The CETAPS Digital Lab is a centre dedicated to the implementation, study and sharing of digital tools and resources that can help researchers and the community in general in a variety of ways. We are also developing projects in the most different strands of the Digital Humanities and we are always opened to new ideas, projects and collaborations.
It is our mission to share our tools and to promote other open source tools in order to contribute to Digital Humanities’ research. We are interested in innovative ways of researching, communicating and sharing scientific results in the Humanities.
Some of our most important values are: transparency, innovation, collaboration and accessibility.
Founder and Lab Leader
Fátima Vieira is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Porto, where she has been teaching since 1986. She has got her Doctoral degree in 1998, with a thesis on William Morris and the British Utopian Literary tradition. She is the Chairperson of the Utopian Studies Society / Europe since 2006. She is the Coordinator of the University of Porto’s branch of CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, where she is the leader of the research project “Mapping Dreams: British and North-American Utopianism”. She has also collaborated with ILC – The Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa since 2000, where she has coordinated research projects on Portuguese utopianism. Fátima Vieira is also the director of the collection Nova Biblioteca das Utopias, of the Portuguese publishing house Afrontamento, and the General director of E-topia, an electronic journal on Portuguese utopianism, as well as of Spaces of Utopia, a transdisciplinary electronic journal on Utopia written in English. She is Book Review Editor for the North-American Journal Utopian Studies and belongs to the Editorial board of several international academic journals.
Jaqueline Pierazzo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Campinas (Brazil) in 2011. She obtained her Masters degree at the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2016 in Anglo-American Studies with the dissertation titled Between Terror and Sublime: The Female Characters in “Berenice”, “Morella” and “Ligeia”. She is currently attending a PhD program also at the University of Porto. She is a collaborator of the Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo- Portuguese Studies and the group Intersexualities of the Institute for Comparative Literature of the University of Porto. Her main interests are Edgar Allan Poe’s works, Gothic and Terror Literature and Digital Humanities. Her PhD thesis’ main focus is the creation of a digital cartography of Edgar Allan Poe’s terror.
Alice Gonçalves is 27 years old and has an undergraduate degree concluded in 2014 from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). At this moment, she is taking the Master’s degree in Anglo-American Studies at the Faculty of Arts from the University of Porto, with a dissertation about the African-American space in the North-American utopia, based on the works of Toni Morrison. She is also a collaborator at the Digital Lab and at CETAPS as a junior researcher. Her main fields of interest are African-American Literature, Gender, Utopian and Spatiality Studies, besides the Digital Humanities. It is her belief that the DH is a great methodology strategy to analyse literary works in its multiple dimensions. Besides, she also thinks that it helps us to communicate new research outcomes and to turn evident aspects from the literary works that were not clear before.
João Castro Santos
João Santos is a PhD student from the faculty of arts from the University of Porto. He is also a member of the CETAPS Digital Lab. He wrote his Master’s Dissertation on Harry Potter (more specifically, regarding the themes: magic, religion and science and how they (co)existed in the series) and is now studying the series on a deeper level for his PhD by means of the Digital Humanities, a project that earned him a FCT scholarship (2016). His more general interests are 20 th and 21 st century English culture and literature with a main focus on Fantasy Literature being that Harry Potter is his main research object. He is now studying Harry Potter characters, spaces and food and the relationships between them. Some of his other interests are Food Studies and Spatiality Studies.