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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Detalhes do Evento
[CANCELLED] Eighth session of the Research Seminar on the History of Colonialism (19th- and 20th-Centuries), dedicated to the research on the colonial past and its historical legacies. The seminar will be
Detalhes do Evento
Eighth session of the Research Seminar on the History of Colonialism (19th- and 20th-Centuries), dedicated to the research on the colonial past and its historical legacies.
The seminar will be a relaxed discussion forum, providing a welcoming environment for speakers to present their research at any stage of completion with a focus on the history of colonialism, decolonisation, and post-colonial societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The first edition will run between January and June 2020.
Each session will feature a single presentation (between 20 and 30 minutes) or two speakers presenting on related topics (40 minutes both), which will be followed by Q&A.
It is organised by the IHC’s Thematic Line “Colonialism, Anti-Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism: Rethinking Empires and their Aftermaths”.
8th Session (end of the cycle): Beatriz Serrazina (CES — University of Coimbra): Companhias coloniais como veículos de ocupação do território: o empreendimento da Diamang na infraestruturação de Angola – conexões transnacionais, práticas de colonização e reflexos contemporâneos (1917-2017)
Alice Santiago Faria (CHAM — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities): Obras públicas de Moçambique no final do século XIX
(Terça-feira) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanitiescomunicacao.email@example.com Avenida de Berna, 26C - 1069-061 Lisbon
Jun 1, 2020
The IHC assembled a new Permanent External Scientific Advisory Committee, with four members.
May 22, 2020
In memoriam of Carlos Barroso.
May 15, 2020
The IHC’s application to the largest network of social sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean was approved.