The most recent volume of the Famalicão Cultural Bulletin was presented this Friday, February 24th, at the Alberto Sampaio Municipal Archives. It is a compilation of scientific papers that deepen the knowledge about Vila Nova Famalicão, focusing on issues related to its heritage and people, and includes contributions on social and political issues of our time.
In all, 11 themes are explored, such as the Monastery of Oliveira Santa Maria and the Quinta da Igreja Velha, in Vermoim, the tradition of the Auto de São João of Vilarinho das Cambas, the evolution of the famalicense landscape, tourism, migrations, among others.
The volume includes contributions by professors and researchers from renowned Portuguese institutions, such as the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon, CITCEM - Centre for Transdisciplinary Research on Culture, Space and Memory of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, and the University of Minho.
"A piece of history, with an enormous scientific quality, which is also a legacy that we leave to those who will reflect on the history of this municipality in the future", says the Mayor, Mário Passos, regarding this new volume of the Cultural Bulletin.
The Councillor of Culture, Pedro Oliveira, pointed out that the Cultural Bulletin "is not only made for its edition and in a mere act of continuity", but for the "value and contribution to the preservation of the memory and cultural identity of this municipality".
It is recalled that the first edition of the Famalicão Cultural Bulletin dates back to 1980, accompanying the first group of cultural bulletins published by some Portuguese municipalities after the first national elections in 1976. Since its creation until today, the Cultural Bulletin has given an invaluable contribution to the appreciation and cultural discussion in Vila Nova de Famalicão.