About

The 2nd International Seminar Architectures of the Soul (Arquitecturas da Alma) aims at promoting the scientific study and discussion around the architecture and landscape associated with religious and spiritual practices grounded in the experience of seclusion and solitude.

 

Building up on similar studies conducted across the Mediterranean, the conference will establish the platform for a multidisciplinary approach of the subject: history, architecture, landscape architecture, cultural heritage, art history, among others, including a strong emphasis in digital surveys methods and technology applied to religious architecture.

Call for Papers

 

The organizers of the conference would like to invite authors to submit an abstract of recent and unpublished works. The conference will be structured around four thematic main sessions with 20 min paper presentations and time for questions and discussion:

 

  1. History of Eremitical/Monastic Life;

  2. The Materiality of Eremitical/Monastic Experiences;

  3. Protection and Safeguard of Eremitical/Monastic Heritage;

  4. Digital Survey in Eremitical/Monastic Landscape and Architecture

 

Abstracts must have no more than 300 words, written in English and submitted before 8th July 2018.

Submit your abstract here.

 

After submission, all the abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, and the authors of accepted papers will then be invited to submit their final papers.

 

Full Papers must be submitted until 15th December after acceptance.

Full Papers must be written in English, have between 8 to 10 pages, no more than 20 book references and formatted with the conference's template (available soon).

 

Submit your abstract here.

 

Any doubts or questions please feel free to contact us at arquitecturasdaalma@gmail.com

 

All speakers and audience will be required to register for the Seminar here.

Important dates

Call for abstracts:

from 2nd April 2018 to 8th July 2018 (extended deadline)

 

Abstracts acceptance:

30th July 2018

 

Conference days:

8th and 9th November 2018

 

Full paper submission:

31st March 2019

Organizing Committee

Alexandra Paio

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL | ISCTE-IUL

João Luís Inglês Fontes

IEM - NOVA FCSH; CEHR-UCP

José Saldanha

DINÂMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL

 

Paula André

DINÂMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL

 

Paulo Simões Rodrigues

CHAIA – UÉvora

 

Rolando Volzone

DINÂMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL

 

Scientific Committee

 

Alexandra Paio

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL | ISCTE-IUL

 

António Camões Gouveia

FCSH/UNL-CHAM/NOVA;

CEHR-UCP

 

Aurora Carapinha

CHAIA – UÉvora

 

João Luís Inglês Fontes

IEM - NOVA FCSH; CEHR-UCP

 

José Saldanha

DINÂMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL

 

Luís Mateus

CIAUD-UL

 

Maria Filomena Andrade

U. Aberta; CEHR-UCP; IEM - NOVA FCSH

 

Maria del Mar Graña Cid

Universidad de Comillas, Madrid

 

Paula André

DINÂMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL

 

Paulo Simões Rodrigues

CHAIA – UÉvora

 

Rolando Volzone

DINÂMIA’CET – ISCTE-IUL

 

Sofia Aleixo​

OBU/Oxford (UK); CSH/UNL-CHAM/NOVA; EA, CHAIA e IHC-pólo CEHFCI/UÉvora

 

Soraya Genin

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL / ISTAR-IUL / ISCTE-IUL

 

Stefano Bertocci

DIDA – UNIFI

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

She received her PhD in Medieval history from the University of Barcelona. Her dissertation was focused on the first community of poor clares in Catalonia (foundation and archive). She is a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Sciencem where she teaches courses on archival studies, documentary heritage and historiographical methods of archival research. She is also member of the Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCVM). Co-Principal Investigator, with Blanca Garí, of the Project "Spiritual Landscapes.Models of spatial analysis of the transformation of women's medieval religiosity in the iberian kingdoms (12th-16th c.)

University of Barcelona | Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures

Núria Jornet

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Ana Paula Amendoeira holds a degree in History from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, a Master's Degree in Restoration of Architectural and Landscape Heritage, the University of Évora and a PhD from the University of Paris 4 Sorbonne at the Institute of Geography in the area of world heritage research. She has developed his research in the area of cultural heritage with specialization in World Heritage. She was President of ICOMOS Portugal between March 2011 and December 2015, having held the position of Vice President since December 2015. She has been Regional Director of Culture of Alentejo since December 2013, following the results of public competitions promoted by CRESAP (Recruitment and Selection Committee for senior management positions).  

Regional Director of Alentejo Culture

Ana Paula Amendoeira

Professor of Medieval History in several italian universities, she was founder and President of the AISSCA (Associazione Italiana per lo studio della Santità, dei Culti e dell’Agiografia) until 2010; she is actually President of the CESA (Centro Europeo di Studi Agiografici) in Rieti.

Her research field (among others) is the relationship between geography and hagiography to identify the "spaces of holiness", and she promoted and coordinated several researches on these themes.

CESA/Centro Europeo di Studi Agiografici

Sofia Boesch Gajano

FEES (Including Paper and Presentation)

 

Untill 31st August

Phd Students and Reseachers affiliated with:

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL | CHAIA - UÉVORA | CEHR - UC | IEM - FCSH

25€

Other Phd Students and Researchers

50€

Non Students

75€

From 1st September

to 1st October

50€

75€

100€

OPTIONAL: Guided tour of the Convents of Nossa Senhora da Consolação and Order of Friars Minor (Capuchos) close to Palmela. 10th November, 10h00-14h00

Extra: 25€ | Including: transfer Lisbon-Palmela (round trip), Guided Tour and Lunch

ATTEND THE SEMINAR

Includes Certificate

Students:

15€

Non Students:

25€

DETAILED PROGRAMME AND BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

Organized within  Rolando Volzone PhD project Arquitecturas da Alma. Proposta de Valorização da Arquitetura e Paisagem Eremítica no Alentejo dos séculos XII-XVI(Architectures of the soul. Proposal for the valorization of the eremitical architecture and landscape in Alentejo of XII-XVI centuries), supported under Grant (SFRH/BD/111796/2015) by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology).

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