Maria Helena A. G. Marques

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Associated researchers
Institutional subunit: ISCTE-IUL
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Thematic line:
Research interests: Agrobiodiversity | Agricultural diversification | Cultural diversity | Agricultural plant heritage
Research contexts: Portugal
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Biographical note

Maria Helena Marques has a PhD in Anthropology with the thesis “In order not to lose the ‘inço’. Practices, discourses and conflicts around the sementes guard” (ISCTE-IUL, 2014) which was the basis for the book “Save the Seeds: Preserving Agricultural Biodiversity and Cultural Plurality”, published in 2017 by Deriva/Le Monde Diplomatique – Portuguese Edition. She has a master’s degree in Anthropology, with the thesis “The Miranda Donkey: the definition of a heritage. Case study in a village of the Terra de Miranda” (ISCTE, 2007). Between 2007 and 2008, after an invitation from APPACDM of Castelo Branco and in partnership with the National Museum of Ethnology, she did a study with the aim to create a silk museum which resulted in the work “The Sericulture in Portugal: contributions to the history of silk production in Beira Interior” (not published).

Maria Helena A. G. Marquespub119*2017BookMARQUES, Maria Helena, 2017, Guardar as Sementes: Preservar a Biodiversidade Agrícola e a Pluralidade Cultural, Lisboa, Deriva e Outro Modo, Le Monde diplomatique - Edição Portuguesa, 347 pp., ISBN:

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