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Cosmopolitanism in the Portuguese-speaking World

Old Committee Room Strand Campus
20 (13:30) - 21/03/2014 (17:00)


Cosmopolitanism in the Portuguese-speaking World

King’s College London, Old Committee Room, March 20-21, 2014

Convenors: Francisco Bethencourt and Toby Green

Event Programme: 

Thursday 20 March

13h30 Opening

13.45 Session 1. Slave trade and merchant networks across continents

*Antonio Almeida Mendes (Université de Nantes) – The impact of Africans on Portuguese Society

*Kalle Kananoja (King’s College London) – African and Afro-Descendant Jews in Rio de Janeiro in the early 18th century

*Cátia Antunes (Universiteit Leiden) – Merchants in the Atlantic 


15h15. Session 2. Literature and cultural exchange

*Diogo Ramada Curto (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) – The estrangeirados in Portugal

*Vanda Anastácio  (Universidade de Lisboa) – Women writers in international context : the case of Marchioness of Alorna 


*João Leal (Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia) - Cosmopolitanism from below: Azorean Holy Ghost Feasts in North America

*Philip Rothwell (Oxford University) – From Higgs Boson to Gamma Alpha Rays: Cosmopolitan Trajectories in Pepetela

Friday 21 March

10h00. Session 3. Social behaviour and political models 

*Paulo Arruda (King’s College London) – The impact of Free-Masonry on Brazil and Portugal

*Philip Havik (IHMT) – Brokering social change and breaking down frontiers in an expanding world: gendered agency, the Atlantic and the Euro-African encounter


*António Costa Pinto (Instituto de Ciências Sociais) – Cosmopolitan Conservatives: the Diffusion of Authoritarian Models in Portugal and Brazil in the 1930s

*Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (University of Oxford) – The new African Elites: the case of Angola 

14h00. Session 4. Architecture, urban planning and garden design

*Giovanni Leoni (Università di Bologna) – The Portuguese Architecture : Távora , Siza and Souto Moura

*Thomas Deckker (University of Dundee) – Urban planning in Rio, 1870-1930: the Construction of Modernity

*Annabel Jackson (SOAS) – Francisco Caldeira Cabral’s garden design across continents


Final session of debate and conclusions

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