He completed his degree in History at NOVA FCSH in 2001. In 2006, he obtained a master’s degree (NOVA FCSH) with the dissertation “A Casa Palmela e o desafio Liberal: estratégias de Afirmação” [A Casa Palmela and the Liberal Challenge: Strategies of Affirmation], published by Livros Horizonte in 2008. In 2014, he obtained the degree of Doctor (NOVA FCSH) with the thesis funded by the FCT entitled “Nos bastidores da Corte”: O Rei e a Casa Real na crise da Monarquia – 1889-1908” [In the backstage of the Court”: The King and the Royal House in the Monarchy Crisis – 1889-1908], a work that won the 23rd edition of the Victor Sá de Contemporary History Award of the University of Minho.
He is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History (NOVA) and at the Center for Classical Studies (FLUL). He participated, as a fellow, in several research projects by NOVA, University of Évora, and ISCTE-IUL, of which the “Portuguese Women Writers (16th-19th centuries)“, funded by FCT, stands out.
He participated in several meetings of COST Action IS0901 “Women Writers in History – Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture” and of COST Action IS1310 “Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800. A digital framework for multi-lateral collaboration on Europe’s intellectual history“. He was a member of the Luso-German integrated action “Redes culturais femininas entre Portugal e a Alemanha” [Women’s cultural networks between Portugal and Germany], funded by the FCT and participant in the project “Site das Escritoras”, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
His research areas have been the Portuguese elites during the Constitutional Monarchy, having been more recently interested in the study of female textual production throughout the 19th century. He regularly presents the results of his research in conferences, both in Portugal and abroad, having published several papers.
- Contemporary history
- 19th Century
- History of elites
- Urbano, Pedro. “Corte e Casa Real no final da Monarquia Constitucional Portuguesa,” Boletim Cultural “A Cidade de Évora” (2016).
- Urbano, Pedro, “The everyday life on the Royal Household,” in Geschicleich, edited by Maria de Lurdes Rosa. Lisbon: Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Centro de História de Além-Mar, Caminhos Romanos, 2012. [link]
- Urbano, Pedro. A Casa Palmela. Lisbon: Livros Horizonte, 2008. [link]
- Urbano, Pedro. “Dotar, partilhar e legar: o património da Casa Palmela,” Ler História 52 (2007): 187-210. [PDF]
- Researcher in the online editorial project “ESCRITORAS – Women Writers in Portuguese before 1900” — Hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Proc. 134702). 2014 [link]
- Researcher in the integrated action Portugal-Germany “Female cultural networks between Portugal and Germany” — Hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and funded bay the Foundation for Science and Technology (439/20/1/2014/S). 2014
- Member of COST Action IS1310 “Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800. A digital framework for multi-lateral collaboration on Europe’s intellectual history”, on the mission “Iberian Letters: Textual Encoding Initiative” — Coordinated by Howard Hotson (University of Oxford) and funded by the European Commission – Horizon 2020. 2014 [link]
- Collaborator in COST Action IS0901 “Women Writers in History – Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture” — Coordinated by Suzan Van Dijk (Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis) and funded by the European Commission – Horizon 2020. 2012 [link]
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After meetings in Évora and Braga, IN2PAST is now formally presented in Lisbon, at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Apresentação do Laboratório Associado IN2PAST O Laboratório Associado para
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After meetings in Évora and Braga, IN2PAST is now formally presented in Lisbon, at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Apresentação do Laboratório Associado IN2PAST
O Laboratório Associado para a Investigação e Inovação em Património, Artes, Sustentabilidade e Território (IN2PAST) é o primeiro Laboratório Associado na área das Humanidades. Após a sua candidatura ao título de Laboratório Associado ter sido aprovada no concurso promovido pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia em 2020/2021, o IN2PAST dá agora os seus primeiros passos.
Reunindo unidades de investigação provenientes de distintas áreas disciplinares (da Química à História Contemporânea, passando pela Antropologia, a Arqueologia, a Arquitectura, a História de Arte ou a Música), o IN2PAST junta a Universidade de Évora, a Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, a Universidade do Minho, o Iscte-IUL e a Universidade de Coimbra.
