Keynotes speakers

Peter Burke
(Emeritus Professor of Cultural History of Emmanuel College)

The Polymath in an Age of Specialization

MA (Oxford and Cambridge), Hon PhD (Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Lund and Zurich), FBA, Member of the Academia Europaea, FRHistS.
Educated by the Jesuits and at Oxford (St John’s and St Antony’s), Peter Burke taught in the School of European Studies, University of Sussex from 1962 to 1979 as Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in History and as Reader in Intellectual History. He moved to Cambridge to become a Lecturer in History and subsequently Reader in and then Professor of Cultural History. In Emmanuel he has served as Librarian and Archivist. He has published 23 books, and has been translated into 28 languages.
Significant publications:
The Italian Renaissance (1972), Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1978), New Perspectives on Historical Writing (1991),The Fabrication of Louis XIV (1992), History and Social Theory (1992), The Art of Conversation (1993), A Social History of Knowledge (2000), Eyewitnessing (2000), What is Cultural History? (2004), Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe (2004)


 


Amélia Maria Polónia da Silva
(University of Porto)

Building the Global from Below: Informal and Self-Organizing Mechanisms in the Early Modern Era

Associate Professor at University of Porto; researcher of CITCEM (Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space, Memory), member of the Academia Europaea; vice-president of.IMHA (International Maritime History Association). Seaports history, migrations, transfers and flows between continents and oceans, informal mechanisms of empire building, the role of women in colonial dynamics and the environmental implications of the European colonization overseas are key-subjects of her research.
Co-editor of Beyond Empires: Self Organizing Cross Imperial Networks vs Institutional Empires, 1500-1800 (Leiden: Brill, 2016); Mechanisms of Global empire Building (Porto: CITCEM/ Afrontamento, 2017), Maritime History as Global History (Newfoundland: IMEHA 2011) and Connecting worlds: Production and Circulation of Knowledge in the First Global Age (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming), she authors The environmental impacts of the historical uses of the seas in the First Global Age” in EOLSS (Oxford, UK: Eolss Publishers, 2014). 



                                      



Miguel Ángel Hernández Navarro
(University of Murcia, Spain)
 
Opening Time: The Artist as (Benjaminian) Historian

Miguel Ángel Hernández Navarro is Associate Professor of Art History at University of Murcia, Spain and formerly the director of the CENDEAC in Murcia. He is author of several books on art and visual culture including Materializar el pasado. El artista como historiador benjaminiano (2012), Robert Morris (2010), 2Move: Video Art Migration (2008, with Mieke Bal), La so(m)bra de lo real (2006) and co-editor of Art and Visibility in Migratory Culture (with Mieke Bal, 2011). He is also fiction writer, author of the novels El instante de peligro (Finalist Herralde Prize, 2015) and Intento de escapada (2013, translated into German, French, English and Italian) 



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