The development of this directory of resources is an ongoing project. All the H-Portugal community is invited to submit proposals to extend the scope of this resource. Likewise, if any of the links fail to work, please let the H-Portugal editors know. Proposals or any other issues should be sent to editorial-Portugal@mail.h-net.msu.edu
The Library | Archive of the National Theatre D. Maria II provides the digitalization of part of its most precious document collections, such as posters, stage photos, leaflets or music scores
The Art Library is particularly focused on visual arts, architecture, and design. Its collections feature a wide range of materials relevant for research in the fields of artistic production and the history of art, at the national and international level.
Collection of Portuguese legal texts from the 19th century to the mid-20th century.
The Camões Digital Library aims to be a repository of Portuguese culture, providing complete works available for free reading.
The Luso-Brazilian Digital Library is a website that gathers information from the digital collections of the National Libraries of Portugal and Brazil. It collects more than 60.000 titles, which corresponds to about 13 million images of bibliographic materials that are in the public domain.
The Digital Nacional Library of Portugal provides online and free of charge about 25.000 documents, namely books, periodicals, iconographical and cartographical materials, and music.
This website provides historical documentation from Portuguese Language countries.
Museums and Cultural Foundations
The website of the House of Bragança Foundation provides information concerning the collections of the Ducal Palace Library, as well as other data concerning the monuments and sites managed by the foundation.
This website is the result of a research project that studied the Room of Battles of the Fronteira Palace. It provides information and documents concerning the Portuguese Restoration War.
This project is focused on the analyses of the panel "Great Overview of Lisbon" preserved at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum), which portrays the city before the Great Earthquake of 1755.
Comprising over 40,000 items, the MNAA collection has the largest number of works classified by the State as “national treasures.” In its various sections, it also has a number of major works of art in the context of the world artistic heritage.
The ACTD is a digital platform for the sharing and disseminating of t"tropical knowledge." Its collection comprises information and materials from a wide range of areas - Biology, History, Photography, Archeology, Anthropology, Oral Memory, among others. In the ACDT, it is also possible to consult the indexes of the Arquivo Histório Ultramarino collections.
The Portuguese web-archive (PWA) is the national web archive of Portugal. Its mission is to periodically archive contents of national interest available on the web, storing and preserving for future generations information of historical relevance. It is a service of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
The project to the inventory of the Ministry of the Overseas Territories archives aims to rescue the historical memory of the Portuguese presence in the Overseas by identifying and describing documents spread among several institutions.
The Portuguese Archives Website collects information from the repositories of the institutions that adhered to the Portuguese Archives Network.
The audiovisual archive of the RTP is a repository of the Portuguese collective memory from the beginning of the regular broadcasts of radio (1936) and television (1957) in Portugal to the current days.
The Directory of Digital Repositories is a digital infrastructure that aims to identify and build referential access to Portuguese digital repositories in the areas of Science and Culture.
Digital repository of the University of Coimbra.
Open access Portuguese scientific repositories
Digital repository of the University of Porto.
Digital repository of the University of Lisbon.
Digital repository of the University of Minho.
Digital repository of the University of Aveiro.
Digital repository of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
The Iberian Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in Iberian Studies (for Spain, Portugal, and Andorra).
FCSH +Lisboa is a project of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa that aims to connect the scientific production concerning Lisbon with the wider community.
Iberian Books is a research project based at the School of History, University College Dublin, whose objective is to produce a foundational listing of all books published in Spain, Portugal and the New World or printed elsewhere in Spanish or Portuguese during the Golden Age, 1472-1700, as well as to create a suite of digital search tools to permit its investigation.
This website provides a bibliographic database concerning the PALOP (Portuguese Language African Countries) and Goa.
This website provides wide-ranging information concerning the history of the University of Porto - schools, leading figures, prizes and a gallery of images
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Chronologies
The website Chronologies of Contemporary Portugal covers a chronological scope from the 1960s to the present days. It is organized by decades and subjects: Politics, Economy, Society, Culture, and International affairs.
Dictionary of Portuguese Historians: from the Academia Real das Ciências (1779) to the end of Estado Novo (1974)
The e-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing entries concerning travelers, works, typologies of writings and voyages, places, imagotypes, travel concepts, figures of speech, among others.
The e-Dictionary of Literary Terms collects a wide number of technical terms related to the theory of literature, literary criticism, academic texts, and specialized bibliography on literary and cultural studies.
The e-DTTIP is a historical dictionary on subjects related to property rights and land management in the territories of the Portuguese Empire between the 15th and the 20th centuries.
The Virtual Encyclopaedia of Portuguese Expansion is a project that provides multimedia contents of scientific, educational, and cultural nature on the history of the discoveries and the Portuguese expansion.
A digital encyclopedia of Teaching, Science and Culture in the History of the University of Lisbon.
The AHS aims to preserve historical sources for the study of working-class movements during the twentieth century. It also includes important sources for the study of anarchist, corporatist, feminist and student movements, as well as African nationalist and Portuguese revolutionary organisations (1974-1982).
This website contains sources concerning the Dutch-Portuguese slave trade.
The diamang digital provides documental, photographic and phonographic materials from the ex-Diamang - Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Angola Diamond Company) archived in the University of Coimbra.
