José Eduardo Franco (born 1969, Ribeira Grande-Concelho de Machico) is a PortugueseHistorian, journalist, poet and essayist.
Specialist in History of Culture.
PhD from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris in “History and Civilization”
PhD in “Culture” from Universidade de Aveiro
Master’s Degree in Modern History from the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon University
Master’s Degree in Sciences of Education from Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Lisbon’s University.
He has developed original research works in the domains of Portuguese mythology and of the great historical controversies that marked the cultural, political and religious life of our country. His studies about the Jesuits, in particular, the antijesuitic phenomenon and the hermeneutic of myths and Portuguese and European utopias represent a special novelty. Diligent columnist of the periodical press, having numerous articles published in the areas of History, Mythocriticism, Culture, Philosophy and Religion Sciences Hermeneutics, Sciences of Education and Woman’s History.
Among his immense published work, we must point out the following books:
O Mito de Portugal, Lisbon, Roma Editora, 2000 (Awarded with the First Prize of “Livro 2004” of the Historic Society of the Portuguese Independence);
Brotar Educação, Lisbon, Roma Editora, 1999;
Monita Secreta (Instruções Secretas dos Jesuítas). História de um manual conspiracionista, (co-authorship with Christine Vogel) Lisbon, Roma Editora, 2002;
O Mito do Milénio, (co-authorship with José Manuel Fernandes) Lisbon, Paulinas, 1999;
Falésias da Utopia, Lisbon, Editora Arkê, 2000;
Teologia e Utopia em António Vieira, Separata da Lusitania Sacra, Lisbon, 1999;
Vieira na Literatura Anti-Jesuítica, (co-authorship with Bruno Cardoso Reis), Lisbon, Roma Editora, 1997;
História dos Dehonianos em Portugal, OPorto, Edições Dehonianas, 2000;
Fé, Ciência e Cultura. Brotéria – 100 anos, Coordination in partnership with Hermínio Rico, Preface by Eduardo Lourenço, Lisbon, Gradiva, 2003;
Coordination of the edition of the unpublished manuscript of the Tratado do Quinto Império em Portugal (Treaty of the Fifth Empire in Portugal). With the complete edition of the Treaty of the Fifth Monarchy by Sebastião de Paiva, Preface by Arnaldo Espírito Santo, Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, 2006;
O mito do Marquês de Pombal, (co-authorship with Annabela Rita), Lisbon, Prefácio, 2004;
Metamorfoses de um povo: Religião e Política nos Regimentos da Inquisição Portuguesa – with complete edition of Regimentos da Inquisição Portuguesa, (co-authorship with Paulo de Assunção), Lisbon, Prefácio, 2004;
Dois exercícios de Ironia: “Contra os Jesuítas” de Sena Freitas and “Defesa da Carta Encíclica de Sua Santidade o Papa Pio IX” de Antero de Quental, (co-authorship with Prof. Doctor Luís Machado de Abreu), Lisbon, Prefácio, 2005;
Influência de Joaquim de Flora em Portugal e na Europa. With the edition of Natália Correia’s writings about “Utopia da Idade Feminina do Espírito Santo”, (co-authorship with José Augusto Mourão), Lisbon, Roma Editora, 2004;
O Mito dos Jesuítas em Portugal e no Brasil, Séculos XVI-XX, 2 Vols., Lisbon, Gradiva, 2006–2007;
O Padre António Vieira e as Mulheres: Uma visão barroca do Universo feminino, (co-authorship with Isabel Morán Cabanas), OPorto, Campo das Letras, 2008;
Padre Manuel Antunes (1918–1985): Interfaces da Cultura Portuguesa e Europeia, Work coordinated in partnership with Hermínio Rico, OPorto, Campo das Letras, 2007;
Jesuítas e Inquisição: cumplicidades de confrontações, Rio de Janeiro, Editora da Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, 2007;
Padre António Vieira (1608–1697): Imperador da Língua Portuguesa, Coordination and co-authorship, Lisbon, Correio da Manhã, 2008;
Jardins do Mundo: Discursos e Práticas, Co-coordination with Cristina da Costa Gomes, Lisbon, Gradiva, 2008;
Madeira – mito da ilha-jardim: cultura da regionalidade ou da nacionalidade imperfeita na Madeira, Lisbon, Gradiva, 2009 (being published).
Coordinates the conclusion of the research project entitled Documentos sobre a História da Expansão Portuguesa existentes no Arquivo Secreto do Vaticano financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology and promoted by the Centre of Studies of Peoples and Cultures of Portuguese Expression of UCP.
Member of the coordinating committee of the project for the critical edition of Obra Completa do Padre Manuel Antunes sj (Complete Work of Father Manuel Antunes), which is ready to be published by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation;
Coordinates the project for the critical edition of Obra Completa do Marquês de Pombal.
Author and co-director of the project Dicionário Histórico das Ordens e Instituições Afins em Portugal, financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
Besides his research work, project coordination and organization of large international congresses (i.e. “Portuguese Inquisition”, “Father Manuel Antunes: Interfaces of Portuguese and European Cultures” and “Gardens of the World: Discourses and Practices), he has fulfilled the roles of member of the Direction of the Centre of Literatures of Portuguese Expression of Lisbon Universities, of Vice-President of the International Society for Iberian-Slavonic Studies and of Vice-President of the Portuguese Translator’s Association. Presently he presides the Board of the European Institute of Cultural Sciences Padre Manuel Antunes (institution connected to the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon’s University in partnership with ESAD – Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva Foundation), where he founded and has coordinated the degrees in Cultural Sciences
- International Colloquium:Catholicism and Political Boundaries State and Church in Spain and Poland in the XX and XXI Centuries
- International Colloquium: Catholicism and Political Boundaries State and Church in Spain and Poland in the XX and XXI Centuries
- Now, you’ll certainly like to read the CV of the academic comission of the symposium starting with Magdalena Resende
- Béata Elzbieta Cieszynska CV
- António Matos Ferreira CV
- Luís Salgado de Matos CV
- We’ll start by CVs of Portuguese Participants
- José Eduardo Franco CV
- José Barreto CV
- Probably you are interested in the CVs of non Portuguese participants; see below please