"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.

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"Inspiration comes from working every day." Charles Baudelaire


  1. 08/10/2020
    New book of Enzo Traverso into Catalan
  2. 22/09/2020
    Dr. Agustí Colomines, head of the Chair, publish two new academic articles
  3. Lobal Virus
    Covid-19 Call for Submission for "Nations and Nationalism"
  4. 29/04/2020
    Day of Digital Humanities 2020 will take place on April 29.
  5. 02/03/2020
    The Catalan Cultural Congress Foundation calls to XXXV Ferran Soldevila Prize on Biographies, Memories and History Studies
  6. 17/02/2020
    New course on Contemporary History and Cinema organized by Film Història and Josep Termes Chair
  7. 24/01/2020
    Enric Ucelay Da Cal, Josep Pich i Arnau González Vilalta, members of the GRENS at the UPF, editing a new collective book on Mancomunitat de Catalunya.
  8. 03/06/2019
    New book by the historian, writer and trade unionist, Xavier Diez, GRENPoC researcher
  9. 07/05/2019
    Editorial Afers and Editorial 3i4 publish two new books by Professor Antoni Martí Monterde on Josep Pla and Joan Fuster
  10. 03/05/2019
    Presentation in Brussels of the magazine "Mirmanda"