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Nuno Medeiros is a researcher in Sociology and History of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, at IHC – NOVA FCSH, Instituto de História Contemporânea/IHC – NOVA FCSH, Institute of Contemporary History in full membership, in the Research Group “Culture, Identities, Power”, specially devoted to the investigation of culture and cultural matters. He is also Professor of Sociology at Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa of Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa/Lisbon School of Health Technology of IPL- Politécnico de Lisboa, Portugal, where he teaches since 1999.

In Universidade Nova de Lisboa he collaborates as a researcher in Sociology and History with CICS.NOVA – Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais/CICS.NOVA – Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences. He is also a researcher in Sociology and History of Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, at H&TRC – Centro de Investigação em Saúde e Tecnologia/H&TRC – Health & Technology Research Center, since it was founded.

He holds a bachelor of arts in Sociology (1996), a master’s degree in Historical Sociology (2007), and a PhD in Sociology – Speciality in Sociology of Culture, Knowledge and Education (2018), awarded by Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He was a visiting scholar at Brown University (USA) and invited speaker at Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (Brazil), at Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), and at Universidade de Campinas (Brazil). He was a lecturer at Universidade do Algarve and at Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz (Portugal), and invited professor at Universidad CEU San Pablo, in Madrid (Spain).

He is currently the principal investigator (PI) of a fully-financed research project related with social perceptions of forest landowners regarding rural world, foresting, local communities, risk and fires. He has participated in and co-authored various structural R&D projects funded by the major funding institutions in Portugal, namely Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (the Portuguese science funding public agency) and the renowned Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. These research projects focused on themes such as urban popular culture, reading in Portugal in the 20th century, the social nature of reading, publishing and bookselling, popular books and mass market publishing, and book circulation and print culture in the Atlantic in colonial and post-colonial contexts. His master’s thesis, from which his book, Edição e Editores: o mundo do livro em Portugal, 1940-1970 [Publishing and Publishers: the book world in Portugal, 1940-1970], is based upon, was awarded the Prémio Fundação Mário Soares, the most prestigious prize in Contemporary History in Portugal.

He has been the recipient several scientific fellowships or grants from such entities 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) or 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 appointed expert reviewer in 2018 EEA Grants – Collaborative Research Projects evaluation process (EEA Grants – Collaborative Research Projects 2018 call within EEA Research Programme 2014-2021), by invitation of the Romanian national agency for science, UEFISCDI, in the domain of social sciences and humanities.

Research interests

One of the main areas of scientific inquiry in which Nuno Medeiros has become specialized is Historical Sociology of Culture, cultural practices and representations, cross-cultural circulation, and cultural heritage. For many years, one of his main focus resides in Historical Sociology of the book, publishing, bookselling, reading and print culture and communication. On these subjects he has published extensively.

His current research is centred on mass publishing, popular culture and the study of publishing house archives as means of exploring the intricacies of the contemporary book in the Portuguese speaking world, with a special focus on Portugal, Brazil, and the cross Atlantic book trade. He is also engaged in exploring the social and historical realm of cooking, cuisine, and gastronomy, fields in which he intends to deepen the study of food as a social practice heavily inscribed in everyday life, both symbolically and culturally, as well as the study of national and local culinary traditions.

He has also been working for almost two decades from a sociological and historical perspective on the topics of health and social structure, and health professions, having two books published on these subjects, both co-authored.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Doctorate, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

… → 2018

Historical Sociology, Master, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

… → 2007

Sociology, Bachelor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

19911996

External positions

Visiting Professor, Universidade 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 2008 → …

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, Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, 1990-096 Lisboa, Portugal

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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Research Output 2002 2019

Bibliotecas Públicas, Políticas Culturais e Leitura Pública

Medeiros, N. M. R. D. (ed.) & Sequeiros, P. (ed.), 2018, In : CESContexto. 23, p. 1-90 90 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
cultural policy
Open Access
File

O Livro no Portugal Contemporâneo

Medeiros, N. M. R. D., 2018, Lisbon: Edições Outro Modo. 310 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Portugal
editor

Que faremos com estas bibliotecas?

Medeiros, N. M. R. D. & Sequeiros, P., 2018, In : CESContexto. 23, p. 6-10 5 p., Introduction.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Prizes

Bolsa de doutoramento/Doctoral grant

Nuno Medeiros (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

grant

Bolsa de mestrado/Master dissertation grant

Nuno Medeiros (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

earning a doctorate
grant
grant
Brazil
nineteenth century
globalization
school

Erasmus+ mobility grant (visiting professor)

Nuno Medeiros (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

grant
university teacher
Spain
recipient

Paper – Humanities grant

Nuno Medeiros (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

travel

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Expert reviewer in 2018 EEA Grants – Collaborative Research Projects evaluation process, by invitation of the Romanian national agency for science, UEFISCDI

Nuno Medeiros (Recipient)
20182019

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee