History and Teaching of Geography and Cartography (HEGEC)
Herculano Alberto Pinto Cachinho
The Research Group on the History and Teaching of Geography and Cartography (HEGEC) conducts its research according to three main lines of investigation: the History of the Geographical Thought in Portugal, History of Cartography and Geographical Education. Effective partnerships were established with several institutions such as the Portuguese National Library, the National Geographical Institute and the Army Geographical Institute (Portugal). Relevant participation in international networks is exemplified by the activity produced under the scope of Herodot – Network for Geography in Higher Education (Liverpool Hope University) and Teachers Induction: Supporting the Supporters of Novice Teachers in Europe (TISSNTE, European Commission). Among the projects undertaken by the researchers attached to the HEGEC we can name: Cartography of Brazil in the 18th century in the Portuguese National Library’ Collections (1997-2000), Portuguese Cartographical sources of 19th and 20th centuries: institutions and maps (1997-2001), Information Systems for Cartography: the Portuguese Military Engineer Heritage (2002-2006), and the collaboration in the books História da Expansão Portuguesa and The History of Cartography (The University of Chicago Press).
The HEGECs researchers are regularly involved in scientific meetings, in the evaluation and supervision of academic projects and in the organization of cartographic exhibitions. Most of them are affiliated with the Faculty of Arts of the Lisbon University. Other institutional links involve a shared membership with institutions such as the Oporto University, the New University of Lisbon, the Lisbon School of Education, the Portuguese National Library and the European University Institute (Florence).
ALEGRIA, Maria Fernanda
ALMEIDA, André Ferrand de
BARATA SALGUEIRO, Teresa
DIAS, Maria Helena
DIAS, Alfredo Gomes
ESTEVES, Maria Helena Fildalgo
GARCIA, João Carlos
HORTAS, Maria João
MENDES, Luis Filipe
MOREIRA, Luis Miguel
NUNES, Sérgio Claudino
OLIVEIRA, Francisco Roque de
REIS, João Faustino
- To study the history of Geography in Portugal
- To divulge the scientific work of the Lisbon School of Geography
- To investigate the history of Cartography and Portuguese cartographers in different regions of the world
- To establish the main stages on the evolution of the Geographical Education in Portugal
- To promote curricula studies about the role played by Geography in the european and latino-amaerican education systems
- To establish a training e-workshop focused on the conception and the development of learning and teaching experiences.
Last update on 02-03-2011