Jesús Fernández Fernández

Jesús Fernández Fernández
University of Oviedo | UNIOVI · Historia

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Introduction
I received my PhD from Oviedo University (Spain) in 2012. Since 2008 I am director of different archaeological fieldworks and member of several research projects in various universities. From 2012 onwards I am social entrepreneur and director of an archaeological-museological community project in Asturias (Spain): La Ponte-Ecomuseum. Currently I am postdoctoral researcher and Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology (University College London). My work is centred in archaeology of cultural landscapes and heritage studies.
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September 2018 - present
University of Oviedo
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  • PostDoc Position
September 2015 - present
University College London
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  • PostDoc Position
January 2015 - January 2017
University of Oxford
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  • PostDoc Position
Education
June 2007 - January 2012
University of Oviedo
Field of study
  • History

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Publications (63)
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In recent decades there has been a lot of talk about social innovation, an emerging concept that in a short time has made its way onto the agendas of public administrations and different social agents, although in the field of cultural heritage it has not been sufficiently discussed and analyzed. This article presents a proposal to contextualize, p...
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En la última década la arqueología comunitaria ha experimentado un importante crecimiento en España. Este crecimiento se explica, en algunos casos, por la necesaria reinvención de los arqueólogos tras el colapso de la profesión ligada a la crisis económica que se inicia en el 2009; en otros casos está relacionado con la cada vez más demandada divul...
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Este capítulo ha sido elaborado con la intención de ofrecer una guía o pauta metodológica que pueda servir para la puesta en marcha de un laboratorio rural de experimentación e innovación ciudadana en cualquier territorio o lugar del Estado español. Un laboratorio ciudadano es un entorno experimental donde se someten a escrutinio, debate y desarrol...
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En las última década se ha empezado a hablar mucho de innovación social, se trata sin duda de un concepto emergente que en poco tiempo se ha hecho hueco en las agendas de las administraciones públicas y diferentes agentes sociales, aunque en el campo del patrimonio cultural no ha sido suficientemente discutido y analizado. En este artículo se prese...
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Presentación del libro: The Archaeology of medieval villages currently inhabited in Europe
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The study of deserted villages abandoned during the last millennium in Europe has been the primary focus of archaeological interventions in rural settlements over recent decades. However, most of the hamlets and villages of medieval origin remain inhabited today and excavations in these small and medium-sized settlements are more unusual. The Archa...
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En la última década el estudio de las comunidades campesinas ha irrumpido con fuerza en la arqueología medieval del noroeste peninsular. Las intervenciones en los espacios agrarios, en los despoblados medievales y las excavaciones realizadas en las aldeas habitadas han contribuido a generar gran cantidad de información sobre un periodo, un espacio...
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RESUMEN: En 1977 se publicó uno de los libros más reveladores para el sector turístico, Anfitriones e invitados. Antropología del turismo. La publicación de Valene Smith no suponía una revelación en cuanto a los aspectos económicos de las actividades turísticas, sino que englobaba un nuevo enfoque: el social. Entre los años sesenta y los ochenta...
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Desde que comenzó la crisis financiera a finales del año 2007, en países como España se ha ido generado una situación paradójica: por un lado, las medidas de austeridad han tenido como consecuencia el decaimiento de la vida cultural –institucional– pero, por otro lado, han proliferado los movimiento sociales impulsando acciones ante esta carencia....
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Ecomuseos y experiencias comunitarias en España: innovaciones sociales, emprendimientos y patrimonios diversos con problemas e inquietudes comunes. CALL FOR PAPERS El próximo 24 y 25 de mayo tendrán lugar las VII Jornadas de Patrimonio Cultural organizadas por La Ponte-Ecomuséu, el Máster en Gestión Cultural y de Industrias Creativas de la Universi...
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What happens when you are asked to run a learning programme for young people on a community archaeology project, at the very last minute and with minimal resources? This paper is an overview and critical review of the programme that we and some of our students coordinated for a group of local children in the village of Villanueva de Santo Adriano,...
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This paper presents the results of a multidisciplinary study of the impact of climate change during the Little Ice Age on a medieval village in Asturias, Spain. The research focused on tracing evidence for a catastrophic flood that buried the village beneath a thick layer of debris, including examining the remains of structures and agricultural lan...
