Approved by the General Assembly on 16 December 2022
CHAPTER I – NAME, OBJECT, HEADQUARTERS AND DURATION
The Institute of Contemporary History, abbreviated as IHC, is a research and development centre whose managing institutions are the Nova University Lisbon and the University of Évora.
The IHC aims to develop research in Contemporary History, within the scope of Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, or other scientific areas, as well as to promote the advanced training of researchers, to carry out science communication activities, and to provide services to entities outside the University.
The IHC has its headquarters at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities and a centre at the University of Évora.
The IHC is part of the the Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, which goes by the acronym IN2PAST.
CHAPTER II – MEMBERS
The IHC Board of Directors, on a reasoned proposal from any of the Integrated Researchers of the Institute, decides on the admission or refusal of new researchers (Integrated or Collaborators), and the decision of the Board is submitted for ratification by the Scientific Committee at the first meeting of this body following the admission or refusal.
1. IHC researchers are divided into the following categories: a) Integrated Researchers;
b) Collaborating Researchers;
c) Emeritus Researchers.
2. Integrated Researchers may be:
a) PhD holders who fulfil the criteria determined by the Foundation for Science and Technology to define the status of integrated researcher of a research unit;
b) Doctoral students who have the IHC as the main host institution of their doctoral project, regardless of which institution confers the doctoral degree and whenever the main supervisor of the student is an Integrated Researcher of the IHC;
c) Research fellows whose fellowship is funded by research projects hosted by the HCI and whose main supervisor is an Integrated Researcher of the IHC.
3. Collaborating Researchers may be:
a) PhD holders who collaborate with the IHC in addition to their main activity in another academic (national or foreign) research institution;
b) Specialists, regardless of academic degree, who present exceptional scientific merit and/or who have regular involvement in academic or civic activities organised by the IHC.
4. The Integrated Researchers who, on 16 December 2022, by virtue of the application of the FCT integrated researcher criteria, become Collaborating Researchers retain the rights of participation and voting in the General Assembly, Scientific Committee, and Research Groups (the researchers concerned are identified by name in the List attached to this regulation).
5. PhD holders who have held, for at least one year, research contracts or post-doctoral fellowships at the IHC retain the right to financial support from the IHC with the purpose of preparing applications for the next two editions of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus and provided that the IHC will be the main host institution for such applications.
6. IHC doctoral students who have a fellowship or a contract with the IHC management institutions, once the doctoral thesis has been defended and approved, retain the right to financial support from the IHC in order to prepare an application for the next edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, provided that the IHC will be the main host institution for that application.
7. Emeritus Researchers may be:
a) Researchers who have played a major role in the life of the IHC;
b) The status of Emeritus Researcher is attributed upon proposal of the Board, approved by two thirds of the members of the Scientific Committee present at a meeting convened for this purpose.
8. The IHC also hosts Visiting Researchers, who temporarily carry out research projects or specific missions at the Institute, upon prior acceptance by the Board of Directors.
1. Members of the IHC shall lose this status:
a) As long as they communicate it in writing to the Board of the General Assembly;
b) By resolution of the General Assembly approved by four-fifths of its effective members on a reasoned proposal submitted by at least half of the Integrated Researchers of the IHC;
c) If they no longer fulfil the conditions set out in Article 6.
2. The Integrated Researchers will become Collaborating Researchers as long as they do not submit the individual researcher form requested by the IHC Science Management Office, if they do not have their CV updated (at least once a year) on the Ciência Vitae platform and if they do not have an individual profile on the ORCiD platform.
CHAPTER III – BODIES
1. The bodies of the IHC are the General Assembly, the Scientific Committee, the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board.
2. No member of the IHC may be a member of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board at the same time or hold office on these bodies and on the board of the General Assembly.
1. The General Assembly is the sovereign body of the IHC and includes the IHC Integrated Researchers and the researchers referred to in Article 6(4).
2. The General Assembly shall have a Board, elected every three years, composed of a President and two Members, one of whom shall be the Vice-President and the other the Secretary.
The General Assembly of the IHC is responsible for:
a) The election of the respective Board, the Board of Directors, and the Supervisory Board, and may remove any of these bodies for reasons deemed justified;
b) The election of the interim Board of Directors under the terms of Articles 16 and 3;
c) The evaluate and approve the Annual Report and respective Accounts, the annual Activity Plan and the respective Budget presented by the Board;
d) The deliberation on the amendment of the statutes; e) The deliberation on the extinction of the IHC;
f) The deliberation on the exclusion from the IHC of any of its members, under the terms stated in Article 7;
g) The deliberation on any matter brought to its attention;
h) The appointment of the Researcher’s Ombudsman.
