Workshop: cultural territories and scientific territories – a study in boundaries
August 27-28, 2009

In this meeting, Daniel Garber (Princeton University, EUA), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Germany), Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger (Germany) and Marcos Galindo (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil) discussed the international trends in studies on history of science.


Simão Mathias Centennial: Documents, Methods and Identity of the History of Science
April 29-30, August 26-29, 2008

In 26 August 2008, Simão Mathias would have celebrated his 100th birthday. First PhD in Chemistry (University of São Paulo, 1942), in fact he was the first PhD in Brazil as a whole. An outstanding scholar and achiever, he was also a dreamer. For the History of Science, he dreamed, e.g. the establishment of a kind of a miniature “Library of Alexandria” specific to this field. This library would not merely be a collection of precious originals, but would also serve to nurture a group of scholars that gradually would develop a school. A part of this dream became true with the foundation of the research center that bears his name: Center Simão Mathias of Studies in History of Science – CESIMA – that has immense pleasure in celebrating his centenary. The present Workshop and Seminar are devoted to a subject matter that laid at the very foundation of CESIMA and which was a particular interest of Simão Mathias: Documents, Methods and Identity of the History of Science.


XIV Meeting of the Network for the History and Epistemology of Chemical and Biological Sciences
June 2014

RIHECQB is a network involving researchers in the history of chemistry and biology from Argentina, Brazil, France, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.


Allen Debus Biannual Lectures

Starting 2008, the Allen Debus Lectures are presented every 2 years by the most prestigious international specialists in the history of chemistry.

Research Seminars

Several research fellows visit CESIMA on a regular basis. On those occasions, joint research seminars are held with CESIMA staff.

Special Seminars

Seminars presented by reputed Brazilian researchers in the history of science and related fields.

The Noon Seminars

Seminars presented by reputed scholars from Brazil and abroad open to the overall community interested in the history of science.


Focusing on the practical features of research in history of science, the workshops are open to researches and the overall community interested in the history of science.

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