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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The book authored by Erica Borg and Amedeo Policante will be presented in the scope of the Marxist Education Project by Ariel Salleh and Stuart Newman. Mutant Ecologies
Detalhes do Evento
The book authored by Erica Borg and Amedeo Policante will be presented in the scope of the Marxist Education Project by Ariel Salleh and Stuart Newman.
Manufacturing Life in the Age of Genomic Capital
The interconnected fields of genomic science, genome editing, and biotechnology have emerged over the past half-century as a revolution in the production of new life forms that have been eagerly adopted by agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and other business sectors. While many – including the Nobel Committee – have heralded this as a “new epoch” of limitless possibilities for positive transformation, In Mutant Ecologies: Manufacturing Life in the Age of Genomic Capital, Erica Borg and Amedeo Policante show how genetic science has been deeply intertwined from its beginning with the raw imperatives of capital accumulation. “Genomic capital,” the authors’ term for the use of genetic materials in industrial production, has literally altered many of life’s metabolic processes in service to capital’s demands. Within a socio-historical context defined by the iron rules of competition and exploitation, capital no longer contents itself with simply appropriating the living bodies of plants and animals but purposefully designs their internal metabolism, and in that way it redesigns the countless living vectors that constitute the global biosphere. This biological revolution will ripple through the everyday lives of people everywhere. Erica and Amedeo will present Mutant Ecologies and Ariel Salleh and Stuart Newman will discuss the book and initiate the conversation.
(Sábado) 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Link to be provided to registered participants
Marxist Education Projectinfo@marxedproject.org 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 (USA)
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Dec 8, 2022
Victor Pereira was one of the winners of the 2022 edition of the Aristides de Sousa Mendes Award.
Dec 5, 2022
The website of the project Oral Memory of Portuguese Diplomacy has been published.