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Alírio Cardoso

Holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Salamanca (2012). He is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Maranhão, in São Luís, Brazil, where he has taught since 2005. His research interests focus on the occupation of the colonial Amazon region by the European colonial powers during the 17th century. His current research project deals with Dutch chronicles and letters on the Amazon region in the 17th century.

Ana Paula Dutra Bôscaro

Holds a degree (2013), an MA (2016) and a Ph.D. (2022) in History from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). A researcher of the Economic and Social History Laboratory and the Emancipation and Post-Abolition, she is also a member of the National History Association, Minas Gerais section, the Brazilian Association of Researchers in Economic History, and the Society of Studies of the Nineteenth Century. She was professor at the Brazil-Angola Cultural Center in Luanda, Angola. Recently, she researches topics related to economic, demographic, and social history, especially slavery, compadrazgo relations, small property, and the internal slave trade in Brazil.

Cláudia C. Azeredo Atallah

Is Adjunct Professor at the Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and Permanent Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Social History of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She holds a degree and a master’s in history from UERJ. She holds a Ph.D. in History from UFF, where she defended the thesis Da justiça em nome d’El Rey: justiça, ouvidores e inconfidência em Minas Gerais (Sabará, 1720-1777), published by EdUERJ (2016) with FAPERJ funding. She has also co-edited Justiças, Governo e Bem Comum na administração dos Impérios Ibéricos de Antigo Regime (séculos XV-XVIII) with Junia Furtado and Patrícia Silveira (Prismas, 2017); and Estratégias de poder na América portuguesa: dimensões da cultura política, (séculos XVII-XIX) with Helidacy Corrêa (Ética, 2009). She is the leader of the research group “Justices and Iberian Empires of the Old Regime (JIIAR),” which brings together Brazilian and foreign researchers interested in studies on the History of Justice and Law and their interfaces with studies on the History of Crime and Criminal Legislation.

Gustavo Acioli

Is a professor of Economic History at the Department of History of the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. He received his Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of Sao Paulo, specializing in early modern Atlantic slavery economy. Besides one book, he has published articles on the Atlantic slave trade, the role of commodities in the trade of enslaved Africans, and the historiographical debates on the place of slavery economies (particularly Brazil’s settlement) within the development of capitalism, such as “A Fênix e o Atlântico. A Capitania de Pernambuco e a Economia-Mundo Europeia, c. 1654-1750” (Alameda, 2018) and “Brazil’s Colonial Economy and the Atlantic Slave Trade: Supply and Demand,” in Networks and Trans-Cultural Exchange: Slave Trading in the South Atlantic, 1590-1867, Eds. David Richardson and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (Brill, 2014), p. 31-70.

Hélida Santos Conceição 

Holds a Ph.D. in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2018). She is an Assistant Professor at the State University of Bahia. Since 2014, she has been a member of the Research Group of the Old Regime in the Tropics (ART/UFRJ). She is also an invited researcher in the Imperial Cities project: local dynamics, global flows, at the Center for Research and Sociology Studies (CIES) of the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte). Her research focuses on the formation of borders and the environmental resources, and economic, political and social dynamics of the backlands of the captaincy of Bahia in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Helidacy Maria Muniz Corrêa

is an Associate Professor at the State University of Maranhão [Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA)], where she is currently Director of the History Teaching Program Ensinar (since 2017); she is a professor of the MA in History (UEMA), and Coordinator of the Research Group Maranhão e Grão-Pará no Mundo Atlântico – XVII-XVIII centuries (MAREGRAM); and she is a member of the Editorial Board of UEMA Press and participates in Scientific Committees. A Doctor in History (2011) from the Fluminense Federal University [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)], she did postdoctoral training (2015-2016) at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociale (EHESS). She was director of the History Program at UEMA, also head of the History and Geography Department (São Luís campus) and coordinator of the Electronic Journal Outros Tempos. She has organized congresses, conferences and seminars, and participated in research projects involving Brazilian, French and Portuguese institutions. She investigates primarily themes related to Local Histories (political and social dynamics of Maranhão and Grand Pará in the imperial Atlantic area) from a global perspective, connected history and comparative history. Currently, she coordinates and participates in national projects related to assistance and historical cartography, with the funding of FAPEMA and UEMA. She has published and edited the following books: Estratégias de poder na América portuguesa: dimensões da cultura política (PPGH-UFF/Ed. UEMA, 2010); São Luís em Festa: o Bumba meu boi e a construção da identidade cultural do Maranhão (Ed. UEMA, 2012); São Luís 400 anos: (con)tradição de uma cidade histórica (Ed. UEMA, 2014).

