Article ID: CBB001252241

The Beginnings of Mechanical Engineering in Spain: The Contribution of Francesc Santponç i Roca (Barcelona, 1756--1821) (2010)

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The article discusses the role of Spanish scientist Francesc Santiponç i Roca (1756-1821) in the study and teaching of mechanical engineering in Spain. Particular focus is given to his role in founding the Escuela de Mecánica (School of Mechanics), which is considered an important point of origin for Spanish industrial engineering. According to the authors, engineering in Spain had social origins, emerging from local initiatives which aimed to improve industrial development by teaching new sciences to citizens. Topics discussed include scientific schools and institutions such as the Catalonian Junta de Comercio, the Industrial School of Barcelona, and the Gabinete de Máquinas.

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Authors & Contributors
Silva Suárez, Manuel
Montava Gadea, Maria
Rafael López-García
Thompson, Paul Murray
Puig Pla, Carles
Ceccarelli, Marco
Journals
History of Technology
Quaderns d'Història de l'Enginyeria
Kritiki: Critical Science & Education
History Compass
Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea
Brussels Economic Review
Publishers
Real Academia de Ingeniería
Springer International Publishing
Stanford University Press
printed by the author
Pennsylvania State University Press
CEIMES
Concepts
National histories
Mechanical engineering
Spain, colonies
Technology
Engineers
Education, engineering
People
Murray, Matthew
Santponç i Roca, Francesc
Santponç, Francesc
Betancourt y Molina, Agustín de
Bartram, William
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
21st century
20th century, early
Places
Spain
Great Britain
Calcutta (India)
Madrid (Spain)
Barcelona (Spain)
Valencia (Spain)
Institutions
Académie des Sciences, Paris
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