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064 September 2014


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Ars Mechanicae exhibition extended at Valladolid’s Science Museum

The Ars Mechanicae exhibition has been extended through 16 November to concur with Science Week. One of the week’s highlights will be a conference delivered by exhibition curator Pedro Navascués on 11 November at the Science Museum in Valladolid.


The Juanelo Turriano Foundation is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award

The Juanelo Turriano Foundation is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.

Fundación Juanelo Turriano Library. New acquisitions
Apuntes de materiales para la construcción de firmes y pavimentos. Resumen de las conferencias dadas por D. Antonio Prieto, profesor de la asignatura, durante el curso académico 1915-16 [notes for the construction of road and other pavements: summary of lectures by Antonio Prieto, course professor, in academic year 1915-16]

Caminos de hierro del norte de España: guía descriptiva, mayo 1930 [railways in northern Spain: descriptive guide, May 1930] 

De re militari : umanesimo e arte della guerra tra Medioevo e Rinascimento. Valturius (facsimile)

Nuevo Ministerio del Aire [new air force ministry headquarters]. Huarte y Compañía S.L. Construcciones

Origen de los ferrocarriles españoles (comienzo de su historia): 1829-1855 [origin of Spanish railroads (early history)]. By Francisco Wais

Other current events

El hilo de Betancourt (Betancourt’s thread), a play
El hilo de Betancourt (Betancourt’s thread), a play

El hilo de Betancourt will be staged at the School of Civil Engineering, Madrid, on Saturday 4 October. A theatrical recreation of the life of Agustín de Betancourt y Molina (1758-1824), distinguished Enlightenment engineer, the play affords an entertaining overview of this exceptional nomad, a practising inventor, designer, engineer and artist who earned renown in a hectic Europe, rocked by Enlightenment ideas, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution and Enlightened Despotism. Betancourt had to ultimately seek exile (1808) in Czar Alexander I’s Russia.

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Construction History Society. Second annual conference
Construction History Society. Second annual conference

The CHS (Construction History Society) announces that the deadline for submitting abstracts for papers to be read at its second yearly conference (Cambridge, 20-21 March 2015) is 15 October 2014.


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