Wolfe Delivers Lecture on Brazil at Brown University

Joel Wolfe
Joel Wolfe

Joel Wolfe, history, gave the inaugural Thomas E. Skidmore Memorial lecture “O Grande Brasil: A Spatial History of the Making of a Nation” at Brown University on April 13.

Wolfe’s lecture reinterprets modern Brazilian history by using geography as its starting point. Almost every key event, practice, and social arrangement in Brazil was fundamentally shaped by the nation’s massive size.

The event was presented by the Brazil Initiative and Brazilian Studies Association, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University.