Hugo Gonçalves Dores


He obtained his BA in History (2005) and MA in Contemporary History (2009) at the Faculty of Letters - University of Lisbon. He was awarded his PhD in History in PIUDH (ICS - University of Lisbon), in 2014, with the thesis Uma Missão para o Império: política missionária e o "novo imperialismo" (1885-1926). Member of the Centre of Religious History Studies - Catholic University of Portugal (since 2011) and of the Consejo Academico de Estudios Afro-Hispanicos (UNED, Madrid) (since 2015). He was a visiting scholar at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium, 3011) and Brown University (United States, 2012). He participated in the international projects: Globiber - «Le renouveau impérial des États Ibériques: une globalisation originale? (1808-1930)», Casa de Velázquez (École des Hautes Études Hispaniques et Ibériques - Madrid) (2012-14) e «Internationalism and Empire: The Politics of Difference in the Portuguese Colonial Empire in Comparative Perspective (1920-1975)», ICS-UL (2012-15). He has been working on missions and empires (19th and 20th centuries), namely on imperial policies related to missions (both Catholic and Protestant) and its transnational dynamics, education, development and inter-imperial co-operation.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Dores, Hugo Gonçalves; Bandeira Jerónimo, Miguel (2017), "On the "efficiency" of civilization: politics, religion and the population debates in Portuguese Africa in the 1940s", Portuguese Studies Review, 25, 1, 179-204

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Article in Scientific journal

Bandeira Jerónimo, Miguel; Dores, Hugo Gonçalves (2017), "Internationalisms and the politics and policies of mission in the Portuguese colonial empire (1885-1930)", Illes i Imperis, 19, 101-123


Gonçalves Dores, Hugo (2015), A Missão da República: Política, Religião e o Império Colonial Português (1910-1926). Lisboa: Edições 70