Project facts

Duration: 2015-06-01 - 2018-05-31
Project coordinator: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Project consortium: Universidad de Sevilla (Spain); Centre National de recherche scientifique/centre de recherche en ethnomusicologie (France)
Funding bodies: JPI CH
Subject areas: History, Tangible Heritage, Intangible Heritage, Digital Heritage, Objects, Conservation, Technologies/ scientific processes, Methods/procedures, Mediation / Education, Sustainability, Heritage Management
Budget: 243.079.00€


With the current proposal, by focusing specifically on the relationship between heritage practices, historical sound documents and current uses and re-uses of community’s history, we aim at developing an innovative approach through a cooperative research programme with the stakeholders of Fado in Portugal and Flamenco in Spain.

Design and implementation of a multi-purpose tool for integrated management of heritage and ethnographic data, for the use of practitioners and researchers and for the dissemination of knowledge among the general public.

Field research with the different communities of practitioners to collect new ethnographic data to understand the impact of historical recordings on present practices and the use of historical artefacts in current musical practices.

Critical research on recorded musical sound.

Impacts & Results

  • Developing a reflective society involving at the same level academic work and community practitioners, connect people with heritage, promoting the access to tangible heritage not accessible before, creating knowledge on an innovative research topic and safeguarding cultural heritage creating new tools for participatory informed heritage management.
  • Impact not only among the academic circles but especially among the stakeholders' community through collaborative production of tools and field-research, and the general public through specific mass media deliveries like commercial CD and documentary.
  • To implement a sustainable strategy for protecting and managing cultural heritage through the innovative digital tool to input, retrieve, work-on, manage and distribute tangible heritage in articulation with intangible heritage, recording the significance of those artefacts hold for communities and their influence on the practices.
  • To promote sustainable use and user-friendly management of cultural heritage, empowering communities and monitoring the impact of new international programs such as UNESCO’s ICH and the societal challenges involved.
  • Research on the uses and re-uses of different kinds of cultural heritage to implement a cooperative structure, involving stakeholders and the community of practitioners directly on the research process.
  • Safeguarding tangible cultural heritage (historical recordings) as fundamental documents of musical practices highlighting the intricate relationship between the two.
  • To generate new and innovative research on the relationship between the phonographic industry and intangible cultural heritage in Portuguese Fado and Spanish Flamenco.
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