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Early Modern, Women, Gender, Portuguese Overseas Empire, Cross-cultural encounters, History of Medicine, Medical Knowledge in Iberian Empires, Religious studies, Relics
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I am PhD in History and Researcher at CITCEM (Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar ‘Cultura, Espaço e Memória’), University of Porto, Portugal. Author of “El culto de reliquias en Portugal en los siglos XVI-XVII: contexto, norma, funciones y simbolismo” (PhD Dissertation, U. Porto, 2011 ); co-author of “Mulheres que curam no Portugal Moderno.”(Braga, 2015: 83-100)” and “Connecting Worlds. Women as Intermediaries in the Portuguese Overseas Empire, 1500-1600” (Oxford, 2016: 54-86). I am currently studying the role of women in the Portuguese Overseas Expansion and the production and circulation of medical knowledge in Iberian empires. Another one of my fields of research is the study of women as healers in Early Modern Portugal and the understanding of the presence of beliefs and (ir)rationality in healing processes.

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Portugal, Iberian Empires
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Pre-17th century, 17th century
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Gender, Medicine, Religion, Science, Women