José Damião Rodrigues

Ph.D. in History, University of the Azores (2001), is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). He was Associate Dean of FLUL (2016-2019) and is currently the Director of the PhD in Maritime History. He is an early modernist and his research ranges between the history of empires and the history of the Atlantic (c. 1500-c. 1820), focusing on social and political aspects. His current research project is based on the political and social dimensions of the urban government of the Atlantic during the 18th and 19th centuries, analyzing the dialogue between the different historiographies of the Atlantic to observe the politicization of societies and the formation of identities within the Iberian imperial territories. He has participated in several international research projects (Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil). He was a member of the Editorial Board of the Series European Expansion and Indigenous Response (Brill) and of several Scientific and Organizing Committees of conferences and workshops (Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil); he is a member of the scientific board for several history journals; and he has published and co-edited articles, book chapters, and books in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and the United States of America.

José Subtil

Holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Lisbon, a master’s degree in History of the 19th and 20th centuries from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon, and a Ph.D. in Political and Institutional History from the same university, with Aggregation. He is Full Professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and President of its Scientific Council. He has held various public positions in various ministries. He has dozens of individual and collective publications and has written 10 books and 45 book chapters. He supervised 58 dissertations and theses and participated in 114 public examination panels. He has published 79 articles in national and foreign journals, along with 110 papers in colloquia, meetings and seminars. He received the Fernão de Magalhães Foundation Academic Merit Award twice and five public prizes (December 2019).

Judy Bieber

Is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico/ Albuquerque.  She received her Ph.D. in History at the Johns Hopkins University in 1994.  She is the author of Power, Patronage, and Political Violence: State Formation on a Brazilian Frontier (Ed. University of Nebraska, 1999) and numerous articles in scholarly journals in the United States, Brazil, and England.  Her research focuses on the social, economic, and political dynamics of the sertões of Minas Gerais and Bahia in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Her current book-length project evaluates the role of indigenous peoples in shaping territorial boundaries and economic development in Minas Gerais and its neighboring captaincies.  

Júnia Ferreira Furtado

Is full Professor of Early Modern History at the History Graduate Program of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She is a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, Newberry Library, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, John Carter Brown Library, Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Federal Fluminense University. She has been the Year Nominated to Joaquim Nabuco’s Chair, at Stanford University in 2012 and Fernand Braudel chair at European Institute/Florence, year 2018. Some of her books and articles on slavery in Brazil are Chica da Silva: a Brazilian slave of the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and on the history of cartography, Oráculos da Geografia iluminista: dom Luís da Cunha e Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville na construção da cartografia do Brasil (EdUFMG/2012, forthcoming in Chicago University Press) and The map that invented Brazil (Versal Editors/2013).

Maria Sarita Mota

Is a Researcher of the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte) at the University Institute of Lisbon. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (CPDA/UFRRJ). She holds a degree in History and a master’s degree in Social Sciences, both from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Her research focuses on territorial rights and land titling in Brazil during the colonial and imperial periods. She is currently a member of the project “Rebellion and Resistance in the Iberian Empires-16th-19th centuries” (RESISTANCE-778076-H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017). Since 2018, she has been a guest professor at the Masters in Brazilian Studies, co-directed by the School of Arts and Humanities (FLUL) and the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon. She was a guest professor (2021-2022) of the Postgraduate Program in History at the Federal University of Pernambuco UFPE) and the Salgado de Oliveira University. She recently edited the book Criminalidades, Direito e Justiça no Mundo Ibérico (Editorial Teseo, 2022) with J. Subtil and C. Atallah.

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva

Is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Wellcome Trust-funded project “The Global War against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis,” at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. He has published several papers on the global history of plague and the historiography of sciences in Latin America. He is currently preparing a book based on his Ph.D. thesis Quand la peste connectait le monde: production et circulation de savoirs microbiologiques entre Brésil, Inde et France (1894-1922).

Maximiliano Mac Menz

Has a Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of São Paulo (2006) and is a Professor of Modern History at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). He is also a researcher at the “Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento” (CEBRAP). His research topics are the relations between colonial populations and the dynamics of capitalist expansion, seeking to consider the impact of the export agriculture on labor and land ownership. He also collaborated with international projects such as Emory’s People of the Atlantic Slave Trade (PAST), under the leadership of David Eltis, and served as Visiting Scholar at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (IISH). Recent publications are “State Contractors and Global Brokers: The Itinerary of Two Lisbon Merchants and the Transatlantic Slave Trade during the Eighteenth Century” (co-authored with Jesus Bohorquez), in Itinerario-International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, v. 42, p. 403-429, 2018, and Entre Impérios: Formação do Rio Grande na crise do sistema colonial português (Alameda, 2009).

