Arquivo.pt is a free public service that allows searching and accessing Web pages preserved since the 1990’s, such as viewing an old news or accessing an old version of a website.
The collaboration between the AMCC and Arquivo.pt is materialized in a training program entitled Arquivo.pt: Digital Skills for the Media, developed in four webinars, and in the attribution of the AMCC Honorable Mention to work done on Portuguese centenary newspapers in the Arquivo.pt Award 2023.
Webinar cycle: Arquivo.pt: digital skills for media
The webinar cycle aims to equip trainees with digital skills that enable them to solve problems caused by the disappearance of digital information and gain competitive advantage in the production of unique and exclusive content.
Webinar 1: A tool for quickly searching the past
Data: Mars 24, 2023 Time: 14h00-15h30 (in Portuguese)
The winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2022 were announced by the Público newspaper on 22th July 2022, the official communication partner of this edition, which awarded an honorable mention to the best work based on its historical web content.
This work developed a methodology for the automatic classification of stigmatizing mental illness articles, present in Portuguese online news newspapers, using Artificial Intelligence.
For example, a news article that uses the term schizophrenia associated with a news article about political life is classified as stigmatizing. Using automated processes, this work allows to identify thousands of news items and draw the attention of the media and society to the stigmatization of mental illnesses.
The 3rd place winner received a prize of 2 000 euros and was awarded to the work “Arquivo Público”, developed by Diogo Correia and Ricardo Campos.
“Arquivo Público” is a web application focused on the contents published on the Público newspaper website over time and preserved by Arquivo.pt.
As a result, we have a web interface that allows the visualization of archived news about a specific subject and also the representation of the number of news, most frequent terms and geographical reference.
The awards were presented by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato, the President of the Board of Directors of FCT, Madalena Alves, and the representative of the media partner, the science editor of Público newspaper, Teresa Firmino.
Créditos das fotos: Pedro Ferreira – FCT | FCCN | Arquivo.pt
The speaker for this session was the winner of the Arquivo.pt 2020 Award, Miguel Ramalho, who presented his work. “Desarquivo” is a web aplication that searches for entities on Arquivo.pt and return a graph.
As in 2017, 2018 e 2019, we invited everyone to get to know Arquivo.pt, and to use it in research and in the preservation of memory.
The Arquivo.pt Award aims to annually promote innovative works based on historical information preserved by Arquivo.pt. Submissions closed on May 3 and we received works in areas such as: media studies, education, design, information technology, health or cultural and historical heritage.
The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES), Manuel Heitor, and the vice-president of FCT, Helena Pereira attended the ceremony.
In his speech, Marcelo Rebelo highlighted the importance of initiatives like Arquivo.pt Awards, as well as the services offered by the portal.
The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES), Manuel Heitor, and the FCT vice-president, Helena Pereira will attend the ceremony.
The event is open to all interested parties but limited to the facility capacity.
See the complete schedule below:
3:30 pm – Reception
4 pm – Opening (MPR)
4:05 pm – Speech by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor
4:15 pm – Presentation of the portal Arquivo.pt and the Arquivo.pt by Daniel Gomes, FCT
4:30 pm – Address by His Excellency the President of the Republic and inauguration of “Time travel with the Presidents of the Republic” exhibit.
4:45 pm – Cocktail and guided tours of the Museum and the Arquivo.pt exhibition
5:30 p.m. – Closing
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This work values the social changes in the Portuguese and international reality when it comes to the visibility of LGBT-related social issues, and explores the role of social communication in promoting the visibility of these issues, along with its influence in keeping them in the social agenda.
20 years of the Expresso news site under review
To achieve this, 20 years of publication history of the Expresso newspaper published online (from 1997 to 2017) — mainly accessed through the Arquivo.pt web archive tool — were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively.
In quantitative terms, through grounded analysis the following categories emerged: Legislative-political (81 pieces), Social (37), Discrimination and aggression (23), Arts and culture (18), Popular (12), Religious (15), Opinion (19), Link between homosexuality and pedophilia (5).
In qualitative terms, a trend to normalise homossexual individuals, relationships and related issues (such as same sex marriage and adoption) was observed.
In parallel, a tendency to progressively represent the LGBT population’s negative experiences for emotional resonance was also found.
In general, this archive encapsulated a glimpse of the evolution of this social phenomenon in the Portuguese society, in tandem and sometimes in contrast with the international realities that framed it.