Research Groups

Tangible and Intangible Heritage
Tangible and Intangible Heritage

This GI studies the production, management, and transmission of collective and shared heritage, focusing primarily on northern Portugal, although this local and regional emphasis is now integrated into a broader national and international context.

This GI seeks to catalyze common themes, giving priority to broadly collaborative interdisciplinary approaches on all types of tangible and intangible heritage, establishing a fruitful scientific dialogue between disciplines such as History, Archeology, Art History, Museology, Architecture, Digital Cultures, and other scientific fields.

This GI develops interdisciplinary research projects, focusing on the themes of collective memory, heritage, and identity construction. Some highlights of this activity include digital content production, heritage curation and classification, research on museum collections, pre- and post-graduate training in the areas of arts and heritage, as well as local, national and international partnerships (such as those established with the Google Cultural Institute or the Cape Verde Cultural Heritage Institute, for example).

This GOI will align with the overall CITCEM theme “Migrations and Permeabilities,” seeking to understand how multiple levels of change interact with the region over time and space, generating renewed heritage inventories, classifying them, disseminating them, and making them relevant for the present and future. Through this line of research, the GOI “Material and Immaterial Heritage” intends to promote vital contributions to local and regional development, as well as continue to broaden participation and access to top scientific knowledge on the preservation and sustainable classification of heritage, highlighting, in particular, and as an elucidative case study, its articulation with the rapid developments in Porto’s tourism sector.