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Linguistic heritage in private hands: comparing materials from the Arawak language (Peru) with the case of California

In recent years the California Language Archive at the University of California, Berkeley (CLA; cla.berkeley.edu) has been acquiring archival materials — recordings, dcouments, photographs — on the Arawak peoples of Peru from a group of anthropologists, linguists, and ethnomusicologists who have researched these languages and cultures since the 1960s. Some collections are small, others large. In […]

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Pajé Jaguar Exhibition – Denilson Baniwa

Selection of works by Indigenous artist Denilson Baniwa on the topic of monocultures in Brazil.   February 15 | 4 p.m.UC Faculty of Arts, Amphitheater III Conversation with Denilson BaniwaPresentation of the artist’s REWRITEParticipation of curator Nelson Ricardo MartinsModeration by Patrícia Vieira   February 16 | 5:30 p.m.College of Arts, Exams RoomOpening of the exhibition […]

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The Amazon and its Peoples

This training activity is part of CES goes to School, a program that disseminates academic research among students from Portuguese schools, aged 6 to 18. During the sessions, we discuss the current situation of the Amazon and its human and non-human inhabitants. We also mention some of the threats to the rainforest. We briefly talk about the history of the Amazon, its Indigenous caboclo and riverine […]

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Symbolic act of the Pyri People (Tenharin)

March 30, 2023 University of São Paulo A group of Indigenous Tenharin people attended the Curt Nimuendajú Conference, the annual event of the Center for Amerindian Studies, CEstA-USP, and performed a Symbolic Act. At the same event, one of their leaders joined the VII Curt Nimuendajú Conference discussion group with João Paulo Tukano.

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Lecture Series 2023

The Process of De-Constitution of Indigenous Rights in Brazil The National Constituent Assembly that took place in Brazil in 1987 and 1988 was the scene of conceptual disputes over worldviews in various areas. With regard to Indigenous rights, the debate resulted in Chapter VIII of the current Brazilian Constitution, whose articles are considered the theoretical […]

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Forest Cities: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Urbanism in the Amazon

This workshop discusses so-called “lost cities” in the Brazilian Amazon created during different waves of developmentalism in the country and later abandoned when those extractivist projects failed. The workshop analyzes these cities from a variety of perspectives, including history, urban studies and the environmental humanities.   Virtual access to the event through the QR-code or […]

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Monocultures: Eco-Cultural Perspectives

The Monocultures conference brings together specialists from the natural, social, and human sciences to reflect upon the phenomenon of monocultures from a global, eco-cultural perspective by exploring patterns of connection between culture and nature beyond epistemological and disciplinary boundaries. In an era of environmental crises and climate change, this conference will consider monocultures on a […]

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