Workshop: Linguistic and Other Cultural Exchanges across Brazilian History: The Indigenous Role

On October 28-29, CLAS, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities will present a workshop that brings together linguists, anthropologists, and historians, working from different perspectives, for an interdisciplinary conversation on the situations surrounding indigenous people’s contacts and exchanges with others across Brazilian history.

Among the presenters are historians working on nineteenth-century contacts among indigenous persons, African-Brazilians, and Luso-Brazilians; historical linguists examining language exchange and change over long durations; and anthropologists and linguists discussing contemporary linguistic change and cultural policy.

The workshop runs from 9:30am-5:00pm on Friday, October 28 and from 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, October 29.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for those who register by October 24. RSVP here.

A full draft of the program is available here.