Sociology and Anthropology Seminar Series
School of Humanities and Social Science
The University of Newcastle
2010, Semester 1
Thursday, 27th May
3.00pm – 4.30pm
Held in the
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus
Indigenous Peoples, Hydro Schemes and Mining in the Brazilian Amazon: The Waimiri-Atroari, Pitinga Mine, Balbina and other hydroelectric dams.
Dr Stephen G. Baines
(Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology, Universidade de Brasília; researcher at the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq);
Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU, with post-doctorate research grant from the CAPES, Brazilian Ministry of Education.
The seminar will discuss the impact of hydroelectric schemes and mining on Indigenous groups in Brazil.