(CFP) One hundred years of the Portuguese Communist Party

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, European History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, Social History / Studies
One hundred years of the Portuguese Communist Party
Lisbon, 5 and 6 November 2021


To mark the 100-year anniversary of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) the Institute of Contemporary at NOVA FCSH, will hold an International Colloquium, which aims to bring together a diverse set of views from researchers, regarding the oldest functioning party in the country.

PCP’s history spans several distinct historic periods, being irrevocably connected to Portugal’s history in the last one hundred years. Throughout the decades, it witnessed a military dictatorship, Estado Novo (a fascist regime), the 25th of April revolution and the revolutionary period that ensued, the genesis of the 1976 constitution and its disputed revisions, and finally the period between Portugal’s integration in the European Union and the present day. Through all of this, the party had ups and downs. Its evolution echoes a vast portion of the twentieth century as well as the complexities and challenges of our time.

Having been pivotal in the resistance to a dictatorship and in the establishment of a democracy, the party is controversial as a “living being” but of vast importance to History and interest to Human and Social Sciences in general. This is our viewpoint on this matter.

The fields of History and Political Science have been the main sources of studies on communism in Portugal, though other approaches have been rehearsed in larger or smaller scales. All standpoints on the subject have its merits and interest, from Sociology to Psychology, from Anthropology to Linguistics. In that sense, we call for all scientific contributions aiming at a plural and multidisciplinary dialog.


Proposals should be sent to the following address: coloquio.100anospcp@gmail.com and must be submitted until the 15th of July 2021 with the following elements:

– Title
– Abstract up to 3000 characters (including spaces)
– Brief biographical note of the author up to 1500 characters (including spaces)

The results will be communicated until the 31st of July 2021.


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Scientific Committee

Fernando Rosas (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
João Arsénio Nunes, (CEI-IUL)
João Madeira (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro (ICS-UM)
José Neves (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
Manuel Loff (IHC — NOVA FCSH; FLUP)
Paula Godinho (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
Silvestre Lacerda (ANTT-DGLAB)


Organising Committee

Adelino Cunha (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
Ana Sofia Ferreira (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
André Pina (ISUP — FLUP)
Carlos Beirão de Oliveira (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
Cristina Nogueira (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
João Madeira (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
Vanessa de Almeida (IHC — NOVA FCSH)