João Marinho dos Santos

João Marinho dos Santos

João Marinho dos Santos is a retired Full Professor in the History Group of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. He has focused his scientific research in the areas of History of the Discoveries and Portuguese Expansion and Local History, highlighting among his latest publications: Ceuta não foi Conquista, mas começo dela (2017); Costumes e Foros de Castelo Bom (2018); Estudos sobre os Descobrimentos e Expansão Portuguesa (2021).
Between 1990 and 1994 he held the position of delegate of the Secretary of State for Culture for the Central Zone of Portugal and, between 2003 and 2013, that of scientific head of the Centre for History of Society and Culture.