|CIUHCT's logo: the sixteenth century Schissler globe|
Origins of the design
CIUHCT’s logo is based on the computer axial tomography (CAT) of a 16th celestial globe. The globe stands for the transdisciplinary character of CIUHCT’s research lines: history of science is symbolized by early modern scientific traditions, such as Renaissance cosmography, and history of technology is symbolized by its practical and economic applications extending to recent techno-scientific practices, such as the applications of X-ray refraction to medical imagiology. Moreover, Schissler’s globe which was built in Augsburg, Germany, by Christoph Schissler, the Elder (1531-1608) in 1575, and is presently at the Palácio Nacional de Sintra (National Palace of Sintra, Portugal) (PNS, inv. 3457), testifies CIUHCT’s commitment to support research on Portuguese scientific and technological heritage.