Portuguese Industrial Heritage
Cod: 31101
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: History
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

This course unit approaches the rise of industrial heritage as well as its specificity. It provides basic notions on sources, studying methods, industrial heritage themes and its preservation and valuation in Portugal.

  1. Cultural Heritage
  2. Industrial Heritage
  3. Industrial Archaeology
  4. Portugal

In the end, students are expected to be able to
• contextualise industrial heritage in the wider framework of cultural heritage;
• identify the main spheres it involves;
• know the main approach methods to industrial heritage.

• Introduction to Industrial Heritage: principles and concepts.
• Industrial Archeology.
• Inventories of Industrial Heritage.
• Valuation of Industrial Heritage.

J. Amado Mendes, Estudos do Património. Museus e Educação, Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2009.
Carta de Nizhny Tagil sobre o Património Industrial. 
Não existindo em português um manual sobre a presente temática, os textos de leitura obrigatória serão disponibilizados no espaço online da unidade curricular.
NOTA: Ao longo do semestre podem ser aconselhadas leituras complementares.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.