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22-02-2018

Call for papers — 15 de Abril

A seminar and an issue of the journal Práticas da História: Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past dedicated to the History of the Commemoration of the “Portuguese Discoveries”.

Twenty years after Expo’98, Práticas da História: Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past calls for contributions for an analysis and critical reflection on this commemorative cycle. A seminar will be held in Lisbon, on 18-19 June 2018, with an opening lecture by the historian António Hespanha. The seminar will focus not only on the Portuguese context, but also on the ways in which these commemorations were interpreted in other national contexts, especially Brazil, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Goa, Macau, and East Timor. Suggested topics include:

  • Institutional public or privately-organized commemorative programs;
  • Political and activist discourses;
  • Journalistic discourses and media representations;
  • Editorial initiatives in or outside academia;
  • Cultural and artistic productions (including cinema, music, plastic and performative arts);
  • Historiography about the Portuguese expansion overseas and works from other social sciences and humanities;
  • Historiographical and memorialist debates;
  • Architectural and urbanistic interventions and heritagization of spaces;
  • Teaching and children’s and young adult literature.

Proposals should be sent to praticasdahistoria@gmail.com until 15 April 2018, in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English, French or Spanish. Abstracts should contain approximately 500 words and include a brief biographical note (40 to 60 words). By 24 April, authors will be informed if their proposal was accepted. If the decision is positive, authors will be invited to send a written version of the paper until 1 June 2018, containing 6,000 to 10,000 words and following the journal’s submission guidelines

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