Gábor Sonkoly
TEMA+ Project Manager, TEMA Scientific Manager in Budapest, Associate Professor
E-mail: sonkoly.gabor@btk.elte.hu
Gábor Sonkoly (CSc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998; Ph.D. EHESS, Paris, 2000; Dr. habil. ELTE, Budapest, 2008; DSc, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2017) is a Professor of History and Chair of Historiography and Social Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. He is the Vice Dean for General Affairs at the Faculty of Humanities. He is the author of Les villes en Transylvanie moderne, 1715-1857 (2011) and Historical Urban Landscape (2017). He published three monographs in Hungarian, edited four volumes and wrote some seventy articles and book chapters on urban history, urban heritage and critical history of cultural heritage. He presented at more than hundred international colloquia and was a guest professor in eleven countries of five continents. He is Member of the Panel for European Heritage Label. He is the Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms (2011).
Paolo Militello
TEMA Scientific Manager in Catania, Associate Professor
E-mail: paolomilitell@gmail.com Paolo Militello is Professore Associato of Early Modern History in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Catania. He has his PhD in Early Modern History from the University of Catania, as well as History and Civilization from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris where he was a Visiting Professor in 2005, 2012 and 2015. He is member of the Mediterranean Institute of the University of Malta and of the Real Academia Burgense de Historia y Bellas Artes - Institución Fernán González. Specializing in Cultural History, Urban History and History of Cartography, he is currently researching people, cities and territories in the Euro-Mediterranean area during the Early Modern Age.
Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier
TEMA Scientific Manager in Paris, Associate Professor
Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier is a historian and geographer, and is a director of studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. She is in charge of the “Territoires, espaces, societies” master’s programme and the “Territoires, sociétés, développement” doctoral programme Specialist in methods of dividing and representing territory and runs a seminar on “Infra-state territorial decentralisation and reorganisation, identities, development know-how” Publications: La formation des départements (Ed. de l’EHESS, 1992), Atlas de la Révolution française (Ed. de l’EHESS, 1989) and Géographes en pratiques (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2001) She regularly takes part in European programmes, in particular with Hungary, Italy and Spain.
Jaroslav Ira
TEMA Scientific Manager in Prague, Assistant Professor
Jaroslav Ira is assistant professor of history at the Seminar of General and Comparative History (The Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University) since 2016. He studied MA in History and Political Science at Charles University (2005) and completed his PhD in General History at Charles University (2013) with the thesis "Local and National Identity in Historical Monographs on Bohemian, Moravian, and Galician Towns (1860 – 1900)". He has been involved in several national and international research projects, notably CLIOHRES Network of Excellence (6FP; in 2005-2010) and REACH (Horizon2020; 2017-2020). He currently coordinates Charles University team in the international project TEH21 (Erasmus Strategic Partnership, 2019-2022), and research group on the role of heritage in processes of socio-cultural adaptations within the large-scale project KREAS, funded by Operational Programme (until 2022). He is also departmental coordinator for Erasmus programme. Jaroslav Ira published several chapters and articles and co-edited three volumes related to urban history, identities, memory, and political concepts. His recent publications include co-edited volume Materializing Identities in Socialist and Post-Socialist Cities (Prague, 2017) and article on the genre of urban biographies in journal Urban History (2000). Jaroslav Ira specializes in modern comparative history of Europe with focus on urban history and identities in 19th and early 20th century. His current research focuses on cities and small towns in modern imaginary, discourse on small-towns’ roles, adaptability and creativity in the interwar era, representations and social uses of urban past, heritage in small towns, and functions of local history in the globalizing world.
Laurier Turgeon
TEMA Scientific Manager in Québec, Associate Professor
Laurier Turgeon holds a Canada Research Chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage and is professor of history and ethnology at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, and is former director of the Institute for Cultural Heritage at Laval University. He has held fellowships and visiting professorships from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (2013-2014, Centre for Comparative Media Studies and Writing, Media Lab), Harvard University (2006-2007, Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian Studies), the Université de Paris I-Sorbonne (2004, 2007), the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University (2000-2001), the Newberry Library in Chicago (1998-1999), and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (1996, 1999). While visiting professor at Harvard University, he organized a seminar and a two-day conference on the politics and practices of intangible cultural heritage. In much of his recent work, he has studied transmedia storytelling in the interpretation of heritage, cultural heritage informatics, the relationship between tangible and intangible cultural heritage and the transmission and construction of heritage through intercultural contacts in colonial as well as postcolonial contexts. His most recent single-authored book entitled : Patrimoines métissés : Contextes Coloniaux et Postcoloniaux, Paris and Quebec City, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme and Laval University Press, 2003 and reedited in 2013, was awarded the Luc Lacourcière Prize in 2004 for the best book published in the history and ethnology of French North America. He published with Octave Debary, Objets et mémoires, Paris, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris), 2007, which deals with the ways material objects construct memory and, likewise, with the manners in which memory constructs objects. He has also published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has edited several collections of essays including: The Spirit of Place: Between Tangible and Intangible Heritage, Quebec City, Laval University Press, 2009; Le patrimoine religieux du Québec: Entre le cultuel et le culturel, Quebec City, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2005; Les entre-lieux de la culture, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1998; (with Khadiyatoulah Fall and Georges Vignaux), Champ multiculturel, transactions interculturelles, Paris, L'Harmattan, 1998; (with Réal Ouellet and Denys Delâge), Cultural Transfer, America and Europe: 500 Years of Interculturation, Laval University Press, Quebec City, 1996.