Ruy Ventura

Ruy Ventura


He is a Art History PhD candidate (Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra) and has a master’s degree in Portuguese Studies (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon). He was a lecturer in Polytechnic Higher Education and a senior technician at the National Museum of Ancient Art, responsible for managing the sculpture collection and supporting research. He currently teaches in the city of Setúbal. He is preparing his doctoral thesis on The Sculpture of the Passion of Christ: a long modernity between the 15th and 18th centuries (supervised by Maria de Lurdes Craveiro and Sandra Costa Saldanha).

He has a bibliography of literature, literary studies and research in Art History in multiple publications, and is also the author of monographs. He has been responsible for exhibitions and coordinated the publication of catalogs. Cocoordinates Devir – Revista Ibero-Americana de Cultura. He has presented papers at various national and international scientific meetings.

He was a researcher at CEAACP – University of Coimbra and is a collaborator of the Poetry and Transcendence Chair at the Catholic University of Porto.

Main interests and research topics: History of Art (sculpture); Religious Architecture; Local History; History of Mentalities


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Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion