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Research interests

Music in the 18h century; Music, royal power and diplomacy; Historical performance practices of music and dance; Socio-professional status of the musicians;  Music and Women's Studies; Music criticism


Personal information

Cristina Fernandes is a contracted researcher at INET-md, where she coordinates the research group "Historical and Cultural Studies in Music" and  is carrying out a research project titled "Music, Performing Arts and Diplomacy in the 18th century: Portuguese networks in the international stage" (2022.03493.CEEC-ind). Between 2020 and 2022 she was the Co-PI of the project "PROFMUS-To be a musician in Portugal: the social and professional condition of musicians in Lisbon" (INET-md, funded by FCT).  She integrated the research team for the ERC project  PERFORMART-Promoting, Patronising and Practising the Arts in Roman Aristocratic Families (1644-1740) (CNRS, ÉFR-Rome, funded by the ERC) and collaborated with several projects of the research group "Music in Spain: Composition, Reception and Interpretation" (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain).  She carried out a post-doctoral project on music and ceremonial at the Royal and Patriarchal Chapel of Lisbon (1716-1834), funded by FCT (2011-2017), and has published on several topics, such as music and royal power in the early modern era; music and diplomacy in the 18th century; musical and cultural exchanges between Portugal, Spain and Italy; women and music in the Iberian Courts; music criticism.

Education/Academic qualification

Música e Musicologia, Doctorate, Universidade de Évora

… → 2010

Award Date: 30 Sept 2010


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