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CECH - Centre of Classical and Humanistic Studies

Research Areas



Given the intense cross-fertilization of knowledge fostered by these areas of expertise, which are deeply marked by collaborative research and their resulting critical evaluation, CECH does not have formally autonomous research groups, although in operational terms investigators are organized around five preferential areas of specialization: Greek Studies, Latin Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Semantics and Pragmatics of Art, Hermeneutical Rationality.



Research Areas Presentation



GREEK STUDIES

Maria do Céu Grácio Zambujo Fialho

Cover a field that includes Greek philosophy, history and culture in broad sense (comprising language and literature), in a period of time that goes from the beginning of the Homeric Poems to the Byzantine Culture.

LATIN STUDIES

José Luís Lopes Brandão

Cover a field that includes Latin history and culture in broad sense (comprising language and literature), in a period of time that goes from the beginning of the Republic to the period of the Empire.

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES

Sebastião Tavares de Pinho

Cover Medieval Neo-Latin studies and Humanism and Renaissance studies (language, literature and culture), and the way classical Greek and Roman legacies were reshaped within the thought and culture of the Western world.

SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF THE ART

Paulo Estudante

Comprise two types of knowledge: philological research and theatrical and musical performances. The first is linked with the translation and study of Greek and Roman drama, and with the study of ancient musical archives; the latter rests on the activity deriving from putting ancient drama into stage and making musical life concerts.

HERMENEUTIC RATIONALITY

Maria Luísa Portocarrero Ferreira Silva

The main objective of this research area is to analyze the fruitfulness of hermeneutic rationality to the horizon of contemporary Europe, marked by the issue of crisis and urgency of ethics.