Manuel Joaquim Moreira da Rocha

Manuel Joaquim Moreira da Rocha

Researcher Group
Biographical note

Preferred Research Areas: History of Architecture of the XVI-XIX centuries; artistic production of the Modern Period; Religious Art of Portuguese expression; housing architecture and urban space in the Portuguese-speaking World. Integrated Artistic Heritage.
D. in Portuguese Art History from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto in 2004, with the thesis: “Das construções e das Reconstruções. A Memória de um Mosteiro (Santa Maria de Arouca – sécs. XVII-XX)”. Aggregated in 2007.
Integrated Researcher at CITCEM/FLUP (Center for Transdisciplinary Research Culture, Space and Memory). Member of the Research Group “Material and Immaterial Patrimony”, coordinated by Lúcia Rosas.
Director of the Department of Heritage Sciences and Techniques (2019-…).
Director of the Museum of Sacred Art of the Monastery of Arouca, by appointment of the Royal Brotherhood of Queen Santa Mafalda (2013-2015).
Director of the Domingos de Pinho Brandão Study Center (1992- 2015)
Scientific Coordinator of the project, financed by ADRIMAG and other corporate funding, for the installation of the D. Domingos de Pinho Brandão Memorial Library, at the Monastery of Arouca, classified as a National Monument (2011-2015).
Scientific collaborator, pro bono, from 1997 to 2010 with the Centro Regional do Cultura do Norte.
Art History Coordinator in the Socrates/ Erasmus Project (2006-2014).
Coordinator of the Journal of Heritage Sciences and Techniques, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto (2006-2013).
Director of the Degree Course in Art History (2004-2011).
Researcher of the Project, financed by FCT (POCI/EAT/60952/2004), named “Artists and Craftsmen in the North of Portugal” (2004-2009).
Director of the annual journal Poligrafia, of the Centro de Estudos D. Domingos de Pinho Brandão, with registration number 117009 (1992-2007).
Assistance and scientific consulting for the “Recovery and Restoration Works of the Monastery of Arouca”, under the responsibility of the Portuguese Institute for Architectural Heritage (2002-2009).
Collaborator with the Order of Architects – Northern Regional Section, since 2019, as a member of the Advisory Committee of the North 41st Study Center – Center for Architecture, Creativity and Sustainability.
He has supervised several dozen Masters and PhD projects, nationally and internationally.
He has published more than a hundred scientific research papers, among which are:
. The Chapel of Santo Ovídio de Caldelas – A project from Brazil. In “MVSEU”, Porto: Círculo Dr. José Figueiredo, IV série, n. 3, pp. 197-208.
. Manuel Fernandes da Silva – Master and Architect of Braga 1693-1751, Porto: Centro de Estudos D. Domingos de Pinho Brandão.
. Baroque Architecture of Braga and the Archbishops’ Patronage. In RODRIGUES, Ana Maria (coord.) “Portugal Brasil/ Brasil Portugal Duas Faces de Uma Realidade Artística”, Lisbon: National Commission for the Commemoration of the Portuguese Discoveries, pp. 106-123.
. Light and Color: the ambience in architecture: analysis of the church and choir of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Arouca. In “Actas do III Congresso Internacional sobre el Císter en Galicia y Portugal”, Tomo I, Ourense: s/e, p. 567-581.
. Manifestations of the Portuguese Baroque – houses and farms with chapels. In FERREIRA-ALVES, Natália Marinho (coord.) “A Encomenda. O Artista. A Obra”, Porto: CEPESE, pp. 325-341.
. The Memory of a Monastery. Santa Maria of Arouca (XVII-XX Centuries). Das Construções e das Reconstruções, Porto: Edições Afrontamento.
. Dynamics of Baroque architecture in Braga in the 17th and 18th centuries: works, artists and commissioners. In “Misericórdia de Braga”, nº 11, pp. 271-284.
. The Rhetoric of Space in Portuguese Religious Architecture from the 16th to the 18th Centuries. In “Quintana. Revista do Departamento de Historia da Arte – A elocuencia da memoria. Arte, Oratoria e Retórica”, nº 16. University of Santiago de Compostela.
. Spaces of the sacred: architecture, art and liturgy. Spaces of the sacred architecture, art and liturgy. In “VIII International Festival of Portuguese Polyphony”. Fundação Cupertino de Miranda, pp. 17-95.