February 09, 2019 10:00 AM to 6:00 PMUptown Campus
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