Rita Luís (PhD at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, 2015) is specialized in the history of mass media in the context of the Iberian dictatorships of the 20th Century. Her dissertation, which was awarded the 2017 International Prize for Doctoral Research of the History of Communication Association (ASHISCOM), concerned the reception of the Portuguese revolutionary Process of 1974-1975 in the late-Francoist press.
She currently works as a researcher at NOVA University Lisbon, at the Institute of Contemporary History, where she coordinates the research group Culture, Identities and Power, and develops a project funded by the National Research Agency FCT on the practice and everyday life of entangled Iberian censorship (CEECIND/02813/2017). Previous work includes the field education and argumentation, namely in the didactic of history, and the role of the public television in developing an image of the colonies. She maintains a close collaboration with the Journalism Research Group (Grup de Recerca en Periodisme) at the UPF in Barcelona.
- Communication media
- Regulatory/exclusionary practices in public spaces
- Luís, Rita. “Negativity, conflict and resistance: The Portuguese revolutionary process (1974‐75) and its international mediations ‐ Spanish newspapers and the Inter Press Service,” International Journal of Iberian Studies 33 (2020): 139-155. [link]
- Luís, Rita & Chrysi Rapanta. “Towards (Re-)Defining historical reasoning competence: A review of theoretical and empirical research,” Educational Research Review 31 (2020): 100336. [link]
- Luís, Rita, Espanhóis em Portugal: ócio, militância e exílio no contexto do processo revolucionário (1974–1975),” in Iberian Studies: Reflections Across Borders and Disciplines, edited by Núria Codina Solà and Teresa Pinheiro, 115-137. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019. [link]
- Pont-Sorribes, Carles, José M. Sanmartí & Rita Luis. “Aproximación etnográfica del periodista de la Transición como fuente histórica: Estudio de la relación con los actores políticos y de los cambios en la producción de los medios escritos,” Historia y Comunicación Social 22 (2017): 141-156. [PDF]
- Researcher in the project “Portuguese Colonial Empire and Urban Popular Culture: comparing visions from the metropolis and the colonies (1945-1974)” — Coordinated by Nuno Domingos (ICS — ULisboa) and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/CPC-CMP/2661/2014). 2018 [link]
- Researcher in the project “Ortodoxias y rebeldías. La pluralidad de intereses en la convergencia peninsular hacia Europa (1961-1986)” — Coordinated by Alberto Carrillo Linares and Ángeles González Fernández (Universidad de Sevilla) and funded by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Spain). 2016-2018 [HAR2015-65909-R]
- Researcher in the project “REVTRANS- El papel de la prensa no diaria en la transición española. Información, política y partidos (1975-1982)” — Coordinated by Jaume Guillamet (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and funded by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Spain). 2016-2018 [CSO2015-67752-P]
- Researcher in the project “PreTRANS- El papel de la prensa en la Transición democrática. Cobertura informativa y comportamiento de periódicos y periodistas” — Coordinated by Jaume Guillamet (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and funded by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Spain). 2013-2015 [CSO2012-36774]
Tipologia do Evento:
Detalhes do Evento
Research seminar of the group Comparative Political History. With Matteo Millan, on armed associationism in Europe before, during, and after the Great
Detalhes do Evento
Beyond the watershed?
Pre-1914 armed associations during the Great War, and in its aftermath
Armed associations were a common presence in pre-1914 Europe: thousands of male European citizens owned, handled, and used guns and rifles as members of various armed associations, from military youth groups and paramilitary units to civic militias, from company defence groups to shooting clubs. Handling guns was a means of instilling patriotic values in young men and preparing them to defend the country, but it was also a fully legitimized practice for preserving social hierarchies, order, and productivity. The outbreak of the First World War was a litmus test for the massive continental experience of armed associationism. On the one hand, such groups spent the years prior to the conflict preparing for war or preserving the social order against internal enemies; on the other hand, what they experienced once the war broke out was completely different from what they had expected. The paper’s aim is threefold. First, it offers a quick overview of armed associationism in pre-1914 Europe, outlining the various types, practices, and functions of armed associations. Second, it explores what happened to armed associations once the war broke out, highlighting transformations, adaptations, and disappointments. Third, it investigates the legacy of pre-war armed associationism in post-war Europe, in which a new kind of paramilitarism – much more violent and brutal – emerged and in which the threat of revolution seemed far more real. Despite the completely new context produced by the total conflict, through their endurance and legacy pre-1914 armed associations were able to overcome the watershed of the war experience and went on to influence post-1918 Europe.
Speaker: Matteo Millan (Università di Padova)
Discussant: George Souvlis (University of Ioannina)
Picture: Freikorps in Berlin, circa 1919 (Credit: Major a. D. F. W. Deiß, Weller Verlag/Berlin).
(Segunda-feira) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanitiescomunicacao.firstname.lastname@example.org Avenida de Berna, 26C - 1069-061 Lisbon
Oct 21, 2021
Sara Albuquerque’s new work is a children’s book, featuring illustrations by Ricardo Roque.
Oct 15, 2021
The IHC was one of the proponent institutions of the COST Action Traces as Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice.
Oct 11, 2021
The IHC has created GenLab, the Contemporary History Laboratory dedicated to research in Gender Studies.