João Rafael Nisa
João Rafael Nisa is a Medieval History PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, having a fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/136145/2018). His PhD project, supervised by Professor João Gouveia Monteiro, analyses the practices and management of war in the Alentejo region during the Middle Ages (fourteenth to fifteenth centuries). He has spoken at scientific events in Portugal and abroad. He has also written various works on medieval warfare. He is a member of the Iberian Association of Military History (fourth to sixteenth centuries).
Main interests and research topics: Medieval Warfare; Municipalities; Cross-border relations between Portugal and Castile; Alentejo in the Middle Ages; Prince Pedro; Duke of Coimbra.
Research group(s): The study and publishing of primary sources; Local and regional heritage and identities