Saturday, 18 October 2008

International Symposium on Diplomacy, Economics, the Arts & Culture: The History of the British Presence in Bahia

This blog is devoted to the symposium that will be held between 3 and 8 November 2008 in Salvador, Bahia.

This cultural event is being promoted by the St. George’s Society and has the support and approval of the British Embassy, is in receipt of funding from FAPESB and is being hosted by the Centro de Memória da Bahia, Fundação Pedro Calmon from 3 to 7 November.

Participation is free of charge; however, places are limited. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sabrina Gledhill at to reserve your place.

From 3 to 7 Nov, the programme will be in Portuguese at the auditorium of the Central Library in Barris. On the 8th, a special event will be held at the British Cemetery Chapel, where the presentations that were translated during the main event will be given once again in English, without translation:

Marc Herold - The British Contribution to Bahia
Louise Guenther - The British Merchant Community in Bahia in the 19th century
John Vignoles - Charles Blacker Vignoles and Hutton Vignoles: The British engineers who built the Bahia and São Francisco Railway

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