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CHAM - Centre for the Humanities 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 and graded “Excellent” on the last evaluation process of R&D Units (2013-2014).

In September 2013, CHAM welcomed researchers from the former Centro de História de Além-Mar, Centro de História da Cultura, Centro de Estudos Históricos, and the Instituto Oriental, becoming one of the main centres of historical research in Portugal.

From 2015 to 2020, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. With a solid core on historical studies, this multi-disciplinary project will consider frontiers as lines that separated, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction. This theme is organised around three structuring topics: the frontier as a spatial divide; the frontier as an intellectual boundary; and the frontier and the constructions of identities.

Due to its heterogeneous concept, a frontier is a topic that inevitably demands cross-cultural, comparative surveys, as well as multi-disciplinary approaches. CHAM is particularly suited for such a challenge, since it brings together researchers from a wide range of periods, from Antiquity to the early-modern and modern periods. CHAM’s team also includes experts from various 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 also History specialists from various geographic spaces.

CHAM's researchers are organized in nine groups, which colaborate with each other within the scope of five thematic lines: 
- Europe in the Renaissance, old and new worlds;
- Asia: Peoples, Powers, Interchanges
- Global cities; 
- Heritage and memory; 
- The sea; 
- Theory and methodology.

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Portugal Social Sciences
Arte Social Sciences
Lisbon Arts & Humanities
diocese Social Sciences
utopia Social Sciences
conservation Social Sciences
documentation Social Sciences
clergy Social Sciences

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Research Output 1983 2019

Breve périplo pel’ A Cidade das Palavras

Monteiro, M. D. R., 2019, In : Revista Cascais Interartes/Crossroad of the arts. 1, p. 17-29 12 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access

Império e Turismo. Antologia de Ensaios

Castro, M. J., 2 Apr 2019, Lisboa: ArTravel. 240 p. (ArTravel; vol. 5)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access

Activities 2008 2019

Vegueta: Anuario de la Facultad de Geografía e Historia (Journal)

Paulo Jorge Corino de Sousa Pinto (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Felipe IV´s Instrument of Power

Mercedes Llorente (Speaker)
11 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The 65th Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America 2019

Mercedes Llorente (Speaker)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course