Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies will publish a dossier (late 2020) focusing on archaeology showcasing scholarship on the history, development and/or recent expansion of this field in Brazil. With the aim to communicate with a broad, transdisciplinary academic readership, this dossier will feature excellent works discussing the contributions of archaeology to Brazilian studies from various perspectives and methodologies.


Despite the alleged lack of monumentality in terms of archaeological heritage in Brazil, the field has experienced an exponential growth over the last decades. From the pioneering professional practices in the mid twentieth century – mostly supported by international teams conducting research and training local human resources –, the field has now established itself, particularly after the first generation of archaeologists graduated in Brazil in the 1970s. The current 16 undergraduate and 10 post-graduate degrees as well as the 7 PhD programmes offered throughout the country attest to the strength of this field of studies in Brazil today.


Topics of particular interest to this dossier are material culture, heritage, memory, migration, diaspora, ethnicities, human behaviour, traditional populations, indigenous people, afro-Brazilians, environment, landscape, urbanism, conflict, technology, gender, museum, tourism, mitigation impact, public engagement, political action, revisions of early works, case studies, theoretical and methodological approaches, but we also welcome articles related to the broad theme of the dossier.


Texts should be submitted online by 15 Sep 2020 in Portuguese, English or Spanish

Submission guidelines can be found here:


This issue will have as guest editor’s Dr Diogo Menezes Costa & Dr Renata de Godoy, both from the Federal University of Pará.