LNUC CONCURRENCES SEMINAR SERIES IN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Guinea Bissau on the transatlantic slave trade, colonial history, violence, and resistance, on the legacy this past in Guinea-Bissau – and how it resonates today
Welcome to the LNUC Concurrences Seminar Series in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies!
Lecturer Dr. Rui Gomes Coelho, Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, is an historical archaeologist working on colonialism, decolonisation, conflict and resistance in Southern Europe and in the Atlantic World, and committed to the ongoing struggle to decolonise the discipline. He studied History and Archaeology at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where he obtained his BA (2005) and MA (2010), and later completed a PhD in Anthropology at Binghamton University (2017). Dr. Rui Gomes Coelho joined the Department of Archaeology as an Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology in the summer of 2020, after having lived in Portugal, Brazil and the United States for several years. Prior to coming to Durham, he was a researcher with the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi in Brazil (2010), a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University (2019-20), and a Postdoctoral Associate in the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program at the Department of Art History, Rutgers University (2017-19). He is also affiliated with the Centre for Archaeology at the Universidade de Lisboa, where he has been a junior researcher funded by Portugal’s Foundation for Science and Technology.
Title Guinea Bissau on the transatlantic slave trade, colonial history, violence, and resistance, on the legacy this past in Guinea-Bissau – and how it resonates today