Jaume Valentines-Álvarez



Jaume Valentines-Álvarez


Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT)


Nova University of Lisbon (UNL)


Post-doc researcher / Assistant professor


CIUHCT, Pólo Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Campus de Caparica, Edif. VII, Piso 2, Caparica

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Short biography

Jaume Valentines-Álvarez (Barcelona, 1977) is a post-doc researcher at the Centre for the History of Science and Technology in Lisbon (CIUHCT) and assistant professor at the Nova University of Lisbon. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering (2002), a degree in History (2005) and a PhD in History of Science (2012). He has recently been visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (2017).

His current works deal with  the entanglement of nationalism, technocracy and crises in Southern Europe, the tensions of technocracy, acracy and revolution during the Spanish Civil War, the fascist and toxic legacies of the Iberian dictatorships, and fun and violence as resistances to large-scale technologies.

CIUHCT web <http://ciuhct.org/en/jaume-valentines-alvarez>
MPIWG web <https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/users/jvalvarez&gt;


Recent publications

Valentines-Álvarez, Jaume (forthcoming), ‘The Quest for the Technological Soul of the Nation: the Catalan Forge and the Display of Politics (1914-1949)’, in Beretta, Marco; Canadelli, Elena; Ronzon, Laura (eds.), Scientific Heritage at World Exhibitions and Beyond: The Long Twentieth Century, Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Macedo, Marta; Valentines-Álvarez, Jaume (2016), ‘Technology and Nation: Learning from the Periphery’, Technology and Culture, 57:4, 989-997.

Sastre-Juan, Jaume; Valentines-Álvarez, Jaume (2016), ‘Technological Fun: The Politics and Geographies of Amusement Parks’, in Hochadel, Oliver; Nieto-Galan, Agustí (eds.), Barcelona (1888-1929): An Urban History of Science and Modernity, London and New York, Routledge, 92-112.

Role in Tensions of Europe


Research interests

Security, Migration, Energy, Waste and Reuse, Governance, Environment, Financial Crises