Women in Arts, Literature, and Science: The Sound of Silence
Although still without the expressiveness observed in other countries, feminist, women’s and gender studies have attracted a considerable number of scholars to the Portuguese academy, as can be seen by the number of postgraduate studies, seminars and lectures instituted and organised in recent years, as well as by the titles of some studies, mainly in the form of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses. These works have revealed to us names, actions, and contributions of those who, being women, have contributed to the affirmation and development of the most diverse areas of knowledge and artistic and literary creativity. Names that, for multiple reasons, have remained unknown, hidden, or simply forgotten.
Trying to give voice to some of these women, the Course that we are now proposing and that we would like to continue in future editions of the ‘Summer School’ of the University of Évora, with other topics and trainers, will gather, for the first time in the Portuguese university panorama, a group of researchers who, directly or indirectly, have produced knowledge and reflection on this subject, from the areas to which they have been dedicating themselves.
Aimed at introducing, in some cases, deepening, in others, and launching research tracks for those who wish to develop studies on women, the Course will also count with the collaboration of two important local and national institutions: the National Museum Frei Manuel do Cenáculo, where the afternoon dedicated to women and the arts will take place, and the Évora Public Library, which will host the afternoon dedicated to women and the arts and where a small exhibition of bibliographical references will take place internally.
The Course will also contribute to the fulfilment of some of the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ defined by the UN, namely regarding its numbers 4 (‘Quality Education’) and 5 (‘Gender Equality’).
IHC – Institute of Contemporary History, University of Évora
University students, master’s students, doctoral students and interested professionals from social sciences.
Minimum number of participants
Maximum number of participants
General public: 110€
14h to 18h
When 20th to 23rd of July
Duration 16hours | 4 days
Language Portuguese, English
Venue Colégio do Espírito Santo, Palácio do Vimioso da Universidade de Évora, Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenáculo, Biblioteca Pública de Évora, Portugal