No dia 2 de Dezembro, o IN2PAST fará a sua apresentação em Lisboa, após reuniões já efectuadas em Évora e no Minho.
Queremos, por isso, convidar os docentes, os investigadores e os estudantes da NOVA e do Iscte-IUL, as nossas duas instituições na região de Lisboa, a assistirem à apresentação deste novo Laboratório Associado, na certeza de que o mesmo se encontra aberto a colaborar com todas as unidades de investigação e departamentos destas nossas duas instituições universitárias.
Programa (📎 PDF):
14h30 | Abertura
Com António Candeias (Presidente do IN2PAST), Cristina Brito (Sub-Directora Adjunta para a Investigação da NOVA FCSH) e Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues (Reitora do Iscte-IUL)
15h00 |A organização e as linhas temáticas do IN2PAST
Com Jorge Correia (Vice-Presidente do IN2PAST) e José Neves (Vice-Presidente do IN2PAST)
15h30 | O IN2PAST em colaboração com as Ciências Sociais, as Humanidades e as Artes
Com Joana Cunha Leal (membro da Direcção do IN2PAST), Manuel Pedro Ferreira (membro da Direcção do IN2PAST) e Nélia Dias (Presidente do Conselho Científico do IN2PAST)
(Sexta-feira) 2:30 pm - 4:00 am
Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory
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Lecture in the framework of the parallel programme of the exhibition “Resistant Women”, at the Alcântara Library, in Lisbon. With
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Arqueologia e repressão:
Violência contra as mulheres na guerra civil e o regime franquista
The Francoist repressive strategy unleashed after the coup d’état of 18 July 1936 developed complex mechanisms of physical and psychological punishment. Within Franco’s repressive system there was a specific procedure applied to Republican women. In this presentation, I provide an analysis of the repression suffered by women during the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. For that purpose, I draw on stories of female victims, who suffered physical and psychological humiliation, and on mass graves with bodies of women. The research is based on a holistic study of material, oral and written sources from an archaeological, forensic, and historical perspective. It is argued that the different repressive strategies used against the female population by Spanish fascism was motivated by the perception of women as second-class citizens and therefore inferior to men. Their punishment followed criteria of exemplarity.
Laura Muñoz-Encinar is a specialist in the Archaeology of Contemporary Conflict and Forensic Anthropology, focusing on repression processes conducted in 20th-century wars in Spain and Europe and gender studies. Her research takes a holistic analysis of mass graves through an interdisciplinary approach combining history, archaeology, and forensic anthropology. This combination of disciplines provides an integrated analysis of the contexts of contemporary political violence, showing new approaches to the production of historical knowledge. Her research career has been centred on the exhumations of mass graves of victims of extrajudicial repression, from the perspective of forensic archaeology, with the aim of analysing the repressive strategies developed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975). Inside this approach, she has a special interest in analysing gendered violence in war and post-conflict scenarios. Moreover, she has examined the importance of scientific evidence for the interpretation of past events and the production of historical knowledge about contemporary political violence.
(Sexta-feira) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA FCSH, Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory, and Alcântara Library
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Opening of the film cycle promoted by the IHC and other research centres at the Portuguese Cinematheque on the Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema. Luz e Sombra
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Opening of the film cycle promoted by the IHC and other research centres at the Portuguese Cinematheque on the Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema.
Luz e Sombra — Representações da Idade Média no Cinema
The IHC, through the inter-university research group “Using the Past. The Middle Ages in the Spotlight” and in close collaboration with the Portuguese Cinematheque, is one of the promoters of the cycle “Luz e Sombra — Representações da Idade Média no Cinema” [Light and Shadow – Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema], which will take place during the month of December.
The opening session, at 7pm on 2 December, will feature the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail“, directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – “a parody of medieval films such as none before or since cinema has ever known”. The full programme of the cycle is available here.
(Sexta-feira) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 30, 2022
Historian Esmat Elhalaby will be in Lisbon next week.
Nov 29, 2022
The IHC is one of the promoters of the cycle Light and Shadow – Representations of the Middle Ages in Cinema.
Nov 25, 2022
The Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory will be presented in Lisbon.