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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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    Research Output

    Chi fa questo camino è ben navigato Culturas e dinâmicas nos portos de Itália e Portugal (sécs. XV-XVI)

    Alessandrini, N., Russo, M. & Sabatini, G., 2020, Lisboa: CHAM. 174 p. (Estudos e Documentos; no. 27)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access

    Imprensa e mudança: Portugal e Brasil no primeiro quartel de Oitocentos

    Sousa, J. P. A., Gomes Dias, E., Flores, G. B., Munaro, L. F. & Fernandez, M. L., 2020, Lisboa: ICNOVA – Instituto de Comunicação da Nova. 232 p. (Livros ICNOVA)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access

    Las cuentas de vidrio del la Iglesia de San Gabriel Tacuba: un puente entre dos mundos

    Translated title of the contribution: Glass beads from the San Gabriel Tacuba church (México): a bridge between two worldsTorres, A., 2020, In : Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi : Ciências Humanas. 15, 1, p. 1-30 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Albuquerque: Revista de história (Journal)

    J. P. R. Ferreira (Editorial board member)
    Mar 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


    Adelino Alcides Songaila Abrunhosa Ferreira (Invited speaker)
    5 May 20207 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    A Igreja de N. Sra. da Corredoura de Caria

    Jaime Gouveia


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Ciências à medida

    Hervé Baudry


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research