Mario Jorge Barroca#

Mario Jorge Barroca
Membership Number:5081
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2014 Full Professor of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto
  • 1983 - 2014 Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto
  • Since 2015 Full researcher of CITCEM (Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória» / Center for Transdisciplinary Research «Culture, Space and Memory»). He is currently a member of the CITCEM Executive Board and Coordinator of the Research Group "Territories and Landscapes".
  • 1999 - 2015 Full Researcher at CEAUCP (Centro de Estudos Arqueológicos das Universidades de Coimbra e Porto / Center for Archaeological Studies of the Universities of Porto and Coimbra), later named CEAACP (Centro de Estudos em Artes, Arqueologia e Ciências do Património / Center for Studies in Arts, Archeology and Heritage Sciences)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modern fortifications (mainly 16th to 17th centuries)
  • Portuguese Medieval Archaeology, with particular emphasis on the chronological period between the 9th and 14th centuries.
  • Military architecture (9th to 15th centuries)
  • Medieval arms and armour (9th to 15th centuries)
  • Manor houses and Domus Fortis (12th to 15th centuries)
  • Medieval sarcophagi and graves (5th to 15th centuries)
  • Medieval Portuguese epigraphy (9th to 15th centuries)

Honours and Awards
  • Awards
    • Distinguished with the 1st place (ex aequo) of the National Defense Prize 1990, for his work "From the Castle of the Reconquest to the Romanesque Castle (IX to XII century)"
    • Prof. Barroca's PhD dissertation, Epigrafia Medieval Portuguesa (862-1422). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian-Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, 2000. 4 volumes. 3091 pp, received the award of the "Instituto Português de Heráldica" in 2000
    • Prize of the Portuguese Institute of Heraldry 2000 for its work Portuguese Medieval Epigraphy (862-1422)
    • The collective work History of Private Life in Portugal - The Middle Ages (Lisbon, Círculo de Leitores / Temas e Debates, 2010), directed by José MATTOSO and coordinated by Bernardo Vasconcelos and SOUSA, where he participated with the chapter "Memories", was distinguished with the Honorable Mention of the "A. Almeida Fernandes Award - 2012"
  • Membership of scientific and public institutions - by invitation
    • Member of the Scientific Council of the Institut Marques da Silva Foundation (a Foundation of the University of Porto dedicated to Architecture) (2019 - ). He was member of the Direction of the Foundation between 2003 and 2008.
    • Member of the Scientific Council of the Battle of Aljubarrota Foundation (2002 - )
    • Member of the Direction of the Portuguese Numismatic Society (2012-13, 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2018-19)
    • Member of the Fiscal Council of the Iberian Association of Military History (2015 - )
    • Between 2010 and 2014 he was a member of the «Section for Architectural and Archaeological Heritage of the National Council of Culture» (SPAA-CNC), an advisory board of the Ministry of Culture, by appointment of the Minister of Culture
  • Membership
    • Associação Española de Arqueologia Medieval (Spanish Association of Medieval Archaeology) (since 2015)
    • Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (Association of Portuguese Archaeologists) (History Section) (since 1992)
    • Associação Ibérica de História Militar (Iberian Association of Military History) (founding member, in 2015)
    • Sociedade Portuguesa de Estudos Medievais (Portuguese Society of Medieval Studies) (founding member, in 1985)
    • Sociedade Portuguesa de Numismática (Portuguese Numismatic Society) (since 1980)
    • Sociedade Portuguesa de Antropologia e Etnologia (Portuguese Society of Anthropology and Ethnology) (since 1981)
    • Seminário Internacional sobre Ordens Militares (International Seminar on Military Orders) (since 1998)

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