Edgar Pereira holds a PhD in Economic and Social History from Leiden University (Netherlands) and received a postdoctoral fellowship from the KNIR (Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome). Currently, he is a first stage PhD researcher in the Center for the History of Society and Culture of the University of Coimbra. He has conducted archival research in seven countries and has published articles in scientific journals and collective works. In 2015, his Master’s thesis was awarded the Marc Bloch Prize by the European University Institute (Florence), in the category of best Master’s dissertation on Modern and Contemporary History. In addition to archival work and publishing, he has taught several courses for undergraduate and Master’s degrees.
Main interests and research topics: Economic and political history of Portugal in the Modern Age; History of the Portuguese Overseas Empire; Connected history of the Iberian empires; History of sea trade in the Modern Age.
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion