CHAM recognises the importance of teaching as a research outcome and a means of knowledge dissemination. Therefore, the Centre organises and supports different teaching opportunities, partnering with NOVA University Lisbon, the University of the Azores, as well as with other national and foreign institutions.

CHAM offers training and support to those teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as specialised training on how to lead graduate seminars. The Centre also fosters the training and inclusion of undergraduate students in scientific research projects.

The distance-learning MA programme in the History of the Portuguese Empire, first launched in 2013, is a highly successful example of the type of teaching opportunities available to our researchers. This programme was developed by CHAM, in close association with the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA FCSH), based on research conducted by CHAM members at the time.



The Master's degree in History of the Portuguese Empire provides advanced training on Portuguese expansion and its impact on the Asian, African and American societies with which the Portuguese interacted between the 15th and 19th centuries. Designed for distance learning, through e-learning, this study programme is intended for students and professionals from different scientific areas, but also for all those interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge of the Portuguese colonial world in the modern and contemporary eras.


This Master's course fosters in-depth training on the major subject areas of heritage specialisation, as well as the development of cross-cutting methodologies suited for reflection and research in the fields of cultural programming and programme sustainability. The course is meant to provide the skills required to deal with a wide range of situations arising from heritage work, including some areas that are barely addressed in the context of higher education in Portugal, such as the discussion of identity constructions and public policies. This will provide qualification and training in work processes and the opportunity to access different employment markets, in central, regional and local public administration, research centres, companies, cooperatives, associations or foundations. The course involves theoretical and practical training closely linked to the NOVA FCSH research centres, particularly CHAM - Centre for the Humanities, through the 'Heritage and current challenges' line of research. Moreover, it will provide access to a network of protocols with state institutions, autonomous regions, local authorities, companies, archives and libraries, museums and sites, ensuring close links between the university, researchers and professionals.


CHAM is associated with Master's and PhD courses from NOVA FCSH and UAc.

This section provides access to different resources for research subjects related to CHAM: the catalogue of the Centre's library, the Virtual Encyclopaedia of Portuguese Expansion (EVE), a variety of documents and other working materials. The contents of the latter two fields are mostly the result of completed research projects, led by the Centre or in partnership, but also include material not authored by CHAM, which was kindly provided by the institutions concerned.