Jorge Manuel Flores


Jorge Flores é Professor de História Colonial Europeia e Sistemas Pós-Coloniais no Instituto Universitário Europeu (Florença). A sua pesquisa tem-se centrado no estudo da história do império português na época moderna. Em particular, o seu foco de interesse são as interacções sociais e culturais entre os Portugueses e as comunidades extra-europeias, bem como a formação de imagens e representações interculturais. É especialista em história da expansão europeia na Ásia (em especial a Ásia do Sul) recorrendo frequentemente a fontes e outros materiais portugueses e ocidentais para o estudo destas temáticas.

Entre as suas mais recentes publicações encontram-se: Portugal, the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia (Peeters, 2011, com Rudi Matthee), Re-exploring the Links: History and Constructed Histories Between Portugal and Sri Lanka (Harrassowitz Verlag and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2007) e The Inverted Mirror. Asian Images of the Europeans, 1500-1800 (Lisboa: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, 2007).

Jorge Flores is Professor of History of European Colonial and Post-Colonial Systems at the European University Institute (Florence). His research focuses on the history of the Portuguese empire during the early modern period. He is particularly interested in the interaction between the Portuguese society and extra-European cultures, as well as in the formation of cross-cultural images and representations. Prof. Flores main field of expertise is the European expansion in Asia 1500-1800 (especially South Asia), and he often works with Portuguese and other Western materials of the period to approach the history of the region.

Among his recent books are Portugal, the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia (Peeters, 2011, with Rudi Matthee), Re-exploring the Links: History and Constructed Histories Between Portugal and Sri Lanka (Harrassowitz Verlag and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2007) and The Inverted Mirror. Asian Images of the Europeans, 1500-1800 (Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, 2007).