Archives and Historical Research

  • Janeiro, H. P. (Organiser)
  • Margarida Lages (Organiser)
  • Sacha Zala (Invited speaker)
  • Veerle Vanden Daelen (Invited speaker)
  • Michael Bryant (Invited speaker)
  • Alves, D. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The Refuge, Migration and Holocaust project kicked off the 29th April 2021with a theoretical and methodological discussion on "Archives and history research: international best practices in digitization projects". The online International Workshop was organised by Margarida Lages and Helena Pinto Janeiro and moderated by the latter. The discussion unfolded from presentations from the Dodis, Metagrid, EHRI and Rossio programs. Part 1 started with Sacha Zala's talk, entitled "Publishing and interconnecting diplomatic documents: the Swiss case: Dodis and Metagrid", followed by the presentation of Veerle Vanden Daelen and Mike Bryant: "EHRI in dialogue with archives and projects on sustainable metadata publishing in Holocaust sources". In Part 2, Daniel Alves talked about "Open source platforms to link data and improve research: approaches from the ROSSIO Infrastructure and the IHC Digital Humanities Lab." In both, the dialogue between the invited speakers and the project team was lively and productive. Available at the youtube's channel . The workshop was organised in the framework of the research project ""Refuge, Migration and Holocaust, 1936-1945: The Visa Collection of the Diplomatic Archives and a Photographic Collection of the Portuguese Red Cross", funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), within the scope of the special support programme “Portugal and the Holocaust: research and memory”.
Period29 Apr 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Refuge
  • Migration
  • Holocaust
  • Digital Humanities
  • World War II
  • Nunca Esquecer
  • Contemporary History
  • Diplomacy