Catia Antunes#

Email:c.a.p.antunes 'at' hum.leidenuniv.nl
Membership Number:5199
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:cantunes
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0003-4343-029X
Homepage: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/catia-antunes


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 - present Professor History of Global Economic Networks: Merchants, Entrepreneurs and Empires, Leiden University, NL
  • 2013 - 2016 Associate Professor Economic and Social History, Leiden University, NL
  • December 2013- March 2014 Fellow École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, FR
  • 2008 - 2016 Assistant Professor Economic and Social History, Leiden University, NL
  • 2007 - 2008 Fulbright Research Fellow, Yale University, USA
  • 2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor Economic and Social History Leiden University, NL
  • 1999 - 2003 Assistant Researcher (AIO), Leiden University, NL

Fields of Scholarship
  • Early modern economic and social history
  • Entrepreneurs, firms and corporations in the building of empires
  • Transnationalism, competition, cooperation and empire building
  • Comparative history of empires
  • Global history and transformative connectivities
  • Globalization and the rise of the West/Great Divergence
  • Social network theory and freedom of agency

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 - 2021 Vrije Competitie Grant 'Resilient Diversity', The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (with Ulba Bosma, Karwan Fatah-Black and Matthias van Rossum), total: 750.000€
  • 2015 - 2017 Associated Partner, Leverhulme Trust Network: 'Global Nodes, Global Orders', Oxford University, UK (coordiantion James Belich and John Darwin)
  • 2014 - 2015 Main Partner Marie Curie Consortium 'ForSeaDiscovery', total project: 4.978.987€ (of which 296.783€ at Leiden Univ)
  • 2013 - 2018 Full Member Young Academy of Europe
  • 2013 - 2018 Starting Grant, ERC, 'Fight', 1.500.000€
  • 2012 - 2016 VIDI Grant, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 750.000€
  • 2012 - 2016 ASPASIA Grant, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 100.000€
  • 2006 Postdoctoral Grant, Portuguese Science Foundation, 24.000€

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