Paula Cardoso

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Paula Cardoso holds a doctorate in Art History from the Nova University of Lisbon (2019). Her thesis focused on the production, patronage and use of illuminated liturgical books by the Portuguese Dominican nuns in the context of the Observant Reforms, bringing to light new information on these nuns’ agency, their level of literacy and the connections between monastic art and communal memory. 

She has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Medieval History, the Journal of Medieval Iberian StudiesMélanges de la Casa de Velázquez and Brepols’ journal Pecia. Le livre et l’écrit. She has been a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona (2021-2023) and is currently working at the Instituto de Estudos Medievais of the Nova University of Lisbon where she was granted a research contract under the program Scientific Employment Stimulus of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her current research explores the interrelations between the textual and visual cultures, communal identities and liturgy of Portuguese Dominican and Clarissan convents from the Late Medieval to the Early Modern period.