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History and cultures of fashion in the Early Modern period
Cultural Heritage

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She is a Full researcher for CHAM - Centre for the Humanities at NOVA FCSH (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences). She is President of the Scientific Commission and head of the Centre's 'Heritage and current challenges' research thematic line. She has been a guest lecturer in the History Department of NOVA FCSH's master's program 'Heritage' (since 2019) and in 'History of Portuguese Empire' (e-learning since 2015). Since July 2020, she has been the coordinator of the MA in 'Heritage'. With a master's degree in History of Art of the Early Modern Period (1997) and a PhD in History of Art (specialization in Museology and Artistic Heritage, 2014), she leads the project 'VESTE _ Dressing the Court: costume, gender and identity(ies)' which focuses on the history and cultures of fashion during the early modern period in Portugal. Her research is cross-culture and -disciplinary engaged, calling for teamwork and different skills. Her areas of interest encompass Heritage studies as an interdisciplinary field that addresses methodologic, safeguarding, and societal challenges. Also, the commission, production and use of artistic objects by women during the early modern period; the history and study of everyday objects entangling archaeology and visual resources; and the analysis of artistic relationships between Portugal and Portuguese India during the early modern period. Carla Alferes Pinto is also an active member of several networks and research projects, such as the UNESCO Chair on Oceans' Cultural Heritage (member of the scientific board), HPIP _ Heritage of Portuguese Influence (Head of the Board until 2024), and H2020 RISE project CONCHA _ The Construction of Early Modern Global Cities and Oceanic Networks in the Atlantic: An approach via Ocean's Cultural Heritage (researcher and deputy leader of the work package 2_ The Immaterial Culture of the Ocean: Data Digging, Management and Preservation). She is also a member of several professional organizations like ICOM, the Portuguese Association of Art Historians, The Association of Dress Historians, and the European Association of South Asian Studies.

Education/Academic qualification

History of Art _ Museology and Artistic Heritage, Doctorate, The Collection of Colonial Art of the Lisbon Patriarchate. Proposal for Study and Museum Display, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Sept 20094 Sept 2015

Award Date: 4 Sept 2015

External positions

Publisher, Fundação Oriente

1 Jul 200730 Jun 2009

Editor "Oriente" Journal, Fundação Oriente

Apr 200130 Jun 2009

Collections and exhibitions assistant, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea

1 May 199530 May 1996

Collections and exhibitions assistant, Museu Nacional do Azulejo (MNAz/IPM)

1 Oct 199430 Apr 1995


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