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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.