João Gouveia Monteiro

João Gouveia Monteiro


João Gouveia Monteiro (b. 1958) is a full professor in the University of Coimbra, where he earned a PhD in History (1997). He was a guest professor in the Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III) and a visiting professor in the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris). He was an intern in the Universities of Bologna and La Laguna-Tenerife. Between 1995 and 2001, he supervised a multidisciplinary research project about the Aljubarrota battlefield. He is a corresponding scholar of the Portuguese Academy of History and the President of the Iberian Association of Military History (fourth to sixteenth century).

In the University of Coimbra, he was deputy vice-chancellor for Culture and Director of the University Press. Currently, he is the director of the University’s General Library. He is a member of the University’s General Council.

Main interests and research topics: Military History, European History in the Middle Ages, Ancient History and History of Religion.


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Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; The study and publishing of primary sources