Joana Duarte Bernardes has a Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Coimbra and also holds a Master’s Degree in Theory and Narrative Analysis. As a member of the 20th Century Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies she is part of the project theme working on “Intellectual Movements and Artistic Currents”.
Her areas of research interest include: Theory of History and Histiography, Memory and Death Studies, Portuguses Culture and Literature of the XIX and XX centuries and Limit Poetics.
Among work she has already had published are: Quando ainda se acreditava que as ideias faziam revoluções: Manuel Emídio Garcia e Eça de Queirós [When it was believed that ideas could cause revolutions: Manuel Emídio Garcia and Eça de Queirós], Revista de História das Ideias, nº 29, 2008; O século XX ou o ambíguo tempo dos profetas [The 20th Century or the ambigious time of the prophets], Estudos do Século XX, nº 9, 2009; Limite e utopia: a praia como limiar [Limit and Utopia: the beach as a threshold], Biblos: Revista da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, nº VII, 2009; Habiter la mémoire à la frontière de l’oubli: la maison comme seuil, Conserveries Mémorielles, 7, 2010; A História como sagesse [History as Sagesse], Revista de Teoria da História, Ano 1, Número 3, 2010; O ocaso do eurocentrismo [The decline of eurocentrism], Estudos do Século XX, nº 9, 2009.
She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis in History, specialising in the Theory of History, at the University of Coimbra with a research grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).