An online peer-reviewed Encyclopedia
The concrete aim of the Conimbricenses.org project, it is to build the first online, fully open access digital repository on Coimbra and its tradition. The double purpose leading the building of the Encyclopedia is, on the one hand, to let scholars from all over the world access clear and definite information, and, on the other hand, to inspire research on smaller authors, giving to the researchers an opportunity to meet them and their works. This is why all the entries will be written in English and they will be from the beginning realized by an international community of researchers, from Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, the United States and many other countries.
The Conimbricenses.org Encyclopedia will be organized into four main sections: the first one is completely devoted to authors and scholars who lived and thought in Coimbra, with a particular focus on Luis Molina, Pedro da Fonseca, and Manuel de Góis, as well as on the editorial history of the influential Cursus; a second section will be instead fully dedicated to Francisco Suárez, his life, his thought and his cultural heritage in Portugal and Europe; a third section, that will be launched in a second phase, will be realized with the help of scholars in the field of Chinese culture, and it will deal with the history of the Cursus in China (including attempts of translation and adaptation); a fourth section will be devoted to the influence of Coimbra’s Aristotelianism on the Portuguese and Spanish colonies in South America.
Finally, specific attention will be directed to the educational aspects of the Jesuits’ activity in Coimbra, focusing especially on educational practice, the relationship between education and publishing, and the relationship between education and architecture.