Ana Paula Pires



Ana Paula Pires has a PhD in History, with a specialisation in Contemporary Economic and Social History, by the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Stanford and at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA FCSH and coordinator of the group “Economy, Society, Heritage, and Innovation” of the same institution. She is currently a member of the Inter-ministerial Working Group for Military Tourism, in representation of the Secretary of State for Science, Technology, and Higher Education.

She is the author of several books and scientific papers, the co-founder of the International Network for the Study of the Great War in Africa, and the editor of the 1914-1918-online, International Encyclopaedia of the First World War, a project coordinated by the Free University of Berlin.
She won awards from the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History, the Alberto Sampaio Award and the National Defence Award (Honorable Mention).

Research fields

  • First World War
  • History of Portugal
  • Economic and social history
  • Colonial history

Selected publications

  • Pires, Ana Paula. “The First World War in Portuguese East Africa: Civilian and Military Encounters in the Indian Ocean,” e-Journal of Portuguese History 15 (2017): 82-104. [PDF]
  • Pires, Ana Paula, “Between War and Peace: the Portuguese Experience in the Great War,” in Shaping Neutrality throughout the First World War, coordinated by José Leonardo Ruiz Sánchez, Inmaculada Cordero Olivero, and Carolina García Sanz, 207-220. Seville: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2015.
  • Rollo, Maria Fernanda & Ana Paula Pires. Ordem dos Engenheiros – 75 anos de História. Inovação e desenvolvimento em Portugal: O lugar dos engenheiros. Lisbon: Ingenium Edições Lda., 2012.
  • Pires, Ana Paula. Portugal e a I Guerra Mundial. A República e a Economia de Guerra. Lisbon: CNCCR / Caleidoscópio, 2011.

Main projects


Institute of Contemporary History
Av. Berna, 26 C 1069-061 LISBOA
 Tel.: +351 21 7908300 ext. 1545


Monday to Friday
10.00h - 13.00h / 14.00h - 18.00h


Share This