Marie Curie programme
Saul Martinez Bermejo, Ph.D. in History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2009), was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship of the Marie Curie Programme (Intra-European Fellowship - IEF, FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IEF), which will allow him to develop, for two years, his research project at the Overseas History Research Centre (CHAM - Centro de História de Além-Mar), from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH/NOVA) and the University of the Azores. This is the first scholarship of its kind in FCSH and one of the few so far awarded in the field of social sciences and humanities in Portugal.
Entitled "Classics Empire», the research project of Saul Martinez aims to study the influence the Greco-Roman Antiquity exercised in how the Portuguese perceived and classified the non-European realities during the XV to XVII centuries. Although the focus is on the Portuguese case, it is a survey with a strong transnational and comparative orientation, confronting the Portuguese and Spanish cases, English and Dutch. Furthermore, although this research fits in the area of history, the approach to be developed has a truly interdisciplinary nature.
During his stay at FCSH, Saul Martinez will have the scientific guidance of Pedro Cardim and Jean-Frédéric Schaub, both from CHAM.