A university is a place of writing
waiting to be printed.
Eduardo Lourenço is one of the most prominent figures of the Portuguese culture of our time. That statement, which hardly suffer defense, seems to justify, by itself, the relevance and importance of the project to publish his complete works in the "Portuguese Culture Series" where the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has collected some of the most important pieces of our culture and our thinking.
The Edition of the Complete Works of Eduardo Lourenço, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is being accompanied by the Professor Eduardo Lourenço, who holds the last word on all key aspects of the issue. This project would not have been possible without the commitment of Gradiva Publishers, who from the outset has made available, as an offer, all the texts already published in their collection "Works of Eduardo Lourenço”. This is a collection of different features that, through the issue of small volumes at a more affordable price, will continue to achieve its goal of promoting the works of the Author.
This portal aims at, in addition to monitoring the project's edition of his complete works, spread the work and thought of Eduardo Lourenço. Among other tools, we provide a detailed bibliography of Eduardo Lourenço which, naturally, will be constantly updated. Thus, it can be enriched by each of the visitors to the portal, by simply sending us, through our contacts, the information on the texts and the essayist, who are not yet in possession of the project team. Thus, we intend to promote contact and dialogue between the friends of the thought of Eduardo Lourenço. Furthermore, we undertake to make available electronically all documents listed in our bibliographies.
The Research Unit in Political Science and International Relations (NICPRI) and the University of Évora, in welcoming this Edition of the Complete Works of Eduardo Lourenço aims, ultimately, to flesh out the idea defended by Eduardo Lourenço on what should be the University: a place of writing waiting to be printed.
University of Évora, November 26, 2010