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En el mundo clásico y medieval, tanto mediterráneo como germánico, el paisaje se refería a las relaciones inmanentes entre grupos humanos, sus territorios y las formas de estructurar estas relaciones. Con la ruptura que supone la modernidad y el pensamiento abstracto renacentista y científico, surge la dualidad del paisaje; por un lado como realida...
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Desde el año 2009 se vienen realizando de forma continuada una serie de intervenciones arqueológicas en dos aldeas de origen medieval radicadas en Asturias (Villanueva de Santu Adrianu y Vigaña d’Arcéu), que continúan habitadas en la actualidad. Este trabajo se ha desarrollado desde una perspectiva interdisciplinar y diacrónica, aplicando la metodo...
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Vivimos en una cultura que exalta el éxito, bien sea en el ámbito personal, profesional o empresarial. Los modelos que se han impuesto, y que continúan potenciándose, son los de individuos y organizaciones que han alcanzado «la excelencia». Una excelencia medida únicamente por variables positivas de rentabilidad y crecimiento y, generalmente, basad...
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En el presente artículo presentamos la iniciativa Itinerarios culturales (re)-interpretativos, nosotras también hacemos historia, dentro del proyecto La Ponte-Ecomuséu en Asturias. Se trata de dos itinerarios culturales con una perspectiva de género que se realizan a través de distintos elementos patrimoniales; en concreto dos yacimientos con arte...
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The ecomuseum of Santo Adriano arises as a pragmatic response to the needs and desires of a group of young and active people living in a depopulated and depressed rural area in Asturias. This structure enalbes to create a museological project where different social actors (either public or private) converge because they share similar interests. The...
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La Aventura de Aprender es un espacio de encuentro e intercambio en torno a los aprendizajes para descubrir qué prácticas, atmósferas, espacios y agentes hacen funcionar las comunidades; sus porqués y sus cómos o en otras palabras, sus anhelos y protocolos. Este proyecto parte de unos presupuestos mínimos y fáciles de formular. El primero tiene que...
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Audio recording of of the performance mentioned in page 25 (April, 2014). It is an adaptation with some variations from the original song recovered (fig 9).
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En este artículo se presentan los resultados del estudio arqueológico de una aldea de origen medieval, aún habitada, y su espacio agrario, localizados en As- turias (noroeste de la península Ibérica). Con esta investigación se ha buscado dar respuesta a tres cuestiones que a día de hoy continuaban sin ser precisadas en esta área de montaña: ¿cuándo...
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En este artículo se presentan los resultados del estudio histórico-arqueológico de varios territorios de la zona central de Asturias (cuenca baja del río Trubia, Noroeste de España), entre los siglos VIII y XII, en los que la monarquía asturiana jugó un importante papel. Combinando el manejo crítico de la documentación escrita con las fuentes arque...
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This brief report provides an overview of the aims and preliminary findings of the first two seasons of excavation of fields and structural remains in Asturias, Spain, buried by a medieval flash flood. It also describes a workshop developed in collaboration between the La Ponte Ecomuseum in Villanueva, Asturias, and the UCL Institute of Archaeology...
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En el presente artículo presentamos la iniciativa Itinerarios culturales (re)-interpretativos, nosotras también hacemos historia, dentro del proyecto La Ponte-Ecomuséu en Asturias. Se trata de dos itinerarios culturales con una perspectiva de género que se realizan a través de distintos elementos pa- trimoniales; en concreto dos yacimientos con art...
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El profesional de la museología social. Competencias, habilidades y futuro para su implicación en el desarrollo territorial Professional of the social museology, skills, abilities and future for their involvement in territorial development Óscar Navajas Corral Profesor Centro de Estudios Universitarios Ramón Areces. Jesús Fernández Fernández Doctor...
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As the Spanish Civil War drew to a close, retreating Republican troops in the northern region of Asturias took refuge in caves in the mountains from the brutal victor's justice of the Francoist forces. In this paper we examine three of these caves in the context of the Civil War experiences of the rural municipality of Santo Adriano, based on a com...
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This chapter illustrates the importance of incorporating local perceptions of heritage. It addresses governance structures of heritage and the political economies that give rise to them. It stems from a growing dissatisfaction with the ever more dysfunctional and socially and economically unfair character that heritage management has adopted in Spa...
