Alexandra Aparício, Historical National Archive of Angola

25.05.2017, 09.30-11.00, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

The collection of colonial periodicals for the History of Angola

There is an important collection of colonial periodicals in Libraries and Archives of Angola. We want to speak about such collections, underlining their importance for the History of Angola, its use as an endless source of different approaches.

Since the beginning of press with the publication of the Boletim Oficial do Governo Geral de Angola in 1845, which published a variety of edits, laws, official announces, obituaries, travelogues, news about Angolan society, until the edition, in the 20th century, of daily newspapers, sports newspapers, magazines of social and other events, these collections contain primordial data for these historical periods.

We also aim to call up attention to the urge to preserve, restaure, recover and dissiminate these collections, through the use of more modern and sophisticated technologies and equipments that may allow vast dissemination, circulation, as well as the study of their contents in different parts of the world, no matter their location.

Maria Alexandra Miranda Aparício (Luanda, 1965) is graduated in History by the University of Eotvos Lórand, MA and PHD in Information Science by the University of Brasília. Her professional life is linked since 1983 to the creation of the of the Historical National Archive of Angola, which followed the National Centre for Historical Documents and Research, being presently its General-Director. Along her carreer has directed participated in several national and international organizations and collaborative projects between Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Since 1990 participates regularly in international congresses and meetings of History, Literature, Social Sciences and Information Sciences. Her curriculum evidences the promotion of many documents exhibitions and a vast academic activity, with papers in reviews, proceedings and collective volumes.

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