• 64 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20092019
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Research interests

Cristina Brito has PhD in History – History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of NOVA University of Lisbon (2005/2010), a Masters in Ethology from the Institute of Applied Psychology (1998/2000) and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Applied to Animal Resources – Marine Resources, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (1993/1998). Since February 2019, she is and Assistant Professor at the History Department at NOVA FCSH, Lisbon. Prior to that position, she has been awarded a Research Contract by FCT (IF/00610/2015) at CHAM — NOVA FCSH to investigate ‘Cow-fish, ngulu-maza or iguaragua? Local and Global Knowledge Production, Changing Perceptions and Practices on Marine Animals in the Atlantic, 1419–1758’ (2016-2019). Cristina Brito has an interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural approach to her research. Her scientific interests include early modern marine environmental history, local and global perceptions about and uses of the seas, Atlantic and oceanic histories. She is currently a member of the Board of OPI – Oceans Past Initiative (2014-2019), a Sub-Director of CHAM - Centre for the Humanities where she also coordinates a thematic line of research (Environmental History and the Sea), the UNESCO Chair on Oceans' Cultural Heritage and the H2020 RISE project CONCHA (2018-2021).

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Research Output 2009 2019

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The North Atlantic Fish Revolution (ca. AD 1500)

Holm, P., Brito, C., Breen, R., Ludlow, F., Scherer, C., Travis, C., Allaire, B., Hayes, P. W., Matthews, J. A., Rankin, K. J., Legg, R., Lougheed, K. & Nicholls, J., Apr 2019, In : Quaternary Research. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fish
historical ecology
fishing community
environmental history
globalization
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The wonder whale: a commodity, a monster, a show and an icon

Brito, C., Vieira, N. & Freitas, J. G. D., 1 Mar 2019, In : Anthropozoologica. 54, 3, p. 13-27 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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whales
products and commodities
commodity
animal
history
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Connected margins and disconnected knowledge: Exotic marine mammals in the making of early modern European natural history

Brito, C., 2018, Cross-cultural Exchange and the Circulation of Knowledge in the First Global Age. Polónia, A., Bracht, F., Conceição, G. C. & Palma, M. (eds.). Porto: Edições Afrontamento; CITCEM, Vol. 1. p. 106-132 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Mammals
Manatee
Mermaid
Writer
Route

Activities 2015 2019

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

2nd International Meeting Histories of Nature and Environment

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito (Organiser)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

CONCHA 2nd Workshop "Seas, Peoples and Animals"

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito (Organiser)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

CONCHA 1st Workshop “Crossing seas, Rising islands, Connecting people”

Cristina Brito (Organiser), Patrícia Catarina Sanches de Carvalho (Organiser), Nina Vieira (Organiser), Ana Catarina Abrantes Garcia (Organiser)
Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

O sonho azul do golfinho

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito

1/01/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Canhões carregados... De lixo!

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito

1/01/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Arribas são românticas mas arriscadas

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito

1/01/13

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research