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July 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Online via Zoom

The Reality of the Dead in Brazil: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON IDENTIFICATION IN FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY, co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies and the Tinker Foundation, will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 9:00 am PDT. This event was organized as a virtual workshop led by Professors Eugénia Cunha and Bridget F.B. Algee-Hewitt with presentations by Yara Lemos, Letícia Sobrinho, Evelyne Soriano, Paulo Tieppo Alves, Luciana Lima, Marcos Paulo Salles Machado, Gabriela Graça, Aluisio Trindade, Adriana Lima, Cláudia R. Plens, Alexandre Deitos, Melina Calmon, and Silva Carlos Palhares. 

Virtual Event Program 

Saturday, July 25th - 9:00am Welcome Address by Eugénia Cunha & Bridget Algee-Hewitt


Moderated by Eugénia Cunha

9:10 am The Reality of the Dead in Minas Gerais, Brazil (Yara Lemos, Instituto de Medico Legal de Minas Gerais, BH, Minas Gerais) 

9:25 am Anthropological analysis of a carbonized body from Salvador, Bahia (Leticia Sobrinho, Instituto Médico legal Nina Rodrigues, Salvador)

9:35am Forensic Casework (Evelyne Soriano, Núcleo de Medicina e Odontologia Legal (NUMOL)/João Pessoa/Paraíba)

9:45am Cases from São Paulo (Paulo Tieppo Alves, Policia Cientifica, Instituto Médico Legal Oscar Freire, São Paulo)

9:55pm Anthropological Examination of the Carbonized Corpse (Luciana Lima, Marcos Paulo S.Machado, Gabriela Graça, Instituto Médico-Legal Afrânio Peixoto, Rio de Janeiro)


Moderated by Eugénia Cunha

10:15 am Importance Of Tattoos In The Presumption Of Identity Of Victims Of Violence In The City Of Salvador-Bahia (M.Fátima Guimarães and Letícia Sobrinho, Instituto Médico Legal Nina Rodrigues, Salvador, Bahia)

10:25am When identity was not reached? Cases from Brasília (Aluisio Trindade, Instituto Médico-Legal, Brasília.)

10:35 am Virtopsy in anthropology cases during coronavirus pandemic (Adriana Lima, Instituto Médico legal de Minas Gerais, BH)

10:45am The academic contribution for the consolidation of forensic archaeology and anthropology in Brazil (Cláudia R. Plens, UNIFESP, São Paulo)

10:55am The Role of Forensic Anthropology in Brazilian Human Rights Violations (Alexandre Deitos, Brazil Federal Police)

11:05am Forensic data management and database systems in forensic investigations for cases of missing and unidentified persons (Melina Calmon Silva, International Committee of the Red Cross)

11:05am Attendee Questions, Moderated by Bridget Algee-Hewitt (Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity )