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Rebellion and Resistance in the Iberian Empires, 16th-19th centuries

Objective

Economic inequalities, social exclusion, discrimination against minorities, cultural resistance and disruption of social cohesion – these are all key concerns in the current European and global agenda, both in scholarly work and policy-making. RESISTANCE aims at analysing these issues by focusing on the processes of resistance carried out by social actors that have been historically disadvantaged, discriminated against and dominated. By using a concept of resistance that connects continued and less visible forms of resistance, cultural dissent and violent revolts, the ultimate goal of RESISTANCE is to produce a reinterpretation of the universe of “the dominated”. RESISTANCE will provide an understanding of how these actors could influence processes of social change, either by opening up societies to diversity and making them more inclusive and equal, or, conversely, by causing the increase of repression.
Rooted in the disciplinary field of history, RESISTANCE uses the past as a laboratory for the analysis. Focusing on the former Portuguese and Spanish empires, this project privileges a comparative approach in time and space in order to investigate an extended time frame (sixteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries) and a spatial framework that encompasses Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The past experiences of their societies, strongly grounded on ethnic, social, economic, cultural, religious, and gender inequality, still shape current political and social dynamics.
RESISTANCE is led by the University of Évora, and made up of seven beneficiary universities in Portugal, Spain and Germany, plus six universities in third countries (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mexico and USA). In addition to academic-type deliverables, RESISTANCE proposes an extensive range of dissemination and communication outputs specifically targeted at wide-ranging audiences (schools, museums, international agencies, think tanks, policy-makers, and more).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 202 500

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 184 500
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Av Prof Anibal De Bettencourt 9
1600 189 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 500
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (6)

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 340
8331150 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BROWN UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
164 Angell Street
02912 Providence, Ri
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE CABO VERDE
Cape Verde
Address
Praca Antonio Lereno
Praia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA BAHIA
Brazil
Address
Rua Augusto Vianna Sn Canela
40110-060 Salvador
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
Address
Calle 7 776
1900 La Plata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EL COLEGIO DE MICHOACAN
Mexico
Address
Martinez De Navarrete 505, Las Fuentes
59699 Zamora
Activity type
Research Organisations