He has been Full Professor at the University of Coimbra since 1991 where he started teaching in 1976. He retired in July 2007. He is a member of the Archaeological Study Centre of both the University of Coimbra and the University of Porto. He has written more than five hundred articles in scientific journals, spoke at conferences to different types of audiences and was part of more than two hundred scientific meetings in Portugal and abroad, speaking at most of them. He is specialized in Epigraphy and published several works on that scientific theme: Divindades Indígenas sob o Domínio Romano em Portugal [“Indigenous Divinities under the Roman Rule in Portugal”] (subsidies received from the State), Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, Lisbon, 1975, which is his Bachelor’s Degree thesis; Inscrições Romanas do Conventus Pacensis [“Roman writing at Conventus Pacensis”] – (subsidies received for Estudo da Romanização), 2 volumes, Coimbra, 1984 (his Doctoral dissertation); Introdução ao Estudo da Epigrafia Latina [“Introduction to the study of Latin Epigraphy”], Coimbra, 1979 (1st edition), 1987 (2nd), 1997 (3rd); Roteiro Epigráfico Romano de Cascais [“Route of Roman Epigraphy in Cascais”], Cascais, 1994 and 2001 (2nd edition); Estudos sobre Epigrafia [“Studies on Epigraphy”], Coimbra, 1998; Epigrafia – As Pedras que Falam [“Epigraphy – Stones that talk”], Coimbra University Press, 2006 and 2010 (2nd edition). He is equally interested in Local History and Cultural Heritage, and has also taught that subject, in these areas he written the following works: Festas de Tradição no Concelho de Cascais [“Traditional Festivities in Cascais City Council Area”] (2004), trilogia Cascais e os Seus Cantinhos [“The Cascais trilogy and its corners”] (2002), Recantos de Cascais [“Cascais’s corners”] (2007) and Dos Segredos de Cascais [“On the Secrets of Cascais”] (2009): With Guilherme Cardoso he co-wrote, Património Arqueológico [“Archaelogical Heritage”] (no. 2 in Roteiros do Património de Cascais, 2010). He manages the following University of Coimbra’s lists: archport, museum and histport – for information and debate on the Internet, on themes of Archaeology, Museology, and Heritage and History of Portugal, respectively. He received his Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Poitiers (France) on 18 October 2001; in July 1994 he was given the Municipal Merit Award from the Cascais City Council and on the 31 October 2000 he received the Rotary Professional Merit Diploma form Cascais/Estoril Rotary Club.
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