Edson Edy Soares Correia de Brito



  • History of tax administration in Cape Verde in the 15th and 16th centuries
  • Land access in Cape Verde, 17th and 18th centuries
  • Morna as a musical cultural heritage in Cape Verde
  • Sephardic Jews in Cape Verde during the 19th and early 20th centuries

European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant:

Beyond Property: Law and Land in the Iberian World, 1510–1850 mehr



Since June 2022
Doctoral student in the ERC-IberLAND Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Legal Theory and Legal History

2014 – 2022
Historian, Instituto do Património Cultural, Praia, Cape Verde

2015 – 2017
History teacher, Colégio Português de Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde

Master in History ‘Territories, Powers and Institutions’, Faculty of Letters, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Licentiate degree in History, Faculty of Letters, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

Honours and awards:

  • First-degree Medal of Cultural Merit for the contribution in the elevation of Morna to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cape Verde, 2019
  • National individual champion of Rapid Chess, Cape Verde, 2017
  • National champion of Semi-fast Chess for the team of Académica da Praia, Cape Verde, 2017
  • Champion, Praia Chess Cup, Cape Verde, 2021


  • Member of the Committee for the candidature of Morna to UNESCO World Heritage, Cape Verde, 2017
  • Member of the Committee of the Onomastics National List, Cape Verde, 2018
  • Member of the winning team of the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes, 2019
  • Member of the Cape Verde team for the Margullar Project (ERDF/Interreg V-A - Spain-Portugal) on underwater archaeological heritage and tourism in Macaronesia, 2018
  • Executive and Scientific Member of the Committee for the International Conference on the Jewish presence in Cape Verde (19th to 20th centuries), 2019
  • Team member for the elaboration of the Legal Regime for the Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage, Cape Verde, 2020
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