About Aphes

The Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social aims to contribute to the progress of studies in economic and social history.

The APHES organized 37 yearly scientific conferences. The organization of these conferences is carried out by members of the association in different Portuguese universities. The yearly rotation of the responsibility for organising the annual conference reflects the diversity of the university landscape. It also promotes the development of economic and social history across the national territory.

Governing Bodies

elected to the biennium 2015/2017

Executive Committee


Álvaro Ferreira da Silva | Nova SBE/UNL


Maria Leonor Freire Costa | ISEG/UL


Pedro Neves | ISEG/UL


Mafalda Soares da Cunha | U Évora


Rui Pedro Ferreira da Costa Esteves | U. Oxford

General Assembly


Jaime Brown Garcia Reis | ICS/UL


Maria Cristina Moreira | EEG/UM


Dulce Freire | ICS/UL

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The APHES honoured four of its members in four occasions: 1988, 1999, 2005 and 2011.  
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Statutes of APHES

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The history of APHES

Founded in 1980, the association has more than 500 members and organized more than 30 annual conferences. 
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