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Research internship in Portuguese archives for the study of the iron factory Nova Oeiras (Angola, the second half of the Eighteenth Century)

Grant number: 14/19445-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 13, 2015
Effective date (End): August 12, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History
Principal Investigator:Silvia Hunold Lara
Grantee:Crislayne Gloss Marão Alfagali
Supervisor: Luís Frederico Dias Antunes
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:13/12458-1 - Colonial projects, african experiences: the village of Nova Oeiras and its iron factory. Angola, the second half of the eighteenth century., BP.DR


This current project of Research Internship Abroad aims to enable the consultation of Portuguese archives and libraries, needed for the doctorate (in progress) in the Graduate Program in Social History of Africa in the State University of Campinas, under the supervision of Professor Silvia Lara. The applicant retains a PhD Scholarship funded by FAPESP, which project titled "Colonial Plans, African experiences: the Village of Nova Oeiras and its iron factory (Angola, the second half of the eighteenth century)" already predicted the request for scholarship BEPE in order to do fundamental research for the development of the doctoral thesis. Only through a research internship in Portugal, will we have access to specific works on our subject, and especially, will we be able to access most of our sources, available only in Portuguese archives. Although the work plan includes research in various collections, we intend for our research to be accepted by the Institute of Tropical Research (IICT), Lisbon, the institution where Professor Luis Frederico Dias Antunes works, renowned researcher in African History, who agreed to be the scientific supervisor during our stay in Portugal. (AU)

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