Intangible Heritage


- Analyze the fundamental theoretical concepts related to Intangible Cultural Heritage
- Know the most relevant legislation
- Reflect on the many ways to educate through intangibility and knowledge transmitted
- Analyze and identify how to preserve intangible testimonies
- Criticizing methodologies and problems in the processes of Intangible Heritage
- Know some manifestations of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Portugal
- Reflect on a few specific groups and communities

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Manuel de Almeida Camões Gouveia


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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BORTOLOTTO, Chiara (2007). From Objects to Processes: UNESCO´s ´Intangible Cultural Heritage´. In Journal of Museum Ethnography. Birmingham: Museum Ethnographers Group, 19, pp. 21-33.
CABRAL, Clara Bertrand (2011). Património Cultural Imaterial. Convenção da UNESCO e seus contextos. Lisboa: Ed. 70
GODINHO, Paula (coord) (2012. Usos da memória e práticas do património. Lisboa: Edições Colibri
COSTA, Paulo Ferreira (Coord) (2009). Museus e património imaterial. Agentes, fronteiras, identidades. Lisboa: IMC
MARTINS, Guilherme d’ Oliveira (2009). Património, herança e memória. A cultura como criação. Lisboa:
MENDES, Amado (2009). Estudos do Património. Museus e Educação. Coimbra: Impr. da Univ. de Coimbra
PORTELLI, Alessandro (2013). A morte de Luigi Trastulli e outros ensaios. Lisboa: Ed. Unipop
SAMARA, Mª Alice e HENRIQUES, Raquel Pereira (2013). Viver e resistir no tempo de Salazar. Histórias de vida contadas na 1ª pessoa. Lisboa: Verso da Kapa. Edição de Livros, Lda.

Teaching method

The seminar will have as a continuity system face-to-face sessions and
students autonomous work. The face-to-face classes will be of a theoretical-
practical nature, alternating moments of theoretical exposition of the themes,
concepts, vocabulary and methods specific to the area and collection and
inventory practices with the analysis and commentary of texts presented by the

Evaluation method

oral participation in all sessions(20%), two interventions by the student(30%), written elaboration of a synthesis work(50%)

Subject matter

Intangible Cultural Heritage (PCI). The Charter of the Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Paris (17 October 2003) from UNESCO. What is meant by
immaterial? The relations and implications of the immaterial in the other types of
Heritage. Intangible Cultural Heritage (PCI) in Portugal, legislation and
inventory. Collection practices. The Portuguese intangible cultural heritage
classified by UNESCO: fado, sing, rattles, falconry, black pottery, figurines and
Mediterranean diet.


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