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, his research interests focus on the following themes: Travel and Travellers; Diplomacy and International Relations; Otherness.

Currently, he works as a PhD researcher hired by NOVA FCSH, developing in this context a project entitled «Portugal and foreign nations in the Late Middle Ages (1385-1521). Mental representations and identity constructions in diplomatic and intellectual relations, as well as in the activity of agents and diplomatic delegations to other medieval states.» 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
  • Otherness



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