PhD School : Public conferences 1-3 june 2015 Lisbon

The Interdisciplinary PhD School “Making and Unmaking Religious Heritage. Conflict, Competition and Cooperation at Small Scale” will take place in Lisbon and Évora in Portugal during 5 days.

Open to PhD students and post-docs of social sciences and humanities working on religious and/or heritage matters.

The PhD School is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal) and the LabexMed (France). It involves researchers from the CIDEHUS-Universidade de Évora (Portugal), the FCSH-Nova (Portugal), the PhD Programme “Antropologia. Políticas e Imagens da Cultura e Museologia” (FCSH-Nova de Lisboa, CRIA, IELT, INET-MD, et ISCTE-IUL, Portugal), the IDEMEC (UMR 7307 Aix Marseille Université CNRS), the TELEMME (UMR 7303 Aix Marseille Université CNRS), the École française d’Athènes (Greece) and the École des Hautes Études Hispaniques et Ibériques – Casa de Velázquez (Spain).

The PhD School aims at providing young researchers with theoretical and methodological tools to explore heritage-making processes carried out by religious or other groups, from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. Participants will address different topics from a large panel of Mediterranean and European case studies such as: entanglements between religion, politics and heritage-making; community agency; international collaboration in culture and heritage; heritage conflict and cooperation; social and political uses of the past.

What are the places and the role of religion in past and present heritage practices? How can religious and cultural minorities overpass the hegemonic status of dominating elites? Through heritage-making, what are the links and the frictions between local, national, and international tourism, intimate representations of cultural and self identity? How far can cultural heritage be considered as a peaceful or a conflict tool of inter-confessional and interethnic relationships? Which are the uses of heritage and tourist devices (archives, museums, private collections, and also theme parks and cultural mediation systems) in contemporary practices?

The conferences are open to the largest audience.

1 june 2015
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculdade da Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
Mº Campo Pequeno
Auditórium 1, Level 1, Tower B

17:00-17:30 Welcome address
17:30-18:30 Opening Conference
Cristina Sánchez Carretero

Pilgrimage and Low-Intensity Violence: The Role of Anthropologists as Heritage Mediators

I will use the case study of the pilgrimage of Santiago (route to Finisterre) to analyze the effects that pilgrimage is having on local populations. I’m using the philosopher Jullien and his concept of “silent transformations” to look at the role of anthropologists as heritage mediators.

2 june 2015
Faculdade da Ciências Sociais e Humanas

10:00-12:30 Places, competition and communities
Room 2, Level 4, Building ID

Pierre Sintès
(FR, Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe Méridionale – Méditerranée, UMR 7303 Aix Marseille Université CNRS)
Jewish memory in action in Rhodes (Greece)

 Coffee break

Sossie Andezian
(FR, Institut Interdisciplinaire du Contemporain, équipe LAHIC, UMR 8177 CNRS/EHESS)
Religious heritage in divided cities

3 june 2015
Faculdade da Ciências Sociais e Humanas

10:00-12:30 Heritage, tourism and agency
Auditorium 1, Level 1, Tower B

Maria Cardeira da Silva (PT, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia-FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Joana Lucas (PT, Centro Interdisciplinar História, Sociedades e Culturas da Universidade de Évora, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia)
Représentation et action. Colonialisme, tourisme et jalons sociaux en Mauritanie

Coffee break

Antónia Fialho Conde (PT, Centro Interdisciplinar História, Sociedades e Culturas da Universidade de Évora)
Patrimoine religieux et tourisme. La patrimonialisation et les espaces de conservation

Coordination
Cyril Isnart (FR, Institut d’Ethnologie Méditerranéenne, Européenne et Comparative, UMR 7307 Aix Marseille Université CNRS)
Maria Cardeira da Silva (PT, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia-FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Contact isnartc@gmail.com


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