The Portuguese Academy of History has announced the winners of the 2019 edition of its several awards and two IHC researchers have been honoured: ‘senior’ Fernando Rosas and ‘junior’ Mariana Castro.
Fernando Rosas received the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Prize, in the “History of Europe” category, for the book Salazar e os Fascismos. Ensaio breve de história comparada [Salazar and the Fascisms. A brief essay on comparative history] (Tinta da China, 2019), a work which the author described as a “retrospective look at the Salazar regime and the leaden world in which it emerged and consolidated”.
Mariana Castro was awarded the EMEL Prize – History of Paths, Trails and Mobility, for the book Contrabando e Contrabandistas. Elvas na Primeira Guerra Mundial [Smuggling and Smugglers. Elvas in World War I] (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2019), the result of her MSc research work. The book “aims to be a contribution to the history of smuggling in Portugal during the twentieth century and to promote a reflection on the logic of illegal economies made in frontier spaces”.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for 4 December at 3 pm at the Lilac Palace in Lumiar, Lisbon. Both prizes have a monetary value of two thousand euros.