João Marinho dos Santos
He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra where he is also a Research and Scientific Coordinator at the Centre for History of Society and Culture. In addition to this, he was also Director of the Institute on the History of Overseas Expansion. With teaching and research mainly in the areas of the History of the Discoveries and Expansion and Portuguese Culture, he has published, among other works, the following: Os Açores nos séculos XV e XVI [“The Azores in the 15th and 16th centuries”] (2 vols); A guerra e as guerras na Expansão Portuguesa [“The war and the wars of Portuguese Expansion”]; Os Portugueses em viagem pelo Mundo [“Portuguese travelling around the World”]; Estudos sobre os Descobrimentos e a Expansão Portuguesa [“Studies on the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion”]; Pobreza e Cultura no Concelho de Almeida [“Poverty and Culture in the Almeida Council area”] (2 vols.).