eViterbo is a project rooted in the ‘Art, History and Heritage’ group and in the ‘Heritage and current challenges’ research line of CHAM - Centre for the Humanities. Its main objective is to create an electronic resource that aims at supporting academic research in the fields of art history and decorative arts, history of architecture and history and to serve the community in general, through the open online availability of an instrument that gathers and acts as a mediator of information on a collective cultural heritage.

Developed in partnership with the Institute for Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro, it stems from the work and internal reflection subjects of the aforementioned research group, providing the optimisation and dissemination of the already accomplished and ongoing work.



The online platform - the project's main goal - will operate along four axes:

. as an electronic resource combining several knowledge assets, shaped as an online ‘Dictionary’ and a ‘Glossary’;

. as a linking interface between existing electronic resources;

. as a repository of historical sources;

. as a set of structured data (curated database) that is intended to be free to use through the platform’s DBpedia connection (  

Development phases:

Phase 1 – (ongoing) Implementation of the wiki platform, taking the body of information contained in the works of Francisco Viterbo as a starting point.

Phase 2 – Developing information by combining the contributions of the different researchers in the group ‘The Arts and Portuguese Expansion’, as well as other CHAM researchers;

Phase 3 – Once the portal has been launched (2022), the opportunity to contribute will be extended to the scientific community at large.


Start: 2016

Duration: 74 meses

Principal InvestigatorsAlice Santiago Faria (CHAM) / Carla Alferes Pinto (CHAM) / Nuno Senos (CHAM) / Joaquim Pinto (IEETA / UA)



Coordinator Institution

- CHAM — Centro de Humanidades / Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Universidade dos Açores


- Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro / Universidade de Aveiro