Live broadcast on the Friday of the Month Channel on Youtube

with Maria Antonia Fulgêncio (UNAS) and Watatakalu Yawalapiti (ATIX)
mediation by Anai Vera (PPGAS / USP)

On the Friday of the month channel on youtube -

Seven months of covid-19 and Brazil reaches the second place with the highest number of infected and dead in the world ranking. At a time when the contagion curve is still rising and the pandemic is advancing over regions of the country with low hospital capacity, several states and municipalities are beginning to adopt measures aimed at easing quarantine. The pandemic reinforced social inequalities, opened up privileges and showed that black and indigenous people remain the most vulnerable. How can we suggest rigorous hygiene at home when half the Brazilian population does not have access to piped water and sewage? How to suggest staying at home when many are not entitled to housing? How can we not leave, if the workforce of the so-called essential services is mostly black - and in some contexts, indigenous? How will the precipitous opening impact different parts of the population?
Closing the “Friday of the Month: In times of pandemic” debates, we sought representatives of the groups most affected by the current government's death policies: women from indigenous communities and black urban and rural communities. As shown by the ethnography made by Denise Pimenta (2019) on the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, women were the main victims of the disease, not by chance: they were the ones who, through their relationships of affection and kinship, were at risk leading the fight against Ebola in their communities. This “dangerous care”, a notion that the researcher described in her research, is connected to the experiences and forms of care built by countless women leaders in the face of the arrival of covid-19 in their territories in Brazil. Yanomami mothers beg for their children's bodies; upper Xingu women will not be able to cry their relatives in the Qwarup ritual; in the quilombola community of Kalunga, in Goiás, young women were contaminated by employers who traveled outside the country and were then sent back to the community.
Constructing their own strategies to fight the disease in their territories, women-leaders invited to share their experiences on Friday of the month of July will bear witness to the impacts of the disease and the omissions of the Brazilian state in their communities; the autonomous initiatives built to face this scenario and the challenges that may still be imposed ahead. After all, is it the virus that kills or inequality? How can anthropological research help to reflect on these local constructions, in addition to resonating demands?

Friday of the Month Commission
Monthly Student Event of the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at USP

Distance learning. After inscriptions, instructions will be sent by email to the students.

Ministers: Ariane Couto Costa and Pâmilla Villas Boas Ribeiro
Coordination: Profa. Dr. Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji
Registration period: 14 to 16/07
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The course aims to discuss the use of audiovisual as a tool in fieldwork. Based on the experiences of audiovisual production by the teachers in ethnographic works in the north of Minas Gerais and in Piauí with Afro-Brazilian culture groups of drumming, terreiros and quilombo capoeira, this will raise questions about the multiple representations that the filming exercise can provoke . When registering different practices, we saw in the film support, a polysemic narrative option that would make it possible to reduce the asymmetry between the demands and interests of researchers and the demands and interests of local groups. Building a filmic approach based on polyphony and an explicit dialogue with the interlocutors allows alternative forms of representation of the "other" from the meeting of points of view. It is important to note that audiovisual does not solve the problem of representation in the social sciences, but it can provide exercises to create contact zones, places where the voices of researchers and collaborators can echo. Means so that these voices and presences can occupy places where these people, for political and social reasons, have never before been able to be.

Ariane Couto is a master's student in Social Sciences (Social Anthropology) in the area of ​​anthropology of Afro-Brazilian populations, researching cultural heritage and quilombos at FFCLH-USP.
Specialist (MBA) in Cultural Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV SP), with emphasis in the area of ​​Cultural Heritage Management. Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Literature) with German and Portuguese qualifications (2009) from the University of São Paulo (USP), Licensed in Portuguese Letters from the University of São Paulo (2010).

Pâmilla Vilas Boas is a doctoral student in Social Anthropology at USP and Master in Anthropology at UFMG (2017) with research in performance anthropology, on the drumming of the São Francisco River. She is a member of the Center for Anthropology, Performance and Drama at USP, director of the documentary on music and memory at the batuques of the São Francisco River and creator of the regional meeting of batuques in the upper middle São Francisco region in partnership with the quilombola community of Bom Jardim da Prata.

Curso à distância. Após a inscrição, as instruções serão enviadas por e-mail aos alunos

Speaker: Gibran Teixeira Braga
Coordination: Profa. Dr. Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji
Registration period: 14 to 16/07
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The course is aimed at reflecting the music, in its broadest context as a key element in various social dynamics. Based on theoretical and ethnographic bibliography, we will discuss the relationship between music and the social markers of difference, from an intersectional perspective, and its relationship with the production of localities.

