Dr Filipa Vicente

Email address:  filipa.vicente@ics.ulisboa.pt

Institutional Affiliation:  Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon


Filipa Lowndes Vicente (Lisbon, 1972), a historian, is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon. In 2015 she was a visiting professor at King’s College, University of London and in 2016 at Brown University, Providence, USA. Amongst other publications, her post-doctoral research resulted in the book Other Orientalisms: India between Florence and Bombay (1860-1900) published first in Lisbon (2009) and then in Italy and India (2012).

She coordinated a two-year funded research project Knowledge and Vision. Photography in the Portuguese Colonial Archive and Museum (1850-1950), and the result was an edited book with 30 authors – The Empire of Vision. Photography in the Portuguese Colonial Context (1860-1960), published in 2014.

Her work has concentrated on different kinds of knowledge production in a specific colonial context and on the circulation of this knowledge within a global context, crossing national and colonial borders. Her approach is mainly historical, but her research work greatly benefits from other areas, from visual culture to anthropology.






Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney