Mariana A. Boscariol

Investigador Integrado

Investigador Auxiliar
Universidade de São Paulo


Grupo de Investigação:
Cultura e Literatura

Áreas de Investigação:
História da expansão portuguesa
História institucional e política
História económica

ORCID: 0000-0001-9062-0913

As a historian, I am interested in diversifying my career based on my commitment to the consistent and applicable historical thinking. I have a special professional interest in academic research and teaching, although I do not limit myself to these two areas. During my PhD, I worked on the Early Modern Missions with emphasis on the Jesuit activity in Brazil and Japan during the 16th century. From this approach, my work has been largely related to the analysis of the circulation of news, goods, and peoples from America and East Asia to Europe.

At present, I am working on a British Academy (BA) funded project entitled “Living on the Edge: experiences and responses to Europe’s changing borderlands” (PI Dr Edmond Smith) at the University of Manchester. The project investigates the ways individuals and communities living on the edges of Europe – especially in port cities and transport hubs – experienced trade, migration and sovereignty in their day-to-day lives. The project undertakes a comparative study of two specific borderland regions: the Gulf of Guinea and the Sino-Russian borderlands during the early modern/modern period.

In what regards my personal research interests, currently what I seek is to diversify and enhance my competences in the European and East Asian dimension of the Early Modern era in dialogue with the changes Iberian empires were passing through in the 17th century - having an attentive view not only on the economic practices sustained in that period but also on the current relations between both regions. My main interests in research are cross-cultural and economic history, exploring categories such as governance, commerce, borders, and circulation from ´local`, ´regional` and ´global` dynamics in East Asia.

I am by nature a curious mind, reason why I seek to embrace new professional opportunities and experiences.

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