Maria Helena Costa Carvalho Sousa, Full Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences
Heads of cultural units
António Ferreira da Silva e Sousa, Head of the Cultural Unit, Braga District ArchiveMaria João Gonçalves Nunes Amante Matos Trigo, Head of the Cultural Unit Braga Public LibraryMiguel Jorge Miranda Bandeira Duarte, Head of the Cultural Unit Nogueira da Silva MuseumLuís Fernando Oliveira Fontes, Head of the Cultural Unit the Archaeology UnitJosé Viriato Eiras Capela, Head of the Cultural Unit the Monção House-MuseumJosé Sousa Teixeira, Head of the Cultural Unit Lusíadas Studies CentreLuís Alfredo Martins Amaral, Head of the House of Knowledge Cultural Unit
Chairpersons of the organic units or their representatives
(to be designated shortly)
Student, appointed by the Rector, after consultation with the Student Association
Up to ten individuals with significant presence in the cultural area, nominated by the Rector after hearing the opinion of the standing committee of the cultural council
1986 - 2007
Prof. Lúcio Craveiro da Silva
He was the 1st Chairperson of the Cultural Council, appointed to chair the Council when it was set up on a trial basis in 1986. He was chairperson until August 2007, the date of his death.
Prof. José Viriato Eiras Capela
In October 2007 he was appointed to chair the Cultural Council, leaving office in October 2009.
2009 - 2014
Prof.ª Ana Gabriela Vilela Pereira Macedo
In December 2009 she was appointed to chair the Cultural Council and left office in January 2014.
2014 - 2019
Prof.ª Maria Eduarda Bicudo Azeredo Keating
She was invested into the post on 17 January 2014 and left office in 2019.
Prof.ª Maria Helena Costa Carvalho Sousa
Current Chairperson of the Cultural Council. She was invested into the post on 10 October 2019.