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Through the lens of People of the Carnation Revolution

House of European History
28/05/2024 from 19:00until 28/05/2024 - 20:00
28 May
House of European History
Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135
1000  Brussels

This year, shortly after the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, the House of European History welcomes you to the museum to learn more about this historic event with social historian Raquel Varela.

Raquel Varela is the author of ‘A People’s History of the Portuguese Revolution’, which explores the roles of trade unions, artists and women in the military coup, while also providing a rich account of the challenges faced and the victories gained on 25 April 1974, when the Carnation Revolution took place.

In this ‘Through the lens of...’ discussion, come and discover more about the revolution through the perspective of eye witnesses, historians, artists and activists of whom Varela interviewed as part of her research for her recent graphic novel ‘Utopia’. 

Using illustrations of Robson Villaba, ‘Utopia’ travels back in time to the years before the revolution and introduces readers to the semi-fictionalised story of someone who lived through this period in their youth.

Join Varela at the museum or online on 28 May, to learn more about the famous military coup through the lens of real people of the carnation revolution.