SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LISBON
The School of Arts and Humanities is the third largest of the eighteen schools of the University of Lisbon. Teaching and research is focused on the major areas of Humanities: literary studies, philosophy, history and linguistics. It had a pioneering role in training and research in the field of African Studies in Portugal, especially in the history and geography of Africa, African literatures and contact linguistics. It maintains, at this time, the only BA in African Studies in Portugal – celebrating twenty years of existence in the academic year of 2019/2020 – and offers the only academic degree in the History of Africa at the master’s and doctoral levels, as well a branch in African studies in the Master and PhD in Romance studies.
The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon – CH-ULisboa – is one of the oldest Portuguese research units devoted to History. Located in the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, this unique centre encompass more than 80 integrated researchers organized in 5 research groups and three research lines, one of them in African and Atlantic studies, and deeply engaged in international research projects and scientific networks and partnerships. The CH-ULisboa has played a leading role in Portugal in several areas of historiographic research, namely on History of Africa and Atlantic History. Further, that role was boosted recently with the integration of the career researchers from the former Tropical Research Institute focused mainly on african history and in different geographies of the continent, and also on Asian History. The CH-ULisboa uphold the only Master and PhD programme in Portuguese universities with a branch in History of Africa.