CHAM Azores is a research and development unit of the University of the Azores and is the nucleus of the inter-university research center CHAM – Humanities Center, the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and the University of the Azores.
The CHAM Azores is funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) and by DRCT (Direção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia of Azores Government). It is mission is to promote high-level scientific research, the production and dissemination of knowledge in the field of History, Heritage, Literature and the History of Ideas, as well as the forms of thought and cultures, on a scale global, seeking to encourage reflections and new contributions to the History of the Azores, in particular and, in general, to comparative History.
Our goals are:
a) The development, promotion and deepening of studies of the History and Culture of Portugal and the Azores, as well as the presence of the Portuguese in the world;
b) The study of the European correlation and the influence of the Atlantic on the History and Culture of Portugal and the Azores, through the treatment of very different chronologies;
c) Research on the historical construction of concepts, ways of thinking and cultures, on a global scale;
d) Research on global history from a multidisciplinary perspective, from antiquity to the present.