Museum of Templo Mayor
Our Mexico team is based at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
University of Lisbon
Our Portugal team is based at the Institute of Engineering and Computer Systems (INESC-ID).
MEET THE TEAM
Jacinto Estima is an Assistant Professor at the Technology Department of “Universidade Europeia”, Portugal, and a researcher at the Information and Decision Support Systems Lab of INESC-ID, where he works on problems related to the Geographical Information Sciences and Information Management.
I am a Research Associate on ‘Digging into Early Colonial Mexico’ project at Lancaster University with a background in archaeology, especially concerning GIS and landscape. My research interests are in the use of computer applications in Spatial Humanities, particularly how to translate information from written sources and historical documents into spatial data that enable us to approach well-known historical episodes from a different perspective and contribute to the historical narrative.
I’m a doctoral candidate in Mesoamerican Studies at UNAM; a visiting lecturer in archaeology at the ENAH (National School of Anthropology and History) and a specialist in GIS. My research has focused on the Prehispanic and the indigenous colonial traditions of navigation in the Mesoamerican cultural area. I have published several articles and one book related to the application of spatial analysis and aquatic routes in Mesoamerica and the New Spain. You can download my book here.
Miguel Won is a FCT Postdoctoral researcher at INESC-ID. He received a PhD degree in Particle Physics from the University of Coimbra in 2014. He is currently junior researcher at IDSS/INESC-ID in the field of Computational Social Sciences, in particular, Political and Communication Studies, with a special focus in the Portuguese scenario.
Aban Flores Morán studied a degree in Archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH, México) and completed a master’s and doctorate in Art History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is a full-time Professor at the Art Department of the Center for Education for Foreigners (CEPE) of the UNAM and has taught courses at the National School of Anthropology and History, the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), the Hellenic Cultural Center; and the Postgraduate Program in History of Art (UNAM) He obtained the Alfonso Caso medal, awarded by the UNAM, in 2014 and has collaborated in archaeological projects of Monte Albán, Quintana Roo and Tlatelolco. His line of research focuses on the study of the transformations, continuities and co-existences of the indigenous and western image during the sixteenth century in the New Spain.
I am a Research Assistant at Lancaster University. My background is in history, particularly indigenous and colonial histories in the Americas. I completed my MLitt in Transnational, Global, and Spatial History at the University of St Andrews, with an emphasis on the Digital Humanities. My research interests relate to the application of computational methods within the study of history and preservation of cultural heritage, as well as historic cartography and concepts of space and place.
I am a historian of colonial Spanish America at the University of Graz where I lead the HGIS de las Indias project, reconstructing territorial organization and settlement patterns of 18th century Spanish America in a spatio-temporal database. In historiography, I am especially interested in understanding the social constructions of colonial space. More generally, I work towards advancing open linked digital infrastructures and ontologies (not only spatial) with cross-project potential for the field.
I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Stanford University. My research interests lie in the intersection of the political economy of development, comparative politics, and history. In my dissertation titled Strategies of Indigenous Resistance and Accommodation to Colonial Rule I study the complex and strategic approaches that Indigenous people employed to confront European rule. My research is multi-method and combines statistical analysis, archival research, GIS, text analysis, machine learning, and survey experiments. For more information click here.
I am a PhD student working on the history of food in colonial Mexico (New Spain), especially in XVI and XVII centuries, at the Department of History at the University of Warwick (UK). In my research project “Mapping food and drink in New Spain (1535-1600)” I use sixteenth-century Relaciones geográficas de Indias and Francisco Hernández’s Historia medicinal. I analyse the intersections between food and drink, identity, and religion with geographic features like altitude and access to resources in order to map, with the use of ArcGIS, culinary regions in colonial Mexico and Guatemala.
I have also been involved in projects dealing with pre-Hispanic and colonial history of Latin America, history of New Spain indigenous nobility, and history of science in New Spain.
I am a Master’s student at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and I’ll carry out research for my PhD at the DECM Project. I hold a BsC in Computer Science from the same university. During the academic year of 2016/2017 I was an Erasmus student at KTH, Sweden, mostly taking courses from the MsC in Machine Learning programme that KTH offers. My research interests are in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning methods and to a lesser extent Machine Translation.