International Conference: Heritage for a Common Future / Futures for a Common Heritage

Lisbon, Portugal

CHAM —Centre for the Humanities, of the NOVA University Lisbon and the Universidade of Açores, is pleased to invite the academic community to join the VI CHAM International Conference “Heritage for a Common Future / Futures for a Common Heritage”.



​After long years of the covid-19 pandemic, conflicts, and crises affecting heritage, CHAM understands that it is about time to give space for a thoughtful debate on heritage studies and practices around the world headed on to the future (or futures!).



​VI CHAM International Conference will be an in-person event to be held in Lisbon (exceptionally, consideration may be given to holding panels entirely online). The conference will be conducted in English. It will take place at Colégio Almada Negreiros, NOVA University Lisbon, from 12 to 15 July 2023.

CHAM – Centre for the Humanities is an inter-university unit belonging to the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities and to the Universidade of Açores. CHAM is an international reference in the Humanities and one of the main centres in this research area in Portugal, currently questioning Frontiers in an interdisciplinary approach and with an historical and contemporary perspective. It conducts groundbreaking research in the field of the Humanities, is deeply involved in advanced professional training, and develops a broad range of knowledge transfer activities. 


CHAM is also the scientific coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on the Oceans’ Cultural Heritage, hosted by NOVA FCSH, and whose chairholder is a senior researcher at CHAM.

Early bird registration until June 10

A little bit of history

A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.

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