Seminar | Series 'The Weft of Memory: dates to count'

There is always someone who says no! Student opposition to the dictatorship in secondary education in Lisbon (1970-1974)

December 15, 2023, 14h30

Torre do Tombo Conferences Room


This seminar is part of the series The Weft of Memory: dates to count, organised by the coordination of the thematic line Europe and the Global South: heritage and dialogues. The series aims at marking and reflecting upon less sounding but equally determinant dates for the construction of the 25th of April 1974 and the independence of the Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor. 

Interventions: Rui Gomes, Bernardo Vasconcelos e Sousa, António Miguel Guimarães, Silvestre Lacerda, José Lopes Cordeiro, Miguel Cardina, Joana Ralão

Promotor and Institutional Organiser: Rui Gomes and CES

[Registration is free, but mandatory]


Bio notes

Rui Machado Gomes | Retired Full Professor, CES researcher, MAEESL board member between 1972 and 1974, expelled from all teaching for three years in November 1972, arrested on 16/12/73, went underground in February 1974.

Bernardo Vasconcelos e Sousa | Associate Professor at UNL, arrested on 16/12/73 and in the Rato chapel during the vigil against the colonial war held on 31/12/1972. Student of the Padre António Vieira High School, he was part of a current with political intervention in the Lisbon region.

António Miguel Guimarães | Artistic director and producer of cultural and musical events, collaborator of MAEESL at the Cascais High School, militant of the clandestine UEC until its dissolution in 1979, arrested on 16-12-73 and again on 6-4-74, kept his associative and political militancy until 1980.

Joana Ralão I researcher at HTC-CFE and Master in Contemporary History by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with a dissertation entitled “As mulheres no movimento estudantil da década de 70” [Women in the 1970’s student movement].

José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro | Historian and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, University of Minho.

Miguel Cardina | Historian and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra.

Silvestre Lacerda | Historian, specialist in Documentary Sciences-Archival option, and Director-General of Books, Archives and Libraries.