Xurxo Ayán Vila (Galiza, Spain, 1976) is an Extraordinary Bachelor’s Degree and Doctor in History by the University of Santiago de Compostela (2012), specializing in Archaeology. He currently enjoys a research contract of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He has been trained and has worked in five leading Spanish research groups in Management of Cultural Heritage in which it has developed in a pioneering way lines in Public Archaeology, Community Archaeology and Archaeology of Contemporary Past. He has published in prestigious reviews as World Archaeology, Journal of Contemporary Archaeology and Archaeologies. His latest published books are Arqueología: Una introducción a la materialidad del pasado (Alianza Editorial, 2018) and Altamira vista por los españoles (JAS editorial, 2015). He is currently co-director of the project International Brigades archaeological project and director of the projects Archaeology of the Spanish civil war and socialization of the heritage in the Mount of San Pedro (Basque Country, Spain) and Valorization of the Saint Lawrence hill-fort (Galicia, Spain).
- Community archaeology
- Archaeology of Iberian fascisms
- Heritage socialisation
- Ruibal, Alfredo González & Xurxo Ayán Vila. Arqueología. Una introducción al estudio de la materialidad del pasado. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2018. [link]
- Ayán Vila, Xurxo M.. “Altamira 1937: Grotta Aperta—Conflict Archaeology of a World Heritage Cave,” Archaeologies 13 (2017): 250-277. [link]
- Prieto, Manuel & Xurxo M. Ayán Vila. ““Although The Loneliness is Great, Greater Yet is the Love of my Country”: Archaeology of a Military Outpost on the Topaín Hillock (Antofagasta Region, Chile),” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 1 (2014): 323-350. [link]
- González-Ruibal, Alfredo, Yonatan Sahle & Xurxo Ayán Vila. “A social archaeology of colonial war in Ethiopia,” World Archaeology 43 (2011): 40-65. [link]
- Principal researcher in the project “Archaeology of the Estado Novo” — Hosted by the IHC – NOVA FCSH and funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (CEECIND/04218/2017). 2019-
- Researcher in the project “Red Internacional de Estudios Críticos del Patrimonio Cultural del Desierto de Atacama” — Coordinated by Fernanda Kalazich (Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo R. P. Le Paige de San Pedro de Atacama, Universidad Católica del Norte) and funded by CONICYT (Chile). 2017-2019 [REDES 170225] [link]
- Coordinator of the Proxecto Arqueolóxico castro de San Lourenzo — Hosted by INCIPIT – Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio (CSIC, Spain) and funded by the Xunta da Galiza, the Pobra do Brollón City Council, and ABANCA (Spain). 2016- [link]
- Co-coordinator of the project “The International Brigades Archaeology Project”, with Alfredo González Ruibal (INCIPIT, CSIC) — Funded by CSIC (Spain), the University of Nottingham (UK), and the Universidad del País Vasco (Spain). 2014-2018 [link]
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After meetings in Évora and Braga, IN2PAST is now formally presented in Lisbon, at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Apresentação do Laboratório Associado IN2PAST O Laboratório Associado para
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After meetings in Évora and Braga, IN2PAST is now formally presented in Lisbon, at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Apresentação do Laboratório Associado IN2PAST
O Laboratório Associado para a Investigação e Inovação em Património, Artes, Sustentabilidade e Território (IN2PAST) é o primeiro Laboratório Associado na área das Humanidades. Após a sua candidatura ao título de Laboratório Associado ter sido aprovada no concurso promovido pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia em 2020/2021, o IN2PAST dá agora os seus primeiros passos.
Reunindo unidades de investigação provenientes de distintas áreas disciplinares (da Química à História Contemporânea, passando pela Antropologia, a Arqueologia, a Arquitectura, a História de Arte ou a Música), o IN2PAST junta a Universidade de Évora, a Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, a Universidade do Minho, o Iscte-IUL e a Universidade de Coimbra.
No dia 2 de Dezembro, o IN2PAST fará a sua apresentação em Lisboa, após reuniões já efectuadas em Évora e no Minho.
Queremos, por isso, convidar os docentes, os investigadores e os estudantes da NOVA e do Iscte-IUL, as nossas duas instituições na região de Lisboa, a assistirem à apresentação deste novo Laboratório Associado, na certeza de que o mesmo se encontra aberto a colaborar com todas as unidades de investigação e departamentos destas nossas duas instituições universitárias.
Programa (📎 PDF):
14h30 | Abertura
Com António Candeias (Presidente do IN2PAST), Cristina Brito (Sub-Directora Adjunta para a Investigação da NOVA FCSH) e Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues (Reitora do Iscte-IUL)
15h00 |A organização e as linhas temáticas do IN2PAST
Com Jorge Correia (Vice-Presidente do IN2PAST) e José Neves (Vice-Presidente do IN2PAST)
15h30 | O IN2PAST em colaboração com as Ciências Sociais, as Humanidades e as Artes
Com Joana Cunha Leal (membro da Direcção do IN2PAST), Manuel Pedro Ferreira (membro da Direcção do IN2PAST) e Nélia Dias (Presidente do Conselho Científico do IN2PAST)
(Sexta-feira) 2:30 pm - 4:00 am
Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory
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Lecture in the framework of the parallel programme of the exhibition “Resistant Women”, at the Alcântara Library, in Lisbon. With
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Arqueologia e repressão:
Violência contra as mulheres na guerra civil e o regime franquista
The Francoist repressive strategy unleashed after the coup d’état of 18 July 1936 developed complex mechanisms of physical and psychological punishment. Within Franco’s repressive system there was a specific procedure applied to Republican women. In this presentation, I provide an analysis of the repression suffered by women during the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. For that purpose, I draw on stories of female victims, who suffered physical and psychological humiliation, and on mass graves with bodies of women. The research is based on a holistic study of material, oral and written sources from an archaeological, forensic, and historical perspective. It is argued that the different repressive strategies used against the female population by Spanish fascism was motivated by the perception of women as second-class citizens and therefore inferior to men. Their punishment followed criteria of exemplarity.
Laura Muñoz-Encinar is a specialist in the Archaeology of Contemporary Conflict and Forensic Anthropology, focusing on repression processes conducted in 20th-century wars in Spain and Europe and gender studies. Her research takes a holistic analysis of mass graves through an interdisciplinary approach combining history, archaeology, and forensic anthropology. This combination of disciplines provides an integrated analysis of the contexts of contemporary political violence, showing new approaches to the production of historical knowledge. Her research career has been centred on the exhumations of mass graves of victims of extrajudicial repression, from the perspective of forensic archaeology, with the aim of analysing the repressive strategies developed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975). Inside this approach, she has a special interest in analysing gendered violence in war and post-conflict scenarios. Moreover, she has examined the importance of scientific evidence for the interpretation of past events and the production of historical knowledge about contemporary political violence.
(Sexta-feira) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA FCSH, Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory, and Alcântara Library
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Opening of the film cycle promoted by the IHC and other research centres at the Portuguese Cinematheque on the Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema. Luz e Sombra
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Opening of the film cycle promoted by the IHC and other research centres at the Portuguese Cinematheque on the Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema.
Luz e Sombra — Representações da Idade Média no Cinema
The IHC, through the inter-university research group “Using the Past. The Middle Ages in the Spotlight” and in close collaboration with the Portuguese Cinematheque, is one of the promoters of the cycle “Luz e Sombra — Representações da Idade Média no Cinema” [Light and Shadow – Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema], which will take place during the month of December.
The opening session, at 7pm on 2 December, will feature the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail“, directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – “a parody of medieval films such as none before or since cinema has ever known”. The full programme of the cycle is available here.
(Sexta-feira) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 30, 2022
Historian Esmat Elhalaby will be in Lisbon next week.
Nov 29, 2022
The IHC is one of the promoters of the cycle Light and Shadow – Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema.
Nov 25, 2022
The Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory will be presented in Lisbon.