Pedro Pinto

Foto de Pedro Pinto

Graduated in History in 1995, from NOVA FCSH. His fields of interest include palaeography, archival history, the royal chancelleries and the Portuguese Parliament. 

Throughout his academic career, he has worked on several research projects which included the publication of previously unpublished Portuguese primary sources such as the Chancellery of King João I and King Duarte, the Parliamentary Records of King Duarte, King Afonso V and King Manuel I. In addition, he has worked with international institutions to obtain documentary information about the interaction between Portugal and the present-day territories of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Singapore. One of those partnerships has led to the publication of the series Portugal in the Sea of Oman: Religion and Politics, which comprises 22 volumes published between 2015 and 2021, in facsimile as well as the transcript of the original documents in Portuguese, and alongside bilingual translations in both English and Arabic. 

He is a member of Project Philobiblon – BITAGAP (Bibliography of Ancient Galician and Portuguese Texts), which aims to record all known or lost handwritten testimonies of literary, legal, religious, scientific or medical works, among others, ever written in Galician or Portuguese up to 1500. Furthermore, he works as a consultant for various history projects, such as Vinculum: Entailing Perpetuity: Family, Power, Identity. The Social Agency of a Corporate Body (Southern Europe, 14th-17th Centuries) or the Western Sephardic Diaspora Roadmap (WSD Roadmap). 

He is currently a junior researcher at the Institute of Medieval Studies as part of a project aimed at publishing supplementary editions of the Parliament Records of King Afonso IV, King Pedro I, King Fernando I and King Manuel I, as well as new editions of those of King Duarte and King Afonso V.