Research

Current research interests

The architectural and urbanistic policy of the king of Portugal John V: the project for Western Lisbon and the relation between Filippo Juvarra a João Frederico Ludovice

The cultural policy of the queen of Portugal Maria Anna of Áustria (1708-1754): the introduction of Italian opera in Portugal and the building of opera theatres by Giovan Carlo Sicinio Bibiena

The artistic proactivity of brotherhoods of African slaves and libertos in Portugal, Brazil and Angola during the colonial era

Research Projects

2019-01-28 - 2020-01-27 - "«1719-2019». Filippo Juvarra, Domenico Scarlatti e o papel das mulheres na promoção da ópera e do teatro em Portugal", coordinated by Luís Soares Carneiro, sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
    Project Partnership:
              - Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal
              - AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
              - Museu do Teatro e da Dança - Lisboa
              - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
              - Centro Studi La Venaria Reale - Torino
              - Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Arquitetura

2019 - 2025 - "Early-modern art and architecture. Atlantic slave trade and cross-cultural dynamics. The case of African Portugal between heritage and politcs of recognition", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

2018-02-18 - 2021-01-31 - "ECHOES European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities", coordinated by University of Hull, sponsored by H2020-EU.

2015-11-01 - 2017-02-28 - "O Atlântico dos outros. África, Bahia, Portugal e um oceano partilhado (sécs. XVII-XIX)", coordinated by Hugo Ribeiro da Silva, sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

2015-11-01 - 2016-08-31 - "Mecenato no feminino. Maria Ana de Áustria rainha de Portugal (1708-1754) e as artes no contexto ibérico de Setecentos", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

2014-03-01 - 2016-02-28 - "Uma cidade, vários territórios e muitas culturas. Salvador da Bahia e o mundo Atlântico", coordinated by Pedro Cardim, Evergton Sales Souza, sponsored by FCT / Capes.
    Project Partnership:
              - Cham - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
              - Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA

2012-09-01 - 2016-08-31 - "Bahia 16-19. Salvador da Bahia: American, European and African forging of a colonial capital city ", coordinated by Pedro Cardim, sponsored by EU - European Project Marie Curie Actions / IRSES.
    Project Partnership:
              - UFBA - Universidade Federal da Bahia
              - EHESS - École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
              - CHAM-FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa