Online face-to-face members’ meeting (Portugal)

Online face-to-face members’ meeting (Portugal)

This online face-to-face meeting will feature Catarina Almeida Marado, FRH member and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES-UC) in Portugal, who will introduce participants to the fascinating monastic heritage of Portugal. The meeting will also feature researcher Rui Lobo, who will present the results of a recent research project at the Monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra on the use of digitalisation for the valorisation and interpretation of religious heritage.

The meeting will take place on 17 November at 13:00 CET.

Featured speakers

Catarina Almeida Marado

Catarina Almeida Marado (1972) is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES-UC). She is also an invited assistant professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Algarve (Portugal) and a visiting professor at the Master in Architecture and Heritage of the University of Seville (Spain). She has postgraduate education and professional expertise in Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Urban Studies and Territorial Planning and holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Seville (2007) with a research grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 

She has broad reaching research experience on monastic architecture and heritage and its relationships with the urban environment across different geographic and chronological contexts. She has carried out research on this topic through several individually funded projects (DEA, PhD, Postdoctoral grant, Research Contract grant) and through her participation in national and international research projects.


Rui Lobo

Rui Lobo (1970) is an architect and Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC). He is also a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the same University (CES-UC). He graduated in 1994 and did his PhD at the UC, in 2010, with a thesis on University Architecture and Urbanism in the Iberian Peninsula of the medieval and early modern era. He has produced research in history of architecture of the Renaissance, of the Baroque and of the Enlightenment and also in 3D reconstitution of lost architectural heritage applied to contemporary technologies. Between 2018 and 2022, he was the Principal Researcher of the Santa Cruz Research Project, funded by FCT (project number 30704).


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