Daniel Alves is an Assistant Professor at the History Department in the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, and a researcher in the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC).
He has an MA in 19th Century History (2001) and a PhD in Economic and Social Contemporary History (2010). He has collaborated in several projects funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, and the European Science Foundation. He has a special interest in the study of the lower middle-classes between 1870 and 1914, in the History of Revolutions, Urban History, and Historical GIS. He published several books and papers in Portuguese and international peer review journals, mainly about economic and social history, and Historical GIS.
He is the coordinator of IHC’s Digital Humanities Lab.
- Social and economic history
- History of the revolutions
- Urban history
- Digital humanities
- Alves, Daniel, Ana Paula Barreira, Maria Helena Guimarães & Thomas Panagopoulos. “Historical Trajectories of Currently Shrinking Portuguese Cities: A Typology of Urban Shrinkage,” Cities 52 (2016): 20–29. [link]
- Alves, Daniel. “Introduction: Digital Methods and Tools for Historical Research,” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 8 (2014): 1-12. [link]
- Alves, Daniel, & Ana Isabel Queiroz. “Studying Urban Space and Literary Representations Using GIS: Lisbon, Portugal, 1852-2009,” Social Science History 37 (2013): 457–81. [link]
- Alves, Daniel. A República atrás do balcão: os Lojistas de Lisboa e o fim da Monarquia (1870-1910). Chamusca: Edições Cosmos, 2012. [link]
- Coordinator of the project “Arquivo digital do comércio de Lisboa (1870-1974): organização e disponibilização online do arquivo histórico da UACS” — Hosted by the UACS and the IHC – NOVA FCSH, and funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 2016-2017
- Coordinator of the project “Património e História da Indústria dos Mármores” — Hosted by the IHC – NOVA FCSH, and funded by INALENTEJO – QREN 2007-2013.
- Team member of the project “The Development of European Waterways, Road and Rail Infrastructures: A Geographical Information System for the History of European Integration (1825-2005)” — Coordinated by Jordi Marti-Henneberg (Departament de Geografia i Sociologia – Universitat de Lleida) and funded by the European Science Foundation and the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. 2008-2011 [link]
- Team member of the project “DICTIONARIUM – Cartografar as Memórias Paroquiais de 1758” — Coordinated by Luís Espinha da Silveira (IHC – NOVA FCSH), and funded by the POS_Conhecimento POS_C644/4.2/C/REG programme. 2006-2008.
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Research seminar of the group Comparative Political History. With Matteo Millan, on armed associationism in Europe before, during, and after the Great
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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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