Professor Jaime Ginzburg, the Rio Branco Chair in International Relations at the Brazil Institute, is organising a workshop about Experiences on research. It will take place today 1 December in room K-1.14, King’s Building at 16:00 – 18:00.
In this workshop, Professor Jaime Ginzburg will present his experiences on research, regarding previous projects developed in Brazil on Culture and Violence, while also focusing on his current research project, developed at the Brazil Institute. He will talk about the results he obtained and also on the very process of research. Some of the topics that will be discussed, include: writing projects; methodology; timeline; individual and group research; complexity of investigation; internal, national and international collaboration; results; publishing and evaluation.
Professor Ginzburg has developed projects such as: “Literature and authoritarianism”, “Violence and form”, “Writings on Violence”, “Narrators in Contemporary Brazilian Literature” and “Interdisciplinary study on authority and criticism”. He will talk about his experience as a supervisor, a journal editor and a member of various committees.
His current research project is entitled: “Culture and violence: Politics and Society in Contemporary Brazilian and British film”. This Project aims to discuss topics such as urban violence, social exclusion and diversity, torture, elections, political conflicts, social movements, and antagonisms. The project would like to approach both Brazilian and British societies, considering these topics. The perspective is constituted by a continuous dialog between political and social studies and interpretation of cultural production. Cinema made a concrete and decisive contribution to the politics of memory in Brazil. Some films ask the audience to question conventional perceptions, and sometimes they turn into a source of serious debates among students at universities.
The format of this workshop will begin with a lecture and a discussion will follow afterwards. All students and staff in the School of Global Affairs are welcome to attend.