Seminar | Series 'The Weft of Memory: dates to count'

Batepá Massacre  

Gerhard Seibert

Inês Nascimento Rodrigues

February 3, 2023, 16h00 (GMT)

Online event


This seminar is part of the series The Weft of Memory: dates to count , organised by the coordination of the thematic line Europe and the Global South: heritages and dialogues. The series aims to mark and reflect on less resounding dates, but equally determinant for the construction of the 25th of April 1974 and the independence of Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor. The seminars take place online, whenever possible on the date to be marked, every month, at 16h00, throughout 2023.

The dawn of February 3, 1953 marks the beginning of the events that would become known as the "Batepá Massacre" in S. Tomé and Príncipe. In this seminar, Gerhard Seibert and Inês Nascimento Rodrigues reflect on the history and the memory of this massacre.

Bio note 

Inês Nascimento Rodrigues is a researcher at CES/UC under the research line "Europe and the Global South: heritages and dialogues". She is part of the coordination team of the Trauma Observatory at CES. Between 2020 and 2022, she co-coordinated the research group NHUMEP - Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies. Presently, she develops her investigation within "CROME - Crossed Memories, Politics of Silence: The Colonial-Liberation Wars in Postcolonial Times", coordinated by Miguel Cardina and funded by the European Research Council. She holds a PhD in Postcolonialisms and Global Citizenship from CES/FEUC, in which she produced a study of the «Batepá Massacre» in São Tomé and Príncipe, winner of the 11th edition of the CES Award for Young Portuguese-speaking Social Scientists. Her current research interests include memory and cultural studies, postcolonial theories and the debates about the representation and commemoration of the Colonial-Liberation wars. She is book review editor and member of the editorial board of Práticas da História. Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past and is part of the editorial board of e-cadernos CES.

Gerhard Seibert | holds a degree in cultural anthropology from Utrecht University (1991) and a PhD in Social Sciences - African Studies, Leiden University (1999). From 1999 to 2008 he was a researcher at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), in Lisbon. He was a researcher at the former Centre for African Studies (CEA) of ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, from 2008 to 2014. From May 2014 until November 2019 he was an adjunct professor at Unilab, Campus dos Malês, São Francisco do Conde, Bahia. He has been a permanent professor at the postgraduate programme PósAfro do CEAO/UFBA, in Salvador, BA, since 2015. In addition, since 2014, he has been an associate researcher at the Centre for International Studies (CEI) of ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal.


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