By Ana Simões, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo (auth.), Ana Simões, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo (eds.)
The notion at the back of this ebook grew out of a examine undertaking introduced by way of the foreign workforce STEP (Science and expertise within the ecu Peripheries), confirmed in 1999 via historians of technological know-how from Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. the purpose has been to reassess the historic, and we would additionally upload, the geographical personality of technological know-how and expertise and their associations in areas and societies inside of Europe, frequently outdoors mainstream historic research. The meant actions of the crowd were framed by way of the next matters: reconsidering the "centre-periphery" version which has been the dominant version in reviews at the move of clinical wisdom; bringing to the fore the concept that of clinical appropriation and trying to research the development of assorted neighborhood discourses; systematically analyzing the connection among technology, politics and the rhetoric of modernisation in societies within the ecu outer edge; becoming a member of forces to determine extra approximately medical travels; utilizing networks to extra comprehend the dynamics and position of students on societies within the outer edge of Europe; intensifying efforts to catalogue and make to be had to the foreign group the archival fabric within the peripheral international locations (http://www. cc. uoa. gr/step, on web page 2). because of those programmatic guidance, a gathering was once held in Lisbon in September 2000 within which the subject of medical travels was once used as a very stable unifying topic on which to base a dialogue of case experiences concerning the eu peripheries.