Curso: Scientific writing and publishing workshop for researchers in the life sciences(19-20/11/12)

Event overview

[Note: the workshop is primarily aimed at researchers with publishing experience (i.e. 5 to 10 articles) but who have yet to publish in one of the ‘top tier’ journals (and want to). However, it has been found that when less experienced researchers attend they follow the workshop with little difficulty and so would be welcomed .]

Vitae and Macmillan Science Communication (MSC) present this intensive workshop to train researchers in the life sciences to prepare and publish high quality research papers in international, peer-reviewed journals. Training is led by editors of Nature journals, who bring their expertise and editorial insight from working at the world’s best scientific publishing house. Over two days we will cover the writing and publishing process from start to finish, using short lectures punctuated by practical exercises and group discussions that focus on the publishing issues that researchers face today.

Training runs from 10am – 6pm on the first day and 9am to 5pm on the second day. There will be a networking dinner and accommodation for the evening of the 19th (optional).

Workshop content includes:

Elements of Writing Style How to create coherency and flow in your paper.

Titles and Abstracts Tips for writing a compelling title and engaging abstract.

Presenting and Discussing Results Advice on appropriate rhetoric to use in arguments and the best ways to present and discuss results.

The Purpose of Conclusions The pitfalls of summaries and repetitions.

Figures, Graphs and Tables These are the heart of the paper; we tell you how to produce effective visuals for your paper.

Choosing a Journal for Publication Considering audience, scope, formats and impact factors.

Writing a Review Article Best practices and tips for writing a review paper, from the editors at Nature Reviews.

Submitting your Paper We discuss the procedures involved and how writing an effective cover letter helps.

The Editorial Process and Peer-Review The role of editors and referees in the vetting process and general guidelines for what editors at high impact journals look for.

Training will be led by Dr. Suzanne Farley, Managing Editor of the Nature Reviews and Dr. Susan Jones, Senior Editor at Nature Biotechnology, who will share their expert knowledge on what it takes to get published in a high quality international journal.

The cost of the workshop is either:

• Two-day workshop only: £650 or

• Two-day workshop, overnight accommodation on November 19 and evening meal: £750

Places on the workshop are strictly limited.

Hosted by the University of Sussex Doctoral School


Eventos no Reino Unido – Novembro 2012

1 de Novembro

Festival of the Arts for Brazil and Ecuador
1 November 2012 | 6.30am – 10pm
Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1 5DL
A dynamic mix of music, art, food and fashion from Brazil and Ecuador. A united social vision of two designers, milliners, the Brazil-ian Cristina Carneiro de Mendonca and the Ecuadorian Maria Cuji is the driving force of this Fund Raising Event. Ephemeral Brazil and Free Blessed have joined countries and resources in their efforts to support young people in conflict with the law by turning their lives around through Fashion and The Arts. Concert by virtuoso cellist Emily Burridge and Percussionist Felix Gibbons, inspired by the Amazonian rainforest. Ethical Fashion Show to include dresses by Acao Communitaria do Brasil, stunning accessories by Talentos Do Brasil and designer hats by Maria Cuji in Panama straw. Caipivodka, wine and canapés.

2 de Novembro

Underground Sociabilities: Identity, culture and resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.
2 November 2012 | 10am – 6pm (registration starts at 9am)
The Shaw Library at the London School of Economics, Old Building, 6th Floor, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
The London School of Economics and Political Science, in Research Partnership with UNESCO-Brasilia office, Institute Itaú Cultural and Itaú Cultural Foundation invite you to participate in a one-day seminar on Underground Sociabilities: Identity, culture and resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. The event is free but places are limited and registration is required.

9 de Novembro

A TALE OF THREE CITIES: A Conference on Contemporary Brazilian Fashion in England
9 – 10 November 2012
RHS Space, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ
We are proud to host the first ever conference to look at contemporary Brazilian fashion in England, and in the context of globalisation. We aim to create new dialogues between fashion producers and researchers in Brazil and in England, and to encourage interest in the study of Brazilian fashion. We will address researchers and students of fashion from English universities and from within the media. This event will bring speakers from Brazil – both practitioners and academics – as well as from London and Paris. The conference will be held at the London College of Fashion on the 9th and 10th November 2012. ORGANISERS: Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva (University of Surrey), Maria Claudia Bonadio (Senac, Fapesp), Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion).

