Catarina Miranda


Investigadora Integrada Não Doutorada   .   Bolseira de Doutoramento . FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia



Grupo de Investigação

Representações, Discursos, Materialidade e Usos do Passado






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Catarina Miranda is a PhD candidate at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) of NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal) under the supervision of Professor Dr. Maria Helena Trindade Lopes, with the support of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) through the attribution of a PhD scholarship in 2020. As part of her PhD research on creativity and artistic practices in the Hellenistic Mediterranean, she is currently in the UK as a recognised student at the School of Archaeology of the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Roland Smith.


Catarina graduated in History with merit from FCSH in 2015, after which she continued into a Master degree in Egyptology. Her dissertation is available in English and is entitled "Faces of the Encounter: about Greco-Egyptian Interaction in the Royal Sculpture of the Ptolemaic Period". She aimed at studying this group of objects in a multidisciplinary (hopefully, interdisciplinary) framework, that was cognisant of recent discussions in Material Culture Studies and Culture Contact Studies.


Catarina is a researcher at CHAM - Centre for the Humanities, integrating the research group "Representations, Discourses, Materiality and Uses of the Past". She has participated in the organization of several activities of the group, from events directed to the general public, to scientific encounters, such as the "VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists". Catarina also takes part in other projects of the group, one of them currently in development: the transcription, transliteration and translation of all the fragments registered by Roland Koch of "The tale of Sinuhe" (a project directed by Professor Dr. Maria Helena Trindade Lopes, to be published).


In 2018, she taught an introductory course of Middle Egyptian (hieroglyphic script), together with two colleagues from CHAM, and has also had the opportunity to lecture both in the Master degree in Egyptology and the undergraduate course in History. She was the coordinator and assistant editor of the scientific journal "AEGYPTOLOGUS - Cadernos de Divulgação Científica", created by Dr. Ronaldo G. Gurgel Pereira with the aim of disseminating the scientific production of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Egyptology in Portuguese speaking countries. Moreover, she has participated with communications in several scientific meetings, both in Portugal and abroad, the most recent being the V CHAM International Conference and the 23rd Annual Mediterranean Studies Association Congress.


Catarina has knowledge in the ancient languages of Classical Greek and Middle Egyptian (both the hieroglyphic and the hieratic script) and in the modern languages of Portuguese (her mother tongue), English, Spanish and French. Her research interests include Ptolemaic Egypt, Ancient Egyptian Art, Culture Contact in Antiquity, Creativity and Tradition in Ancient Art, Studies in the Reception of Antiquity, Material Culture Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Art Theory, Historiography and Theory of History, Museology and Teaching.

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