Henrique Godoy

Biographical note

Currently a PhD Student at Museology program of Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology with UNESCO Chair Studentship ‘Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity’. Currently co-coordinates a Research Group entitled ‘Insurgent Museologies of Our America’ MINA which is under the scope of the UNESCO Chair and CeiED – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Education and Development. Participated as intern in the ‘IX Ibermuseums Prize in Education’ for the project ‘Museum Renewal: Revitalising a Museum as means of Educational Practices’ and organised the resulting exposition ‘Collectivities in Dialogue’ in the Ethnographic Museum of Casal de Monte Redondo, in Leiria, Portugal. Professionally collaborated with the digitalisation of documents, images and objects of the ‘Museum of Typhology / Center of Live Experience’ collection.

Master’s Degree in Museology and Lusophone University with the dissertation ‘Images and Collective Memories: The National Museum of Resistance and Freedom in Peniche’, work obtained the maximum marks of 20 out of 20. Published article in the Journal of Sociomuseology. Licensed in photography at Paulista University UNIP.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Museology and Photography
  • Political memory museums

PhD project

Social Space and Social Museology: Remapping places of memory during Portuguese democratic transition
Doctorate Professor Judite Santos Primo

Facing the significant rise of studies on memory, this project focuses on elaborating the importance of places of memory as a museological and educational tool. We aim compiling information about Portuguese recent history regarding places that had a role in political disputes during the Estado Novo to the 25th of November 1975 and make it accessible through online map services. Moreover, a discussion on historical significance regarding those sites will be carried out, taking into consideration the role of the state in preserving or forgetting and how it can impulse a sustainable future. How can society learn about its past through social space? In this manner, our research focuses on debating: how political memory museums can explore the historical relevance of spaces through educational actions? How can the recognition of sites improve general understanding of the past and avoid the reproduction of fallacies that undermine debates on contemporary social issues?