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Hugo Ribeiro da Silva

Fotografia de Hugo Daniel Ribeiro da Silva
Name: Hugo Daniel Ribeiro da Silva
Sigla: HDRS
Estado: Active
Email Institucional: hdsilva@letras.up.pt
Salas: B175


Categoria: Professor Auxiliar
Carreira: Pessoal Docente de Universidades
Professional Group: Docente
Department: Department of History, Political and International Studies


Cargo Data de Início
Master Course Director Mestrado em Estudos Africanos 2022-07-13
Master Course Director Mestrado em Estudos Africanos - Mestrado Europeu Interdisciplinar 2022-07-13

Apresentação Pessoal


BA and Master from the University of Porto (Portugal). PhD in History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence (Italy). After that, he was a post-doctoral researcher in Lisbon, studying the secular clergy in Brazil (eighteenth century).

He has participated in several collective projects, such as  Bahia 16-19: Salvador da Bahia: American, European and African forging of a colonial capital city, funded by FP7-Marie Curie Actions People International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES).

He was the scientific coordinator of  O Atlântico dos outros: África, Bahia, Portugal e um oceano partilhado (sécs. XVII-XIX), founded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

In 2017 he won the A. H. de Oliveira Marques Prize, from the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, for the article “Projecting Power: Cathedral Chapters and Public Rituals in Portugal, 1564-1650”.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Early Modern Iberian History
  • Religious history in the South Atlantic World
  • Church and Colonial Government in Brazil and Angola

Hugo is currently developing a research project entitled ATLANTIC_ANGOLA: Race, Church, and Colonial Government in the Atlantic: the case of Angola in the age of Enlightenment. Previously, he studied different aspects of the History of the Catholic Church (16th-18th centuries), with a particular focus on the agency of the secular clergy. He has worked in several archives in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Angola.

He would gladly supervise MA/PhD students on topics related to his research interests or in any aspect of Early Modern Portuguese/Iberian and South Atlantic History.

Expertise and public engagement

Collaborative project with the Portuguese professional association of History teachers (APH). The project aims to promote the teaching of History of Slavery. The main outcome of the project is a set of five small documentary-videos available in  http://www.aph.pt/

Selected publications


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