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El Observatorio de Innovación Social y Patrimonio (HESIOD) es una plataforma creada para identificar, analizar, dar visibilidad y difundir experiencias socialmente innovadoras en el campo del patrimonio cultural: museos, proyectos colaborativos, laboratorios de innovación, centros comunitarios, espacios de co-working, plataformas y procesos de co-c...
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Archaeological surveys and excavations carried out in two areas of the municipality of Cañamero (Cáceres, Spain) have revealed the presence of significant Middle Palaeolithic stone tool assemblages. This paper contextualizes the site at a regional scale and presents its chronological evolution over time, accounting for the different post-deposition...
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The rural history of northwestern Iberia has been studied traditionally based on written documentation. However, written data are scarce for most periods of history and almost non-existing for the foundational period of the village network. In recent times, archaeology has become the only discipline presenting significant novelties in this area, ov...
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This paper presents the work that we have been carrying out in recent years in the Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantábrica). Our main research goal has been to understand the different economic activities carried out by peasant communities through archaeological study, hitherto disregarded by traditional archaeological research. A methodologica...
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Reseña del libro de Jean Clottes "La Prehistoria explicada a los niños" (texto en lengua asturiana)
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La interpretación del patrimonio constituye una de las herramientas más eficaces para comunicar significados tangibles, intangibles o conceptos universales a quienes visitan lugares con arte rupestre. Además, y lo más importante, fomenta actitudes de custodia para con este frágil patrimonio. Partiendo de estos planteamientos La Ponte–Ecomuséu (conc...
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This paper presents La Ponte-Ecomuseum project, focusing on the enhancement, research, diffusion, and preservation of local cultural heritage in Santo Adriano (Asturias, Spain). It is a community initiative (La Ponte association) that has become an ecomuseum, created by scientists, cultural heritage professionals, amateurs, volunteers, and neighbou...
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The archaeological surveys and prospections carried out in two areas of Cañamero (a municipality in Cáceres) have revealed many remains of Middle Palaeolithic lithic industry. After the necessary technological studies, this paper tries to contextualise the site in a regional scale, and to study its development over time (post-depositional processes...
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This paper presents the results of a series of studies conducted in two villages located in the region of Asturias, north of the Iberian Peninsula. These studies explore medieval settlements as well as agricultural and cattle farming activities in these villages, with a special focus on areas still inhabited today as well as surrounding productive...
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El artículo que se presenta es parte de una tesis doctoral que se puso en marcha con tres objetivos principales. Por un lado sistematizar la investigación del registro arqueológico en un área concreta de Asturias, entre la Antigüedad Tardía y el siglo XII, complementando prospección y excavación. Por otro, revisar la documentación medieval que info...
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El objetivo de la tesis doctoral que se presenta ha sido aproximarse al conocimiento de las sociedades rurales altomedievales de una zona del centro de Asturias (la cuenca media-baja del valle del Trubia), que abarca parte del actual concejo de Oviedo (parroquia de Santa María de Trubia) y los municipios de Santo Adriano y Proaza. Para ello hemos r...
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Presentamos los objetivos y los primeros resultados del proyecto de investigación La formación de los paisajes del Noroeste Peninsular durante la Edad Media (siglos V al XII). Exponemos los presupuestos teóricos y metodológicos de la arqueología agraria y nos acercamos a los resultados preliminares obtenidos en los tres casos de estudio abordados e...
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Our paper presents the case study of a common framework that has been developed for the management of heritage resources in a peripheral and impoverished area of rural Asturias (Spain). The article further explores the potential of conceiving heritage as a common good for enhancement, preservation and public outreach purposes, considering the curre...
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This article shows how to applyartificial intelligence techniques (ArtificialNeural Networks) to develop predictive models in archaeology. Methods to predict risk in archaeology are increasingly used, in the need to implement plans for protecting archaeological heritage, but intensive surveys to coverthe whole terrirory connot always be done. Despi...
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Introducción Vivimos en una sociedad postindustrial, de rasgos cambiantes y veloces. En este mundo globalizado, el desequilibrio territorial es cada vez mayor: la riqueza, la población y los recursos se concentran en determinadas áreas o regiones. Mientras, otros espacios que se van quedando vacíos y empobrecidos. La zona rural de Asturias presenta...
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In this paper the results of techno-typological and taphonomic analysis of a Mousterian assemblage from an open air site are presented (Cá-ceres, Spain). To explore the scope of the survey method, we did an intensive field work with a geoarchaeological approach. We complete the analysis with a spatial and taphonomic study in order to understand and...
