CHILDREN OF EMPIRES AND EUROPEAN POSTMEMORIES
Ⓒ Filipe Branquinho | Terra batida da série Gurué | 2014 [cortesia do artista]

TEAM

 

Principal Researcher

Margarida Calafate Ribeiro is a senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra and holds the Eduardo Lourenço Chair at the University of Bologna/ Camões. She specialises in literature and history of the Portuguese empire, politics and heritage, working in the interstices between literary studies and history. Her recent research has been focused particularly on the memory and postmemory of colonialism and empire, identities and postcolonialism, and women and war, in the Portuguese context. In 2015 she was awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for the project “MEMOIRS - Children of Empires and European Postmemories”. Her work has been published widely and her seminal study Uma História de Regressos: império, Guerra Colonial e pós-colonialismo (2004) presents the foundations of such interdisciplinary research.

 

margaridacr@ces.uc.pt     RESEARCHGATE     ACADEMIA.EDU     CES PROFILE

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Researcher| Cultural Programmer

António Pinto Ribeiro is a researcher of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. He was artistic director and curator of several Portuguese cultural institutions, namely Culturgest and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He was commissioner general of "Past and Present - Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017". His main research interests are in contemporary art, specifically in Africa and South America. His publications include: his latest books Peut-on Décoloniser les Musées? (2019), África os quatro rios - A representação de África através da literatura de viagens europeia e norteamericana (Africa the four rivers - Africa's representation through European and North American travel literature)  (2017) and the organization of the two volumes O Desejo de Viver em Comum  (The Desire to Live in Common)  (2018) in the scope of the Lisbon Conference Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017.

 

apribeiro@ces.uc.pt     CES PROFILE

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Fátima da Cruz Rodrigues is a researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Coimbra with the thesis Antigos Combatentes Africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas: a Guerra Colonial como Território de (Re)conciliação, with the support of a grant from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, winner of the 2014 Fernão Mendes Pinto Award..
She has lecturer at the Lusíada University of Porto and the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto and she is vice chair of Action COST Global Atrocity Justice Constellations (CA18228). Her current recent research interests are various issues related to colonial wars / liberation wars, memory and post-memory, colonization / decolonization/ post-colonialism and crimes committed in war contexts.

 

fatimarodrigues@ces.uc.pt    CES PROFILE      ACADEMIA.EDU

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Other publications

2017 - "Combattants Africains de l'Armée Portugaise pendant les Guerres Coloniales (1961-1974) : représentations et discours coloniaux,", Portuguese Studies Review., 25 (2), 275-289 .

2016 – "O modo luso-tropical de fazer ver a guerra", Revista Brasileira de História da Mídia (RBHM), V.5, n.º 1, ISSN 2238-5126, 85-94.

2013 – "A desmobilização dos combatentes africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas da Guerra Colonial (1961-1974)", Ler História, n.º65, 113-128.

2009 – "Percursos de vida dos soldados negros das Forças Armadas Portuguesas das guerras coloniais (1961-1974)", in Carmen Secco, Sílvio Jorge, Maria Teresa Silva (org.) Actas do Colóquio Pensando África – III Encontro de Professores de Literaturas Africanas, ISBN 978-85-85020-76-7.

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Felipe Cammaert is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. He holds a PhD in Romance Studies and Comparative Literature from Paris Nanterre University, with a thesis on memory representations in António Lobo Antunes and Claude Simon’s works. He received a research grant from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2017) and a postdoctoral grant from FCT at Centre for Comparative Studies (FLUL, 2008-2014) in comparative literature and contemporary Portuguese literature. He has lectured at University of Picardie (France), University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Los Andes University (Colombia), and was a researcher at the National Library of Colombia. He has translated French and Portuguese contemporary authors into Spanish for Latin America.

 

felipecammaert@ces.uc.pt     CES PROFILE   ACADEMIA.EDU

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Other publications

2018 - "Todas las mujeres portuguesas fueron a la guerra colonial, in Lídia Jorge, La costa de los murmullos. Bogotá: Ediciones Uniandes, 9-14.

