A Virtual History of Portugal (1908-2004)

A Virtual History of Portugal (1908-2004)

The aim of this project is provide for the history of Portugal in the 20th century the same type of academic exercises practised in relation to different historic situations and processes by teams of university historians led by Niall Ferguson in Virtual History (1997) and by Nigel Townson in Historia Virtual de España (2004).

Estatuto: 
Proponent entity
Financed: 
No
Keywords: 

Portugal, History, Virtual History, Century XX

The aim of this project is provide for the history of Portugal in the 20th century the same type of academic exercises practised in relation to different historic situations and processes by teams of university historians led by Niall Ferguson in Virtual History (1997) and by Nigel Townson in Historia Virtual de España (2004).

Objectivos: 
The project will involve several reputed specialists, who will test a number of hypotheses implicit in the explanations and narratives of contemporary Portuguese history that relate to the importance of certain factors in the unfolding of events in the 20th century. By means of the controlled construction of counterfactual histories in which these factors are excluded, it will be possible to further the debate about their importance.
State of the art: 
A história virtual tem sido objecto de grande interesse e grande debate na comunidade científica internacional. Em Portugal, os únicos antecedentes conhecidos estão em exercícios contrafactuais de História Económica Contemporânea.
Parceria: 
Unintegrated
Luciano Amaral
João Ferreira do Amaral
Carlos Gaspar
Pedro Oliveira
António Reis
Inácia Rezola
Bruno Cardoso Reis
Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/01/2008
End Date: 
01/12/2010
Duração: 
35 meses
Closed