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, 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.
November 18, 2022
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
July 15, 2022
June 17, 2022
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
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
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 Lima Loreto
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.
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.