Events

    2022 Sep 20

    Film Screening: "Out of Breath" & Interview with Director, Helena Lemos Petta

    5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South

    To register for this event, click here.

    Speaker: Helena Lemos Petta, Lemann Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Chair,...

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    2022 Apr 04

    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Kresge Foundation Room, Barker Center

    Speaker: João Paulo Cuenca, Writer and Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Lucas Mertehikian, PhD Candidate, Harvard University

    Argentine-Brazilian writer and filmmaker João Paulo Cuenca will read segments from his latest book "I Found Out I Was Dead" as well as discuss the creative process for his next book.

    João Paulo Cuenca is a Argentine-Brazilian writer and filmmaker born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the author of six books and some of his novels have been translated into eight languages. “I found out I...

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    2022 Apr 01

    Brazil Speaks! Architecture Culture at Risk

    9:00am to 12:00pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Speakers: Josemeire Alves Pereira, Professor, FLACSO- Brasil; Maria Cristina Cabral, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Sol Camacho, Architect and former Director of Instituto Bardi (2017-2021) ; Sabrina Fontenele, Cultural Director, Brazilian Institute of Architects; José Lira, Professor of...

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    2022 Mar 08

    “Desire Machine - 60 years of Teatro Oficina”: Film Screening and Discussion Panel

    5:30pm to 7:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in both English and Portuguese with simultaneous interpretation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Marília Gallmeister, Scenic Architect and member of Teatro Oficina since 2011; Lucas Weglinski, Actor and Filmmaker, one of the two directors of “Desire Machine”; Patricio del Real, Associate Professor at...

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    2021 Nov 04

    Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

    6:00pm


    For a recording of this conversation, please click here.

    Speaker: Maria Marighella, City Council member of Salvador, Bahia; Carlos Marighella's grandaughter
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University
    Discussants: Cristiane Soares, Senior Preceptor in Portuguese, Harvard University and Eduarda Araujo, P.h.D. candidate...

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    2021 Oct 20

    “We know and walk together”: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    SpeakersClaudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor, UNICAMP; Naine Terena, Artist, Art-educator, and Professor, Catholic University in Mato Grosso

    Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages, Harvard University

    One of the most exciting developments in Brazilian art and art history today is...

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    2021 Feb 18

    DRCLAS Film Series: The Dead and the Others by Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


    Speakers: Renée Nader Messora, Filmmaker; and João Salaviza, Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages, Harvard University

    A conversation with filmmaker Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza on their latest feature-length film, The Dead and the Others (Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos). The movie will be offered for free through streaming two days before the event to pre-registered participants. This event is part of the DRCLAS Film Series The Present of Yesterday, curated by...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2019 Apr 30

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade: Death, Value and Historical Ethics

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Anna More, Professor, Universidade de Brasília

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The sixteenth- and seventeenth-century slave trade was predominantly Iberian, with the Portuguese controlling much of...

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    2019 Apr 25

    A Conversation on Poetry and Gender with Angélica Freitas and Glória Sofia

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Freitas & MonteiroAngélica Freitas (Pelotas, Brazil, 1973) is the author of two books of poetry, Rilke shake (Phoneme Press), translated by Hilary Kaplan and winner of the Best Translated Book Award and of the National Translation Award in 2016, and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho...

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    2017 Nov 13

    Vazante Film Screening

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Film screening of Vazante (2017) with director Daniela Thomas. A critically acclaimed tragedy set in early 19th century colonial Brazil.

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