Sara Albuquerque completed her PhD in History of Science at the University of London in 2013. She is currently a researcher at the IHC — University of Évora. She previously worked, as a researcher, at the Natural History Museum in London and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She has received two awards, an honor (Honorary Research Associate, Kew) and is a fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
She works in the areas of natural sciences and humanities, with particular interests in: history of science, natural history collections, museology, material culture, botany, ethnobotany, economic botany, networks of knowledge, and cross-cultural encounters.
- History of science
- Natural history colections
- Material culture
- Albuquerque, Sara. “Glimpses of British Guiana at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1886,” Culture & History Digital Journal 5 (2016): e010. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2016.010 [PDF]
- Albuquerque, Sara. ““Flower of Aristolochia gigas var. sturtevantii used as a hat by a native of British Guiana” – a photograph from Everard im Thurn at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,” Archives of Natural History 42 (2015): 355-356. [PDF]
- Albuquerque, Sara. “Watercolours of orchids native to British Guiana at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, attributed to Hannah Cassels im Thurn (1854–1947),” Archives of Natural History 39 (2012): 344-347. [PDF]
- Albuquerque, Sara, R. K. Brummitt & Estrela Figueiredo. “Typification of Names Based on the Angolan Collections of Friedrich Welwitsch,” Taxon 58 (2009): 641-646. [link]
- Coordinator of the project “KNOWledge networks in 19th century AFRICA: A Digital Humanities approach to colonial encounters and local knowledge in the narratives of Portuguese expeditions (1853-1888)” — Hosted by the IHC — University of Évora and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (2022.01599.PTDC).
- “Botanical Exchanges and Networks of Knowledge: Friedrich Welwitsch’s African Expedition – Iter Angolense (1853 – 1860)” — Individual postdoctoral project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BPD/108236/2015) and supervised by Maria de Fátima Nunes. [link]
- “Cross-Cultural Histories of Tropical Botany in Latin America” — PhD thesis presented at the University of London, supervised by Luciana Martins (Birkbeck, University of London) and Christopher Mills (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). Individual PhD project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). [link]
- Researcher in the field project “Living objects, beyond Museum walls – Field trip do Guyana, South America” — Coordinated by Luciana Martins (Birkbeck, University of London) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). 2016-2019 [CDA 08/329]
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Dec 8, 2022
Victor Pereira was one of the winners of the 2022 edition of the Aristides de Sousa Mendes Award.
Dec 5, 2022
The website of the project Oral Memory of Portuguese Diplomacy has been published.
Dec 3, 2022
Note of regret of the Board of Directors of the IHC on the passing of Fernando Ampudia de Haro.