Incorporación del Dr. Miguel Metelo de Seixas

Es de nuestro agrado anunciarles la incorporación del Dr. Miguel Metelo de Seixas al Programa Interinstitucional el Mundo Atlántico en la Modernidad Temprana.

El Dr. del Instituto de Estudos Medievais de la Universidade Nova de Lisboa coordina el proyecto Heraldry in Portuguese early Overseas expansion (15th-16th centuries): acculturation and resistance. Compartimos a continuación, en inglés, un resumen de su trayectoria:

Miguel Metelo de Seixas serves as a contract researcher at the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at NOVA University of Lisbon. Notably, IEM has earned an 'Excellent' ranking in FCT's research quality audit (UIDP/00749/2020, DOI 10.54499/UIDB/00749/2020) and is recognized for its distinguished contributions to scholarly inquiry. Funded by national resources through FCT under the Norma Transitória DL 57/2016/CP1453/CT0041 (DOI 10.54499/DL57/2016/CP1453/CT0041), he holds a Ph.D. in History from the University Lusíada of Lisbon, where his dissertation titled "Heraldry, Representation of Power and National Memory" delved into the intricate dynamics of heraldic symbolism during the 19th-century Portuguese monarchy. His research represents a pioneering exploration into the intersection of heraldry with political, cultural, and societal narratives. During his post-doctoral tenure, spanning from 2011 to 2017, he was affiliated with both IEM and CHAM, where he conducted an in-depth analysis titled "Portuguese Heraldry (15th-18th c.): A Code of Social and Political Representation." This seminal project examined the evolution of heraldic imagery within Portugal's socio-political landscape across centuries. Currently, he directs the project "Heraldry, Identity and Heritage: Projections of a Medieval Code," generously supported by FCT from 2019 to 2024. This interdisciplinary endeavor expands the boundaries of his research, seamlessly integrating visual culture with heritage studies. In 2023, he earned prestigious recognition from FCT through the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, securing the top position nationally in the principal investigator category. His upcoming project, "Heraldry in Portuguese Early Overseas Expansion (15th-16th c.): Acculturation and Resistance," slated to
commence in 2024, promises to illuminate previously unexplored facets of Portuguese colonial history. His association with IEM has catalyzed the institution's emergence as a hub for heraldic scholarship within Europe. His prolific scholarly output includes 10 individual or co-authored books, 57 book chapters, and 13 articles featured in Scopus-indexed journals. Additionally, he has spearheaded 12 collective volumes, fostering collaborative research across diverse linguistic and geographical landscapes. Since 2019,  he has co-chaired the seminar "Mental Categories: Practices and Representations" while also contributing to the instruction of Medieval History courses at NOVA's Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. His pedagogical commitments extend to the facilitation of research seminars, notably "Crossed Perspectives in Medieval Studies," catering to doctoral candidates. He assumed the role of Principal Investigator for the project "In the Service of the Crown: The Use of Heraldry in Royal Political Communication in Late Medieval Portugal" (2015-2018, a collaborative initiative between IEM and the University of Münster, supported by the Volkswagen Foundation. Furthermore, he has held  various leadership positions, including coordinator of IEM's research group "Images, Texts and Representations" (2015-2019) and chairman of the IEM general assembly 2021-2023). His enduring commitment to scholarly discourse is evidenced by his longstanding presidency of the Portuguese Institute of Heraldry and directorship of its journal, "Armas e Troféus" (2010-2021). Since 2011, he is member of the editorial board of the Scopus-indexed journal "Anais de História de Além-Mar." Additionally, he serves on the scientific committees of esteemed international research networks, including Heraldica Nova (Münster), Devises (Paris), Ius Illuminatum (Lisbon), and Digital Heraldry (Berlin). Between 2018 and 2023, he contributed his expertise to seven funded research projects, spanning diverse thematic domains and academic institutions, thereby enriching the scholarly landscape with his interdisciplinary insights.