Aline Montenegro Magalhães is a historian, with a Master’s and PhD in History (PPGHIS / UFRJ), with a post-doctorate degree in Museology. Researcher at the National Historical Museum (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), professor in the MBA course in museum management at the Cândido Mendes University (UCAM) and professor accredited in the Professional Master in History Teaching (ProfHistória / Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO). She is the leader of the CNPq-certified Study Group "History Writings in museums: objects, narratives and temporalities" and is part of the Study Group on Cultural Heritage Policies, at UNIRIO. She is part of the ECHOES Project with UNIRIO and is a co-founder of the blog Exporvisões.
Currently Director of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society and Chairperson of the Barbados National Art Gallery, Ms. Cummins has attained a number of key positions including: Chairperson - Executive Board, UNESCO (2012-2013); Chairperson - International Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme 2007-2009; Vice Chair - World Heritage Committee (2008-2011); President - International Council of Museums (ICOM), 2004 – 2010; Chairperson - UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Country of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) (2003-2005); Vice President - Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) 1992-1998.
Ms. Cummins currently serves as the Vice Chair - Board, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and Member- Advisory Board, International Network of the Slave Route Project.
Ms. Cummins’ work has garnered recognition both nationally and internationally, including being awarded a Fellowship of the Museums Association UK (1993), the Barbados Gold Crown of Merit (2005), Royal Order of the Sahametrei of Cambodia (2013). In 2017 she was designated a Member of CAM’s Honorary Cowrie Circle, as well as an Honorary Member of ICOM.
ArtistaAna Lira is a visual artist, photographer, curator, radio host, writer and editor based in Recife (PE - Brazil). She specializes in cultural theory and criticism. She observes (in)visibility as a form of power and devotes attention to dynamics involving everyday sensitivities. Her practice is based on collective processes and partnerships, having worked with them for more than two decades. In these initiatives, she dedicatee to strengthening collaborative creative practices that observe the lines of power relations that affect our communication process, the articulations of daily life and the way we produce knowledge in the world. She exhibited works in different locations, such as the Mercosul Biennial and the 31st São Paulo International Art Biennial. She participated in the residency program of the Delfina Foundation / Instituto Incluzartis, in Rio de Janeiro (2020) and London (2019). She published in Omenelick magazines 2o Acto, Outros Críticos and Continente; in the newspaper Nossa Voz (Casa do Povo, São Paulo) and reflections for the catalogs of the exhibitions À Nordeste (2019), Como (falar de) coisas que não existem: um livro a partir da 31a Bienal de São Paulo (Serralves, 2016). She also developed the account of the collective Políticas Públicas process, published in the Contemporary Journal (Nottingham Contemporary, 2020), as a contribution by the Amò articulation on the project of the same name. Among artist publications, she was editor of Cordão, by Eduardo Queiroga; Buenos Aires, Brazil, by Josivan Rodrigues; and co-editor and supervisor of Para Levantar As Forças, by Cecília Urioste.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University. His most recent project - ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences - was funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most prestigious and highly competitive international financial institutes for scientific excellence in Europe (http://alice.ces.uc.pt/en/). He has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian and Polish.
Britta Timm Knudsen is Professor of Culture, Media and Experience Economy at Aarhus University DK. Her research focuses on difficult heritage, affect and event studies, tourism and social media. She has published extensively on difficult heritage sites and how they are experienced and co-produced by publics through different media. She is likewise a leading scholar in the field of affect theory and methodology and has published the monograph (2015) Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability. Routledge (co-author Stage, C) as well as (2015) Affective Methodologies, Palgrave (with Stage, C). Being a WP-leader in ECHOES, she is co-editor of the special issue of the Journal Heritage & Society entitled Decolonising European Colonial Heritage in Urban Spaces. Co-author (2018) of Affective Politics and Colonial Heritage, Rhodes Must fall at UCT and Oxford (with Andersen, C), in the International Journal of Heritage Studies https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2018.1481134 and Affective Infrastructures of Re-emergence? Exploring Modalities of heritage Practices in Nantes (with Kølvraa, C.)(2021) Taylor & Francis Online, Open Access Affective Infrastructures of Re-emergence? Exploring Modalities of Heritage Practices in Nantes. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book Decolonizing Colonial Heritage: New Agendas, Actors and Practices in and beyond Europe (with Oldfield, J, Buettner, L. and Zabunyan, E. (forthcoming), Routledge, Museum and Heritage Studies series. And author of Decolonial Countervisuality with Sorana Munsya, Laini Lusalusa and Stephanie Cillingwoode Williams in Decolonizing Colonial Heritage: New Agendas, Actors and Practices in and beyond Europe
Carla Fernandes was born in Angola and raised in Portugal. After her graduation in Translation studies, Carla moved to Germany to join the Portuguese editorial team for Africa at Deutsche Welle Broadcast, where she worked in the production of news reports and radio soap operas. She currently works as a journalist, freelance radio producer, blogger and cultural agent. Carla created the podcast "Rádio Afrolis” where she addresses issues related to Afro-descendant communities living in Lisbon and is the president of an association (Afrolis) with the same objective. Co-author and organizer of the poetry collection "Djidiu a Herança do Ouvido"
Pesquisador/professorHistorian, coordinator of the post-graduation latu sensu course in African History and researcher at the Research Center of the Instituto de Pesquisa e Memória Pretos Novos – IPN, in Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro.
