5 July, 2021
Amílcar Cabral Award
The Institute of Contemporary History at NOVA-FCSH and Padrão dos Descobrimentos/EGEAC would like to announce the creation of the Amílcar Cabral Award.
The Prize aims to promote academic scientific research on anti-colonial resistance and consists of a scholarship awarded annually to a researcher who has recently completed a PhD at a university in Portugal or abroad. In its first edition, symbolically announced on 10 June, the Amílcar Cabral Prize will be awarded by a jury consisting of António Tomás (University of Johannesburg), Francisco Bethencourt (King’s College London) and Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (Institute of Contemporary History).
Born in Cape Verde in 1924, Amílcar Cabral graduated in Lisbon in 1948, having studied Agronomy and participated in political and intellectual activities in the sphere of the Casa de Estudantes do Império. He later made a significant contribution to the end of European colonialism in Africa. A key player at important moments in recent global history, such as the Tricontinental Conference held in Havana in 1966, he led the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde in its struggle for liberation from Portuguese colonialism.
With this award, the NOVA-FCSH Institute of Contemporary History and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos/EGEAC aim to promote academic research into and a public debate on anti-the colonial resistances and colonial processes that have marked the history of the world from the sixteenth century to the present day.