Friday, June 21 2019, PhD-student and REPORT(H)A member Luís Pedro Silva defended his PhD-thesis "O clima do Noroeste de Portugal (1600-1855): dos discursos aos impactos / The climate of Northwest Portugal (1600-1855): from discourses to impacts" at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto.
This PhD-project, supervised by professor Inês Amorim and professor João Garcia, targeted the following aims:
- identify the main temperature and rainfall anomalies occurred in the Northwest Portugal, between 1600-1855;
- to assess the impact of meteorological/climatic disturbances on different environmental, economic, social and cultural processes in the region;
- explore the images and social representations built around this type of phenomena.
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