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081 June 2015


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García-Diego International Prize (8th edition)
The Fundación Juanelo Turriano announces the 8th edition of its García-Diego International Prize, worth 12000 euros, for research in any of the branches of the history of technology. The prize is open to any individual or group submitting an original, unpublished paper in Spanish.

The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2016.

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Fundación Juanelo Turriano Advisory Commission, new member
Inmaculada Aguilar Civera, Professor of the University of Valencia’s Department of Art History, corresponding member of the San Fernando Fine Arts Academy of Madrid and, since 2003, holder of the university’s Demetrio Ribes Chair, has joined Fundación Juanelo Turriano’s Advisory Commission. Since 1977, Professor Aguilar Civera has engaged in research on the history of Spanish railways, industrial architecture and civil engineering. 

Other current events

Enseñanza, ciencia e ideología en España (1890-1950), presentation
Enseñanza, ciencia e ideología en España (1890-1950), presentation

On 10 June, in the UNE hall of the Spanish National Research Institute Library, Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper Mulero and Juan Luis García Hourcade will present the book Enseñanza, ciencia e ideología en España (1890-1950) (Teaching, science and ideology in Spain, 1890-1950), authored by Manuel Castillo Martos and Juan Luis Rubio Mayoral.

The book addresses university research and the educational reform projects implemented in Spain from the early to the mid-twentieth century, particularly during the Second Republic.

UNED Summer course
UNED Summer course
The National Distance University (Spanish initials, UNED) will hold a summer course at Ávila from 8 to 10 July entitled La imagen secreta de las ciudades y territorios de la monarquía hispánica (Secret image of the Spanish monarchy’s cities and territories). The course will provide an interdisciplinary view of the impact on the history of Europe of the thousands of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century engineers’ drawings prepared to enable the king to decide on how to best conserve and defend his possessions. 


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