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Portugal: Living habitually?
A presentation by Stewart Lloyd-Jones
May 8, 2012 at 2pm, Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives - UMass Dartmouth Library Building (Parking lot 13)
Event free and open to the public
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth History Department, Department of Political Science and Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announce a lecture, “Portugal: Living Habitually,” by Stewart Lloyd-Jones. The event - free and open to the public - will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2012at 2:00 p.m. in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Parking lot 13).
António de Oliveira Salazar, Portugal’s authoritarian leader for almost 50 years, believed the Portuguese were a simple people who needed to live habitually and according to traditional Catholic values. Instead of politics, he offered them the famous three f’s: football, fado and Fátima. Using Salazar’s conception of the Portuguese people as a point of departure, this talk will analyze some of the key moments of Portugal in the years 1910-1975: the establishment of the republic, Sidónio Pais and the Monarchy of the North, the Military Dictatorship and the rise of Salazar, the 1958 presidential election, the student protests of the 1960s, the colonial wars and the Captains’ Movement, and the Carnation Revolution and the transition to democracy. We will also look at the events of the past two years, beginning with the effects of the credit crunch and moving on to the sovereign debt crisis to see how the Portuguese have responded to the politics of austerity.
Stewart Lloyd-Jones is the director of the Contemporary Portuguese Political History Research Centre (U.K.), the English-language editorial consultant for the Portuguese Journal of Social Science (ISCTE, Lisbon), and a member of the editorial board of the Portuguese Studies Review. His research interests focus on the Portuguese First Republic (1910-1926), in particular the regime of Sidónio Pais (1918), and the emergence of right-wing political groupings and the National Republican Guard during the “new old republic” (1919-1926). He has written several articles on various aspects of contemporary Portuguese politics. He currently works as a translator and journalist, and is the Owner/Manager of CPHRC Editorial Services. He is the co-editor, with António Costa Pinto, of The Last Empire: 30 Years of Portuguese Decolonization (2003).
The entrance to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is located on the campus side of the Claire T. Carney Library. For access during library construction, as you approach from Lot 13, enter the library basement and take the elevator to the first floor, exit the building, and proceed to the right, to the Archives entrance.