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Laura de Mello e Souza


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Laura de Mello e Souza was born in São Paulo, city in which she is a professor, since 1983, in the History Department of the School of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences (FFLCH) at the University of São Paulo (USP). From this same institution she graduated in History in 1975, earned her Master?s in 1980, and Doctorate in 1986, both in Social History. In 1993, she attained her Habilitation in Modern History, subject which she ministers as Full Professor since 1999. In the period of 1999 to 2001, she was Head of the History Department. She was Vice-Coordinator of the Social History Graduate Program between 2002 and 2004. Was Tinker Visiting Professor with the University of Texas (Austin, 1998), and also, for short periods, visiting professor with the New University of Lisbon, ICS/Lisbon University, University of Minnesota, University of Southampton, University of Toronto, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, University of Seville, and National University of Mexico. Was member of FAPESP?s Human Sciences Committee (1994-2001), and CAPES? History Committee (1999-2001). Since 2001, she is member of CNPq?s History Committee. Was also FAPESP?s grantee. Since 1991, she has been CNPq?s Researcher, nowadays, at level 1A. She is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. She has done research on the history of Minas Gerais in the 18th century; on culture, society and politics in the Portuguese empire in the 16th to 18th centuries; on the relations between Europe and the New World in the 16th to 19th centuries; on Brazilian historiography in the 20th century. Has taken part and still does in collective research projects hosted at the Fluminense Federal University and has coordinated the thematic project ?Dimensions of the Portuguese Empire 16th to 19th centuries? hosted at Jaime Cortesão Chair (FFLCH-USP) and financed by FAPESP (2005-2010). At the moment, she is working on a research about the migration of three European courts during the Napoleonic expansion. Advises master?s and doctoral works at her department?s Social History Graduate Program and has supervised post-doctoral fellowships. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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An Immense Portugal 
Un inmenso Portugal 
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