Canal da Sexta do Mês no Youtube

with Letícia Cesarino (UFSC), Carolina Parreiras (USP) and Fábio Malini (UFES)
mediation: Isabel Wittmann (PPGAS-USP)

On the Friday of the month channel on youtube -

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the emergence of new communication and information technologies has been transforming forms of sociality and fueling debates inside and outside academia. In the field of media, the advent of digital has produced both changes in the fabric or materiality of cinema, photography and television images - to keep only three examples - and in the constitution of new relations of power and domination. Therefore, a series of substantial changes in the ways of agency and the relationship of its users with the world and with others. In this context of transformations, with the establishment of large conglomerates for the production of digital content and the management of communication platforms over the internet, the Sexta do Month proposes the debate “Social networks, fake news and forms of sociality”, seeking to question: How do the internet and the different digital communication platforms produce forms of sociality and political and social belonging? What are the effects of these changes on your users and their subjectivities? What is the impact of these digital networks on the institutions that modernity has consecrated as places of production of truth / objectivity? The consolidated ways of accessing these media by users and viewers, such as the massive use of smartphones in the most diverse spheres of life (social, political, affective, sexual) promote what kind of inflections in the ways in which these products are created by these large companies. technology? And, mainly, how has Anthropology and Social Sciences been dedicated to thinking about these new configurations of the social produced through these media? This edition of the Sixth of the Month addresses issues such as those outlined above, promoting a debate on how the transformations brought about by these technologies are reflected not only in the forms-content of these communication and entertainment platforms, but also in the subjectivities and notions of people of their own. users.

Friday of the Month YouTube Channel

with Flavia Medeiros (UFSC) and Aline Feitoza de Oliveira (Caaf-Unifesp)
mediation: Aline Murillo (PPGAS-USP)
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5 pm
On the Friday of the month channel on youtube -

Death continues to pursue the humanities, as a certain future - expected, feared, or postponed -, also disturbing the social sciences and anthropology. In addition to its reflective aspect, which offers us questions about the meaning of existence, through death ethical, political, religious and socioeconomic problems are outlined, associated with health, public security, health policy, geopolitics and biosafety.

Like any art, the routing of death, of the dead and their remnants, whether at the Medical-Legal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, among the Yanomami Indians, or at the Working Group on the Clandestine Ditch of the Perus Cemetery, is always supported by certain ethical principles, specialized procedures, specific rites and meets certain collective values ​​and objectives - to guarantee the transition between life and death, to reaffirm social collectivities and to ensure the continuity of the presence and, at times, to clarify the history.

The new coronavirus now appears as a total enemy: it threatens the integrity of every human body, impacts entire national economies, alters each person's self-consciousness, endangers the continuity of life and societies that are known. For Cameroonian historian Achille Mbembe, the Covid-19 virus and pandemic enable us to renew our perception of putrescibility and to live "in the neighborhood of death itself", so that our exact social isolation is a policy of containment: it is, in the limit, our own notion of humanity that is at stake, again.

Around the world, for a long time, coexistence with clandestine ditches with missing politicians, conflicts and civil wars, burials without consent, massive exterminations - and, in the current covid-19 pandemic, health determinations that prevent mourning and political choices about who should live and who should die - cover the death of terror, and explain the ethical issues of dying and the policies of the living and the ways of producing death (s).

In this second edition of the Friday of the Month "In times of pandemic", we ask: What can experiences with the dead of Covid-19 reveal about the policies of the living, in their understanding of the body, death, life, mourning and memory? What is new and what is repeated in Covid-19, in the relationship between the living and their dead? And in general, who are the dead? What is there to say about our bodies? How do the political representatives of the dead act to defend their dignity?

The Friday of the Month is an event organized by Graduate Students in Social Anthropology at USP, with support from the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at FFLCH / USP.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of face-to-face academic activities at both the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of São Paulo, we announced the postponement of the Congress "Politics and Difference - new anthropological perspectives in the 21st century"

In April, we will announce the new dates for the presentation of abstracts.

We wish you all health.


Anthropology Congress UAB / USP

This congress aims to reflect on social and political events that are currently shaking local and global realities: social transformations, forms of protest, political positions (although silenced), conceptual articulations and different perspectives in relation to established systems. All of this in order to understand the present political moment from new anthropological perspectives. This meeting is aimed at young researchers (master) and doctorate in Anthropology, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and from the University of São Paulo, who have advanced research.


