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Maria Leonor César Machado de Sousa Botelho
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Maria Leonor César Machado de Sousa Botelho

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Maria Leonor Botelho. PhD in History of Art. She is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (Department of Heritage Studies), where she is the President of the Scientific Commission of the Master in History of Art, Heritage and Visual Culture. She is an integrated researcher of CITCEM /FLUP – work group “Material and Immaterial Heritage”. She integrates the scientific comittee of the Digital Museum of University of Porto as the heritage management expertise. She is a member of the European Association for Urban History (EAUH). She is part of the UNESCO Chair entitled ‘Heritage, Cities and Landscapes. Sustainable Management, Conservation, Planning and Design’, hosted by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and coordinated by professor Teresa Cunha Ferreira, in collaboration with professor Rui Fernandes Póvoas.
Degree in History – Variant of History of Art (FLUP, 2001), Master in Art, Heritage and Restoration (FLUL, 1997) and PhD in History of Portuguese Art (2011) by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, with a thesis on the study of the historiography of the architecture of the Romanesque period in Portugal (1870-2010) (with FCT Grant (publ. in col. de Textos Universitários de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – FCG e FCT, 2013).

She develops research in the areas of architecture and historiography of the Romanesque period, of the DGEMN’s interventions in Romanesque architecture in Portugal. Her field of work and research has grown within the scope of heritage management, digital heritage and world heritage. She teaches curricular units within the themes of Heritage Management and Urban History in the 1st and 2nd cycles, guiding research projects in the same areas of knowledge at the master and doctoral levels.
Together with Prof. Lúcia Rosas and Prof. Mário Barroca, she coordinates the Encyclopedia of Romanesque in Portugal (2018-2021), under the collaboration protocol signed between the FLUP and the Fundación Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico, un Proyecto desde Castilla y Leon (FLUP/PS-CPS/2018-72404).