Nélia Dias

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: ISCTE-IUL
Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture
Thematic line:
Research interests: Museums | History of anthropology | Epistemology
Research contexts: France | Portugal | Southeast Asia
Contact: nelia.dias@iscte-iul.pt
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Biographical note

Associate professor at the Department of Anthropology (ISCTE-IUL), International Visiting Research Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (October/November 2011; July-August 2012, August 2013), Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the Tulane University (January/May 2009). Nélia Dias was enrolled in two projects: “Museums, Field and Colony”, directed by T. Bennett (Australian Research Council, 2011-2014) and “Endangerment and its consequences”, directed by F. Vidal (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 2011-2013) and is currently member of “CHEurope – Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe” (H2020-MSCA-ITN).

Nélia Diaspub143*2017Edited bookBENNETT, Tony; CAMERON, Fiona; DIAS, Nélia; DIBLEY, Ben; HARRISON, Rodney; JACKNIS, Ira; MCCARTHY, Conal, 2017, Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government, Durham, Duke University Press, 310 pp., ISBN: 9780822362685.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2016Edited journal issueBONDAZ, Julien; DIAS, Nélia; JARRASSÉ, Dominique (orgs.), 2016, número temático "Collections mixtes", Gradhiva, 23.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2016ArticleBONDAZ, Julien; DIAS, Nélia; JARRASSÉ, Dominique, 2016, "Collectionner par-delà nature et culture", Gradhiva, 23: 28-49.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2008ArticleDIAS, Nélia, 2008, "Double erasures: rewriting the past at the Musée du Quai Branly, Social Anthropology, 16: 300-312.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2010Book chapterDIAS, Nélia, 2010, "Exploring the senses and exploiting the land: railroads, bodies and measurement in nineteenth-century French colonies", in Tony Bennett and Patrick Joyce eds., Material Powers : Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn, London –New York, Routledge, 171-189.
Nélia Diaspub143*2012Book chapterDIAS, Nélia, 2012, "Les trophées de chasse du musée du duc d’Orléans", in J. Bondaz, M. Cros, M. Michaud (eds.), L’Animal cannibalisé, Paris, Editions des Archives contemporaines, 105-116, ISBN 9782813000774.
Nélia Diaspub143*2012ArticleDIAS, Nélia, 2012, "Nineteenth-Century French collections of skulls and the cult of the bones", Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, 27: 330-347, ISSN 0394-7394, E-ISSN 1825-3911.
Nélia Diaspub143*2014ArticleDIAS, Nélia, 2014, "Rivet’s mission in colonial Indochina or the failure to create na ethnographic museum", History and Anthropology, 25 (2): 189-207, ISSN: 0275-7206, E-ISSN: 1477-2612.
Nélia Diaspub143*2015ArticleDIAS, Nélia, 2015, "From French Indochina to Paris and back again: the circulation of people, objects and information, 1900-1932", Museum & Society, 13 (1): 7-21.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2016Book chapterDIAS, Nélia, 2016, "Appenzzell ou a destruição dos arquivos", in Sónia Vespeira de Almeida, Rita Ávila Cachado (orgs.), Os Arquivos dos Antropólogos, Lisboa, Palavrão, pp. 165-169, ISBN: 978-989-20-7262-3.
Nélia Diaspub143*2016ArticleDIAS, Nélia, 2016, "La sensibilité tactile, ou le compas de Weber", Hermès, 74: 139-142.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2016ArticleDIAS, Nélia, 2016, "Les sens et la circulation des éléments au XIXe siècle", Hermès, 74: 50-56.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2017Book chapterDIAS, Nélia, 2017, "Comment promouvoir l'ethnologie dans les colonies: La mission Rivet en Indochine française 1932", in A. Delpuech, Ch. Laurière, C. Peltier-Caroff (orgs.), Les Années folles de l'ethnographie: Trocadéro 28-37, Paris, Muséum d'histoire naturelle, pp. 631-663, ISBN: 978-2-85653-807-4.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2017Book chapterDIAS, Nélia, 2017, "Ethnology, governance and Greater France", in T. Bennett, F. Cameron, N. Dias, B. Dibley, R. Harrison (orgs.), Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government, Durham, Duke University Press, pp. 217-254, ISBN: 9780822362685.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2016Edited bookVIDAL, Fernando; DIAS, Nélia (orgs.), 2016, Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture, Londres e Nova Iorque, Routledge, ISBN: 978-1-138-84741-5.link
Nélia Diaspub143*2016Book chapterVIDAL, Fernando; DIAS, Nélia, 2016, "Endangerment sensibility", in Fernando Vidal, Nélia Dias (orgs.), Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture, Londres e Nova Iorque, Routledge, pp. 1-38, ISBN: 978-1-138-84741-5.

IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj108*Transnational everyday life's stuff: circulation of objects and heritagization of culture on the move, a case study between Portugal and BrasilDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj182*Between collections and museums in Mozambique: from colonial to postcolonial timesDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj239*Materialization of memories: cultural landscape in Timor-LesteDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj293*From India to Portugal: post-colonial perspectives on museums, heritage and the circulation of culturePost-doctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj314*Memory of places and places of memory: re-qualification and musealization of symbolic sites of the Portuguese dictatorshipDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj341*Cultural differences, migration crisis and the future of the European heritageDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj372*Da imaterialidade à circularidade: a arte tradicional da tecelagem em Timor LesteDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj80*Intangible Cultural Heritage: heritage policies, agents and organizations. The heritigisation of Kola San Jon in PortugalDoctoral researchOngoing+
pub143*Nélia DiasSupervisorproj91*Making wayang in between performing culture with 'rasa', 'komunitas', 'Nusantara' and UNESCODoctoral researchOngoing+