Novo volume da Colecção Usque

A Colecção Hebraica de Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo

Transcrição, anotação e introdução de Carla Vieira


Lançamento do livro A Fé dos Juízes. Inquisidores e processos por heresia em Portugal (1536-1774) de Bruno Feitler

11 Abril, 17h30 | Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Sala B112.D

A apresentação estará a cargo da Professora Fernanda Olival (CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora).


WSD Talks | 23 Março, 18h00 (GMT)

Alessio Assonitis, "The History of the Medici Archive from the Late Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century"

As WSD Talks regressam no próximo dia 23 de Março, com a participação de Alessio Assonitis, director do The Medici Archive Project. Não perca!


Nova edição - Garcia de Orta: Ciência, Religião e Cultura

Luís Filipe Barreto e Maria de Fátima Reis (eds.)

O novo número da Série Monográfica Alberto Benveniste acabou de sair.



The Alberto Benveniste Library is located at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Our collections are available on site and by appointment only. If you wish to visit us, please contact us via the e-mail address to book your visit.

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Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas is a biannual peer-reviewed journal, which is indexed to the international databases Latindex, Qualis/CAPES, WorldCat and Atla Religion Database.

Usque is a name that invokes the diaspora. Samuel, the author of Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel. Abraham, the printer of this masterpiece of Sephardic culture in exile that has become an inspiration. The Usque Collection is a CESAB editorial project dedicated to the critical edition of sources that are key to the knowledge of the multifaceted Sephardic Diaspora.

The Monographic Series Alberto Benveniste publishes monographs on the Sephardic diaspora, the Iberian Jewish communities, and other related subjects, as well as collective works resulting from the scientific activities organised by CESAB or in partnership with other research centres in Portugal and abroad.

The CESAB newsletter is an information bulletin about the activities and projects developed by the Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto Benveniste. In its pages, we also publicise the most recent editions, as well as the initiatives in which the researchers of the centre took part or organised.



Roots: The Portuguese background of the America's Sephardic elites

Roots is an online platform that aims to share materials and working tools (primary sources, bibliographies, biographical notes, finding aids, genealogies, etc.) related to Portuguese Jewish families who moved to Colonial North America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Monções Project

The Monções project – New Christians, Jews and those convicted of Judaism by the Inquisition of Goa – seeks to recover the identity and history of the defendants tried by the tribunal of the Holy Office of Goa for behaviours associated with Judaism.

Praying to the God of Israel Project

The project “Praying to the God of Israel according to the Portuguese Tradition (16th – 18th centuries)” intends to identify, publish and analyse manuscript prayer books (siddurim) of a clandestine nature and belonging to the Portuguese-Jewish tradition, preserved within processes or other inquisitorial documentation.

Ongoing and past projects


Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto Benveniste

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Alameda da Universidade 1600-214 Lisboa
Telef. +351 21 792 00 00 (ext.11444)