Guilherme Pozzer

Department of Archaeology

Teaching Associate

Guilherme Pozzer
g.pozzer@sheffield.ac.uk

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Guilherme Pozzer
Department of Archaeology
Room D13
Minalloy House
Regent Street
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Profile

I am a historian specialised in Industrial Heritage and Industrial Archaeology, with an international academic background (Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Germany, and UK).

My research focuses on abandoned, ruined, and reused industrial sites to understand symbolic meanings and representations, social impacts, the role built material culture in urban planning, and impacts on processes of memory and heritage making.

I make use of qualitative research methods to approach cultural heritage and to analyse historical data, particularly from the perspective of Critical Heritage Studies, Industrial Archaeology and Social Semiotics.

Currently, I am affiliated to the international project Deindustrialisation and the Politics of Our Time (DéPOT - Concordia University, Canada) which examines the historical roots and lived experience of deindustrialisation as well as the political responses to it; and to the Southern Research Nucleus (NUDISUR, Núcleo de Investigación del Sur, Chile), a Latin American academic research centre on memory, history, and communities with a decolonial approach on comparative studies between global north and south.

Qualifications

2022. PhD. in History and Heritage (European Doctorate Label). University of Minho (Portugal) and University of Seville (Spain).

2007. MPhil in History. State University of Campinas (Brazil).

2003. BA in History. State University of Campinas (Brazil) 

Research interests
  • Relationship between industrial heritage sites, practices of memory making and wellbeing in contexts of deindustrialisation
  • Community-based research methods
  • Critical heritage theory and the politics and policies of cultural heritage
  • Deindustrialisation and the politics of industrial closure and of industrial heritage
  • Material culture of industry (uses, symbolic meanings, and urban and social impacts)
  • Digital Cultural Heritage

Current Research Projects/Collaborations

  • Memories and wellbeing in post-industrial communities (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany).
  • Deindustrialisation and the Politics of Our Time (DéPOT - Concordia University, Canada) 
  • Southern Research Nucleus (NUDISUR, Núcleo de Investigación del Sur, Chile)

Associated Research Clusters

  • Deindustrialisation and the Politics of our Time (DéPOT, Concordia University, Canada)
  • Southern Research Nucleus (NUDISUR, Núcleo de Investigación del Sur, Chile)
  • Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA, University of Minho, Portugal)
Teaching activities

Postgraduate: Digital Cultural Heritage: From Theory to Practice

Publications

2022. Palavras em Ruínas (Words in Ruins). Lisbon: Astrolábio Edições. 

2020. The Sampaio, Ferreira Textile Mill in the industrialisation process of river Ave basin (1896-1917) In: Arqueologia Industrial. Quinta Série, Volume II, Nº1-2. Pp.04-47. 

2018. “Guilherme Pinheiro Pozzer (Interview with)”. In: Matos, Ana Cardoso de; Sales, Telma Bessa; Rodrigues, Ronaldo André (Org.). Conversando sobre Património Industrial e outras histórias: palavras, espaços e imagens. 1 ed. Sobral: Edições UVA, v., p. 161-176. 

2017. The dignity of industrial ruin: case study of the factory Sampaio, Ferreira & Cia. In: Areces, Miguel Ángel Álvarez. (Org.) Pensar y Actuar sobre el Patrimonio Industrial en el território (Colección Los ojos de la memoria, nº 16) Gijón: CICEES Editorial, p. 323-332. 

2016. The documentation of the factory Sampaio Ferreira & Cia in the Administration of the Northern Hydrographic Region (ARH-NORTE) In: Areces, Miguel Ángel Álvarez. (Org.) El legado de la industria: archivos, bibliotecas, fototecas de empresa. Fábricas y memoria. (Colección Los ojos de la Memoria, nº 17) Gijón: Gráficas Apel, p. 359-365. 

2015. Modernity arrives by train: the opening of the railroad in Campinas, São Paulo, in 1872. Intellèctus. v. 14. n. 1. p. 142-167.