Thursday, October 27, 2005

Guenther book shortlisted

Congratulations are in order for Louise Guenther, the author of British Merchants in Nineteenth-Century Brazil: business, culture and identity in Bahia, 1808-50. Her book hs been shortlisted for the Wadsworth Prize (best book to be published annually in the field of British business history). For more information, click here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

English, Irish and Irish-American Pioneer Settlers

The Centre for Brazilian Studies at Oxford has published some interesting works on various aspects of Brazil and Anglo-Brazilian relations. English, Irish and Irish-American Pioneer Settlers in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, by Oliver Marshall, was released in May 2005. For more information about this and other titles, click here.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Rejuvenated website gets own address

The website for the British Cemetery research project has had a makeover and is now more interactive. It also has its own separate web domain:

Friday, August 19, 2005

Project approved for funding through cultural incentives

The Brazilian Ministry of Culture on August 17, 2005, approved the British Cemetery research/book project for funding under the Rouanet Law. It is now authorised to offer potential sponsors the tax incentives provided by this programme.
Tax deductions for philanthropic donations are highly restricted in Brazil — with the exception of the Rouanet Law, which gives generous allowances for businesses financing cultural projects. To qualify for such financing, projects must be previously submitted to and approved by the Ministry of Culture.