2017 - Le Cul de Judas d’António Lobo Antunes", in Cécile Brochard (dir.), Expériences de l’Histoire, poétiques de la Mémoire. Paris: Ellipses, 173-224.

2017 - “En la ciudad blanca: visiones y representaciones de Lisboa en la literatura y el cine”, Dearq. Revista de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Los Andes. n. 21, p. 10-19

2016 - Paranoid Shrinks: The Circulation of Cultural Materials in Pynchon and Antunes, Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift, Vol. 66, n. 1, 81-95. (Com Luc Herman; Bart Vervaeck)

2014 - Autoría y autoridad en diálogo: António Lobo Antunes, Enrique Vila-Matas, César Aira”,Literaturas e culturas em Portugal e na América Hispânica, Lisboa, Húmus, 187-198.

2011 - “You don’t invent anything”: memory and the patterns of fiction in Lobo Antunes’ works", in Victor K Mendes (ed.), Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies. Facts and Fictions of António Lobo Antunes, n°19/20, 267-289. 

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Fernanda Vilar is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Her research interests are postcolonial, postmemory, cultural, subaltern and peripheral studies. She is writing a book about peripheral art in Lisbon, Paris and Brussels. She is particularly interested in Slam poetry. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative African Literature from Paris Nanterre University (2015), in the same year she was selected by UNO's Academic Impact Hub. She worked at the European Commission's interpreting service (2016). She received an excellence scholarship for her Master at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where she was a lector of Portuguese as a foreign language (2010-2012). She taught Portuguese at University of Marne la Valée (2012-2013). 

 

fernanda.vilars@gmail.com     CES PROFILE   ACADEMIA.EDU

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Outras publicações

2019 - "As palavras fantasmas de Amílcar Cabral”, in Philip Rothwell e Margarida Calafate Ribeiro (org). Africanas. (Upcoming book)

2019 - “Facing ghosts: Lumumba’s shadows” in Tony Chafer and Natalya Vince(org), The Routledge Handbook of Francophone Africa. (Upcoming book)

2019 - “The Ghosts of Ngungunyane: Constructing an ambivalent hero”. in Kristian Van Haesendonck (org.),  Wor(l)ds of Mia Couto. Peter Lang. (Upcoming book)

2018 - “Le voyage transculturel de Ruy Duarte de Carvalho”, in Laborie (Jean-Claude), Jean-Marc Moura, Sylvie Parizet (dir.), Vers une histoire littéraire transatlantique. Paris : Classiques Garnier.

2017 -  “Imagens paradoxais da virilidade e representação dos gêneros: Diadorim um personagem oxímoro de João Guimarães Rosa”, Revue Iberic@l, Presses Paris Sorbonne (with Marcelo Marinho).

2017 – "A escrita da violência em Mia Couto, Sony Labou Tansi e J. M. Coetzee", e-cadernos, n. 26, 92-111.

 

PhD Student | Project Manager

Hélia Santos is a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She holds an MA degree in Sociology from the postgraduate programme on “Postcolonialism and Global Citizenship”, offered by CES and School of Economics, University of Coimbra. Her research interests are focused on postcolonial studies and identities, postcolonial education, and memory studies. She is part of the MEMOIRS team as PhD candidate and project manager. She works at the CES Project Management Office of (GAGEP) since 2012.

 

helia@ces.uc.pt     CES PROFILE

 

Associate Researcher

António Sousa Ribeiro is full professor for German Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra and the director of the Centre for Social Studies at the same university. His research interests focus on German and Austrian studies, studies of violence, memory studies, postcolonial studies and comparative cultural studies. Recent publications: Representações da Violência (2013), Geometrias da Memória: configurações pós-coloniais (2016); Einschnitte. Signaturen der Gewalt in textorientierten Medien (2016). He is also active as a literary translator.

asr@ces.uc.pt     CES PROFILE

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Associate Researcher

Paulo de Medeiros is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. He has taught at several universities in Portugal, Brazil, Spain and the Netherlands. He is a honorary member of the Institute for Research in Modern Languages at the School of Advanced Studies of the University of London and he was the president of the American Portuguese Studies Association. His research interests are: post-colonialism, memory, literary theory, Portuguese-language literature and cinema. Among his books stand out: Pessoa's Geometry of the Abyss: Modernity and the Book of Disquiet, (Legenda, 2013) and O Silêncio das sereias - Ensaio sobre o Livro do Desassossego, (Tinta da China, 2015).