A repository of resources and documents of interest to genealogical studies.
The genealogies of the Viceroys and Governors of the Portuguese State of India of the 16th century.
This index is a laborious work that provides interested people with some keys and preliminary references to go through the set of documents of the collection “Manuscritos do Brasil” (Manuscripts of Brasil).
The research, survey, and dissemination of historical documentation concerning the Portuguese in the Southern Morroco was the goal of this project, whose website provides a database of all consulted sources, an inventory of cartographical and iconographical materials, and the digitalization of the collection Les Sources Inédites de l’Histoire du Maroc.
This project is directed at disseminating the content of this collection deposited at Direcção Geral de Arquivos (Directorate-General of Archives), which holds great importance for the study of the Portuguese presence in the East in the 17th and 18th centuries. Summaries of documents referring to 53 codices of this archive have been summarised.
This platform comprises Portuguese parish records that are spread among several archives.
The information found in this database makes up the preliminary outcome of the research project FAMEP - Photography, Modern Architecture and the “School of Oporto”: interpretations around Teófilo Rego Archive. Through research of photographer’s Teófilo Rego (1914-1993) archival funds, FAMEP analyses the relationships established, in Oporto and northern Portugal, between photography and Modern architecture, in the period going from 1940 to 1970.
This website provides information and resources concerning historical and anthropological research related to colonial mimicry in the Portuguese empire.
The website of the project Knowledge and acknowledgment in territories under the Portuguese influence: registers, scientific expeditions, traditional knowledge and biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and Insulindia assorted information concerning the project, its scientific outputs, and bibliographic databases.
The Counting Colonial Populations’ project aims to quantify and analyze the living conditions of the various ethnic, religious, free, and non-free groups that existed in the Portuguese Empire. This project goes far beyond numbers and quantification. It aims to uncover new evidence for research, particularly in the area of social history, but also political and administrative history.
Ingenuity and Work - Engineering in Portugal in the 20th century is a project that maps conceptions, thought and achievements of the Portuguese Engineering during the 20th century.
This website offers updated information and resources for everyone interested in the history and anthropology of Timor Leste from the nineteenth century to the mid-1970s. It comprises a short biographical dictionary of Portuguese authors, online publications, a compilation of links, and news about associated events.
Website of the project "Lands over Seas". It provides information concerning the scientific meetings organized within the framework of this project and its outputs (publications and public presentations), as well as a range of digital resources, comprising bibliographic databases, repertoires, transcriptions and scanned images of primary sources.
A searchable prosopographical database with records on more than six thousand judges that served the Portuguese crown, both in mainland Portugal and in its Overseas, between the XVIIth and the early XIXth centuries. The databse is maintained by Nuno Camarinhas and was developed during his research . The user can search both judges and jurisdictions. The website, in Portuguese, also includes a blog where content on the subjects related to early modern magistracy and justice administration will be added with the course of time.
The website Nation between Empires aims to connect both phases of this movement, providing information and historical sources on the path of New Christian/Jewish families and individuals from their origins and life in Portugal until their settlement in England and British colonial territories. Through a prosopographic approach, the objective is to disclose life paths, trade networks and geographic, economic and social mobility.
Online documentary film on the botanical expeditions in Africa carried out by naturalists of the University of Coimbra since the 18th century.
The website The Government of Difference provides legislation about the political government of the populations of the Portuguese empire between 1496 and 1961. It contains a digital archive that assembles printed legislation and links to digital archives and libraries related to the main subject of the project.
The website Thinking Goa - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is an initiative of the DAYAJ Goa group, composed of researchers from academic institutions in diverse countries. It aims to publish academic work on Goa, as well as documents, literary texts, and artistic work, with the aim of constituting a vast interdisciplinary repository of thought concerning this former Portuguese colony, which is today the smallest State of the Indian Union.
The website Magazines of Ideas and Culture is a project dedicated to the study and reproduction of 20th-century Portuguese magazines, providing access to complete collections, indices, and ancillary documents for these primordial sources of cultural and political history.
The website of the project Romano Torres: um arquivo histórico representativo da edição contemporânea aims to provide information concerning the collection of the Romano Torres publishing house.
This website provides access to a complete transcription and translation of the 1617 probate inventory of the moveable goods belonging to Portuguese merchant-banker Emmanuel Ximenez and his wife Isabel da Vega in Antwerp.
Literary and linguistic repositories
This blog collects several texts of Lusophone Goan literature.
The LdoD Archive is a collaborative digital archive of the Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. It contains images of the autograph documents, new transcriptions of those documents and also transcriptions of four editions of the work. In addition to reading and comparing transcriptions, the LdoD Archive enables users to collaborate in creating virtual editions of the Book of Disquiet.
The Tycho Brahe Parsed Corpus of Historical Portuguese is an electronic corpus of texts written in Portuguese by authors born between 1380 and 1881.
The corpus contains 45 million words of data from the 1200s-1900s, and it can be used to look at the history of Portuguese. For the 1900s, it is equally divided between spoken, fiction, newspaper, and academic texts, which means that you can use it to compare genres of Portuguese.
Cultural Heritage Repositories
Directory of Portuguese religious heritage.
Interactive database of the historical heritage built by the Portuguese across the world.
Online collective catalogue of Portuguese Museums