Tânia Manuel Casimiro



Graduated in History and Archaeology in 2005 from the FCSH – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Wanting to change her research scenery, she moved to London to pursue a Masters in Artefact Studies at the University College of London, where she produced a dissertation titled “Portuguese Faience in London”. This was just the first chapter of a much bigger research project that would start in 2006 and end in 2010, when she submitted her PhD to the NOVA University of Lisbon, dedicated to the study of Portuguese tin glaze wares in England and Ireland, fully funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

Enlarging the global perspective of her studies, she is currently developing a post-doc research project dedicated to the trade and consumption of Portuguese ceramics in the North-Atlantic British colonies. She is a researcher at the Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências and at the Institute of Contemporary History.

Although she allocates her time to many different subjects, coordinating over 20 excavation sites, publishing books and papers dedicated to different chronologies, from the 7th to the 20th century, she has a special interest in material culture production, trade, and consumption and what commodities can tell us about past generations.

Research fields

  • European archaeology
  • Conservation and heritage
  • Post-medieval archaeology
  • Contemporary archaeology
  • Tangible culture

Selected publications

  • Casimiro, Tânia Manuel. “Ceramics and Cultural Change in Medieval (14th-15th century) Portugal: The case of post- Reconquista Santarém,” Medieval Ceramics 37 (2017).
  • Gomes, Mário Varela, Tânia Manuel Casimiro & Joana Gonçalves. “A Late 17th-Century Trade Cargo from Ponta do Leme Velho, Sal Island, Cape Verde,” International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 44 (2015): 160–172. [link]
  • Gaulton, Barry C. & Tânia Manuel Casimiro. “Custom-Made Ceramics, Trans-Atlantic Business Partnerships and Entrepreneurial Spirit in Early Modern Newfoundland: An Examination of the SK Vessels from Ferryland,” International Journal for Historical Archaeology 19 (2015): 1–20. DOI: 10.1007/s10761-014-0279-9 [PDF]
  • Casimiro, Tânia Manuel. Portuguese Faience in England and Ireland. British Archaeological Reports. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2011.

Main projects


Instituto de história contemporânea
Faculdade de ciências sociais e humanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Av. Berna, 26 C
1069-061 LISBOA

Tel.: +351 21 7908300 ext.: 1545
Fax.: +351 21 7908308
Email: ihc@fcsh.unl.pt


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