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CLH 2018 : II International Congress of Local History: Concept, Practices and Challenges in Contemporaneity


When Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Where Setúbal (Portugal)
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2018
Notification Due Jul 31, 2018
Categories    local history   modern history   contemporary history

Call For Papers

Following the challenge posed to researchers and scholars in its first edition, the II International Congress of Local History proposes to continue the objectives then outlined, sought to promote a space of interdisciplinary and comparative sharing and reflection through the debate around problems, approaches, methodologies and research practices, with a view to enhancing the importance of local history in contemporary historiography. Likewise, its purpose is to open space for debate around its concept, problematizing an issue that is to be clarified in Portuguese historiography.

Local history, since the middle of the nineteenth century, has aroused the interest of researchers and inquisitors who study the past of a certain region or community with the purpose of restoring collective and individual memory. At the scientific level, this reality is manifested in the multiplication of master’s theses and doctoral theses on themes related to local history, fostering a wealth of innovative scientific knowledge and a new wave of historians interested in working on themes from different regions.

This II International Congress of Local History, not being the exclusive focus, intends to create the conditions for a more in-depth reflection and a permanent dialogue between the local historical investigation and the communities where these investigations are inserted. It also seeks to explore the issue of memory recovery and the different forms of retribution that have existed on the part of the academic community.

Call for Papers

The opening of communication proposals for all stakeholders aims at disseminating local and regional historical work and the sharing of challenges as well as obstacles encountered by researchers throughout their research process. In the same way, it seeks to reflect on what Local History is and its diverse potentialities, in particular its close relationship with the communities it addresses.

The proposals of communication on Local History in the contemporaneity can be conceived around the following thematic axes, without excluding others correlated:

Reflections on the theory and methodology of local history;
What it means and represents this discipline;
History and Community;
The importance of local history in secondary and higher education;
Municipalities and Local Power;
The role of local associations;
Themes and works involving the history of a region (18th-20th centuries).

Proposals (250/300 words) must be accompanied by a title and a brief biography of the author (maximum 100 words). Communications accepted will result in 15-minute presentations.

Send your proposal to the email:

Working languages: Portuguese and English (there will be no simultaneous interpretation)


Submission of proposals: 30 June 2018

Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2018

Programme:: August 2018

Registration – Researcher with Papers:: July 30, 2018

Registration – Regular public:: September 26, 2018


General public: 25 euros
Students / Researchers: 15 euros

Organizing committee:

Ana Paula Pires (IHC-NOVA FCSH e Universidade de Stanford)

Diogo Ferreira (IHC-NOVA FCSH)


João Pedro Santos (IHC-NOVA FCSH)

Mariana Castro (IHC –NOVA FCSH)

Nuno Simões (IHC-NOVA FCSH)

Teresa Nunes (FLUL e IHC –NOVA FCSH)

Scientific Committee:

Albérico Afonso da Costa Alho (ESE/IPS e IHC – FCSH/NOVA)

Ana Paula Pires (IHC – FCSH/NOVA e Universidade de Stanford)

António José Queiroz (CEFi-UCP e CEPESE)

António Ventura (FLUL)

João Miguel Henriques (CMC e IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

Jorge Fernandes Alves (FLUP)

Luís Espinha da Silveira (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

Maria Conceição Meireles (FLUP)

Maria João Raminhos Duarte (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes e IHC – FCSH/NOVA)

Margarida Sobral Neto (FLUC)

Paula Godinho (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

Paulo Jorge Fernandes (IHC – FCSH/NOVA)

Paulo Miguel Rodrigues (Universidade da Madeira)

Sérgio Rezendes (Universidade dos Açores e IHC – FCSH/NOVA)

Teresa Nunes (FLUL e IHC – FCSH/NOVA)

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