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, October 20, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Guest: Alessandra Santana Soares e Barros, Full Professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
Presentation: “Deficiência, diagnóstico de anomalias fetais e aborto: o caso da Síndrome de Down no Brasil”.
Previous works/Website: Lattes CV.
Reading: Attached are three texts by Alessandra Barros.
Friday, November 17, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Friday, December 15, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Friday, January 19, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Friday, February 16, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Friday, March 15, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Friday, April 19, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Friday, May 17, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
September 15, 2023
NOTE SPECIAL TIME
Guest: Pietra S. Diwan, Ph.D. in History from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Brazil)
Presentation: “A busca da excelência: eugenia, genética e transhumanismo. Estados Unidos, século XX”.
Previous works/Website: https://pietradiwan.com/bio/
Reading: “Human enhancement, ectogenesis and immortality: Russian cosmism and the archaeology of the transhumanism” (click here).
June 16, 2023
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).
May 19, 2023
March 17, 2023
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.
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
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
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
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.