"Memory believes before knowing remembers". William Faulkner
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The Josep Termes Chair, created in 2012, and directed by Dr Agustí Colomines i Companys, is a thematic chair at the University of Barcelona, attached to the Department of History and Archeology. The Chair boosts research, training of research personnel and the transfer of knowledge to promote dialogue between humanities and technology.
The Chair promotes research in history, identities and digital humanities to give professional exit to graduates in humanities fields (history, philosophy, philology, linguistics, history of art, archeology, political science, music, librarianship and documentation, sociology, and cultural studies) with the production of content for the current net society.
The Josep Termes Chair forms people to lead social, economic organizations; civic and politics based on humanist thought, as well as working and researching in the field of history, collective memories and the blockchain society.
The Josep Termes Chair includes the Research Group on National Studies and Cultural Policies (GRENPoC), formed by historians, sociologists and political scientists, and recognized by AGAUR, GRPRE 2017 SGR 1098. It aims, therefore, an interdisciplinary and global vocation.
The Chair is inspired by the historiographic thought of Professor Josep Termes i Ardèvol (1936-2011) on Catalanism, social and national movements and collective memory.