José Manuel Azevedo e Silva
José Manuel Azevedo e Silva holds a PhD in History from the University of Coimbra, where he taught between 1983 and 2007. His activity focused on teaching and researching the History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Overseas Empire and the History of Colonial Brazil. He has published 20 books on these topics, as well as approximately 100 articles, prefaces and reviews. The Portuguese Academy of History granted him the Calouste Gulbenkian “História da Presença de Portugal no Mundo” (“History of the Portuguese Presence in the World”) award, in 2008.
Main interests and research topics: Local and Regional History; History of the Portuguese Overseas Empire; History of Brazil; Local History.
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; Local and regional heritage and identities