International Congress

Bicentenary of the 1820 Revolution

Assembleia da República and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
11-13 October 2021

The Bicentenary of the 1820 Revolution presents both an opportunity and a challenge to revisit and better understand a crucial period in contemporary Portuguese history. The international congress marking this event is designed to indicate the main lines of interpretation that are to be found in the abundant historiography currently existing on this subject, as well as to encourage the presentation of new approaches and perspectives of analysis.


The Programme of the Congress is available here.

Live Congress sessions at the following channels:

11 out – AR Sala 1 (ICS):   https://youtu.be/Xtx3qctg2eE

11 out – AR Sala 3 (CIES):   https://youtu.be/kawba9aTc98

11 out – AR Sala do Senado: https://canal.parlamento.pt

12 out – FCG Audit 3 (IHC): https://youtu.be/j0atdrudhhg

12 out – FCG Sala 1 (CH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuE8IQQ9I3Q

12 out –  FCG Sala 2 (CIES): https://youtu.be/wVk3ipv80rU

13 out – FCG Audit 3 (IHC): https://youtu.be/IDks_KnEwsQ

13 out – FCG Sala 1 (CH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB7HPSc8W2E

13 out – FCG Sala 2 (CIES): https://youtu.be/-SFcISLT2XU


Programme of the Congress

The final Programme of the Congress will be available in due course. To see the list of papers accepted for each of the thematic sessions, with titles, abstracts and keywords in English and in Portuguese, please follow the links below. The last link gives access to the information on the final round-table.

1. The Revolutions in South America

2. The Revolutions in Southern Europe

3. Parliament and Constitution

4. Culture and Political Networks in Exile

5. Economy and Public Finances

6. Education, Culture and Science

7. State and Peripheral Powers

8. State, Church and Religion

9. Ideologies and Currents of Political Thought

10. Individuals, Groups and Social Movements

11. Language, Press and Public Opinion

12. Nation and Empire

13. Political Process: Revolution and Counter-revolution

14. Representations, Memories and Legacies of the Revolution

Final Round-Table, The Old Regime in Question: Continuities and Change



Executive Committee

Miriam Halpern Pereira (ISCTE-IUL), President.

Jorge Fernandes Alves (UPorto/FL), Ana Cristina Araújo (UCoimbra/FL) José Luís Cardoso (ULisboa/ICS/), Zília Osório de Castro (UNL/FCSH), Maria Alexandre Lousada (ULisboa/FL), Luís Espinha da Silveira (UNL/FCSH), Daniel Alves (UNL/FCSH).

Scientific Committee

José Viriato Capela (UMinho), Fátima Sá e Melo Ferreira (ISCTE-IUL), Sérgio Campos Matos (ULisboa/FL) Maria Fátima Nunes (UÉvora), José Miguel Sardica (UCP/FCH), Cristina Nogueira da Silva (UNL/FD), Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva (USP), Susana Serpa Silva (UAçores), Luís Reis Torgal (UCoimbra/FL), Isabel Vargues (UCoimbra/FL), Telmo Verdelho (UAveiro).


Information and contacts: cbr1820@gmail.com