Elizabeth Buettner has been Professor of Modern History at the University of Amsterdam since 2014. Her publications encompass earlier work on Britain and late imperial India and memories of the ‘Raj’ in postcolonial Britain, particularly Empire Families: Britons and Late Imperial India (Oxford University Press, 2004); her more recent research focuses on postcolonial migration, multiculturalism, and memories of empire in Britain and other Western European countries. Since her book Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016, her research has extended further into the overlapping histories of postcolonial Europe and European integration.
Elvan Zabunyan,contemporary art historian and art critic based in Paris, is professor at University of Rennes. For over 20 years, her work had focused on North American (and mainly African American) contemporary art history investigating its political, cultural, social, racial and gendered modalities. Desirous of affirming a history of art that is connected and without barriers, the subject of her research has naturally drawn her toward notions such as centers and peripheries, cultural displacement, scattered territories, the African diaspora, notions that have been associated with a need to unlock periodicity to understand the issues in colonial history and their impact on artistic and visual representations. Her current book project on cultural production since the 1960s and the memory of slavery in the US and in the Caribbean is thought as a renewal of these research activities and wishes to investigate the routes for a global art history. She is the author of numerous articles in periodicals and essays in books and exhibition catalogues. Her book Black is A Color, a History of African American Contemporary Artpublished in French (2004) and English (2005) won the research prize 2005 SAES/AFEA. She was in 2016-2017 the co-director of the annual program of Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschiste in Paris centering on the plural decolonial perspectives of historiographies deconstructing the colonial hegemony of the Western world. She is the leader of the work package « Artists and Citizens » for the European research program ECHOES (European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities) – 2018-2021.
Associate professorJan Ifversen (1955) holds a PhD in cultural studies from Aarhus University. He is currently associate professor in European Studies at the Department of global studies, Aarhus University. From 2004 to 2015, he was head of the Department of History and Area Studies and then vice-dean for internationalization at the same university. He is the author of two books in Danish, a history of current European history (Hjem til Europa, 1992) and a book on power, democracy and discourse (Om magt, demokrati og diskurs, two volumes, 1997). He has published many articles on conceptual history, intercultural relations, European history, European identity politics, heritage politics and history politics. He is one of the founding members of the international research group on conceptual history, History of Concepts Group. He has led several research projects and is currently co-PI of ECHOES, (Horizon 2020).
Joanna Wawrzyniak is a senior researcher and director of the Center for Research on Social Memory at the University of Warsaw. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Memory Studies Association for 2019-21 term . She is interested in developing memory studies at the intersection of sociology and history, as well as in exploring Eastern European memory processes in a global comparative framework. She has published among others in Memory Studies, Contemporary European History, East European Politics and Societies and Polish Sociological Review. Her books in English include co-edited Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives (Berghahn Books 2016); co-authored The Enemy on Display: The Second World War in Eastern European Museums (Berghahn Books 2015); and Veterans, Victims and Memory: The Politics of the Second World War in Communist Poland (Peter Lang 2015). Her current projects include work on memories of neoliberal transformation, and deindustrialization in Poland and contributions to collaborative research on decolonization, cultural heritage and memory processes in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and East and South Asia. In the ECHOES project she leads a work package on City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts.
John Oldfield is Professor of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull, UK. He has written extensively on the history of slavery and abolition in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850. His many publications include Chords of Freedom: Commemoration, Ritual and British Transatlantic Slavery (Manchester University Press, 2007) and, most recently, The Ties that Bind: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c. 1820-1865 (Liverpool University Press, 2020). He is the Principal Investigator/Coordinator of the ECHOES Project and between 2013 and 2019 was Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation.
