The meeting is part of the project ‘Preservation of the Memory of the Olympics: Processes and actions,’ which intends to recover, preserve, and make available part of the memory of the process of building an Olympic city in Brazil, based on three main themes: sports, culture, and city.

On December 5 and 6, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa (FCRB) will host the event ‘Looking back at the Olympics: Different perspectives’ in partnership with FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC). The meeting is part of the project ‘Preservation of the Memory of the Olympics: Processes and actions,’ which intends to recover, preserve, and make available part of the memory of the process of building an Olympic city in Brazil, based on three main themes: sports, culture, and city.

The seminar aims to broaden the debate and introduce new outlooks to the information collected by the research coordinated by the FCRB, in partnership with the CPDOC, which was in charge of composing the Oral History interviews database. Until now, there were approximately 43 hours of recording featuring several social players on the preservation of Olympic memory.

The event is divided into four thematic tables and will bring together researchers, civil society representatives, and professionals who worked in the organization and hosting of the Games. The CPDOC will be represented at the event by Vivian Fonseca (‘Memory of the Rio 2016 Games: Methodological challenges of building an Oral History collection’), as well as Bernardo Buarque, Jimmy Medeiros, and Luigi Bisso (‘Sports mega events, public opinion, and the media: A review of media coverage and quantitative researches on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games’).

Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa is based in the district of Botafogo, in Rio de Janeiro. Go to the website to learn more about the event. Learn more about the Oral History project on the website.

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