HPIP | Heritage of Portuguese Influence

HPIP | Heritage of Portuguese Influence


The digital platform Heritage of Portuguese Influence  (HPIP) is the natural evolution of the project Portuguese Heritage around the World: architecture and urbanism  directed by José Mattoso and undertaken by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2007 to 2012. Its aim was to publish in three volumes, plus another with indices, a compilation of information on the subject in the form of a geographically arranged dictionary.

It is a natural evolution because the printed work has a physical expression and price only readily available to the general public in libraries, but also, given the subject matter and its geographical scope, because it implies a need for continual updating.

An online website is the ideal means for achieving those goals, one presented and functioning as an interactive public portal for the geo-referenced database that concentrates and administers all the information collected. A compilation with all these characteristics will also certainly be significant for the scientific community, not only by making data available but also due to the cross-referenced and integral way it is provided by means of the geographic-based information system (GIS), easy access, continual updating and the inclusion of new material. 

CIDEHUS Researchers:  Filipe Themudo Barata (Executive Council) and Mafalda Soares da Cunha ( Editorial Council)

Partners: University of Évora, University of Coimbra, University of Lisbon and Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Funding source:  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Universities