Alba Comino holds a PhD in Archaeology (2016) from the University of Murcia. She is a MSCA postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST — Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, where she works on the project “Rereading European Cultural Heritage in Latin American Women Writers’ Travel Literature of the early 20th century: contrasting testimonies to build inclusive historical discourses”. She is also a collaborating researcher of the proyect: “Reinventando los museos de arqueología y antropología. La visibilización de los grupos marginados por la Historia. Construyendo una sociedad igualitaria” (Autonomous University of Madrid) and member of research groups “Pelagios Network” and “Archeology and Material History of Women and Gender Network: Research, Mediation and Communication”.
Dr Comino’s background is placed at the intersection between Cultural History Studies and Digital Humanities. She is particularly interested in the complex relationship between identity and cultural heritage driven by postcolonial and gender approaches. So, her research focuses on how societies use the past to build meaning in the present, especially through recognising women as historical agents and analysing memory and material culture as identity elements. For more than ten years, her experience in international and multidisciplinary research teams has allowed her to face interesting professional challenges in combining new technologies with cultural heritage. She believes connecting different societies through their cultural heritage is just one of the many possibilities Digital Humanities offers to promote tolerance, respect and admiration for different identities.
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