Lisbon Studies



RG Coordinator


Raquel Henriques da Silva



Integrated members

Helder Carita

Hélder Carita

Joana Cunha Leal

Joana Cunha Leal

Margarida Elias

Margarida Elias

Maria João Coutinho

Miguel Faria 2

Miguel Figueira de Faria

Miguel Barros

Miguel Monteiro de Barros

Paulo Oliveira Ramos

Paulo Oliveira Ramos

Pedro Flor

Pedro Flor

Raquel Cabeças

Raquel Cabeças

Silvia Ferreira - IHA

Sílvia Ferreira

Susana Flor - foto

Susana Varela Flor



PhD students

Helia Silva

Hélia Silva

Tiago Lourenço



Space and Memory
Heritage and Citizenship
Mobility and Interculturality



The most distinctive feature of Lisbon Studies (LxSt) is the diversity of the scientific profiles of its researchers and the multifaceted nature of the studies produced. LxSt researchers’ work decisively contributes to expanding knowledge about the city. They study Lisbon’s images, artistic heritage, urban and architectural histories, while also focusing on Lisbon’s local and global dimensions, considering not only colonial periods but also the contemporary challenges faced by the city.
This broad spectrum of analysis allowed to consistently promoting international contacts and researchers’ mobility. Networks established in recent years have focused not only in Europe (Spain, France and the Netherlands) but also in Brazil.
In line with the EU2020 guidelines for the promotion of innovative societies, LxSt has also grown into a strategic area for developing applied research. The research developed contributes to promoting cultural and sustainable tourism and the regeneration of historical city centres, namely via its recent association with FCSH-NOVA’s pioneering City CultureLab (Collaborative Research in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area). City CultureLab will boost collaborative projects involving the academia, public administration, and corporations.
LxSt raised almost a half million Euros in highly competitive calls promoted by FCT in the last years, while also establishing several partnerships with private institutions through seed projects that, in spite of the severe financial crisis, offered internships and fellowships, and advance training for students. In addition, LxSt RG significantly contributes to IHA’s knowledge transfer policy through open access display of the results obtained.