The Permanent Seminar of the History of Tobacco is the result of a signed cooperation between Portuguese and Spanish universities, created to develop studies of comparative analysis between the tobacco monopolies of the Iberian Crowns and their Empires between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The goal of the Seminar is to provide a review of the history of tobacco in Spain and Portugal (and respective empires), from its dawn in the 17th century until the first decades of the 19th century. It considers all economic and social sectors that interacted with tobacco (agriculture, manufacturing, exporting and distribution, industry and business organization, labour relations, consumption and taxation, but also the prosopographical analysis and the creation of social and political networks around these monopolies). For this purpose, it seeks a comparative analysis of the Iberian Royal monopolies, both in a metropolitan context as well as overseas territories. The programme of the seminars may also include other aspects associated with the business and smoking habits, in the fields of history of culture, anthropology, art history, literature, etc.
Since 2012, within the context of the cooperation agreement, the project «La integración de las Economias Atlánticas: el Papel del Tabaco en los Impérios Ibéricos (1636-1832)» [The integration of the Atlantic Economies: the role of tobacco in the Iberian Empires (1636-1832)] (HAR2012-34535) was created, approved and financed under the Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental no orientada (Programa Nacional de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental, correspondiente a la Línea Instrumental de Proyectos de I+D+i en el marco del VI Plan Nacional de I+D+i 2008-2011 - Spain).
João de Figueirôa-Rêgo (CHAM)
Santiago de Luxán Melendez (ULPGC)
CHAM / NOVA FCSH
GRETA / ULPGC
CIDEHUS / UÉ
ISCTE - IUL