Objectives

Humanities, Technology and Cultural resilience

Mação, May 4th to 8th, 2020

This seminar will focus on the specific interaction between the fields of technology and humanities research, namely the specific approaches of the humanities to the history of technology, from prehistory to contemporary times, the assessment of the nature of technology, its practical and symbolic relevance or the ethics of its use by societies, throughout time and until today.

The journey of the 8th of May, in particular, co-organized with the National Commission of UNESCO, will discuss the nature, opportunities and challenges of AI in relation to human expectations and rights.

The Seminar is organized by the International Association APHELEIA with the UNESCO-IPT Chair in Humanities and Cultural Integrated Landscape management, the UNESCO-MOST Programme, the Municipality of Mação, the Geosciences Centre of Coimbra University, the Ci2 Centre on Smart Cities of Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, the International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory, the International Master DYCLAM  and the International Council for the Philosophy and Human Sciences.