Gonçalo Melo da Silva

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Since 2021, Gonçalo Melo da Silva is a research fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon (IEM – NOVA FCSH), with the project MEDDOC: Digital Edition of Portuguese Medieval Documents, aimed mainly at the publication of municipal documentation. He is a member of the Scientific Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Strategic Project of IEM and Co-PI of the project Think big on small frontier towns: Alto Alentejo and Alta Extremadura Leonesa (13th-16th centuries) funded by FCT. He graduated in History (2010) and obtained his MA in History – Specialisation in Medieval History (2012), PhD in History – Specialisation in Medieval History and European PhD at FCSH-UNL (2021). His doctoral thesis focused on the Algarve port towns between 1249 and 1521, receiving the highest grade, unanimously. He participates and/or has participated in 12 national and international projects (Spain, the Netherlands and the European Union), in the UNESCO Chair: “The Ocean’s Cultural Heritage” at NOVA and in the ROSSIO Infrastructure. His areas of interest, works and publications focus on medieval history, maritime history, urban history, religious history, digital humanities and science communication.