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CANCELLED: Brazil and Africa in Global Legal History and Global Labor History

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CANCELLED: Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture Series: Lecture by Mariana Armond Dias Paes, BCDSS and Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, and Paulo Cruz Terra, Capes-Humboldt Research Fellow at the BCDSS and Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil. This lecture deals explicitly with "Punishment, Labor and Law: Perspectives from the Global South"

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  • Lecture
When Apr 02, 2020
from 10:00 to 12:00
Where Heinz Heinen Kolleg
Contact Name Jeannine Bischoff
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Contact Phone +492287362444
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The purpose of this lecture is to give an overview of the Global Labor and Legal History produced in the last years, pointing out that in both areas there is a lack of detailed analyzis of the connections between Brazil and Africa. We will also discuss theoretical and methodological perspectives that would benefit from including Africa in the narrative of Global Labor History and Global Legal History. In this sense, we intend to indicate some possibilities of studies that take into account both Atlantic and global perspectives that privilege the interconnections between geographic areas both in the Americas and in Africa, as well as discuss possible contributions of this perspective to Global Legal and Labor History.

Mariana Armond Dias Paes is Researcher and Coordinator of Research Group Law and the Creation of Dependency in the Ibero-Atlantic. In her research project, she analyzes how legal categories, norms and institutions of property law created asymmetrical structures of dependencies in the shared legal environment of the Lusophone South Atlantic. She examines property law institutions and categories that shaped slave and land property as well as the statuses of diverse groups of people in-between slavery and freedom between the 1780s and the 1880s.

Paulo Cruz Terra is Capes-Humboldt Research Fellow and Professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil. His Research project analyzes how legislation, punishment and anti-vagrancy policy entangled with multiple labor relations during the process of the abolition of slavery. The role of the Municipal Council and the interaction of its legal measures with legislation at the imperial and national levels lie at the center of his research.

Heinz Heinen Kolleg for Advanced Studies (HHK)
University of Bonn
Heussallee 18–24
D-53113 Bonn
dependency[at]uni-bonn.de

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