Amazon Lab Events

As Karuana, a group of 9 women dressed in colorful dresses with drums and other musical instruments
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 4:00pm

This panel discussion is online: check for the link as the date approaches. Ethnomusicology panel featuring Vandria Borari & Neila Borari (As Karuana / MUTAK). Moderated by Maria Fantinato G. Siqueira (Duke). Vandria Borari and Neila... read more »

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Friday, April 15, 2022 - 9:00am

A series of dialogues with scholars, artists, activists, documentarians, indigenous cultural producers, and museum professionals to reflect on the past, present and future of the cultures of the Amazon. (English Portuguese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.) Register for Zoom link:... read more »

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 3:00pm

Join us in thinking about and thinking with plants in the Amazon as part of the FHI Amazon Lab 2022 Plant Symposium. In anthropology, we might say that plants are "good to think with." Thinking about them helps us see how we understand and fit into the world. But what if plants are more than just... read more »

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 8:00pm

A Talk by Lúcia G. Lohmann (Department of Botany, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia, covers more than five million square kilometers of dense tropical forest. In addition, its river basin transports the largest volume of water of any river system,... read more »

transamazonia - a picture of a trans woman standing in a line in a city in Brazil
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 5:30pm

The next screening in our Amazon Film Series: Transamazonia About the film: Melissa is 21-year-old college student and a mother, living in Para's countryside; Marcelly, at 35, is unemployed and lives with her family in rural Amazonas. They are trans women living in different spots of the Trans-... read more »

A Book and Dissertation Writing Workshop with Amanda M. SmitH
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm

This workshop, especially designed for graduate students but open to everyone, will discuss strategies for successful dissertation and book projects that use comparative and interdisciplinary methods. We will use Amanda Smith's own book, _Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography After the Rubber... read more »

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 5:00pm

The Fever (A febre, Brazil, 2019, 98 min.), Dir. Maya Da-Rin November 3rd, 2021 - 5:00pm (virtual screening - register for the Zoom event here) A middle-aged native widower in Brazil, Justino lives his life according to set patterns. He puts in long shifts as a security guard in the Port of Manaus... read more »