Oceanica – Newsletter of the UNESCO Chair “The Ocean’s Cultural Heritage”

n. 2 (May, 2017)


Now available here


Email for sending information, news and suggestions oceanheritage.news@fcsh.unl.pt


História. Jornal de Notícias

N.º 7, April, 2017

The Portuguese magazine História from Jornal de Notícias published in its last edition an interview

with Professor João Paulo Oliveira e Costa, responsible for the UNESCO Chair “The Ocean’s Cultural Heritage”. Part of the interview is dedicated to this new project.

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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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Summer Graduate Courses in Maritime History at the Mystic Seaport

June 26 to August 4, 2017 |Munson Institute (USA)


United States of America largest maritime mu- seum is o ering a summer course on Maritime History, lectured by award winning scholars. Students will be learning varied themes such as, sea life, ships, whaling, diplomacy, marine sciences, underwater archaeology and environ- ment. Financial support is available.

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Image “S.S. Maheno” by Michael Dawes, CreativeCommons (CC BY-NC 2.0) license: http://goo.gl/9EbOiQ


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.


Call for submissions



Oceanica – Newsletter of the UNESCO Chair “The Ocean’s Cultural Heritage”

n. 1 (March, 2017)




OCEANICA newsletter was created to disseminate the initiatives and activities carried out within the frame of the UNESCO Chair «The Ocean’s Cultural Heritage». Its other purpose is to foster the development of a worldwide network of people and institutions interested in the theme. Partnerships, news and suggestions are welcome.









Brochure “What is Underwater Cultural Heritage?” available online






Best practice related to Underwater Cultural Heritage

Following the MSP 4/5 resolution from the fifth session of the State Parties meeting at the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, held on the 28th and 29th April, 2015, the State Parties are invited to provide examples of best practice related to underwater cultural heritage.


The UNESCO Secretariat developed a form for this purpose, to simplify Member States' presentation of these examples. The responses will enable the UNESCO Scientific and Technical Advisory Board (STAB) to draw up an inventory of best practice available to all State Parties at the 2001 Convention.

Form download


E-mail: catedraunesco.oceanos@fcsh.unl.pt