Portugal and the Great War: Contexts and Protagonists (1914-1918)
Great War and Azores Lecture

Exposição Portugal e a Grande Guerra: Contextos e Protagonistas
Palestra sobre a Grande Guerra e os Açores

Great War photo collage from poster

Exhibition Opening and Great War and Azores Lecture
Thursday, November 8

6:30 pm REMARKS
followed by a SPEAKING PROGRAM with Professor Carlos Riley and Professor Luis Andrade from the University of Azores
Harbor View Gallery
Free and open to the public

By going back to the origins, contexts, impact and memories of the First World War, the exhibition titled Portugal and the Great War: Contexts and Protagonists (1914-1918)  examines the various aspects of Portuguese participation in this global conflict. Political reasons, social mobilization, the role of women, life in the trenches, African and European fronts and the lasting impact of the conflict are all addressed and reflected by very detailed photographic documentation. 

Interrogando as origens, os contextos, os impactos e as memórias da Primeira Guerra Mundial, a exposição Portugal e a Grande Guerra Contextos e Protagonistas (1914-1918) interpelam vários aspetos da participação portuguesa neste conflito global. A razão política, a mobilização social, o papel das mulheres, o mundo das trincheiras, as frentes africanas e europeias e os impactos duradouros do conflito são abordados, com recurso a uma criteriosa documentação fotográfica.


Program Schedule

6:00 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm Opening Remarks
6:45 pm Prof. Luis Andrade, Universidade dos Açores: The Great War and Azores
7:05 pm Prof. Carlos Riley, Universidade dos Açores: Azoes and Azoreans in New England during the Great War

Partners: Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Instituto Camões, Casa dos Açores, Luso-American Development Foundation


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