Quintino Lopes completed his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Évora in 2017. For the development of his doctoral thesis, he received funding from the FCT (fisrt place in the international call). In 2018, he was awarded the “Prémio Publicações Internacionais de Jovens Investigadores” by the Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social [Portuguese Asociation of Social and Economic History]. His research has also been recognised and funded by the Johns Hopkins University, the History of Science Society (USA), the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (France), and the private company Ferraz de Lacerda (Portugal).
Since 2017, he has focused his research on the History of Experimental Phonetics. Articles about this research have appeared in national newspapers Público and Expresso, and in the television channel RTP1. This research has also been adapted for content of the curricular programme for secondary schools across Europe as part of the “Sharing European Histories” project (Euroclio; Evens Foundation). His versatility is also attested by the consulting work carried out for the film The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (2020) — a film adaptation from an historical novel written by the Nobel Prize winner José Saramago.
In 2021, he was awarded a Junior Reseacher contract from the Foundation for Science and Technology, under the auspices of the competitive Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus.
- Contemporary history
- History of science
- Comparative and transnational history
- Military dictatorship / Estado Novo
- Lopes, Quintino & Elisabete J. Santos Pereira. “Science funding under an authoritarian regime: Portugal’s National Education Board and the European ‘academic landscape’ in the interwar period,” Notes and Records (2021): http://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2021.0037 [link]
- Lopes, Quintino & George Brock-Nannestad, “Lacerda’s chromographs (1930s-1950s): the circulation and appropriation of knowledge in Europe and the Americas,” in Proceedings of the Forth International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research, edited by Jan Volín and Pavel Sturm, 93-104. Dresden: Technische Universität Dresden Press, 2021. [link]
- Lopes, Quintino. Uma Periferia Global: Armando de Lacerda e o Laboratório de Fonética Experimental de Coimbra (1936-1979). Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 2021. [link]
- Lopes, Quintino. A Europeização de Portugal entre Guerras: A Junta de Educação Nacional e a Investigação Científica. Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 2018. [link]
- Researcher in the project “TRANSMAT — Transnational materialities (1850-1930): reconstituting collections and connecting histories.” — Coordinated by Elisabete Pereira (IHC — University of Évora) and funded by the Foundation fos Science and Technology (PTDC /FER-HFC /2793/2020). 2021-2023
- Team member of the project “Desafíos educativos y científicos de la Segunda República Española: internacionalización, popularización, innovación en universidades e instituto” — Coordinated by Leoncio López-Ocón (Instituto de Historia — CSIC) and Álvaro Ribagorda (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), and funded by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Spain) (PGC2018-097391-B-I00). 2019-2022 [link]
- Team member of the project “Dinámicas de renovación educativa y científica en las aulas de bachillerato (1900-1936): una perspectiva ibérica” — Coordinated by Leoncio López-Ocón (Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC) and funded by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Spain) (HAR2014-54073-P). 2015-2018
- Collaboration with the project “A Investigação científica em Portugal no período entre as duas guerras mundiais e a JEN” — Coordinated by Augusto J. S. Fitas and funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (HC/0077/2009). 2010-2012
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Symposium on the contexts, the causes and the social, economic and ecological consequences of droughts and famines in former Portuguese colonial Africa. Drought, Famine and Portuguese Colonialism in Africa
Detalhes do Evento
Symposium on the contexts, the causes and the social, economic and ecological consequences of droughts and famines in former Portuguese colonial Africa.
Drought, Famine and Portuguese Colonialism in Africa
History and Memory (19th-21st centuries)
We are pleased to announce Drought, Famine and Portuguese Colonialism in Africa – History and Memory (19th-21st centuries), a two-day international symposium hosted by the Institute of Contemporary History (NOVA FCSH), Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (NOVA FCT), Instituto de Ciências Sociais (UL) and Global Health and Tropical Medicine (NOVA IHMT), and to be held at the National Library of Portugal, in Lisbon, on February 2-3, 2023.
Over the last decades scholarly contributions have shown to what extent the African continent is particular vulnerable to drought and famine and how the combination of arid soils and irregular rainfall has had dramatic consequences for human and animal populations and ecologies. They have also demonstrated how (post-) colonial policies between the 19th and 21st centuries impacted upon African populations and their responses to these phenomena, but also how different scientific disciplines attempted to address the particular challenges that African environments posed. Not all regions and historical periods have however received the same scholarly attention, and there is still a significant knowledge gap when it comes to understanding the complex relationship between drought, famine and Portuguese colonialism in Africa.
This symposium aims to bring together graduate students and early-career and established scholars from different disciplines to discuss the contexts, the causes and the social, economic and ecological consequences of droughts and famines in former Portuguese colonial Africa. It also aims to promote a debate on the responses that populations and governments developed to drought and famine, while engaging with the relevant scholarship in the field of environmental history, climate history, social history, imperial history, the history of science, the history of health and migration history. It seeks to advance knowledge on drought and famine in these territories in the 19th and 20th centuries, both through site-specific and broader regional or comparative approaches. Recognising the importance of understanding in particular how famines were lived and are remembered in post-independence Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, the symposium also seeks to discuss the question of memory and the lived and transmitted experiences of individuals and communities that faced great loss of life, hardship and trauma.
Call for papers
The symposium organisers invite papers centred on former Portuguese colonies in Africa that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
• Sources for the history of drought and related climatic events;
• Local understandings and knowledge on drought and famine;
• Local agricultural, social and economic coping strategies to deal with drought and famine;
• The history of food systems, food security and of specific crops or practices used to prevent famine;
• Colonial responses to drought and famine and their impact upon affected populations;
• Demographic, social and economic consequences of drought and famine in the colonial and post-colonial periods;
• Drought, famine, human migration and uprooted populations;
• Public health, nutrition, drought and famine;
• Legacies of colonial responses to drought and famine in post-colonial Africa;
• Post-colonial responses to drought and famine and their impact;
• Memory of drought and famine in colonial and post-colonial Africa;
• Silences and knowledge gaps in the historiography of drought and famine in former Portuguese colonies in Africa.
Perspectives from environmental history, social history, imperial history, the history of science and the history of health, but also anthropology, migration studies and post-colonial studies, are welcome. We particularly encourage graduate students and scholars from Portuguese-speaking Africa to apply.
Official languages of the symposium: Portuguese and English
The symposium has no registration fee.
If on-going restrictions preclude the possibility of a face-to-face meeting, the symposium will be held in a hybrid or virtual format.
Submissions in Portuguese or English should be sent to email@example.com by May 16, 2022 and will include:
A short biography of the author(s) (max. 100 words);
Title of presentation;
Abstract (max. 300 words).
Selected contributions will be part of an edited volume.
May 16, 2022: Deadline for submission of abstracts;
June 30, 2022: Notification of decision on acceptance of abstracts;
July 15, 2022: Symposium preliminary programme.
Pedro Aires Oliveira (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST)
Cláudia Castelo (ICS — ULisboa)
Bárbara Direito (CIUHCT — NOVA FCT)
Philip J. Havik (GHTM — NOVA IHMT)
If you have any questions, please contact the symposium organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 (Quinta-feira) 9:00 am - 3 (Sexta-feira) 4:00 pm
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.
Dec 3, 2022
Note of regret of the Board of Directors of the IHC on the passing of Fernando Ampudia de Haro.