The IHC has new Governing Bodies

May 7, 2021 | News

Today, the members of the new Governing Bodies of the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) were elected. The IHC has a new president of the Board: José Neves holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History from ISCTE-IUL, was a postdoctoral researcher at ICS (University of Lisbon) and, since 2011, has been an Assistant Professor at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH).

The new Board of Directors also includes, in the vice-presidency, Maria de Fátima Nunes, Full Professor at the University of Évora and coordinator of the IHC headquarters at that university, and Paulo Jorge Fernandes, Assistant Professor at NOVA FCSH. Ana Isabel Queiroz,, Assistant Professor in the Geography department at NOVA FCSH, and historians Joana Dias Pereira and Rita Luís, both researchers hired under the Scientific Employment Stimulus program, are now also part of the team that takes over the IHC Board.

The Board of the General Meeting maintained its constitution, with Cristina Joanaz de Melo (president, researcher at NOVA FCSH), Ana Cristina Martins (vice president, researcher at the University of Évora) and Daniel Alves (secretary, Assistant Professor at NOVA FCSH) . The Supervisory Board is renewed with the historian Jorge Pedreira, Associate Professor at NOVA FCSH, to assume the presidency of this body, which also includes Maria Inácia Rezola, professor at ESCS (IPL), and the researcher Elisabete Pereira (University of Évora).

All members were elected for a two-year term, a period that will be marked by the implementation of IN2PAST, the new the Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, as well as the continuity of the IHC’s strategic project that was evaluated and funded by the FCT for the period 2020-2023. The pursuit of a research program that values ​​comparative and transnational analyses, the history of colonialism and anti-colonialism, as well as the focus on digital humanities, the deepening of the study of memory and in the relationship with other forms of uses of the past, will continue to constitute fundamental axes of the institute’s life.


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