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Nuno Medeiros is an Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (School of Arts and Humanities, Universidade de Lisboa), Portugal, affiliated to the Department of History and the Literatures, Arts and Cultures Division. He is a researcher in culture, communication, sociology and history at Universidade de Lisboa, at CEComp, Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (CEComp, Centre for Comparative Studies) as a full member of the CITCOM Research Group, dedicated especially to investigation into culture and cultural matters, in the research cluster Citizenship, Media and Cultural Production, where he coordinates the project “Written Cultures and Dimensions of Creation, Production and Consumption: from print to digital, from transmedia to the transnational”. He is also a researcher in sociology and history at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, at IHC – NOVA FCSH, Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC – NOVA FCSH, Institute of Contemporary History), in the Culture, Identities, Power Research Group. At IHC he was Director/Scientific Coordinator of Imprensa de História Contemporânea (Contemporary History University Press). He has also been a sociology and history researcher at, and a sociology and history researcher at Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, at H&TRC – Health & Technology Research Center, since it was founded.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (1996), a Master’s degree in Historical Sociology (2007), and a PhD in Sociology, specializing in Sociology of Culture (2018), awarded by Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

 

He has been a university professor since 1999, essentially lecturing in undergraduate and master’s programs not only in sociology, culture and communication but also in other areas, such as anthropology, publishing studies and the history of print culture. In Portugal, he has lectured at Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Universidade do Algarve and Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz as a permanent or visiting professor. He has also taught once a year at Universidade de Aveiro (master’s in Publishing Studies). He has had short-term lecturing experiences in Brazil, at Universidade Federal Fluminense (classes in Portuguese on the History of the Book and Reading Practices in Brazil in the 19th and 20th Centuries), and in Spain, at Universidad CEU San Pablo, with a visiting professor grant (classes in English on Food, Society and Culture).

 

In the Americas, he has been a visiting scholar at Brown University (USA) and at Universidade de Campinas (Brazil), and a keynote or guest speaker at major Brazilian institutions: Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade de Campinas, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, and Universidade Federal da Bahia. He has been picked as Visiting Professor at Brown University, with a professorship starting next academic year of 2022-2023.

 

One of the main areas of scientific research in which he has specialized is historical sociology of culture, cultural practices and representations, cross-cultural circulation, and cultural heritage. For many years, one of his main focuses has been the historical sociology of the book, publishing, bookselling, reading, print culture, and culture and communication. He has published extensively on these subjects.

 

One of his current research interests is mass publishing, popular culture, and the circulation of ideas as means of exploring the intricacies of contemporary culture in the Portuguese-speaking world, with special focus on Portugal and Brazil. He is also currently exploring the social and historical realm of cooking, cuisine, and gastronomy. He plans to dig deeper into food as a social practice symbolically and culturally ingrained in everyday life and national and local culinary traditions.

 

He has participated in and co-authored structural R&D projects funded by the major funding institutions in Portugal, such as Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (the Portuguese public science funding agency) and the renowned Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and in Brazil, such as Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (the main Brazilian federal public science funding agency). The focuses of these research projects included popular urban culture in colonial and post-colonial spaces; reading in Portugal in the 20th century; censorship; the social nature of reading, publishing and bookselling; popular books and mass-market publishing; book circulation and print culture in the Atlantic in colonial and post-colonial times; cultural mediation of sciences in Brazil; Latin America cultural stances in UNESCO debates; and distance learning. His master’s dissertation, on which his book, Edição e Editores: o mundo do livro em Portugal, 1940-1970 [Publishing and Publishers: The Book World in Portugal, 1940-1970] (Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2010), is based, was awarded the Prémio Fundação Mário Soares, the most prestigious award in Contemporary History in Portugal.

 

I has also been working on health and social structure, and health professions from a sociological and historical perspective for more than twenty years and have co-authored two books on these subjects. He has been the recipient of scientific fellowships or grants from such organizations as Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal), Fundação Luso-Americana/Luso-American Foundation (Portugal), Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa Científica do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil) and Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa/European Union (Portugal/EU).

 

He is an expert reviewer/evaluator with international recognition (European Union database expert reviewer/evaluator no. EX2014D201311). Recently he was an expert reviewer in the following processes: 2018 and 2019 EEA Grants – Collaborative Research Projects evaluation process (in the EEA Research Programme 2014-2021), at the invitation of the Romanian national agency for science, UEFISCDI, in the field of social sciences and humanities; 2019 and 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships evaluation process (under the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation), and 2021 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships evaluation process (under the Horizon Europe EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation), at the invitation of the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission, in the field of social sciences; 2020 grants of the call for Individual Scientist Project Proposals for the Fundamental and Applied Research evaluation process, at the invitation of the Latvian national agency for science, LZP/LCS, in the arts and humanities, cultural studies and history; 2020 grants of the call Latvian Culture, a Resource for National Development evaluation process, at the invitation of the Latvian national agency for science, LZP/LCS, in the field of cultural heritage and cultural memory.

Research interests

One of the main areas of scientific research in which he has specialized is historical sociology of culture, cultural practices and representations, cross-cultural circulation, and cultural heritage. For many years, one of his main focuses has been the historical sociology of the book, publishing, bookselling, reading, print culture, and culture and communication. He has published extensively on these subjects.

One of his current research interests is mass publishing, popular culture, marginal literature, and the circulation of ideas as means of exploring the intricacies of contemporary culture in the Portuguese-speaking world, with special focus on Portugal and Brazil. He is also currently exploring the social and historical realm of cooking, cuisine, and gastronomy. He plans to dig deeper into food as a social practice symbolically and culturally ingrained in everyday life and national and local culinary traditions.

He has also been working on health and social structure, and health professions from a sociological and historical perspective for more than twenty years and has co-authored two books on these subjects.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 25 Jun 2018

Historical Sociology, Master, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

… → 2007

Award Date: 27 Dec 2007

Sociology, Bachelor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

19911996

External positions

Researcher (full membership), Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (CEC/FLUL)

21 Mar 2022 → …

Assistant Professor, Universidade de Lisboa

1 Feb 2022 → …

Visiting Professor, Universidad San Pablo-CEU

27 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Researcher (collaboration), H&TRC-Health & Technology Research Center

18 Dec 2017 → …

Professor of Sociology, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

2 Mar 200831 Jan 2022

Invited Lecturer, Universidade do Algarve

1 Oct 200328 Feb 2005

Invited Lecturer, Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz

1 Oct 200115 Feb 2002

Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

1 Mar 20001 Mar 2008

Invited Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

1 Apr 199929 Feb 2000

Keywords

  • HM Sociology
  • Historical Sociology of Print Culture and Communication, Historical Sociology of the Book in the Portuguese Speaking World, Historical Sociology of Publishing and Bookselling, Historical Sociology and Ethnography of Reading, Sociology and History of the Book, Publishing, Reading and Bookselling, Historical Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices, Historical Sociology of Food, Nationalism and Tradition, Cultural Heritage, Anthropology and Ethnography of Food and Eating, Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociology of Professions, Sociology of Environment
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Historical Sociology of Print Culture and Communication, Historical Sociology of the Book in the Portuguese Speaking World, Historical Sociology of Publishing and Bookselling, Historical Sociology and Ethnography of Reading, Sociology and History of the Book, Publishing, Reading and Bookselling, Historical Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices, Historical Sociology of Food, Nationalism and Tradition, Cultural Heritage, Anthropology and Ethnography of Food and Eating, Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociology of Professions, Sociology of Environment

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