Juan Acevedo

Juan Acevedo is a graduate in Classics from the Universidad de Los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela) with a PhD in History of Philosophy from the Warburg Institute (London).

After years working on Comparative Religion, he is currently with the ERC RUTTER Project in Lisbon, studying early modern technoscience across Eurasia, in particular Arabic manuscripts on Indian Ocean navigation. His main research interest throughout is in conceptual and cultural history, especially at the foundations, in alphanumeric systems where metaphysics and craftsmanship overlap. From 2024 Juan will be pursuing this line of research with a 6-year FCT-financed project titled “Merging Times and Techniques of European and Asian Science Through the Indian Ocean (15th–19th centuries)”.