The General Assembly of the IHC will meet ordinarily once a year and extraordinarily when convened by its President, at the request of the Board of Directors, the Scientific Committee or the Supervisory Board, or at the request of one third of the members of the IHC, with an express indication of the purpose of the meeting.
1. The General Assembly of the IHC is convened by letter or e-mail addressed to each of its members, with a minimum of fifteen days’ notice.
2. It shall meet at the appointed time if more than half of its members are present and half an hour later, on second call, with any number of members.
1. The Scientific Committee of the IHC is composed of all the Integrated Researchers with a PhD and the researchers referred to in Article 6(4).
2. The Chair of the Scientific Committee is the President of the IHC Board of Directors.
3. Two doctoral students, elected for this purpose by all the doctoral students integrated in the IHC, will take in the Scientific Committee as observers, with the right to intervene but without the right to vote.
4. A Coordinating Committee will operate within the Scientific Committee, meeting by initiative of the President of the Board and to which the researchers who coordinate the Research Groups and any Thematic Lines belong, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter IV.
5. At the meetings of the Coordinating Committee of the Scientific Committee, the other members of the IHC Board, the Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Laboratory, and the IHC representative on the IN2PAST Board may also participate, at the initiative of the IHC President of the Board.
The Scientific Committee of the IHC is responsible for:
a) The expression of its opinion on the organisation and strategic guidelines of the IHC;
b) The approval, upon proposal of the Board of Directors, of the composition of the Internal Evaluation Committee, referred to in Chapter VI;
c) The presentation of proposals that contribute to the valorisation of the scientific activity of the IHC;
d) The ratification of the decision of the Board of Directors on the admission of IHC researchers;
e) Requesting the President of the General Assembly to convene an extraordinary meeting of this body;
f) Opinions on other aspects involving the scientific activity of the IHC.
1. The Scientific Committee shall meet when convened by the Chair.
2. The plenary of the Scientific Committee shall meet twice a year and may also be convened at any time on the proposal of one third of its members.
3. The Scientific Committee shall meet at the appointed time if more than half of its members are present, and half an hour later, on second call, with any number of members.
1. The Board of Directors is composed of a President and two Vice-Presidents, chosen from among the Integrated Researchers with a PhD, and two to four Members chosen from among the Integrated Researchers with a PhD.
2. The Board of Directors shall be elected every three years by secret ballot at an ordinary meeting of the General Assembly, on a list headed by the President.
3. Board members may not serve more than three consecutive terms.
4. In addition to the members of the Board identified in point 1 of this article, the Coordinator of the IHC centre at the University of Évora is also a member of the Board.
5. The Coordinator of the IHC centre at the University of Évora is elected by the IHC researchers with a contract or fellowship with the University of Évora and in compliance with the internal regulations of the University of Évora regarding its research units.
6. In the event of the removal of the Board of Directors under the terms of Article 12 a) or its resignation, the General Assembly, meeting extraordinarily at the call of its Board, shall elect an interim Board of Directors until the election of a new Board of Directors at the next ordinary General Assembly.
The Board of Directors is responsible for: a) The direction of the activities of the IHC;
b) The signing of contracts and the establishment of agreements with other entities or research centres;
c) All administrative acts;
d) The preparation of the Annual Report and the respective Accounts, the annual Activity Plan and the respective Budget;
e) The development of all the initiatives necessary for the pursuit of the IHC’s objectives; f) The proposal for the composition of the Internal Evaluation Committee;
g) Requesting the President of the General Assembly to convene extraordinary meetings of this body.
1. The Board meets at the call of the President.
2. It can only deliberate with the presence of the majority of its members.
3. The President shall have a casting vote.
1. The President of the Board is responsible for:
a) Representing the IHC;
b) Convening and chairing the meetings of the Board and of the Scientific Committee;
c) Performing all other functions necessary for the proper performance of the Board’s duties.
2. The President shall be replaced in his/her absence or impediment by one of the Vice-Presidents, to whom he/she may also delegate functions.
The IHC is bound by the signatures of two members of the Board of Directors, and its normal business may be signed by only one member.
There will be books to record the minutes of the meetings of the IHC bodies.
