IN2PAST Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory

Investigação - Laboratório Associados


IN2PAST, Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, is dedicated to the preservation, study and promotion of cultural heritage, generating intensive
collaborative relations between: 1) academic, laboratory-based, theoretical and empirical research; 2) public policies concerning the domains of cultural heritage, arts and civic memory; 3) an important
set of Portuguese cultural institutions and facilities, namely monuments, museums, archives, archaeological sites and natural parks.
The creation of IN2PAST thus contributes to the effective implementation of a national strategy for science and technology, particularly in regard to the ‘R&I Agenda for Culture and Cultural Heritage’.
As the Agenda states, it is necessary to create an «an instrument of interaction and articulation between researchers and R&D units, administrative entities, social agents, and companies focused on responding to societal challenges»

Principal Coordinator: António Candeias, University of Évora

NOVA Coordinators: Manuel Pedro Ferreira (CESEM); José Mapril (CRIA); Joana Cunha Leal (IHA); José Neves (IHC)

R&D Units: HERCULES Lab – Cultural Heritage Studies and Protection (HERITAGE); Institute for the History of Art (IHA); Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA); Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA); Research Centre for the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM); Institute of Contemporary History (IHC); Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT)