Backstage of a new archaeology – ‘Invisible’ institutions in the 60s
The 60s were crucial for the future of archaeology in Portugal, leaded by people aware of the epistemic changes taking place abroad, speaking several languages and conscious of the need to update scientific knowledge to avoid the incidence of foreigner researchers in the territory. This was a time when a new institution – the ‘Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’ -, together with the ‘Instituto de Alta Cultura’, began and continued to finance archaeological research in Portugal. Other institutions, such as the ‘Sociedade Martins Sarmento’ (Guimarães) and the ‘Associação dos Arqueólogos Portuguese’ (Lisbon), much contributed to the increasing number of young scholars dedicated to archaeology. Focusing on the first of these two institutions, we will recognize some actors, strategies, means, liaisons and outputs of this “transition generation” and the role it played in the modernization of archaeology in the country.
About the book:
The International Multidisciplinary Congress – Web of Knowledge: A look into the Past, embracing the Future was held by IHC-CEHFCi, HERCULES Laboratory and CIDEHUS, University of Évora and took place in Évora, Portugal, from 17 to 19 May 2018.1 The Congress brought together researchers and scientists from different backgrounds intersecting the Exact Sciences with the Social Sciences revealing the visible and invisible networks. By fostering the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the study of the past, the Congress laid the framework for the present day science on which to map the future Web of Knowledge. A high-quality scientific programme was prepared, joining together experts from different fields covering a wide range of topics from Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities to Science and Technology. As a result of the quality of the panels and debates, the Organizing Committee decided to publish a digital and open access volume with blind peer-reviewed papers. This volume publishes a total of thirty-five contributions which reflect the innovative and multidisciplinary research occurring at the moment in different fields of knowledge, promoting visibility and networks of knowledge.
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Conference that aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines. Crafting the Past: Materials, Materialities, Materialisms Gestures such as
Detalhes do Evento
Conference that aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines.
Crafting the Past: Materials, Materialities, Materialisms
Gestures such as the recent toppling of statues portraying slave owners or confederate soldiers in the UK and USA have ushered in public and historiographical debates about the legacies of colonialism as well the role of material culture and visuality in historical memory. Although the study of the past is always situated, not least disciplinarily, such situatedness should be open for productive intersections between history and history of art. For example, can we consider Cecil Rhodes’ statue an autonomous material manifestation without considering how its materiality is placed in history? Can we historicise artistic objects without engaging with the specific contexts of their material production or with the evolving ideological values that shaped the very conception of ‘art’? Can we talk about history as purely discursive when its material consequences are, at the same time, so palpable and so contested, particularly at a time when bodies and cultures are visibly threatened by global, social, economic, environmental, and health-related crises?
This conference aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines, focusing on their relationship to issues of materiality and ethics.
(Terça-feira) 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA FCSH and University of Évora, IN2PAST, and University College London
May 18, 2022
The words historian Fernando Rosas used to describe the ceremony of the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp.
May 12, 2022
Exhibition curated by Margarida de Magalhães Ramalho and Claude Marx.
May 6, 2022
The new documentary by Ansgar Schaefer and Susana de Sousa Dias premieres today in Portugal.