Producing data, writing histories and memories: an experience about the disputes of the past in Brazil
10-30, 19:00–19:55 (UTC), Room 3

This session aims to reimagine the practices of data structuring in historical and political perspective. Our presentation starts with some discussions made in the Laboratório de Estudos Sobre os Usos Políticos do Passado (Laboratory for Studies on the Political Uses of the Past), hosted by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and then we invite you to reflect on the possibilities and limits of a database that gives protagonism to the anti-hegemonic struggle by structuring the data of the interventions and protests in monuments that pay tributes to the ones who held positions of power in a past marked by colonialism, slavery and dictatorships.

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What will the participants take away from this session?

The participants will find space for debating on the ways how structured data can help on social demands for recognition and visibility of historically marginalized people. We wil discuss on the possibilities of giving protagonism to the people, their memories and histories by data structuring. In this sense, it will be necessary to debate on the way we can relate with the past, and on how the collecting, structuring and outreach of those data have been made.





Professor at the Department of History at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, member of the Laboratory for Studies on Political Uses of the Past (Luppa).

Brazilian, wikimedian and historian. currently doing a master's degree in history and working for Wiki Movimento Brasil as a researcher on the Movement Strategy implementation in the Lusophone community.