12 July 2017 Start
17 July 2017 End
Portugal Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon

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CHAM International conference

12-15 July 2017

The III CHAM International Conference will be held in Lisbon, July 2017, and its main theme is “Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment”. This third edition is part of CHAM’s programme within the UNESCO Chair “The Oceans Cultural Heritage“, won by CHAM in 2016.

About CHAM

The Portuguese Centre for Humanities (CHAM) is an inter-University research unit of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and of the Universidade dos Açores, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. CHAM’s team includes researchers from different disciplinary fields (Archaeology, Art History, Heritage, Literature, Philosophy and History of ideas), different domains of History (Economic, Cultural, Political, Social, Religious, History of Science and History of books and reading practices) and specialists from various geographic spaces. From 2015 to 2020, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. This multi-disciplinary project considers frontiers as limits that distinguished, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction.


Poul Holm
(Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Coastal cultural heritage – legacy and resource

Xavier Nieto Prieto
(Cádiz University)
El valor cultural del mar

John Mack
(University of East Anglia, UK)
The cultural significance of the sea for coastal communities

Executive Committee

Alice Santiago Faria
Ana Catarina Garcia
Antonieta Reis Leite
Cristina Brito
Francisco Zamora Rodríguez
José Bettencourt
Nunziatella Alessandrini
Roberta Stumpf

Scientific Committee

Alberto Baena Zapatero (Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil)
Amélia Polónia (CITCEM, Portugal)
Cristina Brito (CHAM)
Francesco Guidi Bruscoli (Università di Firenze, Italy)
João Paulo Oliveira e Costa (CHAM)
John Mack (British Museum, UK)
Leos Müller (Maritime History and Cemas (Centre for Maritime Studies), Sweden)
Luca Lo Basso (Università di Genova, Laboratorio di Storia Marittima e Navale (NavLab), Italy)
Margarida Machado (CHAM)
Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Xabier Lamikiz (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)
Xavier Nieto (Cádiz University, Spain)