This week we welcome a visiting fellow, Deise Rodrigues, from Brazil. (“Deise” is pronounced “Daisy.”) Ms. Rodrigues is from the beautiful city of Ouro Preto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
Deise is working on a Masters Degree in History from the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto exploring the nature of science and scientific methodology espoused by Claude Henri Gorceix, the founder, director and professor of the institution that initiated the study of mineralogy and geology in Brazil. The working title of her thesis is “Cum mente et malleo: the Gorceix concept of science in the School of Mines (1876-1891).” Her advisor at the Federal University of Ouro Preto is Virgínia Albuquerque de Castro Buarque.
Ms. Rodrigues will be conducting her research in the History of Science Collections through the first week of August. We welcome Deise to the University of Oklahoma!