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 is developing the individual 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 is also research member of the international projet « projeto «Cultura escenográfica en el contexto hispánico de la Edad Moderna: Un enfoque holístico», lead by Concepción Lopezosa Aparicio, Carmen González-Román (2021-2025), Proyecto i+D+i del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain) Ref. PID2020-117415GB-100 In 2019-2020, she co-coordinated 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 and, in 2018-2021, she integrated the research team 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 (2024), Artistic patronage and agency of Black people in early-modern Brazil: two ceiling paintings in Salvador and Olinda, in Stephen John Campbell, Stephanie Porras (org.), The Routledge Companion to the Global Renaissance. New York: Routledge, 624-639

Article in Scientific journal

Raggi, Giuseppina (2023), "Intrecci teatrali tra Domenico Scarlatti e Filippo Juvarra a Lisbona e a Londra. Nuovi documenti", Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, 10, 1

Book Chapter

Raggi, Giuseppina (2022), D. Maria Ana de Áustria. Política artística e renovação cultural da corte joanina (1683-1754), in Maria João Neto, Santiago Macias (org.), Mulheres mecenas e as artes. Lisboa: Caleidoscópio, 116-127