Yesterday, 24th of February, it was announced by FCT the attribution of the status of Associate Laboratory to the consortium formed by seven research units based at NOVA FCSH, University of Évora, University of Minho, ISCTE-IUL and University of Coimbra. Thus, IN2PAST – Associated Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory was born.
The granting of this status by FCT constitutes the recognition of excellence, not only of the candidate program, but above all the fundamental and applied research carried out over the years by each of the seven associated units.
IN2PAST Lab is dedicated to the study and intervention in the areas of cultural heritage, arts and memory policies, supported by the development of the research career in these areas and constituting itself as a privileged partner of state, private and associative organisms, services and equipment dedicated to cultural, material and immaterial heritage. It is structured in five lines of investigation: L1. Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage; L2. Landscapes, Territories and Cultural Heritage; L3. Museums, Monuments and their Collections; L4. Archives – from Preventive Preservation to Digitization (this line is initially coordinated by CESEM); L5. Cultural Transits and Public Memory Policies for Inclusive Citizenship.
IN2PAST Lab is integrated by the Hercules Laboratory – Cultural Heritage, Studies and Safeguard (University of Évora), which led the application; Lab2PT – Laboratory of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory (University of Minho); IHA – Art History Institute (Universidade Nova de Lisboa); CHAIA – Art History and Artistic Research Center (University of Évora); IHC – Contemporary History Institute (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Évora); CRIA – Center for Research Network in Anthropology (ISCTE-IUL, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra and Universidade do Minho); and CESEM – Center for the Study of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Évora).
By integrating the IN2PAST Lab, CESEM reaffirms its unfailing commitment to open and cooperative science and to the defence and promotion of cultural heritage and diversity.