Born in the Dominican Republic, Inês Thomas Almeida holds a PhD in Historical Music Sciences from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and is a researcher at INET-md/NOVA FCSH. She was awarded a scholarship by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, and for her doctoral thesis O olhar alemão: A prática musical em Portugal em finais do Antigo Regime segundo fontes alemãs, under the supervision of Rui Vieira Nery, she was given the highest classification unanimously. She received a Merit Scholarship from the University of Évora in 2001 and 2002, awarded to the best student in each course. She lived in Germany from 2003 to 2016, where she created an NGO to support the Portuguese community in Berlin. In this context, she was responsible for numerous cultural, social and humanitarian initiatives and received several awards and distinctions for services to the community. Her main research interests are music in the 18th century, travel literature, women and music, proto-feminism, transnational cultural networks, as well as links between Germany, Austria and Portugal in the 18th century. Inês Thomas Almeida has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals on foreign travellers in Portugal, musical practices at the end of the Ancien Regime, the Sephardic salonnière Henriette Herz, the Duke of Lafões, and other topics related to 18th century and travelogue research. She was a lecturer at the National Superior Academy of Orchestra and regularly teaches free courses at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She continues an intense activity as a lecturer, both in national and international symposiums in her scientific area, as well as in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and at the National Theatre of São Carlos. She is also dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge to non-specialized audiences, which is reflected, for example, in the webinars she created on Musical Culture and Women Composers. [Scientific outputs]