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The lecturers are specialists in History of Science and have considerable teaching and research experience.

Last name; Name Institution Email
Arrizabalaga Valbuena, JonInstitució Milà i
CSIC Researcher in the History of Science attached to the Institución Milà y Fontanals (IMF), Barcelona. His research is mostly focused on three areas: humanitarianism, war medicine and health technologies (19th to 21st centuries); emerging infectious illnesses and global health in the contemporary world; and disease, medicine and minorities in ancient-régime Europe.
Balltondre Pla, Mò
Calvo Labarta, M.
Is a Senior Lecturer teching Arabic Language and Scientific Thought in Eastern Islam at a graduate level. At a postgraduate level she teaches a course on the transmission processes of Medieval Science, and on Science and Civilisation in the Arabic and Islamic World. She is a member of the “Millàs Vallicrosa” Group for the History of Arabic Science, and her avenues of research include: medieval Arabic astronomcal instruments, science and religion, astronomy and astrology, and scientific lexicography.
Casulleras Closa, Josep
Is a lecturer in the history of science, the history of Islamic societies, and language, translation and literature in the fields of Arabic and Islamic studies. His research deals with astronomy, mathematics applied to astrology, and engineering in medieval Arabic societies. He is a member of the "Millás Vallicrosa" group of History of Arabic Science at the UB.
Cozzoli, Daniele Pompeu Fabra
Is a Ramón y Cajal research fellow at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). His main avenues of research focus on 20th century biomedical institutions, the impact of the USA on the transformation of the European research system after World War II, and the birth of the chemical-pharmaceutical research system between 1920 and 1960.
de Bianchi,
Dr De Bianchi joined the CEHIC as Marie Curie Fellow (FP7 PEOPLE-COFUND, Beatriu de Pinós Programme). Her project "Breaking Rules: Hermann Weyl in between the WWII and the Cold War. A History of Parity Violation" focuses on Hermann Weyl’s work at Princeton (1934-1955). Her research interests include Early Modern Philosophy, with emphasis on Immanuel Kant, and current debates on explanation in the Philosophy of Science.
Díaz Fajardo,
Profesora de la Facultad de Filología e investigadora del Grupo Millàs Vallicrosa de Historia de la Ciencia Árabe. Su línea de investigación principal se centra en la edición crítica y el estudio histórico de manuscritos científicos escritos en lengua árabe en al-Andalus y el Magreb (siglos XI-XV). Ha trabajado sobre tradiciones astronómicas, prácticas y tablas astrológicas, medida de superficies, geografía astrológica y tiempos de gestación. Su segunda línea de investigación trata sobre el valor de la formación para el colectivo de mujeres immigrantes magrebíes.
Dorce Polo,
Carlos Dorce Polo’s research activities focus on the history of mathematics, especially the mathematics developed in Al-Andalus and Renaissance in Spain. Since 2006, he is a lecturer on History of Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (UB).
Miquel Forcada’s teaching activities covers the history of science, namely on Science and Civilisation in the Arabic and Islamic World at graduate and postgraduate level. In his research, he specialises in the history of Arabic science in Al-Andalus: ethnoastronomy, cosmological doctrines, the social history of science and the interaction between philosophy and science, especially in the fields of the natural and medical sciences.
Galech, Jesús
His research focuses on the history of astrology, alchemy, medicine, mathematics and astronomy in the 17th and 18th centuries, but also on the public communication of science and technology, and the interactions between science and the arts throughout history.
Girón, ÁlvaroInstitució Milà i
Has worked for years on the process of appropriation of different versions of evolutionism/Darwinism by the libertarian movement inside and outside Spain. As a senior research fellow at the IMF-CSIC, he is now currently working on the relationship between free thinking, the Masons, radical culture and Darwinism.
González Silva, MatianaFormer academic staff of the
Sus líneas de investigación incluyen la imagen pública de la ciencia y el periodismo científico, así como la historia del programa por la erradicación de la malaria en los años cincuenta del siglo XX.