 

p.de-Medeiros@warwick.ac.uk     PROFILE     ACADEMIA.EDU

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Other Publications

2019 - "Translation and Cosmopolitanism", in Ed. Susan Bassnett, Translation and World Literature. London: Routledge, 60-74.

2018 - “Postimperial Lisbon”, in  Eds. Doris Wieser and Ana Filipa Prata (eds.), Cities of the Lusophone World: Literature, Culture, and Urban Transformations. Oxford: Peter Lang, 195-215.

2018 - “Postcolonial Memories and the Shattered Self”, in Salhia Ben-Messahel and Vanessa Castejon (eds.), Colonial Extensions, Postcolonial Decentrings. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2018. 21-38.

2018 - “‘Exit Ghost’: Reading Lusotropicalism as Fetish (with Adorno)”. Portuguese Studies Review (Canada) 26.1, 247-271.

2018 - “Lusophony or the Haunted Logic of Postempire”, Lusotopie, XVII (2), 227-247.

2018 - “The Last Crossing: Fernando Vendrell’s O gotejar da luz and Postimperial Representation”. Portuguese Studies, 34.2, 181-19.

2017 - “Lusophonistik” (69-70); “Portugiesischsprachige Literatur” (381-385); Anhang: Portugal” (420-423), in  Dirk Göttsche et al (eds.). Handbuch Postkolonialismus und Literatur. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler.

 

 

Associate Researcher

Roberto Vecchi  is a Full Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures at the University of Bologna, where he coordinates the Eduardo Lourenço Chair with the support of Instituto Camões. He is an associate researcher of the Centre for Social Studies and specialises in trauma literature, literature of the Portuguese Colonial War, and representations of postcolonial Lusophone cultures. His critical analysis of poetry and literature of the colonial wars (cf. his book Exceção Atlântica: Pensar a Literatura da Guerra Colonial, 2010) has dialogued with Margarida Calafate Ribeiro’s former work on the memories of the final phase of Portuguese empire. Together, they collected and organized essays on Portuguese and European colonialism by Eduardo Lourenço, publishing the book Do Colonialismo como Nosso Impensado (2014) and with Vincenzo Russo La letteratura portoghese. I testi e le idee (2017).

 

roberto.vecchi@unibo.it      PROFILE

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Others publications

2016 – “A forma literária e o diagrama da Gewalt: exceção e excesso da guerra nos limiares modernos da cultura brasileira”, in Felipe Martínes-Pinzón – Javier Uriarte (org.) Entre el humo y la niebla. Guerra y cultura en América Latina. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2016: 159-171.

2016 – “Catástrofe identitária e autoritarismo militar: revocalizações literárias”, Iberoamericana, XVI, 62 (2016): 43-51.

2015 – “L'être singulier pluriel du post-colonialisme portugais”, Les Langues Néo-Latines, 108e année-2-n.º 369, Avril-Juin 2014 : 17-29.

2015 – “Pós-memória e Filomela. O bordado da violência e a legibilidade do trauma”, in Bruno Franco Medeiros; Francisco Gouvea de Souza; Marcelo de Mello Rangel; Mateus H.F. Pereira (org.) Teoria e historiografia. Debates contemporâneos.  Jundiaí: Paco Editora, 2015: 35-51.

2015 – "Identidade, Herança, Pertença”, in Margarida Calafate Ribeiro, Walter Rossa (org.), Patrimónios de Influência Portuguesa: modos de olhar. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra: 65-80.

2015 – “Papéis críticos avulsos”, in Margarida Calafate Ribeiro, Mónica V. Silva, Roberto Vecchi (org.), Papéis da Prisão: Apontamentos, diário, correspondência (1962-1971), de José Luandino Vieira. Lisboa: Caminho: 13-31 (with Margarida Calafate Ribeiro).

