History of Evolution and Heredity in Brazil

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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • May 20, 2022

    Guest: Benedict Ipgrave, Oxford Brookes University, UK. 
    Title of the presentation: " 'From Small Beginnings...:' Addressing the continuing shadows of eugenics".

  • April 15, 2022

    Miguel Ernesto Gabriel Couceiro de Oliveira, PhD in History of Science and Health, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz, Brazil.
    Title of the presentation: "The Center of Genetic Research of the National Faculty of Philosophy of University of Brazil: the institutionalization of genetics in Rio de Janeiro (1945-1968)"
    Reading: The summary for the presentation is attached. Click here to access Miguel Oliveira's doctoral thesis.

  • March 18, 2022

    Guest: Juliana Manzoni Cavalcanti, PhD, Fiocruz/Brazil. Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo/Brazil.
    Title of the presentation: "History, Genetics and Politics: Global Health and South-South Cooperation for Hemoglobinopathies".

  • February 18, 2022

    Guest: Rodrigo Ramos Lima, PhD, Fiocruz/Brazil.
    Title of the presentation: "A hormonal eugenics: endocrinological diseases as a medical and social problem in Brazil (1909-1948)" / "Uma eugenia hormonal: As doenças endocrinológicas como problema médico e social no Brasil (1909- 1948)".
    Reading: Between Snakes and Plants, Several Glands: The Hormones Production and the Assistance to the Endocrinological Diseases in Butantan Institute – 1917-1945 

  • November 17, 2021

    November 17, 2021 - “Psiquiatria Genética na Eugenia alemã e no Brasil” - Pedro Muñoz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

  • October 27, 2021

    "Theodosius Dobzhansky e os brasileiros"
    Aldo Mellender de Araújo (Instituto de Biociências - UFRGS)

  • September 15, 2021

    "Epistemologia feminista e caminhos para uma ciência melhor: discussões em torno do conceito de objetividade e dos saberes localizados"
    - Eliza Teixeira de Toledo (PhD in History from the Graduate Program in History of Science and Health at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz - COC-Fiocruz)
    - Isabela Dornelas PhD Candidate (History Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Visiting Predoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for History of Science)

  • June 16, 2021

    June 16, 2021 –“Síndrome Congênita do ZikaVírus, Deficiência e memória da Eugenia” - Alessandra Santana (Federal University of Bahia Ondina)

  • May 12, 2021

    "Gene e desenvolvimento no período pré-Síntese moderna (1926-1931)," Fernanda Arcanjo (PhD student, University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters at Ribeirão Preto)

  • April 14, 2021

    "Interações interdisciplinares: genética humana e povos indígenas no Brasil” – Rosanna Dent (Rutgers University)

Group Conveners

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    William deJong-Lambert

    William deJong-Lambert is a Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY who will be spending the spring semester 2025 teaching at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul as a Fulbright scholar while researching a biography of Theodosius Dobzhansky.  


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    Paula Habib

    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.


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    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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