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Pedro Urbano completed his degree in History at NOVA FCSH in 2001. In 2006, he obtained a master's degree (NOVA FCSH) with the dissertation A Casa Palmela e o desafio Liberal: estratégias de Afirmação, published in 2008.  In 2014, obtained the PhD (NOVA FCSH) with the FCT funded thesis entitled "Nos bastidores da Corte”: O Rei e a Casa Real na crise da Monarquia – 1889-1908 which won the 23rd edition of the Victor Sá Prize of Contemporary History of the University of Minho. He is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History (NOVA) and the Center for Classical Studies (FLUL). He has participated in several research projects at NOVA, University of Évora and ISCTE-IUL, in which stands out the Portuguese Women Writers (16th-19th centuries), funded by FCT. He has participated in several meetings of COST Action IS0901 Women Writers in History - Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture and COST Action IS1310 Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800. A digital framework for multi-lateral collaboration on Europe’s intellectual history. He was a member of the Luso-German integrated action Women's cultural networks between Portugal and Germany, funded by FCT and participant in the project Site of Writers, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. His research areas have been the Portuguese elites during the Constitutional Monarchy, having been most recently interested in the study of female textual production throughout the 19th century. He regularly presents the results of his research at colloquiums, both in Portugal and abroad, having published several articles. He teaches in Escola Superior de Educadores de Infância Maria Ulrich. He is currently a junior researcher at NOVA-FCSH with the project Women (e) go: nineteenth century Portuguese female self-writing.

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La corte portuguesa al final de la monarquía constitucional

Urbano, P., 2019, Un rey para la nación : Monarquía y nacionalización en el siglo XIX. Sánchez, R. (ed.). Madrid: Sílex Universidad, p. 357-377 21 p.

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Women writing and family archives: the missing history

Urbano, P., 2019, Recovered voices, newfound questions: Family archives and historical research. Rosa, M. D. L., da Nóvoa, R. S., Gago, A. B. & da Câmara, M. J. (eds.). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, p. 287-298 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • D. Antónia de Bragança: rede epistolar e estratégia pessoal

    Urbano, P., 2018, Mulheres em rede / Mujeres en red: Convergências lusófonas. Almeida, D., Anastácio, V. & Pérez, M. D. M. (eds.). Berlin-Münster-Wien-Zürich-London: LIT Verlag, p. 109-126 18 p. (LIT Ibéricas. Estudios de literatura iberorrománica. Beiträge zur iberoromanischen Literaturwissenschaft. Estudos de literatura ibero-românica).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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  • The everyday life on the Royal Household

    Urbano, P., 2012, Arquivos de Família, séculos XIII-XX: Que presente, que futuro?. Rosa, M. D. L. (ed.). Lisboa: IEM/CHAM/Caminhos Romanos, p. 409-418 9 p. (Estudos 3).

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    Prémio Victor de Sá de História Contemporânea

    Pedro Urbano (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Membership of network/project

    Ciclo de debates sobre a Polícia de Segurança Pública

    Maria Fernanda Rollo (Organiser), Pedro Gomes (Organiser), Adolfo Cueto Rodriguez (Organiser), Pedro Urbano (Organiser), Cláudia Isabel Fernandes Filipe (Organiser), Raquel Ascenção (Organiser), Rita Guerra (Organiser)
    20 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Congresso Internacional História, Identidade e Património da(s) Polícia(s)

    Maria Fernanda Rollo (Organiser), Adolfo Cueto Rodriguez (Organiser), Pedro Gomes (Organiser), Pedro Urbano (Organiser), Paula Cristina Veloso Meireles (Organiser), Eurico José Gomes Dias (Invited speaker), Raquel Ascenção (Organiser), Rita Guerra (Organiser), Cláudia Isabel Fernandes Filipe (Organiser)
    16 Oct 201917 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Herança - Revista de História, Património e Cultura (Journal)

    Pedro Urbano (Editorial board member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Portuguese Association for Economic and Social History (External organisation)

    Pedro Urbano (Chair)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network/project