The Guimarães European Capital of Culture programme is to incorporate the first ever International Historical Congress – Cities in History, Francisca Abreu, the city’s Culture Councillor, announced Thursday.
“The congress is an opportunity for historical reflection and debate combining different approaches,” explained Abreu.
The congress, taking place between 24 and 26 October, divides up into five historical periods: the city in classical civilisations, in the medieval, modern and industrial eras as well as the contemporary city.
Within the context of the latter theme, city-country and country-city mobility, the urban spatial distribution of immigrants, and the role of the city as an international migratory destination are among the themes to be discussed at the congress.
Source: Lusa News