🇫🇷 10 september : Léo Becka, « Exploiter le balata : un rêve extractiviste au bagne de Guyane ».
Léo Becka é agrégé d’histoire, master in History of Sciences from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His dissertation “L’Arbre des forçats, trajectoire politique de la gomme de balata (1895-1935)” defended in 2018 was awarded with the mémoire prix of the same university.
🇧🇷 24 september : Luiz Antônio Bogo Chies, « Revisitando Foucault e outros textos em questãopenitenciária ».
Luiz Antônio Bogo Chies is a professor of the Law course and in the Postgraduate Program in Social Policy and Human Rights at the Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPel). PhD in Sociology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and PhD in Legal and Social Sciences from the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. He has a Post-Doctorate in Law, with an emphasis on Democracy and Human Rights, from the Federal University of Paraná. He coordinates the GITEP (Interdisciplinary Labor and Criminal-Penitentiary Studies Group) and works, as a researcher, mainly on issues of the Penitentiary Question, Public Security Policies and Legal Sociology.
🇧🇷 07 october : Cristiane Cecchia et Mario Rodríguez, « Direito à Poesia“, Universidade da IntegraçãoLatino-Americana, Literatura e prisão.
This project brings together researchers and students from UNILA with the purpose of conducting reading and writing mediation with people incarcerated in Foz do Iguaçu and Paraguay. One of the objectives is to modify the traditional representations of the prison, considering it as a place of creative power.
🇬🇧 22 october : Marcelo Ferraro, « Slavery and Violence in the Making of Criminal Justice in Brazil and the United States ».
Marcelo Ferraro is a doctoral student in History from the University of São Paulo and a Global Fellow from Harvard University. He holds a law and history degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he also obtained a master’s degree. His previous research on architecture and slavery in the Paraíba Valley analyzed the formation of the Brazilian slave class and state political and judicial institutions. Guided by Professor Rafael Marquese, he recently began to explore slavery and punishment in the Paraíba Valley and the Mississippi Valley, as a comparative and integrative experience of institutional violence in slave and post-abolition societies in the 19th century Atlantic world.
🇫🇷 05 november : Catherine Benoît, « Nécropolitiques aux frontières ultramarines françaises : Maroni, Canal du Mozambique et Méditerranée »
Catherine Benoît is a professor of anthropology at Connecticut College (United States), where she directs the program “Migrations, (Im) mobilities, Displacements”. His work is part of a legal anthropology of strengthening the borders of French overseas territories in the Caribbean, Guyana and Indian Ocean based on an analysis of French law on foreigners (entry, permanence, asylum) in these regions and their impact on ancestral movements, forever isolated from their geopolitical environment, since the 1946 departmentalisations for the Caribbean territories and 2011 for Mayotte.
🇧🇷 19 november : Claudia Moraes Trindade/ Sidney Soares de Oliveira, « Arquivos penitenciários do Brasil ».
Claudia Moraes Trindade has a degree in history, a master’s and a doctorate in history from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher and a collaborating professor in the Postgraduate Program in Regional and Local History at the State University of Bahia, where she develops postgraduate teaching and research activities. She is currently studying life in prisons in Salvador in the first half of the 20th century and in the contemporary world. It is linked to the research group “Slavery and Invention of Freedom” of the Postgraduate Program in History at UFBA. She will speak at the seminar more particularly as a collaborator at the Lemos Brito Penitentiary Documentation Center.
Sidney Soares de Oliveira is graduated in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo, graduated from the Faculty of Education of USP and post-graduated in Human Rights from the Escola Superior da Procuradoria Geral do Estado. He was Director of the São Paulo Penitentiary Museum for seven years, coordinating its restructuring. Under his direction, the projects “Oral Memory of the Penitentiary System” and “Indigenous Punishment” were implemented. In addition, he edited the newsletter “O Penitenciarista”, taught the discipline of Criminology at the Escola Penitenciária “Dr. Luiz Camargo Wolfmann”, coordinated the post-graduate course in Penitentiary Management at Unasp and served as a public executive in the Coordination of Social Reintegration of the Government of the State of São Paulo.
🇫🇷 3 december : Abdelkrim Larguèche, étude historique et architectural sur la citadelle d’Annaba -Algérie
Abdelkrim Larguèche is an assistant professor in the architecture department – Badji Mokhtar University of Annaba. President of the association “Medina for the preservation of the heritage of the city of Annaba”, he is working on a thesis on the defensive system of the city of Annaba.
🇫🇷 17 december : Charles Forsdick, Jean-Lucien Sanchez, Daniel Gimenez, Arnauld Heuret. « Regards croisés sur la valorisation du patrimoine carcéral ».
« Patrimoine carcéral et tourisme ‘sombre’: perspectives anglophones. »
Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool. His research involves accounts of modern and contemporary travel. He is also interested in post-colonialism and colonial memory, particularly in the context of Haiti and the West Indies.
« Vers un classement des bagnes de Guyane et de Nouvelle-Calédonie à la Liste du patrimoine mondial ».
Daniel Gimenez is secretary of the Meki Wi Libi Na Wan association, which works to enhance the Saint-Jean-du-Maroni deportation camp; Arnauld Heuret is a professor of geology at the University of Guyana; Jean-Lucien Sanchez is responsible for history studies in the Directorate of Penitentiary Administration of the French Ministry of Justice.