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The Center for Iberian Studies (CEI), the entity that awards the Eduardo Lourenço Prize and which is based in the city of Guarda, announced that it will mark the anniversary of the birth of the philosopher and essayist, on May 21, with the ceremony for the 2020 prize, the inauguration of a Memorial and the holding of a webinar.
In the 16th edition, the award jury unanimously decided to award the award to Ángel Marcos de Dios, retired professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain), recognizing his academic and scientific merit in the area of Portuguese Language and Literature, and his long and fruitful dedication to the development and deepening of cultural and academic relations between Portugal and Spain.
On the same day, CEI, a cross-border association that resulted from the partnership between the Municipality of Guarda, the universities of Coimbra and Salamanca and the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, will symbolically mark the birthday of its mentor.
Philosopher and essayist Eduardo Lourenço was born on May 23, 1923, in São Pedro do Rio Seco, in the municipality of Almeida, district of Guarda, and died on December 1, 2020, at the age of 97.
The program includes, at 3 pm, the webinar “Readings of Eduardo Lourenço”, with presentation and moderation by Guilherme d´Oliveira Martins and interventions by Paulo Filipe Monteiro (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Francisco Noa (Mozambique) and Nuno Grande (University of Coimbra).
The project is coordinated by António Pedro Pita (University of Coimbra), Margarida Calafate Ribeiro and Roberto Vecchi (Chair Eduardo Lourenço, University of Bologna) and Rui Jacinto (Center for Iberian Studies and CEGOT – University of Coimbra).
At 5 pm on May 21, the inauguration of the Eduardo Lourenço Memorial is scheduled, at the headquarters of CEI, the presentation of the engraving “Eduardo Lourenço – Heterodoxias” and the Commemorative Medal of the 20 years of the cross-border association.