Heritage: History and theory. (Re)Uses of the past


Theorised since the 19th century, "Cultural Heritage" has served various purposes.

General aim: the students will get some knowledge about cultural heritage (material and immaterial, movable and immovable), namely about historical contexts which produced the concept of ‘cultural heritage’ so they can evaluate more consciously the existing heritage categories and typologies, as well the theories of conservation and restoration, national and international legislation, and the links between heritage, collections, museums and sustainable territorial development.

Pedagogical aims: (specific), students should be able to understand the concept of ‘cultural heritage’, its categories and typologies, respective historical contexts, and national and regional specificities (ex.: Portugal and Évora); criticize the changes observed in this ambit according to the legislation and historical evolution; enlarge methodological competences.

Methodology: interactive sessions using ppt.

Coordinator and trainer(s)

Ana Cristina Martins, PHd in History; Researcher at IHC UÉvora.

Responsible Unit | Institute for Advanced Studies and Research - IIFA | Institute of Contemporary History - IHC

Who can apply

Undergraduate and graduate students.

Maximum number of students

25 students

Course Requirements

Command of the English language

Basic knowledge on microbiology and aseptical techniques


20€ (including - student insurance)
• One meal included (lunch) - 28€
• Two meals included (lunch and diner): 35€
• Meals and acommodation included: 60€
For registrations in more than one course, you will only pay the basic fee. Accomodation and meals costs are charged only once, according to the duration of the longer option of course you are registered in.


Ana Cristina Martins (acmartins@uevora.pt)

• Full calendar here

  • When: 3 and 4 of July
  • Duration: 12hours | 2 days
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Colégio Espírito Santo
  • Registration Deadline: June 24
  • 20€
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