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Amazônia Ocupada Symposium

Uptown Campus
Jones Hall

9:30am: Light Breakfast


10:00am: Opening Remarks by Christopher Dunn, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Africana Studies, Tulane University


10:15am: Kris Lane, Professor and Chair of History, Tulane University

"Mining the Margins of Amazonia: The Long View"


11:00am: Seth Garfield, Professor of History, University of Texas

“The Miracle of the (Guaraná) Loaves: Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Scientists' Visions of Amazonia Transformed”


11:45am Felipe Cruz, Assistant Professor of History, Tulane University

"Technology in the Colonization of the Amazon"


12:30pm: Lunch Break


1:45pm: Remarks by João Farkas

Olhar a Amazônia (Documentary film produced for Amazônia Ocupada exhibit by João Farkas and the Centro de Produção Audiovisual, SESC)


3:00pm: Beth Conklin, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

"Alternative Masculinities: Homosocial Ritual and the Cultivation of Gendered Responsibility for Care in Native Amazonia."


3:45pm: Sarah Mellman, PhD student in Anthropology, Tulane University

"Challenges to Brazilian Indigenous Education in the Human Rights Paradigm: The Case of the Ka'apor".


4:30pm: William Balée, Professor of Anthropology, Tulane University

“Forest Peasants and Tropical Forest Trees in a Diachronic Context (Rio Iriri, eastern Brazilian Amazon)”


5:15pm: Roundtable Discussion: Amazonia in the Bolsonaro Era

Stone Center for Latin American Studies