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Toponomy continues to be one of the most important sources of informationfor the discovery and archaeological analysis of territory. In this article, we consider anexample of how the tool of toponomy has been used to find new sites in the centralregion of Asturias--specifically, the lower part of the Trubia valley--and how it has beencombined with...
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Este trabajo ha sido elaborado en el contexto científico del proyecto de investigación interuniversitaria financiado por el mec hum2007-63496-c03/hist. resumen: En este trabajo tratamos de explorar el territorio de un antiguo alfoz altomedieval, denominado Buanga, a través de distintos tipos de fuentes de información, complementando el uso de la do...
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En este artículo se explica cómo se han utilizado la Regresión Logística y los Sistemas de Información Geográficos (SIG) para elaborar un mapa de predicción del riesgo arqueológico. Se parte de una serie de variables generadas en forma de archivos raster y se valora la influencia y relación de éstas con la presencia de asentamientos fortificados en...
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The present work refers to the Medieval settlement of several regions around the river Trubia, a tributary of the Nalón. We start from a long document dated from 863, which is only preserved in a late copy (XII-XIII) from the cathedral archive of Oviedo. The first chapter consists of a diplomatic-historical analysis of it, which allows us to reach...
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This article presents the results of our analysis based on a sample of archaeological sites with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in order to determine their settlement pattern. Selected archaeological sites share at least two characteristics: they are fortified and located in high places, in addition to being located in the central region of A...
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AbstRAct: This piece of work aims at discovering the historical evolution of human settlements in the territory of El Valle, city coun- cil of Candamu (mid-western part of Asturias). We will lean on the gathering and interpretation of toponimic material as an impor- tant means for the understanding of that evolution. We will also take into account...

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Archaeological research as a tool to encourage scientific vocation and the values of rural heritage custody. The Llabor research group from the University of Oviedo, along with Balmonte de Miranda (Asturias) Public School and the Local Council, has developed a collaborative project which disseminates the results of archaeological research. The objective is to bring intergenerational knowledge transfer closer to rural settings, foster scientific vocation using the archaeological method, and adopt a positive and active attitude towards cultural heritage custody.
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Dear colleague, are you interested and/or engaged in community-based projects for heritage management, aimed at local development? If so, we invite you to join the 2016 Milan Cooperation Charter. Between July 6th and 8th, 2016, a group of enthusiastic cultural professionals met in Milan, Italy, in order to share ideas and experiences related to community-engaged museums. This meeting, under the banner of Forum of Ecomuseums and Community Museums, formed part of the 24th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The participants, guided by the overarching theme of the ICOM conference, "Museums and Cultural Landscapes”, discussed opportunities, challenges and responsibilities associated with furthering the work of ecomuseums and community museums. In addition to discussions and papers delivered during the Forum, a far-reaching network has been created to help guide an extended global dialogue on cooperation between ecomuseums and community museums. The network is being guided by a steering committee, made up of representatives from all over the world. Together, we have reviewed and compiled ideas, issues and debates raised by participants during the Forum. From this compilation process, a common vision emerged which has resulted in a provisional “2016 Milan Cooperation Charter” (http://bit.ly/2idTbvQ). Our hope is that the Charter will be shared widely amongst our community and their partners, thereby becoming a rallying point for all those who share this vision of museums. As the number of people who sign the Charter grows, this network will help advance the agenda for community-engaged museums. The Steering Committee expects to produce a revised Cooperation Charter during 2017, built on the inputs from the expanding group of engaged professionals. We invite you to adopt and sign the Charter by using the online membership form, available at http://www.ecomusei.eu/?page_id=1792 We hope you’ll join us! Best regards The Steering Committee, Milan Cooperation Charter Karen Brown (Scotland) Heloisa Helena Costa (Brasil) Raul Dal Santo (Italia) Hugues de Varine (France) Óscar Navajas Corral (España) Kazuoki Ohara (Japan) Douglas Worts (Canada) info@ecomusei.eu
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La Ponte-Ecomuseum is a prototype of independent ecomuseum (non profit) located in Asturias (Spain) and managed by scientist and local people. Also is a project of research on cultural heritage policies, New Museology and different heritage studies (gender, community, commons).