Workshop Atlantic Connections

Tipo: Workshop

Local: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Data: 7 Outubro 2019 8 Outubro 2019

The Atlantic world was shaped by the various interactions between Europeans and since the late middle age between those and transatlantic indigenous societies. The workshop will therefore focus on cultural exchanges and knowledge transfers across the Atlantic from the fifthteenth to the twentienth century.

The papers will examine the depictions of indigenous cultures in European art and literature, the possession of European and Asian art objects and material goods in colonial households, the circulation of urban models, the role of transatlantic networks for the circulation of enlightenment ideas and  the waves of European migration and settlements in colonial and post colonial Latin America.

The workshop, a joint venture of the CITCEM/ FLUP and the University of Greifswald, will take place at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, on October, 7 to October 8.

7-8 october | Meeting Room 1 (2 nd. Floor) 
Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto

Organizing Comittee:
Amélia Polónia (U. Porto/ CITCEM)
Michael North (University of Greifswald)






October 7, 15.00 – 18.30h . Meeting Room 1 (2 nd. Floor)

15:00 – 15:20
Gonzalo Landau (U.  Greifswald) - Estate inventories in the Spanish Caribbean colonies 

15:20 – 15:40
Monique Palma (U. Lisboa/CHUL) - Circulating Knowledge. Surgeons, practices and surgical knowledge in eighteenth century Brazil

15:40 – 16:00
Ferry Badstuber (U.  Greifswald) - Theories and concepts of material culture

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:20
Helena Teixeira (U. Porto/CITCEM)
- Urban morphology of Euro atlantic port cities in the transition from medieval to modern ages

17:20 – 17:40
Fernando Mouta (U. Porto/CITCEM) - Euro-African Connections: How to Study the Arrival of Europeans in the Atlantic Coast of Africa during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

17:40 – 18:00
Julian Hildebrandt (U.  Greifswald) -  The characterization of Brazilian indigenous cultures in European travel literature and art (1550-1650)

18:00 – 18:30


October 8, 09.30 – 13.00 h . Meeting Room 1 (2 nd. Floor)

09:30 – 09:50
Diogo Andrade (U. Porto/CITCEM)
- Settlers of the Portuguese America between 1600 e 1650

09:50 – 10:10
Maria Mischke (U.  Greifswald) - Hans von Staden and his depictions of the Brazilian natives

10:10 – 10:30
Gisele da Conceição (USP/CITCEM)
- Circulating Natures. Processes of knowledge construction about Brazil in the eighteenth century

10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:50
Jonas Simon (U.  Greifswald)
- The formation of national states in the Spanish Viceroyalties during the early 19th century – the examples of the independence revolutions in Argentina and Uruguay

11:50 – 12:10
Gonçalves Guimarães (U. Porto)
- The Douro bar and its Porto merchant fleet in theconstitutional period (1818-1825). Atlantic and transatlantic connections

12:10 – 12:30
Martin Hildebrandt (U. Greifswald) - Railroad concessions and German influence in Southern Brazil circa 1900

12:30 – 13:00


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