Submission of abstracts: 27.03.2020 (300 words. 5 keywords)
Proposals accepted: 03.04. 2020
Submission of papers: 30.04. 2020 (8 to 10,000 words)
Communications and texts may be in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
All emails should be sent, simultaneously, to: Silvana Nascimento ( and Virginia Fons (

Communications will be debated by commentators and reviewed for publication: students from USP will be able to publish in Revista Periferia, from the UAB Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology( and UAB students in Revista Ponto.Urbe, from USP's Department of Anthropology(, according to the evaluation rules of each journal.

Scientific Committee / Scientific Committee:
USP:Silvana de Souza Nascimento (Responsible for the UAB-USP Agreement), Heitor Frúgoli Jr. (head of the Anthropology Department / DA), Márcio Ferreira da Silva (DA representative) Marta Amoroso (Coordinator of the Amerindian Studies Center; DA), Heloísa Buarque de Almeida (DA representative), João Felipe Gonçalves (DA representative) and Arthur Fontgaland (Editorial Team of Ponto.Urbe Magazine).
UAB:Virginia Fons (Responsible for the UAB-USP Agreement), Montserrat Ventura i Oller (Director of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology); Miranda Lubbers (Doctoral Program Coordinator); José Luis Molina, Montserrat Clua and Teresa Habimana (Periferia Magazine Editorial Board).

Communication of the event in PDF

Este congreso propone reflexionar sobre los acontecimientos sociales y políticos que están sacudiendo actualmente las realidades locales y globales: las transformaciones sociales, las formas de protesta, los posicionamientos (aunque silenciados), las articulaciones conceptuales y las miradas diferenciadas de lo establecido. Todo ello con el fin de entender el momento político presente con nuevas perspectivas antropológicas. Este encuentro está destinado a jóvenes investigadores(as) de máster y de doctorado en Antropología de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona y de la Universidade de São Paulo, que estén con sus investigaciones avanzadas.

Envío de resúmenes: 27.03.2020 (300 palabras. 5 palabras clave)
Propuestas aceptadas: 03.04. 2020
Presentación de trabajos: 30.04. 2020 (8 a 10,000 palabras)
Las comunicaciones y los textos pueden estar en español, portugués o inglés. Todos los correos electrónicos deben enviarse, simultáneamente, a: Silvana Nascimento ( y Virginia Fons (

Los ponencias serán discutidas por comentaristas y revisadas para publicación: los estudiantes de la USP podrán hacerlo en la Revista Periferia, del Departamento de Antropología Social y Cultural de la UAB ( y los estudiantes de la UAB en la Revista Ponto.Urbe, del Departamento de Antropología de la USP (, según las normas de evaluación de cada revista.

live stream on Friday's YouTube channel

with Denise Pimenta (PPGAS / USP) and João Felipe Gonçalves (USP)
mediation: Renato Sztutman (USP)
[live stream on Friday's YouTube channel]

In one of his recent texts on the Covid-19 pandemic, the philosopher Paul B. Preciado exhorts us, in his words, to “learn from the virus”, underlining how it reveals and reinforces “dominant forms of biopolitical and necropolitical management” of the population. Another philosopher, Ailton Krenak, summons us to postpone the end of the world, admitting nature as an “immense multitude of forms”, over which humanity, by placing itself as a “measure of things”, underestimates and runs over; “thousands of people who insist on staying out of this civilized dance, of technique, of planet control (...) are removed from the scene, due to epidemics, poverty, hunger, directed violence "(2019). Starting from these provocations, on the first Friday of the Month 2020 we want to think together from the figure of the virus, trying to deepen discussions about the social impacts of this specific pandemic and other epidemics, in addition to reflecting on the place of the notion of virus in contemporary social thought. In this virtual meeting between different anthropological perspectives, we intend to cross reflect on some of the key concepts and concepts of our discipline, such as: sociality, relationship, social markers of difference, body, substance, health e / disease, visible / invisible, human / non-human, power, politics, State. Thus, we seek to think: what effects can epidemics or the spread of diseases have in different social contexts? How does the figure of the virus, seen as a symptom of the “mode of governance of late liberalism” (Povinelli, 2016), agency past and future? How does it relate to state power and how does it design new grammars for the production of bodies? What place do these diseases occupy in the minds of the Amerindian peoples, who have for centuries overcome devastating scenarios of contact and contagion by non-indigenous diseases?

LISA Auditorium - Rua do Anfiteatro, 181, Favo 10

Due to events related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon.

