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*ONLINE* Jaime Cortesão’s São Paulo exhibition and hybridity as historical narrative

Event type
London Group of Historical Geographers
Event dates
, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
André Reyes Novaes (Rio de Janeiro State University)
020 7862 8740
The paper is about Jaime Cortesão’s vision of the history of Brazil through maps as reflected in his role as curator of a 1954 exhibition in São Paulo. Cortesão was a writer and historian and, at one time, director of the national library in Lisbon. He spent a significant part of his career in exile in Brazil where he established his reputation as an historian of cartography and also curated this exhibition. Considering Cortesão’s mobility and his engagement with Brazilian historical narratives, the paper offers a critical view of the exhibition and the texts, images, and objects he selected in order to display encounters and hybridity in the history of Brazilian exploration.  

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