Visualizing Portugal presents units on the Estado Novo (New State) period from 1933-1974 as seen through the visual record. The images are a lens on this era and its official ideology for Portugal. 



Image-Driven Scholarship

Visual narratives - here, thematic series of images - form the initial excavation of the images collected for this online project. Exploration of diverse streams within the visual record allows historical scholarship to become visual in new ways made possible by digitization.


MIT Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures, founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002, explores the potential for image-driven scholarship and learning. Hitherto inaccessible visual materials reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized their world to be.


Image Sources & Support

Support for this digital project comes from The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. Sources are drawn mainly from the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and from the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo in Portugal.