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History of electric energy in the State of São Paulo (1890-1960): industrial heritage, landscape and environment

Grant number: 12/51424-2
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: April 01, 2013 - September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History
Principal Investigator:Gildo Magalhães dos Santos Filho
Grantee:Gildo Magalhães dos Santos Filho
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Cristina Meneguello ; Sueli Angelo Furlan
Associated scholarship(s):15/20484-8 - Indexing of photographs produced during expeditions to hydroelectric plants under the project "history of electricity in the State of São Paulo (1890-1960): industrial heritage, landscape and environment", BP.IC
15/08973-3 - History of electric energy in the State of São Paulo (1890-1960): industrial heritage, landscape and environment; small hydroelectric power plants cartographic collection in the State of São Paulo - Eletromemória II Project - survey and systematization, BP.IC
14/25678-2 - Survey of the terms of the areas industrial heritage, landscape and environment for the controlled vocabulary of electric power in the State of São Paulo, BP.IC

Abstract

This Project (Electromemory 2) intends to complement the mapping of documents pertaining to the electric energy sector in the State of São Paulo, to be structured in a data basis available for public consultation, as a continuation of Project Electromemory 1 (FAPESP Process 2007/53866-4), which surveyed the remaining archives for the period after the State intervened in the sector (1950's onwards). Now other electric companies, such as CPFL, EMAE will be included, as well as a number of small concessionaries whose generating units were implanted from 1890 until 1960, and which played a fundamental role - to feed the accelerating industrialization of the State. To be developed in four years, this Project will be interdisciplinary, with experienced researchers in the fields of History and Information Sciences, besides being innovative by integrating scholars from two new areas, Industrial Heritage and Landscape/Environment. During its execution, field research will be carried out at the generating units in both private and public archives, to diagnose the industrial heritage and the remaining material culture and museological potential, indicating their state of organization and conservation. The structure of the field research will be based on the thesaurus elaborated for Project Electromemory 1, and complemented by new vocabulary related to the industrial heritage/museology and landscape/environment. Field work will be accompanied by historiographic analysis of each site, considering the electric sector memory preservation pathway, against the background of its history. As intermediate products there will be colloquia and publications on the theme and respective results. (AU)