• 71 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 at NOVA 2009 2019

An International Online Social Survey of Public Attitudes Towards Cetaceans

Giovos, I., Moutopoulos, D., Nakagun, S., Vieira, N., Akritopoulou, E. & Brito, C., 15 May 2019, In : Aquatic Mammals. 45, 3, p. 327-339 12 p., 45(3).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
public attitude
cetacean
whaling
dolphin
whale
28 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
File
fish
historical ecology
fishing community
environmental history
globalization
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
9 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
File
whales
products and commodities
commodity
animal
history
28 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File

Prizes

Associação Para as Ciências do Mar

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

animal product
bone
library
stone

MARINE LEXICON: Bilateral construction of a cross-European thesaurus about early modern marine mammals.

Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito (Recipient), Joana Baço (Recipient), Nina Vieira (Recipient), Patrícia Catarina Sanches de Carvalho (Recipient), Ana Catarina Garcia (Recipient) & Anne-Karin Huffthammer (Recipient), 15 Oct 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Thesaurus
Mammals
Cetaceans
Reinforcement
Norway

Activities 2015 2019

  • 13 Oral presentation
  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 5 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Invited talk

HISTORICAL VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND ITS ANIMALS: A Matter of Seascapes or Mindscapes?

Cristina Brito (Speaker)
Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Conferência Internacional Mundos Indígenas

Cristina Brito (Organiser), Juciene Ricarte Apolinário (Organiser)
Dec 2019

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

THE MANY FACES OF THE LEVIATHAN

Cristina Brito (Speaker)
Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Marine Environmental History & Aquatic Mammals

Cristina Brito (Speaker)
Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

O sonho azul do golfinho

Cristina Brito

1/01/14

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Sado: O rio barulhento dos golfinhos-roazes

Cristina Brito

1/01/14

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Canhões carregados... De lixo!

Cristina Brito

1/01/14

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Especialistas em cetáceos querem dá-los a conhecer ao público

Cristina Brito

1/01/13

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Arribas são românticas mas arriscadas

Cristina Brito

1/01/13

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research