RIC - Magazines of Ideas and Culture



Start: 2006
Principal Investigator: Luís Andrade (CHAM)

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- Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
- Centro Nacional de Cultura
- CHAM — Centro de Humanidades / Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Universidade dos Açores
- Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
- Fundação Mário Soares
- Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
- Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro


- Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
- Seminário Livre de História das Ideias / Centro de História d'Aquém e d'Além-Mar
- Fundação Mário Soares


- Biblioteca do Instituto Superior Técnico
- Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra
- Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto
- Laboratório Redes de Poder e Relações Culturais
- Seara Nova



Magazines of Ideas and Culture (RIC – Revistas de Ideias e Cultura, is a programme dedicated to the study and reproduction of 20th century Portuguese magazines. It has been in effect since the early 2000s, and is developed by the Seminário Livre de História das Ideias ( in partnership with the Fundação Mário Soares and the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.

RIC is not a project in the commonplace academic institutional sense, but rather a general and open scientific work plan, with well-defined tasks and results.


At the base of the research programme we find:


We rely on the specific combination of three fields of knowledge for responding to these challenges:


We believe that the websites published so far attest to the possibilities created by this disciplinary confluence, besides representing research and edition examples that conform to the historiographic standards of the Digital Humanities era.

Ref.ª.: UID/HIS/04666/2019 e UIDB/04666/2020



The general objective is to publish a constellation of online websites that allow mapping the 20th century history of ideas and culture through the study and analysis of the magazines which supported them.

There are three aspects to achieving this goal:

Since the doctrinarian conceptions of the 1900s were shown to be very attractive for thinkers, writers, and artists, the identification of the periodicals that served as their means of expression allows the segmentation of titles according to clear affinities, thus enabling a segmented approach to a public space that tended to be very diverse and complex.






Luís Andrade     .    Coordenator