main source, her Ph.D. thesis crosses methodological approaches from the history of science, the history of collections and scientific heritage studies to identify and describe the creation, development, transit and use of natural history teaching collections and to understand past practices and the meaning of objects in the present.

She also held a postdoctoral position at Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia and collaborated with the Institute of Contemporary History, developing research in the areas of urban history of science and environmental history.