Conference given by Elsa Peralta (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Teresa Pinheiro (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) on “Remembering Portuguese Empire Today: From Public Memory to Personal Testimony” at the University of Luxembourg.
0:05 – Welcome by Anita Lucchesi (LTAH Committee)
0:35 – Introduction by Prof. Dr Sonja Kmec (University of Luxembourg)
4:50 – Part I: Lecture by Teresa Pinheiro
48:40 – Introduction to Part II by Sonja Kmec
49:48 – Part II: Lecture by Elsa Peralta
1:41:40 – Part II: Discussion
Teresa Pinheiro is a professor for Iberian Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. She has received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology with a thesis on representations of Brazil in sixteenth-century colonial accounts. Main research fields: Iberian Cultural Studies, Memory Studies, National Narratives and Migration. Some publications: „Memoria de la República en las transiciones democráticas ibéricas” in: Pasajes de pensamiento contemporáneo, 48, 49-64, 2015; “O retorno dos retornados. A construção de memória do passado recente na série televisiva Depois do Adeus“ in: Elias Torres, ed., Estudos da AIL em Literatura, História e Cultura Portuguesas. Santiago de Compostela 2015, 279-290; “Das portugiesische Kolonialreich” in: Hermann Hiery, ed., Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte. Stuttgart 2015, 657-658; “Die Nelkenrevolution im 21. Jahrhundert: Wandel einer erinnerungspolitischen Praxis” in: Janett Reinstädler, Henry Thorau (eds.), Die Nelkenrevolution und ihre Folgen. Berlin 2014, 17-32; “Facetten des erinnerungskulturellen Umgangs mit dem Estado Novo in Portugal” in: Neue Politische Literatur, 55, 1, 2010, 7-22.
Elsa Peralta, PhD in Anthropology (ISCSP-UTL, 2006), is a FCT research fellow at the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC), School of Arts & Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her work draws on crossed perspectives from anthropology, memory studies and postcolonial studies and focuses on the intersection between private and public modes of recall of past events, in particular of the colonial past. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS-UL) with a research project on the memory and forgetting of Portuguese colonial empire in postcolonial Portugal. In CEC she coordinates the Research Line “Legacies of Empire and Colonialism in Comparative Perspective” and is currently working on the project “Narratives of loss, war and trauma: Portuguese cultural memory and the end of empire”. Her works include the edited volumes Heritage and Identity: Engagement and Demission in Contemporary Society, Routledge, 2009 (with Marta Anico) andCidade e Império: Dinâmicas coloniais e reconfigurações pós-coloniais, Edições 70, 2013 (with Nuno Domingos). She was the curator and Scientific Coordinator of the Exhibition “Return – Traces of Memory” produced by EGEAC, City Council of Lisbon.