Isabel Ferreira da Mota

Isabel Ferreira da Mota


Isabel Ferreira da Mota holds a PhD in History from the University of Coimbra, where she teaches at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In 2004, she won the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Modern and Contemporary History award, for her work A Academia Real da História: os intelectuais, o poder cultural e o poder monárquico no séc. XVIII (2003) (The Royal Academy of History: intellectual elites, cultural power and royal power in the eighteenth century). She collaborates with the CEIS20 and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Revista de História das Ideias (Journal of Intellectual History), as well as executive editor of Biblos: Revista da FLUC (FLUC Journal) and a corresponding scholar in the Portuguese Academy of History.

Main interests and research topics: Cultural and Political History of the eighteenth century; Transnational History; Historiography, Academies and Universities; Travelling and the Republic of Letters; Political Practices, Visual Culture and Material Culture.


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Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; Reimagining the historian’s craft