José Mattoso

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(Leiria, 1933), Jubilee Professor at the FCSH-UNL. He finished the Philosophy and Theology Course at the Benedictine Monastery of Singeverga (1951-1957), where he entered at the age of 17. Graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium, 1960) and PhD from the same University (1966). Professor at the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon (1971-1978), having also lectured in several other university institutions in Portugal and abroad. 

In addition to various positions of scientific and administrative responsibility at the FCSH, among which stands out that of Vice-Rector of the UNL (1991-1995), he was also Coordinator of the Commission for the Reform and Restructuring of the National Archives of Torre do Tombo (1986-1988), President of the Portuguese Institute of Archives (1988-1990), Director of the Institute of National Archives / Torre do Tombo (1996-1998) and Vice-President of the Higher Council of Archives (1999). He was Académico de Número of the Portuguese Academy of History and member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.  

He has published several articles, books and others and its bibliography can be consulted here. 

Among the scientific and cultural awards he has received are the Augusto Botelho da Costa Veiga Prize of the Portuguese Academy of History (1982), the Alfredo Pimenta Prize (1985), the Pen Club Essay Prize (1986), the Pessoa Prize (1987), the Prix Böhus-Szögyény of the Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique (1991), the Latin Union Prize (2007) and the Árvore da Vida – Padre Manuel Antunes Prize (2019). 

He is a Founding Member of the IEM and was Director of the journal Medievalista (2006-2007 and 2009-2014).