History of Evolution and Heredity in Brazil

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Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

  • June 17, 2020

    Marcelo Lima Loreto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Paper: “Breve ensaio sobre política e ciência".

    Dear colleagues, sorry for the delay in attaching the text. It can also be accessed through this link:
    Any questions, just let me know.

    Below is the link to my thesis if you are interested in additional information that is suggested in the attached text.



  • April 15, 2020

    Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins, Universidade de São Paulo. Article: Franco, José Monte Sião. 2007. “As Contribuições de Theodosius Dobzhansky Para o Desenvolvimento Da Genética No Brasil ( 1943-1960 ): Um Estudo Bibliométrico.” Filosofia e História Da Biologia, Porto Alegre 203–25. <http://www.abfhib.org/FHB/FHB-02/FHB-v02-13-Jose-Franco-M-Siao.pdf>

  • February 12, 2020

    Paula Arantes Botelho Briglia Habib, Universidade Federal Fluminense (Infes/UFF), "Breeding, Genetics, and Scientific Dissemination in the Revista de Agricultura (1926-1937)"

  • December 18, 2019

    Hello everyone!
    Today, December 18, I am substituting the old file for a new one.
    Now, you have my paper "The use and abuse of genetic? Agriculture and Eugenics in Brazil and the United States early Twentieth Century" that I will present at noon (EST) [14 horas no Brasil]. To get the paper, click on the "Readings" tab.
    I have just downloaded the English version (pp.1-11) and the Portuguese version (pp.12-23). 
    I apologize for the eventual mistakes in both versions.
    See you soon,
    Robert Wegner, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) 

Group Conveners

  • William.deJong-Lambert's picture

    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.


  • 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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