Replay with old browser and export results with the new version of

Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word "universidade", university, limited to 10 items launched a new version of its service on July 1, 2020 named Responsive.

The purpose of this version was to improve the user experience between different devices and add new features.

Replay a past webpage using a browser from the past

We added an option to view the archived page using a browser from the past. In the Options choose Replay with old browser and you will be redirected to the service that emulates browsers such as Netscape NavigatorMicrosoft Internet Explorer or NSCA Mosaic.

This external service is useful for research use cases, in areas such as Web design, Art, Communication or History,where it is necessary to access the original visual aspect of a page from the past in the most reliable way possible.

Web page of the European Union in 1996 using the Oldweb.Today service
Web page of the European Map of WWW/NIR sites in 1996 using the Oldweb.Today service

Try this new option from to replay the European Map of WWW/NIR sites in 1996 using a contemporary browser or any other historical page using the Oldweb.Today service.

You may have to wait a while for your request to be processed but it is always faster than having to install a browser from the past on your computer.

Export search results to spreadsheet format

This new function enables users to save their search results for further treatment and analysis. This is specially useful to perform thorough research about a given topic.

After a search, in the Options, just choose one of the available formats to export the obtained results: XLSX, CSV or TXT.

Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word "universidade", university, limited to 10 items
Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word “universidade”, university, limited to 10 items

More on the Responsive milestone

New version of (Webapp release)

Webapp release on mobile version example

Last updated on October 12th, 2020 at 11:52 am launched a new version of its service on April 15, 2020 named WebApp.

The purpose of this version was to standardize the user experience between different devices and reduce maintenance costs by removing components with redundant functions.

Its main novelty is the combination of the desktop and mobile interfaces in a single user interface.

The old desktop version has been disabled and the mobile version has evolved to work on various types of devices and screen sizes.

Webapp release desktop and mobile

New design of the homepage


Try the new image and page search

Webapp release search in english

New user interfaces for image or text search

Help us to improve!

To help us, just search the using any device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, tablet).

If you encounter any problems, please contact us!

Remember to always send the address of the page where you detected the problem.

More information

Meet the winners of the Award 2019!

Last updated on August 26th, 2022 at 02:22 pm

The winners of the Award 2019 were announced by His Excellency the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa during the session that took place on July 8 at 9:00 am in Auditorium 1 during the event Science 2019 – Encounter with Science and Technology at the Lisbon Congress Center.

23 applications were received.

Entregas do Prémio durante o Encontro Ciência 2019

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1st place: is a mobile application that simulates the Portuguese Parliament, calling on all citizens to play the role of a deputy.

Authors: Nuno Moniz, Arian Pasquali, Tomás Amaro

2nd place: Un-cover the news

The is an online tool to reveal post-publication changes in the Portuguese news.

Authors: Flávio Martins and André Mourão

3rd place: Public speeches about violence in private

Analysis of 217 news collected in from the three main daily newspapers, on domestic violence.

Author: Zélia de Macedo Teixeira

Materials for dissemination about the winners

About the Award 2019 is a research infrastructure managed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) that enables search and access to web pages archived since 1996.

The Award aims to annually promote innovative works based on historical information preserved by 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 Award 2019 received the High Sponsorship of His Excellency the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Award 2020

The Award was approved as an annual initiative of the Foundation for Science and Technology that will run from January to May.

Sign up for the international mailing list to be informed about future editions of the Award!


Search 17 million images from the past with!

Image viewer Arnold

At the end of 2018, launched an experimental image search service from the past, which it was possible to search around 4 million images from the past, coming from some collections of

From April 2019, it became possible to search for images from all the collections of

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You can now search over 17 million unique images (over 50 pixels in width and height) since 1996.

Find pages from the past through the new image search service.

Try the “Visit Page” option to find the Web page from the past that contained the image you selected.

Image viewer Arnold

Try the image search service now!

Search images from the past with at

Ask for an exhibition of posters about historical web pages

Last updated on February 13th, 2023 at 03:17 pm

If you wish to host an exhibition to show-off on a common space (e.g. library, university hallway, common room in a congress center), please contact us!

Examples of performed exhibitions

These four exhibitions presented iconic web pages from Portugal’s recent history.

Universidade do Minho – Gualtar Campus – Braga

  • Where: Espaço B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library
  • When: Until April 18. From Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to midnight. And Saturdays from 08h30 to 14h30.

Universidade do Minho – Azurém Campus – Guimarães

  • Where: Espaço B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library
  • When: From April 23 to May 10. From Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to midnight. And Saturdays from 08h30 to 14h30.

