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Ana Paula Pires has a PhD in History, with a specialisation in Contemporary Economic and Social History, by the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Stanford and at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA FCSH and coordinator of the group “Economy, Society, Heritage, and Innovation” of the same institution. She is currently a member of the Inter-ministerial Working Group for Military Tourism, in representation of the Secretary of State for Science, Technology, and Higher Education.

She is the author of several books and scientific papers, the co-founder of the International Network for the Study of the Great War in Africa, and the editor of the 1914-1918-online, International Encyclopaedia of the First World War, a project coordinated by the Free University of Berlin.
She won awards from the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History, the Alberto Sampaio Award and the National Defence Award (Honorable Mention).



Ana Paula Pires é doutorada em História, especialidade História Económica e Social Contemporânea, pela Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Realiza actualmente um pós-doutoramento na Universidade de Stanford e na Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

É membro da direcção do Instituto de História Contemporânea da NOVA FCSH e coordenadora do grupo “Economia, Sociedade, Património e Inovação” da mesma instituição. Integra actualmente o Grupo de Trabalho Interministerial para o Turismo Militar, em representação da Secretária de Estado da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior.

Autora de diversos livros e artigos científicos, é co-fundadora da International Network for the Study of the Great War in Africa e é editora de 1914-1918-online, International Encyclopedia of the First World War, projecto coordenado pela Universidade Livre de Berlim.
Venceu os prémios da Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social, Alberto Sampaio e Defesa Nacional (Menção Honrosa).

Education/Academic qualification

Histoy 19th-20th century, Master, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 17 Dec 2004

Social and Economic History, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

History, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

External positions

Visiting Scholar in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, Stanford University

1 May 2016 → …


  • D501 World War I
  • Histoy of Portugal
  • Economic and Social History
  • Colonial History


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