Humanities, Arts and Social Cohesion

Mação, March 30th to April 4th, 2020


Adrian-Gabriel Corpădean est maître de conférences et Vice-doyen de la Faculté d’études européennes de l’Université Babeș-Bolyai de Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie. Il est docteur en histoire à l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise et à l’Université Babeș-Bolyai. Ses recherches portent sur l’histoire de l’intégration européenne et l’histoire de la transition en Europe centrale-orientale après la période communiste. C’est l’auteur de nombreuses publications et membre de plusieurs réseaux européens de chercheurs et d’enseignants et projets de recherche dans le domaine de la construction européenne.

Adriano Severo Figueiró holds a degree in Geography from the Federal University of Santa Maria (1990), a master's degree in Geography (Use and Conservation of Natural Resources) from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1997), a PhD in Geography (Environmental Planning) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2005) and postdoctoral studies in Geoconservation from the University of Minho-Portugal (2013). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria. He has experience in physical geography, with emphasis on Geoecology, Geoconservation and Environmental Education. Leader of the Natural Heritage Research Group, Geoconservation and Water Management (PANGEA) and coordinator of the Laboratory of Geoecology and Environmental Education (LAGED) of the Department of Geosciences of UFSM, developing research and guiding undergraduate and graduate students at UFSM and UFPel in the areas of landscape ecology, geoconservation, environmental planning, geotourism and environmental education. Scholarship fellow in Productivity 2 CNPq/Brazil.

André Luis Ramos Soares is Associate professor in the Department of History at the Federal University of Santa Maria. Coordinator of the Laboratory of Archeology, Societies and Cultures of the Americas - LASCA, of the UFSM History department. Visiting Professor Erasmus Mundus (European Commission - 2011), from the Masters program in Quaternary and Prehistory (2011 - current), from the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar - IPT and member of the Geosciences Institute of Coimbra (2011 - current). Invited professor of the Master in Archeology Techniques (Erasmus Mundus Master in Cultural Landscape Management, Tomar, Portugal). Professor of the Graduate Program in History (master's and doctorate) - PPGH-UFSM, Professor of the Graduate Program in Cultural Heritage - PPGPC, professional master's degree. Holder of the UNESCO-UFSM Chair for Humanities: Frontiers and Migrations (2018).

Cesar De David is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria. PhD in Geography from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2005), with postdoctoral studies from the Université du Maine - Le Mans (France). Master of Geography from UNESP - Rio Claro (1995). He has experience in teaching, research and extension in the area of Human Geography, with emphasis on agrarian geography, working on the following topics: Rural territorialities, family agriculture and field education. He is leader of the Research Group in Education and Territory and coordinates the Center for Landscape Studies of UFSM Silveira Martins.

Dragoş Gheorghiu is a cultural anthropologist, experimental archaeologist and professional visual artist, currently teaching at the Doctoral School of the University of Arts in Bucharest. He has conducted advanced theoretical and practical research in the study of prehistoric pyro-technologies, has organised experimental archaeology projects in Romania and Sardinia, thematic sessions at the IUSPP and EAA, and acted as editor and co-editor of conference volumes on imagination, prehistoric design, fire in archaeology, ancient ceramics, figurines, stamps, architecture and place. For the last two decades he has published in Europe a wide range of articles, book chapters and books. Professor Gheorghiu’s approach to prehistoric design uses semiotics and rhetoric to interpret the material culture of the Past. Another main research area is the rituality of prehistoric technologies. His pioneering studies on the archaeological imagination and experientiality are divided into the uses of art to augment the reality of the archaeological record and the use of mobile applications with Augmented &Mixed Reality, to make visible the rites of passage and other undistinguishable cultural features. His recent research is concerned with the problem of immersion in re-enactments and in reconstructed contexts in Augmented and Mixed Reality. Professor Gheorghiu is member of several international societies of archaeology, The Association of Professional Artists in Romania, and Paul Mellon Fellow at the Center of Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Helena Zemánková est architecte et professeure à l´Université Technique de Brno (République Tchèque) au sein du département du Patrimoine de la Faculté d´Architecture. Elle est une spécialiste de la sauvegarde, de la protection, de la reconversion, de la valorisation et de la gestion l´héritage culturel. Elle est responsable d´un atelier de projets réunissant des étudiants tchèques, mais venus aussi régulièrement de pays voisins. En outre, elle a été professeure invitée dans de nombreuses universités européennes et au Japon , comme experte du patrimoine industriel.

