Ruínas de Milreu, Faro

Algarve History Course

Open Courses
Evening Classes
Language of Teaching
Faculty / School
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Area of Studies
Arts, Communication and Heritage
The History of the Algarve course had its first edition in 2004.


Promote interest in the region's history and heritage, contributing to the dissemination of its various fields (archeology, art history, cultural history, oral history, intangible heritage, urbanism, etc.).

Given the general interest of the subjects covered in the course, this is not aimed exclusively at the academic environment, but at a wider audience, interested in enriching knowledge about the history and heritage of the Algarve.


The 18th edition of the Course will be dedicated to the theme "Uses and Memories of Water". The presence or absence of water is a historically determining factor in the definition of communities, namely in the way they establish themselves in the territories, occupy and exploit them. Water and the relationship established with this resource are key factors in the organization of societies, the culture of peoples, and the fundamental aspects of their habits and worldview.

Thus, throughout the nine sessions that make up the course we will seek to explore the historical use of this resource and the tangible and intangible heritage that results from its exploitation and application in the Algarve region. Each of the sessions of the course will be led by various specialists in these areas, and this edition also provides for one study visit.

This is a theme of widespread interest to the community, also taking the opportunity to mark the 20th anniversary of the decision of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to recognize water as a universal human right, not subject to any economic constraints.

Operating Mode

The course will take place during the month of July 2022, in a face-to-face format.

Date: Sessions on July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The session on Saturday 9 July will take the form of a guided tour, starting at 10.30am.

Schedule: From 6 pm to 8 pm

Venue: Gambelas Campus

Tuition and Fees 2021/2022

Students and Staff of UAlg: Registration Fee (10 euros) | Tuition (5 euros)

Former Students of UAlg: School Insurance and Registration Fee ( 15 euros) | Tuition (5 euros)

General Public: Application Fee ( 7.50 euros) | School Insurance and Registration Fee (17.50 euros) | Tuition (15 euros)

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The admission for the open course is done through online form