7 July, 2023

Ricardo Pimenta

Ricardo Pimenta
Lab_HD Visiting Scholar
Full Researcher at Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
I am a Full Researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Information on Science and Technology (IBICT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). I am currently working as a permanent professor at the Graduate Program in Information Science (PPGCI/IBICT-UFRJ) where I lead a research group entitled “Memória e Sociedade da Informação” (MESO) (http://meso.ibict.br) and coordinate the Digital Humanities Net Laboratory of IBICT (Larhud/COEPE/IBICT) (http://www.larhud.ibict.br).
My initial formation is in History (2003). MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) both in Social Memory, an interdisciplinary program of memory studies in the field of the Humanities. During the period 2007 to 2008 I took part of my PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS in Paris.
Among other positions, I collaborated as an associate researcher at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Information and Knowledge (LIINC/UFRJ) and during the biennium 2012-2014 I was a member of the High Studies Commission of the Reference Center for Political Fights in Brazil (1964-1985) – Memories Revealed, at the National Archives, Brazil.
My main interest has been the field of theoretical, critical and methodological studies on Digital Humanities, in addition to the possibility of dialogue with Information Science.Still on Digital Humanities, if we consider it an activity proper to a community marked by transdisciplinarity, I keep asking myself about its role for a supposed epistemological turning point in the production of knowledge in Humanities.  Topics such as information, memory, forgetfulness and its places/devices; political and economic aspects of information control are also always on my horizon.
In October 2018, I was at NOVA FSCH during the 9th Portuguese-Brazilian Conference on Open Access (CONFOA) where we discussed the partnerships between our labs, starting with Lab_HD participation in some classes and workshops (such as GIS for spatial humanities research), as well as possibilities of exchange between researchers, based on the letter of intent signed by LARHUD and Lab_HD at the beginning of the second semester of 2018. I also participated in an meeting of the Lab_HD to present the ongoing research. Still on the letter of intent, it should be noted that one of its results is the publication of an eBook on Lusophone Digital Humanities (expected to be published by the end of 2020), with contributions from participants of the Digital Humanities Congress (which took place at NOVA FCSH in Lisbon in 2015) and the HDRio International Digital Humanities Congress (which took place at FGV in Rio de Janeiro in 2018). At the present time we are also starting a dialogue about the possibility of creating in LARHUD a repository of research data on Humanities.”
Ricardo M. Pimenta
Full Researcher
Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT)
November 2018
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