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Background and Characteristics

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The Graduate Program in History, Politics and Cultural Heritage (PPHPBC) started in 2003, when an experienced team from the Center for Research and Documentation of Contemporary History of Brazil, from Fundação Getulio Vargas (currently, School of Social Sciences — FGV/CPDOC), created the Professional Master's Program in Cultural Heritage and Social Projects. At a second stage, in 2007, the Academic Master’s and the PhD Program in History, Politics and Cultural Heritage were implemented. In the last four-year evaluation of Graduate Programs carried out by Capes, PPHPBC received score 5.

By creating an academic master's program and a PhD program in history, CPDOC intended to qualify professionals capable of both producing knowledge and training new knowledge producers based on an intense dialogue with social sciences. The creation of these programs was based on a plan of expanding and diversifying the scope of graduate studies in history, rather than competing with traditional programs offering courses at a regional level. Its emphasis on political history, particularly on Republican Brazil, combined with an analytical concern with cultural heritage and, more recently, with urban challenges and international relations, make the programs unique. This uniqueness is intensified with the strength that interdisciplinarity has in them, which is justified by the vision that has guided CPDOC’s belief from the start, that is, that the current dynamism of history is largely due to the dialogue that it promoted with social sciences..    Continue...


The academic master's and PhD programs offered by CPDOC are exempt from tuition fees, and PPHPBC has been increasing the number of scholarships awarded by funding agencies, which is proof of how reputable it is. In addition to these regular scholarships, some students receive scholarships for research projects developed by the faculty.

The last few years have been marked by the internationalization of PPHPBC. This effort is generally and permanently translated into the establishment of agreements with foreign research and education institutions under which different initiatives are undertaken: collaborative research projects, visits by faculty and students, and promotion of joint events and publications. For more information on the agreements established, please visit the CPDOC Portal. In 2018, PPHPBC was included in Capes’ Institutional Program for Internationalization (Capes-Print), for activities designed to boost the internationalization of Graduate Studies involving students and faculty.


To educate high-level professionals up-to-date with the methodological and epistemological debates that characterize the field of History and Social Sciences, focusing on the historical dimension of social phenomena and the adoption of an interdisciplinary perspective. These professionals are expected to be inserted in national and international knowledge production networks, considered fundamental for both the quality of academic production and for the qualification of educators working at different levels of education, especially the higher level.


To set up research groups that include the faculty, students and external participants, such as postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students, in order to establish a connection with the national and international academic community;


To prepare good-quality master's theses and doctoral dissertations that may support the production of knowledge in the fields of History and Social Sciences;


To promote events to attract the academic community in general and to promote discussion around current themes connected with historiographical debates and topics of interest to the society at large;


To serve as a cluster of researchers, attracting postdoctoral researchers;


To support and encourage students to participate in research programs abroad through exchange scholarships;


To promote constant improvements to the academic profile of the Program through regular self-assessments that allow improving the operating structure, the indicators of intellectual production and, above all, renewing the institutional commitment to the graduate programs of CPDOC.
Comissões constituídas pelo PPHPBC

Todo o corpo docente colabora com o cotidiano administrativo do PPHPBC através da atuação junto às comissões constituídas ao longo do quadriênio, graças à adoção de um sistema de rodízio pensado para garantir a participação e dedicação de todos em decisões como seleções para prêmios, processos seletivos, elaboração de manuais, distribuição de bolsas, elaboração de projetos para concorrer a editais, entre outras. A relação das comissões formadas no último quadriênio pode ser consultada a seguir.

       Comissões 2020  Comissões
       Comissões 2019   Comissões
       Comissões 2018   Comissões
       Comissões 2017   Comissões

Comissões do PPHPBC

Revistas acadêmicas


Revista Estudos Históricos

Estudos Históricos é uma revista quadrimestral que, a cada número, trata de uma temática específica e tem como objetivo a publicação de trabalhos inéditos, com perspectiva histórica e perfil interdisciplinar, de pesquisadores da comunidade acadêmica nacional e internacional das áreas de História, Ciências Sociais e outros campos afins. Vinculada ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em História, Política e Bens Culturais (PPHPBC) do CPDOC/FGV, a revista é classificada como A1 no Qualis Capes na área de história e interdisciplinar. Acesse.

Revista Mosaico

Revista Mosaico

Mosaico é uma publicação científica semestral do corpo discente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em História, Política e Bens Culturais (PPHPBC) e tem como objetivo promover a divulgação de conhecimento científico e enriquecer o debate acadêmico por meio da publicação de artigos voltados para as áreas de Ciências Humanas e Sociais, elaborados sob as mais diversas perspectivas teórico-historiográficas, respeitando a interdisciplinaridade e valorizando o diálogo entre as áreas. Acesse