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Ernesto Castro Leal

Ernesto Castro Leal was born in Porto in 1957. He holds a Doctorate in Contemporary History from the University of Lisbon and is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters and a researcher at the History Centre of the University of Lisbon. His research activity has primarily focused on contemporary Portugal, in areas including the history of ideas, political history, the history of history and historical biography. He was on the executive commission of the Dicionário de História da I República e do Republicanismo, sponsored by the Portuguese Parliament and published in 2010 as part of the commemorations of the centenary of the Portuguese Republic.