With Central European University (Budapest) and the Universities of Berlim, Bologna and Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal).
Constituted on 17th December 2003, by 17 research units of Social and Human Sciences research that ranked “Very Good” or “Excellent” in international assessments promoted by the FCT.

Cooperation network with Las Palmas University, Central European University (Budapest), Guglielmo Marconi Foundation (Bologna),  Bologna University and  University of Roma La Sapienza. This project aims at studying the Portuguese telecommunications network  from 1850 to the end of the 20t century in general and in a compared perspective Southern European Countries.

This network was created in April of 2006, following the FCSH-UNL’s Institute of Contemporary History initiative to promote the encounter of the research units whose activities and those of their researchers relate to the history of the First Republic, and the preparation of a shared program of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the First Republic that epitomize the scientific activity involved.
The HetSci – Grupo de Estudos em História e Ciência (History and Science Studies Group) was born from the meeting of researchers devoted to the History of Science, originally from two Research Units of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT): the Instituto de História Contemporânea – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Institute of Contemporary History – Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon), and the Centro de Estudos de História e Filosofia da Ciência – Universidade de Évora (Study Center on the History and Philosophy of Science – University of Évora). The HetSci aims to promote and carry out research into the History of Science in Portugal, concerning the period between the eighteenth and the twentieth centuries.
Since the end of the 19th century Africa stood out as an agent in the globalization process; acting both as an element of direct action, particularly through the exploitation of its natural resources in the widest sense possible, but also through the unique features of its political situation as regards international relations. During the “Belle Époque” the network of transactions of goods and people had spread considerably, bringing remote and peripheral places, like the African territories, closer to the centre of the world-economy.In 1914 when the First World War started all major European powers, with the exception of the Habsburg Empire, ruled over territories outside Europe. Although most of the clashes have occurred on European soil, the involvement of the African continent played an essential role within the Great War, which was a fundamental expression of the globalization of the conflict: for over four years Africa provided human and material resources on an unprecedented scale to the Western Front. From the “black continent” standpoint, it is worth to note, how the First World War contrasted in terms of objectives, impact, scale and duration with the many conflicts that erupted throughout the nineteenth century, conducted mainly against native populations, and motivated by local and limited objectives.
The first World War represented a defining moment, introducing a profound break in the course of European and global contemporary history, whose rupturing and long-lasting effects significantly involved, marked and influenced the population and the history of all European empires in Africa. Yet, this particular front continues to be one of the less studied aspects of the Great War.
Collaborative research and interdisciplinary exchange among members will be encouraged.
Network of studies and debates of historical subjects, focusing mainly the comparative analysis of South European countries within the international context, in which the Institute of Contemporary History (FCSH-UNL), the Department of Historia Contemporánea e de America della da Facultade de Xeografía of the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Dipartimento di Discipline storiche of the University of Bologna take part.
Do I Congresso de História do Movimento Operário e dos Movimentos Sociais em Portugal surgiu a ideia de criar a Rede de Estudos do Trabalho, do Movimento Operário e dos Movimentos Sociais em Portugal. Esta rede visa recuperar, fomentar e divulgar os estudos sobre o trabalho, categoria central de análise na compreensão das sociedades humanas, do movimento operário e dos movimentos sociais e dos conflitos sociais do Portugal Contemporâneo (séculos XIX e XX).
Em 2012 o Instituto de História Contemporânea lançou a Rede de História Contemporânea,
plataforma de partilha, colaboração e diálogo permanente, que envolve todos os centros de
investigação portugueses no domínio da história contemporânea e lançou uma plataforma web
(, interface privilegiado que dá conta das actividades desenvolvidas, de
forma individual ou conjunta, pelos membros do consórcio. Nos dias 18 e 19 de Maio a Rede
de História Contemporânea realizou, na Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, o I
Congresso de História Contemporânea ( ), iniciativa que contou
com a participação de cerca de duas centenas de investigadores e cuja conferência inaugural
foi proferida por Eduardo Lourenço. O II Congresso de História Contemporânea realizar-se-á
em Maio de 2013 na Universidade de Évora.
A Rede Indústria, História, Património, constituída em Novembro de 2012 a partir da iniciativa do Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC) da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, do Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX (CEIS20) da Universidade de Coimbra, do Centro de Estudos de História e Filosofia da Ciência (CEHFCi) e do Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar Cultura, Espaço e Memória (CITCEM) da Universidade do Porto, reúne unidades de investigação e outras entidades e investigadores interessados nos domínios genericamente sintetizados sob a designação Indústria, História, Património.
Created by a dispatch of the UNL Dean on the 25th July 2003, the RICI, under the coordination of Professor Fernando Gil, promoted several meetings in which the IHC has been represented
UNL’s History is a research network that gathers the research units dedicated to the scientific areas of History, History of Arts and Archaeology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The following research units are part of the UNL’S History, some of which were rated “Excellent” by the competent national organism - the Foundation for Science and Technology - grouping more than 100 researchers