Giuseppina Raggi


Giuseppina Raggi, Italian art historian, PhD in History - Art History (2005) from the Universities of Lisbon (Portugal) and Bologna (Italy) on the "quadratura" painting in the Atlantic space (17th-18th centuries). She is permanent researcher at CES and integrates the CES-CCArq research group. She leads the project «Early-modern art and architecture. Atlantic slave trade and cross-cultural dynamics. The case of African Portugal between heritage and politics of recognition» (2019-2025), rated first in its category of CEEIND 2017 by FCT. She co-coordinates the project «1719-2019. Filippo Juvarra, Domenico Scarlatti and the role of women in promoting opera and theater in Portugal» funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2019 and she is research member of the WP4 team of the European project «ECHOES European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities» (H2020). Her research topics focus mainly on the 18th century arts and architecture, highlighting in particular the interconnection between architecture, stage design and music; the artistic patronage of African and Afro-descendant communities in Portugal; the role of women in promoting the operatic music and theatres in Portugal; the urban and architectural plan of Lisbon by the architect Filippo Juvarra. As instrument for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, she collaborates with scriptwriters and directors to create videos and docufilms, taking care of the scientific contents.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Raggi, Giuseppina (2022), Non solo Roma: l'importanza di Bologna e il protagonismo delle donne artiste e spettatrici nei teatri d'opera di Lisbona (1708-1760), in Iskrena Yordanova, José Camões (org.), Eighteenth-Century Theatre Capitals from Lisbom to St. Petersburg. Viena: Hollitzer, 3-54

Book Chapter

Raggi, Giuseppina; Gianolla, Cristiano (2022), Estátua Padre António Vieira, in Ana Guardião, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Paulo Piexoto (org.), Ecos Coloniais: Histórias, Patrimónios e Memórias. Lisboa: Tinta da China, 62-69

Book Chapter

Gianolla, Cristiano; Raggi, Giuseppina (2022), Galeria de Arte Pública na Quinta do Mocho, in Ana Guardião, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Paulo Piexoto (org.), Ecos Coloniais: História(s), Património(s) e Memória(s). Lisboa: Tinta da China, 71-77