ISCTE – Lisboa

  • Where: ISCTE-IUL Library.
  • When: From April 16 until May 11. From 8h to 21h.

Escola Superior de Hotelaria do Estoril

  • Where: Celestino Gomes Library
  • When: Until May 15. From Monday to Friday, from 9h30 to 12h00 and from 14h30 to 17h30. And from 6 to May 18. From Monday to Friday, from 9h30 to 20h30, Saturdays from 9h30 to 13h.

NOVA – IMS – Campolide Campus

  • Where: Nova IMS Library and Main Corridor.
  • When: Until April 18. From Monday to Friday, from 10h to 18h. And April 22 to 30, from 9h to 20h.


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News about our poster exhibitions and CLEOPATRA Project together in funding for PhD students

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 02:12 pm

CLEOPATRA Project is announcing 15 fully-funded PhD students. Subjects include Semantic Web, natural language processing, digital humanities and social sciences, and many others. is directly involved in three of the courses: Incentives design for hybrid multilingual information processing and analytics, in Southampton; National and transnational media coverage of European parliamentary elections, 2004-2014, London (United Kingdom); and NLP for under-resourced languages, in Zagreb, Croatia.

For more information about the courses, or for applications go to CLEOPATRA Project website. 2019 Award: Submissions are open!

Last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 04:12 pm

Submissions for Award 2019 are officially open! The deadline is May 3, at 1 pm (Lisbon time).

The three best works will receive a total of 15 000 euros.

Individual or group works on any subject are accepted. The only requirement is that they use as their main source of information.

Here’s how to apply:

Good luck!

EXPO’98: Twenty years by

Last updated on July 15th, 2022 at 01:23 pm

With the theme “ “Os Oceanos, Um Património para o Futuro” (Oceans, a Heritage for the Future“), EXPO’98 took place in Lisbon, 1998.

Considered a turning point for Lisbon and Portugal, from May 2 to September 30, 1998, the event attracted around 11 million visitors.  EXPO’98 also had as its purpose to highlight the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.

The importance of EXPO’98 did not stop there:

  • It was a strategic project for the country and culminated with the regeneration of an area of about 340 hectares in the eastern part of the city, next to the Tagus River.
  • Attended by 146 countries and 14 international organizations.

EXPO’98 website preserved by

However, as in the digital world, much of the information disappears after a short time, only with you can even browse EXPO’98 page, serving as a historical and research base about the event.

A moment that keeps for the memory of those days not be lost and for future research about their impact on the lives of all Portuguese.

Travel through EXPO’98 with!

Examples of EXPO’98 pages preserved by Award will be back in 2019!

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:33 am will distinguish again in 2019, works that make use of web information from the past in a useful and innovative way.

There will be 15 000 € in prizes:

  • 1º place: 10 000 €
  • 2º place: 3 000 €
  • 3º place: 2 000 €

Proposals can be presented by individuals or groups. The winners will be those that best promote the usage of preserved web information and the services provided by

The contest will follow the same format as in the previous edition and will be open to everyone regardless of their area of study or activity.

The definite rules and application dates will be announced shortly. Applications will be open in early 2019.

First edition winners  ( Award 2018)

The first edition, in 2018, awarded 3 proposals. The 1st prize went to the team led by Ricardo Campos, INESC TEC researcher and professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) with the project Conta-me Histórias, a platform which automatically generates temporal narratives from online news about topics submitted by its users.

For Ricardo Campos the award was:

“An important boost for the project, and thanks to this award, other research works or even commercial applications may be come up.” 2018 Award Winners

Last updated on August 26th, 2022 at 02:12 pm 2018 Award was presented  to the winners by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas,on July 3 at  Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

27 applications were received.

First prize – “Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories)

“Conta-me Histórias” won first prize and 10 000 euros. This is a team effort from Ricardo Campos, Arian Pasquali, Vítor Mangaravite, Alípio Jorge and Adam Jatowt.

Conta-me Histórias is an online service that provides a temporal narrative about any subject using  24 electronic news platforms.

Second Prize – Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper

The second prize of 3 000 euros was given to “Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper” from João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira.

This study intends to facilitate a reflection about homosexuality portrait in a Portuguese newspaper over 20 years.

Third Prize – “Arquivo de Opinião”

The third prize of 2 000 euros was given to “Arquivo de Opinião” from Miguel Won.

Arquivo de Opinião is a web application which offers the user a digital repository  of opinion articles published between 2008 and 2016, in the most prominent Portuguese media outlets.

About Award Award intends to highlight every year, innovative and original projects showing utility as a research data infrastructure.

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