Da narrativa histórica à história digital: estudo da edição digital da revista A Águia

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


Magazines were the most relevant forum for debate and dissemination of political, cultural, artistic and social ideas during most of the twentieth century. It is difficult to find, in this period, any distinguished intellectuals, poets, writers, artists, or thinkers who have not been published frequently in these periodicals. Magazines are, therefore, the medium where an important part of thought on the present has been continuously recorded, giving them the status of primordial sources for the History of Culture and the History of Ideas.
In this thesis we argue that knowledge about magazines can be expanded if we transport the object and its study to the field of Digital Humanities. The complexity that stems from the intertextuality of the published discourses requires methodologies for approaching the sources that are capable of dealing with, capturing and making the intricate web of discourses therein understandable.
Our proposal is to conduct an analysis of the contents of the magazine A Águia, using the data collected by the Seminário Livre de História das Ideias in the project Revistas de Ideias e Cultura. The relevance of the obtained results is based, firstly, on the methodology chosen by the working group for the description of the periodical’s articles, which favored its own lexicons and the systematic collection of information under a methodological and epistemological framework of the History of Ideas, adopting established and universal Library Science indexation criteria.
The selection of methodologies and techniques for analyzing the aggregated data sought to adapt to the complex and multidimensional nature of the study object, giving priority to procedures suitable for capturing its intertextualities.
The thesis exemplifies, through the analysis of aggregated data on A Águia, some of the insights that can be extracted with this type of approach. This distant reading of the source is supported by the theoretical component of the thesis and is complemented by the direct and close analysis of all considered articles.
Original languagePortuguese
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • Andrade, Luis Manuel Crespo de, Supervisor
Award date10 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2021


  • Magazines of ideas and culture
  • Digital Humanities
  • History of Ideas
  • Quantitative analysis of qualitative data


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