10 de Novembro

5° Congresso ABEP-UK:Internacionalização da Ciência, Tecnologia e Conhecimento no Brasil Contemporâneo: Avanços e Desafios.

Esta será a quinta conferência realizada pela ABEP-UK ao longo de seus 32 anos e constitui uma excelente oportunidade para networking e debate acadêmico sobre os vários aspectos da vida do pesquisador brasileiro de todas as áreas do conhecimento no Reino Unido. O congresso deste ano será realizado no Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge no dia 10 de novembro de 2012, das 9 às 18h.

Informações e inscrições:

12 de Novembro

An evening with Granta and the King’s Brazil Institute
On 8 November, the best-selling Portuguese language edition of The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists will be published in English by Granta magazine. This issue opens a window on the dream-life of a country whose contemporary literature is mostly invisible to us, mainly due to lack of translated works. Join Granta Best Young Brazilian Novelists Michel Laub and Tatiana Salem Levy, translator Stefan Tobler, and Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey for readings and conversation about the next generation of Brazilian literature and its debut in the English-speaking world.

DATE: Monday 12 November

TIME: 18:30h


The Pyramid Rom, 4th floor King’s Building, Strand Campus, London, WC2R 2LS


King’s Brazil Institute,King’s College London

Room 2.22, Norfolk Building, Strand,London, WC2R 2LS

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 2542

13 de Novembro

Seminar Series 2012-13 – ” ‘Brazil, Laboratory of Civilization’: the Importance of Rüdiger Bilden”, Prof Maria Lúcia Pallares Burke University of Cambridge

Time: 18:30-20:30 Venue: K6.63 (6th floor, King’s Building)

For its 2012/13 Seminar Series, the King’s Brazil Institute has invited a range of speakers to talk about a number of Brazil-related subjects. Anyone wishing to attend can just turn up – there’s no need to book in advance unless othwise stated – but as space is limited it’s a good idea to arrive early.Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place at the Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.The format is a talk followed by a Q&A and wine.

17 de Novembro

Conference: Mira Schendel

16 – 17 November 2012 | 10.30am-5.30pm

26 September 2013 – 19 January 2014

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

This conference will address the complex relationship of Schendelss thought to her visual production, focusing on the connections between her painterly practice, her graphic and sculptural works and her dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers, thinkers, artists and critics. Speakers include: Michael Asbury, Tanya Barson, Paulo Herkenhoff, Briony Fer, Taisa Palhares, Luis Perez Oramas, Geraldo de Souza Dias and Isobel Whitelegg. This conference is being held in anticipation of the exhibition Mira Schendel, the first major international retrospective of her work, planned for Tate Modern in 2013 and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2014. The conference is organised in collaboration with TrAIN, the Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, University of the Arts, London and is supported by the World Collec-tions Programme.

Evento: Conferência Anual da SLAS (Society for Latin American Studies) – Manchester (11 e 12/04/2013)

Está aberto uma chamada de trabalhos para a conferência anual da SLAS (Society for Latin American Studies) no Reino Unido.O evento acontecerá o ano que vem, na cidade de Manchester/UK, nos dias 11 e 12 de abril.

Foi aberta essa semana a chamada para propostas de trabalho, o evento tem 36 pannels (GTs), então ele é bem diverso.

O GT 07 (P07 Mobility, migration and transformations in Latin America) será um grupo sobre mobilidades e migrações :

Aos que tiverem interesse, enviem um resumo entrando no link do pannel e cliquem em Propose a Paper , no final da página.
No GT sobre migrações serão aceitos trabalhos em Português, Inglês e Espanhol.

O resumo deve ser enviado até o dia 25 de novembro de 2012.

