Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho
Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho holds a PhD in History and is an emerita full professor retired from the University of Coimbra. She is President of the Portuguese Society for Medieval Studies (SPEM) and Vice-President of the Portuguese Academy of History. She is a member of several other academies and commissions in Portugal and abroad. She is a member of the editorial board in the Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM). She was in several assessment panels on History and Archaeology, for the Portuguese Agency for the Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) and the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She has been active in several national and international research projects. She has taught in the École Nationale des Chartes as well as several universities across Brazil and Europe.
Main interests and research topics: Portugal in the Middle Ages; Diplomatics; Political History (biography); History of Religion; (Rural and Urban) Economic and Social History; History of Political Powers; Food History.
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; Local and regional heritage and identities