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023 November 2012

 

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FUNDACIÓN

JUANELO

TURRIANO

023

2012

November

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NEWS

 

UNIVERSITY OUTREACH COURSE IN SEGOVIA

 

UNIVERSITY OUTREACH COURSE IN SEGOVIA

 

UNIVERSITY OUTREACH COURSE IN SEGOVIA

 

UNIVERSITY OUTREACH COURSE IN SEGOVIA

 

 

The National Distance University (UNED) and the Fundación Juanelo Turriano joined forces to deliver an outreach course entitled "Roman engineering. That the greatness of the empire might be attended with distinguished authority in its public buildings", held at the UNED's Segovia headquarters. Co-headed by UNED full professor Alicia Cámara and the Fundación managing director Bernardo Revuelta Pol, the course was attended by 28 students.

 

The following lecturers participated in the course:

 

  • Alonso Zamora, former director of the Segovia Museum
  • Carlos Caballero Casado, archaeologist, editor-in-chief of the journal El nuevo miliario
  • Manuel Durán, lecturer at the School of Civil Engineers, University of Corunna
  • José María Álvarez Martínez, director of the National Museum of Roman Art at Merida
  • Santiago Montero Herrero, full professor of ancient history. Complutense University of Madrid
  • Alicia Alicia Cámara, full professor of art history, UNED
  • Bernardo Revuelta PoI, architect, managing director of the Fundación Juanelo Turriano

 

The course concluded with a visit by all the participants to the Artifex exhibition on display at the former royal mint.

 

The lectures will be published on line in due time.

 

News item in El Adelantado de Segovia

 

FUNDACIÓN JUANELO TURRIANO LIBRARY: NEW ACQUISITIONS

 

FUNDACIÓN JUANELO TURRIANO LIBRARY

 

A TURRIANO ROBOT IN THE SMITHSONIAN?

 

A TURRIANO ROBOT IN THE SMITHSONIAN

 

A recent issue of the on-line journal Blackbird carried an article by scupltress Elizabeth King on a robot custodied by the Smithsonian Institution that some authors attribute to Juanelo Turriano.

 

See article

 

OTHER CURRENT EVENTS

 

100th ANNIVERSARY OF LEONARDO TORRES QUEVEDO'S ROBOT "EL AJEDRECISTA" (the chess player)

LEONARDO TORRES QUEVEDO'S ROBOT

 

On the occasion of the 12th Science Week, the Polytechnic University of Madrid's School of Telecommunications Engineering is commemorating the centennial of the robot "El Ajedrecista" with a number of events: an exhibition, a conference, a round table and a chess tournament.

 

The exhibition on the inventor will be open to the public from 5 to 16 November, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and the conference and chess tournament were held on 7 November at the School.

 

More information

 

 

SEHCYT BULLETIN

 

SEHCYT BULLETIN

 

 

The SEHCYT (Spanish Society of the History of Science and Technology) has released the second issue of its bulletin, dated July-December 2012

 

One of its articles reviews the book entitled Esferas Armilares published by the Fundación Juanelo Turriano.

 

 

 

7th SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATION AND HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

EDUCATION AND HISTORY OF SCIENCE

 

 

The 7th Symposium on Education and History of Science and Technology will take place on 15 and 16 March 2013 at the Institut d' Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, under the title "Guidance, Methodology and Perspectives".

 

This symposium is held in conjunction with the Societat Catalana d' Història de la Ciència i de Tècnica (SCHCT), which has organised ten prior conferences on the relationship between education and the history of science.

 

 

7th LATIN AMERICAN COLLOQUIUM ON CONSERVING THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

 

CONSERVING THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

 

 

TICCIH México, A.C. has announced that the 7th Latin American Colloquium on Conservation of the Industrial Heritage, entitled "Industrial Heritage and Regional Development: recovery, valorisation, reuse and social participation", will be held in the framework of the 3rd TICCIH México International Seminar.

 

The dates are 27 May to 2 June 2013 and the venue Zacatecas, Mexico.

 

 

MAURICE DAUMAS AWARD 2013

MAURICE DAUMAS AWARD 2013

 

ICOHTEC (International Committee for the History of Technology) has announced its Maurice Daumas Award for the best article or book published in 2011 or 2012. The deadline for receiving nominations is 23 January 2013.

 

Award rules

 

AQUADEMIA

Aquademia

 

The Aquademia project was presented on 9 November 2012 at the River Ebro Environment Centre in Zaragoza.

 

 

 

SEA MILLS IN CANTABRIA

 

SEA MILLS IN CANTABRIA

 

 

Architects Luis Azurmendi Pérez and Mª Ángeles Gómez Carballo have recently published a new book entitled Molinos de mar en Cantabria. Santa Olaja en el Ecoparque de Trasmiera.

 

http://www.asociaciontajamar.com

http://www.arquitecturalibros.blogspot.com.es/

 

CONSTRUCTION HISTORY SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S 2012 CONGRESS

CONSTRUCTION HISTORY SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

The Construction History Society of America's 3rd Biennial Meeting was held on 2 and 3 November at Cambridge under the title "American Construction History, 1850-1950".

 

More information

 

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