Instituto de historia da arte

Lisboa, Portugal

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Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It offers several cultural activities, being a very attractive and vibrant city. Its temperate climate, gastronomy, historical heritage and diversity of landscapes (its hills, the Tagus river, the proximity of the sea) attract millions of tourists each year. Also, Lisbon universities welcome annually thousands of foreign students.

Who we are

Institute of Art History (IHA) is a R&D Unit hosted by Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCSH/NOVA). It is funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), the Portuguese national funding agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains. It is the largest Portuguese research unit in the field of Art History, pursuing research excellence, both at a national and an international level, and a clear commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

IHA’s team integrates 48 PhD researchers and 65 PhD students approaching art history at its broadest chronological spectrum from multidisciplinary perspectives, developed in six Research Groups: Artistic Horizons of Hispania, Medieval and Early Modern Art Studies, Lisbon Studies, Contemporary Art Studies, Museum Studies and Theory, Historiography and Criticism. It has developed several R&D projects, thus establishing partnerships with private foundations and other research units in order to enhance the excellence of its research.


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