Cup with applied cabuchons, Tavira
Cup with applied cabuchons, Tavira

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED – AAA talk: the work of Estácio da Veiga

The Algarve Archaeological Association has announced that this lecture has been cancelled due to the latest government measures imposing that “for cultural events, vaccinated attendees also need to have had their booster vaccination at least two weeks before the event or a verified negative test result. The lecture will be rescheduled at a later date.”

Estácio da Veiga (1828-1891) and the archaeological heritage of the Algarve, social and scientific networks.

On Tuesday, January 11, the Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) will be presenting two lectures, in English, by Dr Elisabete Pereira. The first lecture will be at 2.30pm at the Museu do Traje in São Brás, while the second lecture will be at 6pm at the Convento de São José in Lagoa.

Dr Elisabete Pereira will be talking about the work of Estácio da Veiga, an important figure in the history of archaeology in Portugal and the Algarve in particular. As a result of his survey work in the 19th century, he identified some of the most important archaeological sites in the region and formed a remarkable collection of objects from various locations in the Algarve. This collection gave rise to the Archaeological Museum of the Algarve, curiously opened in Lisbon in 1880.

Elisabete will be talking about the history of the archaeological investigations of Estácio da Veiga, the history of the objects that were collected and some of the personalities that he collaborated with, including priests, landowners, industrialists and collectors. Their work played a decisive role in the preservation of the archaeological heritage of the Algarve region.

Dr Elisabete Pereira is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History in Évora (University Nova de Lisboa-University of Évora) and holds a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science with a specialisation in Museology (2017).

She is the co-coordinator of the dictionary Quem é Quem na Museologia Portuguesa (Who’s Who in Portuguese Museology) and Principal researcher of the project “TRANSMAT – Transnational materialities (1850-1930): reconstituting collections and connecting histories”.

Her research focuses on the history of collections and her PhD thesis was awarded funding by the Direção-Geral do Património Cultural of Portugal for its publication in 2018 (Archaeological Collections and Knowledge Networks: Actors, Collections and Objects 1850-1930).

Non-members are welcome to attend AAA lectures for a €5 admission fee, with all money raised by the AAA being used for archaeological grants and speakers.

For more information, contact algarvearchass@gmail.com, visit arquealgarve.weebly.com or Facebook ‘Algarve Archaeological Association’. Please note that Covid-19 regulations apply. Please check the website or Facebook page for any last-minute changes.

By JANE ROBERTSON

Plan and section of monument at Alcalar, 1880, by Padre Nunes da Glória
Plan and section of monument at Alcalar, 1880, by Padre Nunes da Glória

CA-Estacio-1883

Cup with applied cabuchons, Tavira
Cup with applied cabuchons, Tavira
Bust of Dionysus, Milreu Estoi, 2nd century AD
Bust of Dionysus, Milreu Estoi, 2nd century AD
Ara de Tatianós, Santa Luzia, Tavira, 2nd century AD
Ara de Tatianós, Santa Luzia, Tavira, 2nd century AD