Hochadel, OliverInstitució Milà i
Works on the interaction between science and its audiences. His case studies include electricity in the Enlightenment, the history of zoos (19th to 20th centuries), specifically the Barcelona zoo, the history of “human-origins research” (20th century), science and nationalism (20th century) and fraud in science. He is currently a JAE postdoctoral fellow at the IMF-CSIC.
Jiménez Lucena, Isabel University of
Is a senior lecturer in the Department of History of Science at the University of Málaga. Since cademic year 2000-2001 she has  been teaching History of Medicine at undergraduate level, and a course on eGender and science, as part of the graduate programme on “Gender Relations, Society and Culture in the Mediterranean”, and “Health from the Gender Perspective” in the UMA’s Official Master’s in Equality and Gender. Her studies are framed within the social history of contemporary medicine, and her publications have addressed the relationships of health, illness and health policies with gender, social class and colonialism.
Malet Tomàs, Antoni Pompeu Fabra
Is a Professor of the History of Science. He is the director of the  History of Science group at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). His research is focused on three fields: the mathematical sciences in the 16th and 17th centuries, especially in their relationship with philosophy and religion; Kepler’s optics and optical instruments in the 17th century; and the relationships between science and politics during the Franco regime.
Massa Esteve, Maria RosaUniversitat Politècnica de
Is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics I at the ETSEIB (UPC) and a member of the History of Science and Technology Research Group (GRHCT-UPC). She teaches History of Mathematics and History of Science at undergraduate and graduate level. Her research is focused on the history of mathematics from the 16th to 18th centuries and the history and education of science.
Molero Mesa, Jorge
Is a senior lecturer in the UAB’s Faculty of Medicine. His avenues of research include medicine and colonization in the Spanish protectorate of Morocco, the history of social illnesses, the history of Spanish healthcare administration, health and the working class in contemporary Spain, and anarchism and the process of medicalization. His current teaching duties are associated with the individual, health and society (Faculty of Sciences), the introduction to the health sciences (Faculty of Medicine) and Practicum I (Faculty of Medicine).
Mülberger, Annette
Is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Psychology (UAB), where she teaches History of Psychology at undergraduate level. Her avenues of research include the study of the mind in Europe (19th and 20th centuries) and discussions on the boundaries of the science of psychology.
Nieto-Galan, Agustí
Agustí Nieto-Galan is Senior Lecturer in History of Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and ICREA Acadèmia Fellow (2009). Following degrees in both chemistry and history, he took his PhD in the History of Science at the Universitat de Barcelona and held postdoctoral positions in the Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford, and the Centre de Recherche en Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie/ CNRS, Paris. He has written widely on the history of chemistry and natural dyestuffs, and the history of the popularization of science (18th-20th centuries). He is a founding member of the international research group “Science and Technology in the European Periphery” (STEP), and the Director of the Centre d’Història de la
Ciència (CEHIC) at the UAB. He is currently working on several aspects of science popularization and urban history of science in Europe. From his recent work on the history of science popularization (18th-20th centuries), Dr. Nieto-Galan focuses now on urban history of science, as a way to explore the complex interactions between science and the city. Following the “urban turn” in the historiography of science, he is now editing a collective volume on the scientific culture of Barcelona (1888-1929). In that “urban” context, he also develops the “hunger artists’ project”, as a new research field on cultural history of science at a European level. Through a careful analysis of several itinerant public fasts from 1880s to the 1920s, he approaches debates on the culture of nutrition, its
medicalization processes, and the quest for scientific authority at a comparative level. He also works on a new history of chemistry in twentieth-century Spain, with a particular emphasis on professional chemists’ role during Franco’s dictatorship.
Pardo Tomás, JoséInstitució Milà i
Is a senior research professor at the IMF-CSIC. He is currently working on medicine and natural history in the early modern period (16th to 18th centuries) but also in more contemporary period (19th to 20th centuries): relations between colonial and metropolitan spheres; areas of interaction between science and audiences (anatomical theatres, cabinets, museums); and vehicles and scientific communication networks (publications, correspondence, education and travel).