Featuring audios and videos recorded in several states, the activity is a trip through Brazil through our popular traditions today, their masters, communities and artists. Discussing issues such as memory linked to composition, the creative tools of oral transmission, complementarity and dilution in the creator / consumer relationship, functionality of formal construction, authorship x recreation and others, these traditions are revealed as contemporary and timeless art.

The starting point of the project is the Maracá Collection, which brings together thousands of audiovisual records collected since 1991 in more than 100 communities in 56 municipalities, in 15 Brazilian states. These records, which reveal an important panel of our popular culture, have already given rise to dozens of publications - 30 CDs, 12 documentaries, 2 books and several articles. Recognized as one of the main collections of traditional genres in Brazil, in 2019 he received the Latin Grammy Research Award, and several other awards such as Rodrigo Melo Franco Andrade - IPHAN (2011 and 2017); Aesthetic Interactions, Brazilian Music Award, Rumos Itaú, Funarte and others, as well as approvals in public notices from companies such as Natura, Petrobras, Chesf, Caixa, Votorantim, Itaú, etc., for the realization of their records.

The collection is the result of nearly 30 years of intensive and passionate coexistence with our traditional cultures, their guardians and artists, bringing historical records of several masters and players who have died and other rare cycles and moments. Always carried out with the best technical quality available, the records bring not only a huge diversity of manifestations, but the unusual consistency that accompanied many of these communities year after year in a long and well-founded coexistence, following their calendar of cycles and celebrations at different times of the year. year, interviewing masters and players, making special records at their request, living closely with these groups and guardians, creating deep bonds of friendship and trust.

Tradition is the pragmatic expression of memory, serving as a reference and impulse for the future. Sung by its masters generation after generation, the repertoire of popular traditions merges, adapts, becomes unique, and results in a surprising aesthetic elaboration. This collection brings a wide panel of traditional Brazilian culture today, showing an exuberant and vigorous popular culture, where the talent of the artists and the vitality of these traditions reveal diversity and identity in a contemporary Brazil, where piercings and cell phones coexist without conflicts with lace and rosaries .

The images serve as a trigger to deal with themes such as memory linked to composition, the creative tools of oral transmission, complementarity and dilution in the relationship between creator / consumer, functionality of formal construction, authorship X recreation and others, where these traditions are revealed as art contemporary and timeless.

Renata Amaral - Graduated in composition and conducting, master and doctoral student in Musical performance at UNESP, has performed throughout Brazil and Europe alongside artists such as A Barca, Ponto br, Tião Carvalho, Sebastião Biano, Orquestra Popular do Recife and others . Researcher and double bass player, since 1991 he has brought together one of the most significant collections of popular Brazilian traditions, having produced more than 30 CDs and 12 documentaries of traditional genres that received some important cultural awards such as the Latin Grammy, Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade, from IPHAN ( 2012 and 2017), Rumos Itaú Cultural, Guarnicê Trophy, Cláudia Award, 23rd Brazilian Music Award, etc. He twice received the Interaction Aesthetics award from Funarte, performing artistic residencies in Maranhão and Benin. Author of Pedra da Memória, with her groups A Barca e Ponto br, recorded 5 CDs and made over 500 presentations in circulation, registration and art education projects. He teaches courses and workshops with a focus on Traditional Culture in schools and universities.

Sala Jaú - Av.Ministro Rocha Azevedo 456, cj.901 São Paulo -SP

We invite everyone to participate in the course, The Cities of Social Sciences, taught by Yuri Tambucci and Enrico Spaggiari with the participation of Prof. Dr. José Magnani.

The course aims to present the different approaches on the urban phenomenon from the field of Social Sciences, mainly from Anthropology and Sociology, passing through the traditional forms of grouping, modern cities and new ways of making the city. For this, the works of several authors and authors will be discussed, such as: Max Weber, Baudelaire, Le Corbusier, Georg Simmel, Robert Park, Lévi-Strauss, José Guilherme Magnani, etc. Based on contemporary research on groups, manifestations and urban phenomena, the very idea of a totalizing, homogeneous, fixed and a priori city will be discussed.

Yuri Bassichetto Tambucci | Social Scientist and Master in Social Anthropology from the University of São Paulo (USP)
Enrico Spaggiari| Master and PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of São Paulo (USP)

Enrollment runs until the day the course starts!

START: March 9, 2020
DURATION: 9/03 to 27/04
DAYS: Mondays
HOURS: from 19h to 21h

SALA JAÚ - (11)93471-8881