Lorena Sancho Querol is a researcher in Social Museology at the Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra (CES-UC), Portugal. Her most recent project “SoMus: A Sociedade no Museu”, was developed in the field of participatory museum management. Lorena has been a member of the coordinating team of the P-2020 “Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas” (CREATOUR project) since 2016 and of the coordinating WP4 team of the H-2020 “European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities” (ECHOES) since 2018. In her projects, museology is a tool for cultural development and inclusion, which connects causes, concepts and societal challenges to build new forms of cultural democracy through participatory and socially responsible action-research.
Márcia Chuva is a Historian, Associate Professor at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO, and a researcher at CNPq, Brazil. Márcia is also Professor in the Professional Master in Cultural Heritage at the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage - IPHAN. A specialist in heritage studies, she is the author of books and articles in specialized magazines on memory, heritage and museums policies, currently focusing on post-colonial debates. Among her publications, the book Os Arquitetos da Memória stands out, already in its second edition (2017). She is a doctoral advisor on related topics and, since 2018, coordinates the Brazilian team of the ECHOES project (Horizon 2020), integrated with the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES-UC).
Born and based in Maputo, Mário Macilau began photographing in 2003 and by 2007 had dedicated himself solely to his practice, when he traded his mother’s cellphone for his first camera. Mario specialized his work in long-term projects, focusing on the working, living and environmental conditions of socially isolated groups. His work has been recognized in Mozambique and all over the world, through individual and collective exhibitions. Macilau is part of the itinerant exhibition “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design,” curated by Amelie Klein with the counsel of Okwui Enwezor for the Vitra Design Museum. His recent exhibition, Faith’ documents the practice of ‘animism’ in contemporary Mozambique. This form of animism comes from traditional religions, in which members believe in the existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena (whereby the spirits of ancestors can affect the lives of the living). Through their practices, these traditional religions preserve ancient traditions of Mozambican cultures. These practices involve teachings, traditional medicine, healing methods, rites of passage for young men and women, and advise on appropriate conduct between members of the community. They reflect local and yet diverse conceptions of God and the cosmos
Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (PhD King's College London, 2008) is an Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra (Faculty of Arts and Humanities) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Studies-University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is a Professor at the PhD Program Heritages of Portuguese Influence (III/CES), University of Coimbra (since 2012), of which he is scientific co-coordinator. He was a researcher at European University Institute (2008), a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University (2011 and 2012), a Visiting Scholar at King's College London (2012-2013), an Assistant Professor at the New University of Lisbon (Portugal), and Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies (Spring 2019), at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA). Between 2009 and 2015, he was Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. His research interests focus on the comparative, connected and longue durée histories of imperialism and colonialism (18th-20th centuries), with a special focus on the diverse historical trajectories and configurations of the Portuguese colonial empire. Recently, he has been working on themes such as (1) the politics of difference in European colonial empires, namely about the ideological and institutional instruments of engineering and legitimizing the political and socioeconomic differentiation; (2) the historical intersections between internationalism(s) and imperialism(s) since the nineteenth-century, assessing the role played by internationalist and imperialist epistemic communities and pressure groups, including their interaction; (3) and the entanglements of idioms, programs and repertoires of development and modernization and of societal control and coercion at late European colonial empires, exploring the connected trajectories of late colonial repressive developmentalism. In 2010 he published Livros Brancos, Almas Negras. A "Missão Civilizadora" do Colonialismo Português, c. 1870-1930. In 2012 he published A Diplomacia do Imperialismo. Política e Religião na Partilha de África (1820-1890) and edited O Império Colonial em Questão. In 2014 he co-edited Portugal e o fim do Colonialismo. Dimensões internacionais and, in 2015, The ends of European colonial empires: Cases and comparisons (Palgrave) and Os passados do presente: Internacionalismo, imperialismo e a construção do mundo contemporâneo (Almedina). He recently published The "Civilizing Mission" of Portuguese Colonialism (c.1870-1930) (Palgrave, 2015) and, in 2017, he co-edited Internationalism, imperialism and the formation of the contemporary world. In 2019, he co-edited Resistance and Colonialism. Insurgent Peoples in World History. In 2020 he co-edited Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa Policies, Paradigms, and Entanglements, 1890s-1980s (Palgrave) e Os Impérios do Internacional: Perspectivas, Genealogias e Processos (Almedina). He is presently writing An International History of Modern Colonial Labour (under contract). He coordinated the international collective research project "Internationalism and Empire: The Politics of Difference in the Portuguese Colonial Empire in Comparative Perspective (1920-1975)" and the research project "Change to Remain? Welfare Colonialism in European Colonial Empires in Africa (1920-1975)", both funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He now coordinates the international research project "The Worlds of (Under)Development: processes and legacies of the Portuguese colonial empire in a comparative perspective (1945-1975)", also funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He is also co-editor of two book series - "História&Sociedade" at Edições 70 (Portugal) and "The Portuguese Speaking World: Its History, Politics and Culture" at Sussex Academic (UK) - and of one peer-reviewed international journal - E-Journal of Portuguese History (Brown University).
