The formal beginning of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, the oldest diplomatic alliance still in force, is found in three treaties dating from the fourteenth century: the Treaty of Tagilde (10 July 1372), the Treaty of London (16 June 1373), and the Treaty of Windsor (9 May 1386).

The Treaty of Tagilde, signed at the Church of São Salvador of Tagilde (Vizela municipality, Braga district), by D. Ferdinand I of Portugal and the representatives of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and son of Edward III of England, is considered the preamble of the alliance that remains in force to this day. During more than six centuries of existence, the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance has survived the most challenging of historical contingencies, including two world wars, the rise and fall of empires, revolution and decolonisation, the multilateralization of international relations, European integration and the end of the Cold War.

The Interdisciplinary Conference “The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance: Taking Stock of the Past and Envisioning the Future”, which will take place at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) from 6 to 9 July 2022, marks the 650th anniversary of the Treaty of Tagilde with a creative space for dialogue and interchange of knowledge among researchers from different areas of knowledge. The conference aims to bring about a deeper understanding of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, its past and present, and reflect on possible future reverberations.

This conference is organized by the School of Law and the Centre for Research in Justice and Governance of the University of Minho in association with Portugal-UK 650. It has the support of the Rectory of the University of Minho.

Scientific Coordination

Alexandra M. Rodrigues Araújo (JusGov/University of Minho), João Sérgio Ribeiro (JusGov/University of Minho), Mário Ferreira Monte (JusGov/University of Minho)

Organising Committee
Alexandra M. Rodrigues Araújo (JusGov/University of Minho), Marco Gonçalves (JusGov/University of Minho).

Partner Institutions
University of Oxford; Centre for the History of Society and Culture, University of Coimbra; Research Centre in Political Science, University of Évora/University of Minho; Institute for Political Studies, Católica University – Lisbon; Institute Iuris, University of Lisbon.

Scientific Committee
Anabela Gonçalves (JusGov/ University of Minho), Andreia Barbosa (JusGov/University of Minho), Carlos Abreu Amorim (JusGov/ University of Minho), Cristina Dias (JusGov/University of Minho), Hugo Flores (JusGov/University of Minho), Joana Aguiar e Silva (JusGov/ University of Minho), João Carlos Espada (IEP, Católica University– Lisbon), Joaquim Freitas da Rocha (JusGov/ University of Minho), José Pedro Paiva (CHSC, University of Coimbra), Liam Gearon (University of Oxford), Marco Gonçalves (JusGov/ University of Minho), Margarida Seixas (Iuris, University of Lisboa), Maria de Assunção Vale Pereira (JusGov/ University of Minho), Maria João Rodrigues de Araújo (University of Oxford), Maria José Azevedo Santos (CHSC, University of Coimbra), Maria Miguel Carvalho (JusGov/ University of Minho), Miriam Afonso Brigas (Iuris, University of Lisbon), Owen Rees (University of Oxford), Pedro Madeira Froufe (JusGov/ University of Minho), Silvério Rocha e Cunha (CICP/University of Évora), Teresa Pinto Coelho (Nova University), Thomas F. Earle (University of Oxford)

University: University of Minho – School of Law
Title of the activity: Interdisciplinary Conference “The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance: Taking Stock of the Past and Envisioning the Future”

Contact Person: Pedro Rito

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