Economy and Society — State, Classes, and Gender
Coordination: Bruno Zorek
Contributing to the renewal of Economic History and Social History, by deepening the links between the two, the research developed by the group has studied and related the following subjects:
- The history of economic sectors such as banking, industry and commerce, within the framework of the emergence and development of capitalism at its various scales;
- The history of social classes, as well as of associations, social networks and sociability, in terms of labour, leisure, culture and daily life, with a focus on gender issues;
- The formation of the modern State and its institutions, in their relationship with the economy, social dynamics and territory, from social movements to migratory movements;
- The historical importance of economic policies, thought and knowledge throughout the contemporary period.
These and other questions are investigated within the framework of a historical reflection on the problems of modernisation, development and modernity, as well as on the historical nature of the ideas of economy and society themselves. The reflection of the Research Group is developed within the framework of Economic History and Social History, in dialogue with Historical Sociology, Intellectual History, Contemporary Archaeology or Social Anthropology.
Estas e outras questões são investigadas no âmbito de uma reflexão histórica acerca das problemáticas da modernização, do desenvolvimento e da modernidade, assim como da natureza histórica das próprias ideias de economia e sociedade. A reflexão do Grupo de Investigação é desenvolvida no quadro da História Económica e da História Social, em diálogo com a Sociologia Histórica, a História Intelectual, a Arqueologia Contemporânea ou a Antropologia Social.
The group also develops relevant historiographical and memorialising activities with public and private entities as diverse as the Union of Portuguese Mutualities, the EDP Foundation or the Association Mémoire Vive/Memória Viva.
PhD Integrated Researchers
Picture: Textil plant in Portugal. Photographs of Marshall Plan Activities in Europe and Africa, ca. 1948 – ca. 1989. US National Archives at College Park (Source)
Dec 5, 2023
Eight new research contracts were awarded to the IHC.
Nov 24, 2023
José Miguel Ferreira’s thesis received an Honourable Mention from the Victor Sá Award for Contemporary History
Nov 22, 2023
Leonor Areal’s film-essay was awarded an honourable mention in the Caminhos do Cinema Português festival.