Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal

International Heritage Summer School 2021

when 19 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 250

International Heritage Summer School 2021 (IHSS 2021) is a laboratory learning experience, merging theoretical contributions to observation, interpretation and methodological recording of landscape . The Douro Region, Portugal, is a territory marked by multiple issues that allow a multidisciplinary approach.

Landscape is an individual perception and a living space, not only a contemplative space. Landscape is the community's sense of belonging and its transformations and changes that are developed through time summoning the relationship of human beings with his territory.

With this motto we intend to raise questions, develop problems and present proposals for the study, reading and interpretation of the Territory and Landscape and in these of Heritage as a fundamental axis of development.

Target group

Undergraduate Students, Master students and PhD candidates from Heritage Sciences, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tourism, History of Art and History.

Course aim

The course aims to present and discuss thematic and scientific approaches on the studies of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, as elements that promote the development and the quality of life of societies. The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention, signed in Florence. The Council of Europe, through this Convention, has defined a broad concept of landscape and refers to it as a “fundamental component of cultural and natural heritage”. Recognition of the landscape as a heritage appears in Portugal before the Convention, namely when the Cultural Landscape of Sintra was registered in 1995 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This was followed by the Alto Douro Wine Region, in 2001, and the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture in 2004.

Fee info

EUR 250: Students of University of Porto, University of Santiago de Compostela and University of Florence.
The accommodation, lunch and school insurance are included
EUR 320: General fee.
The accommodation, lunch and school insurance are included