Cristóvão Mata holds an undergraduate degree in History and a Master’s degree in Modern History, from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, where he also completed a PhD in Modern History, with an individual fellowship from the FCT. His thesis, entitled A Casa de Aveiro na Constelação dos Poderes Senhoriais: Estruturas de Domínio e Redes Clientelares (The House of Aveiro within the Aristocratic Power Constellation: Domination Structures and Clientele Networks), of 2019, aimed to study one of the main Portuguese noble houses during the Modern Age.
Main interests and research topics: Modern History; Aristocracy; Nobility; Local Elites; Municipalities; Institutional History; Manorialism; History of the Family.
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Research group(s): Local and regional heritage and identities