Position: Integrated Researcher with Doctoral Degree

Academic background: Postdoctoral study in Geography (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2004-2006), PhD in Human Geography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2003), M.A. in Human Geography (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1993), B.A. in Geography – Regional and Local Planning (Universidade de Lisboa, 1990).

Research Group: ZOE

Email: f.oliveira@campus.ul.pt

Research interests: History and Philosophy of Geography, History of Cartography, European geographical representations of China during the Ming-Qing transition, Colonial and postcolonial geographies and cartographies, Contemporary world geopolitics.

ORCID: 0000-0002-5854-8971

Ciência Vitae: 941E-34F2-76C0


Francisco Roque de Oliveira holds a PhD in Human Geography from the Autonomous University of de Barcelona (2003), with a thesis on the representations of China in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. At present, he is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbos (IGOT-ULisboa), also providing teaching collaboration in the Degree in Asian Studies at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. He carried out a post-doctorate in Geography at NOVA University of Lisbon and is an integrated researcher at the Center for Geographical Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEG-IGOT-ULisboa), associate researcher at CHAM – Center for Humanities of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon and corresponding member of the Portuguese Maritime Academy (Lisbon). He coordinates the organization of the Luso-Brazilian Colloquiums on Theory and History of Geography, integrates the international scientific committee of the Ibero-American Symposia on the History of Cartography and is the scientific curator of CEG’s Photographic Archive. Oliveira works on the History of Geography and Geographical Thought, and the History of Cartography. His most recent research has focused on topics related to the history of Portuguese Tropical Geography in the context of late colonialism, in particular on terrain methodology, field notebooks and photography. He also works on the appropriation and instrumentalization cartography for the construction of symbolic spaces from a geopolitical point of view, both in colonial and post-colonial contexts. The most recent research project in which he participates is focused on the spatial history of the late colonial settlements of the Portuguese Army in Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique between 1961 and 1975 (CES-UC, CEG-IGOT-ULisboa, JIAS, WISER).