Documentation Center

History Laboratory

In the 2018/2019 school year it was developed by students of the 12th grade of Camões Secondary School in Lisbon and by students of the 9th grade of Roque Gameiro Elementary School in Amadora.

Developed themes:

  • “Human Rights in Political Prisons During Salazarism” – (EBRG)
  • “Human rights in repressive organizations during the Mussolini regime in Italy” – (EBRG)
  • “José Dias Coelho: artist, militant and revolutionary” – (ESC)
  • “Escape from Peniche Prison” – (ESC)
  • “Student Struggles 1969 – Coimbra Academic Crisis” – (ESC)
  • “The World of Song and resistance to the regime (1968-1974)” – (ESC)

In the present school year of 2019/2020 the Museum follows the works of the students of the 12th grade of the Casquilhos Secondary School in Barreiro.

Among the themes jointly defined by the students and the Museum are:

  • “The Liberation Struggle and the independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. 1968-1975 ”;
  • “Cultural Resistance in the Brazilian dictatorship – Brazilian popular music at the turn of the 1960s to the 1970s”;
  • “Intervention music and Censorship. 1960-1970. José Afonso’s concert at Barreiro in 1967 ”;
  • “Torture and its methods in the Estado Novo”;
  • “The student struggles during marcelism (1968-1974)”;
  • “The Censorship in Literature (1960-1974)”.

The methodology used was intended to emphasize local history and oral history, through interviews with family members and other personalities, as well as the use of sources ranging from the written document to documentaries, musical pieces or testimonials of resistant.

Previous School Years:

Conclusions of a paper presented at the Colloquium “Themes and Problems of the History of Portugal: Historians and students in debate”, which closed the 2016-2017 History Laboratory.

Being a Woman and a Member of the Resistance Throughout the Dictatorship of the Estado Novo (1926-1974).

Documentation Centre of the Museum of Aljube
Rua Augusto Rosa, 42 • 1100-059 Lisboa

Telephone: 215 818 538
General: 215 818 535
E-mail: odeteviola@egeac.pt

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, from 10h00 to 18h00 – it closes for lunch from 13h00 to 14h00.

Closed on Mondays.