Nuno Camarinhas

Is a post-doctoral researcher at CEDIS, NOVA School of Law (Portugal). He concluded his Ph.D. in History from EHESS, Paris (France) in 2007. He has published several books and papers on the early modern Portuguese judiciary and justice administration, such as Juízes e Administração da Justiça no Antigo Regime. Portugal e o império colonial, sécs. XVII e XVIII (2010) and the critical edition of Memorial de Ministros (2 vols., 2017). He is interested in colonial administration, legal and political history, and the use of digital tools in historical research. He is currently researching the 19th and early 20th century Portuguese colonial judiciary.

Rafael Chambouleyron

Holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (2005). He is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pará, in Belém, Brazil, where he has taught since 1996. His research interests focus on the territorial and economic dynamics of the colonial Amazon region, especially from the mid-17th until the mid-18th centuries. His present research project deals with the production and trade of the drogas do sertão, forest products of the Amazon region widely exploited and exported to Europe during the colonial period.

Roberto Guedes

Is a Research Productivity Scholarship of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq-Brazil). He holds a degree in History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1996), a master’s in History from the Federal Fluminense University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2005). He has done postdoctoral research at the Social Science Institute of the Lisbon University (2009) and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2018). He is currently Professor at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. Since 1993 he has been studying Social History, especially of Colonial and Imperial Brazil. Since 2009 he has also studied about pre-colonial Africa (Angola). His research focuses mainly on social hierarchy and slavery.

Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez

Is an Economic History Junior Researcher and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA.UMinho) at the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal. He also teaches Early Modern and Economic History at this institution. He was Visiting Scholar of the Appalachian State University (North Carolina, USA) in 2016. He holds a Master´s in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2006) and a Ph.D. in History (2013), both from the University of Porto. He is also a member of international economic history associations in Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Latin America, and the United States, being also President of the Economic and Business History Society (EBHS – USA) for the mandate 2022-2023. His main areas of study have been: long-term economic and fiscal history of Portugal (15th-20th centuries); trade and shipping in the modern times, as well as the building and consolidation of economic and fiscal institutions in Portugal. He has published Mercadores e Banqueiros: sociedade e economia no Portugal dos séculos XIV e XV (2009); Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe: Portugal in Comparative Context (Routledge, 2020) and co-edited Portugal in a European context: essays on taxation and fiscal policies in Late Medieval and Early Modern Western Europe, c. 1100-1700 with Amelia Aguiar Andrade (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan 2022).

Silene Orlando Ribeiro

Is Professor at Unigranrio University, where she conducts research on the history of Native Peoples in Colonial Brazil. She is also teacher of History in public schools in São João de Meriti. She holds a degree in History from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and a master’s degree in Social History from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). She completed her doctorate in History at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ/Brazil). Her thesis analyses the processes of recruitment and insertion of indigenous people in the Arsenal of the Navy of Rio de Janeiro in the first decades of the 19th century.

Vitória Schettini

Is a professor at the Post-Graduate Program in History from Salgado de Oliveira University, and Santa Marcelina College and UniFaminas University Center. She has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (CPDA/UFRRJ), with a doctoral internship at University of Minho and post-doctorate in the same Portuguese university (2014), both with CAPES funding. She obtained a scholarship from “Jovem Cientista” FAPERJ, and directs the research group Society, Culture and Labor in the Zona da Mata mineira, 18th-19th centuries. She has published As várias faces de Minas: traços locais e regionais, co-authored with Fernando Lamas and Rodrigo Fialho da Silva, and Zona da Mata Mineira em movimento (EdUEMG, (in press). She specializes in the history of Minas Gerais, especially the Zona da Mata Mineira and the hinterlands of the Macaé River. Slavery, family history and rural societies are recurring topics in her research. She is also interested in analyses using comparative methods concerning Brazil and Portugal.

Wolfgang Lenk

Has a Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of Campinas (Unicamp, 2009) and is a Professor of Economic History at the Federal University of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais (UFU). He is the author of Guerra e Pacto Colonial: a Bahia contra o Brasil Holandês (2013), on the fiscal-military efforts by the Portuguese to counter the Dutch occupation of Pernambuco in the 17th century.



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