Cristina Brito

Investigador Integrado

Doutorado Contratado (FCT)
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Grupo de Investigação:
Pensamento Moderno e Contemporâneo

Áreas de Investigação:
História da ciência
História da expansão portuguesa

ORCID: 0000-0001-7895-0784

Cristina Brito has a PhD in History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion, NOVA FCSH (2005-2010), and a background in Ethology, ISPA (1998-2000) and in Biology, FCUL (1993-1998). She was 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’ (2016-2021).
Cristina Brito has an interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural approach to her research. Her scientific interests include early modern marine environmental history, history of early modern natural history, local and global perceptions about and uses of the seas, Atlantic and ocean history. She is the Executive Director of OPI – Oceans Past Initiative (2014-2018), and member of the Management and Synthesis Committees, working group leader at OPP – Oceans Past Platform, COST Action (2014-2018). She also coordinates a thematic line of research at CHAM (the Sea), the UNESCO Chair on Oceans' Cultural Heritage and the H2020 RISE project CONCHA (2018-2021).

Curriculum Vitae(Pdf)

Documentos Partilhados:

Medieval and Early Modern Whaling in Portugal(Pdf)

History of ambergris(Pdf)

New Science From Old News(Pdf)

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