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CONCHA 2nd Workshop

Sea and Animals: History, Culture and Marine Conservation


21-23 October 2019, Lisbon



Call for papers

CONCHA is a project focused on the construction of early modern global cities and oceanic networks in the Atlantic: An approach via ocean’s cultural heritage. The main goal of the 2nd Workshop is not only to bring together researchers from CONCHA’s partner institutions and other, but also to highlight the ongoing scientific debate about Sea and Animal Studies. As such, contributions from all areas of scientific and scholar production are welcome, as well as research in outreach and scientific communication. This workshop focus on interdisciplinary research, from different time scales, with a cross-cultural approach to:


- Sea narratives, literatures and traditions;

- Oceanic and littoral history;

- Humans and animals interactions;

- Marine animal studies;

- Sea and marine animals’ agency;

- Exploitation of the sea; its animals and other resources;

- Cultural and natural heritage;

- Marine conservation: past, present and future.



Please submit your proposal with title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail for the lead author and abstract with max. 300 words to



Important dates

Deadline: 30th April 2019

Communication of results: 28th June 2019

Final programme: Early September 2019



Organising Committee

Cristina Brito; Patrícia Carvalho; Nina Vieira; Catarina Garcia (CHAM, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa); Isa Pais (APCM / CRIA, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa); Inês Carvalho (APCM / IGC).


Scientific Committee

Cristina Brito (FCSH); José Bettencourt (FCSH); Poul Holm (TCD); Juan Martin Rincon (UNINORTE); André Teixeira (FCSH); Carla Alferes Pinto (FCSH); Inês Carvalho (APCM / IGC); Carla Dâmaso (OMA); Hamilton Jair Fernandes (IPC); Manuel Jorge do Rio (MARAPA); Ingo Heidbrink (ODU); Rui Prieto (DOP, Açores); Daniel Quiroz (Chile).


























This project has received funding from the EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 777998.