Jorge Alberto Soares Cruz is a PhD student of the Graduate Program in History of the Federal University of Santa Maria,- line of Memory and Heritage Research, Master in Cultural Heritage - UFSM (2011), Specialization in Brazilian Political Thinking - UFSM (1996). Graduated in archivology from the Federal University of Santa Maria- UFSM (1995) and a degree in Full Degree in History from the Faculty of Philosophy Science and Immaculate Conception Letters - FIC (1989), He was Assistant Professor of the Archivology course of the Federal University of Rio Grande -FURG and administrative technical server of UFSM- performing as Head of the Computer Service of the University Hospital of Santa Maria according to ordinance no. 57.211/2010 of the rector of UFSM Currently is professor of the course of Archivology of the Federal University of Santa Maria. Orcid number: 0000-0003-4562-9446.

Maria Medianeira Padoin holds a degree in History from the Federal University of Santa Maria (1985), a Master's degree in History from the Federal University of Paraná (1992) and a Doctorate in History from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1999). She is full Professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria, working in the Undergraduate History and in the master's and doctoral courses of the Graduate Program in History and in the Graduate Program in Cultural Heritage (professional). She was a sandwich doctorate at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and was a researcher with the Dr. Emilio Ravignani Institute of the University of Buenos Aires; she was coordinator of the Graduate Program in History of UFSM from 2010 to May 2017.She has national and international research and publications in the area of History, with emphasis on Latin American History, working mainly on the themes: platine border space, political history and federalism and the construction of national states, and immigration and heritage, European immigration and frontier. He also carried out activities in the area of management and evaluation in higher education. Coordinates the CNPq Platinum History Research Group: society, power and institutions; she is co-coordinator general of the History, Region and Border Committee of the Association of Universities of the Montevideo-AUGM Group. He has academic-administrative experience in the management of higher education in the Coordination of Academic Planning and the implementation of EAD at UFSM (2004-2005) in Distance Education, working in 2006, with the Ministry of Education, Secretariat of Distance Education, in the coordination of the implementation project of the Open University System of Brazil-UAB. She participates, among others, in the following associations of the area: ANPUH, AHILA, AUGM/Historia Committee, Region y Fronteras.She was a visiting professor for the Professor's Scale of AUGM in Argentina (UNL and UNMDP) and Uruguay (UDELAR). He is currently part of the Unesco Humanities Chair, Borders and Migration, based at UFSM and the Institutional Extension Project of UFSM –Geopark Quarta Colônia. ORCID ID is 0000-0002-5614-9424.

Marta Arzarello is professor of Prehistory at the University of Ferrara. She is the coordinator of the International Erasmus Mundus master and PhD in “Quaternary and Prehistory” and she is the General Secretary of the UISPP (International Union of Prehistory and Protohistory). Her mine area of research are the first European peopling and the lithic technology of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic. She is the director of the Lower Pleistocene site of Pirro Nord (Apricena, Southern Italy) that is one of oldest sites of Europe. She’s author of more than 200 scientific publications.

Mihaela Moțăianu is a Senior Art Director with over 20 years of experience in Advertising industry. Since 2018 Mihaela is a PhD student in Visual Arts at the National  University of Arts in Bucharest. After graduating the National University of Arts in 1997 with a specialisation in Graphic Design, she started her professional career in Advertising. She developed creative concepts and advertising campaigns for for various brands andmultinational companies and also she contributed to projects that include corporate and brand identity, promotional materials, packaging and photography.From 2015 to present Mihaela works as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Journalism  and Communication Studies where she teaches the Desktop Publishing seminar.

Raluca Ghideanu is a Romanian sculptor with over twenty national and international group exhibitions, three international art biennials, five solo shows, five public art sculptures and an international sculpture award. She also works in the area of stage design, TV sets design and costumes, and from 2010 she has a brand in interior and object design. In present she coordinates a performance art workshop at the National University of Arts Bucharest.

Ramón Montes, Doctor on Archaeology and Prehistory by the University of Cantabria (Spain). Researcher on Palaeolithic’s material culture and Palaeolithic Rock Art of the Iberian Peninsula. Member of the Scientific team of the Museum and Research Centre of Altamira, where he has developed different archaeological works in Upper Palaeolithic sites and Rock Art sites. He has written ten books and more than 200 papers in different scientific journals and proceedings of scientific meetings. Currently, he is the technical coordinator of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe “Prehistoric Rock Art Trails”.

Robert Belot, professor of contemporary history, holds the Jean Monnet Chair "European Heritage Policies". He is member of the UMR-CNRS EVS n°5060. His research focuses on the socio-political and epistemological challenges of heritage and memory, as well as on the history and geopolitics of change in Europe. He currently heads the Department of Studies in Heritage & Cultural Landscapes (Jean Monnet University, Lyon-Saint-Etienne, France). He coordinates the Master Civilization & Heritage history and DYCLAM + (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree). Latest publications: The Statue of Liberty. A monumental dream, New York, Rizzoli, 2019; Bartholdi, l’homme qui inventa la Liberté, Paris, Ellipse, 2019.