Maria Cândida Proença



Degree in History (FLUL); Master in History of the 19th and 20th centuries (NOVA FCSH); PhD in Cultural History and Mentalities of the 19th and 20th centuries (NOVA FCSH) and Aggregation in History Teaching.

Professor of Cultural History and Mentalities of the 18th-20th Centuries (NOVA FCSH) and Coordinator of Professional Training for History Teachers (NOVA FCSH). More than two dozen publications in the areas of History of Portugal, History of Culture and Mentalities, Local History, and History of Education; several scientific articles in specialised journals; coordination of several research projects; organisation and scientific coordination of several scientific meetings; evaluation of research projects.


Research fields

  • History of culture and mentalities
  • History of education
  • Local history
  • Biography

Selected publications

  • Proença, Maria Cândida. Dicionário de História de Portugal (5 Volumes). Lisbon: Círculo de Leitores, 2020.
  • Proença, Maria Cândida. Uma História Concisa de Portugal. Lisbon: Temas e Debates, 2015. [link]
  • Proença, Maria Cândida. D. Manuel II. Lisbon: Temas e Debates, 2008. [link]


Main projects

  • Coordinator of the editorial project “Os Grandes Debates Parlamentares (1820-1974)” [The Great Parliamentary Debates (1820-1974)] — Funded by the Assembly of the Republic.


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