Alice Caldeira Cabral Santiago Faria

Alice Caldeira Cabral Santiago Faria

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Assistant researcher at CHAM - Centro de Humanidades, with the individual project titled "Circa 1892: Public Works Departments and the everyday building of the Portuguese empire" - FCT support (CEEC IND 2017) and coordinating, with Renata Araujo, of the research project ‘TechNetEMPIRE - Technoscientific Networks in the construction of the built environment in the Portuguese Empire (1647-1871)’,  the financial support of FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PTDC/ART-DAQ/31959/2017). The “Art and the Portuguese Overseas Expansion” research group coordinator, since 2016.

She was a member of ‘Pensando Goa’ research project, Universidade de São Paulo, with the support of FAPESP (2014/15657-8).  and a member of the executive committee International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (

Graduated in Architecture at Coimbra University, she holds a PhD. in Art History at the Université de Paris I. 

She interested in the study of Public Works in the Portuguese empire during the long 19th century with approaches between the history of architecture and the history of science and technology and in using digital methods of researching in the humanities. Also concerned with themes related to Portuguese architecture and heritage of Portuguese influence in general.


  • NA Architecture
  • Public Works
  • Experts
  • Prosopography
  • Colonial Architecture
  • Long 19th century
  • DS Asia
  • DT Africa


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