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The project


SIN_PAR: Innovation System for the Heritage of Rural Andalusia is a research project of the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage (Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage of the Andalusian Regional Government) funded under the Andalusian Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (PAIDI), in the 2020 call. Its implementation is also funded by the SIT_PAR project: Innovation System for the Heritage of Rural Andalusia, in the 2020 call for projects of collaborative interest in the field of Innovation Ecosystems of the International Centres of Excellence (CEIS), within the International Centre of Excellence in Heritage. Both are co-financed with European ERDF funds in the Operational Programme 2014-2020.

Project objectives

The project proposes research for innovation strategies in the intervention, management and communication of the existing scattered heritage in rural areas of Andalusia through the incorporation of new technologies and territorial cooperation networks. These areas, threatened by depopulation and with a high vulnerability due to their physical isolation, nevertheless hold a valuable cultural legacy, as well as numerous heritage assets of a very diverse nature. For this reason, the aim is to promote local development in rural Andalusia based on its endogenous heritage resources. Through the application of innovative strategies, the expected results will facilitate a transition towards sustainable and intelligent development in Andalusian rural areas that have traditionally suffered from desertification and abandonment. At the same time, it will strengthen the local population's knowledge of their own historical legacy and identity through the use of digital humanities. 

Work plan

Line of action 1: Heritage and sustainable tourism in rural areas.

1.1 Official framework, sectoral planning study and existing legislation.

1.2 International network of cultural heritage initiatives in rural areas.

1.3 Construction of a state of the art of initiatives based on cultural heritage in rural areas of Andalusia.

Milestone 1: Report on sustainable cultural heritage in rural Andalusia.


Line of Action 2: Mapping of dispersed heritage in remote rural areas of Andalusia.

2.1 Identification of rural nuclei as local case studies. 

2.2 Inventory of the heritage resources of the rural areas of study.

2.3 Study of accessibility and dissemination of heritage resources. 

Milestone 2: Map of cultural heritage resources and infrastructures in the rural areas selected as case studies.


Line of action 3: Connected sustainable heritage.

3.1 Digital platform of initiatives for the dispersed heritage of Andalusia.

3.2 Multimedia register of rural heritage. 

3.3 Open interactive map of rural heritage.

Milestone 3: Interactive web map of sustainable rural heritage.


Line of action 4: New strategies for the activation of vulnerable areas based on the digitisation of cultural heritage.

4.1 Workshops on innovation and sustainable tourism for dispersed heritage. 

4.2 Criteria for the use, management and intervention in the heritage of rural Andalusia.

4.3 Creation of an application for mobile devices.

Milestone 4: Application for mobile devices based on Augmented Reality.


Line of action 5: Dissemination and academic impact of research.

5.1 Scientific publications.

5.2 Participation in scientific events.

5.3 Organisation of a closing scientific event. 

Milestone 5: Final Symposium-Workshop.


Line of action 6: Dissemination and transfer to the society.

6.1 Website. 

6.2 Digital social networks and dissemination channels.

6.3 Local events for the dissemination of actions.


Line of action 7: Project management.

7.1 Fulfilment of objectives and tasks. 

7.2 Coordination of the team and integration of the actions.

7.3 Documentary and economic management


Research team:

Blanca Del Espino Hidalgo (Principal Investigator), Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

María Teresa Pérez Cano, Universidad de Sevilla

Lourdes Royo Naranjo, Universidad de Sevilla

José Manuel Aladro Prieto, Universidad de Sevilla

Mercedes Ponce Ortiz de Insagurbe, Universidad de Sevilla

Rafael Merinero Rodríguez, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Marta García de Casasola Gómez, Universidad de Sevilla

Isabel Santana Falcón, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

José Luis Gómez Villa, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

Daniel Navas Carrillo, Universidad de Sevilla


Collaboration team:

Damián Macías Rodríguez, Universidad de Sevilla

Beatriz Castellano Bravo, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

Aniceto Delgado Méndez, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

Yolanda González-Campos Baeza, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

Francisco José García Fernández, Universidad de Sevilla

Vidal Gómez Martínez, Università Sapienza Roma - US - CEAACP (CAM)

Marta Marçal Correia Santos Gonçalves, Universidade do Algarve

Susana Gómez Martínez, Universidade de Évora - CEAACP (CAM)

Miguel Reimão Lopes Da Costa, Universidade do Algarve - CEAACP (CAM)

Mónica Jimena Ramé, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Paola Pellegrini, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Réka Horezcki, Institute of Regional Studies CERS

Jirí Janaç, Charles University in Prague

Jan Krajíček, Charles University in Prague

Consuelo Isabel Astrella, AIPAI - French Rails & Histoire

Virginia Rodríguez Díaz, Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

Ana Costa Rosado, CEAACP (Campo Arqueológico de Mértola)

Juan Andrés Rodríguez Lora, Universidad de Sevilla

Francisco Javier Ostos Prieto, Universidad de Sevilla

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