History of Evolution and Heredity in Brazil

This group examines the history of the evolutionary synthesis of genetics and natural selection, and its impact upon agriculture, and theories of race and eugenics.
 
Meetings are held in Portuguese.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday, December 16, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

     
    Guest: Henrique Caldeira, PhD candidate, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
     
    Title of the presentation: "The Creation-Evolution Controversy in Brazil (1960-1990)"
     
    Reading: Text will be attached soon.
     
     


  • Friday, February 17, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

    Guest: Jorge Quetzal Argueta Prado, México. [Still to be confirmed]
     
    Title of the presentation: The title will be announced soon.
     
    Reading: Text will be attached soon.



Past Meetings

Group Conveners

  • William.deJong-Lambert's picture

    William deJong-Lambert

    William deJong-Lambert is a Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY, whose current work addresses the evolutionary synthesis of genetics and natural selection. His most recent publication is the entry on I.V. Michurin in the Encyclopedia of Genetics. 

     

  • marcelo.loreto@gmail.com's picture

    Marcelo Lima Loreto

    Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (Institute of Latin American Studies), United
    States. 2022-2023.

     
    Science journalist working for Folha de São Paulo and other media.
     
    Research fellow at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. 2021-2022. Project, here.
     
    Ph.D. in History of Science by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2019, Brazil. 
    Dissertation thesis, here.
     

     

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    Robert Wegner

    Robert Wegner is a researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, where he works in the Graduate Program in History of Science and Health. Wegner’s research specializes in intellectual history and history of science. Robert Wegner investigated the history of agriculture, genetics, and eugenics during his sabbatical year (2018-2019) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wegner published “Eugenics, Genetics and Anthropology in Brazil: The Masters and the Slaves, Racial Miscegenation and Its Discontents” (with V. S. de Souza, in Luso-Tropicalism its discontents, Ed. by W. Anderson, R. Roque, and R. V. Santos. Berghahn Books, 2019) and A Conquista do Oeste (Editora UFMG, 2000), a book that studies Sérgio Buarque de Holanda’s work, and his dialogue with Frederick Jackson Turner.

     

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