Ana Rita de Almeida Amaral
Missionary practice and the production of knowledge: ethnographic writing and collecting by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Angola, 19th and 20th centuries
Ricardo Roque (ICS, ULisboa)
Nélia Dias (ISCTE-IUL)
Patrick Harries (Basel University)
This project aims to look at the relationships between ethnography, museum collections and missionary activities in the context of Portuguese colonialism in Africa. The analysis is focused on the historic role of the Catholic missionaries of the Holy Spirit in the colonial situation and in the production of ethnographic knowledge about Africa (Angola in particular).