Exhibition “E Contudo, Elas Movem-se! Mulheres e Ciência”
From the famous phrase that Galileo will have uttered before the court of the Inquisition And pur, si muove!, the exhibition E Contudo Elas Movem-se. Mulheres e Ciência, aims to highlight the contributions of women in the field of science, highlighting their pioneering spirit and highlighting the obstacles they had to overcome in order to be admitted and (re) known in the academic and / or professional context, especially in a space traditionally reserved for men.
The twelve Portuguese women who are prominent here – all with a stint at the Portuguese university – are just one example of a group that since the late nineteenth century tore conventions and overcame the limitations of gender roles generally attributed to women.
The exhibition also counts with the participation of twelve poets – Àngels Gregori, David Jou, Jaime Rocha, Joana Espain, João Habitualmente, Luís Filipe Castro Mendes, Luís Quintais, Margarida Vale de Gato, Maria do Rosário Pedreira, Maria Teresa Horta, Nuno Júdice and Ana Luísa Amaral – who, through unpublished poems, pay tribute to some of these women and to the very gesture of rebellion that was to defy and surpass the boundaries culturally associated with their sex, proving that, however, they moved. And after all, with them, also the world.
This multidisciplinary event will take place from September 10 to October 29, 2019, in various venues in the city of Porto. The program, which includes debates, round tables, film cycles, exhibitions, conferences, radio shows and book launches, will show how, despite everything and against everything, women have often moved. And after all, with them, also the world.
The event is organized by the Rectory of the University of Porto, in partnership with the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa.