Irene Vaquinhas

Irene Vaquinhas


Irene Vaquinhas holds a PhD in History and is a full professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, since 2009. She was scientific coordinator of the Center for the History of Society and Culture from November 2013 to October 2020. She represented the University of Coimbra in the EU’s project ATHENA (Advanced Thematic Network for Activities on Women’s Studies). She has worked on several international projects. She is a member of the Portuguese Academy of History.

Main interests and research topics: Portuguese Contemporary History; Rural History; History of the forms of socialisation; History of Private Life; Women’s and Gender History; Food Heritage History and Museology.


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Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; Local and regional heritage and identities