1. The Supervisory Board is composed of three Integrated Researchers: a Chair and two Members.
2. None of these members may serve on the Board of Directors or on the Board of the General Assembly of the Institute.
The Supervisory Board is responsible for:
a) Supervising the financial management of the Board;
b) Presenting its opinion on the annual accounts to the General Assembly;
c) Requesting the President of the General Assembly to convene extraordinary meetings of this body.
1. The Supervisory Board shall meet ordinarily once a year and extraordinarily whenever convened by the Chairman.
2. Joint meetings of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board may be held at the initiative of the respective Chairpersons.
3. The Supervisory Board may deliberate with a majority of its members present; its deliberations shall be taken by majority vote, with the Chairman having the right to cast the deciding vote.
CHAPTER IV – RESEARCH GROUPS
1. In the pursuit of its scientific activity, the IHC is structured in Research Groups.
2. The Research Groups are the result of the identification of relevant issues for the study of historical processes and are approved by the General Assembly, subject to the prior opinion of the Scientific Committee.
3. For the creation and extinction of a Research Group, will be taken into account criteria such as: the scientific relevance of the proposed topic; the existence of an accumulated critical mass in the IHC; its strategic potential, namely in the field of internationalisation, training of human resources or provision of services to the community; the rules determined by the FCT in the evaluation of research centres.
4. All IHC researchers must be part of a Research Group of their choice, according to their research strategy and project, but may participate as collaborators in other groups.
5. Each Research Group will have a Coordinator, elected by the respective Integrated Researchers, who is responsible for coordinating the developed activity, including the preparation of the respective activity plans and scientific reports.
6. The Coordinators of the Research Groups are PhD holders who fulfil the rules listed by FCT for the definition of Integrated Researcher and who inherently participate in the Coordinating Committee of the Scientific Committee.
7. Research Group Coordinators are elected every three years and may serve up to a total of three consecutive terms.
8. The election of the Research Group Coordinators is held on the same day as the election for the governing bodies of the IHC.
9. The status of Research Group Coordinators is lost:
a) By researchers who express this in writing to the Scientific Committee;
b) By exoneration deliberated by the Scientific Committee, by a qualified majority of two thirds of the members present, after a reasoned proposal presented by the Board of Directors;
c) By exoneration deliberated by the majority of the elements that constitute the Research Group, present at a meeting specifically convened for this purpose by one third of the effective members of the Group.
1. The HCI may also, within the framework of its multi-annual strategic project, organise itself around Thematic Lines.
2. The Thematic Lines are approved by the General Assembly, subject to the prior opinion of the Scientific Committee.
3. For the creation and extinction of Thematic Lines, will be taken into account criteria such as: the scientific relevance of the proposed theme and its transversality in relation to the Research Groups; the rules determined by the FCT in the evaluation of research centres.
4. The Coordinators of the Thematic Lines are appointed by the Board of Directors at the beginning of its mandate, and the proposal is subject to the approval of the Scientific Committee.
5. The Thematic Line Coordinators may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
CHAPTER V – RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES
1. The IHC has a Science Management Office to support the research activity and the Institute’s Board of Directors.
2. The Science Management Office carries out financial management activities, science communication activities, and support for the preparation of applications, among others.
3. The Science Management Office operates under the supervision of the IHC Board of Directors.
1. The IHC has an Advanced Studies Platform, designed to host and support the research developed by doctoral students who have the IHC as the main research centre hosting their project.
2. The Advanced Studies Platform is directed by a Coordinating Team chaired by a PhD Integrated Researcher who is appointed by the Board of Directors from among its members.
3. The Coordinating Team also includes another PhD Integrated Researcher and two other PhD students appointed by the Board of Directors from among the members of the IHC.
1. The IHC has a Digital Humanities Laboratory, dedicated to research activities and knowledge transfer in the field of Digital Humanities, supporting the activity of the IHC Research Groups and collaborating and providing services to entities external to the IHC.
2. The Digital Humanities Laboratory has a Coordinator, who is a PhD Integrated Researcher of the IHC, appointed by the Board of Directors.
3. The Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Laboratory may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
1. The IHC oversees the Imprensa de História Contemporânea [Contemporary History Press], dedicated to scientific publication in the IHC’s research fields.
2. The Director of the Contemporary History Press, who is a PhD Integrated Researcher, is appointed by the IHC Board of Directors.
3. The Director chairs the Editorial Board of the Contemporary History Press, which should also include four to six other PhD researchers, three of whom must be external to the IHC.
4. The Director of the Contemporary History Press and the members of the Editorial Board may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
CHAPTER VI – INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
1. The Internal Evaluation Committee (IEC) monitors and advises on the research activities carried out within the IHC.
2. The IHC shall submit its Activity Plans and Reports to the IEC.
3. The IEC is responsible for regularly analysing the functioning of the institution and issuing opinions as deemed appropriate, in particular on the annual Activity Plan and Report.
4. The IEC is made up of researchers of recognised merit from outside the IHC, most of whom are necessarily employed in non-Portuguese universities or research centres.
5. The composition of the IEC is approved by the Scientific Committee, upon proposal of the IHC Board of Directors.
6. The IEC should have five members.
7. The term of office of the IEC is three years and may be renewed for two consecutive terms.
CHAPTER VII – RESEARCHER’S OMBUDSMAN
1. The Researcher’s Ombudsman is responsible for:
a) The arbitration of any dispute not resolved within the scope established by the field of action of the Board of Directors, General Assembly, Supervisory Board, or Scientific Committee of the IHC;
b) Issuing an opinion, which will not be binding, on the issues under consideration.
2. The Researcher’s Ombudsman shall be appointed every four years by the General Assembly, on a proposal from the Board of the General Assembly and by a two-thirds majority of the members present at a meeting convened for that purpose.
3. The Researcher’s Ombudsman will be a person of recognised academic standing from an institution outside the NOVA University Lisbon, the University of Évora and the IHC.
4. The Ombudsman may be accompanied by two members from outside the NOVA University Lisbon and the University of Évora, who provide support and counselling in the performance of the Ombudsman’s duties.
Regulations for the Hosting of Visiting Researchers at the Institute of Contemporary History
CHAPTER I – Preamble
The presence of researchers from outside the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) fulfils the purpose of promoting exchanges between researchers who have Portugal on their research agendas. Thus, the IHC welcomes researchers who wish to carry out all or part of an individual research programme, from national and international institutions, for stays of three to twelve months, renewable upon the supervisor’s opinion.
CHAPTER II – Object
1 – To regulate the conditions for hosting visiting researchers at the IHC.
2 – To promote the exchange of IHC researchers with researchers from other research centres and national and foreign higher education institutions, at institutional level or through advanced training programmes.
3 – To promote the dynamisation of research agendas and events that intersect with the work developed by IHC researchers, creating an environment of mutual help that is an asset for both parties.
CHAPTER III – Admission Requirements
1 – The hosting of visiting researchers is intended for doctoral students and PhD holders from national or foreign universities and research centres, whose research topics have commonalities with the work developed within the Research Groups and/or Thematic Lines of the IHC.
2 – The hosting requires the approval of a project framed by one or more Research Group or Thematic Line of the IHC, duly supervised (or co-supervised) by an IHC PhD Integrated Researcher.
CHAPTER IV – Presentation of the Hosting Proposal
1 – The request for hosting must be addressed to the IHC Board of Directors through the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, by the candidate, who must attach the following documents (in Portuguese, English or Spanish):
a) Updated Curriculum vitae;
b) Summary of the work programme, which should include the justification of the visit within the framework of the IHC Strategic Plan as well as the supervisor (maximum 5000 characters);
c) Start and end date of the hosting period;
d) Declaration of the supervisor, committing to monitor the work of the visiting researcher;
e) In the case of doctoral students, a statement from the home institution, ensuring that it is informed and agrees with the proposed work plan.
CHAPTER V – Approval Procedure
1 – The approval of the hosting proposal is made by the IHC Board of Directors, which may consult the coordinator of the Research Group and/or Thematic Line for an opinion.
2 – The decision is communicated to the applicant by e-mail with the issuance of a Declaration of Acceptance where the IHC agrees to be the host institution of the work programme / project.
CHAPTER VI – Duties of the Visiting Researcher
1 – The visiting researcher must provide the personal and scientific production data requested for internal information processing, namely:
a) Full name;
c) Tax Identification Number (if applicable);
d) IBAN and SWIFT (if applicable);
e) E-mail address and telephone number;
f) Organisation funding the visit (if applicable);
g) Home institution;
i) Start and end date of the visit.
2 – The visiting researcher must prepare a Final Activity Report, which should include a brief summary of the activities carried out and the objectives that the visit enabled to be realised, as well as any contributions to the work of other IHC researchers.
3 – An opinion from the visiting researcher’s supervisor must be attached to the Final Activity Report.
