Integrated Researcher at IEM, Professor in the History Department, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon
Portuguese Medieval History; Portuguese Urban History; Powers, Spaces, territories and landscapes in the Middle Ages; Medieval royal enquiries
Ana Paula Pires
Integrated Researcher at IHC, FCT Post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon
Contemporary Portuguese History; Contemporary Economic and Social History; Portuguese First Republic History; First World War History
Scientific Sub-coordinator of IELT, Assistant Professor of Universidade Aberta
French Medieval Literature; Studies on the Imaginary; Medieval Studies
Integrated Researcher at CHAM, FCT Post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon
History of Science (Natural History); History of the Atlantic; History of Whaling; History of Portuguese Discoveries
Marine Environmental history; Historical Ecology; Environmental conservation
Interdisciplinary and Integrated Studies
Integrated Researcher at IEM and Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar “Cultura, Espaço e Memória”, FCT Post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon
Medieval economy; History of institutions; Urban History; Europe’s History in the Middle Ages
Joana Gaspar Freitas
Integrated Researcher at IELT, FCT Post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon
Environmental History; Coastal History; Maritime History; Climate History
João Paulo Azevedo de Oliveira e Costa
Director of CHAM, Professor of the History Department, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon
History of the Portuguese Expansion; History of Modern Japan; History of the religions in Ancient Asia
History of Europe (15th-16th cent.)
Maria de Fátima Nunes
Integrated Researcher at IHC
History; Cultural History and Scientific Culture; Modern and Contemporary History
The CHAM — Centre for the Humanities is an inter-University research unit of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and of the Universidade dos Açores, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and graded “Excellent” on the last evaluation process of R&D Units (2013-2014).
In September 2013, CHAM welcomed researchers from the former Centro de História de Além-Mar, Centro de História da Cultura, Centro de Estudos Históricos, and the Instituto Oriental, becoming one of the main centres of historical research in Portugal.
From 2015 to 2020, CHAM’s strategic project will focus on “frontiers”. With a solid core on historical studies, this multi-disciplinary project will consider frontiers as lines that separated, throughout history, a plurality of societies and cultures, but also as social and cultural constructs that promoted communication and interaction. This theme is organised around three structuring topics: the frontier as a spatial divide; the frontier as an intellectual boundary; and the frontier and the constructions of identities.
Due to its heterogeneous concept, a frontier is a topic that inevitably demands cross-cultural, comparative surveys, as well as multi-disciplinary approaches. CHAM is particularly suited for such a challenge, since it brings together researchers from a wide range of periods, from Antiquity to the early-modern and modern periods. CHAM’s team also includes experts from various disciplinary fields (Archaeology, Art History, Heritage, Literature, Philosophy and History of ideas), different domains of History (Economic, Cultural, Political, Social, Religious, History of Science and History of books and reading practices) and also History specialists from various geographic spaces.
The Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradição is a research unit of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisbon dedicated to Literature Studies - Literature and Tradition – in their diversity, both temporal and aesthetically, and concerning genres, in their multiple modes of transmission and reception, as well as in different theoretical, methodological and epistemological approaches. Its main themes are a) Intangible Heritage and Cultural Imaginaries b) Advanced Studies of Literature and c) Practices of the Culture.
The Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM) is a research unit founded in 2002, driven by the Núcleo Científico de Estudos Medievais of FCSH/NOVA, which formed in the 1990s, with most of the researchers of the Faculty engaged in Medieval Studies, practising a multidisciplinary approach since its inception.
In both national and international contexts, the Institute benefits from a prestigious heritage, mainly due to its founders - José Mattoso and Luís Krus – and a unique identity, being the only research unit in Portugal exclusively dedicated to Medieval Studies, bringing together Archaeology, History, Art History and Music and Literature History. It acquired, therefore, specific characteristics arising from its methodological range and multidisciplinarity, which goes beyond the mere scope of social and human sciences.
The Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC) is devoted to the study, training and dissemination of Contemporary History in general, and in particularPortuguese History. Its mission is to develop and promote the study and research of contemporary history and Portuguese History, both on the national and international levels, maintaining a regular activity and programming, articulating the principles and priorities of the scientific programme with researchers’ training and dissemination of their work. It aims to contribute to the promotion of a culture with a historical basis, essential for the sustained and broad development of of knowledge-based societies, through actions and projects of a scientific nature and the active dissemination of its results, using several communication platforms, both conventional publication and new information technologies. Moreover, it aims to intensify the degree and means of internationalization of the studies and research on contemporary history, encouraging exchanges, developing partnerships and networking and stimulating comparative analysis and interdisciplinarity.