Joana Fraga is a post-doctoral researcher at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais at the Universidade de Lisboa (Marie Curie Individual Fellowship). She was a post-doctoral scholar at the Università degli Studi di Torino, thanks to a Marie Curie Cofund fellowship (2015/2017) and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 2014/2015). She obtained both her Masters and PhD at the University of Barcelona in Early Modern History and her degree in History at the Universidade de Coimbra.Her dissertation was on visual communication during the revolts of 1640-1647 in Catalonia, Portugal and Naples. During the three revolts, set during the Thirty Years' War, images were used as instruments for legitimatizing both sides of the conflict. The focus of this research was set on the insurgents side and it proposes an analysis of the process of commissioning, the commissioners, the ideas behind the images and then their circulation and consumption.Currently, she is developing a project on the authority of the viceroys and governors general in the States of India and Brazil, between 1640 and 1750 and as such, it deals with the relevance of non-formal expressions of power and authority and their role in the efficiency of political communication. The main purpose of this project is to seek early expressions of the combination between formal and non-formal expressions of power and authority, namely in places where the physical presence of the king was impossible to happen.
Keywords: Portuguese Empire; Modern History; Power; Representations
|Apagar com sangue o que que se escrevera com tinta”: textos e imagens da revolta portuguesa de 1640||Fronteiras de guerra e de negociação. O confronto entre Portugal e Monarquia Hispânica (1640-1668)||08/10/2018|
|El Estado de Brasil en el imperio portugués: dinámicas culturales y consolidación del poder real en el siglo XVII||Uniendo las cuatro partes del mundo: transferencias culturales en el imperio hispánico||29/08/2018|
|Hacer política desde la distancia: el conde de Óbidos en los Estados de India y Brasil en la segunda mitad del siglo XVII||Hacer política desde la distancia - circulación y ubicuidades en los imperios de España y Portugal||22/03/2018|