updated: 17.11.2014





The history of ideas, putting together the perspectives of History, Philosophy and Literary Studies, is the basis of CHC's main project.
We question the meanings of representations and doctrines, considering their historicity. One does not separate practice, images and reasons, as they aren't a reflection of each other, but all are involved in the definition of the meaning one is constructing.
We study political as well as religious, scientific, economic, social, aesthetic and philosophical thought and practice, emphasizing the modern, con
temporary Portuguese space and its connection with the Iberian, Brazilian and Latin-American space and the study of the forms of expressing and transmitting ideas.
Where to find us? FCSH research units building - ID,
Av. Berna 26, rooms 2.02, 2.04 and 2.05 (2nd floor)

Modernista 2013


on Religious History

Modern period

subject 2014

Regular Clergy

Closing session 18 November 2014

Regular clergy during modern period:
a religious, cultural and political vision

Federico Palomo (Univ. Complutense Madrid)

Nature, Medicine and modern sensibility

Internacional Meeting

19-21 November 2014
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

see archive website

Read here

Cultura (ns 23 to 29)

and the digital edition of our journal
(ns 1 to 22)

and the 1st series of the collection
Cadernos de Cultura (ns 1-5)


The concept of nature in the
medico-philosophical thought
at the transition from

the XVIIth to the XVIIIth centuries

Project PTDC/FIL-FCI/116843/2010

Course on the History of Portuguese Medical Thought
Februray to December 2014

next session, 4 July:

Affections and mental health in Filipe Montalto and Ribeiro Sanches (Adelino Cardoso, Ângela Nobre Lacerda and Bruno Barreiros)

Doctoral seminars 2013/2014 at the CHC:

1st term (October 2013 - February 2014):

- History of Publishing and reading

- Europe and public Opinion in the 19th Century

2nd Term (February - June 2014

- Hispanic Studies

- Material Culture and Literature in Sub-Saharan Africa


Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The strategic project on "Frontiers" with which we present ourselves to the period 2015-2020 was assumed in a new institutional framework in which the CHC, the Centro de História d'Além Mar (CHAM), the Centro de Estudos Históricos (CEH) and the Instituto Oriental (IO) join efforts and teams, pursuing and renewing programmes and where the four research units decide to merge.
The new research unit that results from this process, Centre for Global History (CHAM) is currently in process of constitution, with the teams already working together.