Práticas da História is an online academic journal published at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) with the support of the Institute of Contemporary History and of CHAM – Centre for the Humanities. The main aim of the journal is the promotion of discussions on historical theory, historiography and the uses of the past. Contributions are published in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and include peer-reviewed articles and book reviews. The journal attaches equal importance to research relating the practice of history with other domains of the humanities and to works debating history in the context of the social sciences. Without rigidly limiting its areas of interest, the journal encourages contributions on:

. methodological, aesthetical and epistemological questions related to the practice of historiography;

. the history of historiography;

. the relations between historiography and other uses of the past;

The journal finds itself in the disciplinary field of history. It does aspire, however, to question the boundaries of the field. It is our goal to promote interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity, as well as to publish research which goes beyond disciplinary conventions. The journal accepts contributions by all researchers, regardless of academic degree or institutional affiliation.

The editors of the journal understand the practice of history as a way to analyse the past and to participate in the present.


Publication frequency

Práticas da História publishes two issues a year.


Open access policy

Práticas da História is an open access journal that provides free access to its contents, with the aim of promoting the exchange of knowledge. Authors remain the copyrights holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce and share the articles according to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence.

We encourage authors to self-archive their published articles in the repository of their institution.

This journal is registered as a SHERPA/RoMEO Blue journal.