Monica Lima is a professor and coordinator of the Laboratory of African Studies and integrates the Post-Graduate Program in Social History-PPGHIS and the Post-Graduate Program in Teaching History - ProfHistoria at UFRJ. She participated, as a historian, in the working group that wrote the application dossier of Cais do Valongo to World Heritage. She recently published articles on this experience, in academic books and magazines.
Paulo Peixoto is a Tenured Associate Professor with Aggregation in Sociology at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics and a researcher at the Centre For Social Studies at the same University. Paulo is member of: International Institute for Research and Action on Academic Fraud and Plagiarism; Research Group on "Art, Culture and Power" (CNPq/UERJ); Research Group on "Geography, Tourism and Cultural heritage" (CNPq/UNICAMP); "Urban and Cultural Studies Laboratory" (CNPq/UFS); and "City, Culture and Difference" (CNPq/Univille). He's also a member and coordinator of Observatory for Education Policies and Professional Development. Paulo is currently the student's obunds at the University of Coimbra.
He holds a PhD in Sociology by the University of Coimbra, and an M. A. and first degree also in Sociology by the same University. He currently develops research projects on heritage and tourism and on higher education and extension activities, coordinating the evaluation of social intervention projects and public policies.
Rosana Paulino (São Paulo, 1967), holds a PhD in Visual Arts and a Bachelor's in Engraving from the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo - ECA / USP and sepcialized in engraving at the London Print Studio, London. Artist and researcher, he received a scholarship from the Ford Foundation from 2006 to 2008 and CAPES from 2008 to 2011. In 2014 she was awarded a scholarship for research and residency at the Bellagio Center, of the Rockefeller Foundation, in Bellagio, Italy. As an artist she has stood out for her production linked to social, ethnic and gender issues. Her work focuses mainly on the position of black women in Brazilian society and the various types of violence suffered by this population due to racism and the marks left by slavery. She has works in several museums, including the following: University of New Mexico Art Museum, New Mexico, USA. MALBA, Art Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo, SP; MAM - Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, SP; MASP, Art Museum of São Paulo, SP, Pinacoteca Municipal - Centro Cultural São Paulo, SP; AfroBrasil Museum - São Paulo, SP and Salvador Allende Museum - Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Thais Alvarenga is a documentary photographer. Born and raised in the Vila Kennedy Favela in the city of Rio de Janeiro, she is one of the founders of Coletivo Crua - Coletivo Criativo de Rua, a member of Coletiva Negras [foto] Grafias and one of the creators of Encontro das Manas in Vila Kennedy. Her authorial work is aimed at the imagetic record of everyday relationships in the periphery, with a greater cut in the western region of the city of Rio de Janeiro, which is where she has lived since she was born. At Coletivo Crua, she develops documentation on resistant quilombos that are located on the Green Coast of the State of Rio de Janeiro, at Coletiva Negras [foto] Grafias she is a photographer who builds original documentation together with other members and is responsible of social media. At Projeto Encontro das Manas Thais works in the pedagogical area, teaching photographic practice to young peripheral women, who are her neighbors in Vila Kennedy. When studying at the School of Popular Photographers - Images of the People and in Social Communication, her works were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro - MAM, at the Parque Rocinha Library, at Galeria 535 of the Observatório de Favelas, in Galpão Bela Maré and numerous installations on photographic lines through the city streets, between 2013 and 2017. Thais believes that her roots matter and need to be in the images that she eternalizes through her eyes, in the name of love and struggle. With the images she captures, she seeks a rescue of the history of her ancestors, her family, her neighbors, her history and her place, where she sees and feels pain, but she also perceives and feels beauty through love.