CLAIS Brazil Lecture Series

The 2015 Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) Brazil Lecture Series addresses a variety of issues and aspects integral to understanding Brazil - both its historical formation and its contemporary dilemmas - from an interdisciplinary perspective. The main goal is to create a dynamic space to connect researchers and students, to promote debates about domestic topics and the process of insertion of Brazil in the Latin-American, Atlantic and international contexts.

The series was conceived and organized by Aldair Rodrigues, postdoctoral fellow in Latin American Studies and is co-sponsored by the Brazil Club at Yale, Latin American Series at Yale Law School, and the Yale Office of International Affairs.

Lectures and Speakers

Lunch is provided at each of the lectures.

1) Urban Slums and the Challenge for Health Equity in Brazil

September 15, 12:00pm
Albert Icksang Ko, Yale School of Public Health

2) The World Library of Machado de Assis

September 30, 12:00pm
David Jackson, Yale – Department of Spanish and Portuguese
82-90 Wall, RLL (3rd floor) (WALL82)

3) The Brazilian Sugar in the Formation of the Early Modern Atlantic World

October 15, 12:00 pm
Daniel Strum, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), Room 124
127 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511

4) The Practice of Comparative History of Slavery in Brazil: some thoughts

October 29, 12:00pm
Rafael Marquese, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Luce Hall, Room 203
34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT

5) Recent Changes in Brazilian Society: from “Belindia” to the New National Middle Class

November 17, 12:00pm
Herbert Klein – Gouveneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University
Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), Room 120
127 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511

6) Reconfiguring the South Atlantic: Brazil and Africa, ca. 1820s -ca. 1860s

November 30, 12:00pm
Roquinaldo Ferreira, Brown University
Luce Hall, room 202
34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT

7) Mapping Amazonian Nature: What Cartography Can Tell Us About Eighteenth-Century Ecology

December 3, 12:00pm
Neil Safir, Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian, Brown University
Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), Room 121
127 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511