TRANSMAT’s team welcomes new postdoctoral fellow

Universidade de Évora | Setembro de 2023

In September 2023, TRANSMAT welcomed Catarina Simões as its new postdoctoral fellow. Between 2017 and 2023, she was research fellow at the Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon, where she worked with Portuguese colonial scientific collections from the 19th and 20th centuries, reflecting on the legacies of the Portuguese empire and the narratives produced on the cultural and material heritage associated with it. In 2021, she completed her doctoral thesis in History at NOVA FCSH, on the presence and political appropriation of non-European animals in the Portuguese court in the 15th and 16th centuries. Her research focuses on the intersections between propaganda and natural history in imperial contexts, with an approach centred on the relations between humans and non-human animals and the processes of knowledge production and its multiple agents.

As a TRANSMAT fellow, she will collaborate in the development of research outputs and other planned activities associated with the project’s reflections on the History of Science through the study of scientific collections.