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Carmen Soares

Professor of Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra

Director of the PhD in Food Heritage: Cultures and Identities


Vice-Director of the PhD in Classical Studies

Chair of the Research Committee of the European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food (Tours, France)

Editor in Chief of the journal DIAITA: Food & Heritage

Editor of the series on Food Studies of the University of Coimbra Press: DIAITA: Scripta&Realia

Researcher and Coordinator of the Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra. Her research, teaching, and publishing activities are developed in the areas of Classical Cultures, Literatures and Languages, History of Ancient Greece, and Food History.


Co-coordinator of the Portuguese-Brazilian transnational Network DIAITA: Food Heritage of Lusophony.

Projects Leadership


Classical and Humanistic Studies – Culture and World Heritage

Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies

The General Project of CECH, a research unit with 52 Integrated Researchers and 83 Collaborating Researchers, financed by national funds (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal), with the references UIDB/00196/2020 and UIDP/00196/2020; period 2020-2023; total financing: €942,500


DIAITA Heritage: Food, Environment and Well-being


Secondary Project integrated in the previsou one: Classical and Humanistic Studies - Culture and World Heritage


DIAITA: Food Heritage of Lusophony


Transnational network of Portuguese and Brazilian researchers

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Das culturas da alimentação ao culto dos alimentos

[From food cultures to food cults]


DIAITA: Scripta&Realia 

Volume 1

Volume 2


Conferência sobre História Antiga

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December 6, 2022

Plutarch on DIAITA: well-being, conviviality, feeding, and environment

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September 8, 2022

Seminário Internacional BATEIA 2021 (20 a 22 de setembro)


September 20, 2021

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