2012 – “A memória poética da Guerra Colonial de Portugal em África: os vestígios como material de uma construção possível”, in Sabrina Sedlmayer e Jaime Ginzburg (org.), Walter Benjamim: rastro, aura e história. Belo Horizonte: Editora da UFMG: 87-105 (com Margarida Calafate Ribeiro).

2010 – “A memória poética como patrimônio de sofrimento”, in Juciane Cavalheiro (org.), Literatura Interfaces Fronteiras. Manaus: UEA Edições: 319-338.

 

Research Collaborator

Bruno Sena Martins is an anthropologist with a PhD in sociology and senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies. His research interests focus on the topics of body, post-colonialism, Portuguese Colonial Wars, embodied experience and social memory. He has undertaken ethnographic fieldwork in Portugal with disabled veterans of the Portuguese colonial wars, and in Mozambique, where he studied the experience of blindness, published as Sentido Sul: a cegueira no espírito do lugar (2013). He is also co-editor of As Guerras de Libertação e os Sonhos Coloniais: Alianças secretas, mapas imaginados (with Maria Paula Meneses) (2013).

 

bsenamartins@ces.uc.pt      CES PROFILE

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Others publications

2016 – “Justiça histórica e violência: a guerra colonial portuguesa”, in Jorge Miranda, Jose Bolzan Morais, Saulo Tarso Rodrigues, Nuria Belloso Martín (ed.), Hermenêutica, justiça constitucional e direitos fundamentais. Curitiba: Juruá, 759-779.

2016 – "Antropología y Poscolonialismo. La Memoria Postabismal", Revista Andaluza de Antropología, 10: 102-118.

2015 – “Déficience et politique: vies soumises, récits ininsurgés”, in Marcia Moraes, Virginia Kastrup (ed.), Exercices de voir et de non-voir. Taland-Dijon: Les Doigts Qui Rêvent, 231-253.

2015 – "Violência colonial e testemunho: Para uma memória pós-abissal", Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, 106: 105-226.

2013 – "Guerra e Memória Social: a deficiência como testemunho", Fractal: Revista de Psicologia, 25, 1: 3-22.

 

Research Collaborator

Miguel Cardina is a historian and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies. His research interests focus on key topics of MEMOIRS, such as the history of Portuguese colonialism, anticolonialism and the colonial wars; the dynamics between history and memory; and the uses of Oral History. Among his many publications, we highlight two articles within the topics of MEMOIRS: "Memórias amnésicas? Nação, discurso político e representações do passado colonial" (2016) and “To talk or not to talk. Silence, Torture, and Politics in the Portuguese Dictatorship of Estado Novo" (2013). In 2016 he was awarded a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) as principal researcher for the project "CROME - Crossed Memories, Politics of Silence. The Colonial-Liberation Wars in Postcolonial Times", hosted at CES between 2017 and 2022.

 

miguelcardina@ces.uc.pt      CES PROFILE

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Others publications

2016 – “Subjetividade e Fontes Orais na Escrita da História”, in José Neves (org.), Quem Faz a História. Lisboa: Tinta-da-China, 33-40.

2016 – "Memórias amnésicas? Nação, discurso político e representações do passado colonial", Configurações, 17: 31-42

2013 –  “To Talk or Not to Talk: Silence, Torture, and Politics in the Portuguese Dictatorship of Estado Novo”, Oral History Review, 40 (2): 251-270.

2013 – “Violência, Testemunho e Sociedade. Incómodos e silêncios em torno da memória da ditadura”, in Maria Paula Meneses e Bruno Sena Martins (org.), As Guerras de Libertação e os Sonhos Coloniais. Alianças secretas, mapas imaginados. Coimbra: Edições Almedina, 29-39.

2010 – “The War Against the War. Violence and Anticolonialism in the Final Years of the Estado Novo”, in Bryn Jones e Mike O’Donnell (org.), Sixties Radicalism and Social Movement Activism. Retreat or Resurgence?. London: Anthem Press, 39-58.