Maria Fernanda BAPTISTA BICALHO

2018-2019

Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brasil)

Councils, secretariats, and favourites in imperial politics: Portugal and Portuguese America as part of the Hispanic monarchy (1580-1640)


Maria Fernanda Baptista Bicalho obtained her PhD in Social History from FFLCH-USP (1997). She then realized her post-doctorate work at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (in 2007 and, again, in 2013/2014).

She is now an associate Professor at the Department of History of the Universidade Federal Fluminense and has coordinated this Department’s Post-Graduate History Program between 2010 and 2013. Since 2009 she has been a Visiting Professor at Aix-Marseille University, and in 2014 she also was a Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

She participates in numerous national and international research networks. She works mainly in the field of Brazilian Political History, developing research works and lecturing on power networks and administration in the Portuguese empire, power, institutions and elites in the Portuguese monarchy and its overseas dominations. She is also a specialist on the areas of urban history and urbanism, especially in Rio de Janeiro between the 16th and 19th centuries.


Research project

Maria Fernanda Baptista Bicalho obtained her PhD in Social History from FFLCH-USP (1997). She then realized her post-doctorate work at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (in 2007 and, again, in 2013/2014). She is now an associate Professor at the Department of History of the Universidade Federal Fluminense and has coordinated this Department’s Post-Graduate History Program between 2010 and 2013.

Since 2009 she has been a Visiting Professor at Aix-Marseille University, and in 2014 she also was a Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She participates in numerous national and international research networks.

She works mainly in the field of Brazilian Political History, developing research works and lecturing on power networks and administration in the Portuguese empire, power, institutions and elites in the Portuguese monarchy and its overseas dominations. She is also a specialist on the areas of urban history and urbanism, especially in Rio de Janeiro between the 16th and 19th centuries.


Selected Publications

- Bicalho M.F.B., “Possuidores despóticos: Historiografia, denúncia e fontes sobre a corrupção na América portuguesa”, Revista Complutense de Historia de América, 43, 2017, pp.127-152.

- Bicalho, M.F.B., La Ville et l’Empire. Rio de Janeiro au xviiie siècle, Paris, 2015.

- Bicalho, M.F.B., Souza, L. de Mello, O Império deste Mundo (1680-1720), São Paulo, 2000.

- Bicalho, M.F.B., Assis, V.M. Almoêdo de, Mello, I. de Matos Pereira de, Justiça no Brasil Colonial: agentes e práticas, São Paulo, 2017.



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