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127 September 2017


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Turriano-Icohtec Prize 2017
The Turriano-ICOHTEC Prize for young historians, sponsored by Fundación Juanelo Turriano, was awarded to Dr Brice Cossart for his thesis Les artilleurs et la Monarchie Catholique: Fondements technologiques et scientifiques d'un empire transocéanique [The Gunners and the Catholic Monarch War: Technology and Science in the Shaping of a Transoceanic Empire], defended at the European University Institute at Florence in 2016.

The awards ceremony was held on the occasion of the 44th ICOHTEC Symposium at Río de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017.

The judges, presided by Jeremy R. Kinney (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum), included Yoel Bergman (Cohen Institute, Tel-Aviv University), Irina Gouvezitch (Centre Maurice Halbwachs École Normale Supérieure) and Klaus Staubermann (National Museums of Scotland).
Grants for PhD. studies. Deadline

The deadline for applying for the Fundación Juanelo Turriano 2017/2018 PhD. grants for theses dealing with the history of science or engineering is 18 September next. Particular consideration will be given to applications for research on architecture or hydraulic, civil or mechanical engineering.

The gross yearly sum awarded with each grant is €14 400.



Other current events

Leonardo Torres Quevedo. Exhibitions
Leonardo Torres Quevedo. Exhibitions

Two exhibitions on Leonardo Torres Quevedo will be on display this month.

1 to 30 September: Leonardo Torres Quevedo and aero cars, Eureka! Science Museum, San Sebastián.

2 to 28 September: Leonardo Torres Quevedo: conquering the air, Provincial Courthouse, Soria.  

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