Joana Horta Botelho e Castro – Comparatistas – english version

Joana Horta Botelho e Castro

PhD Researcher


Biographical note Joana Horta Botelho e Castro

She was born in 1982 and lives in Lisbon, Portugal. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Arts and Architecture of the Lusíada University of Lisbon. She was a producer of the Aura Festival in the village of Sintra and a researcher collaborator at the Social Light Lab of CITAD – Center for Territory, Architecture and Design Research – at the Lusíada University in Lisbon. She is a curator of the writer Fernanda Botelho’s estate (1926-2007), a project funded by the Calouste de Gulbenkian Foundation and the Center for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon, in regards to conservation and safeguard (2015-2016) – Annual Contest “Safeguarding, Conservation and Treatment of Collections “.
Since 2013, she directs the Association Gritos da Minha Dança which is responsible for the safeguard and conservation of the documentary and bibliographical collection of the writer and is a promoter of cultural outreach activities in regards to her work. The project around the Fernanda Botelho House-Museum, in Cadaval, is also the responsibility of this association.
She is a collaborator of the Morphe Group and works on projects called Textualidades do CEC – Comparative Study Center – of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon in the research of Fernanda Botelho’s estate, 1926- 2007, aiming at reissues and new editions of her novels and other texts, as well as being a researcher at ARTIS-Institute of Art History at the Faculty of Lettes of the University of Lisbon. In 2016, she took a doctorate in Art, Heritage and Restoration – Heritage Sciences under the theme “STRATEGIES OF SAFEGUARD AND CULTURAL DISCLOSURE IN HOUSE-MUSEUM. SPECIFICITIES OF COMMUNICATION OF A LITERARY HERITAGE. FERNANDA BOTELHO’S HOUSE-MUSEUM.”.
Main areas of research

  • Patrimony
  • Architecture
  • History of Art
  • Museology
  • Cultural Production


This work is financed by national funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., within the scope of the project UIDB/00509/2020 and UIDP/00509/2020.