Paulo Esmeraldo Catarino Lopes

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Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM), Paulo Catarino Lopes is also Associate Researcher at CHAM – Humanities Center, both Research Units of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas) of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH), academic institution in which he obtained the degrees of Master and PhD in History after graduating in the same scientific domain at the School of Arts and Humanities (Faculdade de Letras) of Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL).

Having as field of specialization Medieval History (Culture and Mentalities), his research interests focus on the following subjects: Travel and travellers; Diplomacy and International Relations; Pilgrimage; Foreigners.

Currently, he works as a PhD researcher hired by NOVA FCSH, developing in this context a project entitled «Portugal and Foreigners in the Middle Ages. Comparative study of mental representations and identity constructions that can be found in written productions evoking intellectual relations and formal and informal diplomatic practice». This work is funded by national funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the Norma Transitória – DL 57/2016/CP1453/CT0015 and the Strategic Project of the Institute of Medieval Studies – financing UIDB/00749/2020.

Research interests

  • Travel and travellers;
  • Diplomacy and International Relations;
  • Pilgrimage;
  • Foreigners.


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