Cristina Fernandes is a contracted researcher at INET-md, where she carried out a post-doctoral project on music and ceremonial at the Royal and Patriarchal Chapel of Lisbon (1716-1834) (2011-2017) and coordinated the thematic strand “Historical Approaches to Musical Performance” (2015-2017). Currently, she is Co-PI of the Project PROFMUS-To be a Musician in Portugal: The socio-professional status of musicians in Lisbon (1750-1985), funded by FCT, and integrates the research teams for the projects PERFORMART-Promoting, Patronising and Practising the Arts in Roman Aristocratic Families (1644-1740) (CNRS, ÉFR-Rome, funded by the ERC) and MUSIN – La música como interpretación en España: historia y recepción (1730-1930) (Universidad de La Rioja). She was a member of the Directive Board of SPIM-Portuguese Society for Music Research (2015-2021) and is a music critic for the newspaper Público. She has published on several topics, such as music and royal power in the early modern era; music and diplomacy in the 18th century; musical and cultural exchanges between Portugal, Spain and Italy; women and music in the Iberian Courts; music criticism.
Research unit: Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre of Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md)