Event | Lecture

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg Second Public Lecture | Passados Presentes: Slavery and Memory Tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Venue: KJCC Auditorium • 53 Washington Square South

Recently, slavery has become an important theme in memory tourism. Just last year, in Rio de Janeiro, the Valongo wharf, which was the arrival place of the highest number of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic, was recognized as a UNESCO site, and is now being visited by tourists and students more than ever.

In this presentation, Professor Grinberg will discuss “Passados Presentes,” a public digital history project about slavery in Brazil. In doing so, she will also address the challenges in interpreting the slave past and in constructing historical narratives for both education and tourism through exhibits, information placards, and cell phone apps.