This section provides several resources for the themes associated with the Centre’s research: the catalogue of the CHAM’s library, the E-Cyclopaedia of Portuguese Expansion (EVE), miscellaneous documentation and other work instruments. The contents of these last two are mainly the result of concluded research projects, carried out by the Centre or in collaboration, but also include contents produced outside CHAM, which were kindly provided by the responsible institutions.
Through the CHAM page in the NOVA Research Portal, the public portal that makes available the results of the scientific research carried out by the research units belonging to NOVA University of Lisbon, it is possible to consult the scientific productivity of CHAM and to access the profiles of the Centre's researchers.
HPIP _ Heritage of Portuguese Influence is an online site providing written and visual resources on urban and built heritage in Africa, South America and Asia. This resource has the scientific seal of approval of a consortium of four Portuguese universities - Coimbra, Évora, Lisboa and Nova de Lisboa - and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG). HPIP is defined and operates as a public interactive portal of the georeferenced database hosting information from the publication Património de Origem Portuguesa no Mundo: arquitectura e urbanismo (4 vols., under the direction of José Mattoso, FCG 2010-2011) and the contributions subsequently added by different academic projects, compiled into a dictionary with a geographical matrix. The HPIP project is constantly being updated and made with the communities and in defence of their interests in the integrated safeguarding, enhancement, use and development of these heritage assets that are part of humanity's common heritage.
This new platform combines common names, species, related information, relevant studies, and historical representations of marine mammals in 14 different languages. Besides the written and graphic components, the platform also has a sound component, featuring the pronunciation of the names in different languages. These animals are also associated with human activities, mythical creatures, toponymy and zooarchaeology. Users can search each category, and the platform's interface is available in Portuguese, English and Norwegian. This platform is a living organism, which can be fed regularly and to which we can all contribute, helping to keep it growing. We hope the Marine Lexicon platform will become a working tool for all those interested in the sea, its creatures, their contact and relations with humans, and the interactions that have influenced names, designations, places, and legends.
Revistas de Ideias e Cultura (Magazines of Ideas and Culture) is a project dedicated to the study and reproduction of 20th century Portuguese magazines, providing access to complete collections, indices, and ancillary documents for these primordial sources of cultural and political history (ric.slhi.pt). Since the turn of the century, it has been developed by the Seminário Livre de História das Ideias (www.slhi.pt), together with the Fundação Mário Soares and the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.
CHAM’s library gathers over 14.000 volumes on subjects of Global History, particularly on the Discoveries and the Portuguese Expansion. In addition to specific studies on these issues and academic journals, from Portugal and abroad, the library features classics of the ships and voyages as well as sources on history of portuguese expansion, cultural history of India and religious history of the East. Other significant subjects are philosophy, law and politics, culture and literature, as well as a set of volumes dealing with history of the book, reading, writing and publishing. It also has an important documental collection about the history of the European context of the 16th century, Brazilian history and slavery.