Ana Prata

PhD

Biography

Ana Prata is an Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH). She has a PhD in Contemporary History from NOVA FCSH, since 2019, and a Master in Territory Management, specializing in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, also from NOVA FCSH, since 2012.

Since 2006, she has been dedicated to the study of Portuguese port development between the years 1880 and 1930, with a special focus on the period of the First Portuguese Republic. More recently, in her PhD thesis, she also focused on the issue of public investments in port infrastructure and on the connection between the advancement of Portuguese civil engineering and the development of international port know-how.

Her research interests include:

  • Development history of the Portuguese ports;
  • Study of the dynamics of Atlantic ports;
  • History of the development of maritime communications and connections;
  • Economic and social history of Portugal;
  • Contemporary history;
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to historical research.

Research fields

  • History of the First Republic
  • Port development
  • Economic and social history
  • Contemporary history

 

Selected publications

  • Prata, Ana Filipa da Conceição. “O Desenvolvimento Portuário Português (1910-1926)”. PhD Dissertation in History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2019. [PDF]
  • Prata, Ana Filipa, “Políticas portuárias em Portugal (1910-1926). Entre a criação das primeiras Juntas Autónomas e a definição de um plano portuário nacional,” in La gobernanza de los puertos atlánticos, siglos XIV-XX. Políticas y estructuras portuarias, edited by Amélia Polónia e Ana-María Rivera Medina, 67–86. Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2016. [PDF]
  • Prata, Ana. “Atlas Portuário Nacional: contributos metodológicos para a sua elaboração.” MsC Thesis in Dissertação de Mestrado em Territory Management, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2012. [PDF]
  • Prata, Ana. Políticas Portuárias na I República (1880-1929). Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 2011.

 

Main projects

 

CONTACTS

Institute of Contemporary History
NOVA FCSH
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