Filomena Limão

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I’m an Art Historian specialized in Classical and Late Antique Art, committed to the Digital Art History and engaged in researching, teaching and displaying information to both an academic public and general audience. Member of the History of Art Institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University, Lisbon (FCSH-NOVA).

I’m a FCT (Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology) postdoctoral fellow and my project is: “Decor in Antiquity in Western Hispania (1st c to 8th c CE) - Sense(s) and Performances: architectural sculpture, mosaics and painting. Supervisor: Justino Maciel ( FCSH-NOVA); Co-supervisors: Patrízio Pensabene (La Sapienza , University of Rome), Alexandra Dardenay (Lecturer in History of Ancient Art and Archaeology at the University of Toulouse, Jean Jaurès). Advisor: Will Wootton (Senior Lecturer in Roman Art) .

 I hold a degree in History (1987, FCSH-NOVA), a master in History of Late Antique Art (2007, FCSH-NOVA) and a PhD in History of Late Antique Art (2011, FCSH-NOVA) with a thesis on capitals found in current Portuguese territory.

I was a History teacher at the Secondary school from 1988 to 2010.  In 2008 I  lectured for a semester at the History of Art Department of the FCSH-NOVA and from 2010 until 2016 I was a professor at the same department teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.  Together we developed the first Encontrharte (History of Art Meetings), the opusmusiuum:, a project on Roman mosaics in Portugal and designed an entrepreneurship project: Findhart :

I have participated in an ERASMUS and ERASMUS + Mobility in Italy, Spain and Japan. As a member of the AIA (Archaeological Institute of America) I lectured in the US in 2015 and was a Samuel S. Kress Lecturer for the year 2018/2019 in Canada and the US. I was a Visiting Researcher Associate at King’s College, London, in 2017 and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville in April 2019.


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Research Output at NOVA

  • 8 Chapter
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Dinâmicas da História da Arte da Antiguidade

Translated title of the contribution: A dynamic approach to the History of Antique ArtLimão, F., 18 Dec 2019, Canto Redondo. Morão, J. & Nunes, L. (eds.). 2019 ed. Lisbon: Canto Redondo – Edição e Produção, Lda, Vol. 1. p. 12-27 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • O Capitel de Tróia (Portugal): Da Reutilização na Antiguidade Tardia à Reconstituição no século XXI

    Translated title of the contribution: The Capital of Tróia (Portugal): From the reuse in Late Antiquity to the 21st-century virtual reconstruction Limão, F., 18 Dec 2019, Horizontes Artísticos da Lusitânia: Dinâmicas da Antiguidade Clássica e Tardia em Portugal. Séculos I a VIII. Morão, J. & Nunes, L. (eds.). Lisbon: Canto Redondo – Edição e Produção, Lda, Vol. 1. p. 264-291 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The Late Roman Villa of Santiago da Guarda (Ansião, Portugal): One place, many centuries, a Decoration Project. The Corpus of the Roman Mosaics

    Limão, F. & Pereira, R., 2018, Estudios sobre mosaicos romanos: Dimas Fernández-Galiano in memoriam. Martínez, J. M. Á. & Jiménez, L. N. (eds.). Madrid: La Esfera de los Libros, p. 195-207 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Opusmusiuum -Roman Mosaics in Portugal - academic project: from teachers’ lab to public

    Limão, F., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Mosaic Research. 11, p. 137-142 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Gallaecia vs Lusitania: lively-contrasting decor in capitals from Western Hispania (1st c-7th c CE)

    Limão, F., 2017, In : Thiasos Monografie. I, 9, p. 333-350 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    University of Virginia

    Filomena Limão (Visiting researcher)
    4 Apr 20197 May 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Revista de História da Arte – série W (Journal)

    Filomena Limão (Editorial board member)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Samuel H. Kress Lectureship in Ancient Art

    Filomena Limão (Speaker)
    25 Oct 20186 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk