Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
- 2013-present: Research Fellow. Project Counting Colonial Populations: Demography and the use of statistics in the Portuguese Empire, 1776-1890 financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technolgy. PI: Paulo Teodoro de Matos
- 2013-present: Research Fellow. Project Labour Relations in Portugal and the Lusophone World: Continuities and Changes financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technolgy. PI: Raquel Varela.
- 2012-present: with Catia Antunes. Project From Dawn to Sunset: Inquisition, State and Empire, 1532-1821.
- 2012-present: with Toby Green and Philip Havik. Project African Voices from the Iberian Inquisitions.
- David Richardson and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, eds. (2014), Networks and Trans-Cultural Exchange: Slave Trading in the South Atlantic, 1590-1867 (Leiden: Brill)
- Marcelo Badaro Mattos, Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, Paulo Matos, Raquel Varela, Sónia Ferreira, eds. (2014), Relações Laborais em Portugal e no Mundo Lusófono: História e Demografia (Lisboa: Colibri)
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2011), Dutch and Portuguese in Western Africa: States, Merchants and the Atlantic System, 1580-1674 (Leiden: Brill)
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2015), “Between Iberia, the Dutch Republic and Western Africa: Portuguese Sephardic long- and short-term mobility in the seventeenth Century,” Jewish Culture and History, pp. 1-19
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2015), ” ‘A kind of cunning sort of under-minding people’: Views of the Dutch in Seventeenth-century West Africa,” Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis 34:1, pp. 21-34
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2015), “The Dutch and the consolidation of the seventeenth-century South Atlantic complex, c.1630-1654,” Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 27, pp. 83-103
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2014), “African islands and the formation of the Dutch Atlantic economy: Arguin, Goree, Cape Verde and Sao Tome, 1590-1670,” International Journal of Maritime History 26:3, pp. 549-567
- Karin Hofmeester, Jan Lucassen, Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2014), “No Global Labor History without Africa: Reciprocal Comparison and Beyond,” History in Africa 41, pp. 1-28
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2013), “Os Judeus de Amesterdão e o comércio com a costa ocidental Africana, 1580-1660,” Anais de História de Além-Mar [Journal of the Portuguese Centre for Global History, Lisbon, NOVA University], 14, 121-144
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2013), “O Tráfico de Escravos para o Portugal Setecentista: Uma visão a partir do “Despacho dos Negros da Índia, de Caccheo e de Angola” na Casa da Índia de Lisboa,” Saeculum: Revista de História, 29 (Jul.-Dec.), pp. 47-73
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2013), “Relações Laborais em Moçambique, 1800,” Diálogos 17:3 (Sept.-Dec.), pp. 835-868
- Raquel Varela and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2013), “Mesa Redonda: História das relações laborais no Mundo Lusófono,”Diálogos 17:3 (Sept.-Dec.), pp. 769-776
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2013), “Review of African Population Estimates 1850-1860 (Manning),” Journal of World-Historical Information 1:1, pp. 44-47
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2012), “Forms of cooperation between Dutch-Flemish, Sephardim and Portuguese private merchants for the western African trade within the formal Dutch and Iberian Atlantic Empires, 1590-1674,” Portuguese Studies 28:2, pp. 159-172
- Catia Antunes and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2012), “Amsterdam Merchants in the Slave Trade and African Commerce, 1580s-1670s,” Tijdschrift voor Economisch en Sociale Geschiedenis 9:4, pp. 3-30
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2011), “Crossing Empires: Portuguese, Sephardic, and Dutch Business Networks in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1580-1674,” The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 68:1 (Jul.), pp. 7-32
- Cátia Antunes and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2011), “Cross-cultural entrepreneurship in the Atlantic: Africans, Dutch and Sephardic Jews in Western Africa, 1580-1674,” Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction 35:1, pp. 49-76
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2010), “Dutch vessels in African waters: coastal routes and intra-continental trade (c.1590-1674),” Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis 1, pp. 19-38
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva and Stacey Sommerdyk (2010), “Reexaming the Geography and Merchants of the West Central African Slave Trade: Looking behind the Numbers,” African Economic History 38, pp. 77-106
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2015), “Portuguese Empire-Building and Human Mobility in Sao Tome, 1400s-1700s” in Mobility makes States: Migration and Power in Africa, edited by Darshan Vigneswaran and Joel Quirk (Philadelphia: Penn University Press), pp. 37-58
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2014), “Private Businessmen in the Angolan Slave Trade, 1590s to 1780s: Insurance, Commerce and Agency” in Networks and Trans-cultural Exchange: Slave Trading in the South Atlantic, 1590-1867 , edited by David Richardson and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (Leiden: Brill), pp. 71-100
- Richard Zijdeman and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2014), “Life Expectancy since 1820” in How was life? Global Well-Being since 1820, edited by Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith, and Marcel Timmer (Paris: OECD – Clio infra), pp. 101-116
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2014), “Negotiating Identities between Europe and Africa in the Early Modern Period: Military as Go-betweens at the service of the Dutch Republic and the Portuguese Crown” in L’Identité au pluriel. Jeux et enjeux des appartenances autour des anciens Pays-Bas, XIVe-XVIIIe siècles / Identity and Identities. Belonging at Stake in the Low Countries, 14th – 18th centuries, edited by Violet Soen, Yves Junot, Florian Mariage (Vielleneuve d’Ascq: Revue du Nord, Hors Série, collection Histoire, no. 30, 2014), pp.191-206
- Catia Antunes and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2014), “Les negociants d’Amsterdam, le commerce ouest-Africain et la traite negriere” in Africains et Europeens dans le monde atlantique (XVe-XIXe Siecle), edited by Guy Saupin (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes).
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2013), “Fiscality” in Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History, edited by Trevor Burnar (New York: Oxford University Press), URL: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199730414/obo-9780199730414-0177.xml
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2012), “Dutch trade with Senegambia, Guinea and Cape Verde, c.1590-1674” in Brokers of Change: Atlantic commerce and Cultures in Pre-colonial Western Africa, edited by Toby Green (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 125-148
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva and Cátia Antunes (2012), “In Nomine Domini et In Nomine Rex Regis: Inquisition, persecution and royal finances in Portugal, 1580-1715” in Religion and Religious Institutions in European Economy. 1000-1800: Atti della “Quarantatreesima Settimana di Studi” 8-12 maggio 2011 Fondazioni Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” Prato, edited by Francesco Ammannati (Firenze: Firenze University Press), vol. 2, pp. 377-410
- Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (2009), “Dutch Labor Migration to West Africa (c.1590-1674)” in Migration, Trade, and Slavery in an Expanding World, edited by Wim Klooster (Leiden: Brill, 2009), pp. 73-98
Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (1974) studied History at the NOVA University of Lisbon (BA Honours, 1996; MA 2001) and Leiden University (PhD, 2009). She has specialised in Social and Economic History, with a focus on Portuguese and Dutch overseas presence and interactions with Atlantic Africa. Between 2009 and 2012 Filipa was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) at the University of Hull, UK and at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, where she worked on the EURESCL Project, the Clio-Infra Project and the Global Collaboratory for the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000. In 2013, Filipa accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Macau, SAR China, where she lived and worked for more than two years. In August 2015, Filipa returned to Amsterdam to assume the position of Senior Researcher at the IISH. Filipa's current research interests focus on the history of Population, Labour, Migration and Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa during the pre-colonial and colonial periods. At the moment, and in association with several colleagues, she is also working with Inquisition archival materials concerning Atlantic Africa, the Portuguese Empire and Portugal to study shifts in patterns of crime and punishment in these spaces.