Seminário: “Human Rights, Social Rights, and Constitutionalism in Brazil” – University of Aberdeen (05/11/12)

Segue abaixo informacao acerca de palestra a ser proferida pela Profa. Dra. Claudia Gonçalves (UFMA/Brasil) em 05/11/12 na Universidade de Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. Ela é especialista em direitos humanos e direito constitucional com vasta experiencia em pesquisa relacionada aos direitos sociais na America Latina e Brasil.

Seminar: “Human Rights, Social Rights, and Constitutionalism in Brazil”

Speaker: Professor Dr. Claudia Gonçalves (UFMA/Brazil)
Date: 05 November 2012
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland (at MacRobert 314)
A light sandwich lunch and refreshments will be served. All attendees welcomed. For further information, please e-mail PhD in Law Student Ulisses Terto Neto at

South America, land of amazing diversity and exuberant landscapes, also carries with it the scars of its recent past, which is marked, in many of its areas, by political repression and the consequent denial of human rights. Within this context the seminar will touch upon topics related to the role of human rights for integration of South America as well as the role of social rights for strengthening the quality of democracies in Latin America.
The discussions will be conducted having in mind the claims that the possible pathways for the integration of South America lie in strengthening international jurisdiction for the protection of human rights as well as establishing the responsibility of states, which would raise a new standard of citizenship and increase the commitment to the human dignity.
Some consideration will be given to human beings as a valuable source of community law, which is undoubtedly the new paradigm that should guide political action and legal interpretations on MERCOSUR, for the Treaty of Asunción can also be experienced as a committed document from root as human rights and with the democracy.

Professor Dr. Claudia Gonçalves is an expert on human rights and constitutional law and has been extensively researching on social rights in Latin America and Brazil, with many publications on the subject. Her brief CV follows below:
Post-Doctorate in Law by the Law College of Lisbon University (Portugal); PhD and Masters Degree in Public Policies from the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA/Brazil); Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law in the School of Law at UFMA/Brazil; Professor of Human Rights in the Public Policies Postgraduate Program (PPGPP) at UFMA/Brazil; Current Attorney of the State of Maranhão, Brazil; and Former Federal Prosecutor in Brazil.

Main academic publications (in Portuguese)


GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa (Org.). Direitos Humanos, Direitos de Quem?. I. ed. Curitiba: JURUÁ, 2012. v. 1. 340p .

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . Direitos Fundamentais Sociais: releitura de uma Constituição dirigente. 2ª. ed. Lisboa: Juruá, 2011. v. 1. 276p .

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . Assistência Social às Famílias nas Constituições Brasileiras: institucionalização dos epaços domésticos e poder. 1. ed. Lisboa: Editorial Juruá, 2010. 127p .

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . ASSISTÊNCIA JURÍDICA PÚBLICA: direitos humanos e políticas sociais. 2. ed. Curitiba: Juruá, 2010. 107p .

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . Direitos Fundamentais Sociais: Releitura de uma Constituição Dirigente. 2. ed. Curitiba: Juruá, 2010. 282p.

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . Direito Constitucional, Direito do Transporte, Direito Administrativo: relações necessárias.. O Direito (Lisboa), v. 1, p. 723-750, 2011.

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . POLÍTICAS SOCIAIS NA CONSTITUIÇÃO FEDERAL DE 1988: DISCRICIONARIEDADE ESTATAL E PRINCÍPIO DEMOCRÁTICO. Revista do Ministério Público do Estado do Maranhão, v. 16, p. 67-86, 2009.

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . POLÍTICA PÚBLICA DE ASSISTÊNCIA SOCIAL NA CONSTITUIÇÃO FEDERAL DE 1988: DO NÃO DIREITO AO DIREITO NEGADO. Revista do Ministério Público do Estado do Maranhão, v. 14, p. 51-70, 2007.

GONÇALVES, Cláudia Maria da Costa . PACTO CONSTITUCIONAL E WELFARE STATE: anotações de sociologia constitucional brasileira. Revista de Politicas Publicas (UFMA), v. 10, p. 91-111, 2006.