Maria Paula Diogo is Full Professor of History of Technology at the School of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, and member of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT). She pioneered the ﬁeld of History of Technology in Portugal and has written extensively on the history of engineering in Portugal and its agency in the Portuguese empire during the 19th century. She holds leadership positions in several research projects and is a member of the main international research networks and scientiﬁc societies. She was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2020 by SHOT (Society for the History of Technology).
Recent books include Europeans Globalizing: Europeans Globalizing: Mapping, Exploiting, Exchanging (Palgrave, 2016), Gardens and Human Agency in the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2019), and Inventing a European Nation: Engineers for Portugal, from Baroque to Fascism (Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2020).
In InsSciDE (Inventing a shared Science Diplomacy for Europe), the “sister project” of S4D4C also funded in the same Horizon 2020 call, she is Leader of the Work Package on Science Diplomats (WP3) and member of the project’s Management Board.