Saúl Martínez Bermejo

Investigador Correspondente

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Grupo de Investigação:
A Antiguidade e a sua Recepção

Áreas de Investigação:
História cultural
História da expansão portuguesa
História do livro

I am currently researching on the uses of classical scholarship in European overseas expansion and how this practice of historical comparison provided a series of intellectual foundations for “negotiating” between European and extra-European cultures. EmpireClassics focuses on the influence of ancient Greek and Roman culture on written and visual representations of the new overseas realities on three different levels: anthropological, narrative/rhetorical, and historical.

I have previously worked on the history of European political thought, in particular in the reception and reading(s) of Tacitus in Early Modern Spain, France and England.

I am also interested in the contemporary uses of historical knowledge, the practices of memory, public history, digital humanities and the teaching of history. I am member of Contratiempo, historia y memoria, an association devoted to promote and democratize historical knowledge.

I have taught courses on Early Modern Spanish History (UAM-UNL), the History of Corruption (UNL) and on the History of Books and Reading (UNL)


-Translating Tacitus. The reception of Tacitus’ works in the vernacular languages of Europe, 16th-17th centuries, Pisa, Pisa University Press, 2010.

-Layers of Power in Europe (co-edited with D. Martykánova and M. Samardzic), Pisa, Pisa University Press, 2010.

-“Monólogo. Educación, tradición y comunicación en la historiografía académica española”) (co-authored with J. Castro Ibaseta), in P. Sánchez León and J. Izquierdo Martín (eds.), El fin de los historiadores. Pensar históricamente en el siglo XXI, Madrid, Siglo XXI, 2008.

-“Beyond Luxury: Sumptuary Legislation in 17th-century Castile”, in G. Lottes, E. Medijainen, and J. Viðar Sigurðsson (eds.), Making, Using and Resisting the Law, Pisa, Pisa University Press, 2008.

Curriculum Vitae(Pdf)

Os conteúdos desta página são da responsabilidade do investigador.