Joana Antunes holds a PhD in Art History and is an assistant professor at the University of Coimbra, supervising the Art History undergraduate programme. She is an integrated researcher in the University’s Research Center in Archaeology, Arts and Heritage Sciences (CEAACP). She has been involved in several research projects in Portugal, as well as in the international research group Tectum – European Observatory of Painted Wooden Ceilings (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). She is currently the Principal Researcher in the project “Seeing through the eyes/ears of the past. Spatial and acoustic reconstruction of the Old Cathedral of Coimbra (sixteenth century)”, based at the University of Coimbra.
Main interests and research topics: Art in the Middle Ages and the Modern Age (twelfth to sixteenth centuries); Iconology; Marginalia; Liminality; The grotesque and the monstrous; The mechanics of images and (in)visibility logic in the ecclesial space.
Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; The study and publishing of primary sources