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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Friday, June 16, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes, Professor of History of Sciences at the Department of History at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Rosanna Dent, Assistant Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Presentation: “Explorando a história oral na história da genética humana no Brasil.”
Previous works: Please click here (Gomes) e and here (Dent).
Friday, July 21, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Friday, August 18, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Friday, October 20, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Friday, November 17, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Friday, December 15, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
May 19, 2023
Guest: Vedran Duančić, PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy
Presentation: “Lysenkoism in Socialist Yugoslavia: Science and Politics across the Iron Curtain”
Previous works: Please click here.
March 17, 2023
Guest: Marisa Adriana Miranda, CONICET Principal Investigator and Full Professor at the National University of La Plata, Argentina
Presentation: "Eugenesia or eugenesias. Argentina and its hybrid versions."
Previous Works: Please click here.
February 17, 2023
Guest: Jorge Quetzal Argueta Prado, México.
Title of the presentation: El cultivo del maíz en México en la primera mitad del siglo XX: modernizaciones contenciosas y reflexividades ambientales.
>Intersecting perspectives on Mexican maize landscapes. Farmers’ strategies for crop diversity management. Revue d’ethnoécologie, n. Supplément 2, 2021.
>Historia de la agroecología en México. Agroecología, v. 10, n. 2, p. 9–17, 2015.
>The multiplicities of maize. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society.
December 16, 2022
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 attached.
November 18, 2022
Guest: Thomas F. Glick, Professor of History, Emeritus, at Boston University, US.
Personal website: http://www.thomasfglick.com/index.html
Title of the presentation: "Darwin and Darwinism in Uruguay”
Reading: Darwinism in Uruguay (Attached).
October 21, 2022
Pamela Block (Western University, Canada)
Richard Scotch (University of Texas at Dallas, US)
Allison C. Carey (Shippensburg University, PA, US)
Title of the presentation: "Allies and Obstacles: Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities"
Reading: Sometimes Allies: Parent-Led Disability Organizations and Social Movements. Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) Vol. 39 No. 1 (2019): Winter 2019.
September 16, 2022
Title of the presentation: "As contribuições de Nettie Maria Stevens para a teoria cromossômica: estudos sobre a determinação de sexo."
Ana Paula Morais, PhD, Universidade Nove de Julho - Uninove, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Reading: Is attached.
Previous works by the author on the subject: As contribuições iniciais de Wilson e Stevens para a teoria cromossômica: uma comparação and Wilson, Stevens e a determinação de sexo por cromossomos: uma controversia.
August 19, 2022
Guest: Marcelo Lima Loreto, PhD at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Research Fellow at CHSTM, US.
Title of the presentation: "Repercussions of Lysenkoism in Brazil [Manuscript of the book]"
Reading: Repercussions of Lysenkoism in Brazil. Doctoral thesis can be accessed here.
July 15, 2022
Guest: Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Title of the presentation: “We are not alone”: Legacies of Eugenics"
Reading: Text will be attached soon.
June 17, 2022
Guest: Gustavo Caponi, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina (SC), Brazil.
Title of the presentation: "Georges Cuvier e Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire em On the Origin Of Species"
Reading: "CAPONI, 2022 _ Cuvier and Geoffroy in On the Origin of Species". (The text is attached)
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. His current project is an oral history interview with Miklos Muller which will at some point become a book project.
Paula Habib is a Professor of History at the Federal University Fluminense (UFF/Brazil). Habib´s research specializes in history of agriculture, genetics, history of biology and eugenics during the first decades of the 20 th century. She holds a Ph.D. in History of Science and Health by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marcelo Lima Loreto
Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (Institute of Latin American Studies), United
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.