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Conferences and Lectures

Conference, Symposium and Workshop Organization

  • 'New ecologies / post-indigenism / museum cultures in Latin America', convenor, panel for Border Subjects/Global Hispanisms Conference, Birkbeck, University of London, November 2017.
  • 'Telling object stories: film, peoples and plants in the Amazon', Roundtable, Birkbeck Arts Week, May 2017.
  • 'Landscapes of Abandonment' Roundtable, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, April 2017.
  • 'Mobilising the Value of Biocultural Collections in Brazil', co-convenor, Workshop, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, October 2016.
  • 'Digital Amazon', co-convenor, Workshop, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, July 2015.
  • 'The British in Brazil', co-convenor, International Conference, Institute of Latin American Studies, London, May 2014.
  • 'Picturing Latin America: Rethinking Film and Photographic Archives', co-convenor, International Symposium, London, November 2013.
  • 'Botany and Beyond: Re-Exploring Kew Collections, co-convenor, Workshop, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, December 2012.
  • 'Textiles, Techne and Power in the Andes', co-convenor, International Conference, London, March 2012.
  • 'Textile Documentation', co-convenor, Workshop, London, March 2012; February 2010.
  • Order’s Other Histories: Revisiting South America’, One Day Symposium, with the collaboration of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the British Museum, London, November 2010.
  • ‘Romantic Disorder: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge 1750-1850’, co-convenor, International Conference, Birkbeck, University of London, June 2009.
  • ‘Modernity and the Visual Image in Latin America’, co-convenor, session for the Annual Conference, Society for Latin American Studies, April 2007.
  • ‘Documentary Film and Historical Geography’, co-convenor, session for the Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London, August-September 2006.
  • ‘Iconografia Brasileira: Imagens do Passado e Preservação do Patrimônio’, co-convenor, session for the 12o Regional Meeting of History, ANPUH, Rio de Janeiro, August 2006.
  • ‘Historical Geographies of the Sea’, co-convenor, session for the Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London, September 2003.
  • ‘Tropical Views & Visions’ Conference, co-convenor, National Maritime Museum, July 2002.

Recent Lectures and Conference Papers

  • 'Reconnecting biocultural collections in the Amazon: potentials and challenges' [with M. Nesbitt], Les Systèmes Agricoles Localisés: Résistances Historiques et Contemporaines, Museum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 4-5 October 2017.
  • 'Drawing in the field: Richard Spruce in the Amazon', 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro, 23-27 July 2017.
  • 'Collecting tropical botany and beyond: modes of inscription in the Spruce archive', Shaping Nature, Shaping Humans: Entwined Landscapes in Latin America, IV Latin American Cultural Colloquium, CCLAS, University of Edinburgh, 13 March 2017.
  • 'Exploring scientific & indigenous knowledges: the Richard Spruce biocultural collections at Kew Gardens', Practices, discourses and imaginaries of the natural in Latin America Workshop, University of Bern, 9 December 2016.
  • 'Richard Spruce no Rio Negro' [with W. Milliken], Mobilising the value of biocultural collections in Brazil Workshop, Instituto Socioambiental - ISA, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, 27 October 2016.
  • 'Investigando o legado de Richard Spruce: saberes e usos da flora na Amazônia brasileira', Mobilising the value of biocultural collections in Brazil Workshop, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, 18 October 2016.
  • 'Circuits of visuality in the making of the Kadiwéu image-world', iota Seminar Series, University of Brighton, 23 February 2016.
  • 'Regimes of visibility and cross-cultural histories in the Paraguay/Brazil frontier region', Ojo! Atencao!: Culture and Visuality in Latin America, King's College London, 15 October 2015.
  • 'Regimes of the visual in the Gran Chaco region: picturing the Kadiwéu', Law and Image: Picturing a Theory, Birkbeck, University of London, 5 May 2015.
  • 'Guido Boggiani, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Caduveo body painting', Visualising Latin American Antiquities Workshop, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 10 June 2014.
  • 'Intimate Visions: Claude and Dina Lévi-Strauss in Brazil', Revisiting the gaze and reinterpreting images across space and time: photography, subjects, and viewers panel, Anthropology and Photography Conference, British Museum, Clore Centre, 30 May 2014; Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars, 12 February 2014; Picturing Latin America International Symposium, London, November 2013.
  • 'Onibus 174 (Bus 174)', discussant, Human Rights & Latin America: Films in Dialogue, Institute of Latin American Studies & Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 22 May 2014.
  • 'A British View of Protestantism in Brazil', The British in Brazil Symposium, Institute of Latin American Studies, London, 13 May 2014.
  • '"Os mais vastos horizontes do mundo": Claude Lévi-Strauss, etnografia e a paisagem de Mato Grosso', Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia - UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, 3 April 2014.
  • 'Cultura visual, café e modernidade no Brasil', ECO-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, 2 April 2014.
  • 'Brazilian Contemporary - a roundtable discussion', panel discussant, V&A Museum, London, 21 March 2014.
  • Screening of Doméstica (Housemaids) and Q&A with film director Gabriel Mascaro, panel discussant, LSE, London, 10 January 2013.
  • 'Andean Textiles and Cultural Imagery in a Digital Age', 2nd Impact Workshop, IGRS, Senate House, London, May 2012.
  • 'The Life of High Rises', panel discussant, Open City Docs event, RADA, London, May 2012.
  • 'Exploring weaving structures in the Andes: reflections on the creation of a digital archive', Digital Hispanisms panel, AHGBI Annual Conference, Stirling, April 2012.
  • 'Claude Lévi-Strauss and Aloha Baker in Mato Grosso: Framing the Bororo', Centre for Latin American Studies, Cambridge, November 2011; Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Manchester, February 2012; Latin America Research Group (LARG), Royal Holloway, University of London, May 2012.
  • 'A Tropical Papageno: Claude Lévi-Strauss and Roberto Ipureu in Mato Grosso, Brazil', Agents of Transculturation: Border-Crossers, Mediators, Go-Betweens Symposium, Rostock, September 2011.
  • ‘Typification, exoticism and the blurring of disciplinarity: visualizing the “Bororo”,’ Order’s other histories: revisiting South America Symposium, London, November 2010.
  • ‘Geographical exploration and the moving image: the Hamilton Rice Expedition to the Amazon, 1924-25’, Meadows School’s Comini Art History Lecture Series, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, September 2010.
  • ‘Exploração geográfica e filme documentário: a expedição Amazônica de Alexander Hamilton Rice, 1924-25’, ECA - USP, São Paulo, August 2010.
  • ‘Brazil’s gift: coffee, modernity and the Brazilian image world’, College Art Association 98th Annual Meeting, Chicago, February 2010.