Brazil

  • Founded
    1976
  • Seminar Number
    557

Recently completed field studies and research from primary sources on Brazil constitute the main interest of this seminar. Brazilian, U.S. and other visiting scholars participate, contributing their interpretations of recent events. Portuguese may be spoken whenever convenient.


Co-Chairs
Professor Diana Brown
dbrown@bard.edu

Professor John F. Collins
john.collins@qc.cuny.edu

Professor Sidney M. Greenfield
sidneygreenfield@gmail.com

Professor Vania Penha-Lopes
vaniapenha-lopes@bloomfield.edu

Rapporteur
Isadora Mota de Amaral
gm2717@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/25/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Brazil Circles the Globe: Five Centuries Exchanging Commodities, Ideas and Cultural Practices
Ruben George Oliven, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Abstract




10/18/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
The 2018 Brazilian Elections: The First Round
Marcio Fortes, Columbia University
Abstract




11/29/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Brazil in Flames: The Museu Nacional Fire and its Aftermath
Wagner Victer, Secretary of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro: “Preventive Engineering as a Way to Preserve Historical Heritage”

Renata de Castro Menezes, Museu Nacional-Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro: “Amid Ashes, Affection, and Conflicts, Museu Nacional Lives on: A Perspective from the Anthropology of Devotion and Sacred Objects”

Rita Scheel-Ybert, Museu Nacional- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro: “Amid Ashes, Affection, and Conflicts, Museu Nacional Lives on: The Past and Present of Brazilian Archaeological Research"

Irene V. Small, Princeton University: “’O Museu É o Mundo’: A Small History of Catastrophes"
Abstract

12/20/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Neither passive, nor necessarily peaceful: popular protests and citizen’s rights in 19th century Brazil
Monica Duarte Dantas Cardoso, Columbia University
Abstract




01/24/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Slavery, Contested Histories, and Museum Narratives in Brazil and the United States
Marcelo Abreu, UFMG-Ouro Preto and CUNY Graduate Center
Abstract




02/21/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
From the New Middle Class to the Rise of Popular Conservatism: Data from Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo
Ben Junge, SUNY New Paltz

Sean Mitchell, Rutgers University-Newark
Abstract



03/28/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
LGBT Elders in Brazil: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Old Age, and the Political Constitution of an Elderly Population
Carlos Eduardo Henning, Universidade Federal de Goiás




04/18/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
TBA
Janice Perlman,




Notes: Joint meeting with the seminar on Contents and Methods in the Social Sciences
05/02/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
TBA
Donizete Rodrigues,




Notes: Joint meeting with the seminar on Studies in Religion