4 – During their stay at the IHC, the visiting researcher must present a public seminar, or other similar activity, related to their research project.
CHAPTER VII – Hosting Conditions
1 – Visiting researchers are provided with the necessary conditions to carry out the work to be developed, namely access to the IHC facilities at NOVA FCSH and University of Évora, as well as to the respective libraries.
2 – Visiting researchers may participate in any scientific event promoted by the IHC, enjoying the same conditions that are consigned to Integrated Researchers of the IHC.
3 – The IHC will endeavour to provide logistical support with regard to the organisation of activities proposed by the researcher, provided they are previously approved by the supervisor.
4 – If interested, the visiting researcher can receive the IHC newsletters.
5 – The hosting conditions mentioned in this Regulation do not confer the status of Integrated Researcher of the IHC.
6 – At the end of the visit period, the HCI will issue a statement attesting to the researcher’s activities at the Institute.
REPORT OF THE PERMANENT EXTERNAL COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC ADVICE (CEPAC) – 2016
The CEPAC visited the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) of the NOVA University of Lisbon on the 20 and 21 September 2016, to assess its scientific activities. The members of the Committee also had the opportunity to meet with the Board of Directors and the researchers of the Institute during an intense program of activities which included an initial plenary session headed by the Board, followed by individual meetings with each Working Group (WG) and a final meeting with the Board and the coordinators of the WGs. The Committee was warmly welcomed and received full cooperation from the IHC and its members, and it was given further access to post-doctoral fellows and students. These meetings revealed the member’s high qualifications and enthusiasm for the work they are developing.
It was the second time the Committee had the opportunity to follow the activities of the Institute. This time, it relied on the collaboration of two participants from the previous visit, the Professors Celso Castro and Hipólito de la Torre, and two new members, the Professors Marcel van der Linden and Miriam Halpern Pereira. It is worth noting that the previous visit, in May 2012, occurred right after the Institute’s reorganisation, decided upon by the General Meeting of the IHC, in April 2011. In particular, this reorganization led to the creation of Working Groups and the reorganization of research lines, it modified the administrative structure of the IHC and introduced new financing mechanisms and criteria, as well as new measures to ensure the effective dissemination of all its activities and products.
The Committee acknowledges that this reorganization of the IHC, although recent, was, in general, successful, having already yielded very good results. As was to be expected, there are inequalities in terms of size, level of funding and integration among the different groups. The disparities result, mainly, from the existence of bigger and more stabilized groups alongside other groups that are more recent or that integrate less researchers. Two groups stand out due to their sizes: “Political Comparative History – Regimes, Transitions, Colonialism and Memory” and “Economy, Society, Heritage and Innovation”; the other groups, despite being smaller, are also of great quality, being nucleated around a small number of head researchers. As a counterpart of the fulfilling importance inherent to the thematic nature and potential of bigger groups, the smaller ones gravitate around a more conceptual matrix that, since it requires interesting perspectives of methodological definition, can also generate auspicious, innovative expectations. The majority of the members of the Committee consider these disparities normal, however, some see them as a process of maturation and institutional transformation that might lead to a redefinition of the groups.
The Committee agrees with the general strategic axes of the IHC’s action, recognizing their great merits, topicality and capacity to generate innovation. We would like to highlight, above all, the importance that the pluralism on the field of ideas and the interdisciplinarity in the research practice assume as important marks of the institution, which are further revealed in the dynamics of the groups. This does not contradict the existence of a broad range of themes transversal to the research – a complex and winding road to the modernization of the Portuguese society in the contemporary period – that create a dialogue between different WGs.
The IHC’s concern to keep the debate relevant, and the importance it gives to the public dissemination of its production, including the interaction with different sectors of the Portuguese society, became clear. In particular, this translates into a great concern over de documental sources that allow for historical research, as much in terms of location and identification, as of their collection, organization and subsequent public dissemination and availability. The action of different groups to stimulate a “public history” is one of the most relevant impact factors of the production of the IHC.
The overall productivity is very good and of great quality. The diversity of the intellectual production of the WGs and the attraction of researchers external to the IHC is, without a doubt, a strong point in the life of the institution. The process of internationalization of the activities of the IHC has evolved in these last few years, counting with a strong cooperation on an Iberian level and also with other European areas. The Committee, however, highlights the still unexplored potential for higher investments in the internationalization of its activities, which could lead to a greater access to European or international financing sources, in addition to the funding from the FCT. The group “Political Comparative History” deserves a special mention due to its recognized importance in the establishing of the national agenda of historical research in the last few decades. In its current configuration, which emphasises the comparative approach as fundamental, there is still room for the growth of the groups’ activities on an international level.
