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076 March 2015


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Grant for PhD. studies. Academic period 2015-2016
The Fundación Juanelo Turriano is calling for applications for two PhD. grants worth 14.400 euros yearly each for dissertations dealing with the history of science or engineering. Particular consideration will be given to studies relating to architecture or to hydraulic, civil or mechanical engineering.
The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2015.

See requirements and award criteria (in Spanish)
Download registration form (in Spanish)
Ars Mechanicae, travelling exhibition at the Royal Mint at Segovia
The celebrations around the reopening of the Royal Mint Museum at Segovia included the showing of the travelling exhibition Ars Mechanicae. Ingeniería medieval en España [Ars Mechanicae, Medieval engineering in Spain], organised by Fundación Juanelo Turriano in conjunction with Centre for Public Works Studies and Experimentation (CEDEX)-Centre for Historic Studies on Public Works and Urban Planning (CEHOPU).
The exhibition will be open to the public through 7 June 2015.
Lecture examines life and work of Lucio del Valle
On 4 March, Fernando Sáenz Ridruejo, civil engineer and Fundación Juanelo Turriano trustee, delivered a lecture entitled Vida y obra de Lucio del Valle (Life and work of Lucio del Valle).
This lecture formed part of the programme for Madrid’s 2015 Civil Engineering Week
Journal Quaderns d’història de l’enginyeria. Articles
Volume XIV of the journal Quaderns d’història de l’enginyeria carries articles entitled Las obras públicas y la imagen de España en la literatura de viajes (SS. XVII-XIX) [Public works and Spain’s image in seventeenth to nineteenth travel literature] by Daniel Crespo Delgado and Alfonso Luján Díaz and Nueva perspectiva sobre el submarino Peral [New perspective on the Peral submarine], a review by Antoni Roca Rosell of the book Submarino Peral, día a día de su construcción, funcionamiento y pruebas [Peral submarine, day-by-day account of its construction, operation and trials], authored by García-Diego International Prize winner Juan Ignacio Chacón Bulnes and published by Fundación Juanelo Turriano.
Visit to Fundación Juanelo Turriano
Students enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid’s History of Spanish Art master programme visited Fundación Juanelo Turriano last 5 March, when they were introduced to the foundation's activities and the research facilities afforded scholars and others interested in the history of Spanish technology and engineering.

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