Marco Cosme holds a degree in History and a master’s degree in Early Modern History from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. His master’s degree thesis, entitled Elites e Poder Local em Macau (1750-1848): Os Provedores da Santa Casa da Misericórdia, focuses on the social and political configuration of the elites and local power in Macao during the 18th and 19th centuries. In 2021, he received the International Research Prize “Pina Manique – Do Iluminismo à Revolução Liberal” awarded by the Portuguese Academy of History for the best master’s thesis. Currently, he is finishing another master’s degree in Teaching History, at the same institution.
Main interests and research topics: Social and political history of Early Modern Portugal; History of the Portuguese overseas empire; History of the Portuguese presence in Asia; Local Elites; Local Power; History of Institutions.
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; Local and regional heritage and identities