Events: Foreign Archive Sources for the Study of Portuguese History 2020-2021 Seminars


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Foreign Archive Sources for the Study of Portuguese History 2020-2021 Seminars

This year, the seminars on Foreign Archival Sources for the Study of the History of Portugal at CITCEM of the University of Porto will have as guest speakers four researchers working on issues of cultural, economic and social history in the medieval and modern eras. The first guest will be Cátia Antunes, from Leiden University, who will present a session on the richness of Flemish and Dutch documentation. The second session will be led by Marília dos Santos Lopes, a specialist in the cultural history of Luso-Germanic and -Austrian relations in the modern era. The third guest will be Marcelo Siqueira, who will give us a first-person view of the organization, functioning and content of Brazil’s National Archive. Finally, the fourth session will be led by Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli, an expert in medieval and Renaissance economic history, who will tell us about the documentation in the Tuscan archives.


Given the current context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, this year’s FAEEHP seminars will be entirely via Zoom.


Seminar 1. Thursday, October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM
Cátia Antunes (Leiden University)
Dutch and Flemish sources for the study of Portuguese history

Seminar 2. Thursday, December 9, 2020, 2:30 PM
Marília dos Santos Lopes (Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon)
Research paths in German and Austrian archives and libraries for the cultural history of the modern era

Seminar 3. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 2:30 PM
Marcelo Siqueira (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, National Archives – Brazil)
The National Archive of Brazil and the documentation concerning Portugal

Seminar 4. Thursday, May 6, 2021, 2:30pm
Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli (University of Florence)
Tuscan sources for the study of late-medieval Portuguese history


The seminars are open to the entire academic community and aim to stimulate undergraduate and master’s degree students, and doctoral candidates, to consider the possibilities for Portuguese history offered by documentation held in archives outside Portugal.