Helena Trindade Lopes

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Helena Trindade Lopes is the Executive Coordinator of the Department of History in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the U.N.L. and a Full Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/ U.N.L. She is also the Coordinator of the Master Course in Egyptology in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/U.N.L, a member of the Plenary Committee of the CHAM Board, and Coordinator of the Antiquity to its Reception Group at CHAM - Humanities Center, FCSH - UNL. Prof. Lopes is a member of the pool of reviewers of the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) in Belgium - ‘Excellence of Science’ (EOS) programme. She has expertise in various assessment panels such as ANR (French Research Funding Agency): \'Laboratories of Excellence; \'Equipment of Excellence” and \'Projects Blanc”.

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What do we talk about when we talk about antiquity? For the majority of the population, the term immediately transports us to the notion of an ancient age or ancient world (the Parthenon, Athens, and the Coliseum of Rome), which condenses in itself the Greco-Roman world. This reduces antiquity to antiquity that was structurally essential for the construction and emergence of the civilization called occidental.For others, because of their religious backgrounds, antiquity goes back in time and enlarges, in part, its space of action, allowing the emergence of Palestine as a primordial territory.But these two visions (old and supported by a scientific ignorance of the ancient geographies and chronologies) enclose the history in a limited time and space. As if there would never have been a world before that time. As if the civilization that we comfortably call ourselves as inheritors, the so-called "Occidental Civilization" was the first step in the history of man on earth.

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