Studies on the Mediterranean have sparked many formations in reference to academic institutions
worldwide. The importance of this area marks the emergence of modernity and the configuration of the
political balances worldwide. We seek here to understand how very different societies may know and live
with others. The proposed training model refers to an analysis centered on al-Andalus, and appeals to
cultural constructions, social, political, economic and even spacecraft, which are configured with North
Africa. This proposal aims to incorporate the University of Algarve in a master already accredited by A3ES
and in its 2nd year of operation (which in turn resulted from the merging of two others, one in UL and EU
and another by UAlg and the UC). Also part of the partnership is the CAM (Mértola Archaeological Site) and
GESOS (Study Group on the Order of Santiago) of the C. M. Palmela. The Master awaits future integration
of U. Coimbra.
It is intended to develop both basic skills and a theoretical capacity to discuss the presented contents. The
desired centering on the methodology and historiographical debates is expected to contribute to this
ability to stimulate critical appraisal. This seems particularly crucial in view of the broad chronological
spectrum covered, as well as the transversal proposition for the analysis of Christian and Islamic worlds,
which stands out as an originality of this course.
The aim is that the student acquires skills and competences to develop innovative work and independent
research, using the methodologies and models of interdisciplinary approach.