Diogo Curto

Biography and/or project

Diogo Ramada Curto has been teaching and researching since 1981 at the New University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Portugal. Visiting professor at Yale and Brown, between 1995 and 2000, and also at King’s College, London (2008-2010). He served as Vasco da Gama Professor of the History of European Expansion at the European University Institute, Florence (2000-2008). He works mainly on Portuguese history – in a global and comparative perspective during the early modern period – with particular attention to the following fields: history of books and written cultures, patriotism and political cultures, colonial projects and imperial cultures. Between 1998 and 2005 he founded and edited a series of books combining history and social sciences, where he published more than thirty books. In 2010, with two younger scholars, he launched a new series called “História e Sociedade”, where ten books have been already publishe d (including translations with introductory studies by Benedict Anderson, Barrington Moore Jr., Bourdieu, Goldstone, Halbwachs, Polanyi, etc.)