Fernando Catroga is a retired full professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. He holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History from the University of Coimbra and an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He has been awared the Military Order of Saint James of the Sword, for scientific merit, by the President of the Portuguese Republic. He has also been granted the Medal of Honour of the University of São Paulo, and the Portuguese Academy of History has distinguished his scholarly excellence. He is head of the Repensar o Ofício do Historiador (Rethinking the Historian’s Craft) research group in the CHSC. He has edited the Revista de História das Ideias (Journal of Intellectual History). He has published extensively in the fields of Political, Cultural and Intellectual History.
Main interests and research topics: Republicanism; Secularisation and Laicism; Historical Memory; Historical Theory; Historiography; Intellectual History; Cultural History.
Research group(s): Reimagining the historian’s craft