Ana Rita Rocha
Ana Rita Rocha is a research assistant in the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon, working on the project VINCULUM – Entailing Perpetuity: Family, Power, Identity. The Social Agency of a Corporate Body (Southern Europe, 14th-17th Centuries). She holds PhD (2019) and Master’s degrees (2011) in Medieval History from the University of Coimbra. She is an integrated researcher in the Institute for Medieval Studies at NOVA-FCSH and is a collaborating member of the Center for the History of Society and Culture, in the University of Coimbra. She also conducts research for the MedCrafts project – Crafts regulation in Portugal in the Late Middle Ages (14th-15th centuries).
Main interests and research topics: Portugal in the Middle Ages; History of Charity; Poverty and disease in the Middle Ages; Leprosy in the Middle Ages; Entails (morgadios and chantries).
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion