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Call for Papers: 1st Groningen - São Paulo Cultural History Conference

Theme: The Forgotten Global
28 February 2023

Date: 21-23 June 2023
Location: Online
Deadline: 14 April 2023

University buildings in Groningen and São Paolo

This unique conference addresses critical European-Latin American relationships in the fields of history and art history before c. 1945. Groningen, as a relatively small, old university city in Europe, and São Paulo, Latin America’s largest metropolis, offer an apparent stark contrast. Yet, both cities have been defined by their leading roles in education and culture. The links between Europe and Latin America in the Humanities are often simplified or overlooked altogether. By acting as catalyser, this conference aims to bring together PhD candidates and early career researchers to discuss forgotten global synergies between our two regions from the early colonial period to modernity.

Addressing early career researchers in particular, this meeting is by no means only limited to Dutch or Brazilian students and scholars, but also wider Latin American and European historians and art historians interested in transcontinental exchanges with a focus on human mobility and creativity, colonialism and its legacies, Environmental and Digital Humanities, and material and visual cultures.

Keynote - Prof. Neil Safier (Brown University): "Eighteenth-Century Plantation Manuals in the Caribbean and Brazil"

Please, send your max. 500-word abstract along with a bio of no more than 200 words to: groningen.saopaulo before Friday, April 14th, 2023 at 5pm WET.

The organisers:
Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Viejo, RUG Art History,
Prof. Maria Cristina Pereira, USP History

Last modified:01 March 2023 3.08 p.m.

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