MemberJosé Pedro Sousa Dias

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon, where he is responsible for the course of History of Pharmacy and Therapeutics (Page in Portuguese). Graduated (1981) and PhD (1991) in Pharmacy from the University of Lisbon, he focused his research on the History of Health Sciences. He is an integrated member of the research group “Ciência: Estudos em História e Filosofia da Cultura Científica (CEHFCi)” of Institute of Contemporary History (IHC). His current research interests are the contemporary history of the biomedical sciences in Portugal, the scientific and social aspects of the history of medicine (17th and 18th centuries) and the history of medicine and pharmacy in the expansion and Portuguese colonization (16th to 18th centuries). He was Pro-Reitor of the University of Lisbon (05 / 2006-05 / 2009 and 09 / 2010-12 / 2011). Deputy Director of the Faculty of Pharmacy (11 / 2009-08 / 2010). From 2006 to 2011, he chaired the Executive Committee of the Centennial Commemorations of the University of Lisbon. He was President of the Directive Board of Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência / Museums of the University of Lisbon (06/2012-02/2014) and its Director from (02/2014-05/2019).

MemberStefanie Samida

Since 2017 I am associate professor of popular cultures at Zurich University and currently research associate at Heidelberg University. Before: different positions at German universities, e.g. one of three principal investigators in the research project „Living history: reenacted prehistory between research and popular performance“ at the Leibniz Centre of Contemporary History Potsdam, junior research group leader at the Heidelberg School of Education and research fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna. My research interests include heritage studies, material culture studies, public history, popular cultures and history of media and science.

MemberPaulo Jorge Oliveira Leitão

Paulo Jorge Oliveira Leitão, 18/02/1961, Lisbon, Portugal. Librarian at Art Library, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. Teacher at FCSH, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal. Master in Information Management and Curation. Doctoral student, doctoral programe in Portugueses Contemporary History, FCSH, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis subject: municipalities in 19th-century Portugal.

MemberIsabelle Vonèche Cardia

Isabelle Vonèche Cardia holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Paris X-Nanterre as well as a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She worked during ten years for the humanitarian sector in Switzerland and in Africa. Since 2012, she is working at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Her interest and expertise are related to the use of Information and Communication Technology specifically in the humanitarian sector and in the engineering education research.

MemberHannes Obermair

Hannes Obermair is Senior Researcher at Eurac Research, the European Academy of Bozen-Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy). He is there serving as Philosopher-in-Residence at the Head Office. From 2009 until 2017 he was Head of the Civic Archives of Bozen-Bolzano. He is Lecturer of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck. He is also co-founder and co-editor of “Geschichte and Region/Storia e regione”, a bilingual historical review. He has written on medieval literacy, urban history, history of the Alps, and the dissonant heritage of the fascist and nazi period. His publications have appeared in refereed journals and academic books. His latest book publications are the co-edited volumes A Land on the Threshold (2017), Mythen der Diktaturen (2019), and Lavori in Corso (2020).

MemberPeter Webster

I am an historian of twentieth century British Christianity, with interests in four interlocking areas: (i) the position of the Church of England in national life, and the question of faith, politics and the law more generally. My 2015 book on Michael Ramsey, archbishop of Canterbury, dealt with this theme, amongst others. (ii) the history of evangelical Christianity, particularly in the UK; (iii) the relationship between the Christian churches and the arts. My most recent book is on Walter Hussey, Anglican patron of the arts; (iv) the digital turn in contemporary history, with a very particular interest in the archived Web as a new kind of historical source. I am based in the south of England, where my day job is being managing director of Webster Research and Consulting, which works with libraries, archives and universities to help understand what users need from digital resources, and working with technologists to meet those needs.