Posts Tagged 'lecture'

Harding: Candomblé spirits, rituals connect blacks to African roots

Harding: Candomblé spirits, rituals connect blacks to African roots

Religion preserved the black identity in Brazil. In a country dominated by slavery — with about 4 million Africans imported to the nation by the 19th century — Rachel Elizabeth Harding said it was the birth of Afro-Brazilian religions in a time of dehumanization and oppression that helped blacks in Brazil keep hold of their traditions and their sense of self.

Burdick to evaluate interpretations of Brazilian saint Anastacia

Burdick to evaluate interpretations of Brazilian saint Anastacia

Burdick, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University, will examine devotions to and meanings of Anastacia, as well as what continues to be deep racial inequality in Brazil, in a lecture titled “Racial Inequality and Religious Belief in Brazil: The Mysterious Case of Slave Anastacia” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.

Photographer Turner brings new focus to Brazil’s culture

Photographer Turner brings new focus to Brazil’s culture

At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, award-winning National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner will begin this week’s theme of “Brazil: A Rising Superpower” by looking back on his journey through Brazil with photos that not only show the beauty throughout the South American country, but also its history from the people on whose backs it was built.

Cohen Studio staff records Chautauqua from the library basement

Cohen Studio staff records Chautauqua from the library basement

Maggie Bonner stands at attention behind the high-definition JVC video camera in the Amphitheater, framing a shot of the podium. Backstage, Jake Walsh tweaks the volume settings on his soundboard as the voice of the morning’s speaker, Cynthia J. Truelove, booms from the speakers above his head. In the muted control room in the basement of the library, Matt Wilson and Steve Rudman finish up the edits on the DVD they’ve made of Patrick Griffin’s lecture from the day before.