Isabel Castro Henriques
African and Development Studies Center of ISEG, and School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon
Isabel Castro Henriques born in Lisbon (1946), obtained her BA degree in History in 1974, at Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. PhD in 1993 in History of Africa at the same French university, with a thesis dedicated to the study of 19th Century Angola, published in French (L'Harmattan, 1995) and, afterwards, in Portuguese with the title Percursos da Modernidade em Angola. Dinâmicas comerciais e transformações sociais no século XIX, Lisboa, IICT, 1997. She has produced a vast bibliography on themes such as History of Africa, History of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe in particular, History of Slave Trade, Image of Africa and of Africans, and the African Presence in Portugal, as well as Museum and Exhibition Programmes. Associate Professor com Agregação – retired to the date – of the Department of History at School of Art and Humanities, University of Lisbon, where she introduced African History Studies in 1974, she supervised MA and PhD theses and taught for almost 40 years History of Africa, History of Portuguese Colonialism and History of Afro-Portuguese Relations, continuing her research at CEsA/ISEG – University of Lisbon. She introduced MA and PhD on History of Africa at the School of Art and Humanities – University of Lisbon, where she coordinated the creation, 20 years ago, of the BA on African Studies. She organised, in 2001, the first Iberian Conference of African Studies which took place in Portugal.