From 10 to 11 May 2012 NIAS will host the workshop Atlantic Triangles: Lusophone Colonial and Postcolonial Crossings, organised by Paulo de Medeiros and Patricia Schor with the support of Emanuelle Santos.
About the Workshop
This workshop will gather a number of prominent international scholars in the Humanities and the Social Sciences for conceptualising new ways of addressing the relationships between Europe, South America and Africa. The workshop aims at advancing and reformulating current research focused on Atlantic crossovers and exchanges, enlarging its Anglophone scope.
Even though the focus will be on the triangulation between Portugal, Brazil and Angola, the workshop also aims to establish a dialogue between scholars centered on North Atlantic studies and on South Atlantic crossings.
At the center of this triangulation is an innovative focus on Brazil that brings into attention a nation currently in a transition phase; and, by calling attention to the relations between Africa and Brazil, it shifts Eurocentric ways of relating to Brazil. As a result, the perception of Europe will also be under scrutiny. As such, the goals of the workshop are innovative and ambitious, clearly centered on cultural issues but always intrinsically linked to pressing social and political ones.
About the Participants
"Atlantic Triangles" is organised by Paulo de Medeiros (Professor of Portuguese Studies at Utrecht University) and Patricia Schor (Ph.D. Student at Utrecht University) with the support of Emanuelle Santos (Ph.D. Student at Utrecht University).
With presentations of papers by:
- Prof. dr. Bernard McGuirk, University of Nottingham
- Dr. Rui Gonçalves Miranda, University of Nottingham
- Dr. Catia Antunes, Universiteit Leiden
- Dr. Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, International Institute of Social History (KNAW), Amsterdam
- Prof. dr. Ana Mafalda Leite, Uiversidade de Lisboa
- Prof. dr. Mário Lugarinho, Universidade de São Paulo
- Prof. dr. Leo Wetzels, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Drs. Patricia Schor, Universiteit Utrecht
- Prof. dr. Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Universidade de Lisboa
- Drs. Emanuelle Santos, Universiteit Utrecht
- Dr. Marianne Wiesebron, Universiteit Leiden
- Dr. Paula Jordão, Universiteit Utrecht
- Dr. Sara Brandellero, Universiteit Leiden
- Prof. dr. David Brookshaw, Bristol University
- Dr. Anthony Soares, Queens University Belfast
The complete programme can be found here (pdf).
About NIAS Workshops
To stimulate innovative (Dutch) top research within the Humanities and the Social Sciences, NIAS facilitates and finances small-scale, international research workshops, initiated by NIAS Fellows, Researchers at KNAW Institutes or Researchers at Dutch Universities. Workshops take place at the NIAS Conference Building and are for invited participants only. More information on organising a workshop at NIAS can be found here.
This workshop is sponsored by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and the Research Institute for History and Culture of the Utrecht University, in collaboration with the Postcolonial Studies Initiative.