14 December 2020 Culture

Places of O’Neill

The Places of O’Neill project, by researchers at CECC – the Centre of Communication and Culture Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal, was awarded support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Lugares de O'Neill, Ilustração de André Carrilho
Lugares de O'Neill, Ilustrated by André Carrilho

Valuing the cultural legacy of Alexandre O’Neill, recognising his unique position in 20th century Portuguese literature and rediscovering his life and his works as an author not only for the academic and scientific field but also for the general public – were the core project objectives in striving to establish the conditions for a renewal of interest in this legacy both among new researchers and the wider public.

The Places of O’Neill (Lugares de O’Neill) project, carried out by a team of researchers at CECC – the Centre of Communication and Culture Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal, developed three main lines of action: completing the inventorying and cataloguing of the personal library of Alexandre O’Neill, which had hitherto been only half-completed; setting up a digital platform dedicated to the life and work of this writer, and including the catalogue of his personal library; and staging a program of cultural activities around the life and works of O’Neill.

The research project culminated in the launching of the website Lugares de O’Neill, hosted by the National Library of Portugal, which is the institution responsible for preserving the literary legacy of this author.

This research project received full support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation through the Gulbenkian Culture Program.

Visit Lugares de O’Neill at alexandreoneill.bnportugal.gov.pt