VII Meeting of Braspor Network

18 to 21 September 2017 | Sesimbra


Theme: Seas and Coastlines: transdisciplinary perspectives

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Colloquium «Sines, the Harbour and the Sea. History and Heritage»

7 and 9 September 2017 | Sines


This colloquium, promoted by the Municipality of Sines, aims to disclose the Atlantic past of the city, discussing the role of its harbor through history and debating, at a national scale, some themes like ships and maritime routes, harbor structures and heritage, fishing and commerce, slavery and privateering.

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Imaginaries of the sea: literature, arts and tradition

A critical anthology


Submission of proposals by 31 July 2017


IELT (Institute for Literature and Tradition Studies) is coordinating a critical anthology (literature, oral tradition - tales, legends, proverbs, etc., iconography and fine arts, photography archives, studies) to draw a multi-discursive panorama of the Portuguese maritime imagination between the Middle Ages and the contemporary era. This work is part of its participation in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage of the Oceans.


This anthology will be available in E-Book format, and may easily encompass various forms and modalities of representation and bring into dialogue the different objects considered, which will be framed by a short text and some lines of interpretation to help the reader navigate through the presented documents. New studies of an inter- or multi-disciplinary nature may arise from this critical inter-art anthology, organised by major themes of the maritime imaginary, crossing sources and methodologies (History, Ethnography and Anthropology, Literature, Sociology, Ethnolinguistics, Cultural Studies, Archaeology, Heritage): hence their interest, not just as an instrument of dissemination, but also as a useful resource for advanced scientific research.


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III CHAM International Conference

12th to 15th July 2017 | FCSH/NOVA, Lisbon, Portugal


Theme: Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environments

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Conference «25 years of UNESCO Chairs»

This conference will be held on May 10, at 14:30, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Organization: UNESCO’s National Commission — Portugal

Support: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation





16 to 18 May 2017 | Sesimbra


Theme: Historical Perspectives on the Elements and Dynamics of the Marine Socio-Ecological System

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Workshop «National Meeting on the Safeguarding the Underwater Cultural Heritage»


The Workshop National Meeting on the Safeguarding the Underwater Cultural Heritage was held jointly by the Government of Mozambique, Edouard Mondlane University, and UNESCO at Ilha do Mozambique on the 8 and 9 of December 2016. The workshop involved the participation of governmental experts, local stakeholders such as the municipality and museum, and the UNESCO Secretariat of the 2001 Convention. Experts presented on several aspects of underwater cultural heritage on the island, including on the wrecks IDM 002 and 003, intertidal maritime heritage in Mozambique Island, as well as complimentary projects and research. These presentations led to a talk on the way forward for the Island of Mozambique concerning its development potentials, capacity building, and community engagement, which culminated in a roundtable discussion and the adoption of an action plan followed by site visits. The creation of an underwater archaeology center and museum in the Fortress of the Island is under way. NOVA University and UNESCO Chair on the Oceans' Cultural heritage was represented by Prof. João Paulo Oliveira e Costa.

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Ibero-american Congress – ”Património, suas matérias e imatérias”

2 and 3 November 2016 | Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil - LNEC, Lisboa


The Iberian-American conference “Património, suas matérias e imatérias“ aimed to create the environment for dialogues between researchers, technicians and specialists from different disciplines, interested in reflecting on the Cultural Heritage, both in its material and immaterial components, including related socio-cultural problems.

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VI Meeting of the Braspor Network

24 to 27 October 2016 | Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil


Theme: Man and the Coast: Transformations in landscape over time

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24th General Conference of the International Council of Museums ICOM, under the theme Museums and Cultural Landscapes, Building a Cultural Heritage

3 to 9 July 2016 | Lombardy, Milan


General Conference of ICOM 2016- ICOM – Special Programme for Community Museums and Ecomuseums

In the scope of the General Conference of ICOM in Milan, a meeting on Ecomuseums and Community Museums with a parallel programme took place.

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