José Pedro Paiva
José Pedro Paiva holds a PhD in History and is a full professor in the University of Coimbra. He was head of the University Archive and of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. He is an integrated member of the Center for the History of Society and Culture (CHSC) and a collaborating member of the Centre of Religious History Studies (CEHR – UCP). He is a member of the Portuguese Academy of History and the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. He has worked on and supervised several national and international projects, was a guest professor in the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and was awarded fellowships by the John Carter Brown Library (USA) and the Nederlanse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Dutch Research Council).
Main interests and research topics: History of Religion; Catholic Reformation; Witchcraft in the Early Modern Age; Misericórdias; Early Modern Portuguese History; History of the Portuguese Overseas Empire; the Iberian Union (1580-1640).
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion