Maria Leonor Botelho. PhD in History of Art. Is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (Department of Heritage Studies), where she is the Presidente of the Scientific Commission of the Master in History of Art, Heritage and Visual Culture.
She integrates the scientific comittee of the Digital Museum of University of Porto as the heritage management expertise. She is a member of the European Association for Urban History (EAUH).
She is the author of many works, including the paper “Oporto’s Historic Centre (WH) – from historical research to (real) Virtual Heritage Visualization” (book proposal submitted to Oxford University Press – approved) and collaborated in the scientific production of A Tourist’s Guide to World Heritage Sites in the North of Portugal. Porto. Guimarães. Douro Vinhateiro e Vale do Côa. (Turismo de Portugal and INCM, 2013 [3 volumes]).
Maria Leonor Botelho has been an executive member of the organizing committees of severeal scientific conferences related to the urban heritage: 1st International Conference "Porto as a Tourism Destination. City Tourism” (2013), International Conference “Lost and Transformed Cities: a digital perspective” (Lisboa, 2016) and V Criative Cities International Conference (Porto, 2017). She is one of the chairs of the Special Track “Digital Heritage and the Immersive City” approved to the 3rd Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (iLRN 2017) (June 26th - 29, 2017, Coimbra, Portugal). Together with Ricardo Dias, Maria Leonor Botelho has translated into Portuguese the London Charter for the computer-based visualization of cultural heritage.
She has been one of the coordinators, curators and producers of the virtual exhibitions “Porto World Heritage” (2015) and “Sabrosa: Heritage and landscape” (2016), both published at Google Arts and Culture platform.
Together with Lúcia Maria Cardoso Rosas, Maria Leonor Botelho was awarded among the 10 projects in the 2017 “Pedagogical Innovation Projects” award held by the University of Oporto with «Porto de Virtudes'» project.
Her work focuses on heritage management, digital heritage, urban history and romanesque historiography.
Áreas de Interesse
- Humanidades > História > História da arte