We also commend the concern with the training of good, international young researchers, that are innovative in their academic practices, and who adhere to new technologies, methodologies and research techniques. It became clear that the postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers are fully integrated in the activities of the IHC, and they expressed some dissatisfactions in relation to the insufficient work space, the need for a better flow of information with the secretariat, and the limitations, in some thematic fields, of the bibliographic collection – although they recognize that this is more of a general problem of the University and not specific to the IHC.
It is a shame that so many post-doctoral fellows and researchers with temporary labour contracts of several years cannot become fully integrated in the permanent academic staff of the institute, since they hold excellent qualifications and
assume great responsibilities in the life of the institution. This became evident in the presentation of the working groups. The recent announcement made by the government of a new type of fixed-term contract might serve as a palliative for this situation, although it is not a final solution.
The CEPAC would like to make some general suggestions to improve the performance of the IHC and its Groups:
- The material sent to the Committee before the visit in loco was clearly not enough to allow for a precise understanding of the works carried out. The narrative of the works undertaken was, in most cases, reduced to a bureaucratic list of activities, without the necessary classification of important results or a narrative that would, in that way, provide meaning to the strategic goals of each group and of the IHC as a whole. There was a great contrast between the material that was previously sent and the richness of the oral presentations. We suggest that you pay greater attention to the material sent to the CEPAC for the next visit.
- We would also like to see included in the material sent to the Committee information about the finances of the IHC, as well as tables and charts that demonstrate more clearly the development, throughout time, of the institution’s activities (for example, number of researchers and distribution by WG, publications, etc.). The material must address not only the results, but also the objectives and challenges to be faced – a “SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)”.
- We also suggest a further development of the IHC’s vocation and capacity to deepen the international cooperation and the attraction of more foreign research associates, for which it is fully qualified, becoming a centre that provides researchers to work abroad and that welcomes researchers from abroad.
- Although the Committee recognises the effort made by different WGs in the use of the Internet, it suggests that an additional effort be made towards finding greater visibility for the activities of the IHC through the creation of individual pages for each researcher, including postdoctoral fellows and students.
- We observed an enormous variation in terms of fluency in the use of the English language between the different interlocutors and in the printed material that was presented or that is available on the Internet. Although these variations are inevitable, the improvement of the quality and fluency of the material produced is important, since it could lead to a greater international impact of the production and activities of the IHC. The Committee became aware of the initiative of the Board of Directors of the IHC to encourage the translation of texts pre-approved for publication, as well as of some of the difficulties of its implementation, which were pointed out during the meetings. We believe that it would be a good initiative to take more risks by investing in the translation of some works even if they have not been approved for publication yet. A periodical process of selection of works to be translated could be established, for example.
- Despite the obvious limitations in physical space and financial resources, we suggest that you look for solutions to improve the working environment for the students and postdoctoral fellows.
- In addition to the specific interests of each WG, and without contradicting them, we propose that you try to identify, for the next years, some transversal and integrating projects for the whole body of researchers of the IHC. Recent examples include the activities developed in light of the celebration of the centenaries of the Republic and the First World War.
In conclusion, we would like to register that, as a final result of the Committee’s visit, the researcher team of the IHC demonstrates a profile of high quality on a national level, and a growing international reputation, developing works of substantial impact on the academic scenario and the Portuguese society in general.
Lisbon, September of 2016.
Celso Castro (FGV/CPDOC- Brazil), Hipólito de la Torre (UNED-Spain), Marcel van der Linden (IISH-Holland), Miriam Halpern Pereira (ISCTE/IUL-Portugal)
Depending on the campus they are associated with, this is the correct affiliation for the IHC researchers:
[PT] Instituto de História Contemporânea, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa / IN2PAST — Laboratório Associado para a Investigação e Inovação em Património, Artes, Sustentabilidade e Território
[EN] Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST — Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory
[acronym] IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST
[PT] Instituto de História Contemporânea, Universidade de Évora / IN2PAST — Laboratório Associado para a Investigação e Inovação em Património, Artes, Sustentabilidade e Território
[EN] Institute of Contemporary History, University of Évora / IN2PAST — Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory
[acronym] IHC — UÉ / IN2PAST
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