IST: the first hundred years – culture, technology and society

Leading researcher: Jorge Freitas Branco
Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture
Type of project: National project
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Science | Technology | Society | Engineers | Student movement | IST


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: Centro de Estudos de História Contemporânea Portuguesa (CEHCP/ISCTE); Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UTL)
Funding: FCT
Reference: PTDC/ANT/65979/2006
Starting date: 01-07-08

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Abstract

The celebration of the first centenary at IST (Lisbon Institute of Technology, 1911-2011) serves as a framework for three multi-disciplinary themes developed by anthropologists and historians. 1) IST as a ´technological place´ analyses the relationship between the space and the knowledge production that is undertaken there. It implies bringing together a collection of technical artefacts and the drafting of a preliminary proposal for an “IST museum”. The collection and the proposal are intended to present thematic aspects of the relationship between S&T (science and technology) and society. Participating observation is adopted and interviews are carried out on the institution’s two campuses. 2) Engineering ‘made in IST’ disseminated throughout the country. Situations are selected to consider the relationship between universities, industry and society. Oral history, press research and documentary analysis are used.n3) IST students, teaching staff and engineers: training, image and authority. Special attention is given to sociabilities, representations, gestuality and feminization as phenomena of cultural incorporation into a professional group – by means of documentary analysis and criticism, oral history, questionnaires and iconographic analysis.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub82*Jorge Freitas BrancoPrincipal Investigatorproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and societyNational projectConcluded
pub526*Florbela GomesResearch scholarproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and societyNational projectConcluded
pub527*Marta Nunes SilvaResearch scholarproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and societyNational projectConcluded
Other researchers

ResearcherPositionInstitutionProjOutrosTitulo_EN
Luísa Tiago de OliveiraResearcherISCTE-IULproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and society
Maria João VazResearcherISCTE-IULproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and society
Magda PinheiroResearcherISCTE-IULproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and society
Benedicta FerreiraResearcherISCTE-IULproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and society
António Monteiro CardosoResearcherIHC, NOVA FCSHproj2*IST: the first hundred years - culture, technology and society