Francisco Bethencourt#

Francisco Bethencourt
Membership Number:3246
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2005.09 - present Charles Boxer Professor, King's College London
  • 1999.09-2004.08 Director of the Caloust Gulbenkian Cultural Centre, Paris
  • 1996.04-1998-06 Director of the National Library of Portugal
  • 1993.09-2005.08 Assistant, Auxiliary and Associate Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • 1995-96 and 1998-99 first semesters) Visiting Professor, Brown University
  • 1993 second semester Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fields of Scholarship
  • Religious History
  • History of the Inquisition
  • History of the Portuguese and European Expansion
  • History of the Portuguese-speaking World
  • History of Racism
  • History of Cosmopolitanism
  • History of Inequality

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 Salvador de Madariaga Prize for the best PhD dissertation (European University Institute)
  • 1993 Networks of Power in the Portuguese Empire (project grant awarded by the Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia)

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