Accepted paper:

The old city of Goa at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century

Author:

Alice Santiago Faria (CHAM-NOVA FCSH-UAc)

Paper short abstract:

This presentation will look into the history and heritage of the old city of Goa between 1843 and the early 20th century, a period marked by a systematic dismantling of the city but also by attempts to preserve Old Goa monuments.

Paper long abstract:

In 1843 Nova Goa was created and became the capital of the Portuguese Estado da India. It was the end of a long history of hesitations concerning the change of the capital that had started in early 17th century. Yet, this wasn't the end of the history of abandonment and ruin for the old capital of Portuguese India. This presentation will look into the history and heritage of the old city of Goa between 1843 and the early 20th century, a period marked by a systematic dismantling of the city but also by attempts to preserve Old Goa monuments.

panel P26
Old Goa: the city/port as a place of encounter and cross-cultural exchanges, shaping identities, urban spaces and built-up heritage