Joaquim de Carvalho Prize: Ana Cristina Araújo
The book Patriotic Resistance and Liberal Revolution 1808-1820, by Ana Cristina Araújo, a researcher at the CHSC, is the winner of the 14th edition of the Joaquim de Carvalho Prize, awarded by the University of Coimbra Press.
The book focuses on the history of politics and ideas and explores the discourses of a time marked by the outbreak and memory of the French Revolution. The author adopts a transnational perspective and shows that the revolutionary temporality, revived by the Napoleonic campaigns in the Iberian Peninsula, was given polysemic and conflicting manifestations. It also explores the converging factors of the peninsular political process and, in the conflictual enunciation of the political field, confirms the permanence of beliefs and symbols deeply rooted in Portuguese society. These aspects context of the early 19th century in Portugal. The book invites us to revisit and critically review key issues and comes as part of the evocation of the Bicentenary of the 1820 Revolution and Constitutionalism.
The award ceremony will take place on December 18, 2023, at 12 noon, in the Senate Room of the University of Coimbra.