Catarina Fernandes Barreira

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Catarina Fernandes Barreira holds a PhD in Art Sciences from the University of Lisbon and, since 2011 has been a researcher in the Institute for Medieval Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon. Since 2019, she is hired under the Transitory Norm, financed by national funds through the FCT (DL 57/2016/CP1453/CT0070 and DOI: 10.54499/DL57/2016/CP1453/CT0070). 

Her field of specialisation is the History of Medieval Art and her research interests focus on the following themes: Medieval Liturgy; Cistercian Order; Cistercian Monasteries; Libraries; Scriptoria; codices (and their material study); circulation of manuscripts/books.

Her publications include articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She supervised two PhD thesis and co-supervised three Master dissertations. She has gathered valuable experience in strategies of knowledge dissemination to non-academic audiences with positive results, in accordance with IEM strategy. She is the Principal Investigator of the project Cistercian Horizons. Studying and characterizing a medieval scriptorium and its production. Alcobaça. Local identities and liturgical uniformity in dialogue (PTDC/ART-HIS/29522/2017) finished in September 2022, and the Principal Investigator of the project Books, rituals and space in a Cistercian nunnery. Living, praying and reading in Lorvão, 13th – 16th centuries (PTDC/ART-HIS/0739/2020) both financed by the FCT. Between 2015 and 2019 she has been coordinator of the research group Images, Texts and Representations and between 2019 and 2021 IEM’s stand-in Vice Director, a position she has held again since 2023. She is a member of the Centre for the Study of Religious History, Catholic University of Portugal and, between 2011 and 2021, visiting adjunct professor in the Superior School of Education and Social Sciences, IPL.