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The VII APHELEIA International Seminar of Mação will focus on the influence and impact of the Humanities in the transformation of landscapes. It will include theoretical and context-based case studies, namely including: long term cultural adaptations from the dawn of humankind; experiences of interaction between researchers and academic institutions with society; contributions of the Humanities for landscape management; urban and low-density territories transformations; borders, migrations and tourism; cultural landscapes constructions and management; the relevance of the interaction between experimentation and co-creation in critical knowledge flexibility and mobilization; the role of museums, archives and libraries; the agendas of sustainability, well-being and cultural integration; the relevance of technology, from early tool-making to artificial intelligence and tech-humanities.

Debates will also take into account the results and recommendations of the European Humanities Conference, held earlier, in Lisbon.


Scholars and research students in cultural studies, history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, literature and other human and social sciences, law as well from other scientific domains which interact with the Humanities.


The Seminar will take place in Cultural centre Elvino Pereira, in Mação, Portugal, from the 17th to the 21st May. All sessions will be, also, online (streaming) and, due to the pandemic, the number of in presence participations will be limited.


Participants should register at the website, from now, and send via email a proposed title, abstract (150 words, in English and a second language) and 3 to 5 keywords(also bilingual), to

The Message must include the following data: Surname, Name(s), institutional affiliation, profession (if student, indicate the title and level of the degree) and email contact.

Students, as in previous years, will be expected to prepare an essay on one of the themes of the seminar, demonstrating a capacity to offer a multidisciplinary reasoning and to frame the discussion within global sustainability concerns. Students delivering an essay and attending the Seminar from the whole duration, will be assessed and awarded a certificate. The seminar corresponds to 6 ECTS.


PROGRAMME 17-21 May, 2021


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