Ana Isabel Queiroz holds a PhD in Landscape Architecture (FCUP), a Master in Ethology (ISPA, Lisbon) and a degree in Biology (FCUL). She was a researcher at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) hired through programs funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology: Investigador Ciência (2009-2013) and Investigador FCT (2013-2019).
She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, at NOVA FCSH, coordinator of the Thematic Line “Precarious Worlds and Sustainability: work, health and nature” and a member of the Board of the IHC (2021-2023).
In recent years, she has published several books, book chapters and scientific articles in national and international journals on environmental humanities.
- Environmental history
- Queiroz, Ana Isabel. “Ecologia da caça, condições de vida e desigualdades (Aquilino Ribeiro, 1885-1963).” Colóquio/Letras 207 (2021): 39-50.
- Gomes, Inês, Ana Isabel Queiroz & Daniel Alves. “Iberians against locusts: fighting cross-border bio-invaders (1898-1947).” Historia Agraria 78 (2019): 127-159. [PDF]
- Queiroz, Ana Isabel, Renata Sartori & Inês T. Rosário. “Iracema’s Country: Nature from the Mid-1800s to the Present in Ceará, Brazil.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 26 (2019): 324–357. [PDF]
- Queiroz, Ana Isabel & Simon Pooley (Eds.). Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean. Berlin: Springer, 2018. [link]
- Queiroz, Ana Isabel & Filipa Soares. “Birds in Portuguese Literature.” Environment and History 22 (2016): 228-254. [link]
- Coordinator of the project “Friends and Foes. Historicizing nature conservation in contemporary times” — Individual and non-funded project, hosted by the IHC. (ongoing)
- Researcher in the project “Writing Urban Places” — Coordinated by Klaske Havik (Delft University of Technology) and Susana Oliveira (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon) and funded by the European Commission (COST Action CA18126). (2019-2021) [link]
- Coordinator of the project “Introductions, invasions and control measures of plant pests in Southern Europe. An Interdisciplinary comparative approach from the 19th century onwards” — Hosted by the IHC and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (IF/00222/2013/CP1166/CT001). [link]
- Coordinator (until 2018) of the project “LITESCAPE.PT – Atlas das Paisagens Literárias de Portugal Continental” — Hosted by the IELT – NOVA FCSH nd funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology. [link]
Event Type :
Research seminar of the group Comparative Political History. With Matteo Millan, on armed associationism in Europe before, during, and after the Great
Beyond the watershed?
Pre-1914 armed associations during the Great War, and in its aftermath
Armed associations were a common presence in pre-1914 Europe: thousands of male European citizens owned, handled, and used guns and rifles as members of various armed associations, from military youth groups and paramilitary units to civic militias, from company defence groups to shooting clubs. Handling guns was a means of instilling patriotic values in young men and preparing them to defend the country, but it was also a fully legitimized practice for preserving social hierarchies, order, and productivity. The outbreak of the First World War was a litmus test for the massive continental experience of armed associationism. On the one hand, such groups spent the years prior to the conflict preparing for war or preserving the social order against internal enemies; on the other hand, what they experienced once the war broke out was completely different from what they had expected. The paper’s aim is threefold. First, it offers a quick overview of armed associationism in pre-1914 Europe, outlining the various types, practices, and functions of armed associations. Second, it explores what happened to armed associations once the war broke out, highlighting transformations, adaptations, and disappointments. Third, it investigates the legacy of pre-war armed associationism in post-war Europe, in which a new kind of paramilitarism – much more violent and brutal – emerged and in which the threat of revolution seemed far more real. Despite the completely new context produced by the total conflict, through their endurance and legacy pre-1914 armed associations were able to overcome the watershed of the war experience and went on to influence post-1918 Europe.
Speaker: Matteo Millan (Università di Padova)
Discussant: George Souvlis (University of Ioannina)
Picture: Freikorps in Berlin, circa 1919 (Credit: Major a. D. F. W. Deiß, Weller Verlag/Berlin).
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