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Maria Barreto Dávila is a post-doctoral researcher at CHAM – Centre for Humanities, currently working on the project “Gender, Space and Power: representations of female authority at the Portuguese Court (1438-1471). She has a PhD in History of The Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion, with the thesis “Ruling the Atlantic: The infanta Beatriz and the House of Viseu (1470-1485)”, from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and holds a master's degree in Medieval History from the same institution. Her main research interests include Court Studies, regarding the relationship of women and power, during the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, Atlantic History, specially the beginning of the Portuguese Discoveries and the connection between women and the sea. She is also developing a research line concerning the study of women and war. Currently, she is working on a book about the infanta Beatriz of Portugal.
She is a member of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship and of the Royal Studies Network.
She is a resarch team member of the H2020 RIse Project CONCHA (2018-2021).
She is the coordinator of the thematic line History of Women and Gender at CHAM - Centre for the Humanities, since January 2018.


  • D111 Medieval History
  • Women's >History
  • Royal Studies
  • Atlantic History
  • Atlantic Archipelagoes

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Research Output at NOVA 2009 2018

As Mulheres e o Mar. Novas perspectivas de abordagem para uma História dos Oceanos

Dávila, M. B., Jul 2018, In : Oceanica . 9, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Enxoval e Casamento: A materialidade do poder familiar no enlace dos infantes D. Beatriz e D. Fernando de Portugal (c. 1447)

Dávila, M. B., Oct 2018, Casamentos da Família Real Portuguesa: Êxitos e fracassos. S. A. Rodrigues, A. M., Santos Silva, M. & Leal de Faria, A. (eds.). Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores, p. 141-168 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Quotidiano e Jogos de Poder nas Terçarias de Moura

Dávila, M. B., Jan 2018, Reinas e infantas en los reinos medievales ibéricos: contribuciones para su estudio. Actas del Congreso Internacional: Santiago de Compostela, 21-23 de mayo de 2014. Carnadas Martínez, S. & García-Fernández, M. (eds.). Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, p. 375-392 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Governar o Atlântico: A infanta D. Beatriz e a Casa de Viseu (1470-1485)

Translated title of the contribution: Ruling the Atlantic: The infanta D. Beatriz and the House of Viseu (1470-1485)Dávila, M. B., 2016, 398 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access

Beatriz, Infanta Dona (1429-1506)

Dávila, M. B., 2014, In : e-Dicionário da Terra e do Território no Império Português. on-line, NA, p. on-line

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Participation in conference

Ciclo de Conferências sobre Questões de Género

Isabel Rute Araújo Branco (Organiser), Maria Barreto Dávila (Organiser), Noemi Alfieri (Organiser)
1 Sep 201918 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Congresso Internacional, Fronteiras de guerra e de negociação.

Carolina Esteves Soares (Organiser), Pedro Cardim (Organiser), Maria Barreto Dávila (Organiser), David Martín Marcos (Organiser), André Murteira (Organiser)
8 Oct 20189 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference