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Lisbeth de Oliveira Rodrigues



    Lisbeth Rodrigues graduated in History from the University of Minho (Portugal) (2007). She obtained her Ph.D. in History from the same University (2013), with a thesis titled “The Portuguese Hospitals in the Renaissance (1480-1580): The Case of Nossa Senhora do Pópulo, Caldas da Rainha” [].


    Current Scientific/Professional Activity

    Since October 2013, she has been working at The Research Centre of Economic and Social History, Lisbon School of Economics & Management of the University of Lisbon (GHES/CSG – ISEG, U. Lisboa). She is currently a Junior Research Associate at GHES/CSG – ISEG, U. Lisboa, where she develops a research project entitled “The Institutional Creditors of the Portuguese Crown: The Case of the Misericórdias (16th-18th Centuries)”.


    Fields of Research Interest & Research Projects

    Lisbeth’s research interests have spanned through several fields: economic history, financial history, early modern welfare institutions and charity, and early modern law courts. More recently, the Misericórdias (Portuguese lay brotherhoods) and credit markets in Portugal constitute her primary research interests, mainly the financial functions of these brotherhoods as one of the most relevant institutional creditors of private and public credit between the 16th and 18th centuries.

    In this context, she has been involved in several research projects either as a member and research fellow. These include: Sovereign Debt and Private Credit in Portugal (1668-1797)”, PTDC/HAR-HIS/28809/2017 (ongoing), and "Money Supply and Credit Market in Pre-Modern Economies", EXPL/EPH-HIS/1742/2012, both hosted by GHES/CSG.


    Selected publications

    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. “Introduction to the Thematic Dossier: Economy and Society: politics, practices, agents, and institutions”. Configurações [Online], 26, 2020. Co-authored: Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez, Jeremy Land and Jari Eloranta. URL:


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. “Debt Litigation and the Performance of the Law Courts in Eighteenth-Century Portugal.” The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 50(2) (2019): 237-268. URL:


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. “Os padrões de juro da Misericórdia de Lisboa (1767-1797).” Ler História 74 (2019): 137-160. URL:


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. “O incumprimento do crédito no século XVIII: o caso da Misericórdia de Lisboa,” in Finanças, Instituições, Crédito e Moeda em Portugal e no Império (Séculos XVI-XVIII), eds. Bruno Lopes, Roger Lee de Jesus. 229-260. Coimbra: Impressa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. “A saúde do corpo”, in Sob o manto da Misericórdia. Contributos para a História da Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, dir. Isabel dos Guimarães Sá, Inês Amorim, vol. I (séc. 1498-1668), 305-354. Porto: Almedina, 2018.


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. “D. Leonor e as obras de Misericórdia,” in Um Compromisso para o Futuro: 500 Anos da primeira edição impressa do Compromisso da Confraria da Misericórdia, coord. Henrique Leitão, 160-187. Lisbon: Santa Casa da Misericórdia, 2017. URL:


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth; Sá, Isabel dos Guimarães, "Sugar and Spices in Portuguese Renaissance Medicine.” Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 1 (2015): 1-21. URL:


    Rodrigues, Lisbeth. "Os hospitais portugueses no Renascimento (1480-1580): o caso de Nossa Senhora do Pópulo das Caldas da Rainha". Braga: University of Minho, 2013. URL:

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