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 "Region on the move: migrations and mobility". Due to its geographical position, the Algarve region has always benefited historically the maritime routes and contacts between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, despite the fact that for centuries it was a somewhat peripheral region, and even marginalised centuries it has been a somewhat peripheral region and even marginalised by the rest of Portugal.

The evolution of communication routes transports and, more recently, the tourist boom, have turned the Algarve into a region of permanent movement (of people, goods, of ideas...), of great openness to the world and intercultural contact.

Thus, the 19th edition of the CLHA will address, through several sessions led by various specialists, topics such as migration the development of communication routes and transport, the relevance of Faro International Airport, the development and impact of tourism, among others. It is also proposed, if there are resources to do so, the realization of a study visit to Sagres, a place that the Algarve and Portugal to the existence of unknown worlds, at the time of the maritime expansionist enterprise. maritime expansion.

Operating Mode

The course will take place during the month of June 2023, in a face-to-face format.

Date: Sessions on June 1, 6, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Schedule: From 6 pm to 8 pm

Venue: Gambelas Campus - Amphitheatre D of the Pedagogical Complex

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