Antropolands

Acronym: 
Antropolands
Project Title: 
Antropolands - Engineering the Anthropocene: The role of colonial Science, Technology and Medicine on changing of the African landscape
Duration: 
01/04/2016 - 31/03/2019
Principal Investigator NOVA.id.FCT/FCT-UNL: 
Maria Paula Diogo
Abstract: 

The Anthropolands project aims to contribute to the international debate on the theme of the Anthropocene by resorting to data kept in Portuguese archives and analysing it from a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) perspective.
The African Portuguese empire will be used (i) as a case-study of the construction of a Neo Portugal (following the Crosby’s 1993 terminology Neo-Europes) through the technoscientific intervention as a ‘domestication’ instrument of colonial territories, and (ii) an opportunity to use the changes in African landscapes as a laboratory of reflection about the concept of Anthropocene.