[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Related Events at Harvard

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*The Brazil Studies Program at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for 
Latin American Studies presents*

2010 John H. Parry Memorial Lecture

*The Brazilian Sun: Nicolas-Antoine Taunay and the French Artistic 
Mission in Nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro*

A lecture by* Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, *Professor of Anthropology, 
Universidade de São Paulo; Visiting Professor of History, Princeton 
University.  Author of The Spectacle of the Races: Scientists, 
Institutions, and the Race Question in Brazil, 1870-1930 (2004) and The 
Emperor's Beard: Dom Pedro II and His Tropical Monarchy in Brazil 
(1999), both published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Nicolas-Antoine Taunay arrived in Brazil in 1816 as a member of what 
latter become known as the "French Artistic Mission." Unlike his 
colleagues, however, Taunay did not adapt well, or much appreciate, the 
Tropics. He believed the green of the forests excessive, the blue of the 
sky artificial, and the sun of Brazil irritating. And worse, he did not 
find space in his liberal philosophy for African slaves. Brazil seemed 
to him an improbable Arcadia.

Date: *Friday, April 16*
Time: 12:30-2:00pm
Location: CGIS South, S-250 (second floor), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Contact: Marcio Siwi, msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
More information: http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/brazil/events/braziliansun

The John H. Parry Lectureship was established in 1983 by Harvard's 
History Department and the Committee on Latin American and Iberian 
Studies -- the precursor of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin 
American Studies -- in memory of John H. Parry, the late Gardiner 
Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs. Past speakers have included 
Francisco Bethencourt, Kenneth Maxwell, Jeremy Adelman, Felipe 
Fernández-Armesto, and William B. Taylor.


Brazilian Film Series

*Saudade Do Futuro* (2006)
Directed by Cesar Paes

This award-winning documentary tells the story of the cantadores, folk 
singers from the more underprivileged northeastern regions of Brazil, 
who land in the metropolis of São Paulo in search of better lives, fame 
and fortune. As the group performs, we learn about their everyday lives 
and struggles, including everything from their financial status to 
religious beliefs and personal relationships. The rhythm of one of the 
largest cities in the world, featuring the unique sounds of forró and 
repentismo, is brought to life through their stories and songs.

Date: *Tuesday, April 20*
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: TSAI Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street
Contact: Marcio Siwi, msiwi at fas.harvard.edu


*Brasília at 50*

A Brazil Studies Program Conversa with

*Fares el-Dahdah*, Associate Professor of Architecture at Rice 
University.  Professor el-Dahdah is a Harvard Graduate School of Design 
alumnus and Editor of Case: Lucio Costa Brasilia's Superquadra.

Date: *Thursday, April 22*
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


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