10.30 – 14:00
The role of women in archaeological heritage management and the discipline of Archaeology can be approached from three perspectives: from the aspect of their current presence-presence of women leading projects, coordinating groups or managing administrations, work harassment, etc.-; from the perspective of theoretical approaches and hypotheses designed to seek, find and highlight the role of women in the past; and finally, from the discourses that are elaborated –through words and with images-to interpret or present that past. Professor Querol have analysed all these issues for the last 20 years; yet, there is still much to do. In this context, the questions to be made and answers to be given will have to do, again, with future: with what new generations will think about based on the attempts-and failures, of course- made by their forerunners.
Almudena HernandoProfessor in the Department of Prehistory at the UCM.
Almudena Hernando is Professor in the Department of Prehistory at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a member of its Institute of Feminist Research. She has dedicated her research to the study of identity, both in oral societies and in the modernity of the western world, with a special interest in women. She has done fieldwork with indigenous groups in Guatemala and Brazil, and is currently completing a project in Ethiopia. She has been a visiting researcher at the universities of California-Los Angeles and Berkeley, at the University of Chicago and at Harvard. And she is the author of several books, including “Archaeology of Identity” and “The Fantasy of Individuality”.
Francisca HornosDirector of the Museum of Jaén
Francisca Hornos Mata is archaeologist and director of the Museum of Jaén. She has worked in Cultural Management since 1984 in the Department of Protection in the Service of Cultural Resources and in The Alhambra and Generalife Trust, as its Head of the Service of Investigation and Dissemination.
She is a researcher associated with the University Institute of Iberian Archaeology of the University of Jaén. Her published works focus on two main topics: archaeological Heritage and its management in Andalusia and how women are represented in cultural institutions.
She has been part of different Consultative Commissions at regional and provincial level: Commission of the Heritage of Jaén, Andalusian Commission of Museums and Technical Commission on the Monumental Ensemble of the Alcazaba of Almería. She has also been the president of the Andalusian Commission of Archaeology.
Margarita Sánchez RomeroProfessor in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Granada
Margarita Sánchez Romero is Professor in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Granada and a member of the University Research Institute for the Study of Women and Gender. Her lines of research include the Archaeology of Women and gender relations and the Archaeology of Childhood in the societies of Recent Prehistory of the South of the Iberian Peninsula. She is President of the Spanish Association for Research in Women’s History (AEIHM) and member of the Technical Commission of the Dolmens of Antequera Archaeological Ensemble.
In 2006 she received the Award for the career of young researchers from the Social Council of the Universidad de Granada. In 2019, the “Carmen de Burgos” Award for feminist outreach from the Universidad de Malaga. She received the award “Granada. City of Science and Innovation 2019” in the category “Women in science”.
She is Director of the Institute of Studies of Women and Gender of the Universidad de Granada between 2008 and 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, she was General Director of Cultural Resources in the Ministry of Culture of the Regional Government of Andalusia. She has also been Coordinator of the Degree in Archaeology of the Universidad de Granada. She is currently vice-chancellor of Equality, Inclusion and Sustainability of the Universidad de Granada.
María de los Ángeles QuerolFull Professor of Prehistory at the UCM.
Mª Ángeles Querol Fernández (Badajoz, 1948) is Full Professor of Prehistory at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) since 1986.
After finishing her PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, she got into the Museum Curators Corps of the Spanish State. Professor Querol has been visiting researcher in the University of Burdeos (France), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and the Museum of Belem (Portugal). Afterwards, she started her career as lecturer in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she has taught for the last 45 years. Professor Querol has diversified her teaching and research between three areas: human origins, cultural heritage management-particularly archaeological heritage- and feminist archaeology.
Lourdes López Martínez is an archaeologist with a degree in History from the UCM (2002). She is vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Section of Archeology of the College of Doctors and Graduates in Philosophy of Madrid. Within this college she has organize the group of Feminist Archaeologists. She is the director of the company Lure Arqueología (2007) whereby se has directed numerous archaeological projects throughout Spain. Shee is a specialist in Topographic Survey. She has participated in numerous courses, seminars and conferences on archaeological work. Among other works, she has participated in elaborating the Report on Sexual Harassment in Archaeology (Spain) that was presented at the conference of the European Association of Archaeologists (Barcelona, 2017).
Lourdes PradosProfessor of Archaeology at the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology of the UAM
Lourdes Prados Torreira is Professor of Archaeology at the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is a member of the IUEM (University Institute for Women’s Studies), of the European network Archaeology and Gender in Europe (AGE) , since its foundation and of the network of research groups Pastwomen.
Her lines of research have focused on the theoretical and methodological application of Gender and Feminist Archaeology in studies on the Protohistory of Iberia, and its application in archaeological museums. She has been the leader researcher of three national R&D projects, the results of which have led to various national and international publications in this field. She has also directed and participated as a researcher in, three collaboration projects on Archaeological Heritage UAM-INAH of Mexico. She has also carried out research stays at different Spanish, Mexican and American universities. She has been invited to give lectures and to collaborate as a teacher in different master’s degrees related to studies of feminist archaeology in various Spanish, European and Mexican universities and museums.
Since 2018, she has participated in the Excavation Campaigns in the island of Guam (Mariana Islands), which are carried out by the Spanish team ABERIGUA.