The current issue of the journal (Nº 20), with the thematic dossier "The Book in Its Time: Places, Materials, Forms and Techniques”, and scientific coordination by Fernando J. Bouza Álvarez (Universidade Complutense, Madrid), João Luís Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) e Luís Martins (NOVA FCSH), has been available in continuous publication mode since July 2023.

The Book is a phenomenon that combines the fascination of its manifestations of yesteryear to the current debates and practices that announce future paths and dilemmas. We propose in this issue an exercise that recovers the procedures and techniques that gained body to welcome another invention, that of writing, which inscribes the history of copyists, printing typographers who moved between cities and countries in search of business, that of their emergence in monasteries, courts, universities, binder workshops and typographies, that of street vendors and that of the production and marketing circuits.



The next issue of the journal (Nº 21), with the thematic dossier "A Time after a Setback: Persistent Reverberations of the Carnation Revolution”, and scientific coordination by Paula Godinho (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) and Ricardo Andrade (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), will be available in continuous publication from January 2024.

At a time when there will be multiple proposals for perspectives on the fiftieth anniversary of April 25, 1974, a revolution marked by a euphoria that surpassed the day before and that surprised the day after, in an unlocking of the future, we suggest a look at the threshold of several disciplines in this cross-sectional issue of Cadernos do Arquivo Municipal, between the social and human sciences, the arts, literature and other forms of intervention in reality, through four areas:

1) a more historiographical one, which addresses the main political and social transformations that occurred in Portugal during the revolutionary period, from the proliferation of party organizations, to changes in state configuration and public institutions, to the end of the Colonial War, to agrarian reform.

2) another one, based on the "legacy" of April, its memorialization and consequent attempts to "sterilize" its subversive potential, which intersects with the usually called "crisis of utopias".

3) the transformations that occurred in the local universe of artistic practices, from music to cinema, also affecting the transformations in the main means of communication.

4) the impact of the 25th of April on emigration and immigration.