Presas Puig, AlbertPompeu Fabra
Is a lecturer in History of Science at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). He obtained his doctorate at the Technische Universität Berlin (1995) and is currently working on the history nuclear energy systems in Europe, as well as analysing the constitution of the Spanish scientific community during Franco regime.
Puig Aguilar,
Is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Philology at the UB. She teaches the history of the Arabic language, the ecdoctics of Arabic manuscripts and mediaeval astronomy instruments. She has been a member of the “Millàs” group since 1983, and was the chief researcher from 2004 to 2008. Her research is focused on science and technology in Al-Andalus; mediaeval Arabic astronomy; mediaeval astronomy instruments and their relationship with instruments from the Renaissance; and astronomy instruments in Mediterranean manuscripts and languages.
Puig Pla, CarlesUniversitat Politècnica de
Is a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics I at the ETSEIB (UPC) and a member of the History of Science and Technology Research Group (GRHCT-UPC). His teaching is focused on scientific and technological heritage and institutions, the history of the railroad, technology in ancient China, ancient physical geocentrism, and technical schools. His research is focused on the history of scientific and technological education and heritage (18th and 20th centuries), especially in Catalonia, and science and technology in ancient China and Greece.
Roca Rosell, AntoniUniversitat Politècnica de
Is a a senior lecturer in History of Science of the Department of Applied Mathematics I at the ETSEIB (UPC) and a member of the History of Science and Technology Research Group (GRHCT-UPC). He works on the history of engineering (18th to 20th centuries) and on scientific, technological and industrial heritage. He is also interested in the mutual relationships between science, technology and society, mainly in the field of exact sciences.
Romo Feito, José
Is a Senior Lecturer in the Department de Logic, History and the Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona (UB). At undergraduate level, he teaches an introductory course in the History of Science and other monographic courses. Regarding his research, his main interest is focused on the natural philosophy that emerged in the 17th century Scientific Revolution.
Is a member of the Centre for the History of Science (CEHIC) at the UAB, which he led between 2000 and 2010, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the same university. At undergraduate level, he has taught History of Science in the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, and he has served as director of graduate studies in History of Science (2000-2010). He has published studies on the history of the physical sciences in the 20th century, relations between science and industry, and physics and genre. He has also translated or published texts by Heinrich Hertz, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Niels Bohr in both Catalan and Spanish.
Is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the UAB. His research focuses on the relations between philosophy and psychology throughout history, and on epistemology. His main interest is in Kant’s philosophy of the (human) sciences and today’s debates on the psychology of rationality.
Tabernero Holgado,
Is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine and at the CEHIC, UAB. His avenues of research include film and television in the processes of popularising 20th century science, medicine and technology; the popularisation of the natural sciences in contemporary Spain (19th and 20th centuries); and the representation and articulation of medical-health practices and discourses in Spain in the 20th century. His teaching is associated with material, cultural, heritage and scientific communication, as well as medicine, film and literature, the history of biology and integrated learning in medicine.
ICREA Research Professor. Has researched broadly in the history of the human sciences, on topics such as psychology since the Renaissance, miracles and science in the early modern period, sexuality in the Enlightenment, the psychologies of the unconscious in the early 20th century, politics and the progressive education movement in the interwar years. Most recent books: The Sciences of the Soul: the Early Modern Origins of Psychology (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and Neurocultures (ed. with F. Ortega, Lang, 2011). Current research focus: the "cerebral subject" in historical perspective and in contemporary culture.
Is a History of Science lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the UAB and the curator of the Museum of the History of Medicine of Catalonia. At undergraduate level, he teaches “Introduction to the Health Sciences”, with a specialised seminar in the material culture of medicine. At a graduate level he coordinates the module on “Introduction to Research” and teaches on science popularization and medicalization. His research focuses on the study of medicine – the processes of professionalization, training and specialisation, spaces and means of medical knowledge production, and political commitment as part of the genesis and development of modern and contemporary Catalan society.