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The present times are made up of many historical layers that tend to project into the future. Some of them inherited from more or less recent pasts mark our daily life, reflected both in the connections we establish with each other, and in the forms that relationships and conflicts linked to the present economy and geopolitics take – the current war in Ukraine is an example of this. In this series we look at some of these layers from the historical angle and the concept of empires, starting with a perspective that addresses the current remains of history linked to the Portuguese colonial empire, addressing other forms of empires: the American and the Soviet, which took place in in the 20th century, China's past and present, and we end with an invitation to look at the history of space travel in light of the history of Empires.


Decenter the empire, Repair the future

Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, Patrícia Martins Marcos, Victor de Barros, Ana Lucia Araujo, Cristina Roldão, Rui Gomes Coelho
Inês Beleza Barreiros, Patrícia Martins Marcos, Pedro Schacht Pereira e Rui Gomes Coelho

15 NOV 
USA: Imperial Way of Life?

Amedeo Policante and Raquel Ribeiro

15 NOV
Smooth and irresisteble? Holywood imperialism
Rui Lopes

23 NOV
Russia: Imperial breaks and Continuities

Jochen Hellbeck and Yuri Slezkine

23 NOV
Echos of the empire - Musical representations of Russia

Paulo Ferreira Castro

China: Yesterday and Today
Wang Hui

15 DEC  online
Empire in Space

Pedro Machado

© Hector Lopez.

4 NOV 2022

15 NOV 2022

23 NOV 2022

7 DEC 2022

15 DEC 2022

Small Auditorium
Free entry*

*When ticket is picked up 30 mins before the start of the session (subject to room capacity).


Instituto História ContemporâneaIN2PASTNOVA / FCSHFCTRádio Futura

Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST — Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory. 

The IHC is funded by National funds through FCT — Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the projects UIDB/04209/2020 and UIDP/04209/2020.


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