Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment

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CHAM International conference in Lisbon, 12-15 July 2017

The III CHAM International Conference will be held in Lisbon, July 2017, and its main theme is "Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment". This third edition is part of CHAM's programme within the UNESCO Chair "The Oceans Cultural Heritage", won by CHAM in 2016.

The call for panels is now open. Read the conference concept, and then proceed to the call for panels page, in order to propose your panel.

The deadline for proposals is 5th December.

About CHAM (Centro de História d'Aquém e d'Além-Mar)

The Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM) 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. CHAM’s team includes researchers from different 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 specialists from various geographic spaces. From 2015 to 2020, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. This multi-disciplinary project considers frontiers as limits that distinguished, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction.

Executive Committee

  • Alice Santiago Faria
  • Ana Catarina Garcia
  • Antonieta Reis Leite
  • Cristina Brito
  • Francisco Zamora Rodríguez
  • José Bettencourt
  • Nunziatella Alessandrini
  • Roberta Stumpf

Scientific Committee

  • Alberto Baena Zapatero (Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil)
  • Amélia Polónia (CITCEM, Portugal)
  • Cristina Brito (CHAM)
  • Francesco Guidi Bruscoli (Università di Firenze, Italy)
  • João Paulo Oliveira e Costa (CHAM)
  • John Mack (British Museum, UK)
  • Leos Müller (Maritime History and Cemas (Centre for Maritime Studies), Sweden)
  • Luca Lo Basso (Università di Genova, Laboratorio di Storia Marittima e Navale (NavLab), Italy)
  • Margarida Machado (CHAM)
  • Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Xabier Lamikiz (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)
  • Xavier Nieto (Cádiz University, Spain)

Important dates

Call for panels: 19th October to 5th December
Call for papers: 19th December to 1st February
Early-bird registration opens: end March
End of early-bird: end April


  • Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) Landscapes of the North Atlantic Fisheries, c1400-1700
  • John Mack (University of East Anglia, UK) The cultural significance of the sea for coastal communities
  • Xavier Nieto Prieto (Cádiz University) Underwater archaeology and management of maritime heritage – title to be confirmed


We are grateful to FCT for their financial support.

Conference organisers

The conference is organised by the team at NomadIT

All communication to: cham(at)nomadit.co.uk.


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For further information, and updates, please visit